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)

  • Following advice from the UK Health Security Agency and in the light of the rapid increase in Omicron cases, the UK Chief Medical Officers and NHS England National Medical Director have recommended to ministers that the UK COVID-19 alert level should increase from Level 3 to Level 4
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INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

CEMETERY MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Tenders are invited for the maintenance of Winchcombe Cemetery, Greet Road, Winchcombe.
The contract will be for a period of two years commencing 1st April 2022.
A specification can be obtained from the Clerk, Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5QH - Tel: 01242 604087.
Tenders are to be received by mid-day on Monday 14 February 2022 and all envelopes to be marked “Private and Confidential Tender Enclosed”.

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