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A subsequent Emergency meeting(March 31)
Picture by Henk Beentje

On Tuesday evening, 24th March, Winsham Parish Council held an emergency meeting. To meet Government rules on isolation they used, for the first time   remote video conference software, with the result that councillors did not need to leave their homes in order to participate. They just used their smart phones, tablets, laptops or PCs. With this leadership from the parish council, similar action may need to be considered by other  committees  that managing parish resources.


The Somerset Bereavement Support Service
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Volunteers needed for SomersetSight
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Support services during Corona virus epidemic
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Police guidance on reasons for leaving home during current self -isolation situation-21st April 2020

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Joint Parish Magazine
The July edition of the Joint Parish Magazine will mark the recommencement of publication.
UPDATE-14th APRIL 2020
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17th April 2020
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21st April 2020
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24th April 2020
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28th April 2020
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1st May 2020
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22nd May 2020
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County Council Report May 2020
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5th June 2020
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Linda Piggott-Vijeh

Bus Service-No.96 & No.99
Below is the text of an e-mail received by Linda Vijay from John Perrett- Service Manager-Transporting Somerset:

On 96 I can confirm that an emergency timetable has now been introduced by South West Coaches mainly due to the very low use of bus services at present. Full details are available on South West Coaches website.


On 99 I can confirm that the winning bidder for this contract has withdrawn due to the current crisis. The service will continue from 6 April and Buses of Somerset have now retained the route, being the second lowest bidder. At present I understand that will keep the to the current timetable but this may change if passenger numbers remain very low.


Important statement and Information from Winsham Parish Council following the emergency meeting held on the 17th March, 2020

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2020 Glorious Gardens Cancelled



An appeal

The Food Bank

Your local food bank, The Lord’s Larder, has been in great demand since the beginning of this year, and it’s possible that there will be a knock-on effect from the spread of the corona virus.  If you could please remember to pop a bit extra in the collection point boxes in Tesco, Sainsbury’s or your local village church food box it would be very much appreciated.  In particular we need pasta and pasta sauces, rice, tinned vegetables and meat, jam, tea bags, cereals and long life milk.  Tablet soap will also now be added to the bags.

Thank you very much.

Janet Smart, volunteer



A note for your diary:

Annual Parish Meeting, Wednesday, 13th May,7.00 for 7.30pm, Jubilee Hall-

Postponed until further notice



Two small allotments available, one immediately and one from 1st April.  The plot numbers in question are 5a and 6.  Anyone interested should contact either me or Judith Hill our Allotments Officer.


...need volunteers in the Chard area.
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Travel Somerset – for live travel alerts, roadwork information and  weather updates

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A Must Read Document


Improving community health and care services for people in Somerset-
Somerset's health and care strategy
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Water Pollution in Somerset can result in substantial fines
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New Traffic and Travel
 Website run in conjunction with Somerset County Council

A really great innovation- See the Twitter frame on the Home Page of the Parish Council Web Site-a really rapid way to keep track of the items of news that relate to how local authority, etc. issues relate to Winsham and our surrounding area. Click HERE

The official Winsham Parish Council  Web Site carries a great deal of information that is relevant to its day-to-day operation, and can be accessed on www.winshamparishcouncil.  Access  to the various sections of the site can be reached by left clicking on the relevant buttons below.
Quick links to sections of the Parish Council Web Site
COMMUNITY Notices and announcements, including information about grant sources and courses, local initiatives and projects bb1
MAKE IT BETTER Practical advice about being a better neighbour and reconciling conflict. Information links relating to parking, noise, pets, etc. bb2
YOUR PARISH COUNCIL DOES FOR YOU What your Parish Council does for you. Contact links to other levels of government, including your County and District Councillors and Member of Parliament bb3
WINSHAM CEMETERY Details of cemetery regulations, charges and cemetery plots map. bb4
PARISH COUNCILLORS Details of Winsham Parish Council bb5
ACCOUNTS Details of Accounts bb6
ASSETS Assets register bb7
DOCUMENTS Details of Statutory Documents available for on-line inspection bb8
MEETINGS Copies of Agenda and Minutes of Meetings bb9
CONTACT INFORMATION How to contact the Parish Council bb10
PARISH SURVEY 2013 A major survey on many aspects of parish life-all households-60%response bb11
PARISH PLAN 2014 The Parish Plan evolved from the 2013 Parish Survey and is now a major factor in parish council decisions bb12



WINSHAM PARISH COUNCIL was formed in 1894. It's meetings have been held in the Jubilee Hall since that time. If you are interested in the Council's history, including the records of every meeting since it started , together with lots of other information, click on the button below.

Winsham Parish Council has nine members, all of whom live within the parish
or within 3miles of the boundary. Membership is by election or co-option.
A new Parish Council is formed every four years.

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