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Wincanton's two-hour weekend blackout

Tue 21 Nov '17, 23:07
By John Smith
Wincanton's two-hour weekend blackout

On Saturday night, Wincanton experienced a two-hour power cut. 738 households were denied their Strictly fix while engineers worked to replace a faulty cable box.

Spectra Musica's ‘Autumn Leaves’ concert in Gillingham next week

Fri 17 Nov '17, 22:51
By Sally Greenhalgh
Spectra Musica's ‘Autumn Leaves’ concert in Gillingham next week

Spectra Musica will be performing their ‘Autumn Leaves’ concert at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Gillingham on Saturday 25th November.

One of Wincanton's eyesores is finally being demolished!

Thu 16 Nov '17, 12:15
By John Smith
One of Wincanton's eyesores is finally being demolished!

People in Wincanton are smiling this week with the news that the derelict house adjacent to The Wagtail on the Wincanton Gateway retail park is finally being demolished.

Renovation of the Cale Park shelter has finally begun

Wed 15 Nov '17, 21:45
By Dave Smith
Renovation of the Cale Park shelter has finally begun

Cale Park has seen a lot of action in the last 18 months, including the opening of the new play area and footbridge. But one major eyesore still blotted the landscape. Until now.

Wincanton's plans for Remembrance Day 2017

Sat 11 Nov '17, 14:26
By Tony Goddard
Wincanton's plans for Remembrance Day 2017

There will be two ceremonies taking place during Remembrance Sunday in Wincanton this year. The Regimental Remembrance Service for 1 Regiment Army Air Corp, and the traditional Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade.

Check out the model railway exhibition at King Arthur's School this weekend

Fri 10 Nov '17, 18:20
By Steve Rodd
Check out the model railway exhibition at King Arthur's School this weekend

There will be plenty of layouts including all the popular gauges, and six traders to help you source the items you're looking for. There'll even be a working mini steam train outside offering rides!

Ultimate Pro Wrestling returns to Wincanton Memorial Hall this weekend

Fri 10 Nov '17, 17:17
By Mark Fry
Ultimate Pro Wrestling returns to Wincanton Memorial Hall this weekend

Following several sold-out shows, Ultimate Pro Wrestling is back for another night of hard-hitting, high-flying, family-friendly wrestling entertainment.

Hello, from the triumphant Wincanton Town FC

Thu 9 Nov '17, 17:04
By Chris Wise
Hello, from the triumphant Wincanton Town FC

Hi all, and welcome to what will be the first in a monthly blog from me as Wincanton Town F.C. manager with the Wincanton Window. Our team beat a Yeovil Town 11 last night!

HRH The Countess of Wessex visited the Balsam Centre last week!

Wed 8 Nov '17, 22:23
By Sue Place
HRH The Countess of Wessex visited the Balsam Centre last week!

The Balsam Centre in Wincanton proudly welcomed Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex on her official visit on Wednesday 1st November.

A Christmas Fayre at Ansford Academy

Tue 7 Nov '17, 19:40
By John Smith
A Christmas Fayre at Ansford Academy

Ansford Academy is holding a Christmas fayre and raffle next week, to raise money to purchase 3D printers and other mobile devices that will help the school to prepare students for today’s technology-rich world.

Vote for C.A.T.C.H. to get funding from Aviva

Tue 31 Oct '17, 23:14
By Dave Smith
Vote for C.A.T.C.H. to get funding from Aviva

C.A.T.C.H. has been nominated as a potential recipient of funding from the Aviva Community Fund, but the amount of money they could win depends entirely on the number of votes they receive. Here's how to support the group!

Enjoy bonfire night at the Sports Ground again this year!

Mon 30 Oct '17, 23:53
By John Smith
Enjoy bonfire night at the Sports Ground again this year!

After a successful debut fireworks display at the Wincanton Sports Ground last year, Wincanton Football Club is gearing up for a repeat this year on Saturday 4th November. Bring your own fireworks to add to the show!

East Somerset in Business event at Haynes Motor Museum next Thursday

Wed 25 Oct '17, 23:08
By Pam Williams
East Somerset in Business event at Haynes Motor Museum next Thursday

South Somerset District Council is working with Blackmore Vale Business Breakfast, Bruton and Wincanton Chambers of Commerce to hold a business event at Haynes Motor Museum next Thursday.

Police and Crime Commissioner drop-in surgery on 26th October

Tue 24 Oct '17, 14:33
By John Smith
Police and Crime Commissioner drop-in surgery on 26th October

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens will be visiting Wincanton on Thursday 26th October 2017. She'll be hosting an informal public drop-in at the Balsam Centre.

Old Wincanton - a Museum and History Society talk by John Sansom

Sat 21 Oct '17, 17:40
By John Baxter
Old Wincanton - a Museum and History Society talk by John Sansom

Having spent most of his life working in and around Wincanton, John has accumulated a unique collection of stories about our town and the people who live in it and how in his life-time it has changed.

Wincanton Baptist Church coffee morning raises more money for Macmillan

Wed 18 Oct '17, 19:24
By John Smith
Wincanton Baptist Church coffee morning raises more money for Macmillan

Wincanton Baptist Church is just one of many local groups that dedicate one of their monthly coffee mornings each year to the Macmillan cause. This year, on 21st September.

Taking fly-tipping to the next level in Wincanton

Tue 17 Oct '17, 11:52
By Dave Smith
Taking fly-tipping to the next level in Wincanton

Someone in Wincanton has taken fly-tipping to a whole new level today, by dumping a Lexus in the drainage channel between the Morrisons roundabout and the skate park.

First honey show at Castle Cary

Fri 13 Oct '17, 17:31
By Fanny Charles
First honey show at Castle Cary

For the first time, South East Somerset Beekeepers will be holding their annual honey show at Castle Cary. There will be honey to try and honey to buy, information and advice on helping and keeping bees and a beekeeping display.

It's Wincanton Carnival tomorrow!

Thu 12 Oct '17, 20:05
By John Smith
It's Wincanton Carnival tomorrow!

Tomorrow is C-Day! The 2017 Wincanton Carnival will start at 7:30pm, Friday 13th October. What could go wrong? This year, Wincanton spectators will see fifty entries including five full sized floats, and the weather forecast ain't so bad either.

Wincantata Handbell Rally is at KA this Saturday

Wed 11 Oct '17, 20:50
By Jane Findley
Wincantata Handbell Rally is at KA this Saturday

Wincantata Handbell Team is hosting a handbell rally at King Arthur’s School on Saturday 14th October, to which we are expecting at least one hundred handbell ringers from the local area, with approximately four hundred bells!

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