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SLIM FOOD WASTE CAMPAIGN BEGINS

Somerset Waste Partnership began its Slim Food Waste campaign in Crewkerne on Monday morning. Every black wheelie bin, put out for kerbside refuge collection in the town and across the county, is having a yellow sticker put on it, saying “I’m on a no food waste diet, thanks!” Somerset’s largest…

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CREWKERNE IN BLOOM RAISES ONLINE PROFILE

Crewkerne in Bloom has raised its online profile with an updated logo and brand new website. The gold award community project now has a catchy slogan ‘Planting beauty in our community’, running alongside its logo and Friends of Crewkerne in Bloom and other interested parties can keep up to date…


TWINNERS ENJOY SOMERSET THEMED LUNCH AND QUIZ

Members of Crewkerne & District Twinning Association enjoyed a Somerset themed two course lunch and quiz, on Sunday in Merriott Village Hall, as they socialised and raised funds for next year’s visit to Crewkerne from their friends in France. The local twinning group is looking forward to visiting their friends…


YOUNG FUNDRAISER’S CAKE SALE BENEFITS CANCER CHARITY

A young fundraiser who helped to bake cakes before selling them at his mum’s shop, during the school half term holidays, has seen Cancer Research UK benefit by an amazing amount of £328.80. Roye Hammond who raised £200.58 from the charity cake sale at Take A Peek Boutique on Monday…


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FLAT FIRE OUT BEFORE FIRE CREWS ARRIVE

A fire in a residential flat at Bowhayes Lodge in Orchard Rise was extinguished by staff, before the Fire Service arrived. Fire appliances from Crewkerne, Chard and Beaminster responded to the emergency call out at around 8 am on February 13th. Fire crews confirmed on arrival that the fire had…


FARMERS MARKET SERVES FREE CUPPA FOR BRAVING STORM

Visitors to this month’s Farmers Market in Crewkerne, received a free hot drink for venturing out during Storm Dennis. The monthly market, normally held outside of Henhayes Centre was “tucked up inside” on Saturday morning. Regular stall holders were joined for the day by Steve with his fresh fish and…


COFFEE SHOP NEW OWNERS RECEIVE DISABLED ACCESS AWARD

The new owners of Bilbys Coffee Shop, Chris, Lisa, Jane and Clive have received an award for Access and Service to the Disabled. The certificate was presented to Chris Emmerson by David James from Crewkerne Action for the Disabled. Chris accepted the award on behalf of the previous owners Tris…


MAYOR JOINED BY NEIGHBOURING TOWN’S CRIER AT OFFICE OPENING

Crewkerne Mayor Kathy Head was joined by Chard Town Crier Stuart Cumming on Saturday morning, for the Grand Opening of Ballantine Wealth Management at 29 Market Square in Crewkerne. Following a welcome speech by the town’s Mayor and a special written cry by Stuart, business director Leighton Ballantine thanked everyone…


CHEQUE PRESENTATION FOR POPPY APPEAL

A cheque for £105.00 was presented to the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion, at the Antiques Bazaar, for the Poppy Appeal. The money was raised by ex-serviceman Keith Chinn, who has a unit at the antiques and vintage centre in South Street. For the sixth year running, Keith…


WILDLIFE AFFECTED BY BUSH FIRES BENEFIT FROM FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Australian wildlife affected by the devastating bush fires will benefit from two fundraising events, held last month in Crewkerne. Students at Wadham School raised £380.00 for the WWF Australian Bushfire Emergency Appeal at their non-uniform day on Friday January 24th and the Brothers & Sisters barber shop and salon managed…


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