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Vote for the best #Wantage and #Grove businesses

People living in and around Wantage and Grove have a chance to recognise exceptional customer service from their local, independent shop and service businesses, and their favourite restaurant and pub in a competition for Small Business Saturday. The now annual local business awards run by Wantage Town Team and supported by Wantage & District Chamber […]

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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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Spotlight on places to eat and drink in #Wantage and #Grove

Here’s a chance to check out the range of great places to eat and drink we have in Wantage and Grove. They’re showcased in a new series of short films that give residents and visitors an insight into the choices available locally. The short films series for Wantage Town Team follows an earlier “Shop Local” […]

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Mayor of Wantage Ball 2016 #wantage

You can book a full table, a part table or single tickets NOW from The Beacon or by contacting me directly on wantagemayor@leahouse.com. Please support this event on 6th May 2016 to raise money for Cancer Research Wantage. Dig out those flares, splash on the Brut/spray or some Charlie and prepare to pull some moves to Saturday Night […]

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Videos of independent shops in #Wantage

“Shop Local” is the message of a new short film series featuring owners of Wantage’s independent town centre shops. It’s the latest initiative by Wantage’s town team to promote the great range of independent shops in the town centre. There are seven short films – one promoting the town centre independent shops as a whole, and six […]

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What’s In Store – new town guides

The Wantage Town Team have produced a couple of really useful guides for Wantage. What’s In Store – Shopping What’s In Store – Food, Drink & Accommodation You can see the guides on our What’s In Store page For more information email Mim Norvell via mims@talktalk.net or call her on 07969 797322, or email Iain Nicholson […]

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National Independents’ Day #wantage

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Great Eight: Awards celebration for Wantage business best

Wantage’s popular independent butchers and a family-run gift shop that is celebrating its 3rd birthday in the town are among the winners of the 2014 Small Business Saturday Local Business Awards. Vincent Montgomery’s Butchers won the Exceptional Customer Service category, while Debbie Reiber-Hodgson’s Spoilt Silly won Best Shop Front. There were also wins for The Bear Hotel […]

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Art display is a great shop window for long-empty unit

Efforts to get one of Wantage’s remaining empty shop units back into use have taken a step forward, thanks to inspiration by local artists and artisans. The shop window of the long-empty former WH Smith’s unit next to Waitrose on Wallingford Street, Wantage is being used as a display space by local artists, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists and […]

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Alfred’s Day Celebrations 2013

Over a hundred Vikings took over Manor Road Park for the weekend of 26/27 October 2013 as part of the Alfred’s Day celebrations. More than 1500 people visited the park over the weekend to see the living history encampment, watch weapons displays and a recreation of the Battle of Ashdown by the Dark Ages re-enactment […]