Charitable Trusts

There are a variety of charitable trusts operating around Winsford

The George Joyce Bequest

A local landowner, George Joyce, died in 1652 leaving any income from East Nurcott farm, which consisted of a house and 125 acres, for the benefit of Winsford, Cutcombe, and Wooten Courtnay. This is probably one of the oldest bequests still in existence in England.  Winsford beneficiaries  are normally nominated by the Village Agent.

For full details of the trust see this page

The Henry Leigh Withypool Education Trust

In 1876, local landowner Henry Leigh gifted an area of land to build a school in Withypool.  The eventual proceeds of this are now administered by the Trust to promote education to young people in the vicinity.

Further details on the Trust and link to its website can be found on this page. Winsford's trustee is Keith Lindop who can be contacted on 851463.

Winsford Village Hall

The Village Hall is managed by a charitable trust, No 304680, who's stated activities are: "PROVIDING FOR SOCIAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITY IN THE VILLAGE AND SURROUNDING AREA. ALSO AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS & PRIVATE PARTIES. COMPLETELY REFURBISHED 2008 WITH 100 SEAT HALL AND 35 SEAT HIGH QUALITY MEETING ROOM, MODERN FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN WITH COMMERCIAL DISHWASHER, PERMANENT STAGE WITH CHANGING ROOMS, CINEMA SCREEN, EXTERNAL TERRACE , AMPLE CARPARKING AND ATTRACTIVE EXMOOR LOCATION. OIL C.H."

 

Click here to view the Village Hall page

Winsford Recreation Association

 

The Recreation Association (charity no 1003034) was registered in 1991 and has a stated activity to "Maintain the village cricket pitch and pavilion and the two hard tennis courts. "

In 2021 The Recreation Association was gifted the use of further land willed by the late Ann Le Bas to the village.

Further information can be found on the Recreation Association's page.

Exmoor Community Youth Club

The Youth Club is registered charity number 1142358 with the aim of providing "a safe environment for children from 6 -18 to meet, socialise and play. A friday night youth club is supplemented during all the holidays with extra activities and trips."

Their page can be viewed here