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A Free Textile Workshop at the Balsam Centre

Wed 23 Apr '14, 09:19
By Sophie Bellars
A Free Textile Workshop at the Balsam Centre

Commemorating 100 years since the Great War, the Balsam Centre is offering a 6 week textile workshop to everyone! Reflecting on 37 named men on the Roll of Honour held at the Parish Church, come and learn new skills and techniques.

Learn About Hidden Sugars with Wincanton Smile Centre

Fri 18 Apr '14, 13:36
By Lorraine Ledbury
Learn About Hidden Sugars with Wincanton Smile Centre

Just in time for the Easter period, the Wincanton Smile Centre has launched a campaign highlighting the hidden sugars in our everyday food items. Pop in for fun, food-related puzzles and games for kids and also goody bags.

Wincanton Farmer Meets the Prime Minister

Wed 16 Apr '14, 13:33
By Fanny Charles
Wincanton Farmer Meets the Prime Minister

Ruth Kimber, an outspoken local campaigner for farming in general and dairy farming in particular, had a chance to put some of her concerns to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, when she met him at Taunton Cricket Club last week.

Hermitage Ensemble – from Russia with Love

Tue 15 Apr '14, 13:42
By Fanny Charles
Hermitage Ensemble – from Russia with Love

One of the most popular chamber choirs from Russia, the Hermitage Ensemble of St Petersburg, is coming to the church of St Stephen at Charlton Musgrove to perform a programme of Russian Orthodox music, on Saturday 26th April at 7.00pm.

ANVIL Examines Freedom of Expression with Gill Cleverley

Tue 15 Apr '14, 13:21
By John Baxter
ANVIL Examines Freedom of Expression with Gill Cleverley

Recently Gill Cleverley, a long standing member and speaker for Amnesty International on Human Rights, led a discussion on Freedom of Expression with the ANVIL discussion group.

Sweet Treats for Easter at The Small Cake Shop

Mon 14 Apr '14, 16:06
By Fanny Charles
Sweet Treats for Easter at The Small Cake Shop

There is a double Easter treat next weekend, when an attractive new business, The Small Cake Shop, opens in Wincanton. Good news for the High Street and for all those with a sweet tooth!

Hitchcock Screening at Wincanton Film Society - 23rd April 2014

Mon 14 Apr '14, 10:14
By John Smith
Hitchcock Screening at Wincanton Film Society - 23rd April 2014

Alfred Hitchcock, with his mastery of the film scene owned the thriller genre. Join us for this amazing story about the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife Alma. Wincanton Film Society is a local community film society open to all.

Wincanton Toys – A New Home Grown Business in Town

Sat 12 Apr '14, 16:44
By John Smith
Wincanton Toys – A New Home Grown Business in Town

Local resident Katie Thomas has decided to make the change from employed to self-employed, with the opening of Wincanton Toys in South Street for new and quality used toys, and confectionary.

Creative Writing at the Balsam Centre – Starts May 2014

Thu 10 Apr '14, 13:04
By Lynn Ward
Creative Writing at the Balsam Centre – Starts May 2014

Join us at the Balsam Centre for a new course on Creative Writing. The tutor, Emma Craigie, who is a published author, will be offering a gentle introduction to creative writing which will inspire and develop your writing skills.

The Balsam Bustle Returns!

Tue 8 Apr '14, 11:26
By Annette Yoosefinejad
The Balsam Bustle Returns!

A community fun day at the Balsam Centre will be on Sunday 27th April 2014, 12.00pm to 4.00pm. Attractions for all the family, drawing and photographic competitions and a visit by Iron Man! See you there.

Campaign Against Proposed Development Adjacent to Windmill Farm UPDATED

Mon 7 Apr '14, 13:09
By Bryony Loader
Campaign Against Proposed Development Adjacent to Windmill Farm <small style='color: red'>UPDATED</small>

A resident of Penn View whose garden backs onto a proposed development site has started a petition against the plan. Those wishing to sign will find it at Wild Cardz and the Sandwich Box on Wincanton High Street, or they can sign the petition online!

Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues... at The Bear!

Sun 6 Apr '14, 16:49
By John Smith
Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues... at The Bear!

April's movie at The Bear is "Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues", with Will Ferrell, this Monday, 7th April. Make a night of it and grab a meal at the bear while you watch the film.

Utopia Comes to Milborne Port After Easter

Fri 4 Apr '14, 11:41
By Richard Gaunt
Utopia Comes to Milborne Port After Easter

The award-winning Milborne Port Opera's next offering "Utopia Limited" (23rd - 26th April) will delight anyone who believes our present situation has been caused by the antics of bankers, politicians, financiers and the absurdities of health and safety bureaucrats.

Building Your International Business from Home

Thu 3 Apr '14, 15:32
By Pauline Moylan
Building Your International Business from Home

How do you see your life in 5 years' time? That was the question I was asked in December 2011, having taken early retirement, still thinking that my pension would provide enough for me to live in relative comfort...

Mixed Social Rounders League at Wincanton Sports Ground

Wed 2 Apr '14, 15:56
By Jade Hansford
Mixed Social Rounders League at Wincanton Sports Ground

Summer is nearly here, which means rounders season! Wincanton Sports Ground is excited to announce that a mixed social rounders league will be starting here every Wednesday from 11th June to 16th July running from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Belarus Twinning for Wincanton?

Tue 1 Apr '14, 09:39
By Nigel Engert
Belarus Twinning for Wincanton?

Ob'chinsk, a small town in western Belarus, is keen to explore the possibility of twinning with Wincanton. "We have similar interests and problems" said the Mayor, "so let's get together".

Sport at Bruton School for Girls

Mon 31 Mar '14, 12:14
By Florence Wallace
Sport at Bruton School for Girls

With the ever growing success of women's football in the country, Bruton School for Girls has recently teamed up with Yeovil Town Football Club to deliver an exciting new initiative.

Liberal Democrat Candidate Sarah Yong Visits Sexey's School

Fri 28 Mar '14, 14:28
By John Baxter
Liberal Democrat Candidate Sarah Yong Visits Sexey's School

Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Somerton and Frome, Sarah Yong, was recently invited to visit her old school, Sexey's in Bruton.

Have Your Say - We Need an Action Plan for Wincanton

Thu 27 Mar '14, 14:29
By Nick Colbert
Have Your Say - We Need an Action Plan for Wincanton

Following the failure to progress Wincanton's future due to lack of interest from local "organisations" it is clear to me we need to focus on ideas and formulate a plan to make Wincanton the attractive, thriving market town it once was.

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