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A man and woman from Wincanton appeared in court on Tuesday 16th December charged with conspiracy to commit a series of robberies across central and south Somerset.
The Wincanton Sunday Street Market is fast coming to its season end with the final market of 2014 being held on Sunday 21st December. Come along and pick up some last minute Christmas presents.
A public exhibition has been arranged on Friday 19th December in the David Sharp Centre, Wincanton, to illustrate plans for a new dementia care home to be built by Waypoint Dementia Care in Wincanton.
Emma Gawler of The Honbu in Wincanton recently passed her 3rd Dan Karate Black Belt to join her brother, James and Father, Pat in becoming the first family to gain expert level in Washinkai Karate.
Racing on Boxing Day at Wincanton Racecourse is one of the most popular social events in the Somerset calendar. Book your own tickets early, as this year promises to be a sell out.
This year’s Poppy Appeal is now virtually finished. Nearly all of the donations have been counted and banked. The total amount of donations stands at £15,635, for which the British Legion would like to thank everyone.
Saturday 6th December saw the biggest demonstration anyone could remember as a protest procession took over almost the whole of the High Street. Concerned locals stepped out to express their feelings about further housing development in Wincanton.
The Jockey Club has announced the appointment of Jo Hepburn as Chairman of its Wincanton Racecourse with effect from 1st January 2015. Also announced is the appointment of Geoff Derham to Wincanton’s racecourse committee from the same date.
Remembrancetide this year was very poignant and very well attended, this being the Centenary of the Great War. During the period many wreaths and crosses were laid at graves and memorials throughout our area.
You are warmly invited to enjoy the Wincanton Choral Society’s performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on Sunday December 14th at 7.30pm in the Wincanton Sports Centre.
If the cost of heating your home is a worry, the South Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau can help. Their free "Energy Best Deal" workshop on Thursday 11th December will help you get the best deal from your energy suppliers.
A Neighbourhood Plan for Wincanton is the best mechanism for ensuring that local residents get the development they want. With their new weekly surgery, the Council wants to hear from you to help them create a new Neighbourhood Plan.
Following a break-in to Wincanton’s KFC in September by a crew of three would-be robbers, Avon and Somerset police have now issued CCTV footage of the suspects and are appealing for information.
Visit Myakka this Christmas for fair trade solid wood furniture, unique, affordable gifts and gorgeous home accessories. Join us for a special late shopping evening, open until 8.00pm on Friday 5th December, complete with mince pies and mulled wine.
Wincanton Churches are concerned that some of their flock (of the knitted variety) are lost in shops in Wincanton. The Churches need your help to find them. The search begins on Friday 5th December at Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza.
The 1st Wincanton Scouts Group is holding their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 6th December, so do pop along to the Wincanton Memorial Hall at 10.00am for a quiet coffee and a biscuit, and browse around our many stalls.
A man was attacked in Angel Lane, Wincanton, by a man wielding a knife and left requiring hospital treatment on Wednesday 26th November. Police have issued a description of the assailant – can you help?
The 2014 Wincanton Christmas extravaganza will take place on Friday 5th of December 2014, from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Be sure to visit this well established annual event for an evening full of shopping, entertainment and fun for all the family.
Let us help you with your Christmas shopping this year. Everyone is welcome to come along and see what beautiful Christmas gifts we have at Holbrook House on Thursday 4th December.
Articles of interest, news and activities for Horsington and South Cheriton, covering December 2014 and January 2015. Read about young explorers in the Namibian desert, a school pilgrimage to Salisbury and much more.
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