Wantage News

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David Johnston visits The King’s Centre in Wantage

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


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...


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,...

Memories of a Corner of Wantage

This episode of the Tales of Old Wantage vlog will bring back memories for some residents of Wantage. The photos show the now demolished Wharf Terrace (also known as Sansum’s Row) at the bottom of Mill Street. https://youtu.be/6y3B_YcYseE

Tales of Old Wantage by Trevor Hancock

Just after the current Coronavirus emergency began, I was asked by various people via social media and by email whether I would be interested in doing something regarding local Wantage history to keep people engaged during these dark times. I had also been asked to do some history...

The Day The Shop Fell Down

This episode of the Tales of Old Wantage vlog tells of the Valentine and Barrell general store in Wantage that came to a rather untimely end in 1908. https://youtu.be/VlXDwKsEsx4

Coronavirus Help Index for Wantage and nearby

This page is an index of local information, to help those in need, and to help those who support those in need. Please email any links you think would be helpful to Howard Hill using this email news@wantage.com. Wantage & Surrounding Area CORONAVIRUS Support Group. 01235 260033 or...

Wantage Coronavirus Help

New Appointment System – Newbury Street Practice

Big Changes are coming to Newbury Street Practice in Wantage on 23rd March 2020 Telephone: 01235 763451 08:30 – 18:30 Monday to Friday Website: https://www.newburystreetpractice.co.uk/ What is the new system for booking a doctors appointment ? You will call the practice to speak to your own GP...

Wantage Health Centre

Coronavirus Support Group

Stay Calm Stay Safe Stay Home Wantage & Surrounding Area CORONAVIRUS Support Group WE ARE HERE TO HELP IF YOU NEED US! Call 01235 260033 or email info@raycollinstrust.org or Facebook page The Ray Collins Charitable Trust, in conjunction with the Wantage Chamber of Commerce, have formed The...

Ray Collins Trust