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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.

Children’s Easter garden and craft workshop

Mon 10 Apr '17, 15:04
By Christine Feaver
Children’s Easter garden and craft workshop

St Peter and St Paul's Church in Wincanton is holding an Easter garden and craft workshop in the church on Good Friday afternoon from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, for children accompanied by parents or carers.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - April 2017

Sun 9 Apr '17, 23:19
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - April 2017

Reports on the Tusk Foundation's talk at St. John's Church in February, and BBC Somerset Radio's live show at Wincanton Library. New traffic control measures in the “Horsington Dip” and a programme of local film screenings combined with talks and workshops.

Milborne Port FC is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year

Sat 8 Apr '17, 09:35
By Simon Fox
Milborne Port FC is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year

Local businesses started Milborne Port Football Club back in 1891, and this year it celebrates its 125th anniversary. The club is holding a dinner at the Village Hall and invites all former players and supporters of local football to reminisce and celebrate this milestone.

Cult film at Wincanton Town Hall

Thu 6 Apr '17, 19:24
By Fanny Charles
Cult film at Wincanton Town Hall

The cult film that made an overnight star of Richard E Grant is on screen at Wincanton Town Hall on Saturday April 8th, as part of Where West Begins’ neighbourhood cinema programme. Withnail and I, made in 1987, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

A horror trip into history at Hauser & Wirth

Sun 2 Apr '17, 18:30
By Fanny Charles
A horror trip into history at Hauser & Wirth

Fans of horror movies can take a trip with magic mushrooms back into the mayhem of the English Civil War when A Field in England is shown at Hauser & Wirth in Bruton on Wednesday April 5th, as part of Where West Begins’ new neighbourhood cinema programme

Roll up, roll up! The circus is coming to town!

Thu 30 Mar '17, 12:04
By Fanny Charles
Roll up, roll up! The circus is coming to town!

The circus is coming to Wincanton with Charlie Chaplin on April 1st (no, it’s not a joke!) – for an afternoon with a circus skills workshop and a screening of one of the greatest silent films.

Spectra Musica presents a concert for April Fools' Day

Mon 27 Mar '17, 23:40
By Sally Greenhalgh
Spectra Musica presents a concert for April Fools' Day

Following a very successful tenth anniversary concert last July, Spectra Musica are returning to St. Luke and St. Teresas’ Church, Wincanton, to present a wide selection of music on April Fools’ Day.

CANCELLED: Experience Jo Burt at the Sports Ground this Saturday

Thu 23 Mar '17, 17:38
By John Smith
<span style='color: red;'>CANCELLED:</span> Experience Jo Burt at the Sports Ground this Saturday

Singer-song writer, guitarist, and story teller, Jo Burt, well known for his work over 40 years with legendary musicians and groups including The Troggs, Black Sabbath, and Freddie Mercury, will be entertaining at a special event on Saturday 25th March to raise funds for a new skittle alley for the pavilion.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for March & April 2017

Tue 21 Mar '17, 00:01
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for March & April 2017

The March and April 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes information about the launch of the RBL's new outreach service at the Balsam Centre, along with the usual information about forthcoming trips and anniversaries.

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