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.
The neighbouring village of Grove is a thriving community - take a look at the Grove Parish Council website. On our doorstep is the Ridgeway and several pretty Oxfordshire villages; great places for a walk in the countryside – followed by a pub lunch!
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN is here www.wantage.com/neighbourhoodplan
Wantage presents... was launched 10.30am Saturday 14th June by Melobo English Ceilidh Band, who played lots of lively tunes outside of The Bear in Wantage. Melobo raised £82.00 in aid of Wantage Food Bank. Well done to the people in Wantage who donated so generously. The band were then invited to BBC Radio Oxford to publicise "Wantage presents..." where they were given a 30 minute spot … continue reading
The team behind Wantage’s Flashop popupshop are celebrating a milestone success for the initiative – for the second time! The unit in the town’s Arbery Arcade, which was occupied by Flashop for three months until the end of June, has now been let in their own right by a group of the businesses who made a temporary home there. The three - Upvamped, Shabby Style and Cushion Solutions - have agreed … continue reading
Wantage presents... is Free music and dance in Wantage Marketplace (other performing arts are planned) An opportunity to welcome Saturday and Wednesday shoppers, residents and visitors during the Summer Saturdays and Wednesdays (coming soon) starting 10.30am Great fun!! 2014 “Wantage … continue reading
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