Welcome to the Parish of Winsham


Please be aware that we have received notification of the following temporary road closures:

SCC Small Improvement Schemes to carry out footway improvements as well as to aid traffic management at Fore Street/Church Street junction. 

The order becomes effective on 21st July 2022 and will remain in force for eighteen months. Works are expected to commence on 25th July 2022 and will last for 12 days

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=128386135 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_128386135_3457595_dcfb928268.pdf          
The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this occasion.

For any further information about this closure please contact SCC Small Improvement Schemes on 0300 123 2224, quoting reference: ttro422749SS


Chardstock Lane, Tatworth Road, Paradise Lane, Tatworth and Forton ,Chard Town  

Reference: SD007517 - SS43 A358 TAMWORTH ROAD CHARD     

Chardstock Lane, Tatworth Road, Paradise Lane, Tatworth and Forton ,Chard Town for approximately 911 metres, which will commence on 30th June 2022 at 00:00 and is expected to last until 13th July 2022 at 23:59. These works are for Somerset Highways Surface Dressing Timings Subject to Change, their works reference is LG210YBSD91125-02.

For any further information about this closure please contact Somerset Highways on 0300 123 2224 quoting reference: SD007517 - SS43 A358 TAMWORTH ROAD CHARD or use the following hyperlink https://one.network/?tm=129159838


Covid Vaccination Transport

Are you a Winsham resident with an appointment to receive your Covid vaccination 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.


The third Saturday of every month
Councillors Surgery's have been cancelled for the foreseeable future due to the Coronavirus
Venue:  Davies Close Community Room


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.

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.



These links will take you to the Winsham Parish Website and the Winsham Web Museum which are both independently run

  Winsham Parish Council logo
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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