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Wincanton Town Council Submits Annual Precept for 2016/17

Wed 24 Feb '16, 17:41
By John Smith
Wincanton Town Council Submits Annual Precept for 2016/17

As the Town Council submits its 2016/17 precept to District Council, we explain how the local parish is funded, and provide details of two major projects to which the Town Council is hoping to allocate funding for the next financial year.

SSDC Approves Local Grants

Mon 1 Feb '16, 21:20
By SSDC
SSDC Approves Local Grants

South Somerset District Council has recently approved almost £300k of local community grants, including a significant contribution to Wincanton Town Council's Cale Park refurbishment.

Wincanton Town Council Seeks to Fill Two Vacancies

Thu 7 Jan '16, 18:49
By John Smith
Wincanton Town Council Seeks to Fill Two Vacancies

Because of recent resignations Wincanton Town Council is now in the process of searching for two new councillors to fill the vacancies. There’s still time to apply to become a councillor via the co-option system.

District Councillor Proposes a Motion to Help Local Families Stay Together

Thu 17 Dec '15, 19:23
By Nick Colbert
District Councillor Proposes a Motion to Help Local Families Stay Together

District Councillor Nick Colbert puts forward a motion to help families get more recognition for their local connections so they stand a better chance of being housed in the town, getting vital support from family and friends.

Mayor Resigns Amidst “Lack of Support”

Thu 3 Dec '15, 13:55
By John Smith
Mayor Resigns Amidst “Lack of Support”

A recent meeting of Wincanton Town Council was brought to an abrupt halt when Chairman Colin Winder handed his Mayoral Chain of Office to the Town Clerk and left the chamber. He later tendered his resignation.

Council Outrage at Dancing Lane Appeal Success

Mon 13 Jul '15, 11:46
By John Smith
Council Outrage at Dancing Lane Appeal Success

With the Verrington development appeal only a few days away, the town is in shock after a decision made by the Planning Inspectorate Chairman to allow the construction of 25 more houses on land west of Dancing Lane.

Health Centre Management Will Attend Monday's Town Council Meeting

Thu 18 Jun '15, 12:19
By John Smith
Health Centre Management Will Attend Monday's Town Council Meeting

Following concerns over the quality of local health services, representatives of Wincanton Health Centre will be present for 30 minutes prior to the start of the next Wincanton Town Council meeting, on Monday 22nd June, to discuss these concerns with Councillors.

Election Day 2015 Results

Fri 8 May '15, 20:13
By John Smith
Election Day 2015 Results

A full round up of local General Election results at Town, District and Parliamentary levels, plus a summary of a fascinating day in national politics. At the Memorial Hall voters arrived steadily throughout the day, right up to 10.00pm.

Helen Smith - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

Wed 6 May '15, 14:14
By Helen Smith
Helen Smith - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

A resident of Wincanton for 25 years, I am the owner of ImageCakes; I have been a magistrate for 16 years; I chair the Blackmore Vale Businesses (BVB) group. I feel passionately about our town. It is my strong belief that many small steps can be taken to return this town to one we can once again all be proud of.

Mark Cook - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

Mon 4 May '15, 20:19
By Mark Cook
Mark Cook - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

I have lived locally all of my life, 15 years of which have been spent in Wincanton. I attended both Wincanton Primary School and King Arthurs Community School. I have served on Wincanton Town Council for two years. I believe that I bring a younger person’s common sense view to the council.

Howard Ellard - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

Mon 4 May '15, 17:07
By Howard Ellard
Howard Ellard - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

I have been a Town Councillor since I was co-opted last September. I put myself forward as I felt it was time to give something back to the community. I would be privileged to be elected Town Councillor for another term.

Wincanton Gets a 2015 Town Council Election

Thu 16 Apr '15, 15:49
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Gets a 2015 Town Council Election

With the registration deadline now passed, it has been announced that there are enough candidates for a full Wincanton Town Council election. Here’s the final list, with a little bit of history thrown in.

Wincanton Trader & UKIP Candidate Mark Vallance Stands for Election

Tue 14 Apr '15, 12:56
By Mark Vallance
Wincanton Trader & UKIP Candidate Mark Vallance Stands for Election

Views from UKIP candidate Mark Vallance, who is standing for South Somerset District Council in the forthcoming elections.

I Might Run for Town Councillor. Who’s With Me?

Mon 30 Mar '15, 17:30
By Dave Smith
I Might Run for Town Councillor. Who’s With Me?

I’m seriously considering running for Town Councillor this year. But it’s a little daunting and I’d feel better if other people stepped up with me so I’m not the only new guy. There's only ten days left for applications, though...

Wincanton's Parliamentary, District and Town Council Hustings

Mon 23 Mar '15, 18:19
By John Smith
Wincanton's Parliamentary, District and Town Council Hustings

Wincanton Chamber of Commerce is organising two election hustings in April to help you decide who to vote for. You are invited to submit questions for the candidates.

Town Council Surgeries & Election Hustings in Wincanton

Mon 9 Feb '15, 11:37
By John Smith
Town Council Surgeries & Election Hustings in Wincanton

Saturday Surgeries, started by Wincanton Town Council last autumn, have now begun a new series of Surgeries for 2015 to hear residents’ views. Additionally, prospective candidates for both Town and District Councils will attend a Hustings in April.

Town Council Calls Extraordinary Meeting over SSDC Planning Decision

Wed 21 Jan '15, 21:37
By John Smith
Town Council Calls Extraordinary Meeting over SSDC Planning Decision

Wincanton Town Council called an extraordinary meeting to discuss the SSDC decision to allow temporary access over the Memorial Car Park to the rear of The Dolphin Hotel.

Wincanton 'People Power' Shuts Down Dancing Lane Building Plans

Wed 7 Jan '15, 14:23
By John Smith
Wincanton 'People Power' Shuts Down Dancing Lane Building Plans

A District Council Area East meeting on Wednesday 10th December 2014, to include a planning application for new homes near Dancing Lane, was attended at Churchfields by local residents and "Wincanton in Crisis" protesters.

Your Town Council Wants to Talk to You!

Fri 14 Nov '14, 19:26
By John Smith
Your Town Council Wants to Talk to You!

Wincanton Town Council has set up a regular surgery to give you an easy way to talk to them and share your views about Wincanton. This is your chance to submit suggestions about how you want to see your community develop.

Town Council Grants - Applications for 2015 Now Available

Mon 20 Oct '14, 12:29
By John Smith
Town Council Grants - Applications for 2015 Now Available

Every year the Town Council accepts applications for grant funding from local charities and voluntary organisations. They are now looking for applications for the 2015 awards.

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