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: enquiries@templecombevillage.uk or go to the Contact Us page.

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Local Banking

Lloyds Bank and NatWest Bank are providing mobile banking services in Wincanton
Both in Memorial Hall Car Park

Thursday 9 :40 am to 10 :25 am

Monday 9 :30 am to 11 :00 am
Tuesday 9 :30 am to 12 :45 pm
Wednesday 1 :00 pm to 3 :00 pm

Westcombe Stores (Post Office)
Mon-Fri 9 :00 am to 5 :30 pm
Saturday 9 :00 am to 12 :30 pm
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 Cash can be withdrawn upto the the cardholders daily ATM limit.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.
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

Thank you to all those who supported these events.
Out and About


Lots of common sense information but well worth a read and a reminder.

Open or download your copy here
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.

email: stickyfingersps@hotmail.co.uk
Telephone: 07742 895967

Abbas and Templecombe
Primary School

Click here to see the school web pages.

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: clerk@abbasandtemplecombepc.org.uk
Recycling & Household Waste

Our local SSDC recycling center is at Castle Cary

Click here for opening hours and recycling information
Recreation Ground

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

Tempus Fugit

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

Parish Council

For Parish Council News and Documents please visit our Parish Council Website

Click here for our Parish Council website

email: clerk@abbasandtemplecombepc.org.uk
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: www.avonandsomerset.police.uk 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: john.winfield@avonandsomerest.pnn.police.uk
07889 659245

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
Poor Roads

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.

Abbas & Templecombe Profile Statistics
Cucklington Profile Statistics
Henstridge Profile Statistics
Horsington Profile Statistics
Wincanton Profile Statistics

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.

Click here for 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: chap.mans@hotmail.co.uk

To find out more or to book
a ride. Tel: 01963 33864

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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.


We need all the bottle tops we can collect at
After School Club.
Please help if you can.
The tops will be used for an art illustration at school or in the village. We also plan to disassemble the art work later so the tops can be reused in another project. All shapes wanted, metal or plastic. Tops can be left at the school or if you send an email to Julie Carr she will arrange a collection.

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
Sturminster Newton
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)