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AMENDED PLANS FOR HOUSES AT DERELICT CHURCH FAILS TO CONVINCE TOWN COUNCILLORS

Amended plans for seven houses with parking spaces for fourteen cars at the derelict church of St Peter in Crewkerne, has failed to convince town councillors to change their minds on their previous objections. The planning application was submitted by the Clifton Diocese in July last year. They requested the…




FOOTBALL CLUB’S DONATION TO HOSPITAL LEAGUE OF FRIENDS

Crewkerne Rangers Football Club have presented a cheque for £650 to the League of Friends of Crewkerne Hospital. The donation is the result of a season of fund-raising activities, run by the football club, in aid of their chosen charity of the year. Scott Isaacs, the Rangers first team manager…


ELDERLY RESIDENTS CREATE SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF POM-POMS

The elderly residents of Barn Crescent have created a spectacular display of pom-poms in their front gardens and on the grassed area outside of their community room. All the colourful woollen balls displayed, follow the theme of nursery rhymes and were made by the residents of the Yarlington retirement living…


CREWKERNE MOURNS THE SAD LOSS OF A POPULAR GENTLE MAN

Crewkerne is today mourning the sad loss of a popular gentle man. David Carter, Headteacher at St Bartholomew’s School in Kithill, a keen sportsman and a dear friend to many, has passed away. Mr Carter’s friend and fellow runner Adrian East has paid tribute to Dave on theRebel Runners Facebook…


TWINNERS PREPARE TO WELCOME FRIENDS

Crewkerne & District Twinning Association is preparing to welcome their friends from the French towns of Igny and Bures Sur Yvette. A party of around 50 twinners will arrive in England on May 25th, when they will meet up with their Crewkerne friends at Hampton Court. Following a visit to…


CHURCHES WALK TOGETHER AT EASTER

Parishioners from churches in Crewkerne came together on Good Friday for a walk around the town, with a bearer carrying a wooden cross. The churches ‘Walk of Witness’, which takes place every year on the Friday before Easter Sunday, saw people gather outside of the Henhayes Community Centre for an…


PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY PARTIALLY BLOCKED OFF DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS

The pedestrian walkway through the archway to the George Shopping Centre has been partially blocked off, due to safety concerns of a large overhead wooden beam. A statement on the official Facebook page for the George Hotel, which changed ownership at the beginning of January, states: ‘We ‘re not closing,…


CHARITY’S PLEA FOR SUPPORT TO HELP HOMELESS ELDERLY

The trustees of eight almshouses in the town have issued an appeal to the residents of Crewkerne and District to remember the local charity in their wills and fund-raising activities. Despairing calls from elderly people who face the prospect of having to leave their rented homes, due to heart-breaking circumstances…


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