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Wincanton Town Council election results 2019

Fri 3 May '19, 18:37
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council election results 2019

Wincanton's local election results are now in, for both town and district councils. Congratulations to all those elected, and a little extra for Phil Rodgers who wins the right to smugness for the next four years.

It’s Ladies’ Night at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday 9th May

Fri 3 May '19, 15:54
By Lucy Johnson
It’s Ladies’ Night at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday 9th May

It’s all about sunshine, racing and the chance to sparkle, so dust off your best frocks, press your shirt collars and join us for a day out against the backdrop of some action packed races and live music. Prizes for the best dressed ladies!

Yarlington Fringe music and arts festival returns this weekend

Tue 30 Apr '19, 13:37
By Val Russell
Yarlington Fringe music and arts festival returns this weekend

The family-friendly Yarlington Fringe, a free festival of music, arts and crafts, is back again this weekend. There'll be live music, an art exhibition, a play and a community opera performance, drumming and handbell workshops and plenty to eat and drink.

Sarah Gibson Optometrist is celebrating 15 years in business!

Mon 29 Apr '19, 16:06
By Allie Bailey
Sarah Gibson Optometrist is celebrating 15 years in business!

Sarah Gibson Optometrist is proudly celebrating 15 years in business, making it one of the longest-running high street businesses still open in the town! To mark the occasion, the shop has been refitted, and Sarah invites you to the unveiling this Wednesday.

Wincanton Silver Band Spring Concert 2019 - Music from the Movies

Fri 26 Apr '19, 16:40
By Neil Chapman
Wincanton Silver Band Spring Concert 2019 - Music from the Movies

Wincanton Silver Band is putting on a Spring Concert this Sunday, 28th of April, presenting ‘Music from the Movies’, including Singing in the Rain, Les Misérables, Pirates of the Caribbean and Guardians of the Galaxy, and there'll be popcorn!

Wincanton Country Market is celebrating 50 years!

Wed 24 Apr '19, 22:02
By Helen Hermanstein Smith
Wincanton Country Market is celebrating 50 years!

Wincanton’s first Country Market was held in 1969. For our market on 3rd May, we'll be celebrating our 50th Anniversary! There'll be samples of our delicious cakes and bakes - and we make the best lemon drizzle in town! Please come and help us mark this special occasion.

Wincanton business wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019

Tue 23 Apr '19, 16:14
By Emma Harrison
Wincanton business wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Prime Minister's recommendation that Wincanton-based business Boxclever Press should receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for 2019; the highest official UK award for British businesses.

Wincanton Town Council election candidates 2019

Thu 18 Apr '19, 09:41
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council election candidates 2019

2nd May is polling day for local council elections. Pop in to Wincanton Memorial Hall between 7am and 10pm to vote for your preferred town and district council candidates. Here's a list of the candidates for Wincanton Town Council.

Silent art auction by local artist in support of Stoke Trister Church

Tue 16 Apr '19, 18:38
By Geoff Syme
Silent art auction by local artist in support of Stoke Trister Church

Fancy owning an original piece of art, from a local reputable artist, at an affordable price? St Andrews Church in Stoke Trister is holding a silent auction of art kindly donated by local artist Diane Coe.

St. Margaret’s Hospice is bringing Glitter Run back to Wincanton

Fri 12 Apr '19, 16:09
By Hollie Cashmore
St. Margaret’s Hospice is bringing Glitter Run back to Wincanton

St. Margaret’s Hospice’s award-winning Glitter Run, a sparkly and colourful 5km fun run featuring biodegradable glitter, bubbles and powdered paint, is returning to Wincanton Racecourse in May.

It's Family Fun Day at Wincanton Racecourse this Sunday - kids go free!

Tue 9 Apr '19, 12:57
By Lucy Johnson
It's Family Fun Day at Wincanton Racecourse this Sunday - kids go free!

There’ll be a free Easter egg for the first 250 kids to arrive, and it’s free for under-18s too! Face painting, rosette making, silk designing, an equiciser, bouncy castles and more, all FREE! There might even be some horse racing, too.

Wincanton's skate park is getting an upgrade!

Mon 8 Apr '19, 13:29
By Dave Smith
Wincanton's skate park is getting an upgrade!

Wincanton Town Council is in the early stages of replacing the existing skate park at the Recreation Ground. Come to a consultation event in the Town Hall this Wednesday 10th April, to check out the plans and tell them what you think!

Bruton Choral Society Summer Concert 2019

Tue 2 Apr '19, 16:29
By Caroline Tickner
Bruton Choral Society Summer Concert 2019

It'll be tough to follow the Queen’s visit at the end of March, but Bruton Choral Society will be involved in the local festivities when we hold our Summer Concert as part of the Bruton 500 Celebrations.

Brand new charity Treatment Bag offers a ‘hug in a bag’ to cancer patients

Wed 27 Mar '19, 18:42
By Maymie White
Brand new charity Treatment Bag offers a ‘hug in a bag’ to cancer patients

A new charity, Treatment Bag, founded just outside Wincanton, seeks to offer a little respite to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, in the form of luxurious cloth bags filled with beautiful, specifically selected gifts.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - April 2019

Mon 25 Mar '19, 16:58
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - April 2019

John Roake talks about the Horsington "Welcome Home" fund that was agreed after the Second World War, the Parish Council reports on the recent refurbishment of Horsington's play area, and an announcement for Milborne Port Opera's next play in April.

Savour the Flavour in Wincanton

Fri 22 Mar '19, 23:18
By Dave Smith
Savour the Flavour in Wincanton

On Saturday 30th March 2019, Wincanton will be host to Savour the Flavour, a one-day, town-wide celebration of the highest quality produce, producers and artisan food retailers from South Somerset and the surrounding areas.

Charlton Horethorne welcomes TV chef Lesley Waters

Sun 17 Mar '19, 20:51
By Sue Gudgeon
Charlton Horethorne welcomes TV chef Lesley Waters

Lesley has kindly agreed to share her skills to help raise funds for the Village Hall refurbishment. This promises to be a fun occasion with the opportunity to pick up tips from one of the country’s leading chefs.

Wincanton's trees took a battering in the recent high winds

Sat 16 Mar '19, 21:52
By John Smith
Wincanton's trees took a battering in the recent high winds

The recent windy weather has brought down two notably large trees in Wincanton. One fell at Wincanton Community Hospital, blocking the car park entrance, and another in the cemetery grounds of Wincanton Parish Church.

Spectra Musica presents “All the pleasures prove”

Fri 15 Mar '19, 19:20
By Spectra Musica
Spectra Musica presents “All the pleasures prove”

Spectra Musica will perform their new concert in Wincanton at the end of March. “All the pleasures prove” is full of songs to delight you; A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, In Beauty May I Walk and Orpheus and His Lute, and many more.

Wincanton Chamber invites businesses and orgs to Town Centre Strategy talk tonight

Wed 13 Mar '19, 14:01
By Wincanton Chamber
Wincanton Chamber invites businesses and orgs to Town Centre Strategy talk tonight

This month's Chamber talk is on SSDC's Town Centre Strategy. Pam Williams, Economy Specialist at the SSDC, will be talking us though the proposals currently in public consultation. This meeting is open to all businesses and organisations, not just members.

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