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Old Coach Road, Cross, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2EF UK

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We’ve hit the jackpot!

Community Cafe, Community Hub, News & Events
Thanks to generous donations from National Grid and the National Lottery "Awards for All" scheme, we have just purchased a minibus which will be ready in the near future to ferry elderly and disabled residents (and those without transport) to and from the café, and to take them to various social, medical and recreational venues. This is great news and shows how much our project is supported. Thank you.
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New opening times for café until end of March

Community Cafe, Community Hub, News & Events
Due to popular demand, we are reverting to our previous opening times until the end of March. These are now as follows:*********** OPEN: Wednesdays to Saturdays inclusive from 9.30am to 3.30pm.*************** OPEN: Sundays from 9.30am to 5.30pm, with breakfasts served until 11.30am and roasts served from 12 midday.*************** SPECIAL: On the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, our Chef, Kieran, will do a special evening meal until 8pm. The menu for this meal will be available in the very near future. Please check on our other site for the latest details: FRANKIE HOWERD HUB AND CAFE - Home (weebly.com)               This Friday meal must be booked. To reserve your table, please contact Kieran on 07384 561369. Thank you. ******** CLOSED: Mondays and Tuesdays
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Community Hub nearly ready to open!

Community Hub, News & Events
An enormous amount of work has been carried out (especially by Phil and Kieran) to get our Hub ready for action. We have printed menus and are preparing leaflets to be circulated around the area to advertise the Trust. All our efforts now will be focused on providing a great service here and raising funds for specific objectives: firstly, to purchase a minibus to bring people in to the Hub and to offer transport for them for other needs, and secondly to build phase 2 of our project which is the "Dame June Whitfield Activities' Centre" in which we can provide a wide range of activities and learning sessions to everyone in the BS26 area. We are all excited about the future of the Trust! Keep a look-out for latest…
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Fund raiser for community minibus

Community Hub, News & Events
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

Community Hub, News & Events
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 …

News & Events
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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