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Do you love to sing?

Do you love to sing? Would you like to try something new this year? Harmony InSpires, the all-female a Cappella chorus based in Marcham, (near Abingdon, Oxfordshire) invites women of all ages and all levels of experience to join a FREE online 'Love to Sing' course over three evenings on 2nd,...

Harmony InSpires

Bluebird Care South Oxfordshire

Care in your home, just as you like it. You love your home and you feel safe there. Needing additional care and support shouldn’t change that. You may be in a situation where you need an extra pair of hands, or you may have complex needs that require more dedicated care. Our well-trusted care...

Bluebird Care Oxfordshire

Family Walk for Easter

In a normal year part of the Easter celebrations for local churches in Grove and Wantage is to meet together, usually in Wantage Market Square on Palm Sunday and by Millbrook Square in Grove on Good Friday.  But this year that’s not possible so Wantage and Grove Church Partnership churches have...

Kingsgrove Care Home Exchange on Sale

St. Modwen and Crabhill Developments exchange on sale of Kingsgrove care home site to Care UK St. Modwen and Crabhill Developments have announced another landmark in the development of the new 1500-home community at Kingsgrove, Wantage, with the sale of a 1.1 acre plot consented for a care home...

What do you think about the COVID-19 vaccine?

Healthwatch Oxfordshire would like to hear your views on the COVID-19 vaccine. The county’s independent health and care watchdog is running a survey asking people what they think about: The vaccine itself Information about the vaccine How the vaccine is being delivered  Please have your say by...

Jobs created in new Wantage care home

Up to 100 new jobs will be created in Wantage with the opening of a new care home. Elmbrook Court on Grove Road will provide all-inclusive residential, nursing, memory and respite care for up to 65 residents when it opens in late April 2021.  Jobs will be created across a number of roles...

Window Wanderland 2020

Wantage Town Winter Window Wanderland, created and administered by Wantage & District Chamber of Commerce and volunteers, is an outdoor gallery extravaganza of window art, displayed in shops, businesses and homes, in and around Wantage & Grove for Christmas 2020. This is a free family...

Window Wanderland

Wantage Christmas Markets 2020

Sunday December 6th, 13th and 20th 10am to 3pm Wantage Marketplace and surrounding streets Come and support your local artisans and shops Challenge yourself to buy all your Christmas Presents locally! We have Christmas Gift Stalls, Live Music from Melobo and Wantage Silver Band, Hot Food and...

Poetry Competition at GEMS School

WHY I LOVE WANTAGE Poetry Competition with newly-opened school To mark the opening of GEMS Wantage Primary Academy in Wantage, Bellway Homes organised a poetry competition for all of the new pupils to get them thinking about why they love Wantage so much.  The school has opened with just a few...

Wantage Dickensian Evening 2020 Fundraiser

Due to the ongoing Covid lockdown, Wantage Dickensian Evening, normally held in early December, has unfortunately been cancelled. However, one of the most popular attractions of the annual event is a stand in the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, just off Wantage's Market Square, offering a...

Dickensian

Scout Christmas Post 2020 cancelled

It is with regret that we have to announce that we will not be running the Scout Xmas post in Wantage and Grove this year. Things are too unstable and unpredictable for us to safely organise the sorts and deliveries. This is a huge fundraiser for us every year so we have...

Wantage Christmas Post 2020

Christmas Shopping Extraveganza 2020

In light of the Government’s decision to put us back into Lockdown from this Thursday 5th November 2020, many of our local businesses are opening up their doors for extra trading this coming Monday 2nd , Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th November with some staying open later. Live Music from local...

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