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Rogue Parking in South Street – How Long Before Someone is Hurt?

Fri 24 Oct '14, 17:52
By John Smith
Rogue Parking in South Street – How Long Before Someone is Hurt?

For a great many years the South Street bottleneck has been a treacherous pass. It's a wonder nobody has been hurt. Despite several suggestions, and impending invasive works and a road closure at this location, a solution has yet to materialise.

The Art of Medicine – A History Society Talk by Hendrika Foster

Fri 24 Oct '14, 08:19
By John Baxter
The Art of Medicine – A History Society Talk by Hendrika Foster

The Art of Medicine is the subject of art historian Hendrika Foster’s illustrated talk on Friday 31st October. Sounds mysterious. Isn’t Medicine a Science?

Beginners Running Group at Wincanton Sports Ground

Thu 23 Oct '14, 16:53
By Jade Hansford
Beginners Running Group at Wincanton Sports Ground

Do you want to start running, but don’t want to do it alone? Wincanton Sports Ground is starting a beginners running group using our 3-2-1km route. Participants can walk, jog or run the route, doing what make them feels comfortable.

The Bubbly Glass Engraver – Glass Engraving at Your Service

Wed 22 Oct '14, 08:22
By Mrs Maria Adams
The Bubbly Glass Engraver – Glass Engraving at Your Service

The Bubbly Glass Engraver is a family owned company who pride themselves on providing unique, hand engraved gifts. Glass is engraved by hand to any design you require for a unique gift that will be treasured for years to come.

Elderly Dog Walker Dies After Hit-and-Run Incident in Bruton

Mon 20 Oct '14, 14:14
By John Smith
Elderly Dog Walker Dies After Hit-and-Run Incident in Bruton

On the evening of 14th October an elderly gentleman walking to his local shop with his dogs was hit by a vehicle on Cole Road, Bruton. Despite attention at the scene he later died of his injuries.

Town Council Grants - Applications for 2015 Now Available

Mon 20 Oct '14, 13:29
By John Smith
Town Council Grants - Applications for 2015 Now Available

Every year the Town Council accepts applications for grant funding from local charities and voluntary organisations. They are now looking for applications for the 2015 awards.

"12 Years a Slave" Showing at WFS on Wednesday 22nd

Sat 18 Oct '14, 08:47
By John Smith
"12 Years a Slave" Showing at WFS on Wednesday 22nd

Wincanton Film Society will be showing last year’s box office hit, "12 Years a Slave" on Wednesday 22nd October in King Arthur’s School Performance Enhancement Centre.

Talk by "Who Do You Think You Are?" Presenter Nick Barratt

Fri 17 Oct '14, 13:31
By Jane Jones
Talk by "Who Do You Think You Are?" Presenter Nick Barratt

Author and TV presenter Nick Barratt will give a talk on Family History and the Media on Saturday 25th October at St John's Church, Horsington. His talk will take us behind the scenes of the popular TV programme "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Bruton Dub Club Promises a Hot Night with Live Bands

Thu 16 Oct '14, 17:41
By Mat Runacre
Bruton Dub Club Promises a Hot Night with Live Bands

Bruton Dub Club holds the second of its popular monthly reggae and dub nights on Saturday 18th October at Bruton Community Hall, with MC Clappers Priest, El Bib on the decks and live music from Bruton band Sons of David.

Halloween Street Market Pumpkin Competition! - This Sunday

Wed 15 Oct '14, 22:56
By John Smith
Halloween Street Market Pumpkin Competition! - This Sunday

This month's Sunday Market will have a Halloween theme, with Halloween sweets and a pumpkin carving competition! Check out the festivities and some new stalls from 10am-3pm.

Under Starter’s Orders! Wincanton’s 2015 Racing Season Starts Soon!

Wed 15 Oct '14, 22:33
By Hannah Walker
Under Starter’s Orders! Wincanton’s 2015 Racing Season Starts Soon!

To celebrate the return of racing to Wincanton on Thursday 16th October after its annual four-month break, race-goers will be treated to a parade of racehorses, featuring some of the West Country’s finest stars.

South Street, Wincanton, to Close for Six Days

Wed 15 Oct '14, 11:21
By John Smith
South Street, Wincanton, to Close for Six Days

On 27th October yet more road works come to Wincanton. The top of South Street will be closed from the Market Place junction for six days to allow essential drainage work to be completed.

A303 Resurfacing Now Extended From Wincanton to Sparkford

Tue 14 Oct '14, 11:17
By John Smith
A303 Resurfacing Now Extended From Wincanton to Sparkford

More road works on the A303 will follow on from the current works. The new works between Wincanton and Sparkford are due to start on 15th October, taking up to 49 days to re-surface the eastbound carriageway.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for September 2014

Mon 13 Oct '14, 12:42
By Tony Goddard
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for September 2014

News and stories from the Wincanton and District Branch of the Royal British Legion. Read a summary of the September Newsletter or download the full edition, complete with photographs, in pdf format.

Police Raid Wincanton Industrial Unit in Search of Drugs UPDATED

Sun 12 Oct '14, 12:10
By John Smith
Police Raid Wincanton Industrial Unit in Search of Drugs <small style='color: red;'>UPDATED</small>

Avon & Somerset Police raided an industrial unit on the Bennetts Field Trading Estate, Wincanton, on Thursday 25th September, discovering around 100 cannabis plants.

Disability Football Sessions are a Huge Success

Fri 10 Oct '14, 10:57
By Jade Hansford
Disability Football Sessions are a Huge Success

Back in March, Wincanton Sports Ground was fortunate enough to receive funding from the Somerset FA to set up football sessions for adults with disabilities. With the winter months approaching, unfortunately the sessions have now finished for the year.

Sexey’s School Raises £1,000 with Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thu 9 Oct '14, 14:33
By Tom Balch
Sexey’s School Raises £1,000 with Macmillan Coffee Morning

Sexey’s School, Bruton, raised over £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support with its two Coffee Mornings held on Friday 26th September as part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, with help from local traders.

Next ANVIL Discussion: Can a Computer Become Conscious?

Wed 8 Oct '14, 11:23
By John Baxter
Next ANVIL Discussion: Can a Computer Become Conscious?

Lecturer and Founder of Academy Conferences Julie Arliss will be our speaker at the next meeting of ANVIL on Wednesday 15th October. This structured discussion group meets in the Quaker Barn in the High St every two months.

Blocked Drains – Coming to a Road in Wincanton Near You!

Tue 7 Oct '14, 17:26
By John Smith
Blocked Drains – Coming to a Road in Wincanton Near You!

Numerous drains around Wincanton are blocked solid, perhaps by debris caused from the flooding earlier this year, but action from Highways Agency, which promises to clear the drains by December, is as sluggish as the drains themselves.

FitSteps Classes in Wincanton

Tue 7 Oct '14, 13:02
By Ann Edmunds / Rachel Cozens
FitSteps Classes in Wincanton

Looking for something different in an exercise class? Why not try FitSteps? It’s the great exercise class produced by the famous dancers Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite from Strictly Come Dancing, from an idea they had while training for the show.

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