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Wincanton Remembers 2021

Sat 13 Nov 2021
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Remembers 2021

On Sunday 14th November, a parade, starting from the Memorial Hall and led by the Wincanton Silver Band, will walk down the High Street to the Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, followed by a one-hour Service of Remembrance.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for November 2021

Sat 13 Nov 2021
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for November 2021

Congratulations to Tony Goddard on the presentation of his RBL Gold Badge, details of the Remembrance parade and service on Sunday 14th November, Poppy Appeal 2021, pre-Christmas trip, and pre-Christmas lunch.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2021

Tue 21 Sep 2021
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2021

Branch President Tony Goddard has given notification of his retirement and has been awarded the RBL Gold Badge in recognition of his work over many years, a very kind donation to the Wincanton Branch, details of this year's AGM, and a letter from the Queen!

Tributes are paid to former South Somerset District Council Leader Tim Carroll

Fri 3 Sep 2021
By South Somerset District Council
Tributes are paid to former South Somerset District Council Leader Tim Carroll

Tributes have been paid to former Wincanton Ward representative and South Somerset District Council Leader Tim Carroll who has passed away following a long illness.

Think hard before you discard! Get it mended at the Repair Café

Wed 21 Jul 2021
By Alice Glover
Think hard before you discard! Get it mended at the Repair Café

Wincanton's Repair Café is back again this weekend, so get ready to take advantage of the expertise and generosity of local fixperts, and save your favourite things from landfill.

Don’t ditch it, fix it! A Repair Café is the antidote to our throw-away culture

Wed 23 Jun 2021
By Alice Glover
Don’t ditch it, fix it! A Repair Café is the antidote to our throw-away culture

Wincanton's Repair Café, starting on Saturday 26th June in eco empire Cole’s Yard, is a neighbourhood initiative that advocates repair and re-use instead of throwing things out.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for May & June 2021

Tue 25 May 2021
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for May & June 2021

Wincanton branch commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, Wincanton during the Second World War, Old Faithful, Dunkirk Memorial House and the Passchendaele tree.

Apply to Co-op's Local Community Fund before the end of May!

Tue 25 May 2021
By Dave Smith
Apply to Co-op's Local Community Fund before the end of May!

Co-op's annual Local Community Fund is open to applications on behalf of community projects until Sunday 30th May 2021, and has yet to receive a single application from Wincanton! Let's make stuff happen, people!

1st Wincanton Scout Group Needs Your Help

Fri 9 Apr 2021
By Sara Jarrett
1st Wincanton Scout Group Needs Your Help

The 1st Wincanton Scout Group covers Wincanton and the neighbouring villages. Over the past few years a number of key volunteers have stepped away. For the Group to continue to flourish we really need new volunteers to come forward and help us run it.

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!

Message from the Mayor #3 - Celebrating the Balsam Centre

Sat 30 May 2020
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 2020
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.

The Wincanton 75 Stay at Home Street Party

Tue 5 May 2020
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.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for February & March 2020

Tue 3 Mar 2020
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for February & March 2020

Early notification of the 75th Anniversary VE Day celebration in Wincanton, details of a planned CAT Bus trip to Cardiff in April, an update about the new-style coffee mornings at The Dolphin, and an account of Remembrance Day in the Gambia.

What's on at Wincanton Library in March

Sun 1 Mar 2020
By Dave Smith
What's on at Wincanton Library in March

Here's a list of all the stuff going on at Wincanton Library throughout March 2020, including Wincanton Book Festival on Saturday 7th. There's plenty going on for all ages, including Lego Club, shared reading, poetry and computer tutorials. Booking may be required (no pun intended)!

Planning the future of Wincanton: Round 2

Tue 14 Jan 2020
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!

What's on at Wincanton Library in January

Wed 1 Jan 2020
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!

Wincanton Over-70s Christmas Lunch

Tue 10 Dec 2019
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's Remembrance Parade and service 2019

Wed 13 Nov 2019
By Steve Lee
Wincanton's Remembrance Parade and service 2019

Once again Wincanton came out in numbers to participate in and support the town’s Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade on Sunday 10th November 2019. Here is a report and some photos of the event.

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