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Message from the Mayor #3 - Celebrating the Balsam Centre

Sat 30 May '20, 18:38
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 '20, 16:45
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 '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.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for February & March 2020

Tue 3 Mar '20, 16:37
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 '20, 20:23
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 '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!

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!

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's Remembrance Parade and service 2019

Wed 13 Nov '19, 09:21
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.

[TALK:] A unique local take on the Dambusters raid of WW2

Mon 11 Nov '19, 16:23
By John Baxter
[TALK:] A unique local take on the Dambusters raid of WW2

Janet Fray has lived locally for many years. She was married to Jerry, a retired RAF Squadron Leader and holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross, whose vital role related to the Dambusters raid was kept secret until 2001.

Remembrance 2019 parade and service timings

Thu 7 Nov '19, 15:34
By Steve Lee
Remembrance 2019 parade and service timings

Here are the timings for Wincanton's Remembrance Sunday 2019 parade and church service. From last year, for the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending WWI, we reverted to the traditional time; in the morning.

The Winter Fair at the Racecourse - supporting The Balsam Centre

Fri 1 Nov '19, 16:43
By Annette Yoosefinejad
The Winter Fair at the Racecourse - supporting The Balsam Centre

It's time again for the delightful Winter Fair, this year to be held at Wincanton Racecourse and raising money for The Balsam Centre. Everything is donated, so all the money goes to charity.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for October & November 2019

Mon 21 Oct '19, 17:41
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for October & November 2019

Wincanton Poppy Appeal 2019 launch, the plans for the Remembrance 2019 parade and service, a pre-Christmas branch function, and Tony Goddard recalls the last 15 years with the Branch.

Come for a Tree Walk and Talk in Wincanton

Thu 3 Oct '19, 18:44
By Jonathan Astill
Come for a Tree Walk and Talk in Wincanton

Come for an autumn tree walk and talk in the centre of Wincanton, on Saturday 5th October, and learn all about the trees where you live. Local arboriculturalist Jonathan Astill will be your guide, and gives his time in support of the Balsam Centre.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2019

Mon 9 Sep '19, 18:09
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2019

Can you spare an hour or two to help the local Poppy Appeal? Read about the Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club, the Old Faithful 75th anniversary remembrance service and the recent 2019 branch AGM.

Wincanton's new climate change group needs a few additional champions

Tue 13 Aug '19, 17:09
By Janice Blackwell
Wincanton's new climate change group needs a few additional champions

The budding Wincanton climate change group had a successful first meeting on 15th July, but it still needs a few more champions to build out the model, so if you're interested in getting involved, the next meeting is this Thursday 15th August.

Planning the future of Wincanton

Fri 19 Jul '19, 18:27
By Dave Smith
Planning the future of Wincanton

An energy of fresh enthusiasm has been building in Wincanton throughout the year, and there are moves afoot to channel it towards the development of the town’s centre and community. The Town Council is keen to involve everyone to capitalise on this important opportunity.

Another step forward for SSDC's Wincanton Town Centre Strategy

Thu 18 Jul '19, 17:30
By South Somerset District Council
Another step forward for SSDC's Wincanton Town Centre Strategy

Following public consultation earlier in the year, at its meeting last week, South Somerset District Council’s Area East Committee approved amendments to the Wincanton Town Centre Strategy as a direct result of community concerns.

Establishing a climate change action group in Wincanton

Sat 13 Jul '19, 19:07
By Janice Blackwell
Establishing a climate change action group in Wincanton

We are a few like-minded people who have met a couple of times at The Balsam Centre to discuss what can be done, ideas for everyone to use and how to encourage people to get on-board. Join us for a chat this Monday, 15th July.

Wincanton marks the 75th anniversary of the crash of Old Faithful

Thu 27 Jun '19, 16:03
By Tony Goddard
Wincanton marks the 75th anniversary of the crash of Old Faithful

A large number of townspeople turned out in Wincanton on 23rd June to mark the 75th anniversary of the crash of the American Flying Fortress bomber, Old Faithful, nearby. The sacrifices made that day have been remembered every year since a memorial was erected in 1954.

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