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BUDDHIST NUN’S VISIT TO CREWKERNE

Buddhist nun Venerable Robina Courtin visited Crewkerne recently, when she offered an evening talk on the Workshop of the Mind. Venerable Robina was born in Australia and raised as a catholic. During the 1960s and 70s, she trained as a classical singer, before becoming involved in the feminist movement and…


HOME BAKES & COUNTING COMPETITION ON RED NOSE DAY

Home Bakes were on sale in Church Street on Red Nose Day. Staff members Jess Clements, Tasha Manley and Emma Harwood of Williamsons solicitors, were happy to serve customers with cakes at their fundraising stall, wearing official red noses as the company took part in the Big Red Nose Day…


MUSEUM’S NEW EXHIBITION ROOM AND HISTORY OF SHOPS DISPLAY

Crewkerne Museum and Heritage Centre opens for the new season on Saturday April 1st at 10 am. Volunteers have been working during the Winter months to refurbish the exhibition room. The newly decorated walls, paintwork, new display panels and three new display units, have all been funded by Sylvia Andrew…


U3A PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP VISIT NUNNEY CASTLE

Members of Crewkerne U3A’s photography group visited Nunney Castle near Frome in Somerset. The picturesque moated castle is Medieval and dates back to the 1370s. It was built in the late 14th Century by Sir John Delamere and reputed to have been funded by profits of his involvement in the…


NEW SANDWICH SHOP & SMOOTHIE BAR OPENS

A new sandwich shop and smoothie bar opened in Crewkerne on Wednesday morning. The shop in Market Square was previously an estate agents. Business partners in the new venture are Suzanne Butts, Nancy Atkinson and Paul Clarke. Nancy and Paul are also directors of Libertas Care Ltd, an independent care…


INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS’ BOOK SIGNING AT LIBRARY

International author Ian Andrew signed copies of his latest novel Fall Guys and earlier novels Face Value and Flight Path at Crewkerne Library on Tuesday afternoon. Ian jetted over from Australia to launch his third book in the Wright & Tran series of detective novels in the town, as it…


BUSINESS CHAMBER MEMBERS PLAN NEXT EVENT

Committee members of Crewkerne Area Business Chamber discussed their next big event at their March meeting in Bilbys. Marketing, promotion and monitoring of results were high on the agenda, as members announced their guest speaker for April. Pam Knight of White Knight Marketing will deliver a presentation entitled ‘Competing With…


MAYOR ANNOUNCES HONORARY CITIZENS

Crewkerne Mayor, Councillor Robin Pailthorpe announced the successful nominees of this years’ Honorary Citizens Award at the Annual Town Meeting of Electors on Monday evening in Victoria Hall. Mayor, councillor Pailthorpe said: “In recognition of their outstanding contributions for the benefit of the town and its citizens, Colin Coggan and…


EXTENDED PARKING PERMIT AREA FOR PLAYGROUP BUT NO LOADING BAY AT CENTRE

The area covered by parking permits for the Jigsaw pre-school playgroup has been extended to include the underground car park at Waitrose but no loading bay has been allocated at the George Reynolds Centre. Parents who take their children to the popular weekday playgroup, which takes place in the GRC,…


20TH BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANS FOR CREWKERNE U3A

Crewkerne & District U3A is preparing to celebrate its 20th birthday in June, with an exhibition at the Victoria Hall, to be officially opened by the town’s Mayor, Councillor Robin Pailthorpe. All special interest groups that run under the auspices of the U3A are being asked to submit material for…


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