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Legendary Blues Musician Comes to Somerset

Wed 20 Jul '16, 15:05
By Helen Leary
Legendary Blues Musician Comes to Somerset

Caryford Community Hall is welcoming U.S. Blues musician Guy Davis to Castle Cary on Monday 15th August. His live performances are legendary and he has built up a reputation for getting audiences up and dancing wherever he plays.

Myakka is on a Mission to Help the Local Community

Sat 16 Jul '16, 08:43
By Andrea Cowan
Myakka is on a Mission to Help the Local Community

The Myakka Grass Root Fund has been set up to help the Somerset Community Foundation promote and support vibrant, inclusive communities within South Somerset. Bayford Chapel is the most recent project to benefit.

Community Raises Funds for Major Bayford Chapel Renovation

Thu 14 Jul '16, 17:24
By John Smith
Community Raises Funds for Major Bayford Chapel Renovation

Residents of Bayford have formed a charity to purchase and renovate Bayford Chapel to ensure that the building continues as an important focal point in the village. Fundraising is underway to raise £32,000 from local donations.

The 2016 Nicholson Lecture: “Opportunities for Cavalry”

Mon 11 Jul '16, 16:47
By James Scott
The 2016 Nicholson Lecture: “Opportunities for Cavalry”

This is the fifth annual Nicholson Lecture, which takes place this year at Maperton Church on Saturday 6th August. Allan Mallinson is our speaker and the topic is “Opportunities for Cavalry. The elusive dream of the Western Front?”

Development of Waypoints Dementia Care Home Delayed Again

Fri 8 Jul '16, 08:33
By John Smith
Development of Waypoints Dementia Care Home Delayed Again

After poor weather conditions hindered building of a new dementia care home in Wincanton earlier this year, a lack of available contractors is quoted as the reason for delaying further work until 2017.

King Arthur’s School Class of ’76 Reunion

Thu 7 Jul '16, 15:27
By Rob Lockey
King Arthur’s School Class of ’76 Reunion

To mark the 40th anniversary of leaving King Arthur’s Community School in Wincanton a class reunion is planned for Saturday 10th September 2016. We would like to have many of our former classmates with us at the celebration.

Volunteers Wanted: Young People with a Passion for Reading!

Tue 5 Jul '16, 15:20
By John Smith
Volunteers Wanted: Young People with a Passion for Reading!

Somerset County Council is calling on young people to sign up as volunteers for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, helping to encourage children to read during the summer holidays.

Major Roadworks on A371 in July – Diversions Planned

Fri 1 Jul '16, 17:06
By John Smith
Major Roadworks on A371 in July – Diversions Planned

Between 4th July and 15th July road users in Wincanton, Bruton, and Castle Cary will yet again be subject to a major road closure to allow resurfacing of a section of the A371 road between Bratton Seymour and Cary Hill.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - July & August 2016

Fri 1 Jul '16, 16:20
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - July & August 2016

In the Summer issue, read the last update on a local resident's charity work in Zimbabwe, as well as the reviews on the latest Summer Celebrations that took place in our villages.

100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme Memorial Ceremony

Wed 29 Jun '16, 12:24
By Steve Lee
100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme Memorial Ceremony

Friday 1st July marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme during World War One. You are invited to attend a memorial ceremony at the town’s War Memorial, located next to the Memorial Hall.

Mill Street Social Club Open to New Members

Mon 27 Jun '16, 18:32
By Pete Kniveton
Mill Street Social Club Open to New Members

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?

Baby & Child Emergency First Aid Classes

Thu 23 Jun '16, 14:42
By Sue Fisher
Baby & Child Emergency First Aid Classes

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!

Business Hub: Hot Desking at Churchfields

Wed 22 Jun '16, 21:01
By SSDC
Business Hub: Hot Desking at Churchfields

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 Teacher, Kay Carswell, Publishes Her First Novel

Mon 20 Jun '16, 18:37
By Fanny Charles
Local Teacher, Kay Carswell, Publishes Her First Novel

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.

The Pilgrim Singers Bring You Summer Strawberries & Song

Sun 19 Jun '16, 18:06
By John Baxter
The Pilgrim Singers Bring You Summer Strawberries & Song

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.

An Invitation to a Celebration from Spectra Musica

Fri 17 Jun '16, 12:15
By Sally Greenhalgh
An Invitation to a Celebration from Spectra Musica

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.

Wincanton Armed Forces Day – Saturday 25th June 2016

Thu 16 Jun '16, 16:46
By Steve Lee
Wincanton Armed Forces Day – Saturday 25th June 2016

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.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for June 2016

Wed 15 Jun '16, 13:02
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for June 2016

The June 2016 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion.

Private Cycle Training for all Ages and Abilities

Mon 13 Jun '16, 18:49
By Ben Timberlake
Private Cycle Training for all Ages and Abilities

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.

Buckhorn Westfest Returns for Another Musical Showcase & Fundraiser

Thu 9 Jun '16, 08:50
By Tony Thatcher
Buckhorn Westfest Returns for Another Musical Showcase & Fundraiser

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?

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