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Carrington House welcomes green-fingered volunteers

Wed 20 Feb '19, 16:55
By Kim Draper
Carrington House welcomes green-fingered volunteers

Staff and residents at Carrington House have big plans to transform their garden and are appealing for green-fingered volunteers. They want to open their gardens to the general public whilst raising money for St Margaret’s Hospice.

Discover local volunteering opportunities at a FREE community workshop

Mon 11 Feb '19, 17:41
By Dave Smith
Discover local volunteering opportunities at a FREE community workshop

Spark Somerset is hosting a free Community Connector volunteering workshop at The Balsam Centre in Wincanton next month. Meet local volunteers, find volunteering opportunities in the area, and discover useful resources.

Huge volunteer turnout for C.A.T.C.H.'s litter pick last weekend

Thu 31 Jan '19, 22:48
By Dave Smith
Huge volunteer turnout for C.A.T.C.H.'s litter pick last weekend

On Sunday 27th January 2019, C.A.T.C.H. held a public litter pick along the River Cale in Wincanton, its first of the new year. Over 30 people turned up, the group's largest haul ever!

Carrington House rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission

Fri 18 Jan '19, 17:58
By Kim Draper
Carrington House rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission

Staff and residents at Carrington House are celebrating following the results of their recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. The Wincanton care home was awarded a ‘Good’ rating overall by the inspectorate for social care.

Where to recycle your Christmas tree this year

Fri 28 Dec '18, 16:41
By John Smith
Where to recycle your Christmas tree this year

South Somerset District Council will be providing Christmas tree recycling collection stations again this year. If you don't live in Wincanton you may find there's a station in your village that'll be easier to reach.

Christmas 2018 waste collection schedule changes

Sun 23 Dec '18, 00:40
By Somerset Waste Partnership
Christmas 2018 waste collection schedule changes

With Christmas almost upon us, Somerset Waste Partnership has provided details of the scheduling changes to their kerbside waste and recycling collections services.

Volunteers save Castle Cary Library

Thu 6 Dec '18, 19:20
By Castle Cary Community Library
Volunteers save Castle Cary Library

Castle Cary Library was due to close on 31st March 2019 as a result of County Council cost savings, but a group of volunteers is setting up a Community Library to keep it going.

The Poppy of Honour WWI memorial has been damaged

Sun 28 Oct '18, 17:24
By John Smith
The Poppy of Honour WWI memorial has been damaged

The Poppy of Honour 2018 WWI memorial recently unveiled in Cale Park, Wincanton, has been damaged. The steel structure is double-glazed on both sides, and the two panes on one side have been fractured.

Wincanton Library bucks the trend

Sun 14 Oct '18, 12:44
By Penny Ashton
Wincanton Library bucks the trend

It's no surprise that use of Somerset's libraries has been dwindling over recent years, but you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that Wincanton's Library has been proving its worth of late, with a visitor boost during the first half of this year, perhaps due to all the activities for kids that have been going on.

The Poppy of Honour will be unveiled in Wincanton this Saturday

Thu 4 Oct '18, 18:12
By John Smith
The Poppy of Honour will be unveiled in Wincanton this Saturday

On Saturday 6th October, the Poppy of Honour will be unveiled during a ceremony in Cale Park, Wincanton. The event begins at the Wincanton War Memorial Hall with a parade marching down to Cale Park where the unveiling ceremony will take place.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2018

Mon 24 Sep '18, 15:19
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2018

Plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 'Old Faithful' crash, an update to this year's Remembrance Sunday service, Wincanton boy sailor of the Royal Navy, Pedal to Paris 2018 and the Poppy of Honour launch.

deafPLUS is coming back to The Balsam Centre this month

Wed 4 Jul '18, 16:42
By Annette Yoosefinejad
deafPLUS is coming back to The Balsam Centre this month

Many people experience hearing loss and struggle to adapt to the changes it can make to their lives. deafPLUS is coming to us later this month to demonstrate equipment that might help, and offer free and impartial advice.

Compton Castle is opening its gardens again in aid of The Balsam Centre

Tue 12 Jun '18, 16:07
By Annette Yoosefinejad
Compton Castle is opening its gardens again in aid of The Balsam Centre

Another chance to see the lovely gardens and heart-shaped lake of Compton Castle is coming up later this month. Bill and Jane Hopkins are donating all the money raised to The Balsam Centre.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June & July 2018

Mon 11 Jun '18, 15:29
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June & July 2018

This issue includes a tribute to Dora Hibberd, details of the Festival of Remembrance 2018, this year's Old Faithful memorial and Armed Forces Day 2018, and some local military connections.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April & May 2018

Tue 29 May '18, 15:51
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April & May 2018

The Royal British Legion Wincanton Branch monthly magazine. This issue includes The Great Pilgrimage, Passchenaele Tree, coffee morning dates and Reg Kiddle RM remembered.

Pharmacy opening times in the Wincanton area over Easter 2018

Fri 30 Mar '18, 12:00
By John Smith
Pharmacy opening times in the Wincanton area over Easter 2018

Access to pharmacies is limited over Easter weekend. If you need to get prescriptions filled to see you through the Easter period, visit your local pharmacy now. On Sunday, your closest options are in Yeovil.

Refuse and recycling collections in Wincanton over Easter 2018

Thu 29 Mar '18, 18:21
By Dave Smith
Refuse and recycling collections in Wincanton over Easter 2018

With the Easter holiday upon us, here's some information about refuse and recycling collections in the Wincanton area over the next week. Don't get caught out by all bank holidays changes!

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for March & April 2018

Fri 9 Mar '18, 16:40
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for March & April 2018

The Royal British Legion Wincanton Branch monthly magazine. This issue includes “Every One Remembered”, promised information about roads names in Wincanton, The Great Pilgrimage 90 and Remembrance 2018.

Celebrating the Power Of Women

Wed 7 Mar '18, 12:48
By Fanny Charles
Celebrating the Power Of Women

The film Suffragette will be showing in Wincanton Town Hall this evening as part of programme called Power Of Women (POW) created by South Somerset's film project Where West Begins and Lynne Franks.

Wincanton mourns the loss of Geoff Redfearn

Tue 6 Mar '18, 19:30
By John Smith
Wincanton mourns the loss of Geoff Redfearn

The people of Wincanton were shocked late on Thursday 22nd February, when it was announced that Geoff Redfearn, owner of Redfearns café and Thai restaurant, had passed away that day.

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