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Wantage Dickensian Evening

Wantage Dickensian Evening is Friday 7th December 2018 6pm to 9pm. Enquiries - please email wantagedickensian@aol.co.uk There will be Christmas festivities in and around Wantage Market Place, music in the square and the museum and lots more...
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Wantage Dickensian Evening

Christmas Trees 2018

Wantage Rotary Club will again be supplying Christmas trees this year, all of which will be delivered to your door, at no extra cost. Both Nordmann and Norway Sprucetrees will be available, each in two different sizes - the former, although a little more expensive, retain their needles much...

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Christmas Trees 2018

Wantage Calendar 2019

The Wantage 2019 Calendar is now on sale for £9.99 from Peter B Ledbury Ltd, Rowes Newsagents (Wantage Post Office), The Vale and Downland Museum, The Cornerstone Cafe in Grove, KA Fitness and Bretts Pharmacy in Grove to name a few, and it will be for sale at various Christmas fares, a stall...

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Wantage Calendar 2019

Healthwatch Report

Healthwatch Oxfordshire has revealed that residents of Wantage and Grove are worried that local health services are not keeping up with the increasing numbers of new houses in the area. The independent health and social care watchdog spent three weeks in Wantage, gathering people’s experiences...

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Healthwatch Report

Wantage Hospital Campaign Coach Trip

The Hospital is currently owned by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (part of NHS Oxfordshire) and they report to HOSC (Health, Overview & Scrutiny Committee) and OCCG (Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group). We need to tell all of these bodies how we feel. So that we can get our...

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Wantage Hospital Campaign Coach Trip

Army Expert From Wantage Makes History

A highly decorated British Army explosives expert made history when he presented his daughter with her Ammunition Technician badge after she graduated in the trade to follow in her father’s heroic footsteps. Lt Col Eamon Heakin RLC QGM* (Queen’s Gallantry Medal), 52, of Wantage, Oxfordshire,...

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Army Expert From Wantage Makes History

Save Wantage Hospital – Protest March

Hands Off Our Hospital There will be a Protest March Sunday July 22nd 2018 2pm meeting at The Green on Foliat Drive, walking by the hospital and then on to Wantage Marketplace. The more people join in, the louder the message. Wantage and District is a fast growing community and needs to have...

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Save Wantage Hospital – Protest March

King’s Arms Re-Opening

The King’s Arms, Wantage Re-opening on Thursday, 12th July - A Right Royal Treat A gin and real ale pub in Wantage is the brainchild of Simon, Dave and Emma of OakTaverns Ltd who, following the success of their other 16 pubs in the pub group, have rejuvenated The King’s Arms so that customers...

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King’s Arms Re-Opening

Biggest and Best Wantage Arts Festival yet!

The Wantage Summer Arts Festival 2018 from June 1st to July 7th is a celebration of Arts and Culture in Wantage and surrounding villages. The Festival team headed by Jim Mitchell, founder of the Wantage Betjeman Festival , promises to make this year’s festival something that the area can be...

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Biggest and Best Wantage Arts Festival yet!

Peter Pan at Fitzwaryn School

Peter Pan is in a Pickle - Can you help? "She is scared of theatre but today she joined in". Head2Head Theatre is a small registered charity based in Ashtead. We are led by volunteers with a passion for inclusion. We work exclusively with, and for the benefit of disabled children and their...

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Peter Pan at Fitzwaryn School

Stag beetle summer: help

Stag beetle summer: how you can help this endangered beetle this June & July Between June and July, wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is asking for families, individuals or groups of friends in the UK to record sightings of stag beetles on six summer evenings, as...

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Stag beetle summer: help

Oliver the Musical at The Beacon

Jigsaw Stage Productions will very soon be bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life with their April 2018 production of the Lionel Bart hit show 'Oliver'! This year the adult cast are delighted to be joined by a talented group of local children who will play the roles of Oliver, Artful...

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Oliver the Musical at The Beacon