With the introduction of the new Winsham Parish Council Web site, the layout of  the Winsham Parish Web site is changing. In future Winsham Parish Web site will not carry the detail of Parish Council business, although it publishes some comment and supplementary information on a Winsham Parish Council Portal Page which can be seen by clicking HERE.

If you are a visitor or new to the parish, visit our Welcome to Winsham web page.

Winsham needs a new Parish Clerk

Winsham Parish Council are seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) to replace the current Clerk who has decided to retire after 5 years’ service.

Further information can be found on the home page of the Councils website.

Click HERE


Winsham Aikido Club
A message from Eileen Honeybun-Leader

All change for Winsham Aikido Club

After 33 years with the Ki Federation, Winsham Aikido Club has recently moved to the Shin Shin Aikido Association under the direction of Sensei Peter Hughes, 8th Dan.  The move provides greater freedom in the way the club is run and the opportunity to study 'enhanced ki development' which will raise the standard of practice.  The club will still teach ki aikido as before and classes are still offered every Sunday 10am to noon, Monday 6.30 - 8.30 and occasional Thursday evenings by arrangement.  Anyone interested is welcome to watch a class or contact Eileen on 07500543695.

An unusual request.....!

Gemini Carnival Club are in urgent need of a new home to build our cart from January 2025. We need around ¾ of an acre with single phase electricity within 10 miles of Ilminster. We own our own barn/shed however if there was one on site that would be a bonus. Either land to buy or rent. Any help please email us at or call our chairperson Liz on 07908132958.


 Your Pictures for 2025 Winsham Calendar-please send them to us...

Good quality photos taken on either a mobile phone or a camera are needed for next year's Village Calendar. The theme is the four elements, as found around the village. So let your creative powers flow; some ideas to get you started, perhaps, gardens and fields, bubbles, bonfires, sunsets and sunrises, rivers and pools. If you would like to photo a suitable quotation or artwork that would add to the mix; all ideas on the theme most welcome. 

When you email a photo to us your computer will ask what size you'd like to choose, please click on 'actual size'. 

Send as many photos as you would like and of course through all seasons so that we can match the photo to the month. 

The sale of the calendars are one of the ways we raise money in order to run the biennial Street Fair and to keep this lovely village event thriving we really appreciate the help of you photographers.  

Please send your photos to us before the closing date of Friday 28th June 2024. 

We aim to have them printed and out for sale by the end of July or early August. 

Please email your photos to

Angela Brook-Smith


Glorious Gardens opening their Gates in aid of St Margarets Hospice

We are thrilled to announce our Glorious Gardens Season is commencing at the end of March, with a variety of gardens and village openings across the county, details available on                    .Proceeds support our essential 24-hour care, available free of charge to anyone facing life limiting illness in Somerset.

As a small local charity, we support over 5,000 people annually, and rely on community support to helps us. If you would be interested in taking part in our Glorious Gardens Season by volunteering to help on a garden open day, donating plants for sale, or offering a raffle prize, we would be delighted to hear from you.

In 2025 the hospice is celebrating its Sapphire Anniversary, having served the community for 45 years. We hope to commemorate this milestone by having 45 gardens taking part in the season ,so if you have a lovely garden or interesting space that our supporters would enjoy visiting, please get in touch – perfection not required  , weeds welcome !All gardens are covered by St Margarets Public Liability Insurance.

We look forward to hearing from you at, or by phone on 01935 709485.

Anyone For Bridge?

 We are starting a weekly afternoon of bridge in the Jubilee Hall on Wednesday February 7th at 2.15 pm until 5pm for £3 per session.  

No experience, no partner and definitely no fear required. 

Please come along and have some fun.

 Sally Cunliffe and Gill Spence

Come along and enjoy Short Mat Bowling at the Jubilee Hall
every Friday at 2.00pm
For details, click HERE

Enjoy Short Mat bowling at the Jubilee Hall-

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Did you know there is a charity in Winsham that you may apply to for small amounts of money to help with educational equipment or training for your children?  All applications are treated in confidence & no promise of a grant is made. Should you wish to learn more  and apply to the Winsham United Charities for support, click HERE


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