Meetings, Minutes & Agendas

5 Jan 22

19:30 to 21:30



Please see below a record of the latest meetings of Winsham Parish Council.  You should note that these are draft minutes that are due to be approved at the next ordinary meeting of the council.

Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Wednesday 5th January 2022 


A Brief History

Winsham Parish Council held its first meeting on December 13th 1894,chaired by Col. Cornish Henley.

Mr Walter Northcombe became Parish Clerk, at the same time, a post that he held until 1933.The lych gate at St.Stephen's was erected in Walter Northcombe's memory, not only for his services to the Parish Council, but also for the years spent as village school master, and a well loved member of the community.

Winsham was one of the first Parish Councils to be formed following the enabling legislation introduced by Gladstone, earlier in 1894. The meeting was held then, as now, in the Jubilee Hall.

Col. Cornish Henley, of Leigh House was the first Chairman of Winsham Parish Council, a post he held for six years. Mr F.J. Fry of Cricket House became Chairman for the next nineteen years. Click here for details of other Chairpersons & Clerks to the Parish Council.

You can learn more about the history of the Parish Council at

Minutes for meetings from 1975 to 2014, and summaries of Minutes since 1894 can also be viewed at the Winsham Web Museum by clicking here.


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Lych GateLych Gate - Photograph © John Sullivan

Jubilee HallJubilee Hall - Photograph © John Sullivan