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The roadworks at Exbridge, which had threatened to close the A396 this weekend, appear to have been cancelled.

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Winsford's cricketers, currently second in the league, have this week off. Their next match is another home one, against Lydeard St Lawrence next Saturday.

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The first Dulverton Sounds festival takes place today at the town's Exmoor Lawns.

There will be live music of all genres from 3-10pm, preceded by a special Chill Out Area, open from 12-3, where visitors are encouraged to play folk music with their own instruments.

The full festival line up and ticket details can be found here

It'll be a busy day in the town as the Farmer's Market will also be running from 10:00am

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From June, prescription deliveries to the Oak Shop from Exmoor Medical Centre will be limited to once a week, on Tuesdays

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Congratulations to Martin and Orla Jones for their successful last minute booking at the Simonsbath Festival.  The pair duetted in St Luke’s church for three numbers with saxophone and clarinet.

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Exmoor National Park are running their first forum -  "An informal event to get together and hear more about the work of Exmoor National Park Authority

 

The evening will centre around ‘Nature & Climate’ and will include:
 

  • Welcome and introduction on the work of Exmoor National Park Authority from Sarah Bryan CEO & Andrea Davis Chairman of ENPA

  •  Presentations on our Partnership Plan priorities, Nature recovery targets and our ‘Exmoor Pioneers’ project.

  • Qs and informal discussion at the end."

The event is free of charge and will happen on June 18th at Exmoor House, Dulverton, from 6:30-8:30.  Pre-Registration is necessary, to do so follow this link

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This months 100 Club draw was made by Jenny How, and she expertly drew out her son as one of the winners!  The full list can be seen on the Recreation Association page 

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James and Jenny How open the Chris How Memorial Pavilion, just after the cricket team's victory on Saturday (see story below). Photos by Ros Dearing.

 

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Those who have noticed an upturn in the quality of reports recently will wish to join me in thanking David Luscott for his sterling efforts in steering the good ship winsfordvillage.info over the past week.

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This Week's Diary​

Road Works:

  • Monday: A396 closed near Exbridge (Completed)

All week: Simonsbath festival continues

Sun 19th​​​​​​​

​Mon 20th​​

Tues 21st​​​​​

Wed 22nd

  • 10:30am Coffee Morning, Village Hall

  • 3:00pm Pickleball, Village Hall. All welcome

Thurs 23rd

Sat 25th​​

Sun 26th​​​​​​​

Avon & Somerset police publish a weekly list of where their traffic enforcement cameras will be.  It can be viewed here

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WALKING RUGBY - Watch out for the start date for new sessions. Open to everyone, no experience needed, non-contact. £1.00 per player. At the Recreation Field, Winsford.

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Recently we advised of the River Exe kayak fundraising event and thought we would bring you an update. David & Richard set out at 10am on 11th May from Winsford. They encountered numerous areas where it was too shallow & kept getting stuck on rocks, had to go over, under or around numerous trees, and were broadsided by very strong currents and tipped over when trying to change course. At 4pm at the bridge at Jury Hill, just off the A396, they were thwarted by yet more trees completely blocking the river & called a halt for the day on an enjoyable but very wet and physically draining exercise. They will endeavour to complete the final section on the next available day.

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The Simonsbath festival is now up and running for the next few weeks.

 

The festival is a "community festival which celebrates all things Exmoor in the six weeks between May Day and Midsummer. In the spirit of diversity the festival offers a variety of events and activities including talks, classical, folk and jazz music. "  The festival also collaborates with local organisations who organise walks that "showcase properties and locations on Exmoor that are not easily viewed from public roads."

For full details on festival events over the coming weeks, and a downloadable brochure, visit the festival website

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Whisper it not, and this is not a story we could have run on April 1st for fear of ridicule, but, like it or not,

Winsford has mobile coverage

Yes, as long as you have EE as your provider, you may have recently noticed a strong 4G signal on your mobile device.  The natural assumption would be that it was coming from the much discussed and delayed mast up Halse Lane, but our Technology Correspondent believes the signal is actually originating from a mast on Quarme Lane.

But wherever it is coming from, a generation of lost delivery drivers and frustrated hikers will be most grateful.

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Many photos and stories featured on this page get transferred to the Village Events page where they can be viewed for posterity.

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