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Parish Council Vacancy




Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 87 of the Local Government Act 1972 that one vacancy has occurred on the Winsham Parish Council.

Unless a request for an election to be held is submitted in writing to the Proper Officer of South Somerset District Council at The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT by 26th May 2021 by ten electors for the Parish of Winsham, the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by co-option.

Rose Richards

Rose Richards

Clerk of the Council


Unless a request for an election has been correctly submitted to the Proper Officer of South Somerset District Council, Winsham Parish Council will consider filling by co-option a casual vacancy for one Councillor at its meeting to be held

on:  Tuesday 1st June 2021     at: The Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Winsham

Anyone who is interested in serving the community in this way and wants to become a candidate for co-option can download the application form below. Completed application forms should be returned to the clerk by: 24th May 2021

Information on eligibility for the role of the parish council and its schedule of meetings may be obtained from the clerk and/or the vice chairman

Clerk: Rose Richards  Email: winshampc@hotmail.co.uk

Vice ChairmanJim Everard  Email: jim.everard@winshamparishcouncil.org.uk

Date: 6th May 2021

 Application to fill a Parish Council Casual Vacancy 



In accordance with government guidelines all public council meetings have been postponed until further notice.  

Should you need to contact the council our contact details can be found above

For additional information please refer to the following 

Winsham Parish Council's Coronavirus Strategy to Support the Parish 

Somerset Covid-19 Weekly Update 29 April 2021 

Somerset Covid-19 Weekly Update 26 March 2021 

Somerset Covid-19 Weekly Update 18 March 2021 

Covid Keep Safe Checklist 

2601 COVID 19 Vaccine Fraud Alert 

Coronavirus Incubation Timetable 

Self Isolation Details 


Trading Standards are warning the public to be on their guard following reports that fraudsters are sending out fake texts offering a Covid-19 vaccine in an attempt to steal bank details.

The text offers a link to what police call an “extremely convincing” fake NHS website.

Once on the website people are asked to input their bank details to register for a vaccine.

The scam message reads ‘we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine’ and then prompts you to click on a link for further information or to ‘apply’ for the vaccine.

If you receive a text or email that asks you to click on a link or for you to provide information, such as your name, credit card or bank details, delete it immediately.

Remember, the NHS will never ask for your payment details.

If you think you have been scammed, you can get advice and find out how to report it at Citizens Advice – What to do if you’ve been scammed.



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


To start with this will be on a three month trial basis but it is hoped there will be sufficient interest to continue these indefinitely


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.

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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