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Bereft Bennetts Field Businesses Battle Broadband Bosses

Wed 26 Aug '15, 16:14
By John Smith
Bereft Bennetts Field Businesses Battle Broadband Bosses

With frustration growing over the lack of adequate broadband on Bennetts Field Trading Estate, Wincanton Chamber brokered a meeting between representatives of affected businesses and those of the ongoing fibre rollout administration.

Winkfest!

Mon 24 Aug '15, 22:56
By Dani Wood
Winkfest!

Winkfest, a day of family fun, entertainment and live music, debuts in Wincanton this year on bank holiday Monday 31st August 2015, 11am till 6pm at Wincanton Sports Ground.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for August 2015

Mon 24 Aug '15, 13:49
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for August 2015

News and events from the Wincanton branch of the Royal British Legion. A summary and link to the full edition of the newsletter.

Wincanton Health Centre Invites Feedback at Public Meeting

Fri 21 Aug '15, 08:32
By Nigel Engert
Wincanton Health Centre Invites Feedback at Public Meeting

Wincanton Health Centre is offering patients the chance to ask questions about its services at a Public Meeting on Wednesday 16th September, 6:30pm, at Wincanton Memorial Hall.

Annual Fete Raises £2,190 for Wincanton Community Hospital

Thu 20 Aug '15, 08:29
By Richard D’Arcy
Annual Fete Raises £2,190 for Wincanton Community Hospital

With the kind help of hospital staff, Friends and volunteers, Wincanton’s Community Hospital Annual Fete was a huge success, raising much-needed funds for the hospital and ensuring a fun afternoon for all who attended.

Playday Start Time Error

Wed 19 Aug '15, 11:56
By John Smith
Playday Start Time Error

South Somerset have announced that there is an error in their poster for today’s Playday in Wincanton. The poster shows the event running between 10am and 1pm. The event actually starts at 1pm and runs through till 4pm. Please pass the word to everyone you know.

Wincanton Skate Jam 2015 VIDEO

Tue 18 Aug '15, 09:13
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Skate Jam 2015 <small style='color: red;'>VIDEO</small>

Wincanton hosted its first Skate Jam back on 12th August, attracting participants from as far as Yeovil to the free youth day. Spectators were treated to a stunning show of acrobatic skills.

Wincanton Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2015 at Wincanton Library

Mon 17 Aug '15, 14:52
By Lachlan Frase
Wincanton Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2015 at Wincanton Library

Wincanton Library hosts the annual exhibition of photographs taken by members of the Wincanton Camera Club, until Saturday 5th September.

Would You Like to Join Wincanton Choral Society?

Mon 17 Aug '15, 14:03
By Philip Schofield
Would You Like to Join Wincanton Choral Society?

If you enjoy choral singing, Wincanton Choral Society is open to everyone (no auditions). The high quality, amateur choir rehearses once a week and is led by a professional musical director and presents to concerts each year.

Open Day at Kimbers' – Your Local Farm Shop

Wed 12 Aug '15, 18:22
By Naomi Kimber
Open Day at Kimbers' – Your Local Farm Shop

Open Day at Kimbers' Farm Shop on Sunday 16th August – lots to do and everyone is welcome. Plus news from the farm, three awards from Taste of the West, plans for local meat and milk delivery, and concerns over milk prices.

Wincanton’s Lifesaving Defibrillator is Ready for Use

Mon 10 Aug '15, 22:11
By John Smith
Wincanton’s Lifesaving Defibrillator is Ready for Use

Thanks to the Brue Valley Rotary Club Wincanton has recently joined Castle Cary and Bruton in having a publically accessible debfibrillator unit.

Multi-Million Pound Boost for Local Economy

Fri 7 Aug '15, 20:53
By James Tourgout
Multi-Million Pound Boost for Local Economy

An international food producer is set to boost the local economy after buying a £3.7m site at Wincanton Business Park, adding significant numbers of jobs and opportunities to the local supply chain.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for July 2015

Thu 6 Aug '15, 11:24
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for July 2015

News and events from the Wincanton branch of the Royal British Legion. A summary and link to the full edition of the newsletter.

Community Peace Garden Official Opening Saturday 8th August

Wed 5 Aug '15, 22:48
By David Winter
Community Peace Garden Official Opening Saturday 8th August

The opening of the Community Peace Garden, between the High Street and The Balsam Centre, on Saturday 8th August completes the restoration of the site owned by The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Wincanton Celebrations Mark 70th Anniversary of End of World War II

Tue 4 Aug '15, 17:07
By Dawn Old
Wincanton Celebrations Mark 70th Anniversary of End of World War II

Wincanton Town Council, in conjunction with the Royal British Legion, is planning a whole weekend of different events to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Sponsored Swim for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Tue 4 Aug '15, 16:18
By Derek Hudson
Sponsored Swim for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

On Sunday 13th September there will be a sponsored swim at the Wincanton Sports Centre swimming pool in aid of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

The Nicholson Lecture at Maperton Church – Saturday 8th August

Fri 31 Jul '15, 08:26
By James Scott
The Nicholson Lecture at Maperton Church – Saturday 8th August

This year’s Nicholson Lecture is given by distinguished speaker Graham Mottram. It follows the careers of Lieutenant Rex Warneford and Squadron Commander Richard Bell-Davies, the first naval aviators to win the Victoria Cross, one hundred years ago.

Summer Exhibition of Watercolours – “Vintage Flowers” by Lucy M. Jenkins

Tue 28 Jul '15, 17:56
By Chris Wadden
Summer Exhibition of Watercolours – “Vintage Flowers” by Lucy M. Jenkins

A series of watercolour paintings by Lucy M. Jenkins will be shown at Divine Wines in Wincanton throughout August. The paintings feature garden and wild flowers in vintage floral chinaware, bringing together industry with nature.

Mustang Sally and More at Pen Selwood’s Summer Fete

Tue 28 Jul '15, 12:28
By Stella Parcell
Mustang Sally and More at Pen Selwood’s Summer Fete

Pen Selwood celebrates 61 years of our traditional Village Fete on Saturday 1st August. Held in the centre of the village between the Community Field, Village Hall and St Michael’s Church, the three beneficiaries of all profits.

Business Grant Made Available in Wincanton, Castle Cary & Bruton Areas

Fri 24 Jul '15, 07:36
By Martin Hacker
Business Grant Made Available in Wincanton, Castle Cary & Bruton Areas

A business grant is being made available by South Somerset District Council to help businesses in the Wincanton, Castle Cary and Bruton areas of South Somerset.

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