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Wincanton business wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019

Tue 23 Apr '19, 16:14
By Emma Harrison
Wincanton business wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Prime Minister's recommendation that Wincanton-based business Boxclever Press should receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for 2019; the highest official UK award for British businesses.

Wincanton Town Council election candidates 2019

Thu 18 Apr '19, 09:41
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council election candidates 2019

2nd May is polling day for local council elections. Pop in to Wincanton Memorial Hall between 7am and 10pm to vote for your preferred town and district council candidates. Here's a list of the candidates for Wincanton Town Council.

Silent art auction by local artist in support of Stoke Trister Church

Tue 16 Apr '19, 18:38
By Geoff Syme
Silent art auction by local artist in support of Stoke Trister Church

Fancy owning an original piece of art, from a local reputable artist, at an affordable price? St Andrews Church in Stoke Trister is holding a silent auction of art kindly donated by local artist Diane Coe.

St. Margaret’s Hospice is bringing Glitter Run back to Wincanton

Fri 12 Apr '19, 16:09
By Hollie Cashmore
St. Margaret’s Hospice is bringing Glitter Run back to Wincanton

St. Margaret’s Hospice’s award-winning Glitter Run, a sparkly and colourful 5km fun run featuring biodegradable glitter, bubbles and powdered paint, is returning to Wincanton Racecourse in May.

It's Family Fun Day at Wincanton Racecourse this Sunday - kids go free!

Tue 9 Apr '19, 12:57
By Lucy Johnson
It's Family Fun Day at Wincanton Racecourse this Sunday - kids go free!

There’ll be a free Easter egg for the first 250 kids to arrive, and it’s free for under-18s too! Face painting, rosette making, silk designing, an equiciser, bouncy castles and more, all FREE! There might even be some horse racing, too.

Wincanton's skate park is getting an upgrade!

Mon 8 Apr '19, 13:29
By Dave Smith
Wincanton's skate park is getting an upgrade!

Wincanton Town Council is in the early stages of replacing the existing skate park at the Recreation Ground. Come to a consultation event in the Town Hall this Wednesday 10th April, to check out the plans and tell them what you think!

Bruton Choral Society Summer Concert 2019

Tue 2 Apr '19, 16:29
By Caroline Tickner
Bruton Choral Society Summer Concert 2019

It'll be tough to follow the Queen’s visit at the end of March, but Bruton Choral Society will be involved in the local festivities when we hold our Summer Concert as part of the Bruton 500 Celebrations.

Brand new charity Treatment Bag offers a ‘hug in a bag’ to cancer patients

Wed 27 Mar '19, 18:42
By Maymie White
Brand new charity Treatment Bag offers a ‘hug in a bag’ to cancer patients

A new charity, Treatment Bag, founded just outside Wincanton, seeks to offer a little respite to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, in the form of luxurious cloth bags filled with beautiful, specifically selected gifts.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - April 2019

Mon 25 Mar '19, 16:58
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - April 2019

John Roake talks about the Horsington "Welcome Home" fund that was agreed after the Second World War, the Parish Council reports on the recent refurbishment of Horsington's play area, and an announcement for Milborne Port Opera's next play in April.

Savour the Flavour in Wincanton

Fri 22 Mar '19, 23:18
By Dave Smith
Savour the Flavour in Wincanton

On Saturday 30th March 2019, Wincanton will be host to Savour the Flavour, a one-day, town-wide celebration of the highest quality produce, producers and artisan food retailers from South Somerset and the surrounding areas.

Charlton Horethorne welcomes TV chef Lesley Waters

Sun 17 Mar '19, 20:51
By Sue Gudgeon
Charlton Horethorne welcomes TV chef Lesley Waters

Lesley has kindly agreed to share her skills to help raise funds for the Village Hall refurbishment. This promises to be a fun occasion with the opportunity to pick up tips from one of the country’s leading chefs.

Wincanton's trees took a battering in the recent high winds

Sat 16 Mar '19, 21:52
By John Smith
Wincanton's trees took a battering in the recent high winds

The recent windy weather has brought down two notably large trees in Wincanton. One fell at Wincanton Community Hospital, blocking the car park entrance, and another in the cemetery grounds of Wincanton Parish Church.

Spectra Musica presents “All the pleasures prove”

Fri 15 Mar '19, 19:20
By Spectra Musica
Spectra Musica presents “All the pleasures prove”

Spectra Musica will perform their new concert in Wincanton at the end of March. “All the pleasures prove” is full of songs to delight you; A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, In Beauty May I Walk and Orpheus and His Lute, and many more.

Wincanton Chamber invites businesses and orgs to Town Centre Strategy talk tonight

Wed 13 Mar '19, 14:01
By Wincanton Chamber
Wincanton Chamber invites businesses and orgs to Town Centre Strategy talk tonight

This month's Chamber talk is on SSDC's Town Centre Strategy. Pam Williams, Economy Specialist at the SSDC, will be talking us though the proposals currently in public consultation. This meeting is open to all businesses and organisations, not just members.

Wincanton Book Festival 2019

Fri 8 Mar '19, 15:42
By John Smith
Wincanton Book Festival 2019

The very first Wincanton Book Festival will take place tomorrow, Saturday 9th March 2019, in Wincanton Library, as well as various High Street shops and venues. Local authors will be available to talk about their books, and their writing experiences.

Wincanton mum calls for support for inspiring book written for girls of our future

Wed 6 Mar '19, 21:00
By Jo Maloney
Wincanton mum calls for support for inspiring book written for girls of our future

Michaela Pay from Wincanton has collaborated with other successful women from across the globe, to write a book intended to inspire the females of our future, launching this International Women’s Day, 8th March 2019.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - March 2019

Wed 6 Mar '19, 17:06
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - March 2019

Fantastic news from Horsington Church School which has been rated GOOD after its recent OFSTED inspection, Jane Wilson delights us with a witty article on "Walkies", the latest letter from Rev. Kevin Rogers, and more.

Lost cat: have you seen Tosca?

Sun 3 Mar '19, 19:05
By Laura Combe
Lost cat: have you seen Tosca?

Our lovely boy Tosca has been missing for a few months and we are desperate to find him and bring him home. He popped out for his usual quick evening stroll in Saunters Close and sadly never returned. He is very wary of people and probably hiding somewhere.

FREE entry to Wincanton Races for Wincanton Window readers on 7th March!

Fri 1 Mar '19, 15:40
By Dave Smith
FREE entry to Wincanton Races for Wincanton Window readers on 7th March!

Wincanton Racecourse has very generously offered visitors to the Wincanton Window the chance to go racing FOR FREE next Thursday, 7th March! The Racecourse arguably puts Wincanton on the map. If you haven't checked it out yet, now's your chance!

West's workout is a HIIT!

Thu 28 Feb '19, 22:42
By Alice Glover
West's workout is a HIIT!

Never mind mindlessly toing and froing on a rowing machine for hours on end; get fit in one hit with High Intensity Interval Training! Jay West runs a HIIT class on a Monday in Bruton, and she's eager to help you get fit and healthy in short order.

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