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COUPLE SKYDIVE FROM HIGHER ALTITUDE THAN EXPECTED FOR CHARITY

Eileen Mills and Mike Jones completed their charity skydives from a higher altitude than expected, at Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton on Friday afternoon. Eileen said: “We received a message at 7.30 am in the morning, that the wind was not too strong and our charity skydives from 7,000 feet could…

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FRIENDS OF CANCER RESEARCH DISBAND AFTER 18 YEARS OF FUNDRAISING

Crewkerne and District Friends of Cancer Research UK have disbanded after 18 years of fundraising, providing voluntary support and service to the national charity. Chairman, Simon Colledge said: “Much has changed since the group formed in 2002, such as the use of bank cards over cash, donations being made on…


TOWN COUNCIL MEETING FOLLOWS ANNUAL MEETING OF WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATION TRUST

The next meeting of Crewkerne Town Council, today July 26th, will follow on from the Annual Meeting of the War Memorial Commemoration Trust, to be held remotely at 6.45 pm. Members of the public who wish to attend can access the meeting through the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTA9K-7L4Onjcli2Gtz7tCg. Members of the…


ROAD CLOSURE – DIVERSION IN PLACE

A road closure notice has been issued by Somerset County Council for Cathole Bridge Road and Henley Road, with works due to start tomorrow, Saturday July 24th and last until at least August 3rd. the closure, which on the map at www.one.network shows the entire length of Cathole Bridge Road…


NEW PRESIDENT ACCEPTS CHAIN OF OFFICE AT START OF ROTARY YEAR

The new President of the Rotary Club of Crewkerne, Stuart Prince, accepted the Chain of Office, at the start of the Rotary year in July. Stuart, who is well known in the Crewkerne area, took over from former President, Brian Hellin, who successfully steered the club through the difficulties experienced…


NEW PRESIDENT OF INNER WHEEL CLUB ACCEPTS CHAIN OF OFFICE FOR FIFTH TIME

The new President of the Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne, Veronica Chard, accepted the Chain of Office for the fifth time, from the previous President, Trisha Perry, during the handover at Haselbury Mill. Veronica Chard, who first joined the club in January 1995, is hoping to return the club to…


FIRE CREWS CALLED TO LARGE FIELD FIRE OF CUT HAY

Crewkerne Fire Station was one of four fire stations called to assist Beaminster Fire Station at a large field fire of cut hay in Chedington Lane near Mosterton on Sunday afternoon. Fire Control received the emergency call at around 13:44 hrs on July 18th and sent out an assistance message…


SHORT LIST OF NAMES FOR NEW ROADS ON KEY SITE

A short list of names has been drawn up, from the nominations received by Crewkerne Town Council, for the suggested names of new roads on the Key Site. Deputy Clerk, Laura Gowers said: “A small working group of the Town Council met to consider potential road names for the Key…


COUPLE PLAN TO SKYDIVE FOR CHARITY TO CELEBRATE 80TH BIRTHDAYS

Crewkerne couple Eileen Mills and Mike Jones will celebrate their 80th birthdays from 7,000 feet, to raise funds for two charities. The tandem parachute jumps will take place at Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton on Friday July 23rd. Eileen Mills is taking to the skies to support Cancer Research UK and…


SUNSHINE WELCOME FOR SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM JUDGES

South West in Bloom judges were welcomed to Crewkerne on Wednesday morning by members of Crewkerne in Bloom, with the sun shining for the town’s important day. Following the reception outside of Crewkerne Town Hall, attended by the Mayor, Kathy Head, who is also chairman of Crewkerne in Bloom, secretary…


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