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Carrington House residents enjoy a visit from nature

Tue 6 Jun '17, 11:33
By Kim Draper
Carrington House residents enjoy a visit from nature

There were smiles all around at Carrington House when an animal handling company paid the residents a visit. Activities staff at the Wincanton care home organised for ZooLab to bring their animals to meet everyone. A few residents were nervous to start with, but soon got involved.

Get your (Wincanton) bake on!

Thu 1 Jun '17, 08:53
By Fanny Charles
Get your (Wincanton) bake on!

Wincanton is having its own Great Bake-Off this year and it’s for a good local cause, the Balsam Centre. The Great Wincanton Bake-Off is taking place at Divine Wines on Saturday 17th June. There will be prizes for both adults and children. Read on for more details about how to get involved!

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - June 2017

Wed 31 May '17, 23:53
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - June 2017

John Vallins provides us with an update on The Horsington Provident and Friendly Society. Another story from Horsington's Primary School old days with Mary Watt's tell. Bob Jones relates an anecdote while a GP in Wincanton. Mediterranean birds seen in Somerset, from the series of articles on birds written by Keith Davies.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for May & June 2017

Tue 30 May '17, 23:58
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for May & June 2017

The May and June 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendale, Armed Forces Day 2017 and an upcoming quiz and fun night.

Brand new vet practice opening soon in Wincanton

Wed 24 May '17, 08:31
By John Smith
Brand new vet practice opening soon in Wincanton

By the end of 2017 Wincanton will have a new veterinary practice. The Shaftesbury based Longmead Veterinary Practice has decided to expand, aiming to have their new facility open for business some time in November.

Take a magic towel to a distant galaxy...

Mon 22 May '17, 14:09
By Fanny Charles
Take a magic towel to a distant galaxy...

South Somerset’s Where West Begins film programme continues at Wincanton Town Hall on Thursday 25th May with a screening of the film of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to celebrate International Towel Day! (Really – we aren’t making this up, read on!)

Cakes by Design - currently on display at Papertrees

Mon 22 May '17, 08:38
By Fanny Charles
Cakes by Design - currently on display at Papertrees

Anyone who has been into Papertrees on the High Street in the past week will have noticed a spectacular pair of cakes – one that looks like a particularly fine geological sample and the other a mysterious tree from a fairy story. They are the work of Sarah Romain, whose father Adrian owns Papertrees.

What should we do about Christmas lighting in Wincanton?

Tue 16 May '17, 23:24
By John Smith
What should we do about Christmas lighting in Wincanton?

Wincanton Town Council is hosting a public meeting in the Town Hall on Wednesday 17th May at 6:30pm to discuss what can be done about Christmas lighting for the town. The meeting is open to everyone in the community, including residents and business owners.

Bruton Choral Society concert: Jubilate!

Tue 16 May '17, 18:56
By Caroline Tickner
Bruton Choral Society concert: Jubilate!

Summer’s finally on the way! Come and celebrate at our Jubilate concert on 20th May at 7:30pm in the Memorial Hall at King’s School, Bruton. Inspirational live music and alfresco Pimms – what better way to celebrate the arrival of summer!

Wincanton Duck Race returns this year on Sunday 14th May

Fri 12 May '17, 09:02
By Karen Williams
Wincanton Duck Race returns this year on Sunday 14th May

The annual Wincanton Duck Race makes a welcome return for 2017 following a year off. It takes up its position next to the River Cale and the new play area in Wincanton's Cale Park. The fun begins at 1pm and will finish at 4pm. Come along for a family day out. The weather looks favourable, even for ducks!

Hauser & Wirth and Where West Begins celebrate silent cinema

Thu 11 May '17, 08:43
By Fanny Charles
Hauser & Wirth and Where West Begins celebrate silent cinema

Beginning Friday 12th May, Hauser & Wirth in Bruton is host to a three-day festival of film screenings, live music, talks and more. The weekend also includes events organised by Where West Begins, South Somerset’s new film programme, which shows films, with talks, workshops and other activities, in venues including Wincanton Town Hall.

2017 Somerset County Council election results

Wed 10 May '17, 08:25
By John Smith
2017 Somerset County Council election results

The results of the county council election back on Star Wars Day are in. Read on to see the details for the Wincanton and Bruton, Castle Cary, and Blackmore Vale constituencies, including some comparisons with the 2013 election and a press release from Somerset County Council.

Residents gather to voice concern over revised Windmill Hill development plan [UPDATED]

Tue 9 May '17, 08:05
By Fanny Charles
Residents gather to voice concern over revised Windmill Hill development plan <small style='color: blue'>[UPDATED]</small>

Residents of Bayford and Penn View are opposing new plans to develop farmland off Bayford Hill. They voiced their concerns at a meeting in Bayford on Friday 6th May. Public consultation closes on 15th May and South Somerset planners are expected to consider the application in July.

Local dog trainers are taking on Muddy Dog Challenge 2017

Mon 8 May '17, 16:20
By Kate Tapsell
Local dog trainers are taking on Muddy Dog Challenge 2017

Some local dogs and their trainers from DogWise in Mere will be taking on this year's Muddy Dog Challenge; a 5km obstacle course for dog and owner that's unique in the UK, raising money in support of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Carrington House welcomes a new manager

Sun 7 May '17, 22:38
By Kim Draper
Carrington House welcomes a new manager

Somerset Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Whiting as the new manager at Carrington House in Wincanton. She has a wealth of experience in the care sector, is a highly respected member of Somerset Care staff.

BBC Somerset radio broadcast from Cale Park last Sunday

Sat 6 May '17, 09:25
By Dave Smith
BBC Somerset radio broadcast from Cale Park last Sunday

Last Sunday, 30th April, the BBC Somerset radio programme Clueless with Richard Lewis featured Cale Park, broadcast in part from the old bridge near the car park. Wincanton Town Clerk and members of C.A.T.C.H. were interviewed about the new play park and the work the team does to help the river.

Macmillan Cancer Support is launching a new volunteer service in our area

Fri 5 May '17, 23:28
By Kathleen Gillet
Macmillan Cancer Support is launching a new volunteer service in our area

Local residents are invited to attend a reception marking the launch of a new volunteer service, "Macmillan Help About Wincanton", which will offer practical help to cancer patients and their families in Wincanton, Bruton, Castle Cary, Shepton Mallet and the surrounding areas, and start later in the summer.

Vans damaged in Wincanton, reward offered for information

Fri 5 May '17, 17:00
By John Smith
Vans damaged in Wincanton, reward offered for information

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is appealing for information from the public in relation to damage caused to several vehicles parked on Carrington Way, Wincanton overnight between the 8th and 9th of March.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - May 2017

Thu 4 May '17, 23:33
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - May 2017

Pupils from Horsington Church Primary School recall their latest production, Christine Pratt updates on her annual trip to Zimbabwe, an obituary for Mr Tim Inglefield and a gardening article by Millicent MacGregor.

Thursday 4th May is county council election day

Wed 3 May '17, 19:26
By John Smith
Thursday 4th May is county council election day

We are being asked to vote for the next county councillors to represent our area at Somerset County Council. Voting for the Wincanton and Bruton candidates will take place at Wincanton Memorial Hall between 7:00am and 10:00pm.

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