and surrounding area
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2018 is looking great for templecombevillage.uk
ONE DAY ROAD CLOSURE PLANNED
CHURCH HILL A357
TUESDAY 30th OCTOBER 2018
Following enquires and concerns expressed by this website the planned closure of Church Hill will now take place on
Tuesday 30th October NOT Monday 22nd October as was originally scheduled.
Concerns were expressed regarding school access, Thales access, and both property and business access in School Lane and Throop Road.
The work has now been re-scheduled to the half term week to minimise school disruption. We are told that Highways are in discussion with
Thales and I have been assured access (subject to delay) to School Lane and Throop Road will be available from the Horsington (north) end of the road works.
The suggested diversion is many miles in length via Henstridge, Milborne Port and Charlton Horethorne.
The work extends from Station Road, under the railway bridge and 90 meters up Church Hill. It's likely turning cars, vans and lorries during the day will cause disruption
both in the High Street and on Slades Hill.
The work is due to start at 8:45am and continue until completion.
From the emails I received from Country Roads - SSDC.
The works will now be in the Oct school half term week, likely the 30th Oct to be confirmed by the legal road
closure order, and access for Thales is being discussed with them from the North direction on the A357.
Thankyou for bringing this to our attention.
Kind regards, John
In considering your points and on being made aware of the proposed works/date by the contractor I discussed the works with them, it
was not unreasonable to re-arrange the works date and road closure having checked with all works streams and coordination
departments, so it was changed.
If another form of traffic management was suitable then this will have been implemented but on this occasion a road
closure deemed as required. The works will be for one day, as stated on the order, the works will commence approx. 08:45 to
allow for the general morning A357 traffic and access to Throop Rd. Reasonable access will also be maintained to Throop Rd
from the Horsington direction for residents, businesses and deliveries but delays are to be expected.
The signed diversion route is a route deemed suitable in respect to the normal traffic use of the road being closed, in
this case an A road therefore a suitable A road route is required. It is likely that SatNav and local knowledge
will mean that this diversion is not always followed but it is the approved route never the less.
Kind regards, John
We are of course grateful to John for minimising the difficulties villagers and road users will experience on the day.
Lloyds Bank and NatWest Bank are providing mobile banking services in Wincanton
Both in Memorial Hall Car Park
Cheques can be paid in here and at other post offices. They take one additional day to clear.
Cash can be withdrawn upto the the cardholders daily ATM limit.
These are Post Office opening times.
|Westcombe Stores (Post Office)
The shop is open for longer hours and 7 days a week
Saint Mary Parish Church
The Blessed Virgin Mary Templecombe
Click here for more about St. Mary.
St Mary's Church Restoration Fund
The Christmas Fayre
on 2nd December raised £775.00
The Parish Lunch
on 18th February raised £182.32
The Bailey Hillbillies' Evening
on 10th March raised £218.20
Piggy Racing Evening
on 14th April raised £516.02
Worlds Apart Talk
on 12th May raised £103.60
Ladies' Choir Concert
on 24th June raised £317.19
Book Stall at School & Village Fete
The Parish BBQ
on 2nd September raised £156.00
Thank you to all those who supported these events.
Out and About
THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE
Lots of common sense information but well worth a read and a reminder.
Open or download your copy here
Sticky Fingers Pre-School
We are a charity preschool run by a Committee. We are always looking for people to join and support with
fundraising & help in the running of the preschool to maintain success and keep it an outstanding setting.
You do not have to be attached to the preschool, so if you're willing to give some of your time to Stickys,
and if you feel you can bring some value such as fundraising ideas, or business knowledge to our committe
team, please send us a message and get in touch.
Telephone: 07742 895967
Abbas and Templecombe
Head Teacher: Mr James Webb
Telephone: 01963 370481
Clubs & Societies
Templecombe has many active clubs and societies reflecting a wide range of skills and interests.
The "GET TO KNOW YOUR VILLAGE" event at the Village Hall on Saturday 7th October 2017 was very well represented and attended.
We extend a very big "thank you" to the organisers. This was a great opportunity to find out what goes on
in Templecombe, much of which has been added to these pages.
Community Speed Watch
(Message from the Speed Watch team)
Over the past ten months you have probably seen us, in our yellow vests, at various sites around the village.
We are a very small group of local residents, all volunteers, (new recruits always welcome) and part of the
South Somerset Community Speedwatch Group, trained by and working to guidelines set out by the Police. Our role, as volunteers,
is to monitor the amount of traffic flowing through the village and report, without fear or favour, those breaking the speed limits.
We have no control over any other traffic problems, such as parking or issues with the 'build outs'.
We only report back to the Police those travelling at over 25mph. & above in the designated 20mph zone
and those travelling at over 36mph & above in the designated 30mph zone.
Unfortunately ONE in NINE drivers travelling through the village choose to exceed the lawful limits! And of those
some 3% are regular offenders! And that is only during the
limited times that we are able to monitor.
If you would like to know more about how to volunteer for this community service please send an email to:
Managed by the Parish Council, the area boasts two full-size football pitches (Sports Club/Community Association) and tennis courts which are available at low rates to hire.
Please contact the council clerk for details:
Please help keep the Recreation Ground
litter and graffiti free
To find out more or to book
a ride. Tel: 01963 33864
TEMPLECOMBE VILLAGE IN BLOOM 2018
SILVER GILT AWARD WINNERS
Please see our IN BLOOM page for more information.
or check out the reaction in our associated Facebook group.
CHILDREN STARTING SCHOOL
For the attention of all parents/carers with a child due to start or transfer school in September 2019.
If your child is due to start school for the first time (will be age 4 before 1st September 2018) or due to transfer
to a junior, middle, secondary or upper school then it is very important you make an on time school place application
To download the primary or secondary booklet for parent's, to make an on-line application and for further
information please visit the website below. Please phone 0300 123 2224 if you require a paper application form or further advice.
Deadline for primary admissions
15th January 2019
Deadline for secondary admissions
31st October 2018
Somerset School Admissions
DISTRUPTION TO RAIL SERVICES
Line closures and changes to services between Crewkerne and Exeter are planned between Saturday
15th September and Saturday 10th November.
This will include cancellations to and from Waterloo. Also some trains will not stop at
Templecombe and other stations as usual.
The details are many and quite likely subject to change. They are far too numerous to list here and could also
become out of date and misleading so they will not be listed on this page.
If you are planning to travel by rail between these dates please check with South Western Railway or follow the link provided below.
Click here for SWR information.
Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance
This service receives no direct funding from the Government or the National Lottery and relies on the generosity of the public for support.
Read about our local Air Ambulance.
Delays and Diversions
With so many travel disruptions and tempporary road closures appearing accross the couny. If your journey is time critcal, you can check out your planned route here.
Check Current and Planned Situations Here.
At Templecombe railway station. Tempus Fugit (Time Flies), is both a sculpture and sundial.
The bronze statue is of a railwayman consulting the British Rail timetable, some of the
pages of which have blown away and landed on the grass.
The statue forms the gnomon
(part of a sundial that casts a shadow) of the sundial; the pages on the ground mark the hours.
Discover South Somerset
Discovering rural England at its best couldn't be easier thanks to South Somerset District Council's free
visitors guide, Discover South Somerset.
The free 44 paged A5 guide is full of places to visit, many free, from local countryside sites to attractions
and includes some of the great range of food and drink companies in the area. There is also a handy map,
calendar of local events and list of produce markets.
Open or download your copy here.
For Parish Council News and Documents please visit our Parish Council Website
The Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the village hall.
Local Community Policing
Our local community Police Officers are: Sergeant Andrew Whelpton, PC Stefan Edwards,
PCSO John Winfield & PCSO Thelma Mead.
It is recommended that if a local resident has a question or query they log on to the website:
and from the home page click on 'your area'. If residents don't have access to a computer they can contact
us by phoning 101 in a non-emergency situation or 999 in an emergency.
For non-urgent or other than crime reporting enquiries PCSO John Winfield is happy to be contacted directly:
There is also a notebook kept in Westcombe Stores where messages can be left for PCSO John Winfield.
Our local Police station is Wincanton Police Station,
Churchfields, Churchfield, Wincanton, BA9 9AG.
The office is open Monday - Friday 10-6
with a closure for lunch between 1:30 - 2:15
If SCC Highways are not aware of a problem we can't expect them to fix it.
There is a very easy to use form on their website for letting them know about "A Problem On The Highway".
This includes pavements
The form allows for all sorts of damage to be reported including road markings, hedges, drains, graffiti and all the usual issues
which can cause concern.
Click here to report any damage
Village Profile & Statistics
SSDC have made available summary information, from the 2011 census, about our village and other towns & villages in the region.
Look here for a full list of towns and villages where
summary census statistics have been made available.
United Reformed Church
High Street, Templecombe.
Services: Every Sunday 11:00am unless otherwise stated.
More about Templecombe URC.
Templecombe Village Hall
School Lane Templecombe
Rates of Hire: The hire of the hall is split into sessions. Morning,afternoon and evening.
The current rate is £15.00 per session (£20.00 to include heating).
The hall does have a starter rate of £8.00 (£10.00 to include heating) for organisiations/groups that only want the hall for a short time.
To book the hall please contact the booking secretary:-
Tina Chapman 01963 370527 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recycling & Household Waste
Our local SSDC recycling center is at Castle Cary
LOCAL PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Current local applications of significance or general interest currently being processed by SSDC planning department.
Click on details to open the SSDC notice.
||Erection of manufacturing building (Use Class B2) and associated development
including construction phase access/roadway (temporary), car park/yard area, perimeter security
fencing, external plant, and landscaping works.
||03 September 2018
||03 December 2018
||Outline application for residential development comprising up to 70
dwellings and associated open space, landscaping works and area for school expansion, together
with new access and drainage infrastructure.)
||03 September 2018
||03 December 2018
||Lawsh One Ltd
Knights Templar Court Nursing Home
||Demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of 19 No. dwellings with
associated access and parking (outline application)
||22 February 2018
||18 June 2018
||21 August 2018
||Chris Hays-Cushman And Wakefield
Templecombe, BA8 0HE
||Request for screening opinion for mixed development of land, incorporating up to 70
dwellings and general industrial floorspace along with associated parking and landscaping.
||03 July 2018
||18 July 2018
||Mr Brian, Colin & Samantha Pattle
West Street, Templecombe, BA8 0LG
||Erection of 4 No. Dwellings and associated garaging
||04 July 2018
||29 Augult 2018
Photographed inside Milborne Port Surgery
Thursday 23rd August 2018
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
NEEDS YOUR BOTTLE TOPS
We need all the bottle tops we can collect