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CANCELLED: Experience Jo Burt at the Sports Ground this Saturday

Thu 23 Mar '17, 17:38
By John Smith
<span style='color: red;'>CANCELLED:</span> Experience Jo Burt at the Sports Ground this Saturday

Singer-song writer, guitarist, and story teller, Jo Burt, well known for his work over 40 years with legendary musicians and groups including The Troggs, Black Sabbath, and Freddie Mercury, will be entertaining at a special event on Saturday 25th March to raise funds for a new skittle alley for the pavilion.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for March & April 2017

Tue 21 Mar '17, 00:01
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for March & April 2017

The March and April 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes information about the launch of the RBL's new outreach service at the Balsam Centre, along with the usual information about forthcoming trips and anniversaries.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - March 2017

Mon 20 Mar '17, 23:33
By Dave Smith
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - March 2017

A tribute to Elfriede Scharf, an account of learning Karate at a local Dojo, information about Horsington Church School's foreign internship involvement along with an account from a German exchange student, and more from the people of Horsington and surrounding villages.

Things are changing at Wincanton Window

Sat 18 Mar '17, 17:47
By Mandy Cochrane
Things are changing at Wincanton Window

We want to let everyone know about a few changes coming to Wincanton Window. Don’t worry, they’re all based around some internal restructuring so you shouldn’t notice a thing – we’ll still be bringing you the same in-depth local news, publishing your articles, views and opinion pieces. So here’s what’s going on…

Lottery grant brings film back to Wincanton

Wed 15 Mar '17, 17:26
By Fanny Charles
Lottery grant brings film back to Wincanton

Kicking off on 1st April with Charlie Chaplin's Circus combined with a circus skills workshop, Wincanton Town Hall will host some of WhereWestBegins' National Lottery funded classic cinema programme, designed to encourage young people to enjoy films and discover more about the business and art of making them.

Wincanton Health Centre's second public meeting is on Friday 10th March

Thu 9 Mar '17, 01:19
By John Smith
Wincanton Health Centre's second public meeting is on Friday 10th March

Wincanton Health Centre is holding its second public meeting on Friday 10th March 2017. The meeting will be held in the Wincanton Memorial Hall between 6:30pm and 8pm.

£170 million plan to dual A303 from Sparkford to Ilchester

Wed 8 Mar '17, 18:32
By Fanny Charles
£170 million plan to dual A303 from Sparkford to Ilchester

There could be an end in sight to the notorious congestion at the Sparkford roundabout on the A303 if Highways England plans for a new dual carriageway from Sparkford to Ilchester get the go-ahead.

The RVS Home Library Service is available here!

Thu 23 Feb '17, 17:03
By Pam Golding
The RVS Home Library Service is available here!

Can't get to the library? Let the library come to you! The Home Library Service is entirely free of charge and available to anyone of any age who cannot easily get to the library, and we have our own HLS volunteer based at Wincanton Library. Read on to find out how it works.

Driver seriously assaulted at Sparkford roundabout

Tue 21 Feb '17, 14:08
By John Smith
Driver seriously assaulted at Sparkford roundabout

Avon and Somerset Police have issued the following appeal for witnesses to a serious assault that took place at the Sparkford roundabout. The victim, a man in his 60s, was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to hospital.

Police appeal for witnesses to accident on Anchor Hill roundabout

Mon 20 Feb '17, 11:21
By John Smith
Police appeal for witnesses to accident on Anchor Hill roundabout

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious two-vehicle collision which took place at 5:05pm on Saturday 11th February 2017 on the A357 Anchor Hill roundabout. Both drivers sustained minor injuries, but a passenger was taken by air ambulance to Southampton Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Open Day at Holbrook House Health Club

Tue 14 Feb '17, 08:10
By Colin Walker
Open Day at Holbrook House Health Club

You can experience everything that Holbrook House Health Club membership has to offer for FREE on Saturday 25th February. Activities both in and outdoors, including swimming (children's sessions, too), fitness suite, classes and spa bath.

A Georgian Singing Extravaganza with Spectra Musica

Thu 2 Feb '17, 23:17
By Sally Greenhalgh
A Georgian Singing Extravaganza with Spectra Musica

Why not brighten up a dull February Saturday by joining Spectra Musica in another lively singing day at Cheap Street Church, Sherborne? Music will include works by Handel, Boyce and Thomas Linley Junior.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - February 2017

Mon 30 Jan '17, 15:17
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - February 2017

Read the interesting story of a Horsington family forced to move to the Wincanton Workhouse at the end of the 19th century. Also in this February issue, the latest news about life in the Village and its inhabitants

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for January & February 2017

Mon 30 Jan '17, 15:01
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for January & February 2017

The January and February 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes a Poppy Appeal update and coverage of the 10th anniversary of Wincanton's War Memorial.

Colin Winder receives WTC's Community Award for 2016

Wed 25 Jan '17, 08:53
By John Smith
Colin Winder receives WTC's Community Award for 2016

Colin Winder, former Wincanton Town Councillor and Mayor, has been presented with the Council's Community Award for an individual this year for his service to the community. The award was presented at a civic reception in the Town Hall on Saturday 19th November 2016.

Women's March on Wincanton

Fri 20 Jan '17, 11:06
By Vicky Vagg
Women's March on Wincanton

Tomorrow, 21st January, the day after Donald Trump's first full day as President, thousands will march on Washington DC and other cities around the world. I intend to walk to show solidarity in Wincanton, at 2pm from the Memorial Hall. I invite all who are able to join me.

Wincanton Carnival AGM tonight: new volunteers needed

Wed 18 Jan '17, 16:08
By John Smith
Wincanton Carnival AGM tonight: new volunteers needed

The Wincanton Carnival AGM will be held tonight in the Sweetman Hall. The group is looking for more volunteers to help them continue staging this important annual town event. If you are interested in getting involved you are invited to attend tonight and meet the existing committee and volunteers.

Wincanton Gardeners' Assoc. receives Community Award for 2016

Sat 7 Jan '17, 23:59
By John Smith
Wincanton Gardeners' Assoc. receives Community Award for 2016

The Wincanton & District Gardeners' Association (WDGA) has been awarded the Wincanton Town Council Annual Community Award for 2016 in recognition of its exceptional service to the community.

Recycle your real Christmas tree at Cale Park

Sun 1 Jan '17, 00:52
By John Smith
Recycle your real Christmas tree at Cale Park

Bring your real Christmas tree (no plastic fakes) to the car park at Cale Park before 17th January to be shredded. You can even take the resulting mulch away to use on your garden.

Refuse and recycling: Christmas and New Year collections

Thu 22 Dec '16, 15:16
By John Smith
Refuse and recycling: Christmas and New Year collections

With Christmas fast approaching the normal refuse collection times can be subject to change. Here are the revised collection dates from the Somerset Waste Partnership website.

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