Be a Parish Councillor




Winford Parish Council is looking for someone to serve as a Parish Councillor, particularly someone with an interest in serving on our planning working party, looking and commenting on local planning applications at Parish Council meetings.

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 2019.

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 or within 3 miles of the Parish boundary and those that work or own land with 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 deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 13th April.  The successful applicant will be co-opted at a full Parish Council meeting.


Did you know that Winford Parish Council makes its own compost from residents’ green garden waste?  This is available now at the bargain price of £1.25 per bag or even free of charge  for lorry and trailer loads taken via a local weighbridge.

For more details visit the compost site page.

West Lane closure

18.30 Friday 29 July to 06.00 Saturday 30 July

Please note the urgent road closure of West Lane between the junction with the A38 and the access to Felton Village Hall. It is anticipated that the closure will be between 18:30hrs (Friday 29th July) to 06:00hrs (Saturday 30th July); there will be some advance signage at key positions to alert the general public of the works.

This closure is required to undertake urgent safety temporary repair works to the cattle grid; work will mainly comprise repairing a missing section of rail towards the centre of the cattle grid (in the offside wheel track) and securing the grid back down to try and stop it bouncing as vehicles pass over it, especially as they travel in the direction of Winford.

Spring Film Night – The Lady in the Van

The Lady in The Van (12) will be shown on Friday 15 April at Felton Village Hall.

The 2015 British comedy drama stars Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings. It tells the story of Mary Shepherd, an elderly woman who lived in a dilapidated van on writer Alan Bennett’s driveway in London for 15 years.

Doors will be open from 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm with a short interval.  There will be a licensed bar so no need to bring your own drinks.  Tickets will be £3.50 in advance. Please call Judy Kiernan on 01275 472572 to reserve your tickets.