CEMETERY OPEN DAY DELIVERS ON HISTORY AND FAMILY RESEARCH

The open day at Townsend Cemetery delivered on history with two interesting and informative talks and a guided tour around the burial grounds by Tracey Warren, funeral director at Stoodley & Son. The burial records from when the cemetery first opened in 1874 were available for family research with many…


SANDPIT PLAY AREA FENCED OFF AS BADGERS CAUSE SAFETY CONCERNS

The sandpit in the children’s play area at Happy Valley has been fenced off due to badgers causing safety concerns. Badgers have excavated a sleeping chamber under the sandpit with the entrance to the sett now visible at ground level. Crewkerne Town Council have applied for a licence from Natural…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Crewkerne Fire Station is currently looking for new recruits to join the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service as On-Call Firefighters. No qualifications are needed but applicants must be aged 18 years or over, able to respond from home or work within five minutes, be physically and medically fit…


CREWKERNE END OF SUMMER SHOW RAISES £1,800 FOR CHARITY

Crewkerne End Of Summer Show has raised £1,800 for charity. The amount will be donated to St Margaret’s Hospice and Alzheimer’s Research UK. The one day event which included a Horse & Pony Show and Companion Dog Show was organised by Jess Dalwood and her mother Hazel. It was held…


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CELEBRATING POETRY BY SHARING FAVOURITE POEMS

Schools, community groups, shops and businesses in Crewkerne are invited to take part in a week of promoting the enjoyment and discovery of poetry by displaying or posting favourite poems or lines of poetry for others to enjoy. The community project is being run by Creative Crewkerne in conjunction with…


GREAT FIRST YEAR FOR CREWKERNE IN BLOOM

Crewkerne In Bloom have reported a great first year with many local businesses and residents supporting the project and helping to brighten up the town with hanging baskets and planters filled with colourful flowers. The community project which was initiated by the Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne, held its first…


FUTURE BRIGHT FOR LOCAL ASTROLOGY GROUP

The future looks bright for a Crewkerne astrology group, with the prediction that it will continue to thrive. Maggie Hewson who runs the study group, part of Crewkerne & District U3A, has been an astrologer for 35 years. For Maggie and members of the group who follow the methods of…


DECISION TO INSTALL GRIT BINS DEFERRED

A decision to install grit bins at key locations in Crewkerne was deferred by Crewkerne Town Council at the September meeting of the Planning & Highways Committee. Town councillors were aware of Somerset County Council’s proposed cuts to roadside salt supplies and agreed to bring the issue back on the…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

This Saturday sees the return of the monthly Crewkerne Farmers Market from 9 am until 1 pm outside of Henhayes Community Centre. With the arrival of Autumn, an array of seasonal vegetables and late fruits will be available from the Bower Hinton Produce stall. The farmers market is pleased to…


OPEN DAY AT MASONIC HALL

Parrett & Axe Lodge 814 welcomed visitors to the Masonic Hall in South Street with a guided tour of the building. The Open Day included an exhibition of paintings by local artists Alan Barrett and David Brackston. Refreshments were served while the history of Freemasonry in Crewkerne was shared. In…


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