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
Sweatbox Wantage and White Hart Music Live! are working in conjunction to bring you a fabulous event for the third year running. We will have a mix of strictly local acts performing from 12pm-7pm and there will be a range of super local stalls to visit too! Opens Saturday 11th July 2015 with local ceilidh band Melobo www.melobo.co.uk The long running annual 2 day live music festival … 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
Wantage town team sets out its stall for national Independents’ Day Wantage’s town team will showcase what’s in store at 25 local shops with a stall on the town’s Saturday Market for national Independents’ Day on July 4th. They’ll challenge shoppers to match up the items with the name of the shop in Wantage or Grove that they come from in a prize draw competition, with £25 vouchers to spend at … continue reading
The Watermill Theatre in association with Reading Rep Theatre Company and Opera Unmasked presents A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD Meet colourful historical figures, take to the great battlefields, marvel at fabulous works of art and ground-breaking scientific discoveries in the brand new Watermill Theatre touring production, A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, in association with Reading Rep … 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
Fiona Roper presented a cheque to Trustees Helen Carter and Adrian Rance on Thursday 11th June 2015 for £1500. This was half the monies raised from April’s Mayor’s Charity Flamenco Evening at The Beacon, Wantage. It has been an extremely good few weeks recently, along with the Flamenco Evening donation, Wantage Counselling Service have also received donations of £195 from Wantage … continue reading
Pilot Project for New Mum's starting Monday 6 July 10-11.30m for 6 weeks at Wantage Memorial Park in Manor Road. These are drop in sessions at a cost of £5 after the initial session. The session will involved meeting up with an instructor and go through a variety of outdoor activities. There will also be a Mum and Baby Yoga Session, advice on healthy eating and a home exercise DVD will be … continue reading
The General election campaign was a chance to hear about a lot of issues that concerned you. It won’t surprise you to hear that the main concern I encountered was about housing development. I was, therefore, extremely pleased to hear that the Vale of White Horse Local plan is due to go before the planning inspector in September. Once it has been adopted the Vale can take proper control of … continue reading
French Market The French Market (organised by Marches de France), will be coming to Wantage Market Place on the 26th June 2015 from 9 am - 5 pm. It is a lively and colourful event and the organisers are awarding a prize to the winners of a French themed competition on that day. French Twinning Wantage, Grove and District Twinning Association will be manning a stall and raffling a basket of … 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
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