Winsham Parish Council meets on the first Wednesday of each month at
7.30pm in the Committee Room of the Jubilee Hall. The Chairman is Jason Stevens, seen above with Teresa Pinder, Parish Clerk.

Jubilee Hall, 7.00pm , Wednesday, 10th May

A really worthwhile event- if you were not there, this is your opportunity to see the visual presentations made by various Parish groups and organisations


The draft of  the Minutes of Parish Council will now become available to view within a week or so of the actual meeting . These Minutes need to be agreed as being accurate by the members of the Parish Council at their next meeting, so they cannot be regarded as a definitive report
of what was agreed or discussed. In practice, they do give a good idea of what went on at the meeting. Changes are quite rare. Remember however that the draft could be changed by agreement of the Parish Council, at the meeting that follows, usually held on the first Wednesday of the following month.
Should this happen, revised Minutes are published.

 To see the draft Minutes of the meeting held at the beginning of the month, click HERE. They can also be accessed from the Parish Council Web Site



Updated measures to protect poultry against Avian Flu

 All poultry in England to be allowed outside from Thursday 13 April following the latest evidence on the risk posed by wild birds. All poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday 13 April 2017 following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has announced.

 The requirement to keep poultry in Higher Risk Areas of England housed or completely enclosed in netting, introduced to minimise the risk of them catching avian flu from wild birds, will be lifted. However, all keepers in England will continue to be required to comply with strict biosecurity measures.

 A ban on poultry gatherings also remains in force until further notice.

 The decision to lift the additional requirements in the Higher Risk Areas is based on the latest scientific evidence and veterinary advice, which concludes that the level of risk to poultry in these areas has now reduced to the same level as that across the rest of England. This is because of changes in the wild bird population: the majority of over-wintering migratory birds have now left the UK, and resident wild waterfowl are at their lowest levels and entering the breeding season when they become less likely to move long distances to forage for food.

 The risk of poultry becoming infected from H5N8 remains heightened and countries across Europe continue to experience outbreaks and observe cases in wild birds. Defra is stepping up surveillance of wild birds across the UK to inform our risk assessments.

 All poultry keepers must continue to take steps to reduce the risk to their birds, including minimising movement in and out of bird enclosures, cleaning footwear, keeping areas where birds live clean and tidy and feeding birds indoors.

 Nicola L J Pearce

Trading Standards Officer


Latest information on improved Winsham Mobile Phone coverage


Latest News-7th April, 2017


Cellnet Mast The new  mast has now been erected at the Upper Recreational Field, and this should be of great benefit to Vodafone and O2 cell net users, providing a 4G service. Presumably the other service providers did not consider the investment worthwhile.
The Parish as a whole will benefit from the financial payment that has been made in return for allowing access to the the Upper Rec.

 Click HERE

G.I.S Mapping Systems

 For Public Footpaths and Rights of Way,

And “Report a Problem” on our Highways

 A new online, interactive map has been launched by Somerset County Council to allow residents to report potholes and other issues on Somerset’s Highways. Click HERE for more information

South Somerset Residents-
'Shape the Future' Census
Click HERE



The official Winsham Parish Council  Web Site carries a great deal of information that is relevant to its day-to-day operation, and can be accessed on www.winshamparishcouncil.  Access  to the various sections of the site can be reached by left clicking on the relevant buttons below.

COMMUNITY Notices and announcements, including information about grant sources and courses, local initiatives and projects bb1
MAKE IT BETTER Practical advice about being a better neighbour and reconciling conflict. Information links relating to parking, noise, pets, etc. bb2
YOUR PARISH COUNCIL DOES FOR YOU What your Parish Council does for you. Contact links to other levels of government, including your County and District Councillors and Member of Parliament bb3
WINSHAM CEMETERY Details of cemetery regulations, charges and cemetery plots map. bb4
PARISH COUNCILLORS Details of Winsham Parish Council bb5
ACCOUNTS Details of Accounts bb6
ASSETS Assets register bb7
DOCUMENTS Details of Statutory Documents available for on-line inspection bb8
MEETINGS Copies of Agenda and Minutes of Meetings bb9
CONTACT INFORMATION How to contact the Parish Council bb10
PARISH SURVEY 2013 A major survey on many aspects of parish life-all households-60%response bb11
PARISH PLAN 2014 The Parish Plan evolved from the 2013 Parish Survey and is now a major factor in parish council decisions bb12


WINSHAM PARISH COUNCIL was formed in 1894. It's meetings have been held in the Jubilee Hall since that time. If you are interested in the Council's history, including the records of every meeting since it started , together with lots of other information, click on the button below.

Winsham Parish Council has nine members, all of whom live within the parish
or within 3miles of the boundary. Membership is by election or co-option.
A new Parish Council is formed every four years.

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