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Wincanton has a community of enthusiastic gardeners, and plenty of resources to support them. Pat Champion has been experimenting with unsual and impressive specimens in her garden on the run up to the Flower Show this Saturday.
After last year's successful relaunch of the Wincanton Carnival, the Carnival committee is looking to recruit more volunteers to help share the repidly growing workload. Secretaries, judges, marshals and collectors are needed. Can you help?
Wincanton Town Council is looking to appoint a Grounds Maintenance & Works Supervisor. Working 37 hours per week, you will exercise supervisory responsibility over ground staff. Read on for more information, and details on how to apply.
Prof. Will Vaughan will give a talk about the oldest known map of Castle Cary and Ansford, on Saturday 3rd September at 6.30pm in Caryford Hall. This unique map dates from 1682-4 and is nearly 4ft x 4ft. You could order your own print!
Local weight-loss success story Charlie Westcar has become a Slimming World Consultant and stepped up to share her knowledge and experience with others, at the helm of Wincanton Slimming World based in the Memorial Hall.
The new Cale Park play area has been open to the public since the beginning of the month, but the official opening ceremony for both the park and the new footbridge will be on Thursday 25th August, to coincide with the second of two Play Days organised by South Somerset District Council this summer.
Thursday 11th was the first of two Play Days planned for August during the school holiday period. If you couldn’t make it you needn't miss out. Come to the second event on Thursday 25th August, next week!
Bruton Art Society’s 62nd Annual Exhibition opens at Bruton School for Girls on Saturday 13th August for two weeks. This is an excellent setting for an exhibition of over 250 paintings and sculptures produced by local artists.
The carnival committee has been working hard to raise the estimated £8,000 needed to run this year’s event. With around £5,500 already raised, a poker evening follows last night's bingo to help raise the balance needed.
Father Louis of St Luke and St Teresa’s Church, Wincanton, sings the praises of the local chamber choir Spectra Musica at their Tenth Anniversary Concert on 2nd July.
The July and August 2016 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion.
On 7th August, Hauser & Wirth in Bruton is hosting the fifth day of a collaborative poetry tour which is performing in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. The tour features a large number of emerging and well-known poets local to each area.
The Friends of Cale Park are delighted to have received two donations from local businesses to help towards the final costs for the Play Area project at Cale Park.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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