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Wincanton Areas Visited by Neighbourhood Plan Group

Wed 25 May '16, 22:30
By Matt Day
Wincanton Areas Visited by Neighbourhood Plan Group

On Friday 12th February a group of participants in the development of Wincanton's Neighbourhood Plan visited a number of areas around the town. The process, called a Placecheck, is a facilitated series of short visits to areas of land which could be used for housing and/or employment in future.

A New Gardeners' Centre in Wincanton

Fri 20 May '16, 15:57
By Andy Cole
A New Gardeners' Centre in Wincanton

Lifestyle Landscapes has opened a small gardeners' centre in Wincanton called The Growing Medium. It’s just off Bennetts Field Trading Estate, selling a range of plants compost sundries and tools.

Appeal for On-Call Firefighters in Wincanton

Wed 18 May '16, 14:04
By Paul Slaven
Appeal for On-Call Firefighters in Wincanton

Wincanton Fire Station is hosting an open evening for prospective on-call firefighters on Thursday 26th May. If you live or work within five minutes response time to the fire station you could potentially save lives in local emergencies.

Charlton Horethorne Youth Theatre News May 2016

Sun 15 May '16, 09:38
By Bill Closs
Charlton Horethorne Youth Theatre News May 2016

Charlton Horethorne’s Youth Theatre is thriving, having just performed 'Dazzle' to sell-out audiences. An Information Afternoon is planned together with a Bring & Buy sale to raise funds for new equipment.

Grab a Bargain! Jumble Sale on Saturday 21st May

Sat 14 May '16, 09:12
By Mandy Cochrane
Grab a Bargain! Jumble Sale on Saturday 21st May

King Arthur’s students invite you to grab a bargain at a Jumble Sale on Saturday 21st May at Wincanton Primary School. The sale is their latest fund-raising event in aid of a planned month-long expedition to Peru in 2017.

Lose Weight with Thin-canton at the Health Centre

Fri 13 May '16, 17:36
By Chloe Gray
Lose Weight with Thin-canton at the Health Centre

Thin-canton, a free weight loss group, will be running for the second time at Wincanton Health Centre starting on Thursday 19th May for eight weeks. If you would like to join, please come along – we look forward to seeing you!

Looking for Wincanton 18th Century Delftware

Wed 11 May '16, 23:14
By Fanny Charles
Looking for Wincanton 18th Century Delftware

Do you have a piece of tin-glaze earthenware pottery from the Wincanton Pottery in your attic – if you have, Sarah FitzGerald would like to hear from you, because it may be a collectors’ item.

Cale Park Play Area is Closing for Refurbishment!

Thu 5 May '16, 11:28
By Dave Smith
Cale Park Play Area is Closing for Refurbishment!

At long last work is about to begin to upgrade the Cale Park play area. Starting with the brand new footbridge and finishing with a full set of all-new play equipment, the exciting work requires the play park and associated car park be temporarily closed to the public.

The Unicorn Wins its Third Cider Pub of the Year Award

Mon 2 May '16, 18:46
By John Smith
The Unicorn Wins its Third Cider Pub of the Year Award

The Unicorn Cider House and Kitchen in Bayford has been voted Heart of Wessex ‘Camra Real Cider Pub of the Year’ for the third consecutive year, to the delight of landlords Richard Cummins and his partner Jayne Wallace.

Side by Side for People with Dementia in Wincanton

Fri 29 Apr '16, 18:04
By Katherine Pratt
Side by Side for People with Dementia in Wincanton

Alzheimer’s Society is seeking volunteers to help people with dementia keep doing the things they love. Side by Side is a free service, making it easier for people to remain active and feel part of their community.

Hounds on the Hill Charity Walk

Wed 27 Apr '16, 16:20
By Karen Harris
Hounds on the Hill Charity Walk

Hounds on the Hill is a 5km charity walk taking place at Ham Hill Country Park on Sunday 22nd May. Brue Valley Rotary Club will be raising funds for Canine Partners. A Fun day for all the family, dogs welcome too.

Wincanton Choral Society Spring Concert

Tue 26 Apr '16, 08:06
By Philip Schofield
Wincanton Choral Society Spring Concert

The Wincanton Choral Society is performing its Spring Concert on Sunday 15th May at the Leisure Centre in Wincanton. The concert comprises works by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

Yarlington Plant Fair – Saturday 14th May

Mon 25 Apr '16, 08:46
By Melissa Parsons
Yarlington Plant Fair – Saturday 14th May

Twenty three nurseries from all over the South West will exhibit at the 16th annual Yarlington Plant Fair on Saturday 14th May. This is a fantastic opportunity to see these specialist nurseries, and to buy beautifully grown plants.

Beginner’s Badminton Course for Women – Starts 10th May

Thu 21 Apr '16, 09:24
By Mandy Cochrane
Beginner’s Badminton Course for Women – Starts 10th May

In It Together is a three-year South Somerset project aiming to help women and girls aged 14+ increase their participation in sport. The project’s newest initiative is an eight-week beginner’s badminton course.

A Talk on the History of Palestine

Wed 20 Apr '16, 09:03
By Nigel Fox and John Baxter
A Talk on the History of Palestine

On Friday 29th April the Wincanton Museum and History Society is lucky to have the chance to hear one of the country’s leading experts on the Middle East and its troubled history. Jon Deverell’s topic is: The History of Palestine.

The Cinnamon Trust Needs Volunteers in the Wincanton Area

Tue 19 Apr '16, 08:43
By Sally Collins
The Cinnamon Trust Needs Volunteers in the Wincanton Area

The Cinnamon Trust urgently needs dog-walking volunteers to help a resident of Wincanton and Billy, their adorable 3-year-old Bichon Frise, who would love to go for a good walk. Can you help this or other residents with their pets?

Coffee Morning with a Royal Difference

Mon 18 Apr '16, 15:11
By John Smith
Coffee Morning with a Royal Difference

Wincanton Baptist Church is holding its next monthly coffee morning on Thursday 21st April in the Church hall, Mill Street. As the dates coincide, this event will also be the Church’s celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Wincanton Tennis Club Open Day

Wed 13 Apr '16, 17:52
By Russell Field
Wincanton Tennis Club Open Day

Four newly-surfaced courts at Wincanton Tennis Club were officially opened on Saturday 9th April by Howard Ellard, the Mayor of Wincanton as part of the club’s Annual Open Day, during which the community was invited to come experience its facilities.

Fitsteps – “Strictly” Inspired Dance Exercise Class at The Honbu

Mon 11 Apr '16, 15:27
By Sara Robinson
Fitsteps – “Strictly” Inspired Dance Exercise Class at The Honbu

The popular ballroom and Latin American dance-based fitness class is coming to The Honbu! Every Friday morning from 10.45am you can improve your fitness in this low to medium impact exercise class, whilst making new friends and having fun.

Cale Park Bridge Naming Competition!

Fri 8 Apr '16, 12:36
By Steve Lee
Cale Park Bridge Naming Competition!

With funding in place, the first phase of the Wincanton park’s regeneration project is about to start, including a new footbridge over the River Cale to give additional access to the play area. Can you help us name the new bridge?

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