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 John Murphy

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

NATIONAL GRID'S VISUAL IMPACT PROVISION (VIP) PROJECT
Going underground in the Cotswolds
Up to 20 pylons and 7 kilometres of overhead electricity line will be permanently removed from the landscape - from Postlip Mill near Winchcombe to the edge of the Cotswold Plateau north of Dowdeswell Reservoir.
National Grid is at the early stages of developing its proposals and is inviting local people and stakeholders to find out how the plans could transform the landscape in this popular and protected location.
Find out more at one of their public drop-in events
  • Thursday 11th August, 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Winchcombe Museum, High Street, Winchcombe GL54 5LJ
  • Thursday 11th August, 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 4PR
  • Thursday 18 August, 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Stanton Hall, Church Street, Charlton Kings GL53 8AR
  • Monday 29 August (bank holiday), 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Winchcombe Country Show, Greet Road, Winchcombe GL54 4LB
NOTICE OF FORTHCOMING ROAD CLOSURES
Advanced notice of dates to be displayed by signs on site
  • B4632 Broadway Road, Winchcombe
    From junction with Stancombe Lane to junction with B4632 Hailes Street
    Carriageway resurfacing
    Closure & no parking / no waiting during all / part of the works
  • B4632 Hailes Street, Winchcombe
    From B4632 Hailes Street
    Carriageway resurfacing
    Closure & no parking / no waiting during all / part of the works
  • B4632 High Street, Winchcombe
    From B4632 Hailes Street to junction with B4078 North Streett
    Carriageway resurfacing
    Closure & no parking / no waiting during all / part of the works
  • War Memorial Stanway to Oak Piece Stanton
    From junction with B4077 to junction with Stanway Road
    Carriageway resurfacing
    Closure & no parking / no waiting during all / part of the works
  • Salters Way Didbrook
    From junction with B4632 to junction with Winchcombe Road
    Carriageway resurfacing
    Closure & no parking / no waiting during all / part of the works
  • Winchcombe Road, Stanway
    From junction with Salters Way to junction with Stanway Lane to Glebe Farm
    Carriageway resurfacing
    Closure & no parking / no waiting during all / part of the works

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