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CREWKERNE FIRE APPLIANCE MOBILISED TO FLAT FIRE IN NEIGHBOURING TOWN

Fire appliances from Crewkerne, Ilminster and Chard were immediately mobilised to the scene of a domestic property fire in Henson Park, Chard at 12:25 hrs on January 2nd, following a call to Fire Control by a member of the public reporting a fire in a neighbour’s property. The Incident Commander…


PRESCHOOL CHILDREN ENJOY SEEING SANTA IN SHOP WINDOW

A group of young children from Jigsaw Preschool in Crewkerne enjoyed their walk around the town centre before Christmas and seeing Santa in the shop window of Crewkerne Antiques in Market Street. The children also visited the other festively decorated windows, who were taking part in the annual Best Christmas…


ROTARY CLUB SURPRISE MANY RESIDENTS WITH SEASONAL GIFT

The Rotary Club of Crewkerne District surprised many local residents with a seasonal gift for Christmas. Volunteers carried out letterbox deliveries of Christmas cards and presents of chocolates to randomly selected households in the town, in the club’s most recent Random Act of Kindness. Those who received the unexpected gift…


CHRISTMAS HAMPERS DELIVERED TO OVER 30 LOCAL FAMILIES

Christmas hampers were delivered to over 30 local families by volunteers from the Be A Good Neighbour scheme, run by Crewkerne Community Church. The hampers contained everything that was needed to make a family Christmas dinner with a turkey, fresh vegetables, puddings, mince pies and drinks and extra treats of…


PRESCHOOL LEAVERS PERFORM VIRTUAL NATIVITY SCENE

The older children at Jigsaw Preschool in Crewkerne performed a virtual Nativity scene before they left at the end of term. Despite there being no audience present to watch them, the youngsters enjoyed re-enacting the Christmas birth story and dressing up in the traditional costumes. A spokesperson for Jigsaw Preschool…


MAYOR PRESENTS PRIZE CUP TO WINNER OF CHRISTMAS WINDOW COMPETITION

Crewkerne Mayor Kathy Head recently presented the Neill McClintock Cup and first prize certificate to the winner of Best Christmas Window Competition 2020. The annual competition, organised by Crewkerne Christmas Committee, is sponsored by McKinlays. Simon McClintock of McKinlays was present when Anna Grand of Grand Interiors in the George…


CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL AT ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH

This year’s Christmas Tree Festival at St Bartholomew’s Church is open to view from 11.30 am until 4 pm tomorrow, Wednesday December 23rd and on Sunday 27th from 12 noon until 4 pm. Despite the difficulties in staging the Christmas Tree Festival this year, 16 local organisations, schools and businesses…


CRIB GOES UP AT TOWN HALL IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

The crib was installed on the plinth at Crewkerne Town Hall on Saturday morning at 8 am by Philip and Michael Hardwill from PH Hardwill, assisted by Councillor Mike Best, who secured the cables and switched on the crib’s lights from the upstairs window in Victoria Hall. Previous news that…


NEW LOCATION FOR THIS MONTH’S FARMERS MARKET

Crewkerne Farmers’ Market will take place on Saturday, December 19th from 9 am – 1 pm in Stokes Partners car park, around the corner from the solicitor’s offices at Kingfisher House in Market Square. An alternative location for this month’s market had to be found quickly, when its usual home…


COMMUNITY RAIL PARTNERSHIP VISIT STATION TO JUDGE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

The chairman of Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership, Derek Beer and partnership officer Caroline Rowland, recently visited Crewkerne station to judge the Christmas decorations. The visitors were greeted by a small group of Friends of Crewkerne Station, dressed as elves and Customer Ambassador, Tim Mears who was wearing his special…


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