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Saskia's Flower Essences

Thu 27 Feb '20, 12:06
By Saskia Marjoram
Saskia's Flower Essences

I’m delighted that so many of you have already visited my small flower essence shop at the end of the Applegarth Emporium since I opened last year. As far as I know, this is the first shop of its kind in the UK where you can come and buy flower essences from the person who has made them.

A vacancy on, a farewell from and a welcome to Wincanton Town Council

Mon 24 Feb '20, 17:13
By Susan Shelbourn-Barrow
A vacancy on, a farewell from and a welcome to Wincanton Town Council

Wincanton Town Council recently filled a vacancy, welcoming Councillor Tom Power, but as that was happening, a second vacancy came about as a result of the unrelated resignation of Councillor Mark Cook. Application forms are available now!

FREE LIVE MUSIC: Loose Connections at Wincanton Sports Ground

Thu 20 Feb '20, 21:02
By Sean Corney
FREE LIVE MUSIC: Loose Connections at Wincanton Sports Ground

Wincanton Sports Ground will host a Loose Connections gig this weekend, so the people of Wincanton and beyond can enjoy a great night of live music and entertainment. Better still, entry is FREE, and there’s plenty of parking available right outside the door.

The Wagtail is filling its events and entertainment calendar

Wed 19 Feb '20, 21:30
By The Wagtail
The Wagtail is filling its events and entertainment calendar

The Wagtail has been working tirelessly to fill its events and entertainment calendar. There's plenty going on for all ages and tastes, including themed quiz and tribute nights, open-mic and comedy, poker, bingo and more. Read on for inspiration!

Sell Churchfields car park? We think not!

Mon 17 Feb '20, 15:59
By John Baxter
Sell Churchfields car park? We think not!

Many town centre residents received a leaflet with the headline, "SSDC PLANS TO SELL OFF CHURCHFIELD CARPARK". Such an idea struck me as barking mad so along with about forty others I turned up at the SSDC meeting on 12th February to object.

Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society presents Treasure Island

Fri 14 Feb '20, 17:59
By Dani Wood
Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society presents Treasure Island

Ahoy there me hearties! It’s panto time again. This year, we'll be taking you on the adventures of Long John Silver and his pirates, and there'll be lots of singing, dancing, and general panto comedy and mayhem.

Work has begun on Wincanton's new skate park!

Wed 12 Feb '20, 20:21
By Dave Smith
Work has begun on Wincanton's new skate park!

Wincanton's beloved skate park has just been demolished, in preparation for the construction of a brand new one! Things are shaping up for an exciting launch this summer, so watch this space for further information!

Wincanton Town Football Club scores and fixtures 2019/20

Mon 10 Feb '20, 16:12
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Football Club scores and fixtures 2019/20

Follow Wincanton's very own league football team right here, with data direct from thefa.com. Home games are highlighted so there's no excuse for not showing up to support our boys!

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - February 2020

Tue 28 Jan '20, 16:57
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - February 2020

"Return to Cuba"; a highly colourful and descriptive article from Bob Jones, a sharp article on cutting grass, a report from Charlton Horethorne and District Gardening Club and the monthly "Bobologism".

CAT Bus -> Racecourse timetable 2019/20

Thu 16 Jan '20, 16:26
By Dave Smith
CAT Bus -> Racecourse timetable 2019/20

Wincanton Racecourse will be using the CAT Bus as a complementary shuttle specifically for town residents for the remainder of this season. Times vary a little each race day, so please refer to this timetable.

Planning the future of Wincanton: Round 2

Tue 14 Jan '20, 22:17
By Dave Smith
Planning the future of Wincanton: Round 2

On Tuesday 21st January, the Wincanton For the Future working group will assemble for its second meeting to further develop the Town Council’s plan for the future of the town. Everyone is most welcome, so if you have ideas for the town, come and share!

Wincanton Community Hospital coffee mornings 2020

Fri 10 Jan '20, 21:54
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Community Hospital coffee mornings 2020

The Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital hold a coffee morning on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 10am - 12 noon, to which eveyone is welcome. Here's a list of all the coffee mornings for 2020.

King Arthur's School presents Bugsy Malone

Wed 8 Jan '20, 16:30
By Kate Kirkpatrick
King Arthur's School presents Bugsy Malone

Next week King Arthur’s students will perform their 2020 musical, ‘Bugsy Malone’. Cast and crew cross all year groups and have worked hard to bring you a taste of New York in the roaring 20s! Please come along for a great show, and to support these talented youngsters!

What's on at Wincanton Library in January

Wed 1 Jan '20, 20:54
By Dave Smith
What's on at Wincanton Library in January

Here is a list of all the events and activities going on at Wincanton Library throughout January 2020. There's plenty going on for all ages, including Lego Club, shared reading, poetry and computer tutorials. Booking may be required!

One-to-one on Newcomers’ Day at Wincanton Racecourse

Mon 23 Dec '19, 19:47
By Lucy Johnson
One-to-one on Newcomers’ Day at Wincanton Racecourse

Newcomers to the sport of horse racing will have a dedicated member of Wincanton’s team to accompany them throughout the day, to help demystify the ins and outs of a day at the races on its Newcomers’ Day on 4th January 2020.

Wincanton Racecourse is ready for its biggest day of the year

Sat 21 Dec '19, 23:11
By Lucy Johnson
Wincanton Racecourse is ready for its biggest day of the year

Wincanton Racecourse is readying itself for the busiest raceday of its year; its Boxing Day meeting, when thousands will descend on the Somerset track to enjoy a day of relaxation, horses, friendships and camaraderie.

A Brexit message from our twinning friends in Lahnau, Germany

Fri 20 Dec '19, 13:48
By Karlheinz Bindemann
A Brexit message from our twinning friends in Lahnau, Germany

Wincanton is twinned with the German town of Lahnau, and the Twinning Association has been organising exchange visits for many years. Our German friends have sent us a message regarding Brexit, and our Association has responded.

Our Myakka, now art in Devon

Thu 19 Dec '19, 21:47
By Andrea Cowan
Our Myakka, now art in Devon

The Myakka warehouse outlet in Wincanton has now closed, but that's not the end of its story. Myakka is now part of the Ian Snow family, an ethical homewares company based in Devon, and founders Georgie Hopkins and Simon Whitehead couldn't be happier.

The newly restored statue of Nathaniel Ireson is being unveiled on Monday

Sat 14 Dec '19, 18:03
By Peter Fitzgerald
The newly restored statue of Nathaniel Ireson is being unveiled on Monday

On Monday 16th December, the Mayor of Wincanton will be unveiling the newly restored statue of Nathaniel Ireson in the grounds of the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. The head has finally been reattached! Everyone is welcome.

Wincanton Town Council has a vacancy - will you stand?

Fri 13 Dec '19, 20:49
By Sam Atherton
Wincanton Town Council has a vacancy - will you stand?

A casual vacancy has arisen on Wincanton Town Council due to resignation. Since no electors have called for an election, the Council will fill this vacancy by co-option at its meeting Monday 27th January 2020. Contact the Clerk for an application form.

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