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Lawnmower Maintenance Workshop Starting at The Balsam Centre

Sat 22 Nov '14, 14:31
By Annette Yoosefinejad
Lawnmower Maintenance Workshop Starting at The Balsam Centre

The Balsam Centre is running some new practical workshops and classes for people who are out of work or unemployed. The latest to start is a Lawnmower Maintenance Workshop. The class will take place every Wednesday at 11.00am.

Wincanton Co-Op Robbed by Armed Thief

Fri 21 Nov '14, 13:37
By John Smith
Wincanton Co-Op Robbed by Armed Thief

On Wednesday 12th November an armed robber entered the Co-Op store and threatened a member of staff just before closure of the store at the end of the day (around 9:55pm).

REPORT: Wincanton Housing Crisis – Public Meeting

Thu 20 Nov '14, 18:15
By Fanny Charles
REPORT: Wincanton Housing Crisis – Public Meeting

On Tuesday 18th November the Sweetman Hall at The Bear Inn was packed for a public meeting called by an informal action group set up to oppose further housing development in Wincanton.

David Rendel, LibDem Parliamentary Candidate, Campaigns in Wincanton

Wed 19 Nov '14, 23:50
By John Burrough
David Rendel, LibDem Parliamentary Candidate, Campaigns in Wincanton

David Rendel was recently in Wincanton, knocking on doors and leading his team in carrying out a residents’ survey, his aim being to meet as many people as possible. In this photo he's with Sheila and Mark Savage of Mundays Mead.

Cherry Pip Marketing – Targeted Leaflet Marketing at Your Service

Tue 18 Nov '14, 14:36
By Tracy West
Cherry Pip Marketing – Targeted Leaflet Marketing at Your Service

A well orchestrated leaflet marketing campaign can boost your business for Christmas, New Year and beyond. Cherry Pip Marketing is collaboration between some great minds with backgrounds in marketing, sales and retail at senior management level.

Extended & Refurbished Lidl is Open for Business

Mon 17 Nov '14, 22:29
By John Smith
Extended & Refurbished Lidl is Open for Business

After a major extension and a complete refurbishment you would have expected that Lidl would have re-opened the doors with a great fanfare. But with typical German efficiency the doors opened last Tuesday and the working day commenced.

Your Town Council Wants to Talk to You!

Fri 14 Nov '14, 19:26
By John Smith
Your Town Council Wants to Talk to You!

Wincanton Town Council has set up a regular surgery to give you an easy way to talk to them and share your views about Wincanton. This is your chance to submit suggestions about how you want to see your community develop.

Blackadder Goes Forth to Help the Heroes Tonight in Wincanton Memorial Hall

Fri 14 Nov '14, 14:16
By John Smith
Blackadder Goes Forth to Help the Heroes Tonight in Wincanton Memorial Hall

The Stab in the Dark theatre company present 'Blackadder Goes Forth' in Wincanton Memorial Hall tonight, 8pm. Two episodes from this hilarious cult classic for about a tenner. All profits go to Help for Heroes.

Sunday Market is on the Move – But Not Too Far

Thu 13 Nov '14, 15:46
By John Smith
Sunday Market is on the Move – But Not Too Far

Wincanton Town Team has been gathering views from Sunday Market stall-holders and shoppers. Taking all this on board they are moving the next market, on Sunday 16th November, off the High Street and back to Carrington Way car park.

Christmas Party Menu at Truffles

Wed 12 Nov '14, 18:03
By Richard Sorapure
Christmas Party Menu at Truffles

Truffles' Taste of the West Christmas party menu is available from 1st – 24th December for Lunch or Dinner. The menu at £19.95 uses locally sourced fresh produce from West Country farms and artisan suppliers.

Two Re-Arrested for Hit-and-Run Fatality in Bruton

Tue 11 Nov '14, 16:59
By Avon & Somerset Police
Two Re-Arrested for Hit-and-Run Fatality in Bruton

Police have re-arrested a 46-year-old man and 31-year-old woman from Somerset in relation to the 'fail-to-stop' incident, which led to the death of 84-year-old David Hick in Bruton.

Heart of Wessex Funding Advice Workshop

Mon 10 Nov '14, 19:45
By Sarah Dyke-Bracher
Heart of Wessex Funding Advice Workshop

If you’re thinking of starting a new business and need financial assistance to get your project off to a flying start, a Heart of Wessex Funding Advice Workshop will take place in the Balsam Centre, Wincanton on Thursday 27th November.

EA Releases Fish into the Cale Due to C.A.T.C.H.

Fri 7 Nov '14, 00:34
By Dave Smith
EA Releases Fish into the Cale Due to C.A.T.C.H.

The Environment Agency has seen fit to release a significant stock of bred fish into the River Cale in Wincanton, as a direct result of, and credit to the work C.A.T.C.H. has been doing to clean up the river and improve its status as a bio-diverse habitat.

Poor Signage Caused Confusion During South Street Road Closure

Wed 5 Nov '14, 20:38
By John Smith
Poor Signage Caused Confusion During South Street Road Closure

Poor signage during the recent South Street drainage works is being blamed for confusion and disruption for businesses, Our Lady’s primary school and residents, leading to calls for better planning by County Highways in future.

Milborne Port Christmas Craft and Food Market – Sunday 23rd November

Tue 4 Nov '14, 17:53
By Mandy Forsey
Milborne Port Christmas Craft and Food Market – Sunday 23rd November

Milborne Port's annual Christmas Craft & Food Market is in the Village Hall, on Sunday 23rd November. This is the fourth year for the event, and with around 45 stalls attending it promises great Christmas shopping for all.

Wincanton Housing Crisis – Public Meeting on Tuesday 18th November

Sun 2 Nov '14, 19:37
By Bryony Loader
Wincanton Housing Crisis – Public Meeting on Tuesday 18th November

Wincanton’s future is in our hands. Please support the campaign to prevent urban sprawl engulfing village communities and devouring our open spaces. A campaign group has come together to fight all current building applications. We’d like you to join us.

Charlton Musgrove’s Annual Quiz Night – Friday 14th November

Thu 30 Oct '14, 15:18
By Jonathan Hand
Charlton Musgrove’s Annual Quiz Night – Friday 14th November

A Quiz Night is being held in Charlton Musgrove Memorial Hall on Friday 14th November in aid of St Stephen & St Paul’s Parish Church. Tickets are £7.50 per person, including food.

Horsington & South Cheriton 'Villager' Magazine - November 2014

Wed 29 Oct '14, 15:47
By Jane Jones
Horsington & South Cheriton 'Villager' Magazine - November 2014

The latest events and articles from Horsington and South Cheriton, keeping residents and visitors in touch with the local activities in the area.

Salvage Hunter’s Eye is on the Art at Bruton

Mon 27 Oct '14, 17:40
By Kate Cox
Salvage Hunter’s Eye is on the Art at Bruton

Bruton School for Girls was turned into a film set for the day when star of TV’s Salvage Hunters, Drew Pritchard, arrived to rummage amongst the hidden treasures at the girls’ school.

Autumn Courses with a Smile

Mon 27 Oct '14, 09:08
By Adrian Bowen
Autumn Courses with a Smile

Somerset Skills & Learning was recently visited by OfSted, who acknowledged the benefits and value that participation in community education gave their learners.

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