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Fund raiser for community minibus

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The Weston Light Orchestra will be playing at St Gregory's Church in Weare on Saturday 18th June starting at 7.30pm. This concert of light orchestral music and featuring the virtuoso pianist, Richard Lennox, is in aid of The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust to raise money for a minibus for the Community Hub in Loxton. Tickets are just £10 (to include refreshments and finger snacks) and will hopefully be for sale at the Hub itself from 1st June. They will also be available at the Church on the evening of the concert - cash only please - or contact the Ticket Manager to buy tickets in advance on 07942 644932. Can you spot the owl to which Frankie Howerd would speak his lines as he learnt them for "Up Pompeii!" and…
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Local MP visits the Community Hub

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Local MP for Weston-super-Mare, John Penrose, visited the Community Hub today and met three of the Trustees: Ian Shipton (l), Nigel Lincoln (2nd from l) and Phil Davies (r). John was amazed at what the Trust had achieved and acknowledged how important it will be in the future: "The Hub is a great way to remember a famous, local son [Frankie Howerd] and it's providing a valuable social heart for the Crook Peak villages which does not exist at the moment."
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Thirty years ago today …

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Thirty years ago today Frankie Howerd died and was buried in the Church of St Gregory in Weare, just a few miles away from his country home in Cross that he loved so much and where he lived for many years with his partner and manager, Dennis Heymer. His spirit and humour live on and the Frankie Howerd OBE Trust seeks to honour his memory and create a Community Hub in Loxton which will benefit local people in the area that he adored.
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COMMUNITY HUB READY TO OPEN

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"A jewel at the heart of the Community" is what Dame Joanna Lumley, our President, called the Hub when we told her about our project several years ago. Now, thanks to the sterling work of the Trustees and the generous, financial help from National Grid, the Enovert Community Trust and individual donations, not to mention Aggregate Industries Callow Rock who provided several hundred tonnes of aggregates for the car park and A J Webber Haulage who delivered them to the Hub, we are hoping to open to the public within the next few weeks. We will initially provide hot and cold drinks and a variety of snacks, and a place to meet friends and make new ones. We are looking forward to catering for the many cyclists, ramblers and tourists…
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Trust Chairman meets Griff Rhys Jones

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Our Trust Chairman, Phil Davies, met up with one of our Patrons, Griff Rhys Jones, in Bath where Griff was performing at the Theatre Royal and updated him about the progress that had been made at the Community Hub in Loxton. Griff was eager to hear that the Hub will soon be up and running, and said he hoped to come down in person to see what we are doing to help our local community.
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The Frankie Howerd Community Hub

The Frankie Howerd Community Hub

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Situated in a village just a couple of miles down the lane from Frankie’s house, the Hub will provide much needed services to the surrounding villages which have no shops, pubs or bus service. The Community Hub project is gathering momentum. An Advisory Committee has been formed and its members include a local solicitor, an accountant, social worker, professional fund raiser, the vicar and retired teachers, all ofwhom bring useful skills and experience to the project. A fund-raising group has also started with a brief to engage with local businesses, create a foundation members’ group and improve social media links. If you would like to help the development of the hub and have expertise that could be helpful then please contact us. A significant and very positive development has been…
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An absolutely fabulous person!

An absolutely fabulous person!

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We must just say a few words about our previous President, Dame June Whitfield, who died on the 28th December 2018.What many may not know is that she had a close link with this area. She was a very good friend of Frankie Howerd and Dennis Heymer who lived in the village of Cross and came down to visit them on many occasions, and would visit Dennis while he was still living in the house and she was delighted to be asked to be a Patron, and then President of the Trust. Therefore, as a mark of respect to and love for June, the Trust has decided to name the Community Hub activities’ room “The Dame June Whitfield Room”.“I get recognised quite a bit, but people are so nice. They…
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