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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!

Wincanton Book Festival 2020

Thu 2 Apr '20, 13:03
By Jane Langton
Wincanton Book Festival 2020

Wincanton’s second annual book festival took place on Saturday 7th March, involving several High Street venues including Wincanton Library. Local authors attended to meet visitors, give talks, and entertain the children. Roll on next year!

Wincanton Primary School pupils visit the Town Hall

Tue 31 Mar '20, 20:21
By Susan Shelbourn-Barrow
Wincanton Primary School pupils visit the Town Hall

Wincanton Primary School pupils visited the Town Hall on the 26th February, to hear about the role their Town Council plays for residents and, most importantly, for the children of our town. They even made a few suggestions of their own!

REVIEW: Treasure Island by Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society

Tue 31 Mar '20, 16:40
By Anonymous
REVIEW: Treasure Island by Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society

An anonymous member of the audience reviews Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society's latest production, Treasure Island, describing the interactive entertainment and local talent they experienced at the Memorial Hall last month.

Wincanton Silver Band regional championships 2020 report

Fri 27 Mar '20, 17:41
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band regional championships 2020 report

Wincanton Silver Band's trip to the regional championships in Torquay on Saturday 14th March was fraught with memorable tribulation, but they pressed on and managed a credible performance in the face of considerable adversity.

King Arthur's School COVID-19 update

Fri 27 Mar '20, 16:32
By Jen Jacklin
King Arthur's School COVID-19 update

A message from King Arthur's School, which closed on Friday 20th March in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. KA will be closed, but will provide childcare for the children of key workers that cannot be cared for at home.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - March 2020

Thu 26 Mar '20, 19:55
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - March 2020

Jeanne Mortarotti celebrates Wincanton and all things new in town, Milborne Port Opera announces its next show taking place in April, "The Arcadians", and some bright news from Horsington Church School.

Wincanton Health Centre COVID-19 update

Tue 17 Mar '20, 15:49
By Dr. Iain Phillips
Wincanton Health Centre COVID-19 update

Wincanton Health Centre has made the decision to restrict access to patients who have been assessed by telephone first, and the appointment booking and attendance procedure has been changed to minimise risk to patients and staff.

Wincanton Silver Band will represent in Torquay on 14th March

Thu 12 Mar '20, 19:33
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band will represent in Torquay on 14th March

Wincanton Silver Band is proud to represent the Town at the West of England Regional Championships in Torquay on Saturday 14th March. Taking part in contests is part of the Band's plans to attract new players.

Wincanton Choral Society is recruiting before its concert in May the future

Tue 10 Mar '20, 15:23
By Benedict Critchley
Wincanton Choral Society is recruiting before its concert in <strike>May</strike> <span style='color: red;'>the future</span>

Have you ever considered joining a choir and getting that shot of endorphins, tryptophans or whatever they are that give you that sense of physical and mental well-being, on a regular weekly basis? There is no better time to join WCS.

Spectra Musica presents postpones “Colours of Spring”

Wed 4 Mar '20, 14:44
By Julie Russell
Spectra Musica <strike>presents</strike> <span style='color: red;'>postpones</span> “Colours of Spring”

Postponed until further notice: “Colours of Spring” is full of beautiful music from the 18th to the 21st centuries. We will take you from Russian churches to Abbey Road with great variety in between, including Begin the Beguine, Swonderful and Tea for Two!

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