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3-2-1km Run Route at Wincanton Sports Ground

Mon 8 Sep 2014
By Jade Hansford
3-2-1km Run Route at Wincanton Sports Ground

Wincanton Sports Ground has recently created a 3-2-1 km run route around its grounds. The 3-2-1km run, which is a Run England project, allows you to track and measure your run, jog or walk when it best suits you.

Wincanton Opticians Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Fri 30 May 2014
By Dorothy Chandler
Wincanton Opticians Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Award winning local Optometrist Sarah Gibson is celebrating ten years in business in Wincanton on Tuesday 3rd June. To mark the occasion, Sarah and her practice team will be raising funds to sponsor a Guide Dog puppy.

Holbrook – More Than Your Average Fitness Club

Fri 9 May 2014
By Colin Walker
Holbrook – More Than Your Average Fitness Club

Come along to Holbrook Health Club's free open weekend between 23rd and 26th May to try out our facilities for free and take advantage of various special membership offers.

Free Talk About Strokes at Brue Valley Rotary Club

Sat 26 Apr 2014
By Andrew de Mora
Free Talk About Strokes at Brue Valley Rotary Club

Brue Valley Rotary is hosting a free evening event to talk about strokes on Thursday 8th May. We have a specialist stroke nurse who will give the talk followed by blood pressure monitoring and individual discussions.

Learn About Hidden Sugars with Wincanton Smile Centre

Fri 18 Apr 2014
By Lorraine Ledbury
Learn About Hidden Sugars with Wincanton Smile Centre

Just in time for the Easter period, the Wincanton Smile Centre has launched a campaign highlighting the hidden sugars in our everyday food items. Pop in for fun, food-related puzzles and games for kids and also goody bags.

Saying it with Flowers – Carers' 'Champions' Garden Centre Information Day

Thu 20 Mar 2014
By Paul Courtney
Saying it with Flowers – Carers' 'Champions' Garden Centre Information Day

South Somerset Carers' Champions came together at Otter Nurseries Garden Centre, Wincanton on Thursday 13th March to hold a special Carers' Information Day.

Wincanton Parkinson’s Group Celebrates Milestone

Thu 27 Feb 2014
By Stephen Beech
Wincanton Parkinson’s Group Celebrates Milestone

After just three years, having grown to a membership of over 80, we will be changing from a Support Group to a Full Branch of Parkinson's Disease Society of Great Britain.

Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital Win Service in the Community Award

Wed 12 Feb 2014
By Gill D'Arcy
Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital Win Service in the Community Award

The Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital have reason to be proud, having won a prestigious award for service in the community in December 2013, the first such award to be presented by the Mayor.

Shrinking Violet Body Wrap at The Studio

Mon 10 Feb 2014
By Dawn Old
Shrinking Violet Body Wrap at The Studio

At The Studio in Wincanton, both Dawn and Georgina are qualified to offer Shrinking Violet, the body wrap treatment from Tibby Olivier that is unlike any other!

Minor Injury Service Moves to Wincanton Health Centre

Mon 13 Jan 2014
By South Somerset Healthcare Federation
Minor Injury Service Moves to Wincanton Health Centre

A new Minor Injury service is being provided by Wincanton Health Centre, replacing the service at Wincanton Community Hospital. The centre will have slightly longer opening hours and will benefit from additional back-up from the practice's family doctors when necessary.

Divine Wines Raffles Well Travelled Beaujolais for Wincanton Community Hospital

Sat 21 Dec 2013
By John Smith
Divine Wines Raffles Well Travelled Beaujolais for Wincanton Community Hospital

After its unique journey from France in a classic Mini Cooper, a rather special bottle of Beaujolais finally made its way to a happy owner on 14th December, when it was drawn in a charity raffle at Divine Wines in Wincanton.

Staff and Customers of The Studio Support the Poppy Appeal

Thu 12 Dec 2013
By Dawn Old
Staff and Customers of The Studio Support the Poppy Appeal

Congratulations to the staff and customers of The Studio, one in particular, who have raised a considerable sum for this year's British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Glaucoma and the Pill – Should I Be Worried?

Thu 12 Dec 2013
By Sarah Gibson
Glaucoma and the Pill – Should I Be Worried?

Were you worried by the recent article in the national newspapers about an increased risk of glaucoma if you have taken the contraceptive pill? Well don't panic just yet! Read on for a less sensationalist and more common sense approach...

The Beaujolais is Back!

Fri 6 Dec 2013
By John Baxter
The Beaujolais is Back!

The first bottle of 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived in Wincanton from France in the boot of Stephen's classic 1966 Mini Cooper "Nicole". The wine will now be raffled by Divine Wines to raise money for Wincanton Community Hospital.

A Jolly Beaujolais for Wincanton's Hospital

Sat 16 Nov 2013
By John Baxter
A Jolly Beaujolais for Wincanton's Hospital

Gazette journalist Stephen Davy-Osborne with co-driver Bryan Scant will soon set off on a daring 1,700 mile round trip to France to collect a bottle of this year's harvest of Beaujolais Nouveau to be raffled for Wincanton Hospital.

Get Over It! Theatre Performance Explores Mental Health

Wed 13 Nov 2013
By Delphine Jones
Get Over It! Theatre Performance Explores Mental Health

Take Art launches a theatre tour exploring the everyday stigma and prejudice surrounding mental health. This interactive performance and workshop takes place at The Balsam Centre on Wednesday 27th November.

A Wonderful Garden Party for Wincanton Community Hospital

Tue 29 Oct 2013
By Gill D'Arcy
A Wonderful Garden Party for Wincanton Community Hospital

Even the rain did not dampen the evening of the Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital Garden Party. And what a wonderful evening it turned out to be.

Garden Party in Support of Wincanton Community Hospital

Tue 3 Sep 2013
By Richard D'Arcy
Garden Party in Support of Wincanton Community Hospital

A Garden Party is being held by the Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital on Friday 13th September at the Otter Garden Centre as part of their continual fundraising programme.

Would You Like to Train as a Volunteer Tai Chi Instructor?

Wed 7 Aug 2013
By Paul Hodge
Would You Like to Train as a Volunteer Tai Chi Instructor?

Tai Chi for Health is looking to train a volunteer for a Wincanton Tai Chi class. The training is free (worth about £1000). The charity currently has over 30 volunteer instructors and teaches around 400 people.

Wincanton Community Hospital Summer Fete

Tue 9 Jul 2013
By Gill D'Arcy
Wincanton Community Hospital Summer Fete

The work of the Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital has brought many improvements to hospital buildings, medical equipment and the comfort of patients. Join them on Saturday 13th July for their Summer fete and help to raise more money for the good of the hospital.

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