MENS SHED SET TO REOPEN WITH NEW NAME AND NEW CHAIRPERSON

Crewkerne & District Men’s Shed is set to reopen on Tuesday September 8th, with Covid-19 health and safety precautions in place. The local group which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.30 am until 1 pm at 14a East Street, for men and women to enjoy crafts such as woodwork…



PILOTING A SPITFIRE AGAIN OVER THE TOWN

Ron Spencer, who is well known in the town for his voluntary work at the Henhayes Centre and as a member of the Rotary Club of Crewkerne, will be taking to the skies again on Friday morning. The adventurous 90 year old gentleman, who realised a lifelong ambition two years…


NO POINTS CONCEDED BY WINNERS OF AUSTRALIAN PAIRS BOWLS COMPETITION

The overall winners of the Australian Pairs Competition at Severalls Jubilee Bowls Club on Sunday August 23rd, were Alan McLaren and Peter Loaring, who didn’t concede any points on their way to victory. Twenty four members took part in the competition, with each team playing four games of four ends…


FRIENDS OF RAILWAY STATION IN LINE FOR SILVER COMMUNITY AWARD

Friends of Crewkerne Station have been shortlisted for a silver award from the national Community Rail Network. The CRN have recognised FOCS for their involvement in the local community, planting and watering of flowers and other volunteer duties to enhance and care for the environment at the railway station. FOCS’…


FIRE CREWS TACKLE MAJOR HAY LORRY BLAZE ON BYPASS

Extra fire appliances from Crewkerne, Chard and Yeovil were called to assist with a hay lorry fire on Ilminster Bypass, yesterday afternoon. The major fire of an articulated lorry carrying 20 tonnes of hay was initially reported as a car fire. Fire Control mobilised Martock and Yeovil appliances at around…


STAGGERED STARTING TIMES INTRODUCED FOR ANNUAL BOUNDARY WALK

Staggered starting times have been introduced for this year’s walk around Crewkerne’s boundaries. The annual event, organised by Crewkerne District Rotary, takes place on Saturday September 5th. A spokesperson for Crewkerne District Rotary said: “This year due to coronavirus restrictions we are planning the walk a little differently. Groups will…



COMMUNITY TRANSPORT PROVIDER EXTENDS ITS SLINKY BUS ROUTES

Community Transport South West is extending its Slinky Bus routes, to include Crewkerne and surrounding villages in South Somerset from September 1st. The community bus service based at Houndstone Business Park in Yeovil is operated by South Somerset Association for Voluntary & Community Action Ltd (SSVCA) and funded by Somerset…


ROTARY’S NEW PRESIDENT RECEIVES CHAIN OF OFFICE

Rotary Club of Crewkerne new President, Brian Hellin has received the Chain of Office from outgoing President Iain Rowland. The official handover, at the Henhayes Centre, was conducted within the current safety and social distancing guidelines. Chairman of the Rotary Club’s Community Service Committee, David Fradgley said: “Despite the difficulties…


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