WINSHAM
PARISH COUNCIL

 This web page was last updated on 09/04/2019


Andrew Simkins, Chairman of Winsham Parish Council,
with Teresa Pinder, Parish Clerk

 

Annual Parish Meeting

 

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WINSHAM PARISH COUNCIL ELECTION-May 2nd

Twelve residents have put their names forward to stand as candidates for Winsham Parish Council in the election to be held on 2nd May, 2019.

They are as follows:
Henk Beentje - James Bell - Dave Checkley - David Clark - Stuart Davie - Jim Everard - Keith Fowler - Russ Haggard - Judith Hill - Sarah Love - Diane Wallbridge - Stephen Weller.
A web page has been created enabling candidates to place a photograph of themselves, and give a brief statement about  their  particular interests within the community and how they see their roll as a Parish Councillor if elected.

This, I think, would be of great benefit to those residents who may not  personally know an individual candidate. There is of course no obligation for candidates to make use of this facility. Entries and pictures will be in alphabetical order and be posted as soon as they are sent to me at : Candidate for Parish Council Election.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE CANDIDATES' WEB PAGE
Visit this page regularly to see Candidate's entries as they arrive.

No doubt more information will emerge as we progress towards Election Day-so watch this space. Meanwhile, everyone will have received their Polling Card confirming their right to take part in the election.
A .pdf file showing the nominations for all Parishes , published by SSDC can be seen by clicking HERE-for Winsham you will need to scroll down to Pages 116 and 117.
WELL DONE EVERYONE WHO HAS PUT IN NOMINATION PAPERS-you have demonstrated your  commitment to our wonderful Winsham community .
NEW OPENING HOURS FOR CHARD RECYCLING CENTRE
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Can you help disadvantaged children?
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Latest Somerset Waste Partnership Briefing

Recycling & Refuse Collections-Easter, May and August Bank Holidays

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New Surveys

SSDC Play Area Survey-Parish and Town

SSDC Open Space-Parish and Town

Closing Dates-April 30th

 

 

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Proposed Road closures the Winsham and Crewkerne areas during March and April, 2019

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Listing

Location Maps

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Click on Poster above for further details

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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

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How Safe Is Your Water Supply?

Having a private water supply can be a real boon. Cheaper than mains water, control over chemical additives and often with better pressure, a private supply is also not subject to imposed drought restrictions. Many farms, businesses and homes rely on a private supply either through preference or practicality. Indeed, the South West has around one third of all the private supplies in England. Cool, fresh and delicious - spring water on tap can be one of the perks of rural living.

The quality of private water supplies, however, can be extremely variable. Itís vital to ensure the safety of your supply for yourself, your guests, livestock or customers. In fact, itís a legal requirement if you run a commercial activity where you supply water to your customers, such as a campsite, B&B or rental property. Owners can help safeguard their supplies by protecting from contamination by livestock and other hazards, installing treatment apparatus, and making sure the water is stored and distributed safely before use.

Private water supplies often pose a health risk because they are not managed or tested in the same way as public supplies. Common problems include bacteria, heavy metals such as iron, manganese, aluminium, lead and arsenic, as well as nitrates, nitrites, ammonia and other minerals. Sometimes the contamination may affect the appearance, taste or smell of the water but it is often not obvious. The best way to be sure your supply is fit for use is to have regular testing carried out.

Professional testing should include metals such as iron, zinc, lead, nickel and copper that may result from deteriorating pipework or other sources. It should also report on chemical levels from disinfection products. The key benefit of engaging a reputable professional laboratory is that they can provide microbiological testing which will identify health hazards such as E.coli. Not all labs offer this service, so always check what is included when choosing a company. It is highly recommended that a laboratory accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is used rather than internet testing kits which are very unreliable and often give misleading results.

Somerset Scientific Services, part of Somerset County Council, have been supplying impartial advice and testing for over 50 years. Contact them for information or a quote for a comprehensive UKAS accredited testing package.

SSSmailbox@somerset.gov.uk  - 01823 355906 - www.somersetscientificservices.co.uk



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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

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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.

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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.
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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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