Coffee Morning at United Reformed Church Hall

UNITED Reformed Church Hall coffee morning has been confirm for Saturday March 16. We would like to offer thanks to everyone who supported our monthly events during 2023.

We raised a £1,000 which has been split between The RNLI and The Open Door.

The United Reformed Church Hall is located on Fore Street, and coffee morning will take place Saturday March 16 between 10-11.30am.

Wellington Ladies’ Skittles League

WELLINGTON Ladies’ Skittles League is gearing up to be an exciting end to the season.

The Jolly Blues won their back match last night (Tuesday), beating Wanderers by 28 pins. The Jolly Blues are therefore leading the table as they go into the final round of games.

But standing at only a point behind are Split Pins, with cup winners Land Girls two points further back in the race for the top places.

Details: Wanderers 340 (S Southcott 53), Jolly Blues 368 (Katie Jordan and Shellie Jarman 52).

World book day
For world book day, Archie from the Archie Project came to read a story to the school in assembly, we were also joined by residents from Linden Care Home. (Rockwell Green Primary School)

Wellington Local History and Museum Society annual general meeting

WELLINGTON Local History and Museum Society latest event was organised by saw Bryn Morris from South West Archaeology, the event give an illustrated talk on Roman Cullompton.

It was under planning conditions that the archaeological finds were discovered, requiring archaeological excavations, as housing developments and new roads were proposed in the Shortland Lane area about ten years ago.

It was under this work that remains were located at St Andrew’s Hill of a Roman fort, with other remains found at various sites nearby.

Roman cooking vessels and coins dating from around AD 350 were uncovered.

Post-Mediaeval and Mediaeval artefacts have also found during the excavations, included items made from Kimmeridge shale and Samian ware.

The Annual General Meeting of the society will take place in Wellington Prep School Hall on Thursday March 28 at 7:30pm.

A talk by Amyas Crump entitled Odette: a love of the Blackdown Hills will follow.

Entry is free to the AGM, donations are welcome.

Two Fore Street businesses announce closure

IT is with sadness that two town centre businesses which are located virtually opposite each other in Fore Street have announced they are to close.

In 2018 The Blue Pantry opened its doors, the business describes itself as a “local packaging free grocery shop based on ‘Zero Waste’ principles”.

The other business, Talent Galley has been operating for the past five years and has been selling local craft and art.

The Blue Pantry, Gary and Kate Todd, said: “We have had ups and downs aplenty, but through it all we have had amazing, loyal customers who have supported us throughout.

“It is with sadness therefore, that we are sharing the news that we will not be renewing our lease for a further period and The Blue Pantry will be closing its doors in the coming weeks.

“This has been a difficult decision, but we are excited for new opportunities and challenges to come.

“Thank you to everyone who believed in us.”

The owner of Talent Gallery, Nicholas Cole, is closing down the business next month and hopes a new tenant for the premises can be found.

Since the opening of Talent Gallery, the shop has displayed local artists work for the public to enjoy. Because of economic conditions and him wishing to retire, the difficult decision has been made for the business to close.

World book day
Wellington library have also visited the school for four different story telling sessions for world book day. (Rockwell Green Primary School)

Wellington School’s ‘Chicago’ is a sellout

WELLINGTON School pupils will be performing Chicago, Teen Edition from Wednesday March 6 to Friday March 7, all tickets have now been sold.

Wellington school, said: “Ladies and Gentlemen, you are about to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery – all those things we all hold near and dear to our hearts.

“Come along and enjoy the splendour of the 1920s Jazz Age in Great Hall at Wellington School!

Chicago has toe-tapping songs, sassy choreography, and a funny, saucy story.

“It promises to be a fun and fabulous night!”

A woman has been charged after a traffic collision in Wellington

The has been accused of driving without due care and attention, driving without insurance and driving a motor vehicle while over the alcohol limit.

The police released a statement which said the charges followed an incident in Wellesley Park. The incident occurred at about 11.20pm on Sunday, where a car collided with several parked vehicles. The woman was meant to appear at Taunton Magistrates on Monday March 25, and has been released on unconditional bail.

Cash boost from developer

HOUSE builder Persimmon Homes offer generous boost for Wellington Warm Place.

An event that takes place every Thursday at Baptist Church Halls provides free lunch and supper, activities, newspapers, Wi-Fi and charging points.

Rev Sam Griffiths, the Minister, received a cheque for £2,000 from Calum Davies of Persimmon. This generous donation will go toward renovating the toilets.

Sam, said: “The Warm Place is essential to our community – described as a lifesaver, a reason to get out of bed, an opportunity to socialise with other people – so we are very grateful to Persimmon for their support.

“We have over 40 guests every week, serving a variety of people from all walks of life but who are not in a good place when they visit, making it important that we are able to cater to them as best as possible.

“These funds from Persimmon will make it much easier for us to do this, particularly with improved facilities, which means we can hopefully expand our offering in Wellington for those who need our support.”

Stacey Harris, Persimmon Homes South West Sales Director, said: “Our Community Champions scheme is there to support excellent initiatives and organisations like the Wellington Warm Place so we were delighted to be able to help them in a very competitive quarter for applications.

“It’s clear the Warm Place is highly regarded by the local community and plays an incredibly important role in the area and we are delighted that our donation will help the church deliver their programme for vulnerable people.”

Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme sees £700,000 and more donated to valued organisations and good causes across Britain yearly.

St John Ambulance Taunton, and Uffculme School have been recent local recipients.

Stampford Arundel WI would like to invite you to a complimentary visit to our next meeting.

We meet every second Tuesday of the month from 7:30pm at The Beambridge Inn, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 0HB.

The WI provides woman with fun and friendship, plus the chance to learn new skills, get involved within the community and take part in a range of activities including books clubs, craft group, lunch club, skittles and outings.

We have a monthly speaker at our meetings.

Just turn up this month or at any future meetings. You’re always welcome and we’d be delighted to see you.

For more information contact via [email protected] or telephone on 01823 666439.

Art journaling taster workshop

Art journaling is a wonderful practice which enables you to tap into and develop your creativity.

The process of art journaling is a great form of self-care and has therapeutic benefits which may help to reduce stress, promote positivity and support wellbeing.

You do not need to have any previous experience of drawing or painting to create an art journal. You will discover the creative techniques, processes, styles and media necessary to create and maintain your own unique art journal.

The workshop is free for those 19+ who are unemployed, earn less than £25,000 per year, live in Somerset, have lived in the UK for the last 3 years or who have refugee status.

Tuesday February 13, 11:00am - 13:00 - 1 session

Tuesday April 2, 11:00 - 13:30 - 1 session

Tuesday April 23, 11:00 - 13:00 - 1 session