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Have you read the book? Seems like this one has achieved cult status. Now our TV's are heralding the release of the DVD. Come and see it on the big screen at Wincanton Film Society.
Wincanton town councillors have questioned a South Somerset District Council retail study carried out without their knowledge. A study by property consultants GVA Grimley reported that although there was no immediate need for retail development in the town, it identified the Carrington Way and Memorial Hall car parks as possible sites.
Could you offer a few hours a year (yes a year!), to help the elderly members of our community during periods of bad weather?
Don't let those New Year resolutions slip! Why not take advantage of the Sports Centre’s great January offer. Our team of fully qualified instructors will help you to achieve your goals in 2011.
A report in the 6th January edition of the Western Gazette, concerning the potential building of retail units on the existing free car parks in Wincanton, has prompted a swift reply from South Somerset District Council, denying that there are any proposals to build on these sites.
I do not think there is a more important issue facing the country than Britain’s deficit. As interest on the debt grows we spend more in interest than on essential services. Then the cuts come deep and essential services suffer.
South Somerset residents are being warned of a scam in which they are being told they are eligible for thousands of pounds in benefits or council tax. A diligent member of the public reported that a man with an Indian accent had called them and claimed that they qualified for £7000 as they have "no outstanding debts".
Invite a few friends round, relax and enjoy an exclusive shopping evening from the comfort of your own home and earn yourself some fabulous Jamie at Home free products!
With the New Year there are new avenues to follow and interests to pursue. The Balsam Centre may be able to provide some of these with a range of courses coming soon.
We started our charity quiz back in January 2008 and to date have raised over £5,600 for local and national charities. Well done to The Greenway Gang who won the 2010 quiz league!
Are you too busy to go to the hairdresser? Can't get childcare? Your home could become your personal hairdressing salon if you let First Impression come to you!
With the announcement by the Coalition Government of the settlement for Somerset County Council, David Heath questions the need for the cuts the County Council has already announced in the fees it will pay to support those in care homes and expresses concern for the future of Sure Start Children's Centres such as the Balsam Centre.
The Old Inn Bar and Restaurant was listed amongst 700 pubs as being highly commended at the National Gastro Pub Awards 2010, in the Best Newcomer category. Not bad for a little pub in the country!
Separating many who planned to be together and causing travelling chaos, it still produces magical effects.
Enjoy a night of red-carpet glamour in January at King Arthur's Hollywood inspired Ball.
Another great event accompanied by good weather, and lots of fantastic people. What more could we ask for? See lots more story and pictures.
130 local retired people were the guests of King Arthur's School for a morning of entertainment and hospitality just before the end of term.
Maxine Davis has completed the refurbishment of her South Street salon adding even more style and luxury.
Wincanton Town Council lay on an afternoon of tea, cakes and entertainment for the senior citizens of the parish.
Jane Fenton leads this enthusiastic choir at a concert in the Baptist Church.
With a strong set of entries from both Wincanton Primary and Our Lady of Mount Carmel this year's judges were impressed. Here you can see all the images.
Members of Wincanton Badminton Club had an enjoyable evening last Wednesday when they donned fancy dress and competed in a hilarious knockout competition.
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time for a little fun, so what better way to start the Christmas festivities than entering our fun photo caption competition. You could even win some champagne and chocolates!
This handsome map was printed up by the District Council. Now is your chance to actually see it. Send in your comments or queries to find out what it really means.
Hopkins Property development plans were on show in the Sun Lounge of the Memorial Hall on 13th December. Despite sparse publicity (nothing in the Diary) by 5pm some thirty residents had visited, including matron Claire Andrews.
As parliament finally debates the proposed increases to university tuition fees, David Heath MP looks at the facts behind the new proposals and how the changes would really affect students considering higher education.
Editor John Baxter looks back on our first year and explains our policies and the opportunities it offers the local community, organisations and businesses.
Wincanton town council has strongly opposed plans for 350 additional homes earmarked for the town by South Somerset District Council. Town councillors say they are unable to assess the impact the extra housing would have on the infrastructure of the town due to ongoing expansion. The town is already committed to 703 extra houses over the next few years, some of which are already built.
An interesting employment issue has arisen during this spell of bad weather and in light of conflicting advice from the media aimed at employees and employers, it's worth exploring.
We are open every day over the festive period, albeit only for drinks on Christmas Day. So if you find yourself with a houseful of guests come and see us and let us take the pressure off!
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