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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.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - May 2020

Fri 24 Apr '20, 15:21
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - May 2020

John Roake writes about the "Salute the Soldier" Savings Campaign in 1944, creative kitchen tips in the time of COVID-19, Horsington Church Primary news from Headteacher Mrs Alexander, and a crossword.

The Flavourworks has donated surplus PPE to the NHS in Somerset

Thu 23 Apr '20, 16:35
By Lucy Atherton
The Flavourworks has donated surplus PPE to the NHS in Somerset

Wincanton food producer The Flavourworks has donated surplus high-risk coats to the NHS in Somerset to help with the PPE shortage during the coronavirus crisis. The Director of Quality and Nursing for the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group wrote a letter in response.

Wyke Farms has increased its renewable energy production with a new Wincanton solar array

Wed 22 Apr '20, 21:30
By Paloma Lacy
Wyke Farms has increased its renewable energy production with a new Wincanton solar array

Wyke Farms has further invested into its “100% Green” sustainability plan with a new array of solar panels installed on the roof of its brand-new building at its Wincanton site on Bennetts Field Trading Estate.

Ofsted: Wincanton Primary is a GOOD school!

Thu 16 Apr '20, 21:42
By Wincanton Primary School
Ofsted: Wincanton Primary is a GOOD school!

Wincanton Primary School is celebrating following their recent Ofsted inspection that found it to be one of a few that have managed to secure the new “GOOD” standard under a new framework that came into force at the beginning of this academic year.

Exercise, COVID-19 and Wincanton Sports Ground

Wed 15 Apr '20, 13:47
By John Baxter
Exercise, COVID-19 and Wincanton Sports Ground

How lucky we are in Wincanton with the number of fine open spaces we have to get that vital exercise so important for us all as we face COVID-19. I think of the Recreation Ground and Wincanton Sports Ground.

Be a Wincanton Knitwit and help brighten up the town

Fri 10 Apr '20, 16:04
By Wincanton SEED Market
Be a Wincanton Knitwit and help brighten up the town

We are looking for people of all ages who would like to make pompoms, crochet flowers or knitted squares to be stitched together and places around town to add a bit of colour and to make people smile on their daily walk.

Former Wincanton metal worker appeals for help following asbestos disease diagnosis

Thu 9 Apr '20, 21:45
By Deborah Bartlett
Former Wincanton metal worker appeals for help following asbestos disease diagnosis

Christopher Durrant, a former sheet metal worker at Wincanton Transport & Engineering, has issued an appeal for help from his ex-work colleagues after being diagnosed with mesothelioma; an incurable cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - April 2020

Fri 3 Apr '20, 17:35
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - April 2020

John Vallin shares with us his reflections on watercolours, a guide on new ways to recycle locally, Milborne Port Opera has been nominated for five awards, and other news including a lot of cancelled events!

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