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SAFETY MEASURES FOR BUSY ROAD JUNCTION UNDER CONSIDERATION

Highways at Somerset County Council are considering a proposal for safety measures on the road, at the busy junction between East Street/Market Street/North Street. The idea to improve traffic flow at the junction, which regularly becomes congested even in the quieter months of the year and at off peak times…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Organic Rhythm are hosting a Fun Drumming Day at Crewkerne Community Church on Saturday February 2nd. Described as “a great stress release, and chance to learn something new in a relaxed and friendly class,” organisers are requesting bookings beforehand to ensure a space is reserved. Beginners and those with some…


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AWARD WINNING START TO CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT PROGRAMME

A new series of concerts that will see some of Europe’s most talented young musicians perform in Crewkerne, begins next month. The first concert at The Dance House on February 16th at 7.30 pm, features the award winning Trio Sora of Magdalena Geka (violin), Pauline Chenais (piano) and Angele Legasa…


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PRESCHOOL CHILDREN HELP PROTECT BIRDS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Youngsters at Jigsaw Preschool in Crewkerne have been learning about the different types of birds that visit their gardens. The children have also been making bird feeders and enjoyed going out into the field near their preschool, where they spotted crows, seagulls, pigeons, sparrows, a thrush, blackbird and blue tit….


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MUSEUM REQUESTS GRAMMAR SCHOOL MEMORABILIA AND STORIES

Although months away before Crewkerne & District Museum opens its door for the 2019 season on April 6th, researchers are planning the first special exhibition of the year which will look at the history of Crewkerne School, the Grammar School whose foundation began in 1499 and today exists as Wadham…


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LEGION BRANCH SECRETARY AWARDED VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA The Secretary of Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion, Alice Samuel, received the Volunteer of the Year Award at the annual County Conference held at Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club. Alice was presented with the award by County President Commodore Robert Mansergh OBE MA. Her…


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TWINNERS HEAR ABOUT BIGGEST GOLD ROBBERY

Members of Crewkerne & District Twinning Association heard about the biggest gold robbery in British history, at their recent social event. Following a home-made afternoon tea of scones, cream and jam, savouries and cakes at the Speedwell Hall, Tony Cooper BEM presented his talk on the London robbery to members…


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HOUSE PLANS WITH PARKING FOR CHURCH BUILDING

The new owners of the Baptist Church building in North Street have applied to South Somerset District Council to carry out internal alterations, alterations to boundary treatment and parking provisions. Crewkerne Town Council discussed the planning application at their January meeting of the Planning and Highways Committee. Concerns were raised…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

This year’s International Film Afternoon at Crewkerne & District Community Cinema takes place on Sunday January 27th with a Scandanavian theme. FilmCrew presents two classic Swedish films – My Life As A Dog by Lasse Hallstrom and Babette’s Feast by Gabriel Axel at the Wadham School auditorium. The afternoon will…


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FUN WITH BOOKSTART BEAR AT LIBRARY

Young children enjoyed a special visit at the Toddler time session in Crewkerne Library. The Bookstart Bear joined the toddlers to share the skills of learning to read books at their first session after the festive holiday period.Crewkerne Library has a full programme of fun activities and talks planned for…


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