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Dancing for absolute beginners at Charlton Musgrove Village Hall

Tue 18 Sep '18, 23:40
By Sara Robinson
Dancing for absolute beginners at Charlton Musgrove Village Hall

As Strictly returns for 2018 and school terms resume, it's time to sign up for new classes again. My Absolute Beginner class this year starts on 25th September at the lovely Charlton Musgrove Village Hall.

Macmillan coffee mornings coming up in Wincanton

Tue 18 Sep '18, 23:09
By John Smith
Macmillan coffee mornings coming up in Wincanton

It's Macmillan coffee morning season and local groups, businesses and organisations are organising events. Here are a few happening in the Wincanton area. Let us know if you're holding your own so we can add it to the list.

KA students develop employment skills with Crestmoor Training

Sun 16 Sep '18, 18:12
By Hayley Brewer
KA students develop employment skills with Crestmoor Training

Six current Year 11 students at King Arthur’s School have gained their certificate in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development, after working with local training company, Crestmoor Training.

Julie Jenkins exhibition: Sacred Space

Sat 15 Sep '18, 21:43
By Julie Jenkins
Julie Jenkins exhibition: Sacred Space

Sacred art forms and spirituality inspire my paintings which depict places of peace and power. My Somerset Arts Week exhibition opened today in my home on North Street over the next two weeks.

It really was The Greatest Show, man!

Tue 11 Sep '18, 19:23
By Dave Smith
It really was The Greatest Show, man!

On Saturday 1st September, Wincanton was host to what must have been its first ever public outdoor cinema event, and what an event it was! Ask anyone who was there and they'll surely agree, it was quite something to behold.

Roller skating at Wincanton Memorial Hall

Fri 7 Sep '18, 20:46
By Nigel McLachlan
Roller skating at Wincanton Memorial Hall

Join us on every other Thursday evening, all ages and abilities are welcome. Meet new people, play games, get fit, and listen to good music. Parents can join in or relax with free tea or coffee and enjoy the excellent Wi-Fi!

Elroi Manor September Shindig is on Saturday 8th

Wed 5 Sep '18, 18:20
By Michele Lye
Elroi Manor September Shindig is on Saturday 8th

We will have a bouncy castle, barbeque, ice cream van, stalls, side shows and games. There will be music and theatre provided by local talents, and a spiritual area where you will find Danielle from Glastonbury doing readings, a crystal reader and massage.

It's Wincanton Flower Show tomorrow!

Fri 31 Aug '18, 17:26
By Dave Smith
It's Wincanton Flower Show tomorrow!

Local, and some not-so-local gardeners and crafts people will exhibit their works, competing for prizes and trophies. It’s a show for all the family, with lots to see and do, but it's not just for gardeners. Categories include homecraft and handicraft, too.

The Bayford Book - launching 8th September

Wed 29 Aug '18, 16:14
By Brian Garton
The Bayford Book - launching 8th September

Last October, more than 100 people came to the Bayford History and Memories Exhibition. Many of them asked if some of the photos and articles could be turned into a book. The answer is yes, and it arrives on Saturday 8th September!

Police appeal for info on incident between Wincanton and Charlton Horethorn

Tue 28 Aug '18, 17:39
By John Smith
Police appeal for info on incident between Wincanton and Charlton Horethorn

Police are seeking witnesses following an incident in the Wincanton area on Saturday 18th August. Two motorists were involved in an altercation on the B3145 between Wincanton and Charlton Horethorne

The Greatest Showman: FREE open-air movie at Cale Park! UPDATED

Sun 26 Aug '18, 21:25
By Dave Smith
The Greatest Showman: FREE open-air movie at Cale Park! <small style='color: blue;'>UPDATED</small>

On Saturday 1st September, Wincanton Town Council presents The Greatest Showman, open-air at Cale Park, free for all! A fully licenced community event, planned to include a Prosecco and Pimm's bar, pizza, crepes and an American "drive-thru" food!

Wincanton mum’s delight as part-exchange scheme opens door to dream house swap

Tue 21 Aug '18, 08:02
By Chris Campbell
Wincanton mum’s delight as part-exchange scheme opens door to dream house swap

A Wincanton family of five has used a part-exchange scheme from Bovis Homes to move to one of the new-builds off West Hill, so that their children can finally all have their own bedrooms.

[FILM:] The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

Mon 20 Aug '18, 17:07
By Martin Lancaster
[FILM:] The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

This critically acclaimed World War II novel adaptation will be screening at Milborne Port Village Hall on 21st September, with financial assistance from Milborne Port Parish Council. Tickets will be on sale from 1st September.

Wincanton Youth Theatre performed at Hauser and Wirth Summer Party

Wed 15 Aug '18, 20:44
By Andrew Warren
Wincanton Youth Theatre performed at Hauser and Wirth Summer Party

The Wincanton Youth Theatre were delighted to be asked to perform again at the annual Hauser and Wirth Summer Party in Bruton in July. The festival had a circus theme, and raised money for the Carymoor Environment Centre.

Find a FREE Play Day near you this summer

Sun 12 Aug '18, 20:20
By John Smith
Find a FREE Play Day near you this summer

The Play Days 2018 programme got underway on 25th July. Events have taken place in Castle Cary, Wincanton and Milborne Port, but more events are still to take place in Templecombe, Sparkford and beyond.

A new class to help you “Stay Strong, Stay Steady” is starting in Wincanton

Tue 7 Aug '18, 13:22
By Dianne Ramsay
A new class to help you “Stay Strong, Stay Steady” is starting in Wincanton

If you are worried that sometimes you feel unsteady on your feet, or perhaps you have a family history of osteoporosis or Parkinson’s, you may be interested in a new group that will be starting in Wincanton, in the Memorial Hall.

Fun in the Sun 2018 approaches!

Mon 6 Aug '18, 19:20
By John Smith
Fun in the Sun 2018 approaches!

This year, to balance the long-standing Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza, the committee have now planned a brand new summer event: ‘Fun in the Sun’, to take place on Saturday 11th August at the Wincanton Sports Ground.

100 prayerful volunteers sought

Fri 27 Jul '18, 15:02
By Michael Vockins
100 prayerful volunteers sought

Volunteers are being called on to join the churches’ 100 Days of Prayer, as their contribution to the national – and international – wave of prayer leading up to Remembrance Day.

Morrisons in Wincanton is closed due to a water leak open again UPDATED

Thu 26 Jul '18, 16:31
By John Smith
Morrisons in Wincanton is <strike>closed due to a water leak</strike> open again <small style='color: blue'>UPDATED</small>

Morrisons in Wincanton is currently closed due to an alleged water leak. There was a growing tailback of vehicles from the site entrance out beyond the roundabout. UPDATE: They're open again.

Help Wincanton Parish Church find a new rector

Tue 24 Jul '18, 18:30
By Penny Ashton
Help Wincanton Parish Church find a new rector

Wincanton Parish Church is seeking a new rector, and would value community feedback on what they want of their church and its rector. You are invited to complete a short survey to help them find the right person.

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