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 Winsford Parish Council are working closely with the Winsford Support Group (WSG) to support everyone in the Parish.

If you need help:
Just Call, That’s All!


If you live in or around:

Ash Lane/The Steep – call 851539 or 851881
Halse Lane – call 851281 or 851357
Exford Road/Furzehill Lane – call 851762, 851674 or 851444
Edbrooke Road or Howetown – call 851586 or 851400

Alternatively email or call the Royal Oak on 851455

LATEST Information
May 19th

AskmyGP service launched at end of April - online support from your GP.  See Health and Support page for further details

Exmoor Benefice Zoom Service. St Mary Magdalene is part of the Exmoor Benefice which has started offering a virtual service using Zoom videoconferencing. If you are interested in future events please email Nicola Butt at and she will add you to the contact list. 

Village Green Following the government guidelines, the village green is now fully open with the exception of the swings as the guidelines advise that the play area should remain closed.

Recreation The recreation field and the tennis courts are now open. However renovations to the tennis courts are required but have been delayed and so they will have to close again for a short while in the future, dates to be confirmed.  Please click here for details of this years 100 club subscriptions 


Oak Shop and Garage
Please see below for change in both opening hours

Current list of village suppliers


Oak Shop remains open. New opening hours from Monday 18th May are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am - 12 noon, & Saturday 9am - 10.30am. Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (except for newspapers). If you are self-isolating and unable to get to the shop, call during opening hours on 851611, and we will arrange delivery by Winsford Support Group (WSG). Shop has card machine, payment can be made by debit card in shop, or over the phone. 

Prescriptions - Can be collected from Oak Shop if you request this from the surgery, or if needed, ask the surgery for home delivery.

Butcher - John May (South Molton). Order through Oak Shop by 11am Monday morning & collect from Oak Shop Friday, or if you can’t get out, WSG will deliver. Check John May website for products.

Greengrocer - R & N Fruit & Veg, (email: Dulverton. Place your order by email by 6pm on Tuesdays with ‘Winsford Collection - Your Name & Phone number’ in subject line.  Copy your order email to so we can make sure order is collected & contact you if necessary. WSG will deliver to you on Thursday afternoon.

Fishmonger - Frank Houlding (phone 07929 420236) visits Winsford around 4pm on Thursdays and will call at your door. Ring him the day before to organise a visit.

Garage - Winsford Garage is open for breakdowns and emergencies. Also now taking bookings for Tuesday to Thursdays. Phone 851261 or email

Dulverton Recycling Centre - is now open. Please see their website for details

Mason Kings - will deliver to Mel Mileham, Little Ham, Exford Road on Tuesdays. If you need anything – animal food, gardening equipment, seeds etc, order & pay by phone direct to Mason Kings, provide name & phone number & ask to be added to this Winsford delivery. You will need to collect from Little Ham. If total order is over £25, there will be no delivery charge.

Church is closed, although St Mary Magdalene is part of the Exmoor Benefice which is offering  virtual services using Zoom. If you are interested please email Nicola Butt at .

Supermarkets. Most will deliver to the village, however while availability of home delivery slots is improving, they can still  be hard to obtain. Most operated a system to prioritise the very vunerable.






Closed: Post Office services at Oak shop (alternatives at Withypool, Weddon Cross and Dulverton), as well as  the village hall, film and most other clubs (although the shop has DVDs for hire).

Please remember Winsford Parish Council are working closely with the Winsford Support Group (WSG) to support everyone in the Parish, and keep us all safe. Remember to keep social distancing.Those on the government extremely vulnerable register should beable to get supermarket delivery slots from the main suppliers. Toregister with the government go to:


March 23rd



From Monday March 23rd 2020 The Winsford Support Group offered a takeaway service run out of the Royal Oak’s kitchen, which Mark & Sally kindly handed over for village use.  The service is now run by the Oak Shop, and staffed by volunteering chefs.

Orders should be placed on the pub’s phone 851455, between the hours of 5:00pm and 7:30 pm. Card payment can be made at the same time. Food can be collected via the Royal Oak’s back door entrance off their car park.

If you are unable to get to the Royal Oak to pick up your own food, the Support Group can deliver it. Please mention this request when ordering. 

The menu will change from time to time, reflecting demand and availability of ingredients.


For the latest please check  the Royal Oak website

As of 26/5 the menu is:

Take Away Menu


Tuesday to Saturday


Collection times from 5:30pm - Latest Collection 7:30pm


For a timed collection please call first on 01643 851 455 or email us


Minced Steak & Onion Pie with Chips OR Mash & Veg   £8

Chickpea and Root Vegetable Pie with Chips OR Mash & Veg (Vg)   £8


Spicy Veggie Burger with Fries and Mint Yoghurt (V)     £8


Smoked Haddock & Cod Fish Pie with Vegetables (GF)       £8



Vegetable Curry with Rice and Popadom (Vg)          £8


Beer Battered Cod and Chips, Peas, Tartar Sauce         £8


Battered Combo - Cod Fillet, Sausage, Onion Rings, Chips   £8


Breaded Brie Wedges with Fries & Cheesy Ciabatta      £8

Half Pound Steak Burger, Cheese, Fries, Relish     £8

Braised Beef Stew with Potatoes and Vegetables (GF)    £8

Take Away Sunday Roast

31st May 2020

Pre-orders for timed collections between 4pm & 5:30pm


We will have Limited Numbers of each choice*

Order as early in the week as possible please, by Friday evening latest, so we can

minimise our food waste & spend our Saturday preparing fresh vegetables


Ready to Eat Roast Dinner with Yorkshire Pudding,

Roast Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables, Gravy       £10 


*Choose from:   

Half Roast Chicken

Braised Beef Cheeks


Baked Cod, Parsley Sauce


As above without Meat or Fish (V)      £ 8