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The Wincanton Silver Band is a prominent part of Town life, entertaining us throughout the town year at many local events. Now they are celebrating 125 years of bringing enjoyment to others through their music.
Wincanton’s Shedders were in the press recently because of their work supplying owl boxes to the Hawke and Owl Trust. Now they are bringing the benefits of their gifts to bear closer to home.
A new pub sign has appeared in Wincanton’s High Street. Uncle Toms now has a fresh sign pained by one of Discworld’s noted illustrators, Richard Kingston and referencing one of Discworld’s most famous pubs, The Mended Drum.
On Thursday 12th March the media announced the death of world-famous author Sir Terry Pratchett. Although Terry didn’t live in Wincanton, he most certainly had a major impact on the town.
Wincanton Chamber of Commerce is organising two election hustings in April to help you decide who to vote for. You are invited to submit questions for the candidates.
A group of local people, who live in Charlton Musgrove and Gillingham, are working hard preparing for a charitable ploughing match to be held on Easter Sunday (5th April) between 10.00am – 2.00pm at Lower Zeals, near Mere.
Some of us were lucky enough to have time to enjoy the solar eclipse this morning. Check out some photos of the celestial phenomenon, and then send in some of your own!
At a packed meeting of the Museum and History Society George Keen gave a fascinating talk on how he and his family have been making Cheddar Cheese on their farm outside Wincanton, which has achieved international fame for its taste and quality.
The Wincanton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is appealing to the local business community for help to ensure that their aspirations for growth, and future requirement for premises, are taken into account when the plan is drafted.
Holbrook House Health Club is having a FREE Open Weekend this weekend, 21st-22nd March, with some amazing offers for anyone who joins, including at least one free month and a bottle of champagne.
The Methodist Church welcomed a new Minister, Rev. Tom Carmichael, a few months ago. In other news, there will be a celebration of the life of the Yeovil and Blackmore Vale Circuit, to which all are invited, on Saturday 21st March.
Local chef Geoff Redfearn is opening his new Cook School on 18th March. This offers the chance for Thai food lovers to learn how to cook some of the dishes they have been served at Redfearns in Wincanton.
The Fine Food Company in Wincanton, whose Managing Director is an avid football fan, is pleased to announce that they are once again sponsoring the Wincanton Town Football Club away kit.
As a District Councillor, I am delighted to have managed to influence the Local Plan in regard to large scale housing in Wincanton. My views, put to inspector David Hoggard, have been reflected in his recent report about future development.
Whether you’re looking to take up a new interest, learn new skills, have fun, secure a qualification, or stay fit and healthy, Somerset Skill & Learning, your local provider of education, training and learning, has something for you in 2015.
Join the C.A.T.C.H. team and other local organisations on Saturday 25th April to watch (and maybe help!) as a new Memorial Meadow is planted with wild flowers and poppies in what was once overgrown land at Cale Park.
Karate students from The Honbu in Wincanton are preparing to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity on Sunday 22nd March by performing 1000 Techniques each.
Spectra Musica will be performing a variety of music, both from the classical repertoire and some songs from the shows. Under their new conductor, Peter Leech, and accompanist, Anita D’Atellis, this will be a delightful programme.
Raising funds for the Wincanton Live At Home Scheme, Castle Cary Choir and Guests will be performing in the Memorial Hall, Wincanton, on Friday 20th March, at 7.30pm.
The Balsam Centre is starting some new art and creative workshops on Saturdays at the Balsam Centre, starting in March.
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