and surrounding area
Welcome to our village website, please take a look around.
Our pages are under regular review and
frequently updated. 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
Forthcoming Website Upgrade
We are about to upgrade the website.
This may result in a small amount of downtime but hopefully this will occur
overnight sometime during the coming week.
If you are unable to gain access one morning please accept our apologies and try again later.
Page load speeds should improve as a result.
SSL security certification will be added and improvements made to search engine results.
This will enhance the website as we progress.
There is still a great deal to be done.
Templecombe In Bloom
Something special for 2018
Let's help make this happen
Click here to read about South West In Bloom
Please see our dedicated page "In Bloom"
If you would like more information, please contact email@example.com - 01963 371124.
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
Thank you to all those who supported these events.
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 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 will be 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:
To find out more or to book
a ride. Tel: 01963 33864
Visit the CAT website
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
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' and put in your own postcode.
It will then bring up the details for the Wincanton Rural South beat team. You can leave a message which
will then be forwarded on to the team. 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:
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
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
If you would like to advertise here in this panel, or on
one (or more) of our pages, delails can be found on the directory page.
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)