community info


Local clubs, societies, services, events

Advice & Information

See also Citizens' Advice Bureau below

Winchcombe Advice and Information Centre: Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Tel: 01242 609238. Email winchcombeao@tewkesbury.gov.uk Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.00am - 12 noon.

Tourist Information Centre: Tel 01242 602925. Summer opening (April - October): Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm. Winter opening (November - March): Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm.

Amity Bereavement Support GroupDiscussion of problems of bereavement, giving advice and help from those who have experienced it. Meeting for tea and cakes, also annual Christmas lunch and summer garden party and excursions for lunch or tea. Meetings once a month on a Thu afternoon at 3.30 pm. Contact Margaret Jarvis on 603875.
Art ClubMeets Monday and Wednesday, 9am - noon, at the Youth Centre. Tel 01684 772341
BadmintonWinchcombe Badminton Club, telephone Sarah Edwards on 603899
BanksLloyds Bank plc, Abbey Terrace. Telephone 518169

National Girobank: The Post Office North Street, Telephone: 602315

Beaver ScoutsWednesdays, 6.15 - 7.15pm. Contact Sarah Etchells, Tel 604067
Bridge ClubDuplicate bridge, affiliated to the EBU. Compete in local tournaments. Visitors welcome. Newcomers may have to go on a waiting list for a short time. Meets at Winchcombe Day Centre, Langley Close Fridays from 1 45 - 5 30 pm. Disabled access. AGM 1st Friday in March at 1 30 pm. Contact Mrs Lilian Leigh, 01242 523559.
BusesCastleways, Greet Road. Telephone 603715 or fax 604454. Daily service to Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Coach tours. See web site here.
Building SocietiesStroud & Swindon Building Society. Telephone: 602228
ChemistLloyds Chemist, 11 High Street, Winchcombe. Telephone 602305. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6 (inc.lunch) Sat. 9 - 5.30
ChiropodySarah Guyll B.Sc: 1, Gretton Road, Telephone 602672
ChoirsIsbourne Singers. Female singers, all ages welcome, no audition. Can be mixed choir on occasions. Meets on Wednesdays 8 00 pm at Winchcombe Guide Hall, no steps. Cost 1 per session. Telephone 602376

St Peter's Church Choir: Telephone Fiona Brown, 576069

ChurchesParish Church of St. Peter, Gloucester Street
Rev John Partington. Telephone: 602368
Youth Minister: Mike Capener, email mickey@youthministry.fsworld.co.uk, telephone 609511
Organist / Director of Music: Fiona Brown, telephone 576069
Web site: http://www.winchcombeparish.org.uk/

Friends of St Peters: http://www.friendsofstpeterswinch.org.uk/, telephone 602067

Catholic Church, Chandos Street
Fr. Patrick ODonovan Telephone: 602412
Web site: http://www.cliftondiocese.com/parishes/Winchcombe

Cotswold Christian Centre
Minister: Rev. Brian Knightley, Telephone: 604552
Web site: http://www.c3c.org.uk

Methodist Church, High Street
Minister: Rev. Janet Roe. Telephone: 602313

Society of Friends (Quakers): Telephone 516156

CinemaWinchcombe Community Cinema: http://www.winchcombecinema.co.uk/
Tel: Rob Small on 01242 602739. Email info@winchcombecinema.co.uk
Citizens Advice BureauAvailable weekly at St. Peters Centre via appointment through Cheltenham office: 

Tel 522491, email info@cheltenhamcab.org.uk

ClinicBack Lane, Tel 604070
CoachesCastleways Ltd, Greet Road, Winchcombe. Telephone: 602949 / 603715 or fax 604454. See web site here.
CouncillorsCounty Councillor: 

Allen, Mr. R.E, Touchwood, 7 Duglynch Lane, Gretton, Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5EX
Tel 01242 603064 / 01242 609288. Email: ron.allen@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Borough Councillors: 

Day, Mrs J E, Manor Farm, Greet, Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5BJ
Tel 01242 602423

Mason, J R
55 Abbots Leys Road, Winchcoombe, Cheltenham GL54 5QX
Tel 01242 604226

Town Councillors:

Clerk to Winchombe Town Council: Mrs. T.L. Willett, Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe, GL54 5QH email wyn@winchcombetc.plus.com Tel 01242 604087

Mr. T.R. Petchey (Chairman)

Mr. K. Willett (Vice Chairman)

Mr. F.J. Banks J.P

Mrs. C.M.C .Lee

Mr. T.G .Morley

Mrs V. Shaw

Mrs S.E. Sturgeon

CricketWinchcombe Cricket Club. Contact David Youdan, Tel 620662
Web site: http://uk.geocities.com/winchcombecc/
Cub ScoutsMondays, 6.30 - 8.00pm
Contact Jim Maher, Tel 01386 881474
Day CentreLangley Day Centre, Langley Close, Winchcombe, GL54 5QN. Tel 01242 603207 Mon, Wed, Thur, 0930 - 1530. Caters for up to twenty four older people on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the majority of members coming on just one day per week. Great use is made of local volunteers to provide a happy, informal day out. Most members are housebound and many live either on their own, or with their families to whom the Day Centre service gives a break. Ramp, toilets accessible to disabled people. Own minibus and help given by voluntary transport.
DentistsStone House Dental Practice, Winchcombe, GL54 5LL. Tel 01242 602220

Wentwood House Dental Practice, Winchcombe, GL54 5LJ. Tel 01242 602381. Web: http://www.wentwoodhousedentalpractice.co.uk/

If you need help with finding an NHS dentist in this area you can contact Dental Enquiries: 01452 318858. Out of hours service: 0845 1207179
DoctorsWinchcombe Medical Centre, Greet Road, Winchcombe, GL54 5GZ. Tel 01242 602307. Opening times Monday - Friday 0830 to 1830. Web site: www.patient.co.uk/surgery.asp
Repeat prescriptions: prescription@gp-l84004.nhs.uk

Dr. K.W.Curtis MBBS MRCGP DCH BSC (Male)
Dr. E.A. Mitchell MBBS DCH DRCOG MRCGP DFFP (Female)

Social Care & DisabilityCare at Home: provides a range of support services, including a live in service, night sitting or respite care, and for HIV and Learning Difficulties. Phone: 01242-242061

Cheltenham Community Projects: aims to eliminate youth homelessness in Cheltenham through a range of services (including advocacy) to young people and families in need. Tel 01242 228999

Cleeve Link: offers friendly care and assistance to those wishing to retain their independence. Tel 01242 672022

Crossroads: trained reliable care support workers are placed to assist disabled people and their Carers after assessment of their needs. Tel 01242 584844

Gloucestershire Continence Service: FOR Adults and children with urinary and faecal incontinence problems. Telephone Mandy at Rikenel (01452 8910340, Jane at Cirencester Hospital (01285-884523) OR Becky at Ward 49, GRH (08454-226647) or OPD 08454-228151

Tewkesbury Community Learning Disabilities Team: a team of professionals working together to care for people with learning disabilities in the Tewkesbury area. Tel 08454 223989

Victim Support Tewkesbury: part of a national organisation providing a comprehensive service to all victims of crime, their relatives and witnesses. Tel 01684 850448

Winchcombe Day Centre: see above

Fair TradeContact Janet Dufton, email jd@dufton.plus.com
Web site: http://winchcombe.co.uk/fairtrade/
Farmers Market3rd Saturday of each month, 9am - 2pm, in Back Lane car park. Telephone 01608 652556
Friends of St Peter's ChurchSupport the conservation and maintenance of the fabric of the Parish Church social activities include art exhibition concerts talks pig-roast etc. Tel 01242 602067 or 01242 602475
Friends of WinchcombeWinchcombe local pressure group. Contact John Gerrard, Tel: 01242 602229. Email johngerrard@tesco.net
Gloucestershire Warwickshire RailwayAll-volunteer steam and diesel heritage railway.
GWSR plc, The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT
Tel: 01242 621405. Web http://www.gwsr.com/
Hailes Abbey

Open daily 1 April to end October: daily 10am to 5pm. (6pm July & August, 4pm in October.) Tel 01242 602398

Horticultural SocietyWinchcombe and District Horticultural Society
John West, Tel 602100

(see also social care and disability above)

Winchcombe Community Hospital

East Gloucestershire NHS Trust: this GP-run hospital, threatened with closure, has in-patient facilities as well as general medical beds. Tel 01242 602341 web: http://www.glospct.nhs.uk/content/services/hospital_winchcombe.html

Visiting hours 2.30 8.00pm

Hospital Social Services: help to resolve many social problems which patients, or their Carers, are likely to encounter whilst in hospital or on discharge. Tel 01452-426868 Monday - Friday 0900 to 1700.

Winchcombe Hospital League of Friends: Tel 01242 602682

LibraryBack Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5PZ Tel 602772. Email winchcombe.library@gloucestershire.gov.uk Web site here

Opening Hours:

Monday 10am 1pm
Tuesday 10am 1pm, 2pm 5pm
Wednesday 9am 1pm, 2pm 5pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 10am 1pm, 2pm 7pm
Saturday 9.30am 12.30pm

Computers with internet access - free to use

Storytimes Wednesdays 2.15-2.45pm
Baby Bounce & Rhyme Wednesdays 9.15-9.45am
Library Club first Monday of each month 2 -3pm

MuseumsFolk and Police Museum, Town Hall, High Street. Tel 01242 609151. Website here

Winchcombe Railway Museum, Gloucester Street. Tel 01242 602257

North Cotswold Homeopathic Group

Public meetings with speakers on homeopathy and other therapies. Meet on the 4th Wednesday 8.00 pm at Winchcombe Library except Dec and Jan. Entrance fee 1 members, 2 guests includes light refreshments. Members' library, visits to other groups. Telephone 01242 680469. Email Sylviahughes58@hotmail.com Web http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/homeopathy/

OpticiansCotswold Eye Care Centre, High Street. Tel: 01242 604654. Web http://www.cotswoldeyecare.co.uk/

Michael Bailey Opticians, 18 North Streeet, Winchcombe. Tel 01242-602953 / 01453-762510

Paediatrician (Community)Dr S.M.M Kinder, Consultant Paediatrician in Community Child Health. Secretary No. Tel 08454 22 4124, Outpatient Booking Office No. Tel 08454 22 2319
Playgroup / nurseryWinchcombe Play Group

Jack & Jill Playgroup, Parish Hall, Cowl Lane: tel 603653

Police StationREAR ABBEY FIELDS COMMUNITY CENTRE, BACK LANE, WINCHCOMBE, CHELTENHAM, GL54 5QH. Non-emergencies telephone: 0845 090 1234

999 should only be used in situations where:

Life is threatened
Someone is injured
You suspect a crime is being committed
You see something suspicious

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111: Scores of people have been arrested in Gloucestershire thanks to information received from the public calling the Crimestoppers hotline number 0800 555 111. Information on suspected burglars, drug dealers and car thieves have been passed to police in this way. If you have information about ANY crime, phone 0800 555 111.

Your call is free
You do not have to give your name
You may receive a reward

Postlip SpinnersMeet at Postlip Hall, 1st Saturday 2- 4 pm. Activities involve all textile crafts including spinning, weaving, dyeing, feltmaking, papermaking and baskets. Tel 01242 672792
Probus Club of Winchcombe

Formed 1975, The Probus Club of Winchcombe meets every other Friday morning (10 am to 12 noon). It's for retired professional and business men who enjoy social contact and the opportunity to meet others in similar circumstances. Outings and lunches are also organised. Enquiries to the Secretary, Andrew Cordery, on (01242) 602 114 or e-mail andrewcordery@hotmail.com

Probus Club (Ladies)Meetings, lectures and outings every other Friday from 10am -12 noon at the Methodist Church Hall. Disabled access. Tel 603405
Radio WinchcombeTelephone 01242 602317, email info@radiowinchcombe.co.uk
Web site:
RecyclingBack Lane car park, Winchcombe. Web: http://www.getitsorted.org/
SamaritansCheltenham branch: Victoria House, Back Albert Place, Pittville, Cheltenham, GL52 2HN. Telephone 01242 515777. Email jo@samaritans.org
SchoolsWinchcombe Abbey C of E Primary School: Back Lane, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5QH tel 01242 602447

Winchcombe Community School (Secondary), tel 01242 602233, email admin@winchcombe.gloucs.sch.uk Web: http://www.winchcombe.gloucs.sch.uk/

ScoutsWinchcombe 1st Scouts. Thursday evening. Contact Rob Wilcock, Tel 01242 602194, or Jim Maher Tel 01386 881474
Sports Hall
  • Badminton (3 courts)
  • Basketball
  • Five-a-Side Football
  • Indoor Bowls (2 short mats and bowls)
  • Netball
  • Tennis (1 court)
  • Uni-hoc
  • Volley Ball

Located behind Winchcombe Youth and Community Centre, in Gretton Road. Tel 01242 602326 Web: http://www.winchcombesportshall.co.uk/

Stanway Water Garden

Jacobean manor house set in 20 acres of planted landscape in early 18th century formal setting. Spectacular water fountain, tallest in Britain. Open: August to September, Tuesday and Thursday 2pm to 5pm. Stanway House, Stanway, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5PQ. Tel 01386 584469. Email stanwayhse@btconnect.com. Web: http://www.stanwayfountain.co.uk/

Sudeley Castle & gardens

No visit to Winchcombe is complete without a visit to this romantic, historic castle. Exhibitions, gardens, holiday accommodation, special events, corporate. Tel 01242 602308
Web: http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/

Table Tennis ClubWinchcombe Table Tennis Club, Playing venue Winchcombe School, Greet Rd. Contact Mr Derek Brown, 01242 676265
Townswomen's Guild

Arts, crafts, leisure, music, reading, discussions, outings etc. Meets at Winchcombe Methodist Church, 3rd Monday each month, 7.30pm. Tel 603535

VetsAbbey Green Vetinary Croup, Abbey Cottage: Telephone 602235
West & Midlands Phillumenist


For anyone interested in collecting matchbox labels, ephemera and hardware. Subscription of 5 paid annually. Fair in Winchcombe begining July, 3rd week September and at Derby in May. Quarterly magazine called the matchbox, Society pool and library. Telephone 01242 604227. Email petercampion@ukonline.co.uk. Web: http://www.wmmls.co.uk
Winchcombe Concert Brass

Fourth Section Band that practice every Tuesday night at 7.30pm at Abbeyfields Community Centre (Langley Room) in Winchcombe. Always pleased to welcome new players or visitors who like to come and play. Their website gives details of engagements, etc.

Winchcombe Cycling ClubBritish Cycling affiliated club that caters for both road riders and mountain bikers. New members of all abilities and levels of experience. are welcome. Telephone 01242 603418. Email: WinchcombeCC@aol.com Web : http://www.art-web.co.uk/wcc/

Womens Institute

Meet at Winchcombe Methodist Hall on the 2nd Tuesday at 7.30pm. Tel 602837
Winchcombe Parents GroupMeets normally twice monthly for topical discussions and social events. Further info from Sarah Etchells, telephone 01242\604067.
Youth CentreTel 01242 602317