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Think hard before you discard! Get it mended at the Repair Café

Wed 21 Jul 2021
By Alice Glover
Think hard before you discard! Get it mended at the Repair Café

Wincanton's Repair Café is back again this weekend, so get ready to take advantage of the expertise and generosity of local fixperts, and save your favourite things from landfill.

WTF happened!?

Tue 20 Jul 2021
By Helen Brown & John Baxter
WTF happened!?

Yes it did, and it was marvelous! Over 1200 visitors were treated to live music as they enjoyed homemade picnics and food from local stallholders, as well as work by local artists and artisans. Maybe we should do it again next year.

Somerset Sight's country house fair at Yarlington House

Fri 2 Jul 2021
By Holly Sutton
Somerset Sight's country house fair at Yarlington House

Sunday 12th September brings Somerset Sight’s Country House Fair and Treasure Trove Sale at the beautiful Yarlington House. This year the fair will include classic cars, antiques and collectibles, and vintage and artisan stalls.

Wincanton Racecourse raises £1,250 for Community Hospital

Thu 1 Jul 2021
By Wincanton Racecourse
Wincanton Racecourse raises £1,250 for Community Hospital

Wincanton Racecourse’s General Manager, Jack Parkinson, has praised the local community for its “fantastic response” to a charity event organised by the track which has helped raise £1,250 for the Wincanton Community Hospital.

Have a go this Sunday at Wincanton Tennis Club's open day

Wed 30 Jun 2021
By Caroline Landymore
Have a go this Sunday at Wincanton Tennis Club's open day

Interested in finding out about our friendly club? Don your trainers, pick up a racquet and join us at our open day on Sunday 4th July. All ages welcome!

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - July & August 2021

Wed 30 Jun 2021
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - July & August 2021

Charlotte Shaw, sculptor, reveals her garden exhibition at Longleat over the summer, Blooming Wild Nursery introduces their company and Horsington Church School shares their latest news.

Debut novel from Bayford author - available now in Wincanton

Tue 29 Jun 2021
By Richard Sorapure
Debut novel from Bayford author - available now in Wincanton

Richard Sorapure, who lives in Bayford, has just published his first novel, ‘Hostage to Freedom: The Search for the Siren’, available now, signed, from Papertrees in Wincanton!

WTF is going on!?

Fri 25 Jun 2021
By Helen Brown
WTF is going on!?

Yes it is! Preparations are well underway for the Wincanton Town Festival Market tomorrow, Saturday 26th June, 12 noon - 9pm at the Greening the Earth Gallery, formerly Clementina. There'll be live music, food all day, artist and craft demonstrations, nature activities and more.

Don’t ditch it, fix it! A Repair Café is the antidote to our throw-away culture

Wed 23 Jun 2021
By Alice Glover
Don’t ditch it, fix it! A Repair Café is the antidote to our throw-away culture

Wincanton's Repair Café, starting on Saturday 26th June in eco empire Cole’s Yard, is a neighbourhood initiative that advocates repair and re-use instead of throwing things out.

Wincanton Police Station has moved to the town centre

Mon 21 Jun 2021
By Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Wincanton Police Station has moved to the town centre

The Wincanton Neighbourhood Policing team has moved to a new station in the town centre, in the building that was formerly Lloyds Bank, which has been transformed into a modern and accessible police station over the past three months.

The Flavourworks: a big shout-out to our Flavour Makers

Thu 17 Jun 2021
By Janine Williams
The Flavourworks: a big shout-out to our Flavour Makers

Approximately 15 months ago, the management team sat in our Cheeseboard (boardroom to normal folk) and put an emergency plan in place just in case…

The Flavourworks in Wincanton is hiring!

Thu 17 Jun 2021
By Chris Ormrod
The Flavourworks in Wincanton is hiring!

If you are a team player, have a good level of English and the ability to communicate well with others, then come join us as a Production Operative. Previous food experience is helpful, but not essential as we will always train successful candidates.

A Long and Winding Beat - available now in Wincanton

Fri 28 May 2021
By Brian Allinson
A Long and Winding Beat - available now in Wincanton

My name is Brian Allinson and I have written a book entitled “A Long and Winding Beat” that has just been published and it features my time as the Police Sergeant in Wincanton in the 70s. It is available at Wincanton Library, as well as for purchase from Papertrees.

Police warning following series of catalytic converter thefts in the area

Wed 26 May 2021
By Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Police warning following series of catalytic converter thefts in the area

Police are asking the public to remain vigilant following a recent series of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles in Castle Cary, Sparkford, North Cadbury and Bruton.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for May & June 2021

Tue 25 May 2021
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for May & June 2021

Wincanton branch commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, Wincanton during the Second World War, Old Faithful, Dunkirk Memorial House and the Passchendaele tree.

Apply to Co-op's Local Community Fund before the end of May!

Tue 25 May 2021
By Dave Smith
Apply to Co-op's Local Community Fund before the end of May!

Co-op's annual Local Community Fund is open to applications on behalf of community projects until Sunday 30th May 2021, and has yet to receive a single application from Wincanton! Let's make stuff happen, people!

Wincanton Gardeners volunteers have been out planting the Town's flower beds

Sun 23 May 2021
By Gill D'Arcy
Wincanton Gardeners volunteers have been out planting the Town's flower beds

Wincanton and District Gardeners Association has been planting flowerbeds and containers around the Town twice a year to make it look more attractive. This year once again a small band of happy gardeners planted the summer flowering plants in our town.

Specialist Plant Fair at Yarlington House

Mon 10 May 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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.

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