Winchburgh Community Council

Winchburgh History

Winchburgh is a rural village in West Lothian. Situated 10 miles from Edinburgh, 25 miles from Stirling and 40 miles from Glasgow, Winchburgh is centrally located and has easy access to these neighbouring cities. Traditionally a rural mining community, today Winchburgh is a village experiencing rapid change and substantial growth with a large-scale housing development underway.

As these changes take effect, Winchburgh Community Council aims to play a role in helping to ensure that community networks are encouraged and strengthened. We work with various organisations (such as the Police, West Lothian Council, NHS, Environmental Services, and local businesses amongst many others) to identify ways of improving the lives and wellbeing of Winchburgh residents. We want to help foster a buoyant and resilient Winchburgh community in times of change.

For a more in-depth history of Winchburgh, see Andrew Pettie’s book Old Winchburgh (2014)

About Us

Winchburgh Community Council is an elected body with the responsibility for establishing, communicating and organising the views of Winchburgh residents and taking action to promote the interests of the community. It aims to work with and support other groups in Winchburgh to address a wide range of issues, including:

  • Health services and health centre provision
  • Transport, particularly bus services for this rural area
  • Employment and local business, including retail
  • Housing and social housing
  • Environmental issues and sustainability
  • Social and care provision
  • Recreation, sport and community-centred work
  • Youth facilities and groups
  • Events, such as the Gala and Christmas lights switch-on
  • Community policing and crime reduction
  • Development and planning, with a statutory right to comment on planning applications
Winchburgh Community Council

We welcome new members to join the Community Council, as elected or associate members, and take an active part in ensuring that our community is well represented and that new initiatives are supported where appropriate.

 Contact us to get involved.

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Stay informed on past Winchburgh Community Council meetings

Minutes of the Winchburgh Community Council Meeting held in the Community Education Centre, Craigton Place, Winchburgh at 7.00pm on Monday 12th August 2019.June Minutes, Proposed by Jim Sommerville, seconded by Paul MilneAttendanceCommunity Councillors: Nick Knox (“NK”), Pete Nisbet (“PN”), Graham Campbell (“GC”), Jim Sommerville (“JS”),...

Minutes of the Winchburgh Community Council (WCC) Meeting held in the Community Education Centre, Craigton Place, Winchburgh at 7pm on Monday 10th  June 2019.May Minutes:  Proposed by Jim Somerville, seconded by Mandy Baird.AttendanceCommunity Councillors:) Nick Knox (NK), Jim Somerville (JS), Sheila Sutherland (SS), William Honeyford...

Minutes of the Winchburgh Community Council Meeting held in the Community Education Centre, Craigton Place, Winchburgh at 7.00pm on Monday 13th May 2019.April Minutes, Proposed by Jim Sommerville, seconded by William HoneyfordAttendanceCommunity Councillors: Graham Campbell (“GC”), Mandy Baird (“MB”), Jim Sommerville (“JS”), William Honeyford (“WH”),...

Minutes of the Winchburgh Community Council Meeting held in the Community Education Centre, Craigton Place Winchburgh at 7pm on Monday 8th April 2019.April Minutes, proposed by Sheila Sutherland, Seconded By Jim Somerville,Apologies, Graham Campbell, Mandy Baird,WLC Councillors,   Angela Doran,Attendance,Community Councillors, Nick Knox, (NK)Chair, Pete...

Minutes of the Winchburgh Community Council Meeting held in the Community Education Centre, Craigton Place, Winchburgh at 7.00pm on Monday 11th March 2019.February Minutes, Proposed by Jim Sommerville, seconded by Pete NisbetAttendanceCommunity Councillors: Nick Knox (“NK”), Graham Campbell (“GC”), Mandy Baird (“MB”), Jim Sommerville (“JS”),...

Minutes of the Winchburgh Community Council Meeting held in the Community Education Centre, Craigton Place, Winchburgh at 7.00pm on Monday 11th February 2019.December Minutes, Proposed by William Honeyford, seconded by Pete NisbetAttendanceCommunity Councillors: Nick Knox (“NK”), Graham Campbell (“GC”), Mandy Baird (“MB”), William Honeyford (“WH”),...