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Wincanton car parking survey closes on Friday 18th

Wed 16 Oct '19, 20:59
By Dave Smith
Wincanton car parking survey closes on Friday 18th

Wincanton Town Council has delivered a survey to every eligible residence in the town. Should we agree to pay more Council Tax to cover the cost of parking for everyone, or should we let SSDC install parking meters so those who use them will cover the cost?

Somerset batsman will celebrate the return of racing to Wincanton

Mon 14 Oct '19, 15:40
By Lucy Johnson
Somerset batsman will celebrate the return of racing to Wincanton

Wincanton Racecourse will be welcoming retiring England and Somerset cricketer Marcus Trescothick to the official opening meeting of its new season on Thursday 17th October, along with a number of his county team mates.

'Twas the night before carnival...

Thu 10 Oct '19, 20:34
By Sarah Wiscombe
'Twas the night before carnival...

Wincanton Carnival is back after a year off, and 2019 is set to be a great show, with over 60 entries expected! There will be some road closures during the event, as well as a couple of temporary one-way systems to help residents. Read on for more details.

Racing is returning to Wincanton a week early!

Mon 7 Oct '19, 15:29
By Lucy Johnson
Racing is returning to Wincanton a week early!

Racing returns to Wincanton Racecourse this Wednesday 9th October; a week earlier than initially planned. Entry is just £10 per person to this additional meeting which was originally allocated to Towcester.

Come for a Tree Walk and Talk in Wincanton

Thu 3 Oct '19, 17:44
By Jonathan Astill
Come for a Tree Walk and Talk in Wincanton

Come for an autumn tree walk and talk in the centre of Wincanton, on Saturday 5th October, and learn all about the trees where you live. Local arboriculturalist Jonathan Astill will be your guide, and gives his time in support of the Balsam Centre.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2019

Tue 1 Oct '19, 17:27
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2019

An article on the last five years of Stowell Hill Stud, the one and only recipe for Pasta Carbonara, a report on the Horsington Open charity golf competition held in September, and the Horsington Church School crowd funding appeal.

Greening the Earth - Zac's new gallery in Wincanton

Mon 30 Sep '19, 18:44
By John Baxter
Greening the Earth - Zac's new gallery in Wincanton

A stunning new art gallery has opened in Wincanton High Street in the 18th century building that was Clementina. It is the result of co-operation between the property’s owner, Nicholas Cave, and artist Zac Greening.

The CAT bus urgently needs financial support - can you help?

Fri 27 Sep '19, 13:32
By Jayne McDougall
The CAT bus urgently needs financial support - can you help?

The CAT bus is as busy as ever, offering new weekly trips to faraway places whilst continuing to offer the valuable ring-and-ride service, helping people to stay independent for longer, but the charity is struggling to secure funding to safeguard the future of the service.

Man grows food in car

Wed 25 Sep '19, 19:22
By Matthew Franklin
Man grows food in car

It’s a curious sight, when you come around the last bend on the long driveway of a Somerset country residence. A 9 foot high wooden sculpture of a man filling a Saab convertible with soil, and growing tomatoes, potatoes, courgettes and mint in it.

Wincanton's new Mayor went to “Meet the Band”

Mon 23 Sep '19, 17:38
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton's new Mayor went to “Meet the Band”

Susan Shelbourn-Barrow, Mayor of Wincanton, supported Wincanton Silver Band’s “Meet the Band” event, held at Wincanton Memorial Hall on 22nd September. The band is recruiting, especially younger musicians.

Wincanton Seed Market - making it better!

Wed 18 Sep '19, 20:05
By Safia Shah
Wincanton Seed Market - making it better!

This Saturday, 21st September, Wincanton's town centre will be energised with a perfect storm of markets, art and partying, as the launch of the brand new monthly Seed Market coincides with a town-wide contribution to Somerset Art Weeks 2019.

Wincanton Art Trail: 21st September - 6th October

Tue 17 Sep '19, 21:47
By Dave Smith & Safia Shah
Wincanton Art Trail: 21st September - 6th October

Wincanton Art Trail opens this Saturday 21st September, coinciding with Somerset Art Weeks. Schools, community groups, and local artists have collaborated to produce unique installations that will turn the town into a temporary art gallery.

C.A.T.C.H. River & Wildlife Day

Fri 13 Sep '19, 17:51
By Steve Lee
C.A.T.C.H. River & Wildlife Day

With World Rivers Day approaching at the end of September, C.A.T.C.H. is excited to announce that it will be hosting a free River & Wildlife Day at Cale Park on Sunday 22nd September. Come and learn about the wildlife of our very own River Cale.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2019

Mon 9 Sep '19, 17:09
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2019

Can you spare an hour or two to help the local Poppy Appeal? Read about the Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club, the Old Faithful 75th anniversary remembrance service and the recent 2019 branch AGM.

Distinction at LAMDA exams for Wincanton Youth Theatre members

Thu 5 Sep '19, 15:41
By Andrew Warren
Distinction at LAMDA exams for Wincanton Youth Theatre members

Over the summer, three aspiring thespians, all members of Wincanton Youth Theatre, took their London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Grade 2 acting exams, all achieving a distinction; the highest grade.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - September 2019

Mon 2 Sep '19, 17:03
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - September 2019

A trustee describes the role and challenges of the Balsam Centre in Wincanton, the Headteacher at Horsington Church School launches a crowd-funding campaign to help finance much needed repairs, and a report on the finger post restoration around the villages.

Wincanton Town Council's response to SSDC's car parking proposal

Wed 28 Aug '19, 19:28
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council's response to SSDC's car parking proposal

Here is Wincanton Town Council's formal response to South Somerset District Council's car parking charges proposal published recently in the Western Gazette and Blackmore Vale Magazine, followed by a list of the reductions in services made by the Town Council in order to pay for the compensation scheme.

Racing returns to Wincanton in mere weeks

Sat 24 Aug '19, 14:54
By Lucy Johnson
Racing returns to Wincanton in mere weeks

Wincanton Racecourse will be welcoming the winners in October when racing returns to the Somerset track. It’s the first of 16 meetings that will provide a feast of entertainment over the next seven months as favourite jump horses battle it out.

Somerset Sight's country house car boot sale at Yarlington House

Fri 16 Aug '19, 16:55
By Holly Sutton & Veronica Goodenough
Somerset Sight's country house car boot sale at Yarlington House

Nowhere else can you find such endless troves of unique country house-inspired gifts, vintage delights, art and collectibles, and all in such beautiful surroundings! Count and Countess de Salis kindly hold this much-loved event to raise funds so Somerset Sight can continue its great work across the county.

Wincanton Silver Band - bringing music to the local community

Thu 15 Aug '19, 15:59
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band - bringing music to the local community

In 2020, Wincanton Silver Band will be celebrating 130 years of music-making in Wincanton. On Sunday 22nd September, the band is holding a “Meet the Band” event at which you can have a go at playing some of the instruments and listen to a short concert from the band.

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