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Riverbank footpath repaired by Gloucestershire County Council The footpath, which runs alongside the Isbourne River from Castle Street to Broadway Road in Winchcombe, was under threat as erosion had begun to eat away at the line of the path. The path connects several routes, including the Cotswold...

A new shop in the local community On 1st February 2024 Longfield Community Hospice opened a brand-new charity shop in Winchcombe for shoppers looking for a more budget-friendly and sustainable way to shop while supporting the local Hospice. Shop manager Lloyd Thomas and deputy manager Mark Shaw,...

Going underground in the Cotswolds Reducing the visual impact of overhead lines over the Cotswold Plateau and along the Cotswold Way. Up to 20 pylons and 7km of overhead electricity line will be permanently removed from the landscape - from Postlip Mill near Winchcombe to the edge...

Tour of Britain 2023 On the morning of Saturday 9th September, the centre of Winchcombe was brought to a temporary halt, as more than 80 cyclists came through the town. They were taking part in stage seven of the 2023 Tour of Britain. This penultimate stage of "the...

At about 2:00pm on Saturday 19 August 2023, a convoy of mor that 150 Harley Davidsons paraded through Winchcombe. Below are just a few photographs of the "Hogs" as they turned left from the High Street into Castle Street. [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_gallery...

NEWS UPDATE: An outline application has been submitted to the Planning Committee of Tewkesbury Boriugh Council for a new surfaced bike pump track. Details of the application can be seen here. Local resident Damian Parker has set himself a challenge to raise money towards the next stage of...

Christmas Festival Extras! What a fantastic evening at Winchcombe Christmas Festival on 6 December.  The weather was perfectly Christmassy, cold, frosty and clear and lots of people were out and about enjoying themselves. Huge thanks go out to the organisers and everyone involved in bringing this wonderful...

Abbey Fields Community Centre Winchcombe Town Council held a consultation day on 26th November, for all residents of Winchcombe and surrounding area to come and highlight any areas of concern with traffic and highways in the town. The event was held to hear about topics such as...

Winchcombe Christmas Festival After a two year absence, Christmas comes early in the Cotswolds as the wonderful Winchcombe Christmas Festival returns with something for everyone, from sweet treats to foodie delights, free family fun to gift shopping galore, and a bustling Christmas market. Shops, pubs, cafes and...

Winchcombe Nature Notes August I have long admired that master of the air, the swift. Or more correctly, the common swift. Not that there much common about it nowadays. Numbers have fallen dramatically and are about half of what they were twenty five years ago. The bird...

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