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Major Roadworks on A371 in July – Diversions Planned

Fri 1 Jul '16, 17:06
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, 22:30
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, 11:28
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, 12:36
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, 15:07
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, 23:45
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, 22:48
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, 08:23
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, 12:46
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.

Dancing Lane Developments & the Impact on Wincanton Community Hospital

Sat 11 Jul '15, 19:45
By John Smith
Dancing Lane Developments & the Impact on Wincanton Community Hospital

Appeal has followed appeal, and still the future of the site at Dancing Lane adjacent to Wincanton Community Hospital is undecided. The latest appeal will take place on Tuesday 14th July in SSDC offices in Wincanton, and will be open to the public.

The Big Scoop

Sat 13 Jun '15, 13:53
By John Smith
The Big Scoop

Here’s an opportunity for a national campaign to make a big difference at a local level. The topic of dog mess is a sensitive one, but owners can all become ‘Scooperheroes’ with very little effort.

Wincanton is Fast-Tracked for Fibre Optic Broadband

Fri 12 Jun '15, 16:53
By John Smith
Wincanton is Fast-Tracked for Fibre Optic Broadband

Somerset County Council confirms that Wincanton is being fast-tracked for the installation of fibre optic broadband cables. Work crews have already begun preliminary tasks, and work may be complete in as little as three months if all goes well.

Two Neighbourhood Plan Events in June

Tue 26 May '15, 13:51
By Matt Day
Two Neighbourhood Plan Events in June

Two events in June give the public and the business community opportunities to participate in forming our Neighbourhood Plan, which will influence how our town will develop in future.

Join Wincanton's Spring Clean-Up This Weekend!

Fri 22 May '15, 19:22
By John Smith
Join Wincanton's Spring Clean-Up This Weekend!

After many months of discussions and planning by the Town Team, the BIG CLEAN weekend has finally arrived. Join the team on Saturday and Sunday, 10.00am - 4.00pm, and help clean up Wincanton! HQ will be the Memorial Hall.

The Sowing of Cale Park’s Memorial Meadow VIDEO

Mon 4 May '15, 18:23
By Dave Smith
The Sowing of Cale Park’s Memorial Meadow <small style='color: red;'>VIDEO</small>

On Saturday 25th April 2015 volunteers, including members of C.A.T.C.H. working with the Recreation Ground Working Group as well as other members of the public, worked tirelessly to prepare the soil and sow the seed for a new wild flower meadow near the play area.

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