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Monday July 22nd
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Walking Rugby is cancelled for this evening given the likely slipperiness of the field


With the Village Fete less than three weeks away, the categories in the popular dog show have been published, so plenty of time to get your pooch into shape.

If you are more interested in baking than barking, a reminder that the schedule for the Flower and Produce show has also been published, and can be seen here



We have recently been getting quite a few sightings across our skies of the International Space Station.  The link to days and times can be found here or on our Stargazing page


-This Week's Diary​-

Road Works: ​​​

  • A396 between Coppleham Cross and Wheddon Cross is subject to closure from Tuesday for upto a week to allow for pre-surface dressing work between the hours of 7am and 7pm. 

Mon 22nd​​


Tues 23rd​​​​​​​

  • 2:30pm Bowls, Village Hall.  All welcome

  • 5:30pm Bellringing


Wed 24th

  • 10:30am Coffee Morning, Village Hall

  • 3:00pm Pickleball, Village Hall. All welcome


Thurs 25th


Sat 27th​​​​​​​

Avon & Somerset police publish a weekly list of where their traffic enforcement cameras will be.  It can be viewed here


In common with all the other matches last weekend, Winsford's game against Lydeard St Lawrence was cancelled due to the weather.




News of the closure of the George Inn at Brompton Regis at the end of August is a reminder of just how fragile the local economy is.  With the Badgers Holt due to permanently close at the end of the season, pubs at Exford and Wheddon Cross up for sale, tearooms in a similar predicament, and tourism numbers down this year, local businesses need our support more than ever.



A two mile stretch on the A396 between Coppleham Cross and Wheddon Cross is subject to closure from Tuesday for up to a week to allow for pre-surface dressing work. The work will take place between 7am and 7pm. The area affected appears to be two sections centred around the Upcott Lane junction, one north to Thorne Lane and the other south to Stone Lane.

It is to be hoped that the mainly dry weather forecast for next week could help speed up the work's completion.




This month's draw for the 100 Club has been made and a list of the lucky winners can be found on the Recreation Association page.



Cricketing visitors from Roche, Cornwall were treated to a very pleasant evening on the Recreation Field where they played a 20/20 match against Winsford. In a low scoring match the visitors just pipped it, winning with one wicket to spare.  



The Parish Council have released the draft minutes of two meetings held this month.

The full meeting on July 1st reported on various items, including the following:

  • Planning matters

  • Sewage discharge into the Exe

  • Contractor hired to work on the Village Green and Winn Brook

There was also an extraordinary meeting held on July 10th called to review and approve the Annual Governance and Accountability Returns (AGAR)

Full draft minutes of both meetings can be found on our Parish Council page


A large contingent from the village made the short trip to Xmoor Rox, the annual festival held at Coppleham Cross.  After some early rain, a fine afternoon and evening were enjoyed


Winsford Open Gardens

A huge thank you to everyone who opened their lovely gardens, baked delicious cakes, gave plants and produce to sell, and all those who helped in the village hall, and also to all those who supported us by coming along!

We are so delighted to say that we had 181 visitors and raised £2,071.44 for St Margaret's Hospice! Thank you again everyone for making it such a happy and enjoyable day.

Claire and Beccy

The showers stopped to allow over 180 people to visit a dozen beautiful Open Gardens on the weekend.


Whisper it not, and this is not a story we could have run on April 1st for fear of ridicule, but, like it or not,

Winsford has mobile coverage

Yes, as long as you have EE as your provider, you may have recently noticed a strong 4G signal on your mobile device.  The natural assumption would be that it was coming from the much discussed and delayed mast up Halse Lane, but our Technology Correspondent believes the signal is actually originating from a mast on Quarme Lane.

But wherever it is coming from, a generation of lost delivery drivers and frustrated hikers will be most grateful.


Many photos and stories featured on this page get transferred to the Village Events page where they can be viewed for posterity.


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