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Why should you vote “Yes” on 8th February?

Thu 1 Feb '18, 19:21
By Howard Ellard
Why should you vote “Yes” on 8<sup>th</sup> February?

Got an unexpected poll card through your door? Read on to find out why voting “Yes” next week could help Wincanton regain some control over its future development, and achieve a balanced community and local economy.

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.

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.

Colin Winder receives WTC's Community Award for 2016

Wed 25 Jan '17, 08:53
By John Smith
Colin Winder receives WTC's Community Award for 2016

Colin Winder, former Wincanton Town Councillor and Mayor, has been presented with the Council's Community Award for an individual this year for his service to the community. The award was presented at a civic reception in the Town Hall on Saturday 19th November 2016.

Wincanton Gardeners' Assoc. receives Community Award for 2016

Sat 7 Jan '17, 23:59
By John Smith
Wincanton Gardeners' Assoc. receives Community Award for 2016

The Wincanton & District Gardeners' Association (WGDA) has been awarded the Wincanton Town Council Annual Community Award for 2016 in recognition of its exceptional service to the community.

Public consultation on Wincanton’s draft Neighbourhood Plan has begun

Wed 9 Nov '16, 13:16
By Matt Day
Public consultation on Wincanton’s draft Neighbourhood Plan has begun

The Wincanton Neighbourhood Plan has reached a milestone, and a public consultation has begun. This is an opportunity for local people to view the Draft Plan and give their comments. The Plan will influence the future of the town.

Opening Ceremony for New Cale Park Play Area and Footbridge on 25th August

Thu 18 Aug '16, 17:59
By John Smith
Opening Ceremony for New Cale Park Play Area and Footbridge on 25th August

The new Cale Park play area has been open to the public since the beginning of the month, but the official opening ceremony for both the park and the new footbridge will be on Thursday 25th August, to coincide with the second of two Play Days organised by South Somerset District Council this summer.

Wincanton Town Council Report - May 2016

Mon 6 Jun '16, 12:57
By John Smith
Wincanton Town Council Report - May 2016

A report on the Town Council meeting on Monday 23rd May including Council news, the re-election of Councillor Ellard as Council Chair and Town Mayor, and the election of new Vice Chair Ray Tudgay.

1 Regiment Army Air Corps is Granted the Freedom of Wincanton VIDEO

Thu 2 Jun '16, 14:26
By John Smith
1 Regiment Army Air Corps is Granted the Freedom of Wincanton <small style='color: blue;'>VIDEO</small>

Video, pictures and description of the exhilarating parade through Wincanton High Street on Thursday 26th May of 1 Regiment Army Air Corps, who were granted the Freedom of Wincanton amidst an enthusiastic turnout of local well-wishers.

Wincanton Areas Visited by Neighbourhood Plan Group

Wed 25 May '16, 22:30
By Matt Day
Wincanton Areas Visited by Neighbourhood Plan Group

On Friday 12th February a group of participants in the development of Wincanton's Neighbourhood Plan visited a number of areas around the town. The process, called a Placecheck, is a facilitated series of short visits to areas of land which could be used for housing and/or employment in future.

Why Town Council’s New 20mph Zone Could Be a Lengthy Process

Wed 16 Mar '16, 12:32
By John Smith
Why Town Council’s New 20mph Zone Could Be a Lengthy Process

A new 20mph speeding limit proposed by Wincanton Town Council is likely to pass through a lengthy process at County Highways before it becomes a reality. The proposed 20mph zone would apply to all the main town roads.

Wincanton Town Council Submits Annual Precept for 2016/17

Wed 24 Feb '16, 17:41
By John Smith
Wincanton Town Council Submits Annual Precept for 2016/17

As the Town Council submits its 2016/17 precept to District Council, we explain how the local parish is funded, and provide details of two major projects to which the Town Council is hoping to allocate funding for the next financial year.

SSDC Approves Local Grants

Mon 1 Feb '16, 21:20
By SSDC
SSDC Approves Local Grants

South Somerset District Council has recently approved almost £300k of local community grants, including a significant contribution to Wincanton Town Council's Cale Park refurbishment.

Wincanton Town Council Seeks to Fill Two Vacancies

Thu 7 Jan '16, 18:49
By John Smith
Wincanton Town Council Seeks to Fill Two Vacancies

Because of recent resignations Wincanton Town Council is now in the process of searching for two new councillors to fill the vacancies. There’s still time to apply to become a councillor via the co-option system.

District Councillor Proposes a Motion to Help Local Families Stay Together

Thu 17 Dec '15, 19:23
By Nick Colbert
District Councillor Proposes a Motion to Help Local Families Stay Together

District Councillor Nick Colbert puts forward a motion to help families get more recognition for their local connections so they stand a better chance of being housed in the town, getting vital support from family and friends.

Mayor Resigns Amidst “Lack of Support”

Thu 3 Dec '15, 13:55
By John Smith
Mayor Resigns Amidst “Lack of Support”

A recent meeting of Wincanton Town Council was brought to an abrupt halt when Chairman Colin Winder handed his Mayoral Chain of Office to the Town Clerk and left the chamber. He later tendered his resignation.

Council Outrage at Dancing Lane Appeal Success

Mon 13 Jul '15, 12:46
By John Smith
Council Outrage at Dancing Lane Appeal Success

With the Verrington development appeal only a few days away, the town is in shock after a decision made by the Planning Inspectorate Chairman to allow the construction of 25 more houses on land west of Dancing Lane.

Health Centre Management Will Attend Monday's Town Council Meeting

Thu 18 Jun '15, 13:19
By John Smith
Health Centre Management Will Attend Monday's Town Council Meeting

Following concerns over the quality of local health services, representatives of Wincanton Health Centre will be present for 30 minutes prior to the start of the next Wincanton Town Council meeting, on Monday 22nd June, to discuss these concerns with Councillors.

Election Day 2015 Results

Fri 8 May '15, 21:13
By John Smith
Election Day 2015 Results

A full round up of local General Election results at Town, District and Parliamentary levels, plus a summary of a fascinating day in national politics. At the Memorial Hall voters arrived steadily throughout the day, right up to 10.00pm.

Helen Smith - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

Wed 6 May '15, 15:14
By Helen Smith
Helen Smith - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

A resident of Wincanton for 25 years, I am the owner of ImageCakes; I have been a magistrate for 16 years; I chair the Blackmore Vale Businesses (BVB) group. I feel passionately about our town. It is my strong belief that many small steps can be taken to return this town to one we can once again all be proud of.

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