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 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

NOTICE FOR THE CREATION OF A NEW PARK
Winchcombe Park, Greet Road
Winchcombe Town Council is delighted to be able to confirm progress towards the commencement of the creation of Winchcombe Park. Work has begun on site with initial ground investigations carried out by Intégral Géotechnique. This will shortly be followed by archaeological investigations being carried out by Cotswold Archaeology. The results of both investigations will be submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council to satisfy the final pre-commencement conditions associated with the planning permission for the new park.
There are drawings illustrating the exciting proposals for the scheme that can be viewed on the Winchcombe Park page. These drawings can also be seen at the Town Council offices during office hours.
In preparation for the start of the construction phase in spring 2021, the Town Council has now commenced with their procurement process to shortlist suitable landscape contractors to be invited to tender to deliver this large scale landscape project. The works will include:
  • Site clearance and earthworks to create facilities suitable for access by everyone;
  • Vehicle and pedestrian entrances off existing highways;
  • Surfaced car park and footpaths offering access throughout the year;
  • Activity area including a multi-use games area, wheeled sports facility, outdoor gym, petanque terrain, aerial slide;
  • Street furniture such as seats and bins, fencing, lighting, CCTV;
  • Extensive tree, shrub, and bulb planting; grass and wildflower seeding;
  • Swales and sustainable drainage features;

We anticipate construction works will commence on site in March 2021 and will be completed by the end of 2021.
If you have any queries regarding the scheme please contact:

  • The Clerk (Mrs Terry Willett)
  • Abbeyfields Community Centre
  • Back Lane
  • Winchcombe
  • Cheltenham
  • Gloucestershire GL54 5QH
  • Tel: 01 242 604087
  • eMail: info@winchcombetowncouncil.co.uk

Meetings

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 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