Welcome to the Parish of Winsham

No Mow May is Back

Plantlife’s No Mow May is back!
Please encourage your friends, family and communities to be sparing with their lawnmowers this May and

take extratime to admire and appreciate the wonder of nature on their doorstep.

Adopting #NoMowMay and, outside of May, continuing to mow less and at different lengths

and frequencies through the summer will increase the number and diversity of the wild flowers you see.  

Bumblebee on selfheal
Common wild flowers including dandelions, clover and selfheal, along with rarities such as meadow saxifrage and eyebright, can become magnets for a wide diversity of bees, butterflies and other insects, as well as supporting other garden wildlife. When it comes to providing vital nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies and other insects, every flower counts. Your lawn can help provide that feast!  No Mow May is changing the way people manage their lawns, the percentage of those not mowing in May has trebled compared to three years ago. Why not join them and see what flowers you spot in your lawn in 2022?

Take part in Plantlife’s Every Flower Counts survey at the end of May and again at the beginning of July and see the difference you are making on your lawn. Simply count the number of flowers in a square metre patch of lawn and we’ll tell you how much nectar they’re producing and how many pollinators they’ll feed with your own Personal Nectar Score.
This year, Lidl will be featuring Every Flower Counts in-store and online so please do get involved in what’s gearing up to be the biggest No Mow May yet!
We have lots of resources including posters and social media posts you can share here.

Join No Mow May
Best wishes
Felicity Harris
Head of Participation
PS you can view answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.
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Plantlife International - The Wild Plant Conservation charity is a charitable company limited by guarantee.
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Tel: +44 (0) 1722 342730  


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 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

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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: 750 approx.

Households: 335 approx

Ward: Windwhistle

Main Local Authority: Area West, South Somerset District Council

Area: 12sq.miles(3,108 h) approx