PRESENTER EXCITED ABOUT PROSPECT OF NEW COMMUNITY RADIO STATION

An experienced radio presenter is excited about the prospect of setting up a new community radio station for Crewkerne and the surrounding villages. Rob Strickland whose stage name is Robbie Hunter has previously worked or appeared on many radio stations including BBC Somerset, BBC Bristol, United FM, Quay West Radio,…


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY DAY WITH SHARED POEMS

Crewkerne Library in conjunction with Creative Crewkerne and other community groups and local businesses celebrated National Poetry Day with a week of poetry displays. Contributions of people’s favourite poems and short verses, old and new, were shared at Oscars wine bar, the George Hotel, Phoenix Books, No 7, Stitch Solutions,…


ANTIQUES EXPERT GIVES TIPS ON HOW TO SPOT A FORGERY

Richard Kay, Director of Paintings at Lawrences Auctioneers gave U3A members tips on how to spot a forgery at their October meeting in the George Reynolds Centre. Richard said: “Forgers make money from ignorance but even serious knowledgeable collectors can be caught out.” Examples of works that were believed to…


DEMOLITION OF HOUSE OFFERS SAFER ACCESS THAN NARROW LANE

The demolition of a house at Greenfields offers safer access to a new housing development at North Street Trading Estate than the narrow lane which raised serious concerns on pedestrian safety and vehicular access. The revised planning application by Stonewater Ltd for the demolition of No 4 Greenfields and the…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Creative Crewkerne welcome back the Tangle Theatre Company on Thursday October 11th. The South West of England African Caribbean theatre company will present a township theatre styled piece in two parts, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Adapted and directed by Anna Coombs, this revival of Tangle’s…


INNER WHEEL LADIES ENJOY VISIT TO BOTANICAL GARDENS

A group of ladies from the Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne enjoyed a visit to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens near Budleigh Salterton in Devon. The Grade 1 listed gardens set in the picturesque valley of the River Otter, still looked magnificent despite summer being over with many commenting on the,…


CREWKERNE IN BLOOM RECEIVES CHEQUE FROM GREEN TOKEN SCHEME

Crewkerne In Bloom has received a cheque for £640.00 from the Green Token Scheme at Waitrose in Crewkerne. The community project was one of three local organisations which shoppers could choose to vote for with their green tokens in April. Waitrose store assistant and community matters ambassador Rachel Leigh said…


SPECTACULAR WW1 SOLDIER MODEL MADE FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC

A spectacular model of a WW1 soldier has been made from recycled plastic and paper-mache at the Able2Achieve vocational training unit in Crewkerne. The students who were concerned about news reports on plastic pollution in the sea and also wanted to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First…


CREWKERNE U3A MEMBER HELPS ORGANISATION TO GROW IN CORNWALL

Crewkerne & District U3A member Val Warren is helping the organisation to grow in West Cornwall. Val who represents the six U3As in South Somerset who form the Avalon network, was called in by South West region trustee Jill Nicholls, to run an induction workshop in Truro. The workshop which…


TWO CANDIDATES STANDING IN TOWN COUNCIL BY-ELECTION

Two candidates are standing for the one seat at Crewkerne Town Council. Conservative candidate Charles Aslett and Liberal Democrat candidate Rob Cottle will go head to head in the poll on Tuesday October 16th. Charles Aslett works as a chartered legal executive lawyer. He lives in Crewkerne and many people…


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