Winchcombe Town Council
Our office is open during the following times:
Responsibilities of the Council
Winchchcombe Town Council as a statutory body and is the most local level of government, having an important role in promoting the town, representing its interests and supporting the work of different groups in the community.
The Town Council has a number of formal powers, includingthe provision of:
- bus shelters
- community centres
- consultation on neighbourhood planning
- grants to help local organisations
- play areas and play equipment
- public clocks
There are six committees on Winchcombe Town Council.
Details of forthcoming meetings of each are listed below:
Set above the River Isbourne, Winchcombe became prosperous from its Abbey (one of the largest Benedictine monasteries in England), its wool trade and as a producer of tobacco.
Although the abbey has now gone, the town thrives. The stone Church of St Peter displays an altar cloth worked by Catherine of Aragon. Outside the church there are 40 gargoyles, said to represent local town characters from the 1460s. Dent’s Terrace is a row of almshouses and another is located on Vineyard Street. Winchcombe borders Sudeley Castle which is renowned for its 1,000 year Royal history and beautiful gardens. The town is a great base for walkers with the Cotswold Way, Gloucestershire Way and Winchcombe Way all passing through. The Wardens Way & Windrush Way both start and finish here. Nearby Belas Knap is a Neolithic barrow in a spectacular location above Humblebee Woods (beloved of Tolkien). The town has also been awarded “Walkers Are Welcome” status and hosts an annual walking festival in May.
Age UK “Homeshare Gloucestershire”
Homeshare brings together older people who have spare rooms, with people who need affordable accommodation and who are happy to chat and lend a hand. Homeshare can be a great and safe option for someone who misses having other people in their home.
For more information, please visit the Age UK website.
“Warm and Wel1”
Tewkesbury Borough Council supports this county wide scheme to provide free energy advice to help people to stay warm and well in their homes. This ranges from simple changes you can make, to helping you access grants for insulation or providing information about renewable technologies. They can help you reduce your energy bills, switch your energy tariff or supplier, and help you find local installers and tradespeople. They can offer a free home energy visit and assist in accessing grants and funding.
For more information, please visit the Warm and Well website.