and surrounding area
Welcome to our village website, please take a look around.
Our pages are under regular review and
frequently updated. Our gazette page is kept topical while the
Traffic Calming and Slades Hill page reflect current controversial issues.
We would love reader contributions.
Is your club or society included?
Would you like anything added to the calendar of forthcoming events?
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Contact Us page.
2018 is looking great for templecombevillage.uk
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Cash can be withdrawn upto the the cardholders daily ATM limit.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
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
Thank you to all those who supported these events.
Sticky Fingers Pre-School
Click here to see the Sticky Fingers web pages.
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
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
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.
Click to 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.
Click to check current and planned situations
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
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
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: email@example.com
To find out more or to book
a ride. Tel: 01963 33864
Visit the CAT website
The PCCs of Templecombe, Horsington and Henstridge are writing the profile and advert for a new vicar.
If you have any suggestions for what our priorities should be and what you would like in our next incumbent
please contact the church wardens.
Local Farmers Markets
2nd Friday of the month in the Corn Exchange
1st Saturday of the month at Poundbury
2nd Saturday each month (01460 78223)
4th Saturday of the month at the Methodist Chapel
4th Saturday each month (01460 78223)
1st Saturday of the month at the Town Hall
3rd Friday of the month in Cheap Street 9am to 1pm
4th Friday of the month in The Market Place
Last Thursday each month (01823 412979)
Every Wednesday each month (01460 78223)
2nd Thursday each month (01460 78223)