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WELCOME TO TEMPLECOMBE VILLAGE


AND OUR SOUTH SOMERSET AREA

Templecombe is celebrating our Queen's Platinum Jubilee
please see the dedicated Jubilee page for details.


PLANNED LOCAL ROAD CLOSURE
Checked 14th June 2022

SLADES HILL - A357
Tue 12th Jul to Wed 13th Jul 2022.

The road will be closed
times not yet available

Reason:
Source of water for new development - TTRO0565530.

Works Ref: PG302BZ0206_RP01-03
PHOTO ALBUM FOR THE WEBSITE


A photo album is being created of photos taken while out on local walks.

More walks will be added as frequently as possible.

Photo Album Walks


SPEED ENFORCEMENT


Avon and Somerset Police

An informative leaflet about how speeding regulations are enforced in our area

Please drive safely and carefully along our often busy and congested roads.


Your Questions Answered

Saint Mary Parish Church


The Blessed Virgin Mary
Templecombe



Rector:
Revd Kevin Rogers 01963 363832
revkrogers@gmail.com
Chruch Wardens:
Mr Julian Kiddle 01963 371395
Mrs Gemma Shave-Smythies 01963 371555
Click here for more about St. Mary's
St. Mary's on Facebook

DEFIBRILLATOR


We now have two defibrillators freely accessible to everyone 24 hours a day.

One has been privately and very kindly donated to our village in loving memory of Jessie Benjafield.

The defibrillator is located on the wall of the Sports and Social Club near the secure area and facing the children's play area.


The other has been provided thoughtfully by Thales and is located on the main gate to their business premises in Throop Road (SatNav BA8 0DH).

Easy to follow instructions are with both units.

Wincanton Fire Station hold training sessions for CPR and defibrillator use. They are free and last about two hours. They advertise their sessions on their Facebook page, numbers are limited and you only have to drop them a message and they confirm if you are on a session.
Abbas & Templecombe
Circular Walk



A terrific way to explore our nearby countryside.


The full circle will take 4 to 5 hours. You can of course join or leave the route at various places.



Written & Walked by Peter Andrew 2014
Click to Open or Download booklet

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.
Sticky Fingers Website.




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
Community
Accessible
Transport

To find out more or to book a ride:

Tel: 01963 33864
CAT Website

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:
clerk@abbasandtemplecombepc.org.uk

Please help keep the Recreation Ground
litter and graffiti free
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.

Abbas and Templecombe
Primary School




Head Teacher: Mr James Webb

Telephone: 01963 370481
Primary School Web Pages

Community Council for Somerset

CCS works to support community groups, organisations and individuals in Somerset. There is a fantastic and dedicated team of local professional advisers. CSS takes pride in offering independent and impartial advice. A wide variety of services are covered.
Visit the website and see all the work and projects

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

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.

United Reformed Church

High Street, Templecombe.
Services: Every Sunday 11:00am unless otherwise stated.

Secretary:
Mrs Helen Coombes 01963 370818
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


LOCAL ROAD WORKS
Updated 14th June 2022

HIGH STREET AREA

OVERNIGHT
Tue 12th Jul to Wed 13th Jul 2022.

email received from Wessex Water (13.06.2022):

We have 4 leakage jobs that will be completed overnight on the 12/13th July 2022 from 7pm - 6am. These will be completed whilst other works on Slades Hill road closure is in place.

We have spoken to Somerset Highways and they would prefer if our works are completed in conjunction with these works as there will be less traffic through the High Street. Access where possible will be maintained although there may be some delays. Access through Yarnbarton & Station road can be used by light residential traffic only.

Letters will be sent to residents in due course.
LOCAL ROAD DELAYS
updated 29th March 2022

High Street - Templecombe
Works Ref: LG210YAYE57321


I have been advised by SCC Highways that the issue of ownership of the wall is likely to take some time to resolve. Once this is resolved there will be the requirement to assess and design, then implement repairs.

SCC Highways are aware of the disruption this is causing and are seeking to resolve the matter as soon as is reasonably practical.


Currently there are no time-scales in place and this could continue as things are for several weeks or months.

OUT AND ABOUT


THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE

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

Open or download
The Country Code

We are very fortunate to live amongst such wonderful South Somerset countryside.

With young lambs and calves soon appearing it is very important we all follow The Countryside Code when out and about.


The Countryside code has been updated for 2021. More detail will be included as it becomes available.
Please Click the images below to open a summary leaflet.

Abbas & Templecombe Parish Council

Launched Friday 12th February 2021, this exciting and informative website is now live.
Please do check it out.

The Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the village hall.

email: clerk@abbasandtemplecombepc.org.uk

Abbas & Templecombe Parish Council

ARCHIVED
PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTERS

All quarterly publications
September 2003 to June 2018



Open the full list of Newsletters to read or download.


Archived Newsletters


Local Community Policing



Our local community Police Officers are:

  • Beat Manager PC Stefan Edwards
  • PCSO 6227 Will Mortimer
  • PCSO 7467 Timothy Russell.
It is recommended that if a local resident has a question or query they log on to the website local area page: Avon & Somerset Police - Rural East

To report directly to the police please use 101 in a non-emergency situation or 999 in an emergency.

If reports are made via 101 then the call is logged and units can be dispatched if available. Names of the callers are not given to any offenders.

For non-urgent or other than crime reporting enquiries
PCSO Will Mortimer is happy to be contacted directly:

william.mortimer@avonandsomerset.police.uk
07874 893743

There is also a notebook kept in Westcombe Stores where messages can be left for PCSO Will Mortimer.

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
Local Banking
(Details last amended 09.10.2020)

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

Due to Coronavirus restrictions verifying mobile banking days and times has become difficult. Please check with your bank for current information.

Westcombe Stores (Post Office)
Mon-Fri 9 :00 to 17 :30
Saturday 9 :00 to 12 :30

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 BANKING times.
The shop is open for longer hours and 7 days a week
South Somerset - What's on


Visit the website

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.

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.

Recycling & Household Waste


Our local SSDC recycling centre is at Castle Cary

Additional Information
Discover South Somerset

Discovering rural England at its best couldn't be easier thanks to South Somerset District Council's free visitors guide.

The free 76 page 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.


Visitor Guide 2020
Visitor Map



Facebook

Our Associated Facebook Group.
TEMPLECOMBE VILLAGE.
Mindful Memory Cafés
Registered Charity 115419

Mindful Memory Cafés support those living with memory loss or dementia.

Mindful currently provides three main groups: Our Stalbridge Café, Gillingham Café, and our Men Marching On group.

Each year, the three groups merge to attend a day trip in the summer and a Christmas lunch in the winter.

Cafés and the Men's group are free to attend, with carers welcome to join. We're here to offer support, advice, and friendship, in what can be a difficult time for both the person experiencing difficulties and their families.

Mindful is overseen by a board of trustees, each with their own responsibilities and skills. Click here to meet them.

Our cafés are supported by a fantastic team of friendly volunteers, each with their own story to tell.

Mindful relies on charitable donations, with the day trip and lunch heavily subsidized each year. If you'd like to fundraise for us, please visit our contact page and get in touch.

SOMERSET WASTE PARTNERSHIP

COLLECTIONS CALENDAR 2022/2023




Collections Calendar - Print or download
Search your own SWP calendar


Diverse Abilities


The Diverse Abilities Advice Team offers help and support to people that are struggling with claiming disability benefits or with challenging a DWP decision. The team can help with completion of forms, sourcing of evidence, drafting and submission of appeals and representation at tribunals. We help with Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Carers Allowance (CA), Child Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Blue Badge and Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
Diverse Abilities Advice

Charity no. 282197


BUS TIMETABLE
No 58 Through Templecombe
From 5th September 2021

Mon - Fri

Saturday

Timetable - Monday to Friday
Timetable - Saturday


PARISH COUNCIL
Recent Documents Available here
to read or download


Draft Minutes
Monthly Meeting 14.06.22
Monthly Meeting 10.05.22
Annual Parish Council Meeting 10.05.22
Annual Parish Meeting 12.04.22


Meeting Minutes
Monthly Meeting 12.04.22
Monthly Meeting 08.03.22
Monthly Meeting 08.02.22
Monthly Meeting 11.01.22
Monthly Meeting 14.12.21

The Countryside Code 2021