Candidates for the Wincanton Town Council Election are as follows:
Mark Jeffrey Cook
Howard Thurston Ellard
Maureen Emery
Jane Yolanda Griffin
John Edward Hayden
Dora Hibberd
Sue Hinks
Dawn Old
Philip Rodgers
Martin Lawrence Russell
Helen Smith
David Smith
Ray Tudgay
Victoria Vagg
Mark Anthony Vallance
Lynda Walters
Simon Patrick Wiltshire
Colin Winder
Stewart Philip Wray.
All have been invited to attend the Husting on Wednesday 15th April at The Bear Inn, Market Place, Wincanton. The event will be held in the Sweetman Hall, starting at 7:30pm through till around 8:30pm. E-mail your questions to Or you can register your questions on arrival.

At 8:30pm the District Council Candidates will be front and centre for their Husting, finishing at around 9:30pm. Again you can e-mail your questions or register them on arrival.


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. Responses will inform the Plan how the town should develop, to support existing companies and attract new ones.

Wincanton businesses can complete a short online survey at

The closing date is Sunday 29th March.

Undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan gives residents and local businesses an opportunity to influence how the town will develop over the next 10-15 years. Identifying the challenges for businesses and demand for new workspace is a key piece of evidence the Plan needs.

The Steering Group intend to hold an evening meeting in April to present the findings and give local businesses an opportunity to discuss the issues and ask questions.

For questions about the survey please contact Matt Day on 01460 929865 or email

For more information on the Neighbourhood Plan, contact Colin Winder on 01963 33462.



Wincanton Chamber is partnering with the Town Council and other local organisations to plan and create the new “Neighbourhood Plan”. The new plan supersedes the original “Wincanton People’s Plan”. The WPP had very few, if any teeth to help develop Wincanton. The new Neighbourhood Plan is being designed to comply at all government levels, and thus, will have the necessary teeth to encourage compliance in all areas.

We will do our best to publish updates as and when received.

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