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Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - April 2021

Thu 1 Apr 2021
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - April 2021

Sarah White writes about the Balsam Centre's situation over the pandemic, Richard Joyce tells the story of an unexpected mail at the Horsington Toll House, and Serena Mortarotti starts the "Memories of Schooldays" series.

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - March 2021

Mon 1 Mar 2021
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - March 2021

Mindy Lucas marks the 100th anniversary of The Villager, Horsington Church School's Headteacher reports the latest School news, and an update about the full fibre project from Wessex Internet.

McDonald’s has arrived in Wincanton!

Wed 10 Feb 2021
By McDonald's press release
McDonald’s has arrived in Wincanton!

A brand-new McDonald’s restaurant opened in Wincanton today, 10th February 2021, next door to The Wagtail on Lawrence Hill, creating 65 full and part-time positions for the local community. It's only Drive-Thru for now, but it's open 24 hours.

Christmas greetings to Wincanton from the Lahnau twinners

Fri 25 Dec 2020
By Karlheinz Bindemann
Christmas greetings to Wincanton from the Lahnau twinners

The members of the Lahnau-Wincanton Twinning Association wish all friends in Wincanton a merry Christmas and a happy new year - a better year than 2020. Please stay healthy! We would like to meet you all again.

In praise of dogs

Wed 23 Dec 2020
By John Baxter
In praise of dogs

I am not a dog owner, but for the whole of this year, including lock-downs, I have been taking an elderly friend’s elderly dog for a weekly walk, something we have both greatly enjoyed.

It's a photo finish for Wincanton Camera Club in annual competition

Tue 3 Nov 2020
By Brian Stubbs
It's a photo finish for Wincanton Camera Club in annual competition

Competing against four other local camera clubs for the Bradford-Abbas Shield, Wincanton came a very creditable 2nd to Yeovil by the narrow margin of 2 points. Have a look at our photos, and find out how you can get involved.

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - November 2020

Mon 2 Nov 2020
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - November 2020

Horsington historian, Susan Maltin, reveals the village's link to Guy Fawkes, a new delivery service in the area, called The Doorstep Delivery Service, and an interview with Lewis Webb, founder of Somerset Stories podcast.

Wincanton Silver Band's Halloween 2020 lockdown performance

Sat 31 Oct 2020
By Neil Chapman
Wincanton Silver Band's Halloween 2020 lockdown performance

It's the witching hour once again, and Wincanton Silver Band has brought some humour to these dark and dismal times. Put together from our homes, our 5th lockdown music piece is a classic.

Read Easy with FREE one-to-one coaching

Fri 30 Oct 2020
By Lydia Everitt
Read Easy with FREE one-to-one coaching

There is a local group that can give adults who struggle to read the same opportunity as were the participants of the recent Channel 4 programme, The Write Offs. Our coaching methods are very similar to those used in the programme; in fact we use the same book series.

Wincanton Silver Band's 4th lockdown performance: "Summer Nights"

Fri 9 Oct 2020
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band's 4th lockdown performance:

If you're wondering how Wincanton Silver Band has been spending the summer nights during lockdown, then its latest video will give you a clue. The band has just released its fourth social distancing video: “Summer Nights” from the musical Grease.

Grow at home for your local organic flower farm co-operative!

Wed 7 Oct 2020
By Tanya Bramley
Grow at home for your local organic flower farm co-operative!

We are a young business based in Templecombe growing local, seasonal cut flowers and foliage, all to full organic standards. To satisfy demand, we're looking for keen gardeners to grow British flowers at home for us.

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2020

Tue 6 Oct 2020
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2020

Susan Maltin tells the story, through her father's memories, of the last commercial sailing ship to round Cape Horn, called the S.V.Passat, and Richard Gaunt reports on the 2020 Horsington Open.

Wincanton Town Council Public Statement September 2020

Tue 22 Sep 2020
By Wincanton Town Council
Wincanton Town Council Public Statement September 2020

This will be the first community information update from your Town Council, to become a regular bulletin throughout the Autumn and Winter, to support and inform as necessary during what are likely to be difficult times ahead.

Wincanton Rugby Club update September 2020

Fri 18 Sep 2020
By Justin French
Wincanton Rugby Club update September 2020

After 10 years, the Club has returned to the Sports Ground at Moor Lane. Post-COVID, the Club welcomes new players but also needs financial support. They've set up a crowdfund to help with new equipment and maintenance.

Wincanton Library is open again! Sort of...

Fri 11 Sep 2020
By Jane Langton
Wincanton Library is open again! Sort of...

You may have noticed as you walk down Carrington Way that the Library is open again! It is opening in phases. On 3rd August it opened its doors, but it is not quite the same gloriously free space it used to be!

Volunteer to reduce landfill at Repair Café Wincanton

Wed 9 Sep 2020
By Jane Langton
Volunteer to reduce landfill at Repair Café Wincanton

Repair Café Wincanton is a neighbourhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to throwing things out. Locals can bring broken items to fix with the help of voluntary repairers. The Café could use more handy volunteers in the area. Join us!

A word from the Wise at Wincanton Town FC - September 2020

Mon 7 Sep 2020
By Chris Wise
A word from the Wise at Wincanton Town FC - September 2020

Wincanton will play its first home game of the new season tomorrow, after a crazy wait since March for competitive football. There has been quite a lot going on over the summer, including some new additions to the squad, but the team needs local support now more than ever.

The Doorstep Delivery Service just launched on Wincanton High Street

Thu 3 Sep 2020
By Carolyn Hopkins
The Doorstep Delivery Service just launched on Wincanton High Street

A way to help our local, independent shops sell their produce online and deliver, Wincanton is the first high street to join the DDS, where we're working with Coles Yard, Number 16 and The Lovington Bakery.

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - September 2020

Tue 1 Sep 2020
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - September 2020

Let's celebrate with local residents Marcus and Penny their fantastic achievement in receiving Best British Cheese award for their locally produced cheese 'Renegade Monk', and 'Could Horsington become home to a national horticultural treasure?' asks Cecilia Bufton, chair of the charity Plant Heritage.

A car boot sale at Wincanton Sports Ground!

Wed 26 Aug 2020
By Sean Corney
A car boot sale at Wincanton Sports Ground!

Wincanton Sports Ground will host a car boot sale on bank holiday Monday; the first in a little while, but if interest gathers it's possible it'll become a more regular offering. There's a growing number of interested buyers, so book your space now!

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