Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Crewkerne

District increases council tax

SOUTH Somerset District Council (SSDC) has announced a 3.28 per cent increase of its element of council tax. The decision had cross-party support and,...

Warning over council tax scam

RESIDENTS across South Somerset and East Devon are being warned to be wary of Council Tax scams that may be prevalent in the next few...

Chamber chief says budget doesn’t go far enough for local businesses

THE Spring Budget simply did not go far enough for Somerset businesses, according to the chief executive of Somerset Chamber of Commerce. Speaking following the...

Crewkerne U3A looking for new trustees

THE Crewkerne & District branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) led a workshop about what it takes to become a trustee...

Buddhist nun to visit Crewkerne

BUDDHIST nun and teacher, the Venerable Robina Courtin, is to visit Crewkerne. She has been invited by South Petherton-based Saraswati Buddhist Group and will...

Somerset Chamber hosts ladies’ afternoon tea

ABOUT 50 business women attended Somerset Chamber’s first ladies afternoon tea networking event of the year, where marketing director of Living DNA, Hannah Morden,...

Record turnout for Slay the Dragon’s tenth year

THE annual Slay the Dragon cross country races yielded a record turnout of close to 350 runners, and raised more than £2,200 for Hinton...

Tickets on sale for Wadham’s ‘Guys & Dolls’ at Dailyz Tech

STAFF and students at Wadham School are delighted that Dailyz Tech in Crewkerne town centre has agreed to sell tickets for their upcoming performances...

Author to visit Crewkerne for launch of UK book tour

INTERNATIONAL author Ian Andrew will revisit Crewkerne Library to launch his new book ‘Fall Guys’ and give a talk on publishing by demand. The visit,...

Air ambulance crew in cycle challenge

ON SUNDAY, May 14th, the crew of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance will, for the first time, take part as a team in the...

Council leader lobbies minister on key issues affecting Somerset

SOMERSET County Council leader John Osman has lobbied government minister Sajid Javid on key issues facing the county. The Secretary of State for Local...

It might have been you! Lottery winner misses out on £100,000

A WINNING lottery ticket has gone unclaimed in South Somerset with the unlucky winner missing out on £100,000. Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National...

Somerset women to take pension inequality protest to parliament

SOMERSET women born in the 1950s will join the masses from all corners of the UK to demonstrate against pension inequality at the Houses...

Support grows for baby charity

A CHILDREN’S charity in Ilminster continues to grow from strength to strength thanks to the dedication of the volunteers running it and the support...

Merriott man looking for unwanted bikes for charity

A MERRIOTT man is on the lookout for unwanted mountain bikes, which his charity will send to children in Africa. Anthony Raybould has founded Prodigal...

Crewkerne woman hosts event to raise awareness of two medical conditions

A COMBINED fundraiser and awareness day in Misterton raised £1,260 to be shared between two charities. Crewkerne resident Alison Larcombe, 59, has seen her...

Somerset youth clubs receive £72k in grants from council

SOMERSET County Council has granted more than £72,000 to 22 youth clubs across the county to help run popular activities. The grants from the...

Rural police campaign to tackle theft of livestock in Somerset

AVON and Somerset Police’s Rural Crime Community Intelligence Campaign is up and running. The campaign is being run jointly with the independent charity Crimestoppers,...

‘Key route’ to be resurfaced after showing deterioration

THE A356 between Merriott and the A303 is about to be repaired and resurfaced. Somerset County Council describes the road as “a key route...

Crewkerne resident encourages East Street drivers to slow down

A CREWKERNE resident has pleaded with drivers to slow down in East Street to prevent a fatal accident. David Lee says the 20mph limit in...

Wadham student reaches regional heats of Rotary cookery competition

WADHAM School student Charlotte Penny continues to progress in the Rotary Club’s Young Chef of the Year competition. Having won the local heat, she went...

Wadham students compete in semi-final of public speaking competition

WADHAM School in Crewkerne entered a team in the semi-final of the Rotary District 1200 Youth Speaks Competition, held in Beaminster. The semi-final was organised...

Government reveals plans to ease congestion on A303 in Somerset

SOUTH Somerset road users are being asked to give their views on government plans for road improvements to the A303, near Yeovil. The key route,...

Safety warning for drivers as road fatalities increase

DRIVERS in South Somerset are being reminded of the importance of road safety following the release of the latest figures for fatalities on the...

South Somerset District Council launches new visitor guide

SOUTH Somerset District Council has launched a free visitors guide called ‘Discover South Somerset’. ‘Discover South Somerset’ includes 39 pages of places to go and...

Twinning associations get together for annual lunch

MEMBERS of Crewkerne & District Twinning Association and Chard Helmstedt Twinning Society enjoyed a well-attended, joint annual lunch at Cricket St Thomas Golf Club. The...

Horticultural society hosts tenth annual potato day

CLAPTON, Drimpton, Wayford & District Horticultural Society’s tenth annual potato day saw a steady stream of people arriving at Drimpton Village Hall. Organiser Martin...

Television antiques expert to play ‘Call My Bluff’ at local fundraiser

NIC Saintey, who has appeared on television programmes including ‘Call My Bluff’ and ‘Flog It!’, will appear at the Millennium Hall in Seavington on...

Tickets on sale for Wadham’s production of ‘Guys and Dolls’

TICKETS have gone on sale for Wadham School’s production of iconic musical comedy ‘Guys and Dolls’, which will be performed on Wednesday, March 8th,...

Council charges ambulances for surgery parking space

THE chairman of the League of Friends of Crewkerne Hospital is “saddened and disappointed” that South Somerset District Council charges £1,000 a year for the...
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