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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.

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.

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