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The Doorstep Delivery Service just launched on Wincanton High Street

Thu 3 Sep '20, 22:10
By Carolyn Hopkins
The Doorstep Delivery Service just launched on Wincanton High Street

A way to help our local, independent shops sell their produce online and deliver, Wincanton is the first high street to join the DDS, where we're working with Coles Yard, Number 16 and The Lovington Bakery.

Message from the Mayor #8 - Wincanton Post Office

Wed 1 Jul '20, 15:26
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #8 - Wincanton Post Office

During lockdown, Wincanton’s Post Office has remained a beacon of normality, hugely appreciated by the Town. Postmaster Nigel MacCormack describes his experience and expresses gratitude to those who have made it possible.

Message from the Mayor #6 - Wincanton SEED Market & Knitwits!

Fri 19 Jun '20, 16:17
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #6 - Wincanton SEED Market & Knitwits!

With lockdown restrictions being relaxed, Wincanton SEED Market is making its return, and if you’ve noticed all the colourful, uplifting knitted flowers and figures all over town, you might be curious to know where they came from.

Wincanton SEED Market is back!

Thu 11 Jun '20, 16:43
By Samantha Stocker-Harding
Wincanton SEED Market is back!

The Wincanton SEED Market is back this month and we are looking for creative makers who have some interesting products they would like to sell. Get in touch if you would like to start bringing some creative activity back into the centre of town.

Saskia's Flower Essences

Thu 27 Feb '20, 12:06
By Saskia Marjoram
Saskia's Flower Essences

I’m delighted that so many of you have already visited my small flower essence shop at the end of the Applegarth Emporium since I opened last year. As far as I know, this is the first shop of its kind in the UK where you can come and buy flower essences from the person who has made them.

Our Myakka, now art in Devon

Thu 19 Dec '19, 21:47
By Andrea Cowan
Our Myakka, now art in Devon

The Myakka warehouse outlet in Wincanton has now closed, but that's not the end of its story. Myakka is now part of the Ian Snow family, an ethical homewares company based in Devon, and founders Georgie Hopkins and Simon Whitehead couldn't be happier.

Love cheese? You'll love The Truckle Truck

Wed 13 Nov '19, 19:13
By Carolyn Hopkins
Love cheese? You'll love The Truckle Truck

Susie, a bright and very beautiful Citroen HY van, is 50 years old, but she's been given a new lease of life as a travelling cheese shop. You can sniff us out somewhere in the Wincanton Memorial Hall car park every Thursday!

Wincanton Seed Market - making it better!

Wed 18 Sep '19, 21:05
By Safia Shah
Wincanton Seed Market - making it better!

This Saturday, 21st September, Wincanton's town centre will be energised with a perfect storm of markets, art and partying, as the launch of the brand new monthly Seed Market coincides with a town-wide contribution to Somerset Art Weeks 2019.

Wincanton Country Market Afternoon Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care

Wed 17 Jul '19, 16:17
By Helen Hermanstein Smith
Wincanton Country Market Afternoon Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care

In 2019, Wincanton Country Market celebrates trading in our town for 50 years. We shall be marking this milestone by hosting an Afternoon Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care, on Friday 19th July. We'll be serving a wide range of our delicious homemade cakes and bakes.

A Foragers Market is coming to Wincanton Fruit & Veg

Wed 10 Jul '19, 19:09
By Dave Smith
A Foragers Market is coming to Wincanton Fruit & Veg

If you're a gardener, grower or forager, or you make, bake or create, you might be excited to learn that there'll soon be a place in Wincanton for you to trade and share your produce with others in the community. There'll be quite a bit going on this Saturday, too.

Refresh your wardrobe at the Bootmakers monthly swap-shop

Fri 5 Jul '19, 16:19
By Safia Shah
Refresh your wardrobe at the Bootmakers monthly swap-shop

Hate Your Wardrobe? Help is at hand in the form of a new, monthly clothes swap shop launching Saturday 13th July. It's a new initiative by the Bootmakers Workshop aimed at women of all ages who seek guilt-free shopping for next to nothing.

Myakka fills funding GAPS for local support group

Tue 25 Jun '19, 18:36
By Andrea Cowan
Myakka fills funding GAPS for local support group

The latest community group to benefit from the Myakka Grassroots Fund is Wincanton-based Guardian and Adoptive Parental Support (GAPS), to whom Myakka representatives recently presented a cheque for £2,500 at one of their Balsam Centre meetings.

Wincanton Country Market is celebrating 50 years!

Wed 24 Apr '19, 23:02
By Helen Hermanstein Smith
Wincanton Country Market is celebrating 50 years!

Wincanton’s first Country Market was held in 1969. For our market on 3rd May, we'll be celebrating our 50th Anniversary! There'll be samples of our delicious cakes and bakes - and we make the best lemon drizzle in town! Please come and help us mark this special occasion.

Tables are turning in Wincanton at Highstreet Records

Sun 23 Dec '18, 21:28
By Alice Glover
Tables are turning in Wincanton at Highstreet Records

Brett has a real passion for vinyl records and opened a great little shop in Wincanton’s Applegarth Emporium last year. He sells an enormous selection of records, and a wide array of audio equipment.

Wincanton Wholefoods is shutting up shop on 27th October

Mon 22 Oct '18, 18:39
By John Smith
Wincanton Wholefoods is shutting up shop on 27<sup>th</sup> October

Steve Stapleton of Wincanton Wholefoods has announced his business will close its doors for the last time at end-of-day on 27th October. Make sure to pay at least one final visit to stock up on your favourite products, and use up your loyalty points.

Morrisons in Wincanton is closed due to a water leak open again UPDATED

Thu 26 Jul '18, 16:31
By John Smith
Morrisons in Wincanton is <strike>closed due to a water leak</strike> open again <small style='color: blue'>UPDATED</small>

Morrisons in Wincanton is currently closed due to an alleged water leak. There was a growing tailback of vehicles from the site entrance out beyond the roundabout. UPDATE: They're open again.

Farewell my darling Clementina

Wed 28 Feb '18, 13:25
By John Smith
Farewell my darling Clementina

At the end of 2017, Wincanton residents were saddened to hear that Mrs Pam Cave had passed away. Better known to many as the owner of Clementina, you may not know about her family heritage, and the contribution she and her family made to the town.

Shopping and services in Wincanton over the festive period

Sat 23 Dec '17, 23:38
By John Smith
Shopping and services in Wincanton over the festive period

With Christmas less than a week away we need to remember that the festive season can also result in some disruption to otherwise normal community service time-tables. The following information will hopefully help you to navigate the holiday period.

The Lovington Bakery is taking orders for Christmas Eve

Wed 20 Dec '17, 13:03
By John Smith
The Lovington Bakery is taking orders for Christmas Eve

Going the extra mile this Christmas, The Lovington Bakery will be open for business on Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th) between 8am and 12 noon, but you'll want to pre-order to ensure that you get what you need!

Help Myakka support World Elephant Day

Thu 10 Aug '17, 17:10
By Andrea Cowan
Help Myakka support World Elephant Day

12th August is World Elephant Day. In support of this important cause, Myakka will be donating 10% of the sales value on any of its full-price elephant products sold during August to the World Elephant Day charity.

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