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Planning the future of Wincanton

Fri 19 Jul '19, 17:27
By Dave Smith
Planning the future of Wincanton

An energy of fresh enthusiasm has been building in Wincanton throughout the year, and there are moves afoot to channel it towards the development of the town’s centre and community. The Town Council is keen to involve everyone to capitalise on this important opportunity.

Another step forward for SSDC's Wincanton Town Centre Strategy

Thu 18 Jul '19, 16:30
By South Somerset District Council
Another step forward for SSDC's Wincanton Town Centre Strategy

Following public consultation earlier in the year, at its meeting last week, South Somerset District Council’s Area East Committee approved amendments to the Wincanton Town Centre Strategy as a direct result of community concerns.

Wincanton Country Market Afternoon Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care

Wed 17 Jul '19, 15:17
By Helen Hermanstein Smith
Wincanton Country Market Afternoon Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care

In 2019, Wincanton Country Market celebrates trading in our town for 50 years. We shall be marking this milestone by hosting an Afternoon Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care, on Friday 19th July. We'll be serving a wide range of our delicious homemade cakes and bakes.

The first ever Henstridge Summer Festival!

Tue 16 Jul '19, 14:18
By Jane Rose
The first ever Henstridge Summer Festival!

On Saturday 27th July, Henstridge is hosting its first ever Summer Festival! It'll fill the recreation ground and include an outside arena and live music stage, and some world-class skating and BMX demos! Read on to find out what makes this event so different.

The Shatwell Summer Party

Sun 14 Jul '19, 14:49
By Kendra Johnson-Matchett
The Shatwell Summer Party

Drawing Matter has teamed up with curators matchett & page to invite Belgian architects Traumnovelle (curators of the Belgian Pavilion, 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture) to devise the programme for a Summer Party at Shatwell Farm on Saturday 27th July.

Establishing a climate change action group in Wincanton

Sat 13 Jul '19, 18:07
By Janice Blackwell
Establishing a climate change action group in Wincanton

We are a few like-minded people who have met a couple of times at The Balsam Centre to discuss what can be done, ideas for everyone to use and how to encourage people to get on-board. Join us for a chat this Monday, 15th July.

Embellish your old clothes with Tamsyn Gregory at Lynne Franks’ Shop at No. 4

Thu 11 Jul '19, 15:46
By Tamsyn Gregory
Embellish your old clothes with Tamsyn Gregory at Lynne Franks’ Shop at No. 4

Join textile artist Tamsyn Gregory this Saturday for a free ‘drop in’ workshop where you'll recycle, refashion and re-love your clothing. Embellish with pre-loved and broken jewellery, embroider with vibrant threads or stitch on patches of beautiful fabrics.

A Foragers Market is coming to Wincanton Fruit & Veg

Wed 10 Jul '19, 18:09
By Dave Smith
A Foragers Market is coming to Wincanton Fruit & Veg

If you're a gardener, grower or forager, or you make, bake or create, you might be excited to learn that there'll soon be a place in Wincanton for you to trade and share your produce with others in the community. There'll be quite a bit going on this Saturday, too.

Refresh your wardrobe at the Bootmakers monthly swap-shop

Fri 5 Jul '19, 15:19
By Safia Shah
Refresh your wardrobe at the Bootmakers monthly swap-shop

Hate Your Wardrobe? Help is at hand in the form of a new, monthly clothes swap shop launching Saturday 13th July. It's a new initiative by the Bootmakers Workshop aimed at women of all ages who seek guilt-free shopping for next to nothing.

The Church Street bottleneck has double yellows at last

Thu 4 Jul '19, 14:56
By Dave Smith
The Church Street bottleneck has double yellows at last

Inconsiderate parking near the narrow pass at the bottom of Church Street has been a frustration, and often an outright obstruction to drivers of large vehicles for years. Finally, double yellow lines have been added to discourage future blockages.

The Wincanton Warriors U12s team is looking for new players

Tue 2 Jul '19, 16:16
By Sean Corney
The Wincanton Warriors U12s team is looking for new players

The Wincanton Warriors U12s team is currently looking for new players to add to the squad for the coming season. The team plays in the Yeovil & District Youth League, with matches on Sunday afternoons and training at Wincanton Sports Ground on Tuesdays and Fridays.

A team from Wincanton Racecourse rolled up their sleeves for the local RDA

Mon 1 Jul '19, 18:31
By Lucy Johnson
A team from Wincanton Racecourse rolled up their sleeves for the local RDA

Eight employees from Wincanton Racecourse took a day off from their usual duties and were put to work on a number of tasks including poo-picking, tack-cleaning, washing down walls and weeding, at the Blackmore Vale Riding for the Disabled Association.

Wincanton marks the 75th anniversary of the crash of Old Faithful

Thu 27 Jun '19, 15:03
By Tony Goddard
Wincanton marks the 75th anniversary of the crash of Old Faithful

A large number of townspeople turned out in Wincanton on 23rd June to mark the 75th anniversary of the crash of the American Flying Fortress bomber, Old Faithful, nearby. The sacrifices made that day have been remembered every year since a memorial was erected in 1954.

Myakka fills funding GAPS for local support group

Tue 25 Jun '19, 17:36
By Andrea Cowan
Myakka fills funding GAPS for local support group

The latest community group to benefit from the Myakka Grassroots Fund is Wincanton-based Guardian and Adoptive Parental Support (GAPS), to whom Myakka representatives recently presented a cheque for £2,500 at one of their Balsam Centre meetings.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June 2019

Mon 24 Jun '19, 12:29
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June 2019

Further details of the Old Faithful 75th anniversary ceremony, Legion Magazine competition winners, D-Day Commemorated, a hero is remembered, and an account of the Branch's attendance of the Families Day at RNAS Yeovilton at the end of May.

The 24-Hour Board Game Marathon is coming back to Wincanton!

Fri 21 Jun '19, 15:53
By Dan Apsey
The 24-Hour Board Game Marathon is coming back to Wincanton!

Last July, the first 24-Hour Board Game Marathon in support of Cots for Tots came to Wincanton Memorial Hall and raised a whopping £5,000 just by playing games all day! Such a success demands to be repeated, so it's happening again this year.

Wincanton Growing Together at Carrington House

Thu 20 Jun '19, 18:09
By Debbie Hicks
Wincanton Growing Together at Carrington House

Pupils from all three of Wincanton's schools have been collaborating with residents of Carrington House as part of a community project to revamp the care home's gardens in support of St Margaret’s Hospice’s Glorious Somerset Gardens scheme.

Come and see the design for Wincanton's new skate park on Monday 24th June

Wed 19 Jun '19, 18:34
By Dave Smith
Come and see the design for Wincanton's new skate park on Monday 24th June

Wincanton Town Council has arranged a follow-up consultation event in the Town Hall on Monday 24th June to make the design for a replacement skate park available for feedback. A member of the design team will be available to discuss ideas and feedback.

Public consultation on Lawrence Hill development proposal

Fri 14 Jun '19, 16:20
By Dave Smith
Public consultation on Lawrence Hill development proposal

Abbey Manor Homes Ltd. invites you to a public consultation event at Cale Park Kitchen next Friday, and welcomes your views on a new proposal for a mixed-use development on the West side of Wincanton, on Lawrence Hill.

Mind in Somerset’s Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day

Thu 13 Jun '19, 13:59
By Ayesha Kirton
Mind in Somerset’s Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day

Test your driving skills on a range of vehicles against competitors to win fantastic prizes as part of a fun-packed day with the family. There'll also be an inflatable assault course, arts and crafts, tombola, face painting and static displays of military and vintage vehicles.

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