Welcome to the Parish of Winsham

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. 


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.


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: Somerset Council

Area: 12sq.miles(3,108 h) approx


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

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