WCA is about developing a stronger sense of community in an area to the northwest of Yeovil.

Regular Committee and Residents meetings address a wide variety of issues which are a concern for all ages and backgrounds. Everyone living within the area bounded by Thorne Lane, Larkhill Road, Preston Road and Ilchester Road is very welcome not only to come along to meetings and events, but to take part in, contribute to and enjoy the benefits of a wide range of community-enhancing activities and support.

The area covred by WCA

The constitution-defined objectives of the Association include:

(a) To facilitate a growing community spirit through supporting local residents/users in activities and initiatives which enhance life for all the community regardless of gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age, disability, race, political, religious or other opinions by associating said inhabitants with statutory authorities, voluntary and other organisations.

(b) Having helped to establish a new Community Centre, to contribute to its maintainance and success for the benefit of all.

(c) To promote such other charitable purposes as may from time to time be determined.

Projects, plans and actions are initiated according to need and resources. Such issues and activities include:

  • environmental improvements (identification of and work on 46 ‘plots’ for bulb, tree and flower planting),
  • cultural awareness (e.g. links with Somerset Library which include plans for new activities for the vulnerable, young, parents, elderly etc),
  • joint fundraising with St Peter’s Church for maintaining the new Community Centre,
  • support for residents affected by drug, gang and other anti-social behaviour,
  • traffic safety reporting and support,
  • various fundraising activities,
  • organisation of seasonal community fetes,
  • police liaison,
  • periodic publication of a newsletter,
  • litter picking projects,
  • liaison with and involvement of local schools,
  • liason with Yeovil College – e.g. historical community research projects. 
  • We have ambitious plans to develop a Community Garden, or ‘Pocket Park’, for which we would very much welcome your practical or other support.

One example of proven success in activity which is enriching and enhancing residents wellbeing and appreciation of their home area are the new 2019 recognition and plaques awards from Yeovil in Bloom and RHS Britain in Bloom (SW), on which WCA is officially ‘Thriving’!