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Message from the Mayor #9 - Coles Yard & small businesses

Fri 10 Jul '20, 13:32
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #9 - Coles Yard & small businesses

This week, the Mayor thanks the businesses and volunteers that have been working from Cole's Yard to continue to provide essentials like fruit and veg to people isolating in Wincanton, as well as the surrounding villages during lockdown.

One Somerset: a public Zoom meeting with Wincanton Town Council

Mon 6 Jul '20, 15:55
By Dave Smith
One Somerset: a public Zoom meeting with Wincanton Town Council

For over two years the leaders of Somerset’s five local authorities have been discussing the future of local government in the county. The Leader of Somerset County Council, Councillor David Fothergill, will present his view that a single, Unitary Authority is the best way forward.

Message from the Mayor #8 - Wincanton Post Office

Wed 1 Jul '20, 15:26
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #8 - Wincanton Post Office

During lockdown, Wincanton’s Post Office has remained a beacon of normality, hugely appreciated by the Town. Postmaster Nigel MacCormack describes his experience and expresses gratitude to those who have made it possible.

Message from the Mayor #7 - The Nog Inn

Wed 24 Jun '20, 20:01
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #7 - The Nog Inn

Will and Amy of The Nog Inn have adapted their business model to meet requests from customers, and they’re looking to the future in our beautiful town. Read on to find out what they've been getting up to during lockdown.

Message from the Mayor #6 - Wincanton SEED Market & Knitwits!

Fri 19 Jun '20, 16:17
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #6 - Wincanton SEED Market & Knitwits!

With lockdown restrictions being relaxed, Wincanton SEED Market is making its return, and if you’ve noticed all the colourful, uplifting knitted flowers and figures all over town, you might be curious to know where they came from.

Wincanton Primary School lockdown update June 2020

Tue 16 Jun '20, 21:46
By Kay Carswell
Wincanton Primary School lockdown update June 2020

At Wincanton Primary School we have been working hard since lockdown began to support all our children and their families. Here's an overview of what has been going on at the School, and how the staff and pupils have been getting on.

Message from the Mayor #5 - Wincanton Community Hospital

Fri 12 Jun '20, 15:39
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #5 - Wincanton Community Hospital

This week, the Mayor celebrates the staff and community of Wincanton Community Hospital, who have contributed this message to tell us what life has been like for the patients and staff during lockdown.

Wincanton SEED Market is back!

Thu 11 Jun '20, 16:43
By Samantha Stocker-Harding
Wincanton SEED Market is back!

The Wincanton SEED Market is back this month and we are looking for creative makers who have some interesting products they would like to sell. Get in touch if you would like to start bringing some creative activity back into the centre of town.

Message from the Mayor #4 - Wincanton Town Hall offer

Fri 5 Jun '20, 17:23
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #4 - Wincanton Town Hall offer

On March 23rd, the Town Hall went live with the third of Wincanton's offers of support. The Town Council food parcels offer was developed to provide for those who, due to unforeseen circumstances, required a donation of food.

Wincanton Silver Band's second lockdown recording: Slaidburn

Mon 1 Jun '20, 15:37
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band's second lockdown recording: Slaidburn

Practice makes perfect. Encouraged by the positive reaction to its first social distancing performance, which received over 6000 views on its Facebook page, Wincanton Silver Band has produced another social distancing video.

Message from the Mayor #3 - Celebrating the Balsam Centre

Sat 30 May '20, 18:38
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #3 - Celebrating the Balsam Centre

This week, the Mayor is celebrating the Balsam Centre; another of the key components of Wincanton's support for the vulnerable, and a hub from which an army of volunteers is being coordinated to deliver shopping, prescriptions and more to those who can't leave their own houses.

Message from the Mayor #2 - Celebrating Wincanton Live at Home

Fri 22 May '20, 16:45
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #2 - Celebrating Wincanton Live at Home

The Wincanton Live at Home scheme began in 1997 and now supports around 170 local residents with an average age of 88, providing an invaluable safety net for the vulnerable during lockdown, with unstinting support from about 40 volunteers.

Waterworks will block Wincanton High Street for 3 days from 1st June

Wed 20 May '20, 17:37
By Dave Smith
Waterworks will block Wincanton High Street for 3 days from 1st June

There will be a road closure on Wincanton High Street blocking all traffic for three days from 1st June to allow Wessex Water to repair a mains leak.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - June 2020

Wed 20 May '20, 15:38
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - June 2020

Updated news from Wincanton, VE Day celebrations in Horsington, a new Horsington resident writes about his decision to move into the area, a tale of Thanksgiving week in 1945 by John Roake and a watercolour explained by its artist, John Vallin.

It takes more than a lockdown to stop Wincanton Silver Band

Mon 18 May '20, 15:23
By Sandra Pearson
It takes more than a lockdown to stop Wincanton Silver Band

Inspired by videos of other bands on social media, Wincanton Silver Band decided to have a go at putting together a social distancing performance of their own. You may be interested, and surprised, to read about how they did it.

Message from the Mayor #1

Thu 14 May '20, 21:27
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #1

Mayor of Wincanton, Councillor Shelbourn-Barrow, has decided to share a weekly message of positivity relating to the effort going on in the Town to support the vulnerable and isolating. This is the first. Look out for weekly updates!

A fun video message from King Arthur's staff with love

Thu 14 May '20, 18:30
By Jen Jacklin
A fun video message from King Arthur's staff with love

The staff at King Arthur's School have recorded a video message for all their students and families. You can watch it right here, along with a message from the Headteacher, Mrs. Jacklin.

The Newt won a category at the RTPI's Excellence in Planning Awards 2020

Tue 12 May '20, 14:57
By Richard Birch
The Newt won a category at the RTPI's Excellence in Planning Awards 2020

South Somerset District Council is delighted to announce that The Newt in Somerset was named as the winner of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture Award at a virtual ceremony on 30th April.

Wincanton Flower Show 2020 is cancelled

Mon 11 May '20, 16:49
By Gill D’Arcy
Wincanton Flower Show 2020 is cancelled

Under the present conditions, the Wincanton and District Gardeners Association has made the decision to cancel this year's Flower Show, and encourage participants to return to support the show in 2021.

The Wincanton 75 Stay at Home Street Party

Tue 5 May '20, 21:44
By Dave Smith
The Wincanton 75 Stay at Home Street Party

It's VE Day this Friday, and a lot of effort has gone into organising a Wincanton event that observes advice on dealing with the current situation. Everyone is invited to host a concurrent 'Wincanton 75 Stay at Home' street party in their own garden to celebrate.

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