LATEST Information
 
As things start to reopen we will be updating the relevant part of website with information, such as on the Food and Drink  page.
If you need help and assistance, whether Covid related or not, please contact Jane Lillis, the village agent, on  07958 415270 e-mail : janel@somersetrcc.org.uk , or the WSG via support@winsfordexmoor.org.uk
Sept 18th

EXMOOR MEDICAL CENTRE FLU VACCINATIONS


All this year’s flu vaccinations clinics will take place at Exmoor Medical Centre.


Saturday 26th September 9.00 – 1.00 (Over 65’s only)
Saturday 3rd October 9.00-1.00 (Over 65’s only)
Saturday 17th October 9.00-1.00


Please do not just turn up at these clinics
All clinics are appointment based only.

These appointments are available to book on Patient Access or via our Reception Team
Flu vaccinations for 50-64 will not be started until November unless you are in an at risk group when you will receive an invite for the 17th October clinic.

Click here for poster

Exmoor Medical Centre contact details can be found on the Health page

 

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Following a risk assessment, the Village Hall remains closed for the foreseeable future due to Covid-19 restrictions

 

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All are welcome to use the Recreation field as there are currently no sheep on it, and a path has been cut out around the perimeter. 

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100 Club Winners for July-September on Recreation Association page

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Under normal circumstances the Church AGM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) and Easter Vestry would have been held way back on 21 April.

 

The APCM will now take place in the Church, at 4.00pm on Monday 19 October. 

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A rare and welcome sight as a wedding party arrived at St Mary Magdelenes for a blessing.  The couple had married a few weeks previously abroad without family members being able to attend. For photos see Village Events page

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External links to Winsford Planning applications added to Residents Info pages and churchyard memorials added to Church page and History menu

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Church services for September added to Whats On calendar

 

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The Royal Oak continues to be closed for drinks only customers.  Hotel guests and restaurant customers will enjoy a full service. Other pubs in the area such as Royal Oak Withypool and Tarr Farm are now open for all, albeit with some restrictions.

 

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Local Trades and Services page updated.  If you offer a local service to the village and would like a free advert please get in contact via the button at the bottom of the page

 

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Wessex Water phone number added to Emergency Services page

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Small groups commemorated the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.  See the Village Events page for a photo

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Introducing the Winsford village Instagram feed which will carry photos of events around the village. If you have anything you would like adding to it please forward via the Contact button below

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Congratulations to Sue Hayes for decorating the bus shelter with art by local children. For photos visit the Village Events page

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Dulverton Vets are now open for non-emergencies, with restrictions.  See their website for details

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The Oak Shop has now reopened Monday-Saturday, with the Post Office returning for Tuesdays and Fridays.

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Winsford has been named first in a list of Somerset's nine prettiest towns and villages by Somerset Live.  See their website for details

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Walkers page updated with link to National Park Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions

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Two swings now open on the village green

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Message from the Winsford Support Group.

Since the relaxing of restrictions there is less need for the Winsford Support Group to function as we have done since March.  This is not to say however that the group is winding up.  We are all aware that a second spike in Covid19 infections may well be around the corner, leading to renewed restrictions and possible lockdowns.  This could be anytime -  in a couple of weeks or in the middle of Winter.  As such, the group is hibernating unless and until we are needed to offer support again if the virus strikes this area. 
 
There will be some personal arrangements for shopping and other tasks  that were set up during the lockdown that may continue for various reasons, separately to the WSG.  For example, the weekly fruit and veg delivery service from R&N will carry on for the time being for those, such as some over 70s, that need to take extra caution.
 
Please take care and stay safe.   Local updates will continue to be shown on this website.  If you need to contact us please email 
support@winsfordexmoor.org.uk , or contact the village agent Jane Lillis on 07958 415270 e-mail  janel@somersetrcc.org.uk 

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Halse Farm Caravanning and Camping re-opened on July 4th.  

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100 Club Click here for the latest list of lucky winners!

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Bridge Cottage Tearooms is back open for business from July 4th. Hours will be Wed to Sun 10:00-4:00 (later if good weather). Close Mon-Tues EXCEPT Bank Holidays. Click here for the latest details

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Garage - Winsford Garage is open for breakdowns and emergencies  Tuesday to Thursdays. Phone 851261 or email bryanyneal@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dulverton Dental Practise is now open for emergencies.  See the Health page for further details. 

Recycling centres are now back to normal summer times. This means Dulverton is open Sat and Sun 9am-4pm, currently free of charge, and Minehead's hours are Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri  9am - 6pm and Sat & Sun  9 am-4pm

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 call  David W on 831330 or Nicola and David B on 841713 or email Nicola Butt at rev.nicola@icloud.com


Village Green Following the government guidelines, the village green is now fully open.

Current list of village suppliers

 

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: finley.kelland9@gmail.com) 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 support@winsfordexmoor.org.uk so we can make sure order is collected & contact you if necessary. WSG will deliver to you on Thursday afternoon. If you are able to get to Dulverton, R&N are now offering a Click and Collect service.


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.

Supermarkets. Most will deliver to the village, and availability is improving. Many operate systems to prioritise the very vunerable.

Tescos https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/

Morrisons https://groceries.morrisons.com/webshop/startWebshop.do

Asda https://groceries.asda.com/

Waitrose https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/shop/browse/groceries

Sainsburys https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/gb/groceries

Closed: The village hall, film and most other clubs 

Keep safe by remembering to keep social distancing. Those on the government extremely vulnerable register should be able to get supermarket delivery slots from the main suppliers. To register with the government go to:https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable