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VEHICLES DELIBERATELY SET ON FIRE IN ACT OF ARSON

Three vehicles were deliberately set on fire, in an act of arson in the Gouldsbrook View area of the town. One fire engine from Crewkerne Fire Station responded to reports of a fire, at around 01:58 hrs on September 12th. On arrival at the scene, the fire crew confirmed that…

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FARMERS MARKET WELCOMES THREE NEW FOOD PRODUCERS

Crewkerne Farmers’ Market welcomes three new food producers to its monthly market in town on Saturday September 19th. Joining the regular line-up of stalls selling top quality and award winning locally produced food and drink are Porky Blinders with quality meat from their Oxford Sandy Black pigs, raised with the…


WINNERS OF ROTARY’S SCARECROW COMPETITION

Crewkerne District Rotary have announced the winners of its Scarecrow Competition, which attracted a total of 46 entries from private households and businesses in Crewkerne. Judging took place on Saturday September 12th, with points awarded out of a top score of five for originality, imagination, impact and effort. Due to…


EXCELLENT BOWLING AT GREEN ON FINALS DAY

Severalls Jubilee Bowls Club held their Finals Day on Sunday September 6th, within social distancing and group size rules as set out by Bowls England. The first match was the Mens Single final between Peter Loaring and Geoff Kerr, played with three woods over 21 ends with excellent bowling and…


SAFETY CONCERNS FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS PROMPTS LETTER

Safety concerns for pedestrians and cyclists have prompted four Crewkerne residents to send a general letter to groups and organisations in the town. Pat Lunt, Julie Chant, Philip and Janet Harris are considering the formation of a group, with the working title of SPACE for Crewkerne, which stands for Safe…


RESIDENTS EAGERLY AWAIT UPDATES AT TOWN COUNCIL’S NEXT MEETING

Residents in Crewkerne are eagerly awaiting updates on two matters of great concern, which will be discussed at the next virtual meeting of Crewkerne Town Council on Monday evening. On the Agenda for the Planning & Highways Committee meeting on September 14th, which begins at 6.45 pm, is an update…


GUEST SPEAKERS PROVE POPULAR ADDITION TO BUSINESS GROUP VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Guest speakers are proving to be a popular addition to virtual meetings of the Crewkerne Business Group. Last month’s online meeting attended by representatives from 19 local businesses, welcomed guest speakers, Stephen Henagulph CEO and Helen Lacey, Chairman of the Board, both from Somerset Chamber of Commerce and David Woan,…


FIRST EDITION OF ALICE’S STORY SELLS FOR £3K AT AUCTION

A first edition of Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll, sold for £3K yesterday at Lawrences Auctioneers. The first issue of the book, written by the famous author, real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, was printed by Macmillan and Co in 1872 and carried an estimate…


FIRE SERVICE RECRUITMENT FOR RETAINED ON-CALL FIREFIGHTERS

A Recruitment drive is underway for retained on-call firefighters at Crewkerne Fire Station in Blacknell Lane and at 45 other fire stations across Devon and Somerset. Men and women who are interested need to be over 18 years of age and have a good level of fitness and strength. They…


FANTASTIC RESPONSE TO ROTARY’S FIRST SCARECROW COMPETITION

Crewkerne District Rotary have received a ‘fantastic’ response to their first Scarecrow Competition, with over 40 entries listed from householders, organisations and businesses across the town. The original deadline for the competition of September 5th was extended by two days, due to a technical glitch. Competition facilitator, Sandra Shore of…


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