Links with the past are very strong too and Wantage is a great place to visit to enjoy this historic part of England; it is the town in which King Alfred the Great was born. We also have literary connections in Sir John Betjeman and Thomas Hardy.
On our doorstep is the Ridgeway and several pretty Oxfordshire villages; great places for a walk in the countryside, followed by a pub lunch!
WANTAGE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN is here www.wantageneighbourhoodplan.org
Despite recent tragic events in Tunisia and economic uncertainty in the Eurozone, many of us are thinking of traveling overseas for some guaranteed summer sunshine. If you are planning a family holiday abroad this summer please do double check that your passports and EHIC cards are up to date. The government has tightened up border controls and strengthened child protection. This is of course … continue reading
Wantage Summer Festival is 20 and we would like to celebrate with you! Wantage Summer Festival Committee would like to invite you for an Open Mic night to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Is is planned for this Wednesday, 15th July evening at the King Alfred's Head pub at 7pm - just after our second open meeting. Please bring your guitars, songs and other ideas for a short performance and … continue reading
Minutes Matter for MPs to help save lives A national campaign to convert red phone boxes into defibrillator stations in villages around the country is calling on MPs to get involved to help complete a national network. “We already have 150 defibrillators in red phone boxes in villages across the country, but we need hundreds, maybe thousands more to create a true national network, where a … continue reading
Train to be a Counsellor - Open Morning Wantage Counselling Service are running the Introduction and Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills from Sept 2015, this is the first step towards obtaining a Diploma in Counselling Skills On Sat 4th July and 1st August our doors will be open for anyone who wishes to discuss the course and find out more information. Our Clinical Lead, some … continue reading
As part of the 'Wantage is Great' project, the Wantage Shopping Guide has been produced. wantage.com/wantage-shopping-guide It lists all the shops in the town and includes a map of the town centre. As part of the overall project to raise visibility and awareness of the independent retailers in Wantage, the Shopping Guide is both for local residents, to remind them of the great variety of … continue reading
Statue to Statue - the Wantage to Winchester Cycle Ride 2015 This annual Wantage to Winchester Cycle Ride, now in its eighth successful year, will take place on Sunday 19 July. Already riders from different parts of the country have registered to ride the 50 mile route which winds through quiet country lanes and ancient landscapes. The Wantage to Winchester Ride celebrates the historic … continue reading
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