Welcome to the Parish of Winsham


In accordance with government guidelines all public council meetings have been postponed until further notice.  

Should you need to contact the council our contact details can be found above

Winsham Parish Council – Covid-19 Strategy to support the Parish

Prescriptions - If you are self-isolating you can phone your current pharmacy and request delivery or collection by a named individual. If you need a new prescription your doctor can request this service from your chosen pharmacy. You can also go online and request a postal delivery; if you require help with this please contact Jim Everard - Jim.Everard@Winshamparishcouncil.org,uk or on 01460 30646.

Shopping Supplies - Winsham Village Community Shop and The Bell Inn will work collaboratively together to offer their normal shop supplies and fresh meat and vegetables where possible for self-isolating residents. Please contact Winsham Village Shop Tel:01460 30225 or email: winshamshopkitchen@gmx.com

Hot Food – The Bell Inn will continue to offer hot food services for collection or to be delivered.

Please contact the Bell Inn directly – Tel: 01460 30677 email:

Pets – If you require any support with regards to caring for your pets e.g. dog walking.

Please contact the shop who are coordinating this. Tel: 01460 30225 or email: winshamshopkitchen@gmx.com

Be aware – Please be aware of cold callers or telephone scammers and potential social media scams.

Top Tips

· Ask for ID, if they are a business call the business centre to check authenticity.

· Never pass out your bank details/pin numbers or personal information.

· Do not give cash to people who are unknown to you.

· If in doubt - Put the phone down/ Do not open the email/text


Volunteers – Can you give some time to help? e.g. supporting the delivery services, working in the shop, shelf stacking, cleaning etc. dog walking or general buddy system, we would very much like to hear from you.

Please contact the shop – Tel: 01460 30225 email: winshamshopkitchen@gmx.com

Winsham Parish is a strong Community and we need to be supportive of each other at this time. Please be mindful of your neighbours.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Council if you require additional support and we will endeavour to organise this.

Please contact: sarah.love@winshamparishcouncil.org.uk



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

Time: 10.00 am and 11.00 am


To start with this will be on a three month trial basis but it is hoped there will be sufficient interest to continue these indefinitely


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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.



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.

Key Data

Population: 730 approx.

Households: 320 approx

Ward: Windwhistle

Main Local Authority: Area West, South Somerset District Council

Area: 12sq.miles(3,108 h) approx

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