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Wincanton Carnival is Looking for Local Royalty!

Mon 2 Mar '15, 18:40
By Jazmine Radford
Wincanton Carnival is Looking for Local Royalty!

Could you be next carnival Royalty for Wincanton? Are you aged 5 years to 25 years? Wincanton Carnival Association is looking for royalty for Wincanton Carnival, which takes place on 16th October 2015.

The Wincanton Country Market 2015 Season is Underway

Mon 2 Mar '15, 18:00
By John Smith
The Wincanton Country Market 2015 Season is Underway

A season of Country Markets, well known for quality home-made foods and handmade quality crafts, started at The Balsam Centre in February. The next market takes place on Friday 6th March.

Church Street Closure & Road Works – URGENT NOTICE!

Sat 28 Feb '15, 14:15
By John Smith
Church Street Closure & Road Works – URGENT NOTICE!

Wessex Water begins urgent work to repair collapsed drainage pipes in Church Street on Monday 2nd March. The road will be closed to traffic, with diversions in place for up to 5 days.

Wincanton's Crisis is Somerset's Crisis

Fri 27 Feb '15, 18:01
By Theo Simon
Wincanton's Crisis is Somerset's Crisis

People across our Somerton & Frome constituency have been showing me how, and where, our County and District Councils are pushing through inappropriate developments against the wishes of local communities like Wincanton. Join a meeting at King Arthur's on 3rd March to discuss with Green Party representatives.

Five-Star Panel for Wincanton’s Cheltenham Festival Preview

Thu 26 Feb '15, 18:13
By Hannah Walker
Five-Star Panel for Wincanton’s Cheltenham Festival Preview

With final preparations for the iconic Cheltenham Festival (March 10th – 13th) upon us, race-goers can gain first hand insight into an array of Cheltenham Festival contenders at the Wincanton Festival Preview Luncheon on Thursday, March 5th.

More New Trees for Cale Park - Join the Planting on Sunday 1st March

Thu 26 Feb '15, 12:47
By John Smith
More New Trees for Cale Park - Join the Planting on Sunday 1st March

The ongoing regeneration of the Cale Park area takes another step forward on Sunday 1st March, with a tree planting morning. If you want to help with the planting work, volunteers will be very welcome!

Wincanton Runner Turns the Tables for Retired Greyhounds

Wed 25 Feb '15, 18:53
By John Smith
Wincanton Runner Turns the Tables for Retired Greyhounds

Wincanton resident Shaun Andrews is turning the tables on greyhound racing to raise money to help the breed. He’ll be doing the running at the Bath Half Marathon on 1st March while the greyhounds look on.

Good Samaritans

Wed 25 Feb '15, 17:41
By John Smith
Good Samaritans

The Kiddle family of Wincanton are getting a reputation for being Good Samaritans. In April 2014 Gordon rescued an elderly canine resident. Now his wife Margaret has come to the rescue of an elderly human neighbour in need of help.

Friends of King Arthur’s Quiz Night – Thursday 5th March

Mon 23 Feb '15, 17:20
By Jayne Davis
Friends of King Arthur’s Quiz Night – Thursday 5th March

The Friends of King Arthur’s Community School are holding a Quiz Evening on Thursday 5th March to raise funds. Enjoy the challenge of questions set by our Quizmaster, a ploughman’s supper and some good quizzing company.

Museum Gets a Logo Thanks to King Arthur’s Artists

Mon 23 Feb '15, 16:54
By John Baxter
Museum Gets a Logo Thanks to King Arthur’s Artists

Will Bristol and Brad Tucker, students at King Arthur’s Community School, win prizes for designing a powerful logo for the Wincanton Museum and History Society.

Pick 'n' Mix Speed Limits

Fri 20 Feb '15, 18:01
By David Rendel
Pick 'n' Mix Speed Limits

Confusion reigns in Galhampton. Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, David Rendel, has spotted a set of contradictory speed limit signs near his North Barrow home.

Springwatch's Chris Sperring Will Talk in Wincanton on 13th March

Fri 20 Feb '15, 16:47
By Steve Lee
Springwatch's Chris Sperring Will Talk in Wincanton on 13th March

Chris Sperring, a professional wildlife conservationist most recognisable these days by his involvement with the BBC's Springwatch, will be in Wincanton on 13th March to give a talk on wildlife conservation in this area. Tickets only £3!

Japanese Doll Festival at the Balsam Centre

Wed 18 Feb '15, 14:48
By Maki Jay
Japanese Doll Festival at the Balsam Centre

Japanese Playgroup South West UK is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday 28th February at the Balsam Centre. The Japanese Doll Festival promotes UK-Japan friendship, inviting local artists to exhibit their artworks while providing cultural exchange opportunities for all generations.

Race Night Fundraiser for the Balsam Centre

Mon 16 Feb '15, 18:20
By Lynn Ward
Race Night Fundraiser for the Balsam Centre

Get a group of friends together and join the Balsam Centre as they host an evening of entertainment with their Race Night fundraiser on Friday 27th Feburary at Wincanton Memorial Hall.

A Butterfly Summer: Monitoring Butterflies at Carymoor

Fri 13 Feb '15, 16:57
By Julian Rawlins
A Butterfly Summer: Monitoring Butterflies at Carymoor

Volunteer ‘Butterfly Transect Walker’ Julian Rawlins monitors butterfly numbers on the Carymoor nature reserve near Castle Cary. He reports on his 2014 results, revealing that it was a good summer for butterflies.

Milborne Port Opera Up For Four Awards

Fri 13 Feb '15, 12:38
By Richard Gaunt
Milborne Port Opera Up For Four Awards

Local amateur group Milborne Port Opera has been nominated for four awards in the forthcoming David Beach Awards from the Somerset Fellowship of Drama (Somerset’s answer to the "Oscars").

The Invisible Woman Showing at Wincanton Film Society on 18th February

Thu 12 Feb '15, 11:45
By John Smith
The Invisible Woman Showing at Wincanton Film Society on 18th February

On Wednesday 18th February Wincanton Film Society season continues its 2014-15 programme with a screening of The Invisible Woman, starring Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas.

The Sweet Smell of Success - Celebration Cakes by Tanya Martin

Wed 11 Feb '15, 16:24
By Alice Glover
The Sweet Smell of Success - Celebration Cakes by Tanya Martin

A year after setting up her successful cake business, Art of Cakes, Tanya Martin talks to me about her passion for baking and cake decoration. Her bespoke cakes demonstrate her enormous skill and creative flair.

NatWest Wincanton Reassures – We’re Not Closing!

Tue 10 Feb '15, 17:54
By John Smith
NatWest Wincanton Reassures – We’re Not Closing!

Following an incorrect announcement in the Western Gazette that NatWest in Wincanton is to close, staff at the Wincanton branch have been reassuring customers and visitors that it’s business as usual.

Old Time Jazz comes to Charlton Horethorne

Tue 10 Feb '15, 13:16
By Anthony Magson
Old Time Jazz comes to Charlton Horethorne

As part of the Take Art Rural Touring service, Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Jazz Band will be visiting Charlton Horethorne Village Hall on Thursday 12th February at 7.30pm.

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