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Photos wanted of the Jubilee Weekend 2012-05-31 16:20:17

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Web Publicity


Are you, your family or friends having a house party a street party or any other function during the Jubilee holiday?


If so would you like to join in and help us create a gallery of pictures of the events from around the parish to be published on our website.


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This would make a personal memory book for those who are not able to be together during the Jubilee, and be a permanent memory for us all to share.


Some of us can remember the black and white television pictures from 1952. Let others hear about your recollections of such a historic occasion.


So grab your box brownie, instamatic or smart phone and preserve those precious moments.  If you have some “then and now” photos that you would like to share send them in and we can make it a great show.


The Big Lunch is also being held so if you are the host please join in.


Don't forget to let us know details about your event – where held – who organised it – and who came.


All photos (your copyright will be acknowledged) can be sent to me at publicity@creechstmichael.net

Creech man running 100k for the Motor Neurone Disease Association 2012-05-29 08:20:33

Article submitted by Neil White, Creech St Michael


In November this year I am taking part in Run Espana, which will see me run 100 kilometres across Andalucia raising at least £2000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.


I am a photographer living with my family in The Old School in Creech St.Michael, our home for over 10 years now.


In 2010 my mum was diagnosed with a type of MND called Progressive Bulbar Palsy leaving her with no speech, difficulty swallowing and almost complete loss of mobility in her limbs.


My mum’s fierce battle with MND sadly ended after only 9 months in June 2011. This fund raising challenge is to help those with MND and their families and to find a cure so that no-one has to take the devastating journey which my mum and our family have had to endure.


My website www.neils100kmchallenge.com shows all the activities which are going on at the moment.


I have a truly fantastic raffle which I would like as many people to buy tickets for and need as much publicity and help as possible to be able to sell the tickets.


Alongside this is an email auction of which the first Lot is now on the website, again local publicity would help greatly as it is a 'money can’t buy' experience, the next Lot after that again is pretty good to say the least!


I would appreciate help and sponsorship from the community of Creech towards my target of £2000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.


Neil White
01823 443424

The Olympic Torch Comes To Creech St Michael 2012-05-28 13:15:24

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Web Publicity


Besides the cakes and coffee being served at the regular monthly Coffee Morning held in the village hall last week-end (26th May 2012) a further treat was available for all those who enjoy the hospitality of the ladies from the Creech St Michael Parish church.


Jeremy Adams, the husband of Jane Adams from the "Hospitality Team" of Creech St Michael Parish Church, delighted all those present by arriving in his track-suit and of course carrying his official 2012 Olympic Torch.  Many of those present took the chance to hold the torch, it is surprising light, for obvious reasons.


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Jeremy was chosen as a representative of Parkinson's UK.  He has had the debilitating condition for six years and ran though Washford as his section of the Olympic Torch Relay.


Jeremy is a volunteer educator for Parkinson's, travelling around and visiting many care and nursing homes talking and advising staff about the symptoms and care for sufferers.


He is also a tutor for the University of the Third Age (U3A) and teaches computing at the Wellington branch of the U3A.  He was an electrical engineer before retiring and held posts at Hinkley Point and Bristol.


His advice to all is to keep the 'grey matter' active – a model and motto for us all.

Minutes for April Creech Parish Council meetings published 2012-05-24 15:47:48

Announcement from Creech St Michael Parish Council


The minutes for the 4th and 20th April 2012 two Parish Council meetings are now available online in the Parish Council section on the website.


Steve Atria
Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council

Parish Council vacancies 2012-05-24 12:18:29

Article submitted by Steve Altria, Parish Clerk to Creech St Michael


Creech St. Michael Parish Council currently has vacancies for 2 Parish Councillors.


If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor or simply would like to know more about the work of the PC please come along to a parish council meeting or speak to the Clerk.


Parish Council meeting are to be held on Monday 2nd July, 6th August (planning) and 3rd September 2012 at the Creech St Michael Village Hall at 7pm.


Steve Altria
Clerk 01823 666295
clerk@creechstmichael.net

Creech celebrations for the Queens Diamond Jubilee 2012-05-18 16:10:17

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Web Publicity


Creech St Michael celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee


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French Twinning Exchange weekend 28th April 2012-05-08 10:03:09

Article submitted by Nigel Farrow, Secretary Creech St Michael Twinning Association


The weekend of 28th April 2012 saw the annual twinning exchange when our friends from the Vallée d’Auge visited Creech St Michael.


The photo below shows members of both English and French associations in Creech village hall.

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On the Sunday, an afternoon of games at the Village Hall was followed by a dinner provided by members of the Association. Particular thanks go to Sue Cavill, Rose Fisher, Joan Payne and Val Coakes for organising the whole meal.


After the meal, there was dancing to music by the Bridgwater Country Dance Band.


On the following day all members visited Bristol Blue Glass (South-West) and saw a demonstration of glass blowing and modelling. After lunch, at Cheddar Garden Centre, members and guests visited Cox’s cave, the museum, had the opportunity of climbing Jacob’s ladder and visiting Cheddar Village, and enjoyed a cream tea on the terrace at the Caves.


A thoroughly enjoyable weekend was had by all despite the appalling weather.

Our next event is on 17th June when we have a garden party at Dave and Anna Caddy’s.


New members are always welcome and anyone interested in joining should contact the secretary, Nigel Farrow, on 01823-443882.

Creech St Michael Crime Figures March 2012 2012-05-05 14:12:51

Article submitted by Nigel Finch


Crime figures for March 2012 within a radius of 1 mile from the centre of Creech (TA3 5DP):



J F M A M J J A S O N D

Burglary

1

0

1










Anti-Social Behaviour

5

0

3










Robbery

0

0

0










Vehicle Crime

1

4

0










Violent Crime

0

0

1










Public Disorder & Weapons

0

0

0










Shoplifting

0

1

0










Criminal Damage & Arson

2

2

0










Other Theft

0

3

0










Drugs

1

0

0










Other Crime

0

0

0










TOTAL

10

10

5


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Note: To protect privacy, crimes are mapped to an anonymous point on or near the road where they occurred.


Visit crime figures for Creech for more information


This information is reproduced from information in the public domain and published on www.police.uk

Hall of Fame recognises Ann Lock 2012-05-05 12:49:56

Article submitted by Nigel Finch, Webmaster


Ann Lock was the inspiration and driving force behind the Creech village hall which opened in 1988.


Ann worked very hard to turn an idea into reality, persuading many people that Creech deserved its own village hall.


The Creech Hall of Fame recognises local people who have made a difference to Creech St Michael. It helps ensure that the outstanding contributions made by individuals are recorded for posterity.


Ann Lock tells her story in the Hall of Fame about her life in Creech and the work she did to inspire and persuade people that Creech needed a new village hall.


Photos of the fundraising activities and the building of the new hall can also be seen in the Village Hall in the Gallery.


The village hall is used by many organisations and hundreds of people every year and is such a valuable facility for Creech St Michael.



Pasta and Politics Function Cancellation 2012-05-03 12:12:46

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Web Publicity


The Pasta and Politics event scheduled for 11th of May at the village hall has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the organisers’ control.

Creech Ballet Dancer cast in main role in professional ballet 2012-05-01 13:40:15

Article submitted by Nigel Finch, Webmaster


Imogen Mansfield an aspiring young ballet dancer from Creech has gained a place to perform a full length professional ballet Giselle with The English Youth Company.


She was cast in a main role and is enjoying the challenge of working with such a professional and outstanding company.


She was thrilled also to be offered sponsorship by local Funeral Directors Nigel K Ford.


Nigel who has run his business next door to Imogen's home for many years is delighted to support local talent.


Nigel Ford said "I am pleased to support Imogen as an up and coming young local talent. She clearly works hard and is devoted to her aspiration to be a successful dancer.  I wish her lots of luck with Giselle and the future".

Creech hit by floods 30th April 2012-05-01 13:20:38

Article submitted by Nigel Finch, Webmaster


Creech St Michael experienced almost non-stop torrential rain from mid-day Saturday 28th April through to 10am Tuesday 1st May.


The roads to Ham and Ruishton were impassable with the flood water 3 to 4 feet deep where the old Chard Canal crosses the road to Ruishton.


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More photos of the April 2012 floods in Creech can be seen in the gallery.


If you have any photos of the floods or a video please send them to creechwebsite@somersetwebservices.co.uk