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Travis Perkins paints the town white - then cleans it up

Mon 29 Oct 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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

Wed 22 Nov 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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.

Bayford's new Village Hall opens Saturday 10th

Thu 1 Dec 2016
By Marilyn Miland
Bayford's new Village Hall opens Saturday 10th

The opening of the newly named Bayford Village Hall will take place on Saturday 10th December. Since the purchase of the hall in April 2016 it has been repaired and converted into a safe and accessible community facility, at a total cost of £96,000.

Public Consultation on Wincanton’s Draft Neighbourhood Plan Has Begun

Wed 9 Nov 2016
By Matt Day
Public Consultation on Wincanton’s Draft Neighbourhood Plan Has Begun

The Wincanton Neighbourhood Plan has reached a milestone, and a public consultation has begun. This is an opportunity for local people to view the Draft Plan and give their comments. The Plan will influence the future of the town.

Bonhams Auctioneers to Hold Charity Valuation Day for Bayford Chapel

Sat 1 Oct 2016
By Marilyn Miland
Bonhams Auctioneers to Hold Charity Valuation Day for Bayford Chapel

To help finance the building and conversion work on Bayford Chapel, Bonhams the international auctioneers will beholding a charity valuation day in Wincanton Memorial Hall on 12th October between 10.00am and 3.00pm.

Heritage Open Day Saturday 10th September in Parish Church

Tue 6 Sep 2016
By Diana McEwen
Heritage Open Day Saturday 10th September in Parish Church

It's part of a nationwide event to promote heritage sites and buildings. Wincanton has many interesting stories and historical events to choose from. This year we are linking our first Open Day to the new town Heritage Trail, launched late December, 2015.

Open Garden at Pen Mill Farm

Tue 6 Sep 2016
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 2016
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 2016
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.

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