NEWS


CREWKERNE FIREFIGHTERS ASSIST AT MAJOR FOREST FIRE

Crewkerne Firefighters have been assisting many other counties emergency services at the major forest fire near Wareham. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire And Rescue were first alerted to the wildfire, in the area of Sugar Hill near Wareham on Monday May 18th. The large forest fire had firefighters from across the…


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PLEA TO BUSINESSES IN TOWN CENTRE TO CHECK THEIR ALARMS

Crewkerne residents who live in ear shot of Market Street are pleading with businesses in the town centre to check their alarm systems, in an effort to locate a faulty alarm which is going on and off at all times of the night and early hours of the morning. Residents…


SPORTS CLUB COMBINES DAILY EXERCISE MILEAGE TO FUNDRAISE FOR HOSPITAL

Members of Crewkerne RFC combined the mileage covered in a week of exercise, to raise an incredible £2,480 for Yeovil District Hospital. The charity challenge to go to Twickenham and back as many times as possible, over seven days, saw members out individually walking, running and cycling. When the daily…


AMENDED LINK ROAD PLANS TO PROPOSED MAJOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT APPROVED

Amended plans for the link road to the proposed CLR housing development in Crewkerne, were unanimously approved by South Somerset District Council’s, Area West Committee on May 20th via a virtual meeting. The link road will begin at a new signalised junction with the A30 Yeovil Road and continue south…


LIBRARY’S COLOURFUL WINDOW DISPLAY FOR ELMER DAY

Crewkerne Library has changed its window display, to celebrate Elmer Day. The colourful new exhibit as Elmer would say, “makes the world a brighter place,” so be sure to stop and admire the window when you are out walking or shopping in Falkland Square. Elmer is the nations favourite colourful…


FRIENDS OF STATION LAUNCH COMMUNITY WRITING AND MEMORY PROJECT

Friends of Crewkerne Station have launched a community writing and memory project, to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the opening of Crewkerne Railway Station. FOCS had hoped to hold a grand public event on Saturday July 18th but because of restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19, members have quickly…


MAYOR WELCOMES EVERYONE TO FIRST TOWN COUNCIL MEETING ON ZOOM

Crewkerne Mayor, Councillor Kathy Head welcomed fellow councillors, members of the press and public to a meeting of Crewkerne Town Council, held remotely on Zoom on Monday evening. The first council meeting since March 23rd, included issues relating to the Amenities, Policy & Resources and Planning & Highways committees, usually…



LOCAL STORE COLLECTS PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS FOR CARE HOMES

Savers in Crewkerne are collecting personal care products for local care homes. Customers at the health, home and beauty store in Falkland Square have been donating basic essentials, such as shampoos, conditioners, soaps, body washes and tissues, into the store’s donation box. Careford Lodge recently received a gift box from…


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