Winchcombe Town Council
Statement from the Chairman of Winchcombe Town Council
Addendum to Standing Orders and Financial Regulations and Business Continuity Plan
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:
- bus shelters
- community centres
- consultation on neighbourhood planning
- grants to help local organisations
- play areas and play equipment
- public clocks
- Application No: 20/0014/TWREG3
- Proposal: Two storey extension to create 4 classrooms; extensions to school hall and staff room with associated works
- Location: Winchcombe Abbey C Of E Primary School, Back Lane, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5PZ
- Reference: http://planning.gloucestershire.gov.uk/publicaccess/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=Q81YHYHNKFB00
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 email@example.com or by telephone on 01 242 604087 during normal office hours (9:00am and 12:00pm).
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.
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.