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Why not brighten up a dull February Saturday by joining Spectra Musica in another lively singing day at Cheap Street Church, Sherborne? Music will include works by Handel, Boyce and Thomas Linley Junior.
Read the interesting story of a Horsington family forced to move to the Wincanton Workhouse at the end of the 19th century. Also in this February issue, the latest news about life in the Village and its inhabitants
The January and February 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes a Poppy Appeal update and coverage of the 10th anniversary of Wincanton's War Memorial.
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.
Tomorrow, 21st January, the day after Donald Trump's first full day as President, thousands will march on Washington DC and other cities around the world. I intend to walk to show solidarity in Wincanton, at 2pm from the Memorial Hall. I invite all who are able to join me.
The Wincanton Carnival AGM will be held tonight in the Sweetman Hall. The group is looking for more volunteers to help them continue staging this important annual town event. If you are interested in getting involved you are invited to attend tonight and meet the existing committee and volunteers.
The Wincanton & District Gardeners' Association (WDGA) has been awarded the Wincanton Town Council Annual Community Award for 2016 in recognition of its exceptional service to the community.
Bring your real Christmas tree (no plastic fakes) to the car park at Cale Park before 17th January to be shredded. You can even take the resulting mulch away to use on your garden.
With Christmas fast approaching the normal refuse collection times can be subject to change. Here are the revised collection dates from the Somerset Waste Partnership website.
Hopkins Concrete has joined forces with LGS Training and Key4Life to appoint two new team members, investing in the future of both local young people and its own workforce. The company is keen to recruit young people from the local communities.
The churches of Wincanton are all in the midst of their Christmas programmes, culminating with their respective Christmas Day services on Sunday 25th December. Here's a list of all the services still to happen between now and then. All the churches extend a warm invitation to join them to celebrate Christmas.
Family run, Wincanton based Crestmoor Construction Services has launched a new plant and tool hire service from a unit in Wincanton Business Park. They offer small tools as well as large plant and associated maintenance and repairs.
Monthly news from the villages of Horsington and South Cheriton. This issue covers both December and January. The Villager team wishes all his readers a merry festive season and a great start for the year 2017!
Looking for a Christmas party venue? Consider Truffles in Bruton for lunch or dinner for pre-booked parties till December 24th. Our three course menu is just £26 per person or £13 for children Under 12.
The opening of the newly named Bayford Village Hall will take place on Saturday 10th December. Since the purchase of the hall in April 2016 it has been repaired and converted into a safe and accessible community facility, at a total cost of £96,000.
On Friday 2nd December many Wincanton High Street traders will be keeping their shops open till 7:30pm, so residents and visitors can enjoy some late night Christmas shopping. But that's not all that'll be going on in town that night.
Bruton Choral Society present their traditional Carols by Candlelight concert at Bruton School for Girls. As ever, there will be mulled wine, mince pies and audience participation in an atmospheric candlelit evening of medieval Christmas music.
The November and December 2016 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes the Poppy Appeal 2016, Remembrance 2016 and trip updates.
The Balsam Centre in Wincanton is running new activities for local young people, including a weekly Youth Café and some exciting workshops. Fancy being in a Christmas video? Read on for more details.
On Saturday 3rd December 2016, at 7:00pm, the Wincanton Live at Home Scheme and Wincanton Royal British Legion will host “Carols at the Hall” at Wincanton Memorial Hall, a charity event featuring Wincanton Silver Band, The Wincanton Choir and Wincanton Youth Theatre.
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