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CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME AT NEXT MEETING OF CREWKERNE BUSINESS GROUP

Crewkerne Business Group’s next Zoom meeting on Thursday December 10th, from 9 am until 10 am, promises to be a ‘cracker’ of a time, as members have been asked to wear festive hats or Christmas jumpers. Last month’s online meeting, which welcomed Joe Walsh and Marie Ainsworth from South Somerset…

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FREE PARKING DAYS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SHOP LOCALLY

Free parking will be offered in South Somerset District Council car parks in Crewkerne and across the district, in the run up to Christmas. It is hoped the decision will encourage residents to shop locally and give businesses, the majority of which have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, a…


BI-ELECTION CALLED TO FILL TWO VACANCIES ON TOWN COUNCIL

A bi-election has been called to fill the two vacancies on Crewkerne Town Council. Following the resignation of Councillor Ben Hartshorn in September and official notice posted on the town council’s website, September 24th, at least 10 electors for the Parish had given notice in writing to the Returning Officer…


COMMUNITY CENTRE TO REMAIN CLOSED DUE TO TOWN BEING IN TIER 2

Henhayes Centre will remain closed throughout December, due to Crewkerne along with the rest of South Somerset, having been placed in Tier 2. The community centre at Henhayes, which is normally very busy with festive events and Christmas lunches at this time of the year, is looking forward to reopening…


INTEREST IN JOINING DOORSTEP CAROLS GAINS MOMENTUM IN TOWN

Interest in joining Doorstep Carols on Wednesday December 16th is gaining momentum in Crewkerne. The festive singing event, to spread some much needed cheer, was initiated by two women in Shropshire but is spreading far and wide as more communities and local radio stations come on board. BBC Radio Somerset…


TOWN COUNCIL TO CONSIDER BRINGING FORWARD NORTH STREET ONE-WAY SYSTEM

Crewkerne Town Council will consider Cllr Best’s recommendation to formally request Highways to bring forward the implementation of a one-way traffic system for North Street, at the next council meeting on Monday November 30th at 6.45 pm. Members of the public who wish to attend can access the meeting through…


CHRISTMAS ELVES PUT UP TREES READY FOR END OF LOCKDOWN

Christmas Elves, Steven Paine and Glen Smillie have been putting up trees above business premises in the town centre. The festive duo began preparing the Christmas trees last Saturday in Victoria Mews and will have all 65 trees in place and lit up, ready for when the shops that have…


TWO VEHICLES DELIBERATELY SET ON FIRE IN LATEST ARSON ATTACK

Two vehicles were deliberately set on fire, in the latest arson attack on private cars in residential areas in South Somerset. A fire engine from Crewkerne Fire Station was immediately mobilised to Langmead Square this morning at 04:47 hrs, following several calls to the emergency service. On arrival the fire…


NEW WINDOW DISPLAY SHOWCASES CREWKERNE IN BLOOM AWARDS

The current window display at the LIC in the town hall showcases Crewkerne in Bloom awards. Passers by can view the exhibition of trophies that were awarded by South West in Bloom last year and find out more about the community organisation and its seasonal offers. Potted hyacinth bulbs, ready…


SANTA ON ROTARY’S CHRISTMAS FLOAT RECEIVES GREEN LIGHT TO VISIT

Crewkerne District Rotary have announced that their Christmas float with Santa on board will be visiting the town’s streets this year. The club has received the green light for the annual festive event to go ahead, provided the safety rules in place, with regard to Covid-19 prevention, are strictly adhered…


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