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Specialist Plant Fair at Yarlington House

Mon 10 May '21, 16:49
By Val Russell
Specialist Plant Fair at Yarlington House

The 19th Specialist Plant Fair at Yarlington House will be held on Saturday 22nd May; an opportunity for keen gardeners to buy from specialist growers from all over the South West, and to see the private Italiante flower garden and walled kitchen garden.

Wincanton Town Council 2021 by-election results

Fri 7 May '21, 16:17
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council 2021 by-election results

Here are the results of the Wincanton Town Council by-election that took place on Thursday 6th May 2021, to fill six vacancies. Congratulations to those who were elected!

Wincanton Primary School is looking for a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant

Wed 5 May '21, 22:02
By Wincanton Primary School
Wincanton Primary School is looking for a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant

Our OFSTED rated ‘Good’ School is looking for a skilled full-time Learning Support Assistant to work with a child in Year 3 to help with concentration, attention and completion of tasks. Application deadline 12 noon on Monday 10th May.

Wincanton Town Council 2021 by-election candidates

Mon 3 May '21, 17:14
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council 2021 by-election candidates

On Thursday 6th May 2021 there will be a Wincanton Town Council by-election to fill 6 vacancies. It has been arranged to coincide with the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset police area.

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - May 2021

Fri 30 Apr '21, 16:03
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - May 2021

Episode 2 of the "Memories of schooldays" series by Serena Mortarotti, local historian Susan Maltin reports her research for Horsington in the newspaper archives, and announcements as activities start again in the area, and the pub reopens!

Help the Somerset Rail to Trail Project with this 7-minute survey

Mon 19 Apr '21, 16:42
By Somerset Rail to Trail Project
Help the Somerset Rail to Trail Project with this 7-minute survey

The Somerset Rail to Trail Project is proposing to transform the disused Somerset & Dorset Railway into an active travel route. We need to know whether our proposal will benefit the community in the ways that we hope it will.

Wincanton’s new high-tech self-service car wash

Mon 12 Apr '21, 19:29
By John Baxter
Wincanton’s new high-tech self-service car wash

After years running an excellent car wash service in Wincanton, Roberto has decided to change his approach and invest in an impressive state-of-the-art self-service facility for Wincanton.

1st Wincanton Scout Group Needs Your Help

Fri 9 Apr '21, 15:57
By Sara Jarrett
1st Wincanton Scout Group Needs Your Help

The 1st Wincanton Scout Group covers Wincanton and the neighbouring villages. Over the past few years a number of key volunteers have stepped away. For the Group to continue to flourish we really need new volunteers to come forward and help us run it.

McDonald’s has arrived in Wincanton!

Wed 10 Feb '21, 20:17
By McDonald's press release
McDonald’s has arrived in Wincanton!

A brand-new McDonald’s restaurant opened in Wincanton today, 10th February 2021, next door to The Wagtail on Lawrence Hill, creating 65 full and part-time positions for the local community. It's only Drive-Thru for now, but it's open 24 hours.

Christmas greetings to Wincanton from the Lahnau twinners

Fri 25 Dec '20, 15:33
By Karlheinz Bindemann
Christmas greetings to Wincanton from the Lahnau twinners

The members of the Lahnau-Wincanton Twinning Association wish all friends in Wincanton a merry Christmas and a happy new year - a better year than 2020. Please stay healthy! We would like to meet you all again.

In praise of dogs

Wed 23 Dec '20, 17:38
By John Baxter
In praise of dogs

I am not a dog owner, but for the whole of this year, including lock-downs, I have been taking an elderly friend’s elderly dog for a weekly walk, something we have both greatly enjoyed.

It's a photo finish for Wincanton Camera Club in annual competition

Tue 3 Nov '20, 20:16
By Brian Stubbs
It's a photo finish for Wincanton Camera Club in annual competition

Competing against four other local camera clubs for the Bradford-Abbas Shield, Wincanton came a very creditable 2nd to Yeovil by the narrow margin of 2 points. Have a look at our photos, and find out how you can get involved.

Wincanton Silver Band's Halloween 2020 lockdown performance

Sat 31 Oct '20, 16:56
By Neil Chapman
Wincanton Silver Band's Halloween 2020 lockdown performance

It's the witching hour once again, and Wincanton Silver Band has brought some humour to these dark and dismal times. Put together from our homes, our 5th lockdown music piece is a classic.

Read Easy with FREE one-to-one coaching

Fri 30 Oct '20, 18:10
By Lydia Everitt
Read Easy with FREE one-to-one coaching

There is a local group that can give adults who struggle to read the same opportunity as were the participants of the recent Channel 4 programme, The Write Offs. Our coaching methods are very similar to those used in the programme; in fact we use the same book series.

Wincanton Silver Band's 4th lockdown performance: "Summer Nights"

Fri 9 Oct '20, 09:19
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band's 4th lockdown performance:

If you're wondering how Wincanton Silver Band has been spending the summer nights during lockdown, then its latest video will give you a clue. The band has just released its fourth social distancing video: “Summer Nights” from the musical Grease.

Grow at home for your local organic flower farm co-operative!

Wed 7 Oct '20, 17:26
By Tanya Bramley
Grow at home for your local organic flower farm co-operative!

We are a young business based in Templecombe growing local, seasonal cut flowers and foliage, all to full organic standards. To satisfy demand, we're looking for keen gardeners to grow British flowers at home for us.

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2020

Tue 6 Oct '20, 12:47
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2020

Susan Maltin tells the story, through her father's memories, of the last commercial sailing ship to round Cape Horn, called the S.V.Passat, and Richard Gaunt reports on the 2020 Horsington Open.

Wincanton Town Council Public Statement September 2020

Tue 22 Sep '20, 13:33
By Wincanton Town Council
Wincanton Town Council Public Statement September 2020

This will be the first community information update from your Town Council, to become a regular bulletin throughout the Autumn and Winter, to support and inform as necessary during what are likely to be difficult times ahead.

Wincanton Rugby Club update September 2020

Fri 18 Sep '20, 19:55
By Justin French
Wincanton Rugby Club update September 2020

After 10 years, the Club has returned to the Sports Ground at Moor Lane. Post-COVID, the Club welcomes new players but also needs financial support. They've set up a crowdfund to help with new equipment and maintenance.

Wincanton Library is open again! Sort of...

Fri 11 Sep '20, 18:23
By Jane Langton
Wincanton Library is open again! Sort of...

You may have noticed as you walk down Carrington Way that the Library is open again! It is opening in phases. On 3rd August it opened its doors, but it is not quite the same gloriously free space it used to be!

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