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The CATCH team is eager to move forward and create a wild flower meadow as part of the Town Council’s Cale Park project. Ground preparation work must now get going to make sure the land is ready for sowing next year.
Wincanton Town FC (Youth Section) Under 14s got off to a winning start to their season in a new kit supplied by sponsors J Bailey and Sons Ltd.
The MacMillan Coffee Mornings are well underway, with various organisations doing their bit for this great cause. The Baptist Church Listening Ear Group will be holding a MacMillan Coffee Morning on Thursday 2nd October.
Local businessman Nic Firth, from Colbert Smith Estate Agents, is putting the metal to the pedal for charity. On Sunday 5th October he takes part in the London to Bath 100 Bike Ride in aid of The British Heart Foundation.
Home-hunters seeking extra space for their families will want to know more about the fantastic choice of five-bedroom homes currently available at Taylor Wimpey’s sought-after Kingwell Rise development in Wincanton, Somerset.
With Phase 1 nearly complete Lidl’s Wincanton store closed at the end of trading on Sunday 21st September for full internal refurbishment. The new-look store, nearly double its original size, will re-open on Thursday 6th November.
There were smiles all round as Bruton School for Girls announced its GCSE results on Thursday 21st August. With the highest results for five years, Bruton School is building its reputation for consistently high achievements year on year.
Wincanton is now, at least in part, solar powered. Hook Valley Solar Farm has been commissioned and is supplying electricity from solar energy into the local grid. The solar farm rents fields from three farms and is home to 60,000 solar panels.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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