LATEST Information
 
Nov 22nd
If you need help and assistance, whether Covid related or not
 
Just Call, That’s All!
The Winsford Support Group is a volunteer group that has been set up to help villagers who may need help for any reason during the current lockdown. 
To contact a representative  
 
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 or 851444
Edbrooke Road or Howetown – call 851586 or 851329
or email support@winsfordvillage.info
alternatively you can contact Jane Lillis, the village agent, on  07958 415270 e-mail : janel@somersetrcc.org.uk 
To access the current list of external suppliers to the village go to the bottom of this page or click here

Oak shop is carrying forms from John Mays butcher for Christmas deliveries.

 

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Openreach have returned to the village for further digging. Expect road closures

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The Royal Oaks in Winsford and Withypool have both released details of their Christmas offerings.   RO Winsford availability can be found here.

RO Withypool's full Christmas brochure can be found here.

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A group of villagers, suitably socially distanced, gathered at the War Memorial for the act of Remembrance.  Details can be seen on the Village Events page 

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Somerset County Council have written an open letter to all Somerset residents detailing the Health and Care services that are currently available throughout the county. The full document can be found on the Health & Support page

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In line with Government guidance, the tennis courts are now closed and will re-open on Thursday 3rd December. We are disappointed with this outcome but must adhere to the regulations and apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Winsford Recreation Association
 

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Draft Parish Council minutes from the October 19th meeting have been published here

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The Oak Shop will start doing Wed-Sat takeaways from November 11th, see the Royal Oak website for details

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Our default email address has changed to support@winsfordvillage.info

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Bev's Blog on the pumpkin carving competition can be found on the Village Events page  together with lots of photos

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100 Club Winners for October-November on Recreation Association page

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Winsford's Royal Oak will close for 4 weeks from Wednesday Nov 4th

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CONGRATULATIONS to Sue Hayes for getting the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, for "services to the Community in Winsford, Somerset”. For full list of local winners see here

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After much debate the Parks authority today deferred the application for a mobile mast at Halse Lane due to landscape considerations until alternative sites can be identified. The planners and Home Office have been asked to identify alternate sites as soon as possible.  See also discussion in the Forum

 

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Winsford Charitable Trust announce that sadly the Ash tree at the green entrance has fallen foul of Ash dieback and will have to be felled soon

 

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

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 - Richard Little of Watchett  currently does fortnightly deliveries on a Friday evening to the village.  This will change to weekly if demand allows.  To place an order either phone 07376 425055 by Wednesday lunchtime or message via his Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/Richard-Little-Family-Butchers-2758576814158865


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@winsfordvillage.info 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 vulnerable.

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

Mobile Kitchen - Claires Kitchen.  See Food & Drink page for details

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