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Wincanton Police Station has moved to the town centre

Mon 21 Jun '21, 18:09
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 '21, 21:27
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 '21, 20:38
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 '21, 18:21
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 '21, 16:17
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 '21, 16:58
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 '21, 15:03
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 '21, 19:23
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 '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.

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