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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.

Christmas services at St Peter & St Paul's Church 2018

Thu 20 Dec '18, 15:13
By Gill D'Arcy
Christmas services at St Peter & St Paul's Church 2018

Here are the services happening in St Peter & St Paul’s this Christmas time. Everyone is welcome to join in any or all of the services. Please note the time changes in some cases.

Wincanton's over-70s Christmas lunch 2018

Wed 19 Dec '18, 17:21
By Muriel Cairns
Wincanton's over-70s Christmas lunch 2018

100 Wincanton residents had a great time at the town's traditional over-70s Christmas lunch on Sunday 9th December at the Memorial Hall. The event was organised by a group of volunteers with grants and donations from local businesses.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - December 2018 & January 2019

Tue 18 Dec '18, 16:28
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - December 2018 & January 2019

Horsington's finger post restoration, the new Parish Priest introduces himself, a report on the WW1 commemoration event, poppy displays from Horsington Church School and the first report from South Cheriton United FC!

Wincanton Youth Theatre is performing Oliver! this weekend

Sat 15 Dec '18, 22:42
By Andrew Warren
Wincanton Youth Theatre is performing Oliver! this weekend

If you’ve ever wanted more, there’s a fabulous musical for you this Christmas. Wincanton Youth Theatre is putting on its biggest ever show, this weekend at King Arthur's School.

Can you help identify a man who assaulted a teenager in Bruton?

Sat 15 Dec '18, 11:47
By Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Can you help identify a man who assaulted a teenager in Bruton?

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is appealing for help to identify a man in the Bruton area following an assault on a teenager on the evening of Saturday 8th December.

Volunteers save Castle Cary Library

Thu 6 Dec '18, 19:20
By Castle Cary Community Library
Volunteers save Castle Cary Library

Castle Cary Library was due to close on 31st March 2019 as a result of County Council cost savings, but a group of volunteers is setting up a Community Library to keep it going.

Wincanton's Cale Park now has a measured 1km running route

Mon 3 Dec '18, 19:18
By Dave Smith
Wincanton's Cale Park now has a measured 1km running route

A 1km route has been mapped out which you can walk, jog or run, and it's also suitable for wheelchairs and buggys. There are directional stickers on posts along the route, and a map sign at the start point.

Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2018 is just around the corner

Tue 27 Nov '18, 17:46
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2018 is just around the corner

This year’s Christmas Extravaganza is on Saturday 1st December between 1pm and 6:30pm. Extravaganza veterans will notice some changes this year, so you’ll need to be on your toes.

Widow hopes inquest will end two-year wait for answers following husband's death

Fri 23 Nov '18, 17:45
By Andrew Hewitt
Widow hopes inquest will end two-year wait for answers following husband's death

The widow of former police officer Stephen Hartwell Thurman-Newell, 62, who died after suffering an asthma attack, is hoping an upcoming inquest will end her two-year wait for answers regarding his death.

[TALK:] Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) with Wincanton Quakers

Fri 23 Nov '18, 15:43
By Richard Porter
[TALK:] Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) with Wincanton Quakers

Wincanton Quakers will be hosting a talk on the work of Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders). They work in the trouble spots of the world providing medical relief to those suffering from the effects of disasters around the world.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - November 2018

Thu 22 Nov '18, 18:08
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - November 2018

"The Mystery of the Horsington Mill"; Jonathan Packer's research on the history of mills around Horsington, The Church School's grounds makeover, an obituary for Ronald Alan Peters, and the usual announcements.

Wincanton's Armistice Day parade 2018 VIDEO

Wed 14 Nov '18, 16:04
By John Smith
Wincanton's Armistice Day parade 2018 <small style='color: blue;'>VIDEO</small>

On Sunday 11th November 2018 was the Wincanton Armistice Day parade and service. This year's event had a few unique characteristics, not least that it was a tribute to the Armistice Centenary.

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