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Wincanton Baptist Church coffee morning raises more money for Macmillan

Wed 18 Oct '17, 19:24
By John Smith
Wincanton Baptist Church coffee morning raises more money for Macmillan

Wincanton Baptist Church is just one of many local groups that dedicate one of their monthly coffee mornings each year to the Macmillan cause. This year, on 21st September.

Taking fly-tipping to the next level in Wincanton

Tue 17 Oct '17, 11:52
By Dave Smith
Taking fly-tipping to the next level in Wincanton

Someone in Wincanton has taken fly-tipping to a whole new level today, by dumping a Lexus in the drainage channel between the Morrisons roundabout and the skate park.

First honey show at Castle Cary

Fri 13 Oct '17, 17:31
By Fanny Charles
First honey show at Castle Cary

For the first time, South East Somerset Beekeepers will be holding their annual honey show at Castle Cary. There will be honey to try and honey to buy, information and advice on helping and keeping bees and a beekeeping display.

It's Wincanton Carnival tomorrow!

Thu 12 Oct '17, 20:05
By John Smith
It's Wincanton Carnival tomorrow!

Tomorrow is C-Day! The 2017 Wincanton Carnival will start at 7:30pm, Friday 13th October. What could go wrong? This year, Wincanton spectators will see fifty entries including five full sized floats, and the weather forecast ain't so bad either.

Wincantata Handbell Rally is at KA this Saturday

Wed 11 Oct '17, 20:50
By Jane Findley
Wincantata Handbell Rally is at KA this Saturday

Wincantata Handbell Team is hosting a handbell rally at King Arthur’s School on Saturday 14th October, to which we are expecting at least one hundred handbell ringers from the local area, with approximately four hundred bells!

A Choir and Brass Spectacular at St Mary’s, Bruton

Sun 8 Oct '17, 13:27
By Barbara Jenkinson
A Choir and Brass Spectacular at St Mary’s, Bruton

The choirs of St Mary’s Church, Bruton, will be joining forces with Bruton Choral Society, trumpet soloists David Bertie and Jeff Purtle and organists Simon Clarkson and David Slater for an exhilarating evening of music for choir and brass next weekend.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - October 2017

Sat 7 Oct '17, 17:25
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - October 2017

The Horsington Open golf competition's very successful fundraising, pupils from Horsington Church Primary School tell of their last days in year 6, and a very challenging crossword!

What is up with banking in Wincanton?

Thu 28 Sep '17, 15:31
By Dave Smith
What is up with banking in Wincanton?

HSBC closed last year, Lloyds closed yesterday, and NatWest is closing next month! Wincanton will have no banks after 10th October, so what are we all to do? Read on for details of all the options, including mobile branch services and what you can do at the Post Office.

Will Strictly season inspire you to put on your dance shoes?

Fri 22 Sep '17, 21:55
By Roy Warry
Will Strictly season inspire you to put on your dance shoes?

Strictly Come Dancing is once again bursting onto our screens this September. Will you be watching the nation’s favourite show, and have you ever thought about learning to dance yourself?

Wincanton Youth Theatre will offer funded musical theatre exams with LAMDA next year

Sat 9 Sep '17, 23:56
By Andrew Warren
Wincanton Youth Theatre will offer funded musical theatre exams with LAMDA next year

In 2018 Wincanton Youth Theatre will be offering their members funded examinations from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, initially offering training for the group musical theatre exams.

Charlie Dore with Julian Littman - 8 instruments and 20 songs in 90 minutes

Fri 8 Sep '17, 16:46
By Helen Leary
Charlie Dore with Julian Littman - 8 instruments and 20 songs in 90 minutes

Singer-songwriter, musician and actress, Charlie Dore, best known for her 1979 hit “Pilot of the Airwaves”, will be joined on stage by Julian Littman for an evening of eclectic, contemporary folk at Caryford Community Hall next month.

Want to volunteer? There's a fair for that

Thu 7 Sep '17, 17:31
By Sue Place
Want to volunteer? There's a fair for that

The Wincanton Volunteering Fair will be taking place tomorrow morning at the Memorial Hall. Turn up and find out all about the local organisations that could benefit from your contribution.

Wincanton and District Cancer Support Group

Wed 6 Sep '17, 21:05
By John Bradley
Wincanton and District Cancer Support Group

The Wincanton and District Cancer Support Group was formed earlier this year and now meets monthly at the Balsam Centre. They're eager to support those affected by cancer, and have activities planned for the rest of the year.

FREE digital marketing workshop at Redfearns tomorrow UPDATED

Tue 5 Sep '17, 12:53
By John Smith
FREE digital marketing workshop at Redfearns tomorrow <small style='color: blue;'>UPDATED</small>

The Wincanton Chamber of Commerce is running a FREE digital marketing workshop tomorrow at Redfearns restaurant. You don't have to be a member, so come along and learn how to promote your business online.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2017

Mon 4 Sep '17, 19:32
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2017

The August and September 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes the Passchendaele remembrance service in Wincanton, and artwork from a local student.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - September 2017

Mon 4 Sep '17, 18:09
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - September 2017

The keeper of Horsington Church's clock, John Macdonald, explains his role, Angela Clayton, from the Parish Council, reports the latest Parish news, and The Villager remembers two residents who sadly passed away recently.

Wincanton Youth Theatre presents Bugsy Malone

Sat 2 Sep '17, 14:18
By Andrew Warren
Wincanton Youth Theatre presents Bugsy Malone

Wincanton Youth Theatre will be performing its first “proper” musical, the hugely popular Bugsy Malone, on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October at King Arthur's School, Wincanton.

Any ladies for netball?

Thu 31 Aug '17, 12:46
By Jade Hansford
Any ladies for netball?

Robins Netball Club is always looking for new members, whether it's to play competitively, socially, for fun, to meet new people or just get fit! It doesn't matter if you haven't played for or a while, or never played at all – any ladies over the age of 14 are welcome!

King Arthur's achieved solid GCSE results this year

Wed 30 Aug '17, 16:19
By Chris Beech
King Arthur's achieved solid GCSE results this year

Despite this year's more rigorous assessment procedures, 51% of King Arthur’s students achieved above the national standard of 5 or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grades A*C or 9-4 with 54% gaining standards for Maths and English.

Winky Kicks Cancer sports day & auction is this Sunday

Thu 24 Aug '17, 23:49
By John Smith
Winky Kicks Cancer sports day & auction is this Sunday

Winky Kicks Cancer is stepping up a gear this year with an “old skool” sports day for adults and children this Sunday 27th August, starting at 2pm at The Dolphin Hotel. Guaranteed hilarity for all the family, with prizes to be won.

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