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Sowing the Seeds for a Wild Flower Meadow in Cale Park

Tue 30 Sep '14, 12:27
By John Smith
Sowing the Seeds for a Wild Flower Meadow in Cale Park

The CATCH team is eager to move forward and create a wild flower meadow as part of the Town Council’s Cale Park project. Ground preparation work must now get going to make sure the land is ready for sowing next year.

Wincanton Town FC Under 14s Win in New Kit

Mon 29 Sep '14, 17:50
By Sean Chapman
Wincanton Town FC Under 14s Win in New Kit

Wincanton Town FC (Youth Section) Under 14s got off to a winning start to their season in a new kit supplied by sponsors J Bailey and Sons Ltd.

Macmillan Coffee Morning in Baptist Church Hall

Mon 29 Sep '14, 14:28
By John Smith
Macmillan Coffee Morning in Baptist Church Hall

The MacMillan Coffee Mornings are well underway, with various organisations doing their bit for this great cause. The Baptist Church Listening Ear Group will be holding a MacMillan Coffee Morning on Thursday 2nd October.

Nic Firth Saddles Up for London to Bath 100 Bike Ride

Sat 27 Sep '14, 19:03
By John Smith
Nic Firth Saddles Up for London to Bath 100 Bike Ride

Local businessman Nic Firth, from Colbert Smith Estate Agents, is putting the metal to the pedal for charity. On Sunday 5th October he takes part in the London to Bath 100 Bike Ride in aid of The British Heart Foundation.

New Homes at Kingwell Rise Offer Families Room to Roam

Thu 25 Sep '14, 16:14
By Abby Davies
New Homes at Kingwell Rise Offer Families Room to Roam

Home-hunters seeking extra space for their families will want to know more about the fantastic choice of five-bedroom homes currently available at Taylor Wimpey’s sought-after Kingwell Rise development in Wincanton, Somerset.

Lidl Wincanton Closed for Refurbishment Until November

Thu 25 Sep '14, 01:25
By John Smith
Lidl Wincanton Closed for Refurbishment Until November

With Phase 1 nearly complete Lidl’s Wincanton store closed at the end of trading on Sunday 21st September for full internal refurbishment. The new-look store, nearly double its original size, will re-open on Thursday 6th November.

Bruton School for Girls Posts Impressive GCSE Results Again

Wed 24 Sep '14, 14:25
By Kate Cox
Bruton School for Girls Posts Impressive GCSE Results Again

There were smiles all round as Bruton School for Girls announced its GCSE results on Thursday 21st August. With the highest results for five years, Bruton School is building its reputation for consistently high achievements year on year.

Wincanton Solar Farm – Feeding into the Local Grid

Tue 23 Sep '14, 15:43
By John Smith
Wincanton Solar Farm – Feeding into the Local Grid

Wincanton is now, at least in part, solar powered. Hook Valley Solar Farm has been commissioned and is supplying electricity from solar energy into the local grid. The solar farm rents fields from three farms and is home to 60,000 solar panels.

Charity Calls for Collection Hosts

Sun 21 Sep '14, 13:34
By Amy Salmon
Charity Calls for Collection Hosts

Are you able to volunteer a few days a year for a charitable cause? Are you enthusiastic, sociable and good at dealing with money? Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for someone in Wincanton to help host their charity collections.

Do You Have Fibromyalgia? Local Support Group for Sufferers

Sun 21 Sep '14, 13:06
By Kath Bargery
Do You Have Fibromyalgia? Local Support Group for Sufferers

If you are living with this long term condition you will know that life is not easy. We have a support group at Wincanton Health Centre, with meetings held on the last Thursday of every month from 1.00pm-3.00pm.

Bruton Student Swaps Boarding School for the ‘Boards’

Fri 19 Sep '14, 17:53
By Kate Cox
Bruton Student Swaps Boarding School for the ‘Boards’

Whilst most students were taking it easy over the Summer, one student at Bruton School for Girls was busy ‘treading the boards’ in London. Ciara Chapman, aged 18 from Bruton, attended the National Youth Theatre’s prestigious Summer workshop in London.

Thomas Property Sales – Opening Soon in Wincanton

Fri 19 Sep '14, 08:34
By John Smith
Thomas Property Sales – Opening Soon in Wincanton

Local Wincanton resident Daniel Thomas makes the big leap from employment to self-employment. Thomas Property Sales is the new Estate Agent on the block, coming soon to the town centre.

Wincanton Film Society 2014/15 Season Starts Tuesday 23rd September

Thu 18 Sep '14, 16:52
By John Smith
Wincanton Film Society 2014/15 Season Starts Tuesday 23rd September

Wincanton Film Society starts the new 2014/15 season on Tuesday 23rd September with a screening of Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Download our membership form or pay on the door for a great year of entertainment.

An Extraordinary Life - Constance Charlotte Bailward (1890 to 1970)

Wed 17 Sep '14, 22:24
By John Baxter
An Extraordinary Life - Constance Charlotte Bailward (1890 to 1970)

Attracted by the drawings of First World War nurse Constance Bailward (currently displayed in Wincanton Library, and attracting many visitors), we in the museum had no idea of the life she went on to live. Read what we discovered.

Major Resurfacing on A303 Between Wincanton & Mere

Tue 16 Sep '14, 18:46
By John Smith
Major Resurfacing on A303 Between Wincanton & Mere

On Wednesday 10th September the Highways Agency started work to resurface a major section of the busy A303 London to Plymouth road. The work relates to sections of the dual carriageway (East and West) between Mere and Wincanton.

Car Treasure Hunt with Hog Roast & Live Music

Tue 16 Sep '14, 15:59
By Russell Field
Car Treasure Hunt with Hog Roast & Live Music

Wincanton Tennis Club is raising funds for the resurfacing of their courts. They have organized a Family Fun Car Treasure Hunt on Saturday 4th October, followed by a hog roast and live music at Wincanton Sports Ground.

Balsam Centre to Run New Weekend Courses!

Mon 15 Sep '14, 21:08
By Annette Yoosefinejad
Balsam Centre to Run New Weekend Courses!

New weekend courses are coming to Wincanton, especially for those people unable to make any of our weekday sessions. The Balsam Centre will be opening up at weekends to hold a range of workshops and courses.

King Arthur’s Open Evening – Thursday 18th September

Fri 12 Sep '14, 15:20
By Emma Harrison
King Arthur’s Open Evening – Thursday 18th September

At the school’s annual Open Evening next Thursday children can take part in our ‘Round Table’ challenge, look around the school and meet our staff. Everyone is welcome, even if you do not have a child approaching secondary school age.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for August 2014

Fri 12 Sep '14, 14:55
By Tony Goddard
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for August 2014

News and stories from the Wincanton and District Branch of the Royal British Legion. Read a summary of the August Newsletter or download the full edition, complete with photographs, in pdf format.

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