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Connections far

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The A30 used to be the main road link from the south east to Cornwall, and still runs through the centre of our fine old town. Considerable congestion can build up at times, but frustration is eased as travellers slow down and they are able to appreciate our floral displays.

 

Away from the centre of town are many amenities and residential areas which supporters have transformed florally and artistically. Meanwhile, schools and organizations participate enthusiastically in special projects such as planting with the Youth Club re-using pots

 

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RHS IT'S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD 2019

Cup for Best Nature Reserve

Bincombe Beeches

Maintained by the Town Council and volunteers, this natural and peaceful countryside haven on a hill enjoys spectacular views, mainly unchanged for two centuries. With its majestic line of beech trees crowning the town side of the hill, it is home to a surprisingly rich assortment of flora, fungi and fauna.

Outstanding in It's Your Neighbourhood Awards

Ashlands C of E School

Ashlands Church of England First School for 4-9 year olds is in North Street and is Ofsted rated as Good. Befitting the school's location near woodland, classes are named Ash, Hazel, Holly, Beech and Monkey Puzzle.

Outstanding in It's Your Neighbourhood Awards

Severalls War Memorial Garden

The War Memorial Garden, run by a group of volunteers, is a wonderful place to spend a reflective moment. It is approached by an impressive avenue of Horse Chestnut Trees, planted after the First World War, with one tree for each man from Crewkerne who lost their life.

CREWKERNE RAILWAY STATION

A regular It's Your Neighbourhood Entrant, but taking a break in 2019 was Crewkerne Railway Station.  Built in 1860 on the outskirts of town, the station is on the mainline London Waterloo to Exeter route. The Friends of Crewkerne Station keep it looking welcoming. 

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Found on the approach to Crewkerne from Yeovil, this landmark was probably built in 1940 as part of a defensive line to stop German forces pushing west.  It was re-discovered under a huge pile of soil and brambles in 2014 and volunteers now imaginatively plant the sloping site with glorious displays.

LYEWATER COMMUNITY ALLOTMENTS

Local volunteers banded together to clear an overgrown bank at the back of Lyewater on the south west edge of the town.  Meeting the challenges of the site, they have come up with inventive solutions for water collection and constructed compost bins, sheds and shelters to make cultivation easier.

Cup for Best Nature Reserve Bincombe Beeches

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Cup for Best Nature Reserve Bincombe Beeches

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The Friends of Crewkerne Station

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Cup for Best Nature Reserve Bincombe Beeches

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