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Hello, from the triumphant Wincanton Town FC

Thu 9 Nov '17, 17:04
By Chris Wise
Hello, from the triumphant Wincanton Town FC

Hi all, and welcome to what will be the first in a monthly blog from me as Wincanton Town F.C. manager with the Wincanton Window. Our team beat a Yeovil Town 11 last night!

HRH The Countess of Wessex visited the Balsam Centre last week!

Wed 8 Nov '17, 22:23
By Sue Place
HRH The Countess of Wessex visited the Balsam Centre last week!

The Balsam Centre in Wincanton proudly welcomed Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex on her official visit on Wednesday 1st November.

A Christmas Fayre at Ansford Academy

Tue 7 Nov '17, 19:40
By John Smith
A Christmas Fayre at Ansford Academy

Ansford Academy is holding a Christmas fayre and raffle next week, to raise money to purchase 3D printers and other mobile devices that will help the school to prepare students for today’s technology-rich world.

Vote for C.A.T.C.H. to get funding from Aviva

Tue 31 Oct '17, 23:14
By Dave Smith
Vote for C.A.T.C.H. to get funding from Aviva

C.A.T.C.H. has been nominated as a potential recipient of funding from the Aviva Community Fund, but the amount of money they could win depends entirely on the number of votes they receive. Here's how to support the group!

Enjoy bonfire night at the Sports Ground again this year!

Mon 30 Oct '17, 23:53
By John Smith
Enjoy bonfire night at the Sports Ground again this year!

After a successful debut fireworks display at the Wincanton Sports Ground last year, Wincanton Football Club is gearing up for a repeat this year on Saturday 4th November. Bring your own fireworks to add to the show!

East Somerset in Business event at Haynes Motor Museum next Thursday

Wed 25 Oct '17, 23:08
By Pam Williams
East Somerset in Business event at Haynes Motor Museum next Thursday

South Somerset District Council is working with Blackmore Vale Business Breakfast, Bruton and Wincanton Chambers of Commerce to hold a business event at Haynes Motor Museum next Thursday.

Police and Crime Commissioner drop-in surgery on 26th October

Tue 24 Oct '17, 14:33
By John Smith
Police and Crime Commissioner drop-in surgery on 26th October

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens will be visiting Wincanton on Thursday 26th October 2017. She'll be hosting an informal public drop-in at the Balsam Centre.

Old Wincanton - a Museum and History Society talk by John Sansom

Sat 21 Oct '17, 17:40
By John Baxter
Old Wincanton - a Museum and History Society talk by John Sansom

Having spent most of his life working in and around Wincanton, John has accumulated a unique collection of stories about our town and the people who live in it and how in his life-time it has changed.

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.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for October & November 2017

Sun 15 Oct '17, 19:46
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for October & November 2017

The Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes Remembrance 2017, 63rd (RN) Division, Wincanton road names and Poppy Appeal 2017.

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.

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