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For a great many years the South Street bottleneck has been a treacherous pass. It's a wonder nobody has been hurt. Despite several suggestions, and impending invasive works and a road closure at this location, a solution has yet to materialise.
The Art of Medicine is the subject of art historian Hendrika Foster’s illustrated talk on Friday 31st October. Sounds mysterious. Isn’t Medicine a Science?
Do you want to start running, but don’t want to do it alone? Wincanton Sports Ground is starting a beginners running group using our 3-2-1km route. Participants can walk, jog or run the route, doing what make them feels comfortable.
The Bubbly Glass Engraver is a family owned company who pride themselves on providing unique, hand engraved gifts. Glass is engraved by hand to any design you require for a unique gift that will be treasured for years to come.
On the evening of 14th October an elderly gentleman walking to his local shop with his dogs was hit by a vehicle on Cole Road, Bruton. Despite attention at the scene he later died of his injuries.
Every year the Town Council accepts applications for grant funding from local charities and voluntary organisations. They are now looking for applications for the 2015 awards.
Wincanton Film Society will be showing last year’s box office hit, "12 Years a Slave" on Wednesday 22nd October in King Arthur’s School Performance Enhancement Centre.
Author and TV presenter Nick Barratt will give a talk on Family History and the Media on Saturday 25th October at St John's Church, Horsington. His talk will take us behind the scenes of the popular TV programme "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Bruton Dub Club holds the second of its popular monthly reggae and dub nights on Saturday 18th October at Bruton Community Hall, with MC Clappers Priest, El Bib on the decks and live music from Bruton band Sons of David.
This month's Sunday Market will have a Halloween theme, with Halloween sweets and a pumpkin carving competition! Check out the festivities and some new stalls from 10am-3pm.
To celebrate the return of racing to Wincanton on Thursday 16th October after its annual four-month break, race-goers will be treated to a parade of racehorses, featuring some of the West Country’s finest stars.
On 27th October yet more road works come to Wincanton. The top of South Street will be closed from the Market Place junction for six days to allow essential drainage work to be completed.
More road works on the A303 will follow on from the current works. The new works between Wincanton and Sparkford are due to start on 15th October, taking up to 49 days to re-surface the eastbound carriageway.
News and stories from the Wincanton and District Branch of the Royal British Legion. Read a summary of the September Newsletter or download the full edition, complete with photographs, in pdf format.
Avon & Somerset Police raided an industrial unit on the Bennetts Field Trading Estate, Wincanton, on Thursday 25th September, discovering around 100 cannabis plants.
Back in March, Wincanton Sports Ground was fortunate enough to receive funding from the Somerset FA to set up football sessions for adults with disabilities. With the winter months approaching, unfortunately the sessions have now finished for the year.
Sexey’s School, Bruton, raised over £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support with its two Coffee Mornings held on Friday 26th September as part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, with help from local traders.
Lecturer and Founder of Academy Conferences Julie Arliss will be our speaker at the next meeting of ANVIL on Wednesday 15th October. This structured discussion group meets in the Quaker Barn in the High St every two months.
Numerous drains around Wincanton are blocked solid, perhaps by debris caused from the flooding earlier this year, but action from Highways Agency, which promises to clear the drains by December, is as sluggish as the drains themselves.
Looking for something different in an exercise class? Why not try FitSteps? It’s the great exercise class produced by the famous dancers Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite from Strictly Come Dancing, from an idea they had while training for the show.
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