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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.
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.
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.
Wincanton Town Council is looking to appoint a Grounds Maintenance & Works Supervisor. Working 37 hours per week, you will exercise supervisory responsibility over ground staff. Read on for more information, and details on how to apply.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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