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Women's March on Wincanton

Fri 20 Jan '17, 11:06
By Vicky Vagg
Women's March on Wincanton

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.

Wincanton Carnival AGM tonight: new volunteers needed

Wed 18 Jan '17, 16:08
By John Smith
Wincanton Carnival AGM tonight: new volunteers needed

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.

Wincanton Gardeners Assoc. receives Community Award for 2016

Sat 7 Jan '17, 23:59
By John Smith
Wincanton Gardeners Assoc. receives Community Award for 2016

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.

Recycle your real Christmas tree at Cale Park

Sun 1 Jan '17, 00:52
By John Smith
Recycle your real Christmas tree at Cale Park

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.

Refuse and recycling: Christmas and New Year collections

Thu 22 Dec '16, 15:16
By John Smith
Refuse and recycling: Christmas and New Year collections

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.

Hopkins Concrete invests in the future of local young people

Tue 20 Dec '16, 16:30
By Attention Media
Hopkins Concrete invests in the future of local young people

Hopkins Concrete has joined forces with LGS Training and Key4Life to appoint two new team members, investing in the future of both local young people and its own workforce. The company is keen to recruit young people from the local communities.

Christmas 2016 church services in Wincanton

Sat 17 Dec '16, 19:20
By John Smith
Christmas 2016 church services in Wincanton

The churches of Wincanton are all in the midst of their Christmas programmes, culminating with their respective Christmas Day services on Sunday 25th December. Here's a list of all the services still to happen between now and then. All the churches extend a warm invitation to join them to celebrate Christmas.

Crestmoor Plant and Tool Hire is open for business in Wincanton

Mon 12 Dec '16, 08:47
By Ian Turnbull
Crestmoor Plant and Tool Hire is open for business in Wincanton

Family run, Wincanton based Crestmoor Construction Services has launched a new plant and tool hire service from a unit in Wincanton Business Park. They offer small tools as well as large plant and associated maintenance and repairs.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - December 2016 and January 2017

Sun 11 Dec '16, 08:01
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - December 2016 and January 2017

Monthly news from the villages of Horsington and South Cheriton. This issue covers both December and January. The Villager team wishes all his readers a merry festive season and a great start for the year 2017!

Christmas party menu at Truffles

Mon 5 Dec '16, 20:34
By Richard Sorapure
Christmas party menu at Truffles

Looking for a Christmas party venue? Consider Truffles in Bruton for lunch or dinner for pre-booked parties till December 24th. Our three course menu is just £26 per person or £13 for children Under 12.

Bayford's new Village Hall opens Saturday 10th

Thu 1 Dec '16, 22:17
By Marilyn Miland
Bayford's new Village Hall opens Saturday 10th

The opening of the newly named Bayford Village Hall will take place on Saturday 10th December. Since the purchase of the hall in April 2016 it has been repaired and converted into a safe and accessible community facility, at a total cost of £96,000.

Late night Christmas shopping in Wincanton

Wed 30 Nov '16, 09:35
By John Smith
Late night Christmas shopping in Wincanton

On Friday 2nd December many Wincanton High Street traders will be keeping their shops open till 7:30pm, so residents and visitors can enjoy some late night Christmas shopping. But that's not all that'll be going on in town that night.

Carols by Candlelight in Bruton

Wed 23 Nov '16, 16:16
By Caroline Tickner
Carols by Candlelight in Bruton

Bruton Choral Society present their traditional Carols by Candlelight concert at Bruton School for Girls. As ever, there will be mulled wine, mince pies and audience participation in an atmospheric candlelit evening of medieval Christmas music.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for November & December 2016

Wed 23 Nov '16, 15:50
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for November & December 2016

The November and December 2016 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes the Poppy Appeal 2016, Remembrance 2016 and trip updates.

What's on at the Balsam Centre for 11 – 16 year olds?

Mon 21 Nov '16, 15:35
By Annette Yoosefinejad
What's on at the Balsam Centre for 11 – 16 year olds?

The Balsam Centre in Wincanton is running new activities for local young people, including a weekly Youth Café and some exciting workshops. Fancy being in a Christmas video? Read on for more details.

Carols at the Hall: a sing-along charity event

Sat 19 Nov '16, 09:29
By Steve Lee
Carols at the Hall: a sing-along charity event

On Saturday 3rd December 2016, at 7:00pm, the Wincanton Live at Home Scheme and Wincanton Royal British Legion will host “Carols at the Hall” at Wincanton Memorial Hall, a charity event featuring Wincanton Silver Band, The Wincanton Choir and Wincanton Youth Theatre.

Get ready for Stir-Up Sunday at Kimbers Farm Shop

Fri 18 Nov '16, 14:36
By Naomi Kimber
Get ready for Stir-Up Sunday at Kimbers Farm Shop

Sunday the 20th of November is traditionally ‘Stir-up Sunday’. The tradition goes back to Victorian times where the family would gather together to stir the pudding 5 weeks before Christmas. At Kimbers Farm Shop we have all the ingredients you need for your Christmas Pud.

Wincanton Christmas Lantern Parade

Mon 14 Nov '16, 14:25
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Lantern Parade

Wincanton's 2016 Christmas Lantern Parade will be on Saturday 19th November, despite this year's Extravaganza having been cancelled. The parade will coincide with the Town Council’s annual ceremony to switch on the town Christmas tree lights. There'll also be a lantern competition!

Watch Eye in the Sky at Wincanton Film Society on Tuesday 15th

Thu 10 Nov '16, 14:56
By Dave Smith
Watch Eye in the Sky at Wincanton Film Society on Tuesday 15th

IMDB: Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Or Nué goldwork hand embroidery class

Thu 10 Nov '16, 12:24
By Elizabeth Tapper
Or Nué goldwork hand embroidery class

Royal School of Needlework trained tutor, Elizabeth Tapper will be teaching Or Nué on Saturday 3rd December from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Yarlington House, near Wincanton.

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