Historic Market Town in the beautiful South Somerset Hills

Crewkerne, an important town since before the Norman Conquest with many fine buildings and a magnificent 15th century church, nestles beneath Bincombe Hill with its nature trail and spectacular views.

Discover our towns history in the Museum and Heritage centre; follow a Town Trail; visit the farmers Market, antiques centres and bookshops; swim or workout at the Aqua Centre and Lifestyle Centre.

Leaflets are available at the Local Information Centre

Henhayes Playground

Crewkerne Town Council regrets that it has taken so long to carry out the enhancement to the Henhayes playground but is pleased to say that the area should be open again for play within the next few weeks.  A combination of poor weather, withdrawal of a principal contractor and other factors beyond the control of the Council has resulted in an unacceptable delay however a programme is now in place that will ensure the first phase is completed very soon.

The existing play equipment is being painted and refurbished as this goes to press.  Week beginning 11th May contractors will be on site to install a new item of toddler play equipment, to improve the surfacing around the roundabout, to remove excess rubble and to import soil to level the area before new turf is laid.  The following week new matta safety surfacing will be installed under the multi-play unit. New benches and bins will also be installed during this week.  It will then be a week or so when the newly laid turf will require watering to enable it to take before the first part of the playground will be opened.

Work is also in progress for the second phase which will include the installation of 2 large items of play equipment for older children: a basket swing and a gondola swing. The ground is to be contoured to incorporate a moat and ‘island’ and further landscaping will include a planting scheme to enhance the play experience.

The Council wishes to apologise once again to residents and visitors and to thank them for their patience.  Should you want any further information please contact the office on 01460 74001 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it