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Charity Calls for Collection Hosts

Sun 21 Sep '14, 13:34
By Amy Salmon
Charity Calls for Collection Hosts

Are you able to volunteer a few days a year for a charitable cause? Are you enthusiastic, sociable and good at dealing with money? Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for someone in Wincanton to help host their charity collections.

Do You Have Fibromyalgia? Local Support Group for Sufferers

Sun 21 Sep '14, 13:06
By Kath Bargery
Do You Have Fibromyalgia? Local Support Group for Sufferers

If you are living with this long term condition you will know that life is not easy. We have a support group at Wincanton Health Centre, with meetings held on the last Thursday of every month from 1.00pm-3.00pm.

Bruton Student Swaps Boarding School for the ‘Boards’

Fri 19 Sep '14, 17:53
By Kate Cox
Bruton Student Swaps Boarding School for the ‘Boards’

Whilst most students were taking it easy over the Summer, one student at Bruton School for Girls was busy ‘treading the boards’ in London. Ciara Chapman, aged 18 from Bruton, attended the National Youth Theatre’s prestigious Summer workshop in London.

Thomas Property Sales – Opening Soon in Wincanton

Fri 19 Sep '14, 08:34
By John Smith
Thomas Property Sales – Opening Soon in Wincanton

Local Wincanton resident Daniel Thomas makes the big leap from employment to self-employment. Thomas Property Sales is the new Estate Agent on the block, coming soon to the town centre.

Wincanton Film Society 2014/15 Season Starts Tuesday 23rd September

Thu 18 Sep '14, 16:52
By John Smith
Wincanton Film Society 2014/15 Season Starts Tuesday 23rd September

Wincanton Film Society starts the new 2014/15 season on Tuesday 23rd September with a screening of Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Download our membership form or pay on the door for a great year of entertainment.

An Extraordinary Life - Constance Charlotte Bailward (1890 to 1970)

Wed 17 Sep '14, 22:24
By John Baxter
An Extraordinary Life - Constance Charlotte Bailward (1890 to 1970)

Attracted by the drawings of First World War nurse Constance Bailward (currently displayed in Wincanton Library, and attracting many visitors), we in the museum had no idea of the life she went on to live. Read what we discovered.

Major Resurfacing on A303 Between Wincanton & Mere

Tue 16 Sep '14, 18:46
By John Smith
Major Resurfacing on A303 Between Wincanton & Mere

On Wednesday 10th September the Highways Agency started work to resurface a major section of the busy A303 London to Plymouth road. The work relates to sections of the dual carriageway (East and West) between Mere and Wincanton.

Car Treasure Hunt with Hog Roast & Live Music

Tue 16 Sep '14, 15:59
By Russell Field
Car Treasure Hunt with Hog Roast & Live Music

Wincanton Tennis Club is raising funds for the resurfacing of their courts. They have organized a Family Fun Car Treasure Hunt on Saturday 4th October, followed by a hog roast and live music at Wincanton Sports Ground.

Balsam Centre to Run New Weekend Courses!

Mon 15 Sep '14, 21:08
By Annette Yoosefinejad
Balsam Centre to Run New Weekend Courses!

New weekend courses are coming to Wincanton, especially for those people unable to make any of our weekday sessions. The Balsam Centre will be opening up at weekends to hold a range of workshops and courses.

King Arthur’s Open Evening – Thursday 18th September

Fri 12 Sep '14, 15:20
By Emma Harrison
King Arthur’s Open Evening – Thursday 18th September

At the school’s annual Open Evening next Thursday children can take part in our ‘Round Table’ challenge, look around the school and meet our staff. Everyone is welcome, even if you do not have a child approaching secondary school age.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for August 2014

Fri 12 Sep '14, 14:55
By Tony Goddard
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for August 2014

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

Bean Shot Coffee – A New Coffee Bar in Bruton

Thu 11 Sep '14, 12:44
By Graham Cox
Bean Shot Coffee – A New Coffee Bar in Bruton

Bean Shot Coffee has opened a new coffee bar at their Station Road roastery in Bruton and it’s proving a hit with the locals. The recently opened coffee bar offers a relaxing atmosphere to sit and enjoy your favourite beverage.

Give Blood – Friday 19th September

Thu 11 Sep '14, 12:22
By John Baxter
Give Blood – Friday 19th September

On Friday 19th September there will be two afternoon sessions when you can give your blood to the NHS Blood and Transplant Team in the Memorial Hall, Wincanton.

Holbrook House Invites You to its Open Day – Thursday 18th September

Tue 9 Sep '14, 12:26
By Colin Walker
Holbrook House Invites You to its Open Day – Thursday 18th September

We would like to invite you and all of your colleagues, friends and family to our free Open Day on Thursday 18th September, which includes live music, lots of free goodies including mini beauty treatment and protein shakes.

Wincanton Camera Club Reveals Voters' Winning Photo from Exhibition

Mon 8 Sep '14, 21:54
By Lachlan Fraser
Wincanton Camera Club Reveals Voters' Winning Photo from Exhibition

Votes cast by visitors to Wincanton Camera Club’s annual exhibition in the Library have been counted and the result announced. 110 votes were cast, of which a sweeping majority of 17 votes, were for...

3-2-1km Run Route at Wincanton Sports Ground

Mon 8 Sep '14, 21:41
By Jade Hansford
3-2-1km Run Route at Wincanton Sports Ground

Wincanton Sports Ground has recently created a 3-2-1 km run route around its grounds. The 3-2-1km run, which is a Run England project, allows you to track and measure your run, jog or walk when it best suits you.

Election or Co-option? That is the question

Sat 6 Sep '14, 16:23
By John Smith
Election or Co-option? That is the question

On Monday 8th September Town Council meetings resume in Wincanton after the summer break. Following recent resignations they are looking to fill vancancies.

Chavela Mora Hair Styling – Now Open on Wincanton High Street

Fri 5 Sep '14, 14:36
By John Smith
Chavela Mora Hair Styling – Now Open on Wincanton High Street

With ten years creative experience in hair styling, Chavela Mora Hair Styling is now open for business in Wincanton High Street. Chavela provides a full range of styling services and specialises in up-dos and bridal looks.

Horsington & South Cheriton 'Villager' Magazine - September 2014

Thu 4 Sep '14, 15:06
By Jane Jones
Horsington & South Cheriton 'Villager' Magazine - September 2014

This month’s Villager magazine has an impressive painting and article of Maritime art by Terence Lee from South Cheriton. There is also an extract from the reflections of Gordon Brockbank about growing up in Horsington in the 1930s and 40s.

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