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Could you be next carnival Royalty for Wincanton? Are you aged 5 years to 25 years? Wincanton Carnival Association is looking for royalty for Wincanton Carnival, which takes place on 16th October 2015.
A season of Country Markets, well known for quality home-made foods and handmade quality crafts, started at The Balsam Centre in February. The next market takes place on Friday 6th March.
Wessex Water begins urgent work to repair collapsed drainage pipes in Church Street on Monday 2nd March. The road will be closed to traffic, with diversions in place for up to 5 days.
People across our Somerton & Frome constituency have been showing me how, and where, our County and District Councils are pushing through inappropriate developments against the wishes of local communities like Wincanton. Join a meeting at King Arthur's on 3rd March to discuss with Green Party representatives.
With final preparations for the iconic Cheltenham Festival (March 10th – 13th) upon us, race-goers can gain first hand insight into an array of Cheltenham Festival contenders at the Wincanton Festival Preview Luncheon on Thursday, March 5th.
The ongoing regeneration of the Cale Park area takes another step forward on Sunday 1st March, with a tree planting morning. If you want to help with the planting work, volunteers will be very welcome!
Wincanton resident Shaun Andrews is turning the tables on greyhound racing to raise money to help the breed. He’ll be doing the running at the Bath Half Marathon on 1st March while the greyhounds look on.
The Kiddle family of Wincanton are getting a reputation for being Good Samaritans. In April 2014 Gordon rescued an elderly canine resident. Now his wife Margaret has come to the rescue of an elderly human neighbour in need of help.
The Friends of King Arthur’s Community School are holding a Quiz Evening on Thursday 5th March to raise funds. Enjoy the challenge of questions set by our Quizmaster, a ploughman’s supper and some good quizzing company.
Will Bristol and Brad Tucker, students at King Arthur’s Community School, win prizes for designing a powerful logo for the Wincanton Museum and History Society.
Confusion reigns in Galhampton. Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, David Rendel, has spotted a set of contradictory speed limit signs near his North Barrow home.
Chris Sperring, a professional wildlife conservationist most recognisable these days by his involvement with the BBC's Springwatch, will be in Wincanton on 13th March to give a talk on wildlife conservation in this area. Tickets only £3!
Japanese Playgroup South West UK is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday 28th February at the Balsam Centre. The Japanese Doll Festival promotes UK-Japan friendship, inviting local artists to exhibit their artworks while providing cultural exchange opportunities for all generations.
Get a group of friends together and join the Balsam Centre as they host an evening of entertainment with their Race Night fundraiser on Friday 27th Feburary at Wincanton Memorial Hall.
Volunteer ‘Butterfly Transect Walker’ Julian Rawlins monitors butterfly numbers on the Carymoor nature reserve near Castle Cary. He reports on his 2014 results, revealing that it was a good summer for butterflies.
Local amateur group Milborne Port Opera has been nominated for four awards in the forthcoming David Beach Awards from the Somerset Fellowship of Drama (Somerset’s answer to the "Oscars").
On Wednesday 18th February Wincanton Film Society season continues its 2014-15 programme with a screening of The Invisible Woman, starring Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas.
A year after setting up her successful cake business, Art of Cakes, Tanya Martin talks to me about her passion for baking and cake decoration. Her bespoke cakes demonstrate her enormous skill and creative flair.
Following an incorrect announcement in the Western Gazette that NatWest in Wincanton is to close, staff at the Wincanton branch have been reassuring customers and visitors that it’s business as usual.
As part of the Take Art Rural Touring service, Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Jazz Band will be visiting Charlton Horethorne Village Hall on Thursday 12th February at 7.30pm.
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