SHOWCASING CREWKERNE’S BEAUTIFUL GARDENS ONLINE

Crewkerne In Bloom is showcasing the town’s beautiful gardens on its Facebook page, with photographs taken by the community organisations’ member Sue Ayers. The initiative, to help keep continued interest in CiB, while volunteers are restricted what they can do in the community by Covid, was proposed at their June…


POP-UP MUSEUM EXHIBITION OF 160 YEARS RAILWAY HISTORY

Crewkerne & District Museum opens its doors to the public on Friday July 17th at 11 am, with a pop-up exhibition to celebrate ‘160 Years of the Railway in Crewkerne’. The museum will reopen with reduced hours, Fridays and Saturdays 11 am – 1 pm, controlled access allowed only to…


TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS CONTINUE TO BE HELD REMOTELY

Crewkerne Town Council meetings are continuing to be held remotely on Zoom, with the next one scheduled for 6.45 pm on Monday July 13th. The Planning and Highways Committee will consider new planning applications: 20/01714/HOU – Removal of existing boundary wall and erection of replacement close boarded fence at 56…


CREWKERNE’S 2020 CHARTER FAIR CANCELLED

This year’s Charter Fair planned for September 5th has been cancelled. The two-day annual event which is traditionally held on the first weekend of September, has been organised by the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District since 2012. One of the town’s most popular outdoor events, it normally includes a two-day…



LIBRARY EXTENDS CLOSING DATE FOR POETRY COMPETITION

Crewkerne Library has extended the closing date for its Poetry Competition to Saturday July 18th. The competition is open to all age groups, with prizes in the under 10’s, 11-16 and 17 to 100 years age categories.The theme for the poetry competition is Happy Days. A spokesperson for Crewkerne Library…


RESIDENTS NEEDED TO FORM FOCUS GROUP ON RURAL TRANSPORT SERVICES

South Somerset District Council is inviting residents in Crewkerne and elsewhere across the district, to apply to become part of a research group on rural transport services in South Somerset. For the past 12 months, SSDC has been investigating how a better rural transport service can be established. The district…



MEN’S SHED CREATES REMEMBRANCE TREE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOSPITAL

Crewkerne & District Men’s Shed have created a remembrance tree, in partnership with Crewkerne Hospital, which will eventually be placed in the courtyard at the community hospital, with a short service. The Men’s Shed were delighted to make the base for the special tree to stand on and one of…


TOWN COUNCIL TO SEE IF APPEAL DECISION CAN BE LEGALLY CHALLENGED

Crewkerne Town Council has agreed to see if the appeal decision, to allow a housing development of up to 150 dwellings on land south of Kithill, can be legally challenged. Concerns were raised by members of the public at Monday evening’s online town council meeting. In the Open Forum, questions…


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