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I would run 500 miles, and I would run 6500 more...

Thu 21 Feb '19, 18:23
By John Smith
I would run 500 miles, and I would run 6500 more...

Born and raised in Wincanton, Brendan Rendall was in the news recently after running clear across the African continent; 2,474 miles in 98 days, all in support of orphans in Malawi. As if that wasn't enough, he's planning something even bigger...

Carrington House welcomes green-fingered volunteers

Wed 20 Feb '19, 16:55
By Kim Draper
Carrington House welcomes green-fingered volunteers

Staff and residents at Carrington House have big plans to transform their garden and are appealing for green-fingered volunteers. They want to open their gardens to the general public whilst raising money for St Margaret’s Hospice.

The Flavourworks - one of Wincanton's most interesting employers

Fri 15 Feb '19, 17:23
By Lucy Atherton
The Flavourworks - one of Wincanton's most interesting employers

One of Wincanton's innovative businesses is having a makeover. Formerly Markus Products and recently renamed The Flavourworks, creators of sauces, marinades, butters and much more to all the big UK food producers, it's fast becoming the town’s most interesting employer.

Racing is back in Wincanton on Saturday after horse flu outbreak

Tue 12 Feb '19, 15:51
By Lucy Johnson
Racing is back in Wincanton on Saturday after horse flu outbreak

It’s all systems go for Wincanton Racecourse this Saturday, with a terrific day of top-class sport on the cards. Racing was given the green light to resume in Britain from tomorrow, after six blank days following an outbreak of equine influenza.

Discover local volunteering opportunities at a FREE community workshop

Mon 11 Feb '19, 17:41
By Dave Smith
Discover local volunteering opportunities at a FREE community workshop

Spark Somerset is hosting a free Community Connector volunteering workshop at The Balsam Centre in Wincanton next month. Meet local volunteers, find volunteering opportunities in the area, and discover useful resources.

ANVIL 2019 programme

Tue 5 Feb '19, 17:05
By Dave Smith
ANVIL 2019 programme

ANVIL, the local structured discussion group, begins its sixth year with a new season starting this week. This year's programme includes artificial intelligence, environmental art, the next financial depression, liberal democracy and religion.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - February 2019

Tue 5 Feb '19, 14:55
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - February 2019

An interview with a local practitioner on traditional Chinese medicine, the first letter from St. John's new Reverend, memories of a pupil of Horsington School from between 1926 and news from Templecombe Scouts.

Wincanton Racecourse is in the top 11 to visit in England and Wales!

Mon 4 Feb '19, 20:36
By Lucy Johnson
Wincanton Racecourse is in the top 11 to visit in England and Wales!

Wincanton Racecourse has been confirmed as one of the top 11 racecourses to visit in England and Wales by national tourist board VisitEngland as part of the Racecourse Association’s Quality Assured Racecourse Scheme.

Huge volunteer turnout for C.A.T.C.H.'s litter pick last weekend

Thu 31 Jan '19, 22:48
By Dave Smith
Huge volunteer turnout for C.A.T.C.H.'s litter pick last weekend

On Sunday 27th January 2019, C.A.T.C.H. held a public litter pick along the River Cale in Wincanton, its first of the new year. Over 30 people turned up, the group's largest haul ever!

Wincanton pupils helped plant new trees at Cale Park

Sat 26 Jan '19, 12:00
By Dave Smith
Wincanton pupils helped plant new trees at Cale Park

On Thursday 24th January 2019, children from Wincanton Primary School, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School and King Arthur’s School joined Wincanton Town Council to help plant 14 new trees at the Cale Park recreation ground.

ICE WARNING: no grit for Wincanton High Street?

Wed 23 Jan '19, 18:05
By John Smith
ICE WARNING: no grit for Wincanton High Street?

Last night’s hard frost left roads throughout the town more akin to ice rinks. Frosty weather is to be expected during winter months, but don't assume all Wincanton's main roads will be gritted. Drive safe tomorrow.

Pilgrim Singers charity gig funded primary school latrine in Uganda

Mon 21 Jan '19, 16:07
By John Baxter
Pilgrim Singers charity gig funded primary school latrine in Uganda

The Pilgrim Singers' 2018 Summer Concert at Wincanton Manor House “The Dogs” raised enough money to cover the cost of building a new toilet block alongside a primary school building in Uganda.

Carrington House rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission

Fri 18 Jan '19, 17:58
By Kim Draper
Carrington House rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission

Staff and residents at Carrington House are celebrating following the results of their recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. The Wincanton care home was awarded a ‘Good’ rating overall by the inspectorate for social care.

Stonewater just launched a new rent-to-buy scheme in Wincanton

Wed 16 Jan '19, 18:06
By Yerin Seo
Stonewater just launched a new rent-to-buy scheme in Wincanton

Stonewater, a leading social housing provider, launched its first rent-to-buy scheme on 11th January 2019. The development featuring affordable homes for local people taking advantage of Rent to Buy is nearing completion at Balsam Park in Wincanton.

Wincanton Town Centre Strategy draft is now available for public consultation

Tue 15 Jan '19, 18:37
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Centre Strategy draft is now available for public consultation

SSDC's draft plan to regenerate Wincanton's town centre has been made available for public consultation. You can check it out here, or see it in person and ask questions at Wincanton Memorial Hall this Friday and Saturday, 18th-19th Janurary.

It's the Somerset National at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday 17th January

Tue 15 Jan '19, 17:25
By Lucy Johnson
It's the Somerset National at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday 17th January

The West Country’s lauded Somerset National, which is run on Thursday, January 17th, has a new sponsor with the race now run in the name of Healthy Pets. Seven races are on the card, which begins at 12:50pm.

Where to recycle your Christmas tree this year

Fri 28 Dec '18, 16:41
By John Smith
Where to recycle your Christmas tree this year

South Somerset District Council will be providing Christmas tree recycling collection stations again this year. If you don't live in Wincanton you may find there's a station in your village that'll be easier to reach.

Tables are turning in Wincanton at Highstreet Records

Sun 23 Dec '18, 21:28
By Alice Glover
Tables are turning in Wincanton at Highstreet Records

Brett has a real passion for vinyl records and opened a great little shop in Wincanton’s Applegarth Emporium last year. He sells an enormous selection of records, and a wide array of audio equipment.

Christmas 2018 waste collection schedule changes

Sun 23 Dec '18, 00:40
By Somerset Waste Partnership
Christmas 2018 waste collection schedule changes

With Christmas almost upon us, Somerset Waste Partnership has provided details of the scheduling changes to their kerbside waste and recycling collections services.

Christmas jumpers at Wincanton Racecourse’s iconic Boxing Day meeting

Thu 20 Dec '18, 17:05
By Lucy Johnson
Christmas jumpers at Wincanton Racecourse’s iconic Boxing Day meeting

Boxing Day racing is a nation-wide tradition, and Wincanton’s meeting is immensely popular. Head up the road to the racecourse to continue your Christmas celebrations.

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