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Open Garden at Pen Mill Farm

Tue 6 Sep '16, 20:35
By Fanny Charles
Open Garden at Pen Mill Farm

Lovers of unusual trees, shrubs and plants should make a date to visit a beautiful garden at Penselwood which is open for National Gardens Scheme on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.

Opening Ceremony for New Cale Park Play Area and Footbridge on 25th August

Thu 18 Aug '16, 16:59
By John Smith
Opening Ceremony for New Cale Park Play Area and Footbridge on 25th August

The new Cale Park play area has been open to the public since the beginning of the month, but the official opening ceremony for both the park and the new footbridge will be on Thursday 25th August, to coincide with the second of two Play Days organised by South Somerset District Council this summer.

Local Businesses Support Cale Park Play Area

Thu 28 Jul '16, 12:18
By Louise Treacher
Local Businesses Support Cale Park Play Area

The Friends of Cale Park are delighted to have received two donations from local businesses to help towards the final costs for the Play Area project at Cale Park.

Myakka is on a Mission to Help the Local Community

Sat 16 Jul '16, 07:43
By Andrea Cowan
Myakka is on a Mission to Help the Local Community

The Myakka Grass Root Fund has been set up to help the Somerset Community Foundation promote and support vibrant, inclusive communities within South Somerset. Bayford Chapel is the most recent project to benefit.

Community Raises Funds for Major Bayford Chapel Renovation

Thu 14 Jul '16, 16:24
By John Smith
Community Raises Funds for Major Bayford Chapel Renovation

Residents of Bayford have formed a charity to purchase and renovate Bayford Chapel to ensure that the building continues as an important focal point in the village. Fundraising is underway to raise £32,000 from local donations.

Development of Waypoints Dementia Care Home Delayed Again

Fri 8 Jul '16, 07:33
By John Smith
Development of Waypoints Dementia Care Home Delayed Again

After poor weather conditions hindered building of a new dementia care home in Wincanton earlier this year, a lack of available contractors is quoted as the reason for delaying further work until 2017.

Major Roadworks on A371 in July – Diversions Planned

Fri 1 Jul '16, 16:06
By John Smith
Major Roadworks on A371 in July – Diversions Planned

Between 4th July and 15th July road users in Wincanton, Bruton, and Castle Cary will yet again be subject to a major road closure to allow resurfacing of a section of the A371 road between Bratton Seymour and Cary Hill.

Wincanton Areas Visited by Neighbourhood Plan Group

Wed 25 May '16, 21:30
By Matt Day
Wincanton Areas Visited by Neighbourhood Plan Group

On Friday 12th February a group of participants in the development of Wincanton's Neighbourhood Plan visited a number of areas around the town. The process, called a Placecheck, is a facilitated series of short visits to areas of land which could be used for housing and/or employment in future.

Cale Park Play Area is Closing for Refurbishment!

Thu 5 May '16, 10:28
By Dave Smith
Cale Park Play Area is Closing for Refurbishment!

At long last work is about to begin to upgrade the Cale Park play area. Starting with the brand new footbridge and finishing with a full set of all-new play equipment, the exciting work requires the play park and associated car park be temporarily closed to the public.

Cale Park Bridge Naming Competition!

Fri 8 Apr '16, 11:36
By Steve Lee
Cale Park Bridge Naming Competition!

With funding in place, the first phase of the Wincanton park’s regeneration project is about to start, including a new footbridge over the River Cale to give additional access to the play area. Can you help us name the new bridge?

Come and See What's Happening to Cale Park This Year!

Tue 5 Apr '16, 14:07
By Dave Smith
Come and See What's Happening to Cale Park This Year!

Come to the David Sharp Centre between 3:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday 8th April to see a public exhibition of the first phase of a major refurbishment of Cale Park, this time focusing on the play equipment and a brand new footbridge!

Weather Delays Construction of Waypoints Dementia Care Home

Sat 20 Feb '16, 09:11
By John Smith
Weather Delays Construction of Waypoints Dementia Care Home

Development of a new 69 bed dementia care home in Wincanton has been mothballed until further notice, with construction work grinding to a halt owing to wet weather. It’s likely work will recommence in late spring, when the weather improves.

Snape Cottage Garden in Bourton to Close

Sun 10 Jan '16, 17:03
By Angela and Ian Whinfield
Snape Cottage Garden in Bourton to Close

One of Dorset's best-loved gardens, Snape Cottage in Bourton, is to close after 26 years of opening in aid of the National Gardens Scheme. Owners Angela and Ian Whinfield plan to create a more manageable garden in a smaller property.

Christmas Eve Celebrations End in Flames at The Bear Inn

Tue 29 Dec '15, 21:30
By John Smith
Christmas Eve Celebrations End in Flames at The Bear Inn

On Christmas Eve at around 8.00pm Christmas celebrations at The Bear Hotel, Wincanton, were brought to a halt when a fire broke out in the chimney breast on the top floor. Staff discovered the fire and called the emergency services.

Walk The New Town Heritage Trail This Christmas!

Sat 12 Dec '15, 22:47
By Diana McEwen
Walk The New Town Heritage Trail This Christmas!

This is a fun activity for all the family to do over Christmas. You will discover some fascinating facts about Wincanton that you never knew before and all in the space of an hour!

Christmas Clean-Up – Volunteers Assemble!

Wed 2 Dec '15, 22:09
By John Smith
Christmas Clean-Up – Volunteers Assemble!

In partnership with Wincanton Town Team and SSDC’s Street Scene, volunteers for a pre-Christmas town clean-up will gather together this Saturday. If you can help, there could be a cup of tea and cake thrown in at Divine Wines!

South Street Road Closure – Monday 26th October

Sat 24 Oct '15, 22:45
By John Smith
South Street Road Closure – Monday 26th October

On Monday 26th October Somerset County Highways will be closing South Street for one day to allow works to be carried out on the pedestrian crossing between the Balsam Fields junction and Wincanton Primary School.

Community Peace Garden Official Opening Saturday 8th August

Wed 5 Aug '15, 21:48
By David Winter
Community Peace Garden Official Opening Saturday 8th August

The opening of the Community Peace Garden, between the High Street and The Balsam Centre, on Saturday 8th August completes the restoration of the site owned by The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Bruton Road Works – Don’t Be Confused by the Signs in Wincanton!

Thu 23 Jul '15, 07:23
By John Smith
Bruton Road Works – Don’t Be Confused by the Signs in Wincanton!

Don’t be confused by road closure signs in Wincanton that actually refer to resurfacing works shortly being carried out in Bruton. Silver Street in Wincanton is NOT closed!

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.

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