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Shiny new picnic benches for Cale Park play area

Wed 26 Jul '17, 19:29
By Dave Smith
Shiny new picnic benches for Cale Park play area

The recently refurbished play area at Cale Park now has two shiny new picnic benches. They are adjacent, and both overlook the sandpit and swings where the littlest people are likely to spend most of their time.

New trading barn at Kimbers’ Farm Shop

Tue 25 Jul '17, 19:22
By Fanny Charles
New trading barn at Kimbers’ Farm Shop

The Kimber family is opening a new trading area in the Dutch barn next to their popular farm shop. The Somerset Trading Barn will be officially opened on Sunday 30th July by local journalist and food writer Fanny Charles.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for July & August 2017

Mon 17 Jul '17, 22:04
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for July & August 2017

The July and August 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes Armed Forced Day 2017, 'Old Faithful' Day 2017, and Passchendaele Day 2017.

At last, there's waterworks at Cale Park

Wed 12 Jul '17, 22:32
By Dave Smith
At last, there's waterworks at Cale Park

At long last the public toilet at Cale Park has re-opened, and there's a brand new drinking water fountain in the play area! Since the play area has received a huge upgrade it has been so popular the Town Council has prioritised getting the amenities up and running.

Pizza Palace & Burger Bar now open in Wincanton

Tue 11 Jul '17, 19:14
By John Smith
Pizza Palace & Burger Bar now open in Wincanton

Pizza Palace & Burger Bar opened in Wincanton, on Monday 19th June, in the shop that used to be Amin's Indian restaurant. They offer a wide range of pizzas, as well as burgers, sides and kids' meals, and pride themselves in only using fresh ingredients.

How to kick cancer in Winky this week

Thu 6 Jul '17, 16:03
By John Smith
How to kick cancer in Winky this week

This week is another busy one for Winky Kicks Cancer. Tonight there's Comedy Kicks Cancer at The Nog Inn, and on Saturday the sponsored walk with a twist starts from Uncle Tom's Cabin at noon.

Wincanton is becoming a dementia-friendly community

Wed 5 Jul '17, 23:49
By Tom Barber
Wincanton is becoming a dementia-friendly community

The Dementia-Friendly Wincanton campaign aims to make our community one in which people living with dementia feel understood, included and confidently able to contribute to community life.

Winky Sixes football tournament 2017

Tue 4 Jul '17, 21:24
By John Smith
Winky Sixes football tournament 2017

The annual Winky Sixes football tournament took place over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June. Youth football teams from under 7s to under 15s from all over the Southwest gathered at Wincanton Sports Ground for the tournament.

Jess Glynn is live at Wincanton Racecourse this weekend

Thu 29 Jun '17, 18:55
By Dave Smith
Jess Glynn is live at Wincanton Racecourse this weekend

Jess Glynn will be performing a live, open-air concert at Wincanton Racecourse on Saturday 1st July. The Jockey Club has organised this huge event to celebrate Wincanton Racecourse's 150th anniversary.

Morrisons in Wincanton is now pumping fuel 24/7

Thu 29 Jun '17, 16:14
By John Smith
Morrisons in Wincanton is now pumping fuel 24/7

Drivers can now buy fuel at Morrisons in Wincanton 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as part of a plan to upgrade its fuel services throughout the UK. The kiosk will still close at 11pm nightly, though.

Major water improvement works at Rick Hayes

Wed 28 Jun '17, 15:43
By John Smith
Major water improvement works at Rick Hayes

Wessex Water is currently conducting major water improvement works in the Rick Hayes residential estate in Wincanton. Work began on 1st May 2017 and is scheduled to take up to 29 weeks to complete.

Beautiful stained glass window damaged in Parish Church burglary

Tue 27 Jun '17, 16:24
By Richard D'Arcy
Beautiful stained glass window damaged in Parish Church burglary

The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul in Wincanton was burgled some time during the night of Friday 16th and the morning of Saturday 17th June 2017. The forced entry caused damage to two of the stained glass windows.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - July & August 2017

Mon 26 Jun '17, 16:40
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - July & August 2017

A family tells of their first experience of the Colour Run at Wincanton Racecourse this year, Horsington has its own cheese, called Renegade Monk made at Feltham's Farm, and a child from Horsington's School describes this year's Village Fete.

Ted Green of Wincanton

Fri 23 Jun '17, 17:30
By Anna Green
Ted Green of Wincanton

Our father Ted Green, who has died aged 87, made a huge contribution to Wincanton, his hometown, both through his long life working and living in the town, and as a wonderful local story teller.

Police appeal for witnesses to a serious collision in North Cheriton

Thu 22 Jun '17, 23:55
By Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Police appeal for witnesses to a serious collision in North Cheriton

Avon and Somerset Constabulary are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision near Wincanton. The two-vehicle crash took place at approximately 2:40pm on Tuesday 30th May on the A357 at North Cheriton.

Winky Kicks Cancer 2017 has begun!

Fri 16 Jun '17, 23:57
By John Smith
Winky Kicks Cancer 2017 has begun!

The Winky Kicks Cancer 2017 season began on Friday 9th June with an evening of Bingo in the Memorial Hall, and culminates on 5th August with a music festival at the Hunters Lodge, with plenty in between to suit all ages and tastes.

Crestmoor has entered a team into the 2017 Red Bull Soapbox Race!

Thu 15 Jun '17, 23:37
By John Smith
Crestmoor has entered a team into the 2017 Red Bull Soapbox Race!

Local family-run company Crestmoor has successfully entered a team into the 2017 Red Bull Soapbox Race that takes place on Sunday 9th July. The team also has a chance to win the ‘People’s Choice Award’, but they need your vote!

Spectra Musica in North Cadbury on 1st July

Tue 13 Jun '17, 23:26
By Sally Greenhalgh
Spectra Musica in North Cadbury on 1st July

‘Summer Nights’ is another eclectic selection of music being presented by Spectra Musica and Musical Director Peter Leech in St. Michael’s Church, North Cadbury on 1st July at 7.30pm.

Charlton Horethorne Feast Day returns Saturday 24th June

Mon 12 Jun '17, 23:06
By Lucy Beney
Charlton Horethorne Feast Day returns Saturday 24th June

This summer, Charlton Horethorne will celebrate a Feast Day for the first time in many years. On Saturday 24th June the village will host a day of events and activities for the village community and visitors, raising funds for village societies and clubs.

Aurin Girls’ Choir concert in Bruton on 22nd June

Fri 9 Jun '17, 23:13
By Barbara Jenkinson
Aurin Girls’ Choir concert in Bruton on 22nd June

Returning by popular request, tickets are now on sale for what promises to be a stunning evening of choral singing on Thursday June 22nd. The concert at St Mary’s Church, Bruton at 7.30pm is the first of Aurin choir’s 2017 tour.

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