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Message from the Mayor #9 - Coles Yard & small businesses

Fri 10 Jul '20, 13:32
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #9 - Coles Yard & small businesses

This week, the Mayor thanks the businesses and volunteers that have been working from Cole's Yard to continue to provide essentials like fruit and veg to people isolating in Wincanton, as well as the surrounding villages during lockdown.

One Somerset: a public Zoom meeting with Wincanton Town Council

Mon 6 Jul '20, 15:55
By Dave Smith
One Somerset: a public Zoom meeting with Wincanton Town Council

For over two years the leaders of Somerset’s five local authorities have been discussing the future of local government in the county. The Leader of Somerset County Council, Councillor David Fothergill, will present his view that a single, Unitary Authority is the best way forward.

Message from the Mayor #8 - Wincanton Post Office

Wed 1 Jul '20, 15:26
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #8 - Wincanton Post Office

During lockdown, Wincanton’s Post Office has remained a beacon of normality, hugely appreciated by the Town. Postmaster Nigel MacCormack describes his experience and expresses gratitude to those who have made it possible.

Message from the Mayor #7 - The Nog Inn

Wed 24 Jun '20, 20:01
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #7 - The Nog Inn

Will and Amy of The Nog Inn have adapted their business model to meet requests from customers, and they’re looking to the future in our beautiful town. Read on to find out what they've been getting up to during lockdown.

Message from the Mayor #6 - Wincanton SEED Market & Knitwits!

Fri 19 Jun '20, 16:17
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #6 - Wincanton SEED Market & Knitwits!

With lockdown restrictions being relaxed, Wincanton SEED Market is making its return, and if you’ve noticed all the colourful, uplifting knitted flowers and figures all over town, you might be curious to know where they came from.

Message from the Mayor #5 - Wincanton Community Hospital

Fri 12 Jun '20, 15:39
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #5 - Wincanton Community Hospital

This week, the Mayor celebrates the staff and community of Wincanton Community Hospital, who have contributed this message to tell us what life has been like for the patients and staff during lockdown.

Message from the Mayor #4 - Wincanton Town Hall offer

Fri 5 Jun '20, 17:23
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #4 - Wincanton Town Hall offer

On March 23rd, the Town Hall went live with the third of Wincanton's offers of support. The Town Council food parcels offer was developed to provide for those who, due to unforeseen circumstances, required a donation of food.

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.

Message from the Mayor #1

Thu 14 May '20, 21:27
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #1

Mayor of Wincanton, Councillor Shelbourn-Barrow, has decided to share a weekly message of positivity relating to the effort going on in the Town to support the vulnerable and isolating. This is the first. Look out for weekly updates!

Wincanton Primary School pupils visit the Town Hall

Tue 31 Mar '20, 20:21
By Susan Shelbourn-Barrow
Wincanton Primary School pupils visit the Town Hall

Wincanton Primary School pupils visited the Town Hall on the 26th February, to hear about the role their Town Council plays for residents and, most importantly, for the children of our town. They even made a few suggestions of their own!

A vacancy on, a farewell from and a welcome to Wincanton Town Council

Mon 24 Feb '20, 17:13
By Susan Shelbourn-Barrow
A vacancy on, a farewell from and a welcome to Wincanton Town Council

Wincanton Town Council recently filled a vacancy, welcoming Councillor Tom Power, but as that was happening, a second vacancy came about as a result of the unrelated resignation of Councillor Mark Cook. Application forms are available now!

Sell Churchfields car park? We think not!

Mon 17 Feb '20, 15:59
By John Baxter
Sell Churchfields car park? We think not!

Many town centre residents received a leaflet with the headline, "SSDC PLANS TO SELL OFF CHURCHFIELD CARPARK". Such an idea struck me as barking mad so along with about forty others I turned up at the SSDC meeting on 12th February to object.

Work has begun on Wincanton's new skate park!

Wed 12 Feb '20, 20:21
By Dave Smith
Work has begun on Wincanton's new skate park!

Wincanton's beloved skate park has just been demolished, in preparation for the construction of a brand new one! Things are shaping up for an exciting launch this summer, so watch this space for further information!

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!

Wincanton Town Council has a vacancy - will you stand?

Fri 13 Dec '19, 20:49
By Sam Atherton
Wincanton Town Council has a vacancy - will you stand?

A casual vacancy has arisen on Wincanton Town Council due to resignation. Since no electors have called for an election, the Council will fill this vacancy by co-option at its meeting Monday 27th January 2020. Contact the Clerk for an application form.

Wincanton has voted to keep free parking [at point of use]

Mon 4 Nov '19, 20:41
By Dave Smith
Wincanton has voted to keep free parking [at point of use]

Wincanton's car parks will remain free at the point of use after the Town Council voted overwhelmingly to honour the result of the town-wide survey it undertook during the week leading up to the 18th October.

Wincanton car parking survey closes on Friday 18th

Wed 16 Oct '19, 21:59
By Dave Smith
Wincanton car parking survey closes on Friday 18th

Wincanton Town Council has delivered a survey to every eligible residence in the town. Should we agree to pay more Council Tax to cover the cost of parking for everyone, or should we let SSDC install parking meters so those who use them will cover the cost?

Wincanton Town Council's response to SSDC's car parking proposal

Wed 28 Aug '19, 20:28
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council's response to SSDC's car parking proposal

Here is Wincanton Town Council's formal response to South Somerset District Council's car parking charges proposal published recently in the Western Gazette and Blackmore Vale Magazine, followed by a list of the reductions in services made by the Town Council in order to pay for the compensation scheme.

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.

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