Winchcombe Town Council

Winchcombe Town Council

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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

News

MINUTES OF COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS PUBLISHED
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Election of a County Councillor for the Electoral Division of Winchcombe & Woodmancote

  1. Nomination papers may be obtained from the offices of the Deputy Returning Officer, Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 5TT, by emailing elections@tewkesbury.gov.uk, by telephoning 01684 272025 or online: www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/elections-2021
  2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Deputy Returning Officer, Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 5TT from9am on Monday 29 March 2021 until 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021 (excluding bank holidays).
  3. As the Council Offices are closed, please make an appointment to submit your nomination papersby emailing elections@tewkesbury.gov.uk or by telephoning 01684 272025.
  4. If theelection is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 6th May 2021.
  5. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 5TT by 12midnight on Monday, 19th April 2021. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
  6. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes (including postal proxy) must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 5TT by 5pm on Tuesday, 20th April 2021.
  7. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 5TT by 5pm on Tuesday, 27th April 2021.
  8. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this electionmust reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 5TT by 5pm on Thursday, 6th May 2021.

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