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Mill Street Social Club in Wincanton offers a wide variety of facilities and entertainments. Why not come along and enjoy a drink, company and entertainment in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere?
Sue is a fully qualified Paediatric First Aid Instructor running small, informal and friendly group classes for parents, grandparents and carer. She covers CPR, choking, bumps, bleeds, breaks, seizures and meningitis awareness – babies are welcome too!
A “hot desk” in the Lime Room at the council’s Churchfield offices, off Church Street, could be the answer for anyone with a small home-based business or those who have the occasional need for an office but don’t want to be tied by a lease.
Local primary school teacher Kay Carswell has realised a long-held ambition with the publication of her first novel, Looking After Number One, an exciting romantic thriller with enough twists to keep the reader turning the pages into the small hours.
A charity garden concert in aid of Mary’s Meal for Syrian refugees takes place at The Dogs in Wincanton on Sunday 3rd July, where The Pilgrim Singers invite you to join them for Summer Strawberries & Song.
Spectra Musica is holding a rather special concert on 2nd July to celebrate singing ten years of wonderful music. The group will be joined by a string quintet who, along with Anita D’Attellis, will accompany works from Purcell to Scott Joplin.
This year’s Armed Forces Day has again been organised by the town’s branch of the Royal British Legion. To accommodate the continued growth of the event this year’s event will be held in the grounds of King Arthur’s Community School.
The June 2016 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion.
Bikeability is the new ‘cycling proficiency’ and encourages children to cycle safely on the roads. I run sessions to get children off their stabilisers and gain the confidence for on-road cycling. I also run adult sessions from complete beginners to advanced city cycling.
Buckfest, the showcase for young musical talent in the area, was so successful last year that it’s back this year on Saturday 10th September. Would you like to be part of the line-up and help to raise money for local causes?
Tickets are now on sale for what promises to be a stunning evening of Hungarian choral singing on 21st June. The concert at St Mary’s Church, Bruton at 7.30pm is part of the Aurin Girls’ 2016 concert tour.
A report on the Town Council meeting on Monday 23rd May including Council news, the re-election of Councillor Ellard as Council Chair and Town Mayor, and the election of new Vice Chair Ray Tudgay.
Video, pictures and description of the exhilarating parade through Wincanton High Street on Thursday 26th May of 1 Regiment Army Air Corps, who were granted the Freedom of Wincanton amidst an enthusiastic turnout of local well-wishers.
Chris Bailward, 67, a farmer from Horsington, is departing on a charity cycle ride which takes him back and forth across England on a 2016-mile trek to raise funds for Sport Relief.
A NEW book by local author and retired solicitor Peter FitzGerald tells the story of Nathaniel Ireson – the man who transformed the centre of Wincanton – and contributed as an architect and as a master mason to some of the greatest West Country buildings of the 18th century.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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