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On Friday 12th February a group of participants in the development of Wincanton's Neighbourhood Plan visited a number of areas around the town. The process, called a Placecheck, is a facilitated series of short visits to areas of land which could be used for housing and/or employment in future.
Lifestyle Landscapes has opened a small gardeners' centre in Wincanton called The Growing Medium. It’s just off Bennetts Field Trading Estate, selling a range of plants compost sundries and tools.
Wincanton Fire Station is hosting an open evening for prospective on-call firefighters on Thursday 26th May. If you live or work within five minutes response time to the fire station you could potentially save lives in local emergencies.
Charlton Horethorne’s Youth Theatre is thriving, having just performed 'Dazzle' to sell-out audiences. An Information Afternoon is planned together with a Bring & Buy sale to raise funds for new equipment.
King Arthur’s students invite you to grab a bargain at a Jumble Sale on Saturday 21st May at Wincanton Primary School. The sale is their latest fund-raising event in aid of a planned month-long expedition to Peru in 2017.
Thin-canton, a free weight loss group, will be running for the second time at Wincanton Health Centre starting on Thursday 19th May for eight weeks. If you would like to join, please come along – we look forward to seeing you!
Do you have a piece of tin-glaze earthenware pottery from the Wincanton Pottery in your attic – if you have, Sarah FitzGerald would like to hear from you, because it may be a collectors’ item.
At long last work is about to begin to upgrade the Cale Park play area. Starting with the brand new footbridge and finishing with a full set of all-new play equipment, the exciting work requires the play park and associated car park be temporarily closed to the public.
The Unicorn Cider House and Kitchen in Bayford has been voted Heart of Wessex ‘Camra Real Cider Pub of the Year’ for the third consecutive year, to the delight of landlords Richard Cummins and his partner Jayne Wallace.
Alzheimer’s Society is seeking volunteers to help people with dementia keep doing the things they love. Side by Side is a free service, making it easier for people to remain active and feel part of their community.
Hounds on the Hill is a 5km charity walk taking place at Ham Hill Country Park on Sunday 22nd May. Brue Valley Rotary Club will be raising funds for Canine Partners. A Fun day for all the family, dogs welcome too.
The Wincanton Choral Society is performing its Spring Concert on Sunday 15th May at the Leisure Centre in Wincanton. The concert comprises works by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.
Twenty three nurseries from all over the South West will exhibit at the 16th annual Yarlington Plant Fair on Saturday 14th May. This is a fantastic opportunity to see these specialist nurseries, and to buy beautifully grown plants.
In It Together is a three-year South Somerset project aiming to help women and girls aged 14+ increase their participation in sport. The project’s newest initiative is an eight-week beginner’s badminton course.
On Friday 29th April the Wincanton Museum and History Society is lucky to have the chance to hear one of the country’s leading experts on the Middle East and its troubled history. Jon Deverell’s topic is: The History of Palestine.
The Cinnamon Trust urgently needs dog-walking volunteers to help a resident of Wincanton and Billy, their adorable 3-year-old Bichon Frise, who would love to go for a good walk. Can you help this or other residents with their pets?
Wincanton Baptist Church is holding its next monthly coffee morning on Thursday 21st April in the Church hall, Mill Street. As the dates coincide, this event will also be the Church’s celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Four newly-surfaced courts at Wincanton Tennis Club were officially opened on Saturday 9th April by Howard Ellard, the Mayor of Wincanton as part of the club’s Annual Open Day, during which the community was invited to come experience its facilities.
The popular ballroom and Latin American dance-based fitness class is coming to The Honbu! Every Friday morning from 10.45am you can improve your fitness in this low to medium impact exercise class, whilst making new friends and having fun.
With funding in place, the first phase of the Wincanton park’s regeneration project is about to start, including a new footbridge over the River Cale to give additional access to the play area. Can you help us name the new bridge?
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