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There could be an end in sight to the notorious congestion at the Sparkford roundabout on the A303 if Highways England plans for a new dual carriageway from Sparkford to Ilchester get the go-ahead.
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.
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.
To help finance the building and conversion work on Bayford Chapel, Bonhams the international auctioneers will beholding a charity valuation day in Wincanton Memorial Hall on 12th October between 10.00am and 3.00pm.
It's part of a nationwide event to promote heritage sites and buildings. Wincanton has many interesting stories and historical events to choose from. This year we are linking our first Open Day to the new town Heritage Trail, launched late December, 2015.
Lovers of unusual trees, shrubs and plants should make a date to visit a beautiful garden at Penselwood which is open for National Gardens Scheme on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.
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.
The Friends of Cale Park are delighted to have received two donations from local businesses to help towards the final costs for the Play Area project at Cale Park.
The Myakka Grass Root Fund has been set up to help the Somerset Community Foundation promote and support vibrant, inclusive communities within South Somerset. Bayford Chapel is the most recent project to benefit.
Residents of Bayford have formed a charity to purchase and renovate Bayford Chapel to ensure that the building continues as an important focal point in the village. Fundraising is underway to raise £32,000 from local donations.
After poor weather conditions hindered building of a new dementia care home in Wincanton earlier this year, a lack of available contractors is quoted as the reason for delaying further work until 2017.
Between 4th July and 15th July road users in Wincanton, Bruton, and Castle Cary will yet again be subject to a major road closure to allow resurfacing of a section of the A371 road between Bratton Seymour and Cary Hill.
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