Welcome to the Parish of Winsham

PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 87 of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy has occurred on the WINSHAM Parish Council.

Unless a request for an election to be held is submitted in writing to the Chief Executive of Somerset Council at Electoral Services, The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT by Tuesday 31st May 2024 by ten electors for the Parish of Winsham, the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by co-option.

Rose Richards

Clerk to the Council

 

CO-OPTION

If a request for an election is not made co-option will take place at the next council meeting to be held

on Wednesday 19th June 2024

at The Jubilee Hall, Winsham

If you are interested in serving the community in this way and would like to become a candidate for co-option please obtain an application form for candidacy from the clerk. (also available on the parish council website at www.winshamparishcouncil.org.uk) Completed application forms should be returned to the clerk by:

Thursday 14th June 2024

Information on eligibility for the role of the parish council and its schedule of meetings

may be obtained from the clerk and/or the chairman

Clerk: Kim Larsson -  Email: winshampc@hotmail.co.uk

Chairman: Jim Everard  -  Email: jim.everard@winshamparishcouncil.org.uk

Winsham Parish Council Mission Statement

The Parish Council seeks to foster true community spirit.   We aim to encourage full co-operation between councillors - parish, district and county, and to residents and local businesses, thereby promoting a better quality of life for all residents and visitors alike, whilst improving local relationships to the betterment of all in Winsham Parish.  The Parish Council's Core Values are Open, Inclusive, Representative and Fiscally Sound. 

TRANSPORT FOR COVID AND HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

Are you a Winsham resident with an appointment to receive your Covid vaccination or you need to attend
a hospital appointment but have difficulty getting to it?

Winsham Parish Council, in conjunction with Chard Community Car Scheme, can provide free transport to these appointments.
At least 48 hours notice is required. Please contact Julia Glass on 07749 243671 for more information and to book your transport.

REGULAR COUNCILLORS SURGERIES

The Councillors Surgery's have restarted and will be held during the Jubilee Cafe mornings

 starting on Thursday 15th September 2022 when a councillor will be available from 11.00am to 12.15pm

If successful the surgeries will held during the cafe mornings in December, March, June and September

Winsham is a great place to live

Situated at the most southern tip of Somerset, just a few hundred yards from the Dorset border, and a couple of miles from a Devon border, it nestles in the sheltered Axe valley. Saxon in origin, it has retained its name for over a thousand years, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Now a vibrant small community that while enjoying and respecting its past, it is forward looking. As a result of its positive attitudes it has been able to retain all the essentials of genuine village life-it still has its own pub; and community owned village shop and post office, a primary school, a well equipped 19th century village hall, St Stephen's Church which dates back to the 14th Century, a United Reformed Church which has direct roots back to the non-conformism of the 17th Century, a well equipped recreation ground for children and sports field with its own Football Club. It also has a Sports and Social Club.


If you want to live in a vibrant, warm village community then Winsham is likely to be the place for you.

Winsham Parish also has, apart from the main village, the hamlets of Ammerham, Bridge, Leigh, Whatley, Street and Purtington within its borders. Located on the B.3162, Winsham village is 4 miles from Chard and 6 miles from Crewkerne.

Winsham Parish Council was one of the first to be created following the 1894 Local Government Act.

Visit Winsham Web Museum for local community history


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Key Data

Population: 750 approx.


Households: 335 approx

Ward: Windwhistle

Main Local Authority: Area West, South Somerset District Council

Area: 12sq.miles(3,108 h) approx

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The link below will take you to Winsham Parish Website which is independently run


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