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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.

St. Margaret's Hospice information and coffee morning

Tue 26 Feb '19, 16:10
By Susan Bickle
St. Margaret's Hospice information and coffee morning

St. Margaret's Hospice is holding a coffee morning on Monday 25th March at Wincanton Memorial Hall to provide an opportunity to meet the Community Fundraiser who will update you on opportunities to support St. Margaret’s Hospice in South and East Somerset.

GBBO’s Prue Leith recently enjoyed a day at the Wincanton races

Mon 25 Feb '19, 11:23
By Lucy Johnson
GBBO’s Prue Leith recently enjoyed a day at the Wincanton races

The Great British Bake Off’s Prue Leith swapped her mixing bowls for a race card to enjoy a day at the races in Wincanton. She tucked into chilli con carne before judging the best turned-out horse in the second race.

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.

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