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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.

Read Easy with FREE one-to-one coaching

Fri 30 Oct '20, 18:10
By Lydia Everitt
Read Easy with FREE one-to-one coaching

There is a local group that can give adults who struggle to read the same opportunity as were the participants of the recent Channel 4 programme, The Write Offs. Our coaching methods are very similar to those used in the programme; in fact we use the same book series.

Wincanton Silver Band's 4th lockdown performance: "Summer Nights"

Fri 9 Oct '20, 09:19
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band's 4th lockdown performance:

If you're wondering how Wincanton Silver Band has been spending the summer nights during lockdown, then its latest video will give you a clue. The band has just released its fourth social distancing video: “Summer Nights” from the musical Grease.

Grow at home for your local organic flower farm co-operative!

Wed 7 Oct '20, 17:26
By Tanya Bramley
Grow at home for your local organic flower farm co-operative!

We are a young business based in Templecombe growing local, seasonal cut flowers and foliage, all to full organic standards. To satisfy demand, we're looking for keen gardeners to grow British flowers at home for us.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2020

Tue 6 Oct '20, 12:47
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2020

Susan Maltin tells the story, through her father's memories, of the last commercial sailing ship to round Cape Horn, called the S.V.Passat, and Richard Gaunt reports on the 2020 Horsington Open.

Wincanton Town Council Public Statement September 2020

Tue 22 Sep '20, 13:33
By Wincanton Town Council
Wincanton Town Council Public Statement September 2020

This will be the first community information update from your Town Council, to become a regular bulletin throughout the Autumn and Winter, to support and inform as necessary during what are likely to be difficult times ahead.

Wincanton Rugby Club update September 2020

Fri 18 Sep '20, 19:55
By Justin French
Wincanton Rugby Club update September 2020

After 10 years, the Club has returned to the Sports Ground at Moor Lane. Post-COVID, the Club welcomes new players but also needs financial support. They've set up a crowdfund to help with new equipment and maintenance.

Wincanton Library is open again! Sort of...

Fri 11 Sep '20, 18:23
By Jane Langton
Wincanton Library is open again! Sort of...

You may have noticed as you walk down Carrington Way that the Library is open again! It is opening in phases. On 3rd August it opened its doors, but it is not quite the same gloriously free space it used to be!

Volunteer to reduce landfill at Repair Café Wincanton

Wed 9 Sep '20, 17:09
By Jane Langton
Volunteer to reduce landfill at Repair Café Wincanton

Repair Café Wincanton is a neighbourhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to throwing things out. Locals can bring broken items to fix with the help of voluntary repairers. The Café could use more handy volunteers in the area. Join us!

A word from the Wise at Wincanton Town FC - September 2020

Mon 7 Sep '20, 18:03
By Chris Wise
A word from the Wise at Wincanton Town FC - September 2020

Wincanton will play its first home game of the new season tomorrow, after a crazy wait since March for competitive football. There has been quite a lot going on over the summer, including some new additions to the squad, but the team needs local support now more than ever.

The Doorstep Delivery Service just launched on Wincanton High Street

Thu 3 Sep '20, 22:10
By Carolyn Hopkins
The Doorstep Delivery Service just launched on Wincanton High Street

A way to help our local, independent shops sell their produce online and deliver, Wincanton is the first high street to join the DDS, where we're working with Coles Yard, Number 16 and The Lovington Bakery.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - September 2020

Tue 1 Sep '20, 12:16
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - September 2020

Let's celebrate with local residents Marcus and Penny their fantastic achievement in receiving Best British Cheese award for their locally produced cheese 'Renegade Monk', and 'Could Horsington become home to a national horticultural treasure?' asks Cecilia Bufton, chair of the charity Plant Heritage.

A car boot sale at Wincanton Sports Ground!

Wed 26 Aug '20, 16:36
By Sean Corney
A car boot sale at Wincanton Sports Ground!

Wincanton Sports Ground will host a car boot sale on bank holiday Monday; the first in a little while, but if interest gathers it's possible it'll become a more regular offering. There's a growing number of interested buyers, so book your space now!

Students at King Arthur's School are celebrating their GCSE grades

Mon 24 Aug '20, 16:21
By Holly George
Students at King Arthur's School are celebrating their GCSE grades

After an incredibly challenging second half to this academic year, King Arthur’s School is proud to share the success of its Year 11 students, which truly reflects their hard work, commitment and dedication throughout a challenging second half of the academic year.

Bloom baby classes are coming to Wincanton in September

Thu 20 Aug '20, 13:31
By Emma Evans
Bloom baby classes are coming to Wincanton in September

Hi. I'm Emma, and I'm excited to announce Bloom will be running from September at Just Dance Studios in Wincanton! These classes aid baby's natural development with our fun range of sensory activities, whilst strengthening the bond between parent and baby.

Events and Activity Grants available as part of Wincanton Town Centre Regeneration

Sat 15 Aug '20, 10:25
By Pam Williams
Events and Activity Grants available as part of Wincanton Town Centre Regeneration

If you are in Wincanton, and have a great idea for an initiative which would help attract people to the town centre, your business or community organisation may be able to apply for a new grant which could help bring your idea to life.

Wincanton Silver Band Lockdown Concerto #3: Combine Harvester

Mon 10 Aug '20, 18:09
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band Lockdown Concerto #3: Combine Harvester

Wincanton Silver Band recently released another social distancing video and has dug deep into its Somerset roots by recording a special arrangement of The Wurzels’ “Combine Harvester”.

Wincanton Primary School update - July 2020

Mon 27 Jul '20, 16:56
By Kay Carswell
Wincanton Primary School update - July 2020

An update from Wincanton Primary School about what has been going on over the summer term, as well as how the staff have been preparing new units of work for next term, and to welcome Holiday Club children to provide care for working families.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - July & August 2020

Thu 23 Jul '20, 20:36
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - July & August 2020

Les Graney writes about meeting street children in Kolkota while on a trip to India, Gill Elston shares lockdown news from Horsington’s Village Hall Art Group, an appeal from project mbora in Malawi, and the latest news from the village, with games and entertainment to enjoy the summer months!

Message from the Mayor #9 - Cole's Yard & small businesses

Fri 10 Jul '20, 13:32
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #9 - Cole's 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.

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