Wantage News

Magical Musicals

WSMC is delighted to present "Magical Musicals" a concert celebrating the fantastic songs from the Musicals. The night will feature hits from well-known musicals such as Grease, Chicago, The Sound of Music and Blood Brothers. As well as family favourites like The...

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Charlton Spring Festival 2017

Our family friendly Charlton Spring Festival returns for 2017. There will be kids crafts, great live music, cream teas and treats. There will also be our fun Easter creepy crawly trail, plants for sale, bouncy castle, live music and lots more. Gates open 11am to 2 pm....

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‘Made in Dagenham’ at Wantage and Didcot

JIGSAW STAGE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS 'MADE IN DAGENHAM' AT 'THE BEACON', WANTAGE an amateur production by arrangement with Josef Weinberger After the huge success of 'Annie' last year, Jigsaw Stage Productions are delighted once again to be returning to The Beacon,...

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Wantage scientist takes her research to Parliament #wantage

Cara Ellison, 25, a PhD student at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, hailing from Wantage, Oxfordshire, is attending Parliament to present her bioscience research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN on...

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ONE new council for the whole of Oxfordshire? Have your say.

Oxfordshire county council wants to know what you think about its draft proposal to abolish all six councils in Oxfordshire and replace them with a one new council for the whole county, called a ‘unitary’ council. Why change? Central government is changing the way...

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Ed Vaizey Parish News February 2017 #wantage

Over the last few weeks I held two public meetings to discuss Brexit, the first in Wantage, the second in Didcot, attended by about 250 people in total. Both meetings produced a lively discussion, with representatives on both sides of the debate airing their opinions....

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Ed Vaizey Parish News January 2017 #wantage

Welcome to 2017! As this is my first Parish News of the New Year, may I wish you Happy new Year and hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and got to spend time with your families and loved ones. 2017 has arrived with quite a full in-tray for me as your local MP....

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Wantage Dickensian Evening 2016 programme #wantage

The Wantage Dickensian Evening programme 2016 is here... Friday 2nd December 2016 6pm to 9pm Wantage Marketplace (and nearby streets), outside Waitrose, outside Sainsbury's, Parish Church, Museum, Library and Wantage Baptist Church. Come along and join in: Santa and...

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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...

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Ed Vaizey Parish News November 2016 #wantage

I’ve had a busy month in Parliament. On national issues, I took part in the debate on the BBC Charter Review, the Cultural Property Bill which aims to implement the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property, and a debate on press freedom. On local...

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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),...

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Ed Vaizey Parish News October 2016 #wantage

Since Parliament’s return form the summer recess I have used my new role as a backbencher to ask a number of questions and hold debates in the chamber. I have asked the Home office about cyber crime – an area of increasing concern, and one where I am keen to see more...

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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...

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Wantage represented in National Portrait Awards

Photogenic, an established photographic studio based in Wantage Oxfordshire, has been hand selected by the National Portrait Awards to represent the area in a national competition which aims to support three national charities. Over 65 photographic studios, from...

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Meal box founder gives Oxford Food Bank recipe for success

An entrepreneur and former Dragon’s Den contender who launched his multi-million pound recipe kit business from the front room of his Oxford home is now giving a boost to the city’s food bank. Self-confessed foodie Timo Boldt created Gousto four years ago when he...

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Grove Business Park’s new website #wantage

GROVE BUSINESS PARK SELECT “IN HOUSE” OCCUPIER (IRUN LTD) TO BUILD NEW WEBSITE General Manager delighted to be “eating own dog food” Boston House, Grove Business Park, September 9, 2016–  An extensive and rigorous tender process has been concluded involving seven web...

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Ed Vaizey Parish News September 2016 #wantage

Parliament has returned from the summer recess, and an interesting Parliamentary term lies ahead.  The Government will begin to produce its proposals on what Brexit will mean and what form our future relationship with the EU will take. As you know, I campaigned for...

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