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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.

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.

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.

Come and see the design for Wincanton's new skate park

Wed 19 Jun '19, 19:34
By Dave Smith
Come and see the design for Wincanton's new skate park

Wincanton Town Council has arranged a follow-up consultation event in the Town Hall on Monday 24th June to make the design for a replacement skate park available for feedback. A member of the design team will be available to discuss ideas and feedback.

Wincanton Town Council election results 2019

Fri 3 May '19, 19:37
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council election results 2019

Wincanton's local election results are now in, for both town and district councils. Congratulations to all those elected, and a little extra for Phil Rodgers who wins the right to smugness for the next four years.

Wincanton Town Council election candidates 2019

Thu 18 Apr '19, 10:41
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council election candidates 2019

2nd May is polling day for local council elections. Pop in to Wincanton Memorial Hall between 7am and 10pm to vote for your preferred town and district council candidates. Here's a list of the candidates for Wincanton Town Council.

Wincanton's skate park is getting an upgrade!

Mon 8 Apr '19, 14:29
By Dave Smith
Wincanton's skate park is getting an upgrade!

Wincanton Town Council is in the early stages of replacing the existing skate park at the Recreation Ground. Come to a consultation event in the Town Hall this Wednesday 10th April, to check out the plans and tell them what you think!

Savour the Flavour in Wincanton

Fri 22 Mar '19, 23:18
By Dave Smith
Savour the Flavour in Wincanton

On Saturday 30th March 2019, Wincanton will be host to Savour the Flavour, a one-day, town-wide celebration of the highest quality produce, producers and artisan food retailers from South Somerset and the surrounding areas.

Wincanton Chamber invites businesses and orgs to Town Centre Strategy talk tonight

Wed 13 Mar '19, 14:01
By Wincanton Chamber
Wincanton Chamber invites businesses and orgs to Town Centre Strategy talk tonight

This month's Chamber talk is on SSDC's Town Centre Strategy. Pam Williams, Economy Specialist at the SSDC, will be talking us though the proposals currently in public consultation. This meeting is open to all businesses and organisations, not just members.

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