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 Sue Sturgeon

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

COUNTY COUNCIL SAVES POPULAR FOOTPATH
Riverbank footpath repaired by Gloucestershire County Council
FEEDBACK WANTED ON DRAFT COUNCIL PLAN
Tewkesbury Borough Council sets out new vision, priorities and focus areas for next four years
NATIONAL GRID'S VISUAL IMPACT PROVISION (VIP) PROJECT
Going underground in the Cotswolds

Children and Families Lead
£20,000 (£33,000 FTE)
21 hours per week

The parish of Winchcombe, based at the Parish Centre in the heart of the town, seek an enthusiastic person to lead our children and families ministry to:
  • Develop the church's Strategy amongst children and families
  • Lead a team of volunteers
  • Enhance our engagement with children aged 4-11 and their families
For full details please email revdpenny@winchcombeparish.org.uk, or follow these links:
  • Job description: please click here
  • Application Form: please click here

Meetings

Minutes of latest council and committee meetings

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 grotesques, 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