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Racecourse Announces Two-Season Association with Southern Spinal Injuries Trust

Fri 17 Apr '15, 16:44
By Hannah Walker
Racecourse Announces Two-Season Association with Southern Spinal Injuries Trust

Wincanton Racecourse has revealed their new regional charity initiative that sees a two-season association with Southern Spinal Injuries Trust (SSIT).

Wincanton Gets a 2015 Town Council Election

Thu 16 Apr '15, 16:49
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Gets a 2015 Town Council Election

With the registration deadline now passed, it has been announced that there are enough candidates for a full Wincanton Town Council election. Here’s the final list, with a little bit of history thrown in.

Wincanton Trader & UKIP Candidate Mark Vallance Stands for Election

Tue 14 Apr '15, 13:56
By Mark Vallance
Wincanton Trader & UKIP Candidate Mark Vallance Stands for Election

Views from UKIP candidate Mark Vallance, who is standing for South Somerset District Council in the forthcoming elections.

One Style MDV Plays at Bruton Dub Club – Saturday 18th April

Mon 13 Apr '15, 16:40
By Mat Runacre
One Style MDV Plays at Bruton Dub Club – Saturday 18th April

April’s Bruton Dub Club live band is “impossible not to dance to...”. You can see One Style MDV, a London Reggae band who has been playing together for 30 years at the Bruton Dub Club on Saturday 18th April.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - April 2015

Mon 13 Apr '15, 15:44
By Jane Jones
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - April 2015

Download a copy of April's edition of Horsington and South Cheriton's Villager Magazine, with news, events, contacts and information for the surrounding area.

David Warburton Welcomes £92,600 Grant to a Wincanton Church

Fri 10 Apr '15, 15:16
By Harriet Warburton
David Warburton Welcomes £92,600 Grant to a Wincanton Church

David Warburton, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Frome has welcomed the announcement of a £92,600 government repair grant to the Church of St. Luke and St. Teresa in Wincanton.

Join Wincanton Town Team for the Great Spring Clean

Thu 9 Apr '15, 13:40
By Fanny Charles
Join Wincanton Town Team for the Great Spring Clean

Wincanton Town Team is organising a Spring Clean Wincanton weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, 23rd and 24th May and they want involve as many people as possible. Put some love back into our lovely High Street!

Guernsey’s for Goodness Sake

Wed 8 Apr '15, 13:32
By John Smith
Guernsey’s for Goodness Sake

Ex-farmer Digby Gribble from North Cadbury is setting up a new milk processing business, Quality Milk Southwest, to be based at Coldcot Farm, Stourton. He and his team will be specialising in the processing of Guernsey and Jersey milk.

Free Skills Workshops for Anyone Working 16 Hours or Less

Tue 7 Apr '15, 15:40
By Annette Yoosefinejad
Free Skills Workshops for Anyone Working 16 Hours or Less

The Balsam Centre is running a Jewellery Workshop and an Ebay workshop as part of their new Skills Workshops, aimed at people who are not working or working 16 hours or less.

Nanny Jack’s Sweetie Shop is Open for Business

Thu 2 Apr '15, 12:20
By John Smith
Nanny Jack’s Sweetie Shop is Open for Business

Wincanton’s latest new business, “Nanny Jacks”, is open for business. Owners Jackie and John Fitzpatrick have opened their Sweets and Treats shop next door to the Coventry Building Society at the top of the High Street.

Key Milestone for New Wincanton Children’s Nursery

Wed 1 Apr '15, 15:42
By Sue Place
Key Milestone for New Wincanton Children’s Nursery

Offices at Churchfields, Wincanton have had change of use permission granted by South Somerset District Council to transform them into a children’s nursery. Forty much needed spaces for 0 – 4 year-olds will be created.

Milborne Port Opera Gets Ready for “Spring Fate”

Wed 1 Apr '15, 15:27
By Richard Gaunt
Milborne Port Opera Gets Ready for “Spring Fate”

Milborne Port Opera’s latest show, “Spring Fate”, opens after Easter. A bouncing musical comedy about spying, intrigue, top secret papers and rocky marriages, performed by an award-winning company.

I Might Run for Town Councillor. Who’s With Me?

Mon 30 Mar '15, 18:30
By Dave Smith
I Might Run for Town Councillor. Who’s With Me?

I’m seriously considering running for Town Councillor this year. But it’s a little daunting and I’d feel better if other people stepped up with me so I’m not the only new guy. There's only ten days left for applications, though...

Celebrating 125 Years of Wincanton Silver Band

Sat 28 Mar '15, 16:00
By John Smith
Celebrating 125 Years of Wincanton Silver Band

The Wincanton Silver Band is a prominent part of Town life, entertaining us throughout the town year at many local events. Now they are celebrating 125 years of bringing enjoyment to others through their music.

The Shedders – Working in the Community

Fri 27 Mar '15, 13:24
By John Smith
The Shedders – Working in the Community

Wincanton’s Shedders were in the press recently because of their work supplying owl boxes to the Hawke and Owl Trust. Now they are bringing the benefits of their gifts to bear closer to home.

Uncle Tom's New Sign References Discworld's Most Famous Pub

Thu 26 Mar '15, 17:12
By Richard Gaunt
Uncle Tom's New Sign References Discworld's Most Famous Pub

A new pub sign has appeared in Wincanton’s High Street. Uncle Toms now has a fresh sign pained by one of Discworld’s noted illustrators, Richard Kingston and referencing one of Discworld’s most famous pubs, The Mended Drum.

Wincanton Mourns the Passing of Author Sir Terry Pratchett

Tue 24 Mar '15, 15:03
By John Smith
Wincanton Mourns the Passing of Author Sir Terry Pratchett

On Thursday 12th March the media announced the death of world-famous author Sir Terry Pratchett. Although Terry didn’t live in Wincanton, he most certainly had a major impact on the town.

Wincanton's Parliamentary, District and Town Council Hustings UPDATED

Mon 23 Mar '15, 18:19
By John Smith
Wincanton's Parliamentary, District and Town Council Hustings <small style='color: blue;'>UPDATED</small>

Wincanton Chamber of Commerce is organising two election hustings in April to help you decide who to vote for. You are invited to submit questions for the candidates.

Charitable Ploughing Match on Easter Sunday

Mon 23 Mar '15, 17:06
By Lorna Allen
Charitable Ploughing Match on Easter Sunday

A group of local people, who live in Charlton Musgrove and Gillingham, are working hard preparing for a charitable ploughing match to be held on Easter Sunday (5th April) between 10.00am – 2.00pm at Lower Zeals, near Mere.

Wincanton's View of the 2015 Solar Eclipse

Fri 20 Mar '15, 14:54
By Dave Smith
Wincanton's View of the 2015 Solar Eclipse

Some of us were lucky enough to have time to enjoy the solar eclipse this morning. Check out some photos of the celestial phenomenon, and then send in some of your own!

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