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The Horsington Open is supporting a Wincanton charity this year

Wed 16 Aug '17, 14:01
By Richard Gaunt
The Horsington Open is supporting a Wincanton charity this year

The Horsington Open charity golf tournament is back this September, bigger and better, and this year the chosen charities are the St. Margaret’s Hospice, and a Wincanton charity, Wincanton Live at Home. Golfers of all abilities are very welcome.

New team takes the helm of Wincanton Chamber of Commerce

Mon 14 Aug '17, 23:23
By Penny Ashton
New team takes the helm of Wincanton Chamber of Commerce

New officers were elected, and a new leadership team formed at the AGM of Wincanton’s Chamber of Commerce, held at Churchfields on 28th June 2017.

Help Myakka support World Elephant Day

Thu 10 Aug '17, 17:10
By Andrea Cowan
Help Myakka support World Elephant Day

12th August is World Elephant Day. In support of this important cause, Myakka will be donating 10% of the sales value on any of its full-price elephant products sold during August to the World Elephant Day charity.

Pitches available for Somerset Sight’s country house car boot

Wed 9 Aug '17, 14:35
By Holly Sutton
Pitches available for Somerset Sight’s country house car boot

Bookings for pitches are now being taken for Somerset Sight’s 10th September country house car boot sale at the beautiful Yarlington House, Wincanton. Somerset Sight is the local independent charity supporting blind and visually impaired people all over Somerset.

FREE Playdays are back this month at Cale Park

Tue 8 Aug '17, 17:10
By John Smith
FREE Playdays are back this month at Cale Park

The annual FREE Playdays are back in Wincanton this month, at Cale Park this Thursday 10th August and next Thursday 17th August. Two fun-packed half-days of adventure and play for any young people who can get there.

Local author publishes First World War novel

Tue 8 Aug '17, 12:59
By Sarah Caundle
Local author publishes First World War novel

Sarah Caundle, who lives in Templecombe, has just published her first novel. Her fiction explores the impact of the War on loved ones at home as well as the men at the Front, and was inspired by a visit to the Devonshire Cemetery on the Somme.

Wincanton remembers the Battle of Passchendaele VIDEO

Mon 7 Aug '17, 15:39
By Tony Goddard
Wincanton remembers the Battle of Passchendaele <small style='color: blue;'>VIDEO</small>

On Sunday 30th July 2017 Wincanton Royal British Legion commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele with a service of remembrance around the War Memorial in the Memorial Hall grounds. If you missed it, watch a video of the entire service right here.

150 years of National Hunt racing at Wincanton Racecourse

Thu 3 Aug '17, 14:24
By Fanny Charles
150 years of National Hunt racing at Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Racecourse celebrates its 150th birthday in August 2017 – and it’s not only a significant date for the town, it is an important anniversary for National Hunt racing generally.

How do you feel about solar farm development in your area?

Tue 1 Aug '17, 18:47
By Caitlin Hafferty
How do you feel about solar farm development in your area?

Cardiff University student, Caitlin Hafferty, is currently conducting a study into the impact of solar farms on local communities in Somerset. Take a short survey to have your say on the solar farms that have popped up in the Wincanton area.

The 2017 Nicholson Lecture: Defence and Security in Our Times

Fri 28 Jul '17, 16:48
By James Scott
The 2017 Nicholson Lecture: Defence and Security in Our Times

This year's Nicholson Lecture will be given by Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall, K.C.B., C.B.E., on Saturday 5th August at 6pm. This event is in aid of Combat Stress, the veterans' mental health charity.

See The Jar Family live in Cary tomorrow night

Fri 28 Jul '17, 15:41
By Helen Leary
See The Jar Family live in Cary tomorrow night

The Jar Family will be performing at Caryford Community Hall, Castle Cary on Saturday 29th July. At a recent gig at the David Hall, South Petherton they received a standing ovation and it was said to have been the best show at the hall in 14 years.

Shiny new picnic benches for Cale Park play area

Wed 26 Jul '17, 19:29
By Dave Smith
Shiny new picnic benches for Cale Park play area

The recently refurbished play area at Cale Park now has two shiny new picnic benches. They are adjacent, and both overlook the sandpit and swings where the littlest people are likely to spend most of their time.

New trading barn at Kimbers’ Farm Shop

Tue 25 Jul '17, 19:22
By Fanny Charles
New trading barn at Kimbers’ Farm Shop

The Kimber family is opening a new trading area in the Dutch barn next to their popular farm shop. The Somerset Trading Barn will be officially opened on Sunday 30th July by local journalist and food writer Fanny Charles.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for July & August 2017

Mon 17 Jul '17, 22:04
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for July & August 2017

The July and August 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes Armed Forced Day 2017, 'Old Faithful' Day 2017, and Passchendaele Day 2017.

At last, there's waterworks at Cale Park

Wed 12 Jul '17, 22:32
By Dave Smith
At last, there's waterworks at Cale Park

At long last the public toilet at Cale Park has re-opened, and there's a brand new drinking water fountain in the play area! Since the play area has received a huge upgrade it has been so popular the Town Council has prioritised getting the amenities up and running.

Pizza Palace & Burger Bar now open in Wincanton

Tue 11 Jul '17, 19:14
By John Smith
Pizza Palace & Burger Bar now open in Wincanton

Pizza Palace & Burger Bar opened in Wincanton, on Monday 19th June, in the shop that used to be Amin's Indian restaurant. They offer a wide range of pizzas, as well as burgers, sides and kids' meals, and pride themselves in only using fresh ingredients.

How to kick cancer in Winky this week

Thu 6 Jul '17, 16:03
By John Smith
How to kick cancer in Winky this week

This week is another busy one for Winky Kicks Cancer. Tonight there's Comedy Kicks Cancer at The Nog Inn, and on Saturday the sponsored walk with a twist starts from Uncle Tom's Cabin at noon.

Wincanton is becoming a dementia-friendly community

Wed 5 Jul '17, 23:49
By Tom Barber
Wincanton is becoming a dementia-friendly community

The Dementia-Friendly Wincanton campaign aims to make our community one in which people living with dementia feel understood, included and confidently able to contribute to community life.

Winky Sixes football tournament 2017

Tue 4 Jul '17, 21:24
By John Smith
Winky Sixes football tournament 2017

The annual Winky Sixes football tournament took place over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June. Youth football teams from under 7s to under 15s from all over the Southwest gathered at Wincanton Sports Ground for the tournament.

Jess Glynn is live at Wincanton Racecourse this weekend

Thu 29 Jun '17, 18:55
By Dave Smith
Jess Glynn is live at Wincanton Racecourse this weekend

Jess Glynn will be performing a live, open-air concert at Wincanton Racecourse on Saturday 1st July. The Jockey Club has organised this huge event to celebrate Wincanton Racecourse's 150th anniversary.

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