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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!

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - December 2019 & January 2020

Fri 27 Dec '19, 17:12
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - December 2019 & January 2020

Sally Packer shares further snapshots of her trip to Ethiopia, news from Horsington Church School's fundraising campaign and a review of a Wincanton Museum and History Society talk by Brigadier Richard Folkes on the Glider Assault on Pegasus Bridge.

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.

Wincanton Over-70s Christmas Lunch

Tue 10 Dec '19, 17:07
By Muriel Cairns
Wincanton Over-70s Christmas Lunch

Wincanton Over-70s Christmas Lunch was held on Sunday 1st December 2019 at King Arthur's School. With entertainment from Wincanton Youth Theatre, and help from KA staff, Year 11 pupils and volunteers, ninety four residents had a great day.

Wincanton Youth Theatre presents ‘Now That’s What I Call a WYT Christmas!’

Tue 10 Dec '19, 15:37
By Sarah Adams
Wincanton Youth Theatre presents ‘Now That’s What I Call a WYT Christmas!’

Members of the group have been busy putting together a fully festive delight; a show that compliments all elements of the performing arts, including singing, dancing and acting, to take place at King Arthur’s School on the weekend of 14th and 15th December.

Bruton Choral Society Christmas Concert

Fri 6 Dec '19, 16:16
By Caroline Tickner
Bruton Choral Society Christmas Concert

We’d love you to come to our next big event: the Christmas concert in St Mary's Church, Bruton. It’s a wonderful way to start the festive season in a beautiful setting. Choir items and solos will be intertwined with traditional carols for all to join in.

A Christmas concert by the Pilgrim Singers

Fri 6 Dec '19, 15:12
By John Baxter
A Christmas concert by the Pilgrim Singers

The Wincanton area ecumenical choir, the Pilgrim Singers, have all been rehearsing with enthusiasm for their annual charity Christmas concert next Sunday, 15th December, which this year will be supporting the CAT Bus.

Spectra Musica presents “The First Nowell”

Fri 6 Dec '19, 14:13
By Julie Russell
Spectra Musica presents “The First Nowell”

'The First Nowell' will be an enjoyable Christmas concert, Spectra Musica's first, with some well loved carols for the audience to participate in, on Saturday 14th December at the Catholic Church in Wincanton.

Wincanton Choral Society Christmas Concert 2019

Wed 4 Dec '19, 17:59
By Benedict Critchley
Wincanton Choral Society Christmas Concert 2019

The Wincanton Choral Society Winter Concert will take place in Wincanton Sports Centre on Sunday 8th December. It'll be the choir's first concert with their outstanding new director of music, Katrine Reimers, who will ensure that this performance is very exciting!

A Christmas Fair supporting schools in Henstridge

Tue 3 Dec '19, 15:03
By Natalie Cochrane
A Christmas Fair supporting schools in Henstridge

On behalf of St Nicholas Primary School and Explorers Preschool in Henstridge we are holding a Christmas fair on Friday 13th December. There'll be rides, games, food, crafts, a lantern parade and Santa's Grotto!

Dreaming of Silver on Wincanton’s Festive Raceday

Wed 27 Nov '19, 17:38
By Lucy Johnson
Dreaming of Silver on Wincanton’s Festive Raceday

Break free from your offices and head to Wincanton Racecourse for an early Christmas celebration on Thursday, 5th December. With the holiday season approaching, it’s the perfect time to gather friends and colleagues for a day out at the races.

A coffee morning supporting the CAT Bus UPDATED

Mon 25 Nov '19, 17:14
By Joyce Page
A coffee morning supporting the CAT Bus <small style='color: blue;'>UPDATED</small>

We are organising a fundraising coffee morning in support of the CAT Bus, on November 30th in the Wincanton Baptist Church hall. Please come and help us raise a donation for this valuable community service.

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