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
APOLOGIES... ...to those people who have just received some very old news by email - sent out by mistake by my website www.wantage.com. I think it was trying to be helpful. It must have got a touch of heat stroke - even though it's not even June. I am pretty sure I have traced the problem and fixed it; before it happily told everybody about last year's Dickensian Evening and the … 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
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted to re-elect me MP for the Wantage and Didcot constituency in the recent General Election. I cannot tell you how thrilled and honoured I feel to have been returned with an increased majority, and I will do everything in my power to repay the faith you have shown in me. It goes without saying that I will work for everyone who lives … continue reading
A Walk of Art: Wantage town centre shops host Student Art Trail Pictured: Jan Coleman at Coleman and Coleman jewellers The creative and artistic talents of students at Wantage’s King Alfred’s Academy are on display in town centre shops as part of a new art trail initiative. The Wantage Town Team and the Academy’s Creative Arts and Design Department are working together on the project, … continue reading
Wantage town centre community space, The Mix, competing for national funding boost Vote for The Mix! It’s your chance to help keep The Mix community space on Mill Street Wantage as a hub for local groups and organisations, and a town centre home for a growing number of events, activities and workshops. The Mix, www.thewantagemix.wordpress.com, has been nominated as one of those that could … 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 … [Read More...]
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