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Scout Christmas Post 2016

Wantage and Grove Scouts are offering their local Christmas card delivery service in December. Postage is 25p per card and payment along with the cards should be posted directly into the one of the Scout post boxes located in: Charlton Post Office (Barnards Way), Campbells Opticians, Charlton Garden Centre, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Wantage Health Centre, Smiths […]

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Wantage Autumn Festival 23rd October 2016

Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 | 12noon – 5pm The Wantage Autumn Festival is a fun-filled celebration of the season with food, drink, music and apples. Along with local stalls there will be live entertainment, local ale & cider, local food BBQ and Goan curries, traditional apple pressing (bring your own apples with bottles for juicing), ‘grow […]

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More in The Mix thanks to Further Education link up

A repair cafe, clothes upcycling course, a range of cookery, craft and DIY workshops – these are just some of the current and planned workshops and courses at The Mix community space on Mill Street Wantage, as it continues to add to the number of local groups and activities it hosts. These activities and more […]

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#Wantage Hospital March

Dear Sir/Madam We need your help. We are the Wantage Hospital League of Friends and the Save Wantage Hospital Campaign and we are campaigning to save Wantage Community Hospital. Wantage Community Hospital was built in 1927 and became part of the NHS in 1948. It has been threatened twice before in 1998 and 2006 and […]

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Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration @ #wantage

WANTAGE CELEBRATES Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday WEEKEND OF 11th & 12th JUNE Music, Food & Drink, Community and Fun Saturday 11th June – Wantage Memorial Park Sunday 12th June – The Market Place SATURDAY 11th June 2016 Community Fair in the Park Wantage Memorial Park 12:00 – 18:00 Community Games, Fun Fair, […]

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Save #Wantage Community Hospital

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 […]

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#Wantage Silver Band at Christmas

I was sitting in my favourite chair this evening, when I started to hear wonderful Christmas music coming from outside. I popped my head out of the door – and there they were – the Wantage Silver Band in Haywards Close, playing traditional Christmas music and carrying out their Christmas door-to-door collection. Wonderful! This year, […]

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Christmas trees to your door #wantage

The Rotary Club of Wantage is now taking orders for the supply of Christmas trees, both Norwegian Spruce and Nordmann, in various sizes, either cut or pot grown, and which will be delivered directly to your door. All profits from these sales will go to supporting good causes in the Wantage area, and Rotary charities. […]

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Scout Christmas Post 2015 #wantage

Wantage and Grove Scouts are offering their local Christmas card delivery service in December. Postage is 25p per card and payment along with the cards should be posted directly into the one of the Scout post boxes located in:  Charlton Post Office (Barnards Way), Campbells Opticians, Charlton Garden Centre, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Wantage Health Centre, Smiths DIY […]

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Wantage Autumn Festival #wantage

Sunday 18th Oct 2015 | 12noon – 5pm The Wantage Autumn Festival is a fun-filled celebration of the season with food, drink, music and apples. Along with local stalls there will be live entertainment, local ale & cider, local food BBQ and Goan curries, traditional apple pressing (bring your own apples with bottles for juicing), […]

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Wantage Literary Festival 2015 – ticket now on sale #wantage

Book now for this year’s fabulous festival! Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival! Book online – or buy directly from The Beacon on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, or at the Vale and Downland Museum – for the best seats in the house to hear The Life and Loves of a […]

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Open Mic Night

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. […]

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Sweatbox Rock in the Park #wantage

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 […]

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Defibrillators in red phone boxes

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, […]

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Pilot Project for New Mums

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 […]

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Wantage Shopping Guide

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 […]

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Student Art Trail

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 […]

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Vote for The Mix!

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 […]

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Ed Vaizey MP Parish News February 2015

A subject which I know is close to the hearts of many of my constituents is Community Pubs.  Since the Localism act brought in the right to bid, people across the country have nominatedaround 600 pubs which have then been listed as Assets of Community Value. These are assets – land and buildings –that are important to the community and have traditionally been […]

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Wantage is Great – prize draw

Following the recent fantastic achievement of Wantage winning the town centre category in the Great British High Street Awards, the Town Team are working hard to spread the word and support the continued progress and innovation in the town. If you haven’t discovered the latest arrivals to Wantage, now’s a good time to check them […]