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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...

David Johnston visits The King’s Centre in Wantage 2020

The King’s Centre gift shop in Wantage was very pleased to have a visit from their local MP David Johnston on Monday of this week. The shop opened 10 years ago and belongs to Wantage Baptist Church and staffed by volunteer church members. It is a not for profit enterprise with the main aim...

Kings Centre Wantage

TWO PEDESTRIANISATION SURVEYS

There are now TWO surveys for us to complete. The one by the Town Council is for the local population as a whole, and the Chamber of Commerce survey is aimed at local businesses. WANTAGE TOWN COUNCIL https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BTBQBVW WANTAGE & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE...

Wantage Survey

Market Place Pedestrianisation and Survey

HAVE YOUR SAY... COVID-19 Safer Public Spaces - Market Place Pedestrianisation and Survey Wantage Town Council has created a plan  to improve on social distanced areas within the Market Pace as a whole, to make the area safer for the public to visit and to engage with local businesses. The...

Wantage Town Council

Wantage Rotary New President

Our newly elected President is Paul Penfold, who came to live in Wantage four years ago, having spent most of his life in High Wycombe. Although quite new to the area, and indeed to Rotary, Paul  was an active member of High Wycombe Round Table, having served as both Chairman and President. He...

Paul Penfold Wantage Rotary

List of Businesses in Wantage and Surrounding Streets

Wantage Town Council has produced a list of businesses in Wantage Marketplace and Surrounding Streets. It is a work in progress and will be added to in the coming weeks and months. Please contact wantagecm@gmail.com to update your business details. If you click on the link below, you'll get a...

Wantage

Arbery Arcade Opening

Great news! The Arbery Arcade in Wantage will be welcoming back customers from Monday 15th June 2020. Hebe Home Store, Play It Again Record Shop, Alfredston Art Glass, Phoenix Healing, Bisoux Jewellery & Accessories, Sweet Peas Toys & Clothes, Madeline's Sewing Studio, Arbery Emporium,...

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