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Thugs raided a Wincanton charity shop early Sunday morning

Mon 16 Apr '18, 22:55
By Dave Smith
Thugs raided a Wincanton charity shop early Sunday morning

At 5:30am on the morning of Sunday 15th April, three men wearing balaclavas and wielding large tools raided the top St Margaret's Hospice charity shop on Wincanton High Street.

Open public meeting in Wincanton on changes to the NHS

Sun 15 Apr '18, 20:21
By Dave Smith
Open public meeting in Wincanton on changes to the NHS

Come along to this open public meeting on Monday 16th April to hear about what's planned for the NHS in Somerset. Hear from NHS professionals and campaigners, with ample time for questions and answers.

The Wincanton Wedding Show

Sat 14 Apr '18, 14:12
By Victoria Barrett
The Wincanton Wedding Show

On Sunday 15th April, Wincanton Memorial Hall will be full of talented wedding business owners, from bridal dresses and accessories to jaw dropping retro pizza trailers! Who knew Wincanton had so much to give?

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - April 2018

Mon 9 Apr '18, 18:16
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - April 2018

John Roake tells us the story of the old railway line in Horsington, children in year 5 and 6 at Horsington Church School convert a Thomas Hardy poem to prose and Colin Gray shows us his talent as a watercolour painter.

New adult swimming lessons at Wincanton Sports Centre

Thu 5 Apr '18, 17:22
By Paula Perrin
New adult swimming lessons at Wincanton Sports Centre

Wincanton Sports Centre is now offering adult swimming lessons. There are three sessions designed to take non-swimmers through the stages of "Dip Your Toe", "Learn More" and "Swim Faster. The first session will be free as a trial.

Pharmacy opening times in the Wincanton area over Easter 2018

Fri 30 Mar '18, 13:00
By John Smith
Pharmacy opening times in the Wincanton area over Easter 2018

Access to pharmacies is limited over Easter weekend. If you need to get prescriptions filled to see you through the Easter period, visit your local pharmacy now. On Sunday, your closest options are in Yeovil.

Refuse and recycling collections in Wincanton over Easter 2018

Thu 29 Mar '18, 19:21
By Dave Smith
Refuse and recycling collections in Wincanton over Easter 2018

With the Easter holiday upon us, here's some information about refuse and recycling collections in the Wincanton area over the next week. Don't get caught out by all bank holidays changes!

Lewis Barfoot will won't be performing in Buckhorn Weston this April CANCELLED

Mon 26 Mar '18, 18:00
By John Smith
Lewis Barfoot <strike>will</strike> won't be performing in Buckhorn Weston this April <small style='color: red;'>CANCELLED</small>

The Lewis Barfoot Trio will won't be performing in Buckhorn Weston next month. She performed at Glastonbury in 2011, and once played opposite Kevin Spacey at The Old Vic! Half-English, half-Irish, Lewis is a Nu-folk singer.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - March 2018

Mon 26 Mar '18, 14:55
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - March 2018

Richard Gaunt of Milborne Port Opera tells of his history as a coarse actor, and Chris Bailward presents the third and final part of his cycle journey from Sicily to Somerset.

Common Road is to be resurfaced at last!

Wed 14 Mar '18, 21:56
By John Smith
Common Road is to be resurfaced at last!

Rejoice! At long last, Somerset Highways has announced their plans to resurface Common Road. Perhaps Wincanton Museum would be interested to preserve some of the road's original surface.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for March & April 2018

Fri 9 Mar '18, 16:40
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for March & April 2018

The Royal British Legion Wincanton Branch monthly magazine. This issue includes “Every One Remembered”, promised information about roads names in Wincanton, The Great Pilgrimage 90 and Remembrance 2018.

Celebrating the Power Of Women

Wed 7 Mar '18, 12:48
By Fanny Charles
Celebrating the Power Of Women

The film Suffragette will be showing in Wincanton Town Hall tomorrow night as part of programme called Power Of Women (POW) created by South Somerset's film project Where West Begins and Lynne Franks.

Wincanton mourns the loss of Geoff Redfearn

Tue 6 Mar '18, 19:30
By John Smith
Wincanton mourns the loss of Geoff Redfearn

The people of Wincanton were shocked late on Thursday 22nd February, when it was announced that Geoff Redfearn, owner of Redfearns café and Thai restaurant, had passed away that day.

Discovering Wincanton Museum

Thu 1 Mar '18, 16:13
By Fanny Charles
Discovering Wincanton Museum

How well do you know Wincanton? This “pleasant town on the Cale” has a long history. This is the first in a monthly series focusing on an exhibit from the museum to tell some of the stories of our town.

Spectra Musica presents Motets, Madrigals and More

Thu 1 Mar '18, 12:46
By Sally Greenhalgh
Spectra Musica presents Motets, Madrigals and More

Spectra Musica will be singing ‘Motets, Madrigals and More’ at St Luke and St Teresa’s Church, Wincanton on 17th March, including works by Brahms, Lloyd Webber and Seiber.

Farewell my darling Clementina

Wed 28 Feb '18, 13:25
By John Smith
Farewell my darling Clementina

At the end of 2017, Wincanton residents were saddened to hear that Mrs Pam Cave had passed away. Better known to many as the owner of Clementina, you may not know about her family heritage, and the contribution she and her family made to the town.

Volunteers needed to spend time with people with sight loss

Tue 20 Feb '18, 18:22
By Avril Johnson
Volunteers needed to spend time with people with sight loss

Somerset Sight is in need of local volunteers to spend time with people in the Wincanton area who suffer with sight loss. Read on if you would consider giving a couple of hours a month to make a difference to someone's life.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - February 2018

Wed 14 Feb '18, 15:52
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - February 2018

Historian Susan Maltin from Horsington tells us about her five minutes of fame on the programme “Who do you think you are” and her encounter with Derek Jacobi, and Horsington School prepares for its Summer Fete.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for January & February 2018

Tue 13 Feb '18, 17:33
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for January & February 2018

The Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes Wincanton's Remembrance 2017 parade, more about roads named after war heroes of Wincanton and a new permanent memorial in Wincanton.

Carrington House care staff acknowledged for long service

Fri 9 Feb '18, 18:21
By Kim Draper
Carrington House care staff acknowledged for long service

Long-serving staff at Carrington House were recently invited to an event to celebrate their service achievements. An outstanding combined 85 years service was recognised at the event.

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