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Driver seriously assaulted at Sparkford roundabout

Tue 21 Feb '17, 14:08
By John Smith
Driver seriously assaulted at Sparkford roundabout

Avon and Somerset Police have issued the following appeal for witnesses to a serious assault that took place at the Sparkford roundabout. The victim, a man in his 60s, was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to hospital.

Police appeal for witnesses to accident on Anchor Hill roundabout

Mon 20 Feb '17, 11:21
By John Smith
Police appeal for witnesses to accident on Anchor Hill roundabout

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious two-vehicle collision which took place at 5:05pm on Saturday 11th February 2017 on the A357 Anchor Hill roundabout. Both drivers sustained minor injuries, but a passenger was taken by air ambulance to Southampton Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Open Day at Holbrook House Health Club

Tue 14 Feb '17, 08:10
By Colin Walker
Open Day at Holbrook House Health Club

You can experience everything that Holbrook House Health Club membership has to offer for FREE on Saturday 25th February. Activities both in and outdoors, including swimming (children's sessions, too), fitness suite, classes and spa bath.

A Georgian Singing Extravaganza with Spectra Musica

Thu 2 Feb '17, 23:17
By Sally Greenhalgh
A Georgian Singing Extravaganza with Spectra Musica

Why not brighten up a dull February Saturday by joining Spectra Musica in another lively singing day at Cheap Street Church, Sherborne? Music will include works by Handel, Boyce and Thomas Linley Junior.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - February 2017

Mon 30 Jan '17, 15:17
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - February 2017

Read the interesting story of a Horsington family forced to move to the Wincanton Workhouse at the end of the 19th century. Also in this February issue, the latest news about life in the Village and its inhabitants

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for January & February 2017

Mon 30 Jan '17, 15:01
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for January & February 2017

The January and February 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes a Poppy Appeal update and coverage of the 10th anniversary of Wincanton's War Memorial.

Colin Winder receives WTC's Community Award for 2016

Wed 25 Jan '17, 08:53
By John Smith
Colin Winder receives WTC's Community Award for 2016

Colin Winder, former Wincanton Town Councillor and Mayor, has been presented with the Council's Community Award for an individual this year for his service to the community. The award was presented at a civic reception in the Town Hall on Saturday 19th November 2016.

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.

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