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Why Town Council’s New 20mph Zone Could Be a Lengthy Process

Wed 16 Mar '16, 12:32
By John Smith
Why Town Council’s New 20mph Zone Could Be a Lengthy Process

A new 20mph speeding limit proposed by Wincanton Town Council is likely to pass through a lengthy process at County Highways before it becomes a reality. The proposed 20mph zone would apply to all the main town roads.

Wincanton Town Council Submits Annual Precept for 2016/17

Wed 24 Feb '16, 17:41
By John Smith
Wincanton Town Council Submits Annual Precept for 2016/17

As the Town Council submits its 2016/17 precept to District Council, we explain how the local parish is funded, and provide details of two major projects to which the Town Council is hoping to allocate funding for the next financial year.

Wincanton Town Council Seeks to Fill Two Vacancies

Thu 7 Jan '16, 18:49
By John Smith
Wincanton Town Council Seeks to Fill Two Vacancies

Because of recent resignations Wincanton Town Council is now in the process of searching for two new councillors to fill the vacancies. There’s still time to apply to become a councillor via the co-option system.

Mayor Resigns Amidst “Lack of Support”

Thu 3 Dec '15, 13:55
By John Smith
Mayor Resigns Amidst “Lack of Support”

A recent meeting of Wincanton Town Council was brought to an abrupt halt when Chairman Colin Winder handed his Mayoral Chain of Office to the Town Clerk and left the chamber. He later tendered his resignation.

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.

Health Centre Management Will Attend Monday's Town Council Meeting

Thu 18 Jun '15, 13:19
By John Smith
Health Centre Management Will Attend Monday's Town Council Meeting

Following concerns over the quality of local health services, representatives of Wincanton Health Centre will be present for 30 minutes prior to the start of the next Wincanton Town Council meeting, on Monday 22nd June, to discuss these concerns with Councillors.

Helen Smith - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

Wed 6 May '15, 15:14
By Helen Smith
Helen Smith - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

A resident of Wincanton for 25 years, I am the owner of ImageCakes; I have been a magistrate for 16 years; I chair the Blackmore Vale Businesses (BVB) group. I feel passionately about our town. It is my strong belief that many small steps can be taken to return this town to one we can once again all be proud of.

Mark Cook - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

Mon 4 May '15, 21:19
By Mark Cook
Mark Cook - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

I have lived locally all of my life, 15 years of which have been spent in Wincanton. I attended both Wincanton Primary School and King Arthurs Community School. I have served on Wincanton Town Council for two years. I believe that I bring a younger person’s common sense view to the council.

Howard Ellard - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

Mon 4 May '15, 18:07
By Howard Ellard
Howard Ellard - Candidate for Wincanton Town Council

I have been a Town Councillor since I was co-opted last September. I put myself forward as I felt it was time to give something back to the community. I would be privileged to be elected Town Councillor for another term.

Wincanton Gets a 2015 Town Council Election

Thu 16 Apr '15, 16:49
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Gets a 2015 Town Council Election

With the registration deadline now passed, it has been announced that there are enough candidates for a full Wincanton Town Council election. Here’s the final list, with a little bit of history thrown in.

I Might Run for Town Councillor. Who’s With Me?

Mon 30 Mar '15, 18:30
By Dave Smith
I Might Run for Town Councillor. Who’s With Me?

I’m seriously considering running for Town Councillor this year. But it’s a little daunting and I’d feel better if other people stepped up with me so I’m not the only new guy. There's only ten days left for applications, though...

Town Council Surgeries & Election Hustings in Wincanton

Mon 9 Feb '15, 11:37
By John Smith
Town Council Surgeries & Election Hustings in Wincanton

Saturday Surgeries, started by Wincanton Town Council last autumn, have now begun a new series of Surgeries for 2015 to hear residents’ views. Additionally, prospective candidates for both Town and District Councils will attend a Hustings in April.

Town Council Calls Extraordinary Meeting over SSDC Planning Decision

Wed 21 Jan '15, 21:37
By John Smith
Town Council Calls Extraordinary Meeting over SSDC Planning Decision

Wincanton Town Council called an extraordinary meeting to discuss the SSDC decision to allow temporary access over the Memorial Car Park to the rear of The Dolphin Hotel.

Your Town Council Wants to Talk to You!

Fri 14 Nov '14, 19:26
By John Smith
Your Town Council Wants to Talk to You!

Wincanton Town Council has set up a regular surgery to give you an easy way to talk to them and share your views about Wincanton. This is your chance to submit suggestions about how you want to see your community develop.

Town Council Grants - Applications for 2015 Now Available

Mon 20 Oct '14, 13:29
By John Smith
Town Council Grants - Applications for 2015 Now Available

Every year the Town Council accepts applications for grant funding from local charities and voluntary organisations. They are now looking for applications for the 2015 awards.

Election or Co-option? That is the question

Sat 6 Sep '14, 16:23
By John Smith
Election or Co-option? That is the question

On Monday 8th September Town Council meetings resume in Wincanton after the summer break. Following recent resignations they are looking to fill vancancies.

Councils Clash - Parking Meter Bullet Dodged in Wincanton

Mon 1 Sep '14, 19:08
By John Smith
Councils Clash - Parking Meter Bullet Dodged in Wincanton

A recent altercation between Wincanton Town Council and South Somerset District Council has finally cleared up some of the confusion caused by prior miscommunication that may have lead to the introduction of parking meters in Wincanton. We're now safe for at least three years.

A Summary of the Town Council Meeting on 10th March 2014

Fri 21 Mar '14, 12:18
By John Smith
A Summary of the Town Council Meeting on 10th March 2014

Given the heightened interest in, and concern about the future of car parking charges in Wincanton, the latest meeting of the Town Council on Monday 10th March was eagerly attended in hope of further information.

A Summary of the Town Council Meeting to Discuss Parking

Tue 4 Mar '14, 17:07
By John Smith
A Summary of the Town Council Meeting to Discuss Parking

On Monday 24th February, residents and business owners attended a meeting of Wincanton Town Council, with particular interest in a discussion about parking in the Town Centre. This is a record, as I understand it, of the options presented.

Parking Meters in Wincanton – The Debate Continues

Sat 22 Feb '14, 17:13
By John Smith
Parking Meters in Wincanton – The Debate Continues

The next Wincanton Town Council meeting this Monday, 24th February will see 'Parking' back on the agenda. Arguments may be put forward in favour of introducing parking meters after all. Come to the meeting and help our Councillors make the right decision!

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