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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.

Rounders at the Rec this month is just the beginning...

Tue 2 May '17, 23:41
By Dave Smith
Rounders at the Rec this month is just the beginning...

Show up at Cale Park with a quid this Thursday at 6:30pm to hit a ball with a stick and run around in circles and stuff. All young people are welcome (under 10s to be accompanied by an adult) and there'll be free refreshments. But this is just the start of something long overdue in Wincanton.

Support C.A.T.C.H. at their jumble sale this Saturday

Fri 28 Apr '17, 00:12
By Dave Smith
Support C.A.T.C.H. at their jumble sale this Saturday

The river people are holding a jumble sale this Saturday, 29th April, to raise money to fund the work they're doing to improve the River Cale. Their previous sales have been so successful that for the second year running it'll be held in Wincanton Memorial Hall, the only venue with enough room for all the stuff and things.

The Critical Global Citizen: an interactive talk at the Library

Wed 19 Apr '17, 18:29
By John Smith
The Critical Global Citizen: an interactive talk at the Library

On Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Wincanton Library, Dr. Maureen Ellis will lead an interactive session to explore the individual’s role in the transformative power of language and communication to construct a global community.

FREE play at Wincanton Tennis Club's annual open day

Tue 11 Apr '17, 09:04
By Caroline Landymore
FREE play at Wincanton Tennis Club's annual open day

Wincanton Tennis Club at Wincanton Sports Ground is holding its annual open day this Saturday, 15th April, to which all abilities are welcome. Adults and juniors will be able to play for free, and juniors will be offered free coaching.

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