Councillor vacancies

that due to the resignation of Christine Jones (Felton Ward) and Alison Johnson (Winford Ward), vacancies have arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 8 February 2024 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 1UJ by TEN electors for the said Parish (or Parish Ward if warded), an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 15 April 2024.

Dated 19 January 2024

Paula Shelley
Clerk to Winford Parish Council
West Close
Cameley Road
Temple Cloud
BS39 5AF

Vacancies for Parish Councillors

Winford Parish Council is looking for people to serve as Parish Councillors.
Are you interested in local current affairs?
Do you wish to serve your Community?
Could you provide a voice for residents?
For further information or an informal chat please contact the Parish Clerk: Paula Shelley 01761 453046
Or do speak to any of the local councillors about what it is like to serve on a parish council.
The term of office will run until the next ordinary elections in May 2023.
If you want to apply to be a councillor, all you need to do is send the clerk an email or letter that:
• confirms that you meet statutory requirements to be a councillor (this position is only open to people over 18 that live in the Parish of Winford, including in Winford, Felton or Regil, or within 3 miles of the Parish boundary, and those that work or own land within the Parish);
• gives your reasons for wishing to be a member of the Parish Council; and
• explains what skills, qualifications and community experience you feel you will bring to the Council.
The successful applicants will be co-opted at a full Parish Council meeting.

Help needed at St Katharine’s Churchyard

St Katharine’s Church is appealing for someone to help mow/strim the churchyard because the usual gardener hasn’t been able to do as much as usual. If you would be able to help, please get in touch with the Churchwarden: Jan Longden Phone : 01275 472440 Email :

St Katharines Church

St Katharines Church

Airport Planning Meeting

The North Somerset Council Planning meeting to decide on the airport application for expansion will be on Monday 10th February at 6.00 p.m. in the Town Hall at Weston super Mare.
Please attend if you can.

Consultation: Grazing on Felton Common

Winford Parish Council’s response to the Bristol Airport planning application

A pdf copy of the Parish Council’s objection letter to Bristol Airport’s expansion planning application can be downloaded from the link below.


Total Attachments: 1

Download: Winford Parish Council response to 18/P/5118/OUT (622 KB)

Bristol Airport Expansion Plans


The airport reached 8.5 million passengers per annum (mppa) last year and have a limit of 10 mppa.  To give themselves the capacity to grow they have now applied to North Somerset Council to raise the limit to 12mppa.   They have submitted a planning application to North Somerset DC that includes a wide range of changes to reach 12mppa and beyond, and the result they want to achieve is growth.   Growth means more passengers which could see an increase of 30 – 40%.   And that means more cars and more flights, day and night.         The planning reference is    18/P/5118/OUT,

To handle additional passengers there will be many changes.   Changes to increase the capacity of the roads, the layout and capacity of the on Airport roads and options on parking places and costs.  Terminal, check-in, baggage handling, security, aircraft servicing and turn round all will have changes for expansion.   The existing passenger walkways will get longer in both directions, all feeding more aircraft stands.

How will this affect us?

As local residents we know we will feel the impact of all this extra activity both in the building of the new facilities and then of course as the passenger numbers build.  Winford and other Parish Council are critically examining the plans in order to prepare and submit detailed responses to North Somerset.   The purpose is to foresee the impact of all this expansion and then with North Somerset DC and Airport management discuss how to make things work better for residents.   The aim is to identify possible threats to our lifestyle enjoyment and request changes where possible to reduce some of the bad impacts.

The road plans include a reworking of the three critical road junctions, the Airport roundabout, the Downside road traffic lights and the West lane junction, to improve traffic flow and reduce the frequency of tail-back delays.

Winford Parish Council have raised many questions about how to reduce the parking problems around village roads and by Felton Church.   In this we are looking to the Airport to fund and North Somerset DC to act to put parking controls in place that should restrict as far as possible the antisocial parking activities.

A parking place for airport taxi drivers on the airport is aimed at providing the taxis a better place to wait so that they don’t choose the village sites.  We aim to keep pressure on both Airport and NSDC to deliver on the promises on these parking issues.

In this it is vital that as many residents as possible send in emails and letters to NS district Council before the 26th January to have the greatest impact.   Email….

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Winford Village Store and Post Office is closing down

Public meeting – Monday 10th September

You may have heard that Winford Village Store and Post Office is set to close, since it is no longer commercially viable in its present form.  Whilst we don’t know when exactly, it is likely to be very soon.

If a solution is to be found it will need everyone to pull together.  If you value the services a village shop and/or post office can offer the community and want something to replace it, then you must get involved.

The Parish Council has organised a public meeting where you can come along and offer your support, ideas and help.

Winford Village Hall  Monday 10th September 7pm

Can’t make the meeting?  Please pick up a questionnaire or fill it in online at