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Pen Selwood Village Fete 2022

Thu 4 Aug 2022
By Stella Parcell
Pen Selwood Village Fete 2022

On Saturday 6th August, Pen Selwood celebrates 67 years of our traditional Village Fete. New for 2022, children can enjoy unlimited turns on a wide choice of circus skills, and all ages can try their hand at rhythmic drumming. FREE entry!

More than 400m of Wincanton's sewers will be renovated throughout August

Fri 29 Jul 2022
By Wessex Water
More than 400m of Wincanton's sewers will be renovated throughout August

Wincanton’s sewers will be given a new lease of life courtesy of a £150,000 renovation project taking place next month. Pipes throughout the town will be revitalised by Wessex Water, with much of the project being completed by engineers using robots to minimise disruption.

Griffith Foods has acquired The Flavourworks and is hiring

Tue 12 Jul 2022
By Janine Williams
Griffith Foods has acquired The Flavourworks and is hiring

The Flavourworks (hidden away in the corner of the Wincanton Business Park) was acquired by Griffith Foods last year, and due to continual growth is looking for Production Operatives to join their friendly family team.

The Balsam Centre announces Lottery-funded ‘Good Stuff’ project

Fri 1 Jul 2022
By Rosy Ashley
The Balsam Centre announces Lottery-funded ‘Good Stuff’ project

The Balsam Centre is pleased to announce that it has been awarded four year’s funding from The National Lottery Community Fund for an exciting new Wincanton-based project: Good Stuff.

Wincanton Men's Shed can be a pillar of mental health

Fri 1 Jul 2022
By Sue Crisfield
Wincanton Men's Shed can be a pillar of mental health

Sometimes men’s sheds provide a great space for men to get together, doing and making something practical and finding companionship. Wincanton Shed is based at the Balsam Centre and meets several times per week.

Bath Opera is bringing Tosca to Wincanton in July

Thu 30 Jun 2022
By John Clark
Bath Opera is bringing Tosca to Wincanton in July

One of the world’s most famous operas, ‘Tosca’ is a tale of love and loyalty set against insuperable odds of cruelty and lust, with wonderful arias from the composer of ‘Nessun Dorma’. Coming soon to a Memorial Hall in Wincanton.

Volunteer with Read Easy and help local adults learn to read

Tue 28 Jun 2022
By Holly Rideout
Volunteer with Read Easy and help local adults learn to read

Read Easy Blackmore Vale North is looking for a Coordinator and a Secretary to join their team of volunteers. The Coordinator will cover Gillingham, Wincanton and Mere as part of a team of three, as the first point of contact for adults who want to learn to read.

Come to a talk about how rural communities can be more dementia-friendly

Thu 16 Jun 2022
By Sue Crisfield
Come to a talk about how rural communities can be more dementia-friendly

As part of Wincanton’s Dementia Friendly Community work, a free event is being organised on Tuesday 28th June, with Ian Sherriff coming to talk about helping to make communities dementia-friendly across the country.

Horsington Church School Summer Fete

Tue 14 Jun 2022
By Dave Smith
Horsington Church School Summer Fete

Preparations are well underway for Horsington Church School's biggest fundraiser of the year, taking place on Saturday 18th June. Having been unable to run a fete since the pandemic began, they really need this year's summer fete to be the best one yet!

WYT & WADS present “Mayhem at the Musicals”

Tue 14 Jun 2022
By Dani Wood
WYT & WADS present “Mayhem at the Musicals”

We will be taking you on a journey of musicals, present and past, both stage and film. We have songs from Phantom, We Will Rock You, The Greatest Showman, The Lion King and many other fantastic shows.

Rock n Ribs Festival returns to Wincanton Racecourse in July

Fri 10 Jun 2022
By Tim Messinger
Rock n Ribs Festival returns to Wincanton Racecourse in July

Following a sold-out show last year, Rock n Ribs Festival returns in July to its new home at Wincanton Racecourse. With a ride-on monster truck, over 250 American vehicles, family wrestling shows, BBQ and eating challenges, it's so much more than just a music festival.

u3a talk: the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Wed 8 Jun 2022
By Susan Kidd
u3a talk: the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Come with us as Historian and Arts Society lecturer Dr James Taylor leads us through one of the last Victorian houses to be built in England; a dream house on a cliff-top, overlooking the sea in Bournemouth; a home, an art gallery, and a museum sealed in time.

Forty u3a members were treated to a free Jubilee indoor street lunch party

Wed 1 Jun 2022
By Susan Kidd
Forty u3a members were treated to a free Jubilee indoor street lunch party

On 3rd May in advance of the June celebrations Queen’s Platinum Jubilee indoor street lunch party was held for forty members of u3a, free of charge, fulfilled by happy volunteers and making a great start to the forthcoming celebrations.

Templecombe's Jubilee Beacon will be lit on Thursday 2nd June

Wed 1 Jun 2022
By Stephen Hood
Templecombe's Jubilee Beacon will be lit on Thursday 2<sup>nd</sup> June

Abbas and Templecombe Parish Council will light a beacon at Templecombe Recreation Ground for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Thursday evening, as one of thousands being lit by groups all over the UK and the Commonwealth as part of the official programme.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June 2022

Wed 1 Jun 2022
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June 2022

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War in Wincanton, ‘Pedal to Paris’, Remembering ‘Old Faithful’, Wincanton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club and Wincanton & District RBL is 100 years old!

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - June 2022

Wed 1 Jun 2022
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - June 2022

An article by Chris Bailward on the history and achievements of Milborne Port Opera, and details about local events including the Horsington Church School Summer Fete, an open afternoon at the School, and the Wick Charity Music Festival.

Wincanton Town Festival presents ‘Jubilee’ - a celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Tue 31 May 2022
By Helen Brown
Wincanton Town Festival presents ‘Jubilee’ - a celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

In addition to a children's art exhibition of nearly 600 unique postage stamp jubilee crowns, Wincanton Town Festival is putting on a garden party in the enchanting 18th century gardens hidden behind the Greening the eARTh gallery (formerly Clementina).

The Balsam Centre is resuming Stourhead buggy and sling walks

Mon 23 May 2022
By The Balsam Centre
The Balsam Centre is resuming Stourhead buggy and sling walks

The Balsam Centre is delighted to announce that our Stourhead buggy and sling walks are starting again, for parents and carers with children under five years of age. Due to popular demand there's now a booking system!

Whispering Willows - a FREE family show

Wed 18 May 2022
By Wassail Theatre Company
Whispering Willows - a FREE family show

Whispering Willows is a non-verbal piece of theatre using music and puppetry, created especially for the people of Somerset, and all ages. It's an original story told through the eyes of a willow farming family, against the backdrop of World War II, with performances in Wincanton this Saturday!

“Ultrafast” fibre broadband is coming to Wincanton this year

Tue 17 May 2022
By Gigaclear
“Ultrafast” fibre broadband is coming to Wincanton this year

Homeowners in Wincanton will soon have access to some of the quickest broadband speeds in the UK thanks to Gigaclear, which has started work connecting the Town to its ultrafast, full-fibre broadband network.

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