Councillor vacancy – Winford Ward

Parish of Winford – Winford Ward


that due to the resignation of Margaret Webster, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 18 June 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 20 August 2024.

Dated 29 May 2024

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

Vacancy for a Clerk

Due to the forthcoming retirement of our Parish Clerk, Winford Parish Council are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual for the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). Whilst training will be available, the successful candidate will need good, up-to-date financial, IT, communication, administrative and literacy skills, together with the ability to work largely autonomously.
The Clerk is responsible for managing the council’s day-to-day business, providing independent and objective advice, implementing council decisions, preparing meeting agendas and minutes, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and overseeing budgets and assets. The council does not employ any other staff, but there would be some liaison with external contractors.
The Clerk works flexibly from home on a part-time basis (2.5 days per week equivalent). A small amount of evening work is necessary, including attending the monthly meetings of the Parish Council, but the remainder of the time is largely self-managed. Some travel within the Parish is needed and your own transport will be essential. A fixed monthly allowance will be provided to cover working from home and travel expenses.
Salary £32,076 pa, pro-rata.
Further information can be obtained from the current Parish Clerk, Paula Shelley, on 01761 453046. To apply please send a CV with a covering letter explaining how your knowledge and experience meets the requirements of the job, to Winford Parish Council at
Applications to be received no later than 7 June 2024
Full details of job description can be found below.


Total Attachments: 1

Download: Clerk's Job Description (16 KB)

Bridleways on Felton Common

The Parish Council would like to remind everyone that there are several bridleways across the Common, which can be legally used by horse riders as well as by walkers and pedal cyclists. Please exercise caution, especially if walking dogs or riding horses, so that the Common can be safely enjoyed by all. They are all waymarked, and here is a map showing the bridleways in green.

Bridleways on Felton Common map

Bridleways on Felton Common map

Free lifts to Imperial Business Park from Regil, Winford and Felton

Starting Saturday 3 December
The owner of Winford Manor has kindly offered a minibus to help residents without alternative means of transport to visit Imperial Retail Park.
There’s no need to book. The sixteen seater, unmarked minibus will depart from Regil Village Green at 10am every Saturday, stopping outside Winford Primary School at 10.10am and then the bus stop at the bottom of Old Hill, Felton at 10.15am.
The minibus will depart from the pick up point outside M&S Foodhall at 1.30pm, returning via the same route. There is no charge, this service is being offered on a purely voluntary basis to help the local community.
Please note that the minibus unfortunately has no wheelchair access. Due to limited seating, please only use the service if you have no alternative means of transport.
Any questions, please ring: 01275 472 292 Winford Manor or 07712226666 Tony Kounnis

Public meeting planning application Chew Road, Winford

All members of the public are welcome to attend a Public Meeting
to discuss the outline planning application for 18 dwellings and a communal work hub on land south west of Court Farm, Chew Road, Winford

7.30 PM in Winford Village Hall

Planning application number 22/P/2102/OUT

A meeting organised by Winford Parish Council on behalf of residents

Winford Manor

Questions raised by residents regarding the use of Winford Manor to house asylum seekers, and the answers the Parish Council has managed to obtain, can be downloaded below.


Total Attachments: 2

Download: Questions & answers about the use of Winford Manor (129 KB) Download: Copies of correspondence re Winford Manor (124 KB)

Severe fire risk

Amid national calls to ban disposable BBQs due to the fire risk, the Parish Council reminds you that the lighting any sort of fire on Felton Common without permission is against the bylaws. The grass will be tinder dry after such hot weather, so please don’t have barbecues in ANY parks or public spaces.

Disposable barbecues that have been abandoned can still end up causing a fire, as hot coals can smoulder and pose a real fire risk for some time after the flames die down.

Please help us to avoid a repeat of the devastating 2020 fire in Devon that was caused by someone having a barbeque.

Annual Governance and Accounting

In accordance with legal requirements the Parish Council is publishing its Annual Governance and Accounting return. The Public Rights Notice sets out how you may inspect various unaudited documents and make objections to the council’s auditors. The documents can be viewed here: Finance Documents