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Wantage Guides’ Summer Camp

42 girls from 4th and 2nd Wantage Guides spent a week camping near Thatcham over their summer holiday. The camp’s theme tied in with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Starting with the 1950s, when the Queen was crowned, each day over the camp celebrated a different decade with activities and food connected to the relevant period. […]

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White Horse Folk Festival

Download poster for the White Horse Folk Festival 2012

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KA / Faringdon Girls Grammar School Reunion

Final reminder that the Faringdon Girls Grammar School/King Alfred’s Wantage reunion of pupils who knew each other in the mid to late 1960’s – will take place at The Shoulder of Mutton Pub, 38 Wallingford Street, Wantage, OX12 0DH on the evening of Friday 17th August 2012. Partners are also welcome. This is a chance […]

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Sport England fund award for Grove RFC

Sport England Inspired Facilities – Refurb 2012 Grove Rugby Football Club has secured £32,951 Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund for its Refurb 2012 programme of improvements. The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and […]

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Library news

“Book and a Bun” was thoroughly enjoyed by those who attended, and not just for the quality of the cakes and the coffee! Janet read a selection of passages from her favourite books and we all offered our thoughts. The next “Book and a Bun” coffee morning will be in September (exact date to be […]

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Retailers in Wantage celebrated Independents’ Day

To raise awareness of Independents’ Day 2012, Wantage & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Wantage Town Council, united with South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse District Council to encourage residents and visitors of Wantage to share and celebrate what they bought at independent retailers by tweeting a photograph of their purchase and where […]

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NHS public consultation

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is applying to become a Foundation Trust. NHS Foundation Trusts have more freedom to decide how to run their affairs and deliver services. As part of the public consultation period on the Trust’s strategy and proposed governance arrangements you are invited to attend the meeting at the Civic Hall, […]

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A big Thank You from Grove Rugby Club!

I am writing on behalf of Grove Rugby Club to express our sincere thanks to the communities of Grove and Wantage for making the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations such a huge success. We at Grove RFC were privileged and honoured to participate in the activities and festivities at Grove Recreation Ground on Monday 4thJune. We […]

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Wantage to Winchester Bike Ride

Wantage to Winchester Bike Ride 2012 Hyde900’s Cycling Challenge On Sunday July 15th 2012, cyclists from Hampshire & Oxfordshire will take part in the fifth Hyde900 Wantage to Winchester Bike Ride. There’s still time for you to join them! The Wantage to Winchester Ride celebrates the historic connection between Wantage, King Alfred the Great’s birthplace, […]

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Calling Wantage and Grove Businesses

Wantage & Grove loyalty card scheme You may know that the Council has been working with the Wantage & District Chamber of Commerce to launch a town-wide loyalty card scheme. At present, over 70 businesses participate in this scheme. There are 850 card-holders and this is increasing by about http://www.wantage.com/wp0 new card holders every month. […]

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Photographs of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

WAG Diamond Jubilee Photographs We have just added a few photos taken during the amazing (ly wet) WAG Diamond Jubilee weekend. See them here www.wantage.com/photo-gallery Submit Your Photographs If you’d like your photos to appear in the WAG Diamond Jubilee photo gallery, then email them to webmaster@wantage.com and we’ll publish the best ones. If you have […]

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Summer Reading Challenge

Go for Gold at Wantage Library! Our annual summer reading challenge starts on Saturday 14th July and runs until Saturday 15th September. Children aged up to 15 years are invited to go on a reading journey across the globe. Join up by collecting the Story Lab 3-D model from Wantage library and collect stickers and […]

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Multiple Sclerosis support – thank you!

Folk for Multiple Sclerosis would like to thank everyone for their support over the Jubilee weekend. On Saturday:- The “royalist” was visiting Totnes Castle and the Jubilee T/shirt, baseball cap, tote bag and teddy were won by Jackie Jones. The “royal” was Anne and Big Teddy was won by Shanleya. Kanga and Roo were hiding […]

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Diamond Jubilee Huge Success

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Wantage & Grove were decorated with more bunting than you’ve ever seen before! The events, spread over three days, got all age groups within our area involved in all the fun throughout the Half Term weekend. Despite the rain – often rather heavy – the events all happened and […]

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First crop of reconditioned tools given away to local schools

School gardeners collect their prison-repaired tools at Charlton Park Garden Centre Oxfordshire school and community gardeners picked up some special tools from Charlton Park Garden Centre, Wantage at the weekend. The tools, which had been repaired in prison workshops, are part of The Conservation Foundation’s Tools Shed project which recycled unwanted and broken tools in […]

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Diamond Jubilee – Programme of Events

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June we plan to transform Wantage & Grove with more bunting than you’ve ever seen before! The events, spread over three days, are set to get every age group within our area involved in all the fun throughout the Half Term weekend. WE NEED YOU to spread the word […]

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WANTED: History of Wantage & Grove – photos and stories

Many local residents, business owners and councillors are working together to make the three day Wantage and Grove Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the beginning of June, an extended weekend never to be forgotten. The commemorative programme is carefully being put together and we are looking for historic articles of interest to be included, to tell […]

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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Volunteers, business owners, clubs & groups from Wantage Town and Grove Parish have come together to organise the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations for the communities of Wantage, Grove and surrounding villages to be remembered by generations. Initial discussions earlier this year between members of Grove Diamond Jubilee committee and Wantage Town Council gave hope to […]