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Message from the Mayor #3 - Celebrating the Balsam Centre

Sat 30 May '20, 18:38
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #3 - Celebrating the Balsam Centre

This week, the Mayor is celebrating the Balsam Centre; another of the key components of Wincanton's support for the vulnerable, and a hub from which an army of volunteers is being coordinated to deliver shopping, prescriptions and more to those who can't leave their own houses.

Message from the Mayor #2 - Celebrating Wincanton Live at Home

Fri 22 May '20, 16:45
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #2 - Celebrating Wincanton Live at Home

The Wincanton Live at Home scheme began in 1997 and now supports around 170 local residents with an average age of 88, providing an invaluable safety net for the vulnerable during lockdown, with unstinting support from about 40 volunteers.

Message from the Mayor #1

Thu 14 May '20, 21:27
By Sue Shelbourn-Barrow
Message from the Mayor #1

Mayor of Wincanton, Councillor Shelbourn-Barrow, has decided to share a weekly message of positivity relating to the effort going on in the Town to support the vulnerable and isolating. This is the first. Look out for weekly updates!

Wincanton Primary School pupils visit the Town Hall

Tue 31 Mar '20, 20:21
By Susan Shelbourn-Barrow
Wincanton Primary School pupils visit the Town Hall

Wincanton Primary School pupils visited the Town Hall on the 26th February, to hear about the role their Town Council plays for residents and, most importantly, for the children of our town. They even made a few suggestions of their own!

A vacancy on, a farewell from and a welcome to Wincanton Town Council

Mon 24 Feb '20, 17:13
By Susan Shelbourn-Barrow
A vacancy on, a farewell from and a welcome to Wincanton Town Council

Wincanton Town Council recently filled a vacancy, welcoming Councillor Tom Power, but as that was happening, a second vacancy came about as a result of the unrelated resignation of Councillor Mark Cook. Application forms are available now!

Work has begun on Wincanton's new skate park!

Wed 12 Feb '20, 20:21
By Dave Smith
Work has begun on Wincanton's new skate park!

Wincanton's beloved skate park has just been demolished, in preparation for the construction of a brand new one! Things are shaping up for an exciting launch this summer, so watch this space for further information!

Planning the future of Wincanton: Round 2

Tue 14 Jan '20, 22:17
By Dave Smith
Planning the future of Wincanton: Round 2

On Tuesday 21st January, the Wincanton For the Future working group will assemble for its second meeting to further develop the Town Council’s plan for the future of the town. Everyone is most welcome, so if you have ideas for the town, come and share!

Wincanton Town Council has a vacancy - will you stand?

Fri 13 Dec '19, 20:49
By Sam Atherton
Wincanton Town Council has a vacancy - will you stand?

A casual vacancy has arisen on Wincanton Town Council due to resignation. Since no electors have called for an election, the Council will fill this vacancy by co-option at its meeting Monday 27th January 2020. Contact the Clerk for an application form.

Wincanton has voted to keep free parking [at point of use]

Mon 4 Nov '19, 20:41
By Dave Smith
Wincanton has voted to keep free parking [at point of use]

Wincanton's car parks will remain free at the point of use after the Town Council voted overwhelmingly to honour the result of the town-wide survey it undertook during the week leading up to the 18th October.

Wincanton car parking survey closes on Friday 18th

Wed 16 Oct '19, 21:59
By Dave Smith
Wincanton car parking survey closes on Friday 18th

Wincanton Town Council has delivered a survey to every eligible residence in the town. Should we agree to pay more Council Tax to cover the cost of parking for everyone, or should we let SSDC install parking meters so those who use them will cover the cost?

Wincanton Town Council's response to SSDC's car parking proposal

Wed 28 Aug '19, 20:28
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council's response to SSDC's car parking proposal

Here is Wincanton Town Council's formal response to South Somerset District Council's car parking charges proposal published recently in the Western Gazette and Blackmore Vale Magazine, followed by a list of the reductions in services made by the Town Council in order to pay for the compensation scheme.

Planning the future of Wincanton

Fri 19 Jul '19, 18:27
By Dave Smith
Planning the future of Wincanton

An energy of fresh enthusiasm has been building in Wincanton throughout the year, and there are moves afoot to channel it towards the development of the town’s centre and community. The Town Council is keen to involve everyone to capitalise on this important opportunity.

Come and see the design for Wincanton's new skate park

Wed 19 Jun '19, 19:34
By Dave Smith
Come and see the design for Wincanton's new skate park

Wincanton Town Council has arranged a follow-up consultation event in the Town Hall on Monday 24th June to make the design for a replacement skate park available for feedback. A member of the design team will be available to discuss ideas and feedback.

Wincanton Town Council election results 2019

Fri 3 May '19, 19:37
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council election results 2019

Wincanton's local election results are now in, for both town and district councils. Congratulations to all those elected, and a little extra for Phil Rodgers who wins the right to smugness for the next four years.

Wincanton Town Council election candidates 2019

Thu 18 Apr '19, 10:41
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council election candidates 2019

2nd May is polling day for local council elections. Pop in to Wincanton Memorial Hall between 7am and 10pm to vote for your preferred town and district council candidates. Here's a list of the candidates for Wincanton Town Council.

Wincanton's skate park is getting an upgrade!

Mon 8 Apr '19, 14:29
By Dave Smith
Wincanton's skate park is getting an upgrade!

Wincanton Town Council is in the early stages of replacing the existing skate park at the Recreation Ground. Come to a consultation event in the Town Hall this Wednesday 10th April, to check out the plans and tell them what you think!

Why should you vote “Yes” on 8th February?

Thu 1 Feb '18, 19:21
By Howard Ellard
Why should you vote “Yes” on 8<sup>th</sup> February?

Got an unexpected poll card through your door? Read on to find out why voting “Yes” next week could help Wincanton regain some control over its future development, and achieve a balanced community and local economy.

Colin Winder receives WTC's Community Award for 2016

Wed 25 Jan '17, 08:53
By John Smith
Colin Winder receives WTC's Community Award for 2016

Colin Winder, former Wincanton Town Councillor and Mayor, has been presented with the Council's Community Award for an individual this year for his service to the community. The award was presented at a civic reception in the Town Hall on Saturday 19th November 2016.

Wincanton Gardeners' Assoc. receives Community Award for 2016

Sat 7 Jan '17, 23:59
By John Smith
Wincanton Gardeners' Assoc. receives Community Award for 2016

The Wincanton & District Gardeners' Association (WGDA) has been awarded the Wincanton Town Council Annual Community Award for 2016 in recognition of its exceptional service to the community.

Public consultation on Wincanton’s draft Neighbourhood Plan has begun

Wed 9 Nov '16, 13:16
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.

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