Winchcombe Town Council

Winchcombe Town Council

Welcome

This is Winchcombe Town Council’s official website, containing information about its committees, councillors and officers and their functions and activities

The Council’s current Chair is Jim Mason
and ViceChair is Roland Parsloe

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:

  • allotments
  • bus shelters
  • community centres
  • consultation on neighbourhood planning
  • grants to help local organisations
  • play areas and play equipment
  • public clocks

News

CORONOVIRUS (COVID-19)

INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

MINUTES OF COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS PUBLISHED
WINCHCOMBE PARK UPDATE
CONTRACT AWARD
Winchcombe Town Council are delighted to announce that a contract has now been awarded to Fairways Contracting Ltd to construct the new Winchcombe Park. The award comes after a competitive tender process where six different contractors bid for the work. The submitted tenders were assessed by Mood Landscape Ltd who are acting as Winchcombe Town Council's project manager and principal designer for the project. The most cost-effective price was accepted after checks to ensure that the bid satisfied all of the design requirements.
Works will commence in mid-July with activity increasing over August and September as the main earthworks are undertaken. The park is expected to be completed by Christmas 2021 however, this does depend upon the weather as this may impact upon productivity particularly when undertaking the earthworks and drainage activities. The area where the park is to be constructed will be fenced off in accordance with legal requirements that the contractor must adhere to and we would ask local residents not to try to access this area of land whilst the construction works are being undertaken.
This exciting next phase to bring the park into use comes after several years where the town council have had to take the project through a full planning application and comply with various stringent conditions. These conditions have included requirements for the council to undertake contamination testing, archaeological investigation, develop a full drainage design and also submit a fully detailed planting schedule. This has taken a lot of effort and has been very involved, particularly in the light of the restrictions over the last 18 months.
The council will keep local residents and stakeholders informed on progress via a noticeboard at the front of the site and via our website. Any questions relating to the park and the construction should be directed to Winchcombe Town Council and not to the construction team on site.

Meetings

To minimise the risk of COVID-19 to our staff and customers, we are limiting face to face contact as much as possible. We would ask that you do not visit our council office unless it is absolutely essential.
You can contact us by either using the online form, by email info@winchcombetowncouncil.co.uk or by telephone on 01 242 604087 during normal office hours (9:00am and 12:00pm).

About Winchcombe

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.

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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.
For more information about Winchcombe and the surrounding area, please go to the Experience Winchcombe website