TOWN COUNCIL AWARDS TOTAL OF £8,900 IN COMMUNITY GRANTS

Crewkerne Town Council have awarded a total of £8,900 in community grants so far, leaving a margin within its £13,000 budget for 2021/22 to consider other grant applications that may be received throughout this year. The names of the local organisations and groups receiving a grant and the amounts awarded…


LITTER PICKING GROUP PREPARE FOR ACTION WHEN RESTRICTIONS LIFTED

SPACE for Crewkerne are inviting people to join a litter picking group, that will be ready for action when lockdown ends and restrictions are lifted. The proposal was presented to Crewkerne Town Council at last month’s online meeting of the Amenities Committee, when it received full backing from councillors. Councillor…


EARLY SPRING FLOWERS PROVIDE COLOURFUL DISPLAYS

Early spring flowers are providing colourful displays across Crewkerne. The bulbs planted by volunteers from Crewkerne in Bloom on grass verges on the edge of town and in town centre flower beds, show daffodils in full bloom and snowdrops beginning to make an appearance. The community organisation and It’s Your…


CREWS FROM CREWKERNE AND BEAMINSTER FIRE STATIONS ATTEND VEHICLE FIRE

Crews from Crewkerne and Beaminster fire stations attended a vehicle fire near Mosterton on Friday February 5th. The incident near the A3066 was reported to Fire Control at 14:49 hrs. The car fire was extinguished using two breathing apparatus, one main line and one hose reel jet. A Recruitment drive…


COUNCILLORS TO RECONVENE AS FULL COUNCIL AFTER PLANNING AND HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE MEETING

Crewkerne Town Council will reconvene as Full Council following a meeting of the Planning and Highways Committee today, Monday February 8th 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 Please note that, when accessing this link, users should…


LORRY DAMAGES OVERHEAD POWER LINE TAKING OUT ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO 73 HOMES

A lorry damaged an overhead power line yesterday afternoon in North Street, taking out the electricity supply to around 73 homes. The power cut which was reported just after 4 pm, affected residents living in the North Street and Ashlands Road area of Crewkerne. Western Power Distribution responded to the…


MUSEUM WINDOW DISPLAYS KEEP INTEREST IN LOCAL HISTORY ALIVE

Window displays at Crewkerne & District Museum have been keeping interest in local history alive during lockdown. The photographic displays of Crewkerne in the olden days are changed regularly, with the current one focusing on South Street. Museum Administrator Janet Harris said: “When you take your daily walk, have a…


FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION POINT OPEN TWO MORNINGS A WEEK

Crewkerne’s free food distribution point in the town centre is now open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 am until approximately 11.30 am, or until food stocks have been depleted, which is often earlier. Crewkerne Community Kitchen which was set up last July by Michael and Kate Fox, to…


TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF VETERINARY PRACTICE DUE TO COVID-19 CASES

Kingfisher Veterinary Practice branches in Crewkerne and Chard will be closed this week, due to some members of staff testing positive for Covid-19. The practice hopes that its surgeries at Tower Hill Road in Crewkerne and at Furnham Road in Chard, will be able to reopen for appointments on Monday…


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TRAFFIC DELAYS LIKELY ON SOUTH STREET

Traffic delays are likely on South Street with two-way signals currently in place, to enable Wessex Water to carry out essential works in the location from January 28th – February 1st. In a statement from Wessex Water, a spokesperson said: “We have extensive blockage and break in the sewer line,…


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