Betjeman Festival 2017 – 1 week to go!

We hope you are looking forward to this year’s Festival as much as we are. Take a look at this small selection from the huge range of events and speakers coming up in a week… www.wantagebetjeman.com Appetite whetted? We hope so. Why not check out some of...

View plans for new leisure centre

Residents in the Vale of White Horse can have their say on plans for a new leisure centre for the Wantage and Grove area. With up to 5,000 new homes expected to be built in the local area at sites such as Grove Airfield and Crab Hill by 2031, Vale of White Horse...

Ride and Stride

Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust It’s not long now until our next annual Ride and Stride on the 9th September 2017 and we are looking for local families to take the challenge and join us. Ride and Stride is a sponsored event whereby participants travel between our...

25 Years of Pandemonium

As part of the 2017 Wantage Summer Festival Pandemonium are staging a birthday concert in the Vale and Downland Museum, at 7.30pm on Wednesday July 19th. All proceeds are being donated to the Museum. It promises to be a fun-filled evening. Tickets are limited so early...

Save Our Stag Beetles

Save our stag beetles: make your garden a stag beetle sanctuary Mid to late May marks the time of year when stag beetles (Lucanus cervus) are likely to be seen, as warmer evenings draw them above ground to find a mate and reproduce. However, despite being Britain’s...

Wantage Neverland – Peter Pan prize trail

There’ll be a little of Neverland about Wantage town centre for the end of May school half term holidays, as local shops host a special Peter Pan trail. It’s a joint venture by Wantage town team and The Beacon to celebrate its showing, on June 10th 2017 at 2.30pm, of...