Welcome to the Parish of Winsham

SIS Proposal

The Parish Council have been given the opportunity to comment on a proposed traffic calming scheme. A working group met on Wednesday evening and unanimously agreed that, although the scheme was welcomed, the requirement for parking restrictions to support the pedestrian crossing in front of the Jubilee Hall were, on balance, too high a price. 

The Parish Council will respond to Highways with their suggestions and an amended plan will be presented to the parishioners for their consideration in due course.



Self-isolation to end for double jabbed close contacts from Monday 16th August 2021

From Monday 16 August people who are double jabbed or aged under 18 will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case. 

From that date double jabbed people and under 18s identified as close contacts by NHS Test and Trace will be advised to take a PCR test as soon as possible to check if they have the virus and for variants of concern.  People can order a PCR home test online by calling 119, or going to a test site.

Double jabbed people identified as close contacts will be advised to consider other precautions such as wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces and limiting contact with other people - especially anyone who is clinically vulnerable. They will not have to self-isolate while they wait for the results of the PCR test unless they are displaying Covid-19 symptoms.

If you have received a positive PCR test or are displaying symptoms of Covid-19, you must still self-isolate for ten days or until you receive a negative test result.

More information, including other exemptions from self-isolation can be found here:




For additional information please refer to the following

 Somerset Covid-19 Weekly Update 24 September 

Somerset Covid-19 Weekly Update 17 September 

Somerset Covid-19 Weekly Update 10 September 2021 

 Covid Keep Safe Checklist 



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


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.



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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: 730 approx.

Households: 320 approx

Ward: Windwhistle

Main Local Authority: Area West, South Somerset District Council

Area: 12sq.miles(3,108 h) approx