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Wincanton Library has been a hive of activity this year, with more to come

Tue 21 May '19, 14:10
By Penny Ashton & Jane Langton
Wincanton Library has been a hive of activity this year, with more to come

Wincanton's fantastic library continues to prove its worth despite modern trends. These are some of the events and activities that have been going on over the last couple of months, and some that are coming up soon.

Horse riders appeal to inconsiderate drivers

Fri 17 May '19, 16:01
By Nikki Forbes
Horse riders appeal to inconsiderate drivers

Some drivers may have this banner beside the road into Bayford. While most drivers around Wincanton are brilliant, sadly there is always one or two impatient and reckless drivers with bad attitudes that can startle, unsettle and panic the horses.

Ladies’ Night brought Wincanton’s racing season to a glamorous conclusion

Wed 15 May '19, 13:22
By Lucy Johnson
Ladies’ Night brought Wincanton’s racing season to a glamorous conclusion

The glamour of an evening at the races came to the fore at Wincanton Racecourse last week when dozens of ladies entered its Best Dressed competition, helping to ensure the season concluded in style.

Wincanton Tandoori has sponsored Wincanton Warriors U12s with a brand new kit

Tue 14 May '19, 20:41
By Sean Corney
Wincanton Tandoori has sponsored Wincanton Warriors U12s with a brand new kit

Wincanton Warriors U12’s have once again received a brand new kit for the forthcoming season from their sponsor Wincanton Tandoori, as the team progresses to U13’s and moves on to a full size pitch.

Wincanton Primary School thanks the community for a huge volunteer DIY effort

Sun 12 May '19, 13:02
By Aly Flynn
Wincanton Primary School thanks the community for a huge volunteer DIY effort

A team of 34 volunteers, including parents, staff and members of the community, decorated six classrooms and built a large decked stage area at Wincanton Primary School, which has been overwhelmed by the generous community support.

Recall Flyball Club’s Boot and Table-Top Sale is on Saturday 11th May

Thu 9 May '19, 21:12
By Tracey Pratt
Recall Flyball Club’s Boot and Table-Top Sale is on Saturday 11th May

Recall Flyball Club’s Boot and Table-Top Sale will be at Wincanton Sports Ground, raising money for Matt’s Respite Retreats and Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue. There'll be lots of fun and activities, and it’s a chance to get to know the club and the charities involved.

Matt's Respite Retreats

Thu 9 May '19, 14:43
By Tracey Pratt
Matt's Respite Retreats

Matt’s Respite Retreats is a Wincanton-based charity that works to offer affordable respite breaks in Weymouth for those affected by cancer. It handles a caravan on the Haven Weymouth Bay site, and is currently looking for both financial and operational support.

Yarlington House Plant Fair & Open Garden is on Saturday 11th May

Wed 8 May '19, 20:11
By Dave Smith
Yarlington House Plant Fair & Open Garden is on Saturday 11th May

Count and Countess de Salis of Yarlington House are hosting their 18th annual specialist plant fair, and opening their beautiful gardens for visitors to enjoy along with a large and amazing selection of plants from specialist growers from all over the South West.

CANCELLED Cheese and cider lovers rejoice at Wincanton’s race night on Tuesday 14th May

Wed 8 May '19, 12:56
By Lucy Johnson
<small style='color: red;'>CANCELLED</small> Cheese and cider lovers rejoice at Wincanton’s race night on Tuesday 14th May

If Cheddar cheese makes you chomp at the bit, or you’re a Stilton stalwart, then Wincanton Racecourse’s Cheese and Cider Night is the night for you. Two of Somerset’s most famous exports; pair them together and it’s a match made in heaven!

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April & May 2019

Mon 6 May '19, 18:32
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April & May 2019

An update on the planning of the Old Faithful 75th anniversary ceremony, details of 2019's AGM, Armed Forces Day 2019, D-Day Commemorations 2019, monthly coach trips and the branch donation to Dunkirk Memorial House.

Wincanton Town Council election results 2019

Fri 3 May '19, 18:37
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council election results 2019

Wincanton's local election results are now in, for both town and district councils. Congratulations to all those elected, and a little extra for Phil Rodgers who wins the right to smugness for the next four years.

It’s Ladies’ Night at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday 9th May

Fri 3 May '19, 15:54
By Lucy Johnson
It’s Ladies’ Night at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday 9th May

It’s all about sunshine, racing and the chance to sparkle, so dust off your best frocks, press your shirt collars and join us for a day out against the backdrop of some action packed races and live music. Prizes for the best dressed ladies!

Yarlington Fringe music and arts festival returns this weekend

Tue 30 Apr '19, 13:37
By Val Russell
Yarlington Fringe music and arts festival returns this weekend

The family-friendly Yarlington Fringe, a free festival of music, arts and crafts, is back again this weekend. There'll be live music, an art exhibition, a play and a community opera performance, drumming and handbell workshops and plenty to eat and drink.

Sarah Gibson Optometrist is celebrating 15 years in business!

Mon 29 Apr '19, 16:06
By Allie Bailey
Sarah Gibson Optometrist is celebrating 15 years in business!

Sarah Gibson Optometrist is proudly celebrating 15 years in business, making it one of the longest-running high street businesses still open in the town! To mark the occasion, the shop has been refitted, and Sarah invites you to the unveiling this Wednesday.

Wincanton Silver Band Spring Concert 2019 - Music from the Movies

Fri 26 Apr '19, 16:40
By Neil Chapman
Wincanton Silver Band Spring Concert 2019 - Music from the Movies

Wincanton Silver Band is putting on a Spring Concert this Sunday, 28th of April, presenting ‘Music from the Movies’, including Singing in the Rain, Les Misérables, Pirates of the Caribbean and Guardians of the Galaxy, and there'll be popcorn!

Wincanton Country Market is celebrating 50 years!

Wed 24 Apr '19, 22:02
By Helen Hermanstein Smith
Wincanton Country Market is celebrating 50 years!

Wincanton’s first Country Market was held in 1969. For our market on 3rd May, we'll be celebrating our 50th Anniversary! There'll be samples of our delicious cakes and bakes - and we make the best lemon drizzle in town! Please come and help us mark this special occasion.

Wincanton business wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019

Tue 23 Apr '19, 16:14
By Emma Harrison
Wincanton business wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Prime Minister's recommendation that Wincanton-based business Boxclever Press should receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for 2019; the highest official UK award for British businesses.

Wincanton Town Council election candidates 2019

Thu 18 Apr '19, 09:41
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council election candidates 2019

2nd May is polling day for local council elections. Pop in to Wincanton Memorial Hall between 7am and 10pm to vote for your preferred town and district council candidates. Here's a list of the candidates for Wincanton Town Council.

Silent art auction by local artist in support of Stoke Trister Church

Tue 16 Apr '19, 18:38
By Geoff Syme
Silent art auction by local artist in support of Stoke Trister Church

Fancy owning an original piece of art, from a local reputable artist, at an affordable price? St Andrews Church in Stoke Trister is holding a silent auction of art kindly donated by local artist Diane Coe.

St. Margaret’s Hospice is bringing Glitter Run back to Wincanton

Fri 12 Apr '19, 16:09
By Hollie Cashmore
St. Margaret’s Hospice is bringing Glitter Run back to Wincanton

St. Margaret’s Hospice’s award-winning Glitter Run, a sparkly and colourful 5km fun run featuring biodegradable glitter, bubbles and powdered paint, is returning to Wincanton Racecourse in May.

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