Health and Wellbeing

In addition to the parks and open spaces, we encourage the following:

Free NHS Health Checks. Usually held in the Jubilee Hall, we are hoping to bring the clinic back to Winsham later in 2018, following the fully booked success of the session in October 2017.  Please watch this space for further details. 

When available, appointments can be booked on line via: or by phoning 01823 261794.  Appointments start at 9.00 am through until 4.30 pm.  Click here for more information.

You are eligible for a free NHS Health Check if:

- You are aged 40-70 years old
- You live in Somerset or you live outside of Somerset but are registered with a Somerset GP.
- You have not had an NHS Health Check within the last 5 years.
- You have not been diagnosed with or are not taking medication for heart disease (including blood pressure medication), stroke, diabetes, chronic kidney disease or dementia or are on a Statin

“Winsham Walkers” – the Winsham Walkers meet every first Thursday of every month at 10:30am outside The Bell, Church Street, Winsham, for easy walks that can last from typically 1 to 2.5 hours. (There can be changes to this programme; please check at either the Joint Parish Magazine or Parish e-letter for any published differences).

Independent walking/running/horse riding. The Public Rights of Way that are within the parish boundaries include part of the Liberty Trail, as well as bridleways and other footpaths.  A printed map can be viewed in the Community Shop (Church Street, Winsham Village) or can be viewed by roaming the Somerset County Council Rights of Way Map (type Winsham in the search box).

Other privately run activities and classes are available in the Parish; please refer to the Joint Parish Magazine, copies of which are available in the Community Shop, The Bell and St Stephen’s; and also the Noticeboard and Marketplace of the Parish Website.