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Singer-song writer, guitarist, and story teller, Jo Burt, well known for his work over 40 years with legendary musicians and groups including The Troggs, Black Sabbath, and Freddie Mercury, will be entertaining at a special event on Saturday 25th March to raise funds for a new skittle alley for the pavilion.
The March and April 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes information about the launch of the RBL's new outreach service at the Balsam Centre, along with the usual information about forthcoming trips and anniversaries.
A tribute to Elfriede Scharf, an account of learning Karate at a local Dojo, information about Horsington Church School's foreign internship involvement along with an account from a German exchange student, and more from the people of Horsington and surrounding villages.
We want to let everyone know about a few changes coming to Wincanton Window. Don’t worry, they’re all based around some internal restructuring so you shouldn’t notice a thing – we’ll still be bringing you the same in-depth local news, publishing your articles, views and opinion pieces. So here’s what’s going on…
Kicking off on 1st April with Charlie Chaplin's Circus combined with a circus skills workshop, Wincanton Town Hall will host some of WhereWestBegins' National Lottery funded classic cinema programme, designed to encourage young people to enjoy films and discover more about the business and art of making them.
Wincanton Health Centre is holding its second public meeting on Friday 10th March 2017. The meeting will be held in the Wincanton Memorial Hall between 6:30pm and 8pm.
There could be an end in sight to the notorious congestion at the Sparkford roundabout on the A303 if Highways England plans for a new dual carriageway from Sparkford to Ilchester get the go-ahead.
Can't get to the library? Let the library come to you! The Home Library Service is entirely free of charge and available to anyone of any age who cannot easily get to the library, and we have our own HLS volunteer based at Wincanton Library. Read on to find out how it works.
Avon and Somerset Police have issued the following appeal for witnesses to a serious assault that took place at the Sparkford roundabout. The victim, a man in his 60s, was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to hospital.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious two-vehicle collision which took place at 5:05pm on Saturday 11th February 2017 on the A357 Anchor Hill roundabout. Both drivers sustained minor injuries, but a passenger was taken by air ambulance to Southampton Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
You can experience everything that Holbrook House Health Club membership has to offer for FREE on Saturday 25th February. Activities both in and outdoors, including swimming (children's sessions, too), fitness suite, classes and spa bath.
Why not brighten up a dull February Saturday by joining Spectra Musica in another lively singing day at Cheap Street Church, Sherborne? Music will include works by Handel, Boyce and Thomas Linley Junior.
Read the interesting story of a Horsington family forced to move to the Wincanton Workhouse at the end of the 19th century. Also in this February issue, the latest news about life in the Village and its inhabitants
The January and February 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes a Poppy Appeal update and coverage of the 10th anniversary of Wincanton's War Memorial.
Colin Winder, former Wincanton Town Councillor and Mayor, has been presented with the Council's Community Award for an individual this year for his service to the community. The award was presented at a civic reception in the Town Hall on Saturday 19th November 2016.
Tomorrow, 21st January, the day after Donald Trump's first full day as President, thousands will march on Washington DC and other cities around the world. I intend to walk to show solidarity in Wincanton, at 2pm from the Memorial Hall. I invite all who are able to join me.
The Wincanton Carnival AGM will be held tonight in the Sweetman Hall. The group is looking for more volunteers to help them continue staging this important annual town event. If you are interested in getting involved you are invited to attend tonight and meet the existing committee and volunteers.
The Wincanton & District Gardeners' Association (WDGA) has been awarded the Wincanton Town Council Annual Community Award for 2016 in recognition of its exceptional service to the community.
Bring your real Christmas tree (no plastic fakes) to the car park at Cale Park before 17th January to be shredded. You can even take the resulting mulch away to use on your garden.
With Christmas fast approaching the normal refuse collection times can be subject to change. Here are the revised collection dates from the Somerset Waste Partnership website.
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