Winchcombe Town Council

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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 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

Meetings

There are six committees on Winchcombe Town Council.
Details of forthcoming meetings of each are listed below:

News

ELECTION OF BOROUGH COUNCILLORS FOR WINCHCOMBE
Notice has been given of the three councillors elected:
  1. John Reginald MASON (Conservative) 908 votes
  2. David William GRAY (Conservative) 613 votes
  3. John William MURPHY (Conservative) 569 votes
NOTICE OF UNCONTESTED ELECTION
Declaration of results
MINUTES OF ANNUAL WINCHCOMBE TOWN MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL 2018
Meeting chaired by Mr Jim Mason, Chairman of Winchcombe Town Council who read notice dated 4th April 2018, formally convening the meeting

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.