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Say it with Gold at Alex Appleton Jewellers

Thu 11 Feb '16, 13:15
By Fanny Charles
Say it with Gold at Alex Appleton Jewellers

One of Wincanton’s finest town centre buildings has a new lease of life as the shop and workshop for goldsmith Alex Appleton – if you haven’t yet looked into the beautifully refurbished former chemist’s, this is the week to do it.

A Tale of Two Musical Cities

Mon 8 Feb '16, 18:43
By Jayne Davis
A Tale of Two Musical Cities

King Arthur’s Community School is proud to present a musical tale of two cities. Students are putting on condensed productions of Oliver and Les Miserables' in 12 days from start to finish. Come along and enjoy a truly fantastic performance.

King Arthur’s Students Win Praise for Active Citizenship

Fri 5 Feb '16, 12:46
By Cora Henry
King Arthur’s Students Win Praise for Active Citizenship

King Arthur’s School has been showered with compliments recently following a day of “active citizenship” from its students. The theme for a “Focus day” was to deliver a series of ‘Community Projects’ around Wincanton.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - February 2016

Fri 5 Feb '16, 11:53
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - February 2016

This month in the Villager find many ways to go out and fight the winter cold by meeting people! All the latest news and events to download from the Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine.

New Takeaway Service at Redfearns Thai Restaurant

Tue 2 Feb '16, 23:54
By John Smith
New Takeaway Service at Redfearns Thai Restaurant

Geoff Redfearn, chef and owner of Redfearns Café and Thai restaurant has expanded his business to include a takeaway service. The new service is available between 6.30pm and 9.00pm Thursday to Saturday every week.

SSDC Approves Local Grants

Mon 1 Feb '16, 21:20
By SSDC
SSDC Approves Local Grants

South Somerset District Council has recently approved almost £300k of local community grants, including a significant contribution to Wincanton Town Council's Cale Park refurbishment.

Wincanton Country Market – Friday 5th February

Sat 30 Jan '16, 16:02
By Helen Hermanstein Smith
Wincanton Country Market – Friday 5th February

Wincanton Country Markets’ first monthly market for 2016 takes place on Friday 5th February, selling homemade baked goods, preserves, locally grown market vegetable and fruit, plants and handmade crafts.

Morrisons: “The Wincanton Store is Not Under Threat of Closure!”

Thu 28 Jan '16, 17:28
By John Smith
Morrisons: “The Wincanton Store is Not Under Threat of Closure!”

It was recently posted on social media that Morrison’s store in Wincanton was under threat. Morrison’s press office has confirmed to us that although seven branches are due to be closed in the UK, Wincanton’s store is not one of them.

Save it! Energy, Water & Money Event at the Balsam Centre

Wed 27 Jan '16, 15:32
By John Wilcott
Save it! Energy, Water & Money Event at the Balsam Centre

WISH (Warmer Improved Somerset Homes), Wessex Water and South Somerset Council are holding a Save it! Energy, Water and Money event at the Balsam Centre in Wincanton on Tuesday 1st March between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.

Nostalgic Film Show Attracts Crowds & Raises £1,000 for Charity

Mon 25 Jan '16, 23:16
By Richard Duckworth
Nostalgic Film Show Attracts Crowds & Raises £1,000 for Charity

The recent film show celebrating 50 nostalgic years of Wincanton Transport and Engineering was a great success, attended by an unexpectedly large crowd and raising £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Would You Enjoy Singing With the Parish Church Choir?

Fri 22 Jan '16, 11:16
By Gill D’Arcy
Would You Enjoy Singing With the Parish Church Choir?

The Parish Church in Wincanton would like to increase its choir membership. If you enjoy singing and would like to join us, why not get in touch? Practice evenings are on Thursdays at 7.30pm in the Church.

Acclaimed Folk Musicians to Perform at North Cadbury Village Hall

Fri 22 Jan '16, 01:11
By Piers Keating
Acclaimed Folk Musicians to Perform at North Cadbury Village Hall

On Saturday 6th February, multi award-winning husband and wife folk duo Sean Lakeman and Kathryn Roberts are bringing their acclaimed brand of folk songs to North Cadbury in support of their best-selling album, ‘Tomorrow Will Follow Today’.

What is the U3A? There’s a Group Near You!

Tue 19 Jan '16, 13:31
By Susan Keen
What is the U3A? There’s a Group Near You!

U3A stands for University of the Third Age; this is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. Your local U3A is known as the Camelot Group.

HSBC Prepares to Close – Can Your Post Office Bridge the Gap?

Mon 18 Jan '16, 16:11
By John Smith
HSBC Prepares to Close – Can Your Post Office Bridge the Gap?

HSBC in Wincanton closes its doors on 22nd January, amidst concerns from the community about the demise of local bank services. But did you know your Post Office can handle many day-to-day banking functions, for HSBC and many other banks?

The Lovington Bakery - A Real Bread Shop for Wincanton

Sat 16 Jan '16, 12:32
By John Smith
The Lovington Bakery - A Real Bread Shop for Wincanton

Having worked right up to the last minute to be ready for their opening before Christmas, business for Wincanton’s newest High Street venture, The Lovington Bakery, is brisk and its produce has been heartily received by customers.

Come and Sing with Spectra Musica

Fri 15 Jan '16, 14:47
By Sally Greenhalgh
Come and Sing with Spectra Musica

For all ladies hoping to become Sarah Brightman, this is your chance! However, gents too will enjoy Spectra Musica’s programme for an energetic and enjoyable day of singing in February.

Last Few Days to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Tue 12 Jan '16, 15:00
By John Smith
Last Few Days to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Until 15th January, South Somerset District Council is providing local drop zones where you can deposit your redundant (real) Christmas trees. Once shredded, bags of wood chippings can be taken (free of charge) by local residents to use in their gardens.

Snape Cottage Garden in Bourton to Close

Sun 10 Jan '16, 17:03
By Angela and Ian Whinfield
Snape Cottage Garden in Bourton to Close

One of Dorset's best-loved gardens, Snape Cottage in Bourton, is to close after 26 years of opening in aid of the National Gardens Scheme. Owners Angela and Ian Whinfield plan to create a more manageable garden in a smaller property.

Blood Donor Appointments are Available in January - Book Yours Now

Fri 8 Jan '16, 14:14
By Harriet Summerhayes
Blood Donor Appointments are Available in January - Book Yours Now

NHS Blood and Transplant are holding a blood donation session on Friday 22nd January at the Memorial Hall, Wincanton. They urge existing and new donors to help them replenish essential stores of blood after the holiday period.

Wincanton Town Council Seeks to Fill Two Vacancies

Thu 7 Jan '16, 18:49
By John Smith
Wincanton Town Council Seeks to Fill Two Vacancies

Because of recent resignations Wincanton Town Council is now in the process of searching for two new councillors to fill the vacancies. There’s still time to apply to become a councillor via the co-option system.

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