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Wincanton's skate park is getting an upgrade!

Mon 8 Apr '19, 13:29
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!

Wincanton's trees took a battering in the recent high winds

Sat 16 Mar '19, 21:52
By John Smith
Wincanton's trees took a battering in the recent high winds

The recent windy weather has brought down two notably large trees in Wincanton. One fell at Wincanton Community Hospital, blocking the car park entrance, and another in the cemetery grounds of Wincanton Parish Church.

Wincanton pupils helped plant new trees at Cale Park

Sat 26 Jan '19, 12:00
By Dave Smith
Wincanton pupils helped plant new trees at Cale Park

On Thursday 24th January 2019, children from Wincanton Primary School, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School and King Arthur’s School joined Wincanton Town Council to help plant 14 new trees at the Cale Park recreation ground.

ICE WARNING: no grit for Wincanton High Street?

Wed 23 Jan '19, 18:05
By John Smith
ICE WARNING: no grit for Wincanton High Street?

Last night’s hard frost left roads throughout the town more akin to ice rinks. Frosty weather is to be expected during winter months, but don't assume all Wincanton's main roads will be gritted. Drive safe tomorrow.

Stonewater just launched a new rent-to-buy scheme in Wincanton

Wed 16 Jan '19, 18:06
By Yerin Seo
Stonewater just launched a new rent-to-buy scheme in Wincanton

Stonewater, a leading social housing provider, launched its first rent-to-buy scheme on 11th January 2019. The development featuring affordable homes for local people taking advantage of Rent to Buy is nearing completion at Balsam Park in Wincanton.

Wincanton Town Centre Strategy draft is now available for public consultation

Tue 15 Jan '19, 18:37
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Centre Strategy draft is now available for public consultation

SSDC's draft plan to regenerate Wincanton's town centre has been made available for public consultation. You can check it out here, or see it in person and ask questions at Wincanton Memorial Hall this Friday and Saturday, 18th-19th Janurary.

Wincanton's Cale Park now has a measured 1km running route

Mon 3 Dec '18, 19:18
By Dave Smith
Wincanton's Cale Park now has a measured 1km running route

A 1km route has been mapped out which you can walk, jog or run, and it's also suitable for wheelchairs and buggys. There are directional stickers on posts along the route, and a map sign at the start point.

Travis Perkins paints the town white - then cleans it up

Mon 29 Oct '18, 16:50
By John Smith
Travis Perkins paints the town white - then cleans it up

On Wednesday 24th October, a lorry delivering to the Wincanton branch of Travis Perkins left a trail of white emulsion paint all around the town, starting on the Dyke's Way roundabout opposite the A303 junction.

Wincanton mum’s delight as part-exchange scheme opens door to dream house swap

Tue 21 Aug '18, 07:02
By Chris Campbell
Wincanton mum’s delight as part-exchange scheme opens door to dream house swap

A Wincanton family of five has used a part-exchange scheme from Bovis Homes to move to one of the new-builds off West Hill, so that their children can finally all have their own bedrooms.

Common Road is to be resurfaced at last!

Wed 14 Mar '18, 21:56
By John Smith
Common Road is to be resurfaced at last!

Rejoice! At long last, Somerset Highways has announced their plans to resurface Common Road. Perhaps Wincanton Museum would be interested to preserve some of the road's original surface.

Wincanton's two-hour weekend blackout

Tue 21 Nov '17, 23:07
By John Smith
Wincanton's two-hour weekend blackout

On Saturday night, Wincanton experienced a two-hour power cut. 738 households were denied their Strictly fix while engineers worked to replace a faulty cable box.

One of Wincanton's eyesores is finally being demolished!

Thu 16 Nov '17, 12:15
By John Smith
One of Wincanton's eyesores is finally being demolished!

People in Wincanton are smiling this week with the news that the derelict house adjacent to The Wagtail on the Wincanton Gateway retail park is finally being demolished.

Renovation of the Cale Park shelter has finally begun

Wed 15 Nov '17, 21:45
By Dave Smith
Renovation of the Cale Park shelter has finally begun

Cale Park has seen a lot of action in the last 18 months, including the opening of the new play area and footbridge. But one major eyesore still blotted the landscape. Until now.

How do you feel about solar farm development in your area?

Tue 1 Aug '17, 17:47
By Caitlin Hafferty
How do you feel about solar farm development in your area?

Cardiff University student, Caitlin Hafferty, is currently conducting a study into the impact of solar farms on local communities in Somerset. Take a short survey to have your say on the solar farms that have popped up in the Wincanton area.

Shiny new picnic benches for Cale Park play area

Wed 26 Jul '17, 18:29
By Dave Smith
Shiny new picnic benches for Cale Park play area

The recently refurbished play area at Cale Park now has two shiny new picnic benches. They are adjacent, and both overlook the sandpit and swings where the littlest people are likely to spend most of their time.

At last, there's waterworks at Cale Park

Wed 12 Jul '17, 21:32
By Dave Smith
At last, there's waterworks at Cale Park

At long last the public toilet at Cale Park has re-opened, and there's a brand new drinking water fountain in the play area! Since the play area has received a huge upgrade it has been so popular the Town Council has prioritised getting the amenities up and running.

Major water improvement works at Rick Hayes

Wed 28 Jun '17, 14:43
By John Smith
Major water improvement works at Rick Hayes

Wessex Water is currently conducting major water improvement works in the Rick Hayes residential estate in Wincanton. Work began on 1st May 2017 and is scheduled to take up to 29 weeks to complete.

Residents gather to voice concern over revised Windmill Hill development plan [UPDATED]

Tue 9 May '17, 07:05
By Fanny Charles
Residents gather to voice concern over revised Windmill Hill development plan <small style='color: blue'>[UPDATED]</small>

Residents of Bayford and Penn View are opposing new plans to develop farmland off Bayford Hill. They voiced their concerns at a meeting in Bayford on Friday 6th May. Public consultation closes on 15th May and South Somerset planners are expected to consider the application in July.

BBC Somerset radio broadcast from Cale Park last Sunday

Sat 6 May '17, 08:25
By Dave Smith
BBC Somerset radio broadcast from Cale Park last Sunday

Last Sunday, 30th April, the BBC Somerset radio programme Clueless with Richard Lewis featured Cale Park, broadcast in part from the old bridge near the car park. Wincanton Town Clerk and members of C.A.T.C.H. were interviewed about the new play park and the work the team does to help the river.

£170 million plan to dual A303 from Sparkford to Ilchester

Wed 8 Mar '17, 18:32
By Fanny Charles
£170 million plan to dual A303 from Sparkford to Ilchester

There could be an end in sight to the notorious congestion at the Sparkford roundabout on the A303 if Highways England plans for a new dual carriageway from Sparkford to Ilchester get the go-ahead.

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