Winchcombe Town Council

Winchcombe Town Council

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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 Kevin Willett
and ViceChair is Jim Mason

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


Most passers-by will have spotted that the archaeological survey has been completed and that the Archaeologists have left the site.
No doubt you will have also spotted that the site has not been back-filled this was at the Town Council’s request to help save money on the future earthworks.
We know that the Archaeologists found artefacts associated with the scheduled ancient monument, a roman villa, on the opposite side of Greet Road and we excitedly await their report telling us exactly what was unearthed.
Because artefacts were found the Town Council is now working closely with the Authorities to develop a scheme to protect the findings especially during the construction phase and for future prosperity.
Completing the archaeological survey means that all of the planning conditions have now been satisfied so the Council is currently engaged in the process of finding a suitable Contractor. The Procurement process has several phases to go through; the first phase (pre-qualification and shortlist of suitable contractors) has been completed and we hope to be issuing the tendering documents in the coming weeks.
The Town Council is also pleased to now be in a position to sign-off the legal documentation with the various interested parties so that the overhead electrical cable and associated pole-mounted transformer can be moved.
In the coming days, you will see contractors working on the fencing alongside the Greet Road removing the brambles towards the Pennylands end of the site, felling a single tree where the pedestrian access from Greet Road will be located, and removing dead saplings from the site (tree and saplings will be replaced later as part of the planting scheme). This is being done now before the start of the bird-nesting season.
Chairman, Cllr Willett said “It has taken a long time and we still have a way to go but I am sure you share the Council’s excitement having reached another significant milestone. Everyone’s patience is beginning to pay off”.
25th February 2021
Written by Cllrs S Maughan, K Willett & C Pennell (Clerk)


To minimise the risk of COVID-19 to our staff and customers, we are limiting face to face contact as much as possible. All public council meetings have been postponed until further notice. We would also 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 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