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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.

Dancing Lane Developments & the Impact on Wincanton Community Hospital

Sat 11 Jul '15, 18:45
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, 12:53
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, 15:53
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, 12:51
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, 18:22
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, 17:23
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.

Wincanton Cale Park Play Area – Show Your Support!

Wed 29 Apr '15, 13:43
By Louise Treacher
Wincanton Cale Park Play Area – Show Your Support!

Proposals for the regeneration of Cale Park will take a step forward in the next few months with the submission of a major funding application to help upgrade and improve the children’s play area. Your support will help the application to succeed.

Dancing Lane Development Appeal

Mon 20 Apr '15, 20:25
By Nick Colbert
Dancing Lane Development Appeal

Some would tell me I should have spent the last two days canvassing, but I spent both days at the developer’s appeal to overturn our decision to refuse planning permission on the farmland behind Dancing Lane.

Join Wincanton Town Team for the Great Spring Clean

Thu 9 Apr '15, 12:40
By Fanny Charles
Join Wincanton Town Team for the Great Spring Clean

Wincanton Town Team is organising a Spring Clean Wincanton weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, 23rd and 24th May and they want involve as many people as possible. Put some love back into our lovely High Street!

Business Views Sought for Neighbourhood Plan DEADLINE EXTENDED

Wed 18 Mar '15, 14:06
By Matt Day
Business Views Sought for Neighbourhood Plan <small style='color: blue;'>DEADLINE EXTENDED</small>

The Wincanton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is appealing to the local business community for help to ensure that their aspirations for growth, and future requirement for premises, are taken into account when the plan is drafted.

Report is a Massive Help to Prevent Unwanted Development in Wincanton

Sun 15 Mar '15, 15:57
By Nick Colbert
Report is a Massive Help to Prevent Unwanted Development in Wincanton

As a District Councillor, I am delighted to have managed to influence the Local Plan in regard to large scale housing in Wincanton. My views, put to inspector David Hoggard, have been reflected in his recent report about future development.

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