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
Wantage Community Hospital is scheduled to close in the summer due to Legionella bacteria in the water system. The NHS trust will not confirm the hospital will re-open after the repairs. Improvements have been made on the building recently and it is a concern that the 'private' care home next door will absorb the building. This hospital is vital to local people. The hospital was build from local … continue reading
During March I met with the Environment Agency to discuss their work across the constituency. An area of concern was that only 59% of the 1,578 properties at risk of flooding from rivers were registered to receive their Flood Warnings Direct service. The service is the Environment Agency’s free 24 hour warning service for properties at risk of flooding from main rivers. You can find out if your … continue reading
During the horrors of the First World War, an army chaplain, The Revd Philip ‘Tubby’ Clayton set up rest house for soldiers of all ranks at Talbot House, Poperinge, Belgium. The house was run on egalitarian lines, a key motto being “All rank abandon, ye who enter here” After the war Tubby set up a movement called Toc H, named after the signaller’s parlance for Talbot House. The, movement was … continue reading
You can book a full table, a part table or single tickets NOW from The Beacon or by contacting me directly on email@example.com. Please support this event on 6th May 2016 to raise money for Cancer Research Wantage. Dig out those flares, splash on the Brut/spray or some Charlie and prepare to pull some moves to Saturday Night Fever or The Hustle under the glitter ball. Download … continue reading
“Shop Local” is the message of a new short film series featuring owners of Wantage’s independent town centre shops. It’s the latest initiative by Wantage’s town team to promote the great range of independent shops in the town centre. There are seven short films – one promoting the town centre independent shops as a whole, and six focusing on the independent shops on individual streets or areas … continue reading
The Wantage Town Team have produced a couple of really useful guides for Wantage. What's In Store - Shopping What's In Store - Food, Drink & Accommodation You can see the guides on our What's In Store page For more information email Mim Norvell via firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 07969 797322, or email Iain Nicholson via email@example.com or call him on 07930 453883. … continue reading
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Chocolate Digestive Club!
April 30, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wantage Library, Stirlings Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB
Junior Reading Group for children aged 10 and 11 (in years 5 and 6) at Wantage Library.
New members are welcome; a parent or carer should drop them off at their first session so we can gather emergency contact details.
Wantage Country Market
April 29, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - April 30, 2016 10:45 am
The Vale & Downland Museum, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, United Kingdom
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