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The present Civil Parish of Winscombe and Sandford is a combination of the ancient ecclesiastical Parish of Winscombe and areas surrounding the former hamlets of Barton, Oakridge, Sandford, Sidcot and Woodborough. The parish has a population of about 4500 and covers approximately six square miles of countryside on the western edge of Somerset's Mendip Hills.

These agenda are now available:

War Memorial Recreation Ground Committee Agenda 1st June 2015
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Winscombe & Sandford Useful Information


Woodborough Farm Site – public exhibition event 20th May 2015

Tuckerwood Developments Limited invites you to view and comment on proposals for the development of land at Woodborough Farm for new homes, with associated infrastructure, parking, open space and landscaping

Wednesday 20th May 2015  3.00 – 8.00pm at Winscombe Community Centre, 11 Sandford Rd, Winscombe, North Somerset, BS25 1JA.

If you have any questions in advance of the event, please contact Jo Davis ( / 0117 988 5224) or Veronica Barbaro ( / 0117 988 5308).

Slides from a presentation given to the Parish Council Planning Committee meeting on 17th November 2014 can be seen by using the following link:



Parish Council elections 2015 uncontested

Fourteen nominations for the position of Parish Councillor were received by North Somerset Council within the required timeframe. As there are fifteen Parish Councillor Vacancies for this parish, all those nominated are elected uncontested on 7th May. A listing of those persons nominated can be found here:

The Parish Council will be considering applications for co-option of a fifteenth member at their meeting to be held 18th May 2015



Library Volunteering Opportunity – Summer Reading Challenge

North Somerset Libraries are looking for volunteers to help with the running of the annual Summer Reading Challenge.  The Challenge aims to give children aged four to 11 an enjoyable activity to complete during their summer holiday and prevent any dip in literacy that may occur during the long break from school. This is a short term opportunity between 11 July and 12 September 2015.  This year’s Challenge is called ‘Record Breakers’.  Volunteers will talk to children about the books they have read, help children choose books and hand out rewards.  Flexible volunteering sessions are on offer and full training will be provided. Volunteers do not need to have any previous experience of volunteering or working in a library.  An interest in reading and the ability to communicate well with people of all ages would be useful.  Two references will be requested for all volunteers, (The Library Volunteering Team will guide you through this process).  If you would like further information please contact Sarah Smith, by 18 June 2015, on 01934 426 657 or email



Audit – Annual Return 2015

Winscombe & Sandford Parish Council is required by Sections 12 and 13 of The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 as transitionally saved to:

  • Prepare accounting statements for the year ended 31st March 2015 in the form requested by proper practices (the annual return);
  • Approve the annual return including the accounting statements before 30th June 2015;
  • Provide for the exercise of electors’ rights;
  • Publish or display the audited annual return by 30th September 2015.

A copy of the exercise of electors’ rights can be found here:


Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) at Winscombe Community Centre

The new PAD has been installed to the front of the Community Centre building on Sandford Road, by the main double doors and clearly visible from the car park area. The defibrillator unit housed in the external green cabinet is built specifically for laypeople to use who may not have had any training.

It is intended that this unit, along with the PADs located outside Thatchers Cider Offices on Station Road Sandford and at the War Memorial Recreation Ground, off The Lynch in Winscombe will further safeguard those living, working and using recreational facilities in our parish against the risk that the Emergency Services may take more time to arrive than the precious few minutes you have to restart a heart after a Cardiac Arrest has occurred



Parish Council Office Opening Hours

The office is open to the public between 10 am and 12 noon each Monday and Thursday. The weekly Police Surgery is also held on a Thursday morning between 10 am and 12 noon at the same venue.



A calendar of Parish Council & Committee meetings in 2015 calendar can be found here:


Approved minutes of Parish Council and Committee meetings can be found by clicking here:



Can we improve communication from the Parish Council to Shopkeepers and other business people?

If you would like to receive, via email, dates and agendas for any of the Parish Council meetings, or other information which may affect you, or be of use to you, please contact Lynne Rampton our Parish Clerk with your email address. Tel 01934 844257. 




Last updated 11th May 2015


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