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Cancelled: Over 70's Christmas Lunch

Tue, 26 October 2021

Sadly we have had to cancel the Over 70’s Christmas lunch due to the increase in Covid cases in the Community.

The decision to cancel the Over 70's Christmas lunch was not taken lightly. King Arthur's School had been in amber alert for some time, which was due to the increase in Covid cases in the Community (not in the school itself), with this in mind, Wincanton Town Council were not willing to put potentially vulnerable members of its community at risk from infection.  We also needed to notify the community quickly to avoid tickets being booked up which would have led to more confusion.

WTC are aware how very disappointing this is for the Over-70s who were so looking forward to a social event after spending many months in isolation and although it isn't a compensation, we wanted to show our appreciation by sending out a festive parcel to all those who were nominated.  Given the fact that the Covid situation may continue for a while, the Council hope to hold a special event for the Over-70s to take place in the open air in the Spring or Summer.

(Cancelled) Over-70s Christmas Lunch

This year the “Over 70’s Christmas lunch” has become an official Town Council event, to be held on 4th December at King Arthur's School.

In previous years, tickets were available to book on a first come, first serve basis, the only criteria being over 70 and a resident of Wincanton.

This year, initially invites will be issued by nominations, so that we target those who may have experienced a particularly difficult time, for example those who have experienced loss, hardship, or loneliness or those who may not be able to spend Christmas with family. It is hoped that this will allow those residents to attend who may not have previously had the chance.

Once Nominations are received on 12th November and if numbers allow, tickets will be available from 15th November to be booked at the Town Hall by any resident over 70 on a first come, first serve basis as in the past.

Please note that we may need to reduce the number subject to the government/school advising a requirement for social distance seating, due to Covid.

Nominations Process

Do you know of someone or a couple you would like to nominate? If so, please download and complete the form by clicking here alternatively, forms are available from the Town Hall, or you can email info@wincantontowncouncil.gov.uk or ring 01963 31693.