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Whispering Willows - a FREE family show

Wed 18 May 2022
By Wassail Theatre Company
Whispering Willows - a FREE family show

Whispering Willows is a non-verbal piece of theatre using music and puppetry, created especially for the people of Somerset, and all ages. It's an original story told through the eyes of a willow farming family, against the backdrop of World War II, with performances in Wincanton this Saturday!

“Ultrafast” fibre broadband is coming to Wincanton this year

Tue 17 May 2022
By Gigaclear
“Ultrafast” fibre broadband is coming to Wincanton this year

Homeowners in Wincanton will soon have access to some of the quickest broadband speeds in the UK thanks to Gigaclear, which has started work connecting the Town to its ultrafast, full-fibre broadband network.

Wincanton Primary School Easter bonnet parade 2022

Fri 13 May 2022
By Kay Carswell
Wincanton Primary School Easter bonnet parade 2022

On the mornings of 27th and 28th of April 2022, children performed for their parents as part of the Easter celebrations at Wincanton Primary School. It was wonderful to welcome parents and carers back onto our school site at last.

Wincanton Choral Society will perform Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle on Sunday 15th May

Fri 13 May 2022
By Ben Critchley
Wincanton Choral Society will perform Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle on Sunday 15th May

WCS continue their return to full-scale performances after several years' forced absence. 'Solemn little mass', the literal translation, doesn't sound likely to provide a great evening out, but nothing could be further from the truth!

Wincanton Town Council election results 2022

Fri 6 May 2022
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council election results 2022

Wincanton's local election results are now in, for both the Town Council and the new unitary Somerset Council. Congratulations to all those elected, and a little extra this year to Sam Atherton who led the pack.

Wincanton Tennis Club Open Day on Saturday 30th April

Thu 21 Apr 2022
By Caroline Landymore
Wincanton Tennis Club Open Day on Saturday 30<sup>th</sup> April

Fancy a hit on a spring day? Everyone is welcome to come and find out about our friendly club on our Open Day at Wincanton Sports Ground. Come along to hit with a member or join in a free session with the coach.

Wincanton Town Council 2022 election candidates

Wed 6 Apr 2022
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council 2022 election candidates

On Thursday 5th May 2022 there will be a Wincanton Town Council election to fill all 15 seats, taking place a year early to coincide with that of the brand new unitary Somerset County Council. Here's a list of the many candidates!

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April 2022

Mon 4 Apr 2022
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April 2022

This edition is largely focused on the Falklands War and its upcoming 40th anniversary, and includes deatils of a talk on the subject on 10th June, and the short remembrance service at the Wincanton War Memorial on 14th June.

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - April 2022

Fri 1 Apr 2022
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - April 2022

This issue has a nice article from local historian Susan Moore about her career in Family History, as well as lots of news from the local area, including the imminent arrival of "ultrafast" fibre broadband in South Cheriton.

Have a go at Taiko ('big drum') at a FREE taster in Wincanton

Tue 29 Mar 2022
By Emma Fletcher
Have a go at Taiko ('big drum') at a FREE taster in Wincanton

I am offering some FREE taster sessions for new people to come along and give taiko a try. It's a way to exercise while engaging your brain, with big arm movements and working as a connected ensemble, a world of fun, rhythm and physical exercise.

Gary's Gift Spring Ball - 8th April 2022 at Wincanton Memorial Hall

Wed 23 Mar 2022
By Pete King
Gary's Gift Spring Ball - 8th April 2022 at Wincanton Memorial Hall

On Friday 8th April, we will be holding the inaugural Gary’s Gift Spring Ball at Wincanton Memorial Hall to raise funds for our friend and colleague, Gary White, who was diagnosed with the devastating Motor Neurone Disease in July 2021.

'A Cake for the Gestapo' - an evening of immersive entertainment in support of WCS

Mon 21 Mar 2022
By Ben Critchley
'A Cake for the Gestapo' - an evening of immersive entertainment in support of WCS

An evening's entertainment by one of our members, Jacky King, based on her recently published book which is an adventure set in wartime Jersey from where her family hails, with food and drink, live music, song and dance and other fun.

The new Opportunities Hub at the Balsam Centre offers free support to find work

Fri 18 Mar 2022
By South Somerset District Council
The new Opportunities Hub at the Balsam Centre offers free support to find work

SSDC has opened three dedicated employment and skills hubs that offer free tailored support to all South Somerset residents aged 16+. Known as ‘Opportunities Hubs’ they are based in Chard and Yeovil Libraries and Wincanton’s Balsam Centre.

Wincanton kids planted trees with the Town Council for the Queen's Jubilee

Wed 16 Mar 2022
By Dave Smith
Wincanton kids planted trees with the Town Council for the Queen's Jubilee

On the cold, wet and miserable morning of Friday 11th March, several groups of remarkably resilient school and nursery children from Wincanton helped plant trees with Wincanton Town Council in conjunction with the Queen's Green Canopy initiative.

A busy final year for SSDC's Wincanton Town Centre regeneration scheme

Tue 8 Mar 2022
By South Somerset District Council
A busy final year for SSDC's Wincanton Town Centre regeneration scheme

As the South Somerset District Council Wincanton Town Centre Regeneration enters its final year, Councillors have agreed a new budget of £2.39m, which will enable the regeneration plans for the town to be completed by March 2023.

International Women’s Day celebrations at the SEED Hub

Tue 8 Mar 2022
By Lynne Franks
International Women’s Day celebrations at the SEED Hub

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Lynne and her SEED team are co-ordinating a whole range of events this week on Wincanton’s High Street, where the majority of the businesses are run and owned by women.

Singing is good for the soul! Check out these local sing-for-fun groups

Fri 4 Mar 2022
By Sue Crisfield
Singing is good for the soul! Check out these local sing-for-fun groups

Did you know that, apart from being fun and uplifting, singing has lots of health benefits? Here are a couple of local singing groups with whom you can sing purely for casual fun, not as a choir. No talent required!

Yarlington Plant Fair - 7th May 2022

Wed 2 Mar 2022
By Anna Hughes
Yarlington Plant Fair - 7th May 2022

This year’s Yarlington Plant Fair will be a particularly special event. The Count and Countess Charles de Salis held the first fair in the courtyard of their beautiful home in 2002, and this year will celebrate the twentieth fair!

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - March 2022

Tue 1 Mar 2022
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - March 2022

Horsington & South Cheriton street party for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, an update on Lloyds Mobile Bank in Wincanton, Horsington School rubbish scheme and a message from the Rector of Horsington Church.

Panto is back! WADS presents “Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood”

Wed 16 Feb 2022
By Dani Wood
Panto is back! WADS presents “Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood”

Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society is pleased to announce that panto is back. Oh no it isn’t. OH YES IT IS! Two years in the making, it's an incredibly funny panto brought to life by a dedicated cast and crew.

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