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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

The Christmas Service for patients, staff and visitors at Crewkerne Community Hospital takes place on Wednesday December 19th at 2.30 pm. All are welcome to attend the service and enjoy mince pies and tea afterwards. Carols in the courtyard at the hospital will be held on Christmas Eve, Monday December…

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YOUNGSTERS ENJOY CHRISTMAS STORY TIME

Youngsters at Jigsaw Preschool enjoyed Christmas story time with Kay Voizey of Crocodile Rock. The children shared the book Stickman by Julia Donaldson and talked about the nativity story. They also shared the book Wonkey Donkey, joined in singing lots of festive songs and rhymes and were given the chance…


FURTHER DISRUPTION TO TRAIN SERVICES AT BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR

Further disruption to train services on the main rail line between Waterloo and Exeter St Davids is expected at the busiest time of the year as Rail Union RMT announce three more dates of industrial strike action. No trains will run to or from Crewkerne Railway Station on Saturday December…


PUB TEAMS INVITED TO ENTER BOXING DAY PRAM RACE

Pub teams are invited to enter this year’s Boxing Day Pram Race, which takes place at approximately 11 am on Wednesday December 26th in Market Street. Speaking for the official organisers, Lesley Chudley of Crewkerne Lions Club said: “We are calling on local landlords and landladies to enter a pub…


ART GROUP LEADER STEPS DOWN AFTER FIVE SUCCESSFUL YEARS

The leader of the Art Appreciation group of Crewkerne & District U3A has stepped down after five successful years. Under the leadership of Merle Redwood, the art group which meets on the third Tuesday of every month at the George Reynolds Centre, has thrived and currently has a membership of…


STORMS ABATE LONG ENOUGH FOR CHRISTMAS MARKET TO GO AHEAD

The stormy weather during Friday evening and early on Saturday morning abated long enough for Crewkerne’s Christmas Market to go ahead. Although at one point it looked like the annual event in Market Square would be cancelled, organiser deputy town clerk Laura Gowers said: “Fortunately the wind and rain cleared…


LEGION CALLS FOR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS TO ATTEND VETERANS FUNERAL

Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion are calling on members and friends of Stewart Kingdom to attend his funeral on Friday December 21st at 2.40 pm in Yeovil Crematorium. During his time as a Branch member, Stewart was a regular attendee at many Branch meetings, fetes, functions and school…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

1st Crewkerne Scouts Christmas card delivery service is now operating with a post box at No7 The Cafe in Market Street. For only 25p per card, Christmas cards for addresses within Crewkerne can be posted in the box. Deliveries take place during the week December 9th to 14th and 16th…


CONCERT SURPRISE FOR U3A’S SOUTH WEST REGION TRUSTEE

The South West region trustee of the U3A Jill Nicholls was surprised when she found herself singing in the choir at a concert in St Bartholomew’s Church. Jill was staying with members of Crewkerne & District U3A Val and Tony Warren, when they asked her to take part in a…


LOOK OUT FOR FATHER CHRISTMAS ON HIS ANNUAL TOUR AROUND THE LOCAL AREA

Father Christmas will begin his festive tour around the streets and residential areas in Crewkerne, Merriott and Misterton next week, as helpers from the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District, bring his sleigh to town as part of their annual charity fundraiser. The float will be out and about between 6.30…


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