A Better Crewkerne & District (ABCD)
Representatives for STF: Diane Butler (Chair of ABCD), Angie Singleton
Town Website: www.crewkernetown.org
Visitors Website: www.aboutcrewkerne.co.uk
Crewkerne is situated nine miles south west of Yeovil and seven miles east of Chard in South Somerset district. The town lies on the River Parrett, A30 road and trains from the town go to London Waterloo and Exeter.
The town grew up in the late mediaeval period around the textile industry, its wealth preserved in its fifteenth century parish church. It later prospered as a coaching stop in the Georgian period. Notable Georgian buildings include Crewkerne Town Hall.
The community regeneration partnership, A Better Crewkerne & District (ABCD), produced its Community Plan in Feb 2007.
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For more information on all projects, contact the Chair in the first instance – use the Contact Us box below on this page.
1. Conservation Area Appraisal & Urban Design Framework. A CAA is being carried out and will form the basis of an Urban Design Framework, which will set out guidance for the future development of the town centre and include design principles, environmental improvements and highlight development opportunities. It will also take into account accessibility and traffic management issues.
2. Crewkerne & Locality: Industry, Business & Rural Enterprise (CALIBRE) has been formed which aims to promote Crewkerne as a place to do business. Recent events organised included a business breakfast with David Laws MP. The group is drafting a marketing plan which will attract businesses into the area.
3. Joint Community Facility for Youth, Arts & Sport. The ABCD Community Plan identified a need for better leisure and recreational facilities, and a consultant is preparing a Feasibility Study on a possible new centre that accommodates a wide variety of activities, including sports changing rooms, a space for youth and out of school clubs and a venue for a small cinema.
4. Volunteer & Youth Volunteer Fairs. Following a successful Volunteer Fair this year, the group are now planning a Youth Volunteer Fair, to attract young people to help with local groups and charities as well as organisations that have a local presence such as Duke of Edinburgh Awards and the Sail Training Association. Also to promote the idea to adults of working with young people as Youth Club volunteers.
- Traffic protest in Crewkerne [ read more ]
- Protesters took to the streets of Crewkerne and Misterton last Saturday, angry at a lack of progress to make local streets safer.
Created on February 18th 2009
- Street Design and Traffic Management in our towns [ read more ]
- Ben Hamilton-Baillie, the Urban Design and Traffic management expert, produced a report on Crewkerne's issues in late 2007.
Created on February 3rd 2009