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 comment and supplementary information on a Winsham Parish Council Portal Page which can be seen by clicking HERE.

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 The Lord’s Larder wishes to thank the village for the support given us through the shop.  We are happy to continue to accept packet and tinned goods.  However, at the moment we, like other Food Banks, have as much as we need of

           PASTA,   RICE,   PASTA SAUCES,   SOUPS and as always   BAKED BEANS!

We locally have lots of TEA but not a lot of COFFEE.

We are very grateful for the contributions you give and so are the families you enable us to support.


Maurice                                                                                                                                                 November 2020

Axminster & Lyme Cancer Support
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St Margaret's Hospice Care

Looking Forward to a glorious summer in 2021
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Stepping Up Employment Support

A co-ordinated network of employment and skills support for individuals, employers and businesses seeking support and information in relation to employment, skills, careers and apprenticeships is being rolled out across Somerset under the Step Up Somerset brand to boost existing provision in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.


This includes a new one-stop-shop website which will provide

support for individuals who are job hunting, seeking training in new industries or working to strengthen their skills by providing details of employment and skills services and resources. Those who find themselves at risk of or being made redundant can find a full range of support including help with reskilling, financial assistance and wellbeing information.


Employers will be able to gather information on redundancy support for their workforce, staff development and offering apprenticeships or industry placements to young people. The website will also provide a platform for promoting any recruitment or development events available to attend.


For anyone without internet access further one-to-one help can also be provided via a single phone helpline: 0300 790 6275.



Somerset Waste Partnership
Chard Recycling remains open during the lockdown

For all matters relating to domestic waste disposal
Notice from SSDC with regard to disposal of Christmas Trees post Christmas 2020:

Hello everyone, 

I am emailing you as you took part in our Christmas Tree Recycling service last year; unfortunately we will be unable to offer the service this year as our workload won’t allow for the loss of the staff or wood chippers following the loss of production during the Covid-19 lockdown period. 

Alternatively, we have liaised with Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) to provide the following advice:

Where possible, SWP and SSDC would like to encourage people to consider replanting trees, home composting or adding them to a corner of the garden as a wild habitat. Where that’s not possible, anyone subscribing to the SWP Garden Waste Service can leave their tree out next to their garden waste bin for collection. The usual restrictions apply – branches should be less than 15cm or less in width. Anyone not subscribing to the service can take trees to any of the county’s 16 recycling sites for the garden waste skips. Composted trees – part of the 50% of your recycling that stays in Somerset and 90% that stays in the UK – become Revive soil conditioner sold at recycling sites. Other collection points may be available at the time, and together, SSDC and SWP will endeavour to publicise these where possible. 

We apologise for any disappointment this may cause and hope we will be able to have the service back up and running next year, and thank you for your understanding. 

If you have any queries of concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Kind regards 


Ceri Owen 
Case Officer - Horticulture
Environmental Services
South Somerset District Council

 +441935462836    @southsomersetDC   @SouthSomersetDistrictCouncil

Monthly Newsletter
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Information on collections, Recycling Centres and lots more
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 Reports from Linda Vijeh - SCC-Click HERE
Includes information on
LATEST-Somerset Climate Emergency Strategy
The Somerset Bereavement Support Service
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Volunteers needed for SomersetSight
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Travel Somerset – for live travel alerts, roadwork information and  weather updates.

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Whatley Lane for telecoms work

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Winsham United Charities

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 apply to the Winsham United Charities for support, write your request to:

The Trustees, Winsham United Charities, 2 Court Farm Close,

Winsham, Somerset. TA20 4JY


See a wide range of community notices

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See new Parish Council initiative
A MUST read for everyone-click on picture

Find out what 'Winsham on the Web' can mean to you , and our community
Know Winsham!
The SSDC web site carries an incredible amount of information.
The section called 'Your Area' enables you to search information about Winsham. It provides an incredible amount of information, including details  of  'Listed buildings', the Conservation Area, and lots of other things too. All you need to do is click on the link below, and then enter your post code. The map that appears has some instructions for use, and alongside is a tick-box, enabling you to select the information that interests you.
Have fun, and learn at the same time!
South Somerset District Council - Your area

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