Old Manor Farm Fore Street Winsham SomersetTA20 4DX
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I was brought up on a coastal farmin the South Hams, S Devon and had an active rural upbringing. I studied RuralEconomy and Resources, spending an additional year in France working on farmsand environmental projects. Then followed a 3 year job on a CountrysideCommission project of promoting the waymarking of Public Rights of Way(covering the whole country!). Simon andI married and farmed in Devon and Dorset with the last 25 years in Beaminster.Our 5 children attended the Beaminster Schools where I was on the PTAs andBeaminster School Governing body. I also played a big part in keeping theCommunity Swimming Pool (later leisure centre) open for the community. Thisinvolved enrolling and training volunteers, training lifeguards, first aidersand spending hours on poolside teaching swimming and water safety. This led toteaching in the PE department, a very enjoyable role. We bought our lovely house in 2010but did not move in until 2013. Not long after that we set off for Nepal wherewe spent 2 years volunteering with VSO. This was a real challenge and includedthe big earthquakes, fuel blockades, separation from each other, family andfriends and a completely different way of life. So many experiences that we nowlook back on with amazement! Settlingback into Winsham life took a bit of adjustment but I am now enjoying beingable to play a small part in the community, on the Parish Council, volunteeringat the shop, cleaning the church, Street Fair Committee etc.
8 Balsom Close Winsham SomersetTA20 4LG
Jenny has lived in the village for the last 17 years with her 3 children, who were all very young when she first arrived. Megan is now living with her family near Honiton, Rosie is working at Musgrove and Finn is at college in Taunton. Jenny's family have had connections within the area since 1963 and some of you will remember her parents Keith and Shoonan Hall.
Through the years Jenny has supported many of the village committees and groups. At present she helps edit the Joint Parish Magazine as well as being on the Parish Council.
Ammerham Mill Winsham SomersetTA20 4LB
I have been associated with Winsham since 1974 as mymother-in-law lived in Ammerham Mill. We visited frequently and sinceStephen, my husband, is now semi-retired, we live here permanently. We have three children and seven grandchildren who visitoften. I was a parent-governor for a time at my children's primary schooland had a part-time PA job for many years.Stephen and I like to play an active part in the village.
Church Farm 24 Church Street WinshamTA20 4JD
I have spent over 40 years working as a teacher in secondary schools, for the Open University and with the Arts Council. I am currently a trustee of Winsham United Charities, providing small grants to young people of the Parish. I hope to bring some of that expertise in education, business and development to the Parish Council
17 Church Street Winsham SomersetTA20 4HX
I fell in love with Winsham some thirtyyears ago. When my children were younger I played an active role in village life: I managed the pre-school, facilitatedthe then youth club and organised bi-annual play days. I work in EducationPartnerships for SCC where my role is wide and varied. I have always enjoyedvillage life and I am passionate about the community and collaborativeworking. In the years that I have lived here I have always supported Villageevents and have recently undertaken joint responsibility to keep the church clockon time. In this ever changing environment I feel the Parish Council has avital part to play and a strong, listening council can be a voice and influencepositive changes.
Misselthwaite 1 Court Farm Close Winsham SomersetTA20 4JY
Apart from 6 years in my late 20s I have livedin Winsham all my life. My family havebeen here for several generations. I attended the village school, moving on toHolyrood and then completed an apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering. I worked in the maintenance department ofClarks Shoes in Ilminster for 24 years and for the last 16 years have been anElectrical Engineer at Numatic International, famous for the red Henry vacuumcleaner. Over the years I have been involved in manyvillage activities and I was a Parish Councillor for several years in the1990s. Now our children have grown up and I amreducing work commitments I feel I am in a position to give more of my time tothe village that my family and I are proud to call home.
45 Church Street Winsham SomersetTA20 4HZ
I have lived in Winsham for over thirtyyears. My children both attended Winsham Primary School. Both my wife and Ihave been involved in various village organisations over the years, school PFA,Street Fair Committee, Winsham Football Club, drama and music events. I loveliving here, I regard it as a working village, where everyone has a sense ofcommunity- very different from the area of south London that I came from. Longmay it last.
Jasons Fore Street Winsham Somerset
I moved into Winsham in 2017 as it stood out as a place of great community spirit. It has not disappointed. My only, tenuous, connection with the area is that my grandfather was born in Budleigh Salterton. After (too) many years working in finance and IT I finally retired in late 2019 and so I can spend more time helping to further improve our already excellent village. A strong council supported by the residents will be able to make positive changes; let's all work together for a brighter future.
Leigh House The Old Wing Leigh Winsham SomersetTA20 4HW
I am Dutch born (1951) and bred, married to an English wife (Juliet) and with three children, now all grown up. We have lived in the UK since 1990, having been in Kenya for five years before then. From 1991-2013 I worked as a botanist for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, writing about African wild plants and often doing fieldwork, mostly in Madagascar and East Africa.
We came to Winsham parish in 2014, living at Leigh and loving the area. I still do botanical projects, writing flora treatments for Gabon, the Congo and Malaysia, and producing books on trees; working our garden, walking the hills, building models and reading about history.
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