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Bruton Dub Club brings you the best in live reggae and beyond at its first one day festival. Saturday 11th July, noon till midnight. Both in the hall and out on the green. £10 on the door or in advance online.
Craftique is a brand new arts and craft emporium opening in Wincanton High Street on Tuesday 7th July. Owner Sara Cheesman will sell greetings cards, jewellery, gifts, ceramics and linens, soft toys and lots more.
Ten year old Tempest will have her locks cut off next week to raise money for Winky Kicks Cancer. Her hair will then be donated to the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children suffering hair loss through cancer treatment.
Great news! Matt Price, who has both compered and performed at The Barrel of Laughs Comedy Club here at The Nog, is coming back on Thursday 2nd July at 8pm to showcase his Edinburgh Festival preview material!
On Your Bike! Or anything with wheels. Have some fun in the sun and bring a picnic down to Wincanton Recreation Ground on Sunday 12th July. This charity event is for great causes organised by ‘The Wrong Way Back.’
The PTFA at St. Nicholas School in Henstridge is organising the Henstridge Village Fayre this Saturday, from 12.00 to 4.00pm. Plenty of fun and games, stalls, pony rides, silent auction and refreshments. Look out for Iron Man and Batman!
Read the summary or download the full edition of June’s newsletter from the Wincanton branch of the Royal British Legion.
Cucklington’s annual Summer Fair takes place at the Arthur Morison Memorial Hall on Saturday 4th July. A great family afternoon with something for everyone to enjoy, rounding off with a delicious barbecue.
The next Wincanton Sunday Market takes place this Sunday 21st June in the car park at Carrington Way. Regular market customers will be pleased to hear fresh fruit and vegetables will at last be available to buy.
Geoff Redfearn has released his Father’s Day special Sunday lunch menu. The menu offers a wide selection of food, including Thai and English dishes. Book now to secure a table.
Following concerns over the quality of local health services, representatives of Wincanton Health Centre will be present for 30 minutes prior to the start of the next Wincanton Town Council meeting, on Monday 22nd June, to discuss these concerns with Councillors.
Having re-branded from Wincanton Businesses Together to “Wincanton Chamber”, the group is holding its first meeting under their new banner on Friday 19th at The Bear Inn, Wincanton. The meeting will start at 6.30pm and all business representatives are welcome.
A Church Path Fete will take place at St. Peter & St. Paul’s Parish Church on Saturday 27th June. Free entry and lots of stalls, plus country dancing by the children of Wincanton Primary School.
Here’s an opportunity for a national campaign to make a big difference at a local level. The topic of dog mess is a sensitive one, but owners can all become ‘Scooperheroes’ with very little effort.
Somerset County Council confirms that Wincanton is being fast-tracked for the installation of fibre optic broadband cables. Work crews have already begun preliminary tasks, and work may be complete in as little as three months if all goes well.
On Friday 5th June, Wincanton resident Toby Newton was arrested on a drink-drive charge after being involved in a traffic incident on West Hill. Police later charged Mr Newton with several motoring offences.
Local photographer Simon Lewis is starting a new venture to get more people involved in his passion for photography. Simon wants to teach his skills to anyone who wants to learn how to unlock the true potential of their camera.
Spectra Musica will be returning to the beautiful Cheap Street Church in Sherborne on Saturday 27th June for their second concert with their new Musical Director Peter Leech. It will be another exciting and eclectic mix of wonderful music.
Armed Forces Day events will take place in Wincanton on Saturday 27th June. The aim of the day is to honour the contribution of military personnel, past and present, showing support to, and thanking the men and women who serve.
The Society’s final screening of the 14/15 season, on Wednesday 17th June, is “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Matthew Goode.
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