WELCOME TO TEMPLECOMBE VILLAGE
AND OUR SOUTH SOMERSET AREA
Welcome to our village website for local NEWS and INFORMATION.
please take a look around our pages which are frequently updated.
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CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19
We have a dedicated page - Please click here
FOURTH EDITION OF
RECYCLE MORE MESSENGER
23rd June 2021
The roll-out of the new Recycle More service which will start in South Somerset from Monday, 28th
The expanded collections launch next week, with the first collections on Monday 28 June and Bright Blue Bags still being delivered.
This Saturday (26 June) several thousand households are scheduled to have an extra rubbish collection - if you are included,
this is made clear in the calendars provided and you should present your rubbish this Saturday before 7am.
Messenger Edition 4 - 23rd June 2021
Messenger Edition 3 - 1st June 2021
Messenger Edition 2 - 13th May 2021
Messenger Edition 1 - 20th April 2021
NEW PHOTO ALBUM FOR THE WEBSITE
A new album is being created of photos taken while out on local walks.
More walks will be added during the coming weeks.
Photo Album Walks
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.
If you suspect you have found an Asian Hornet please report it with a
photo using the details provided.
Do not disturb an active nest.
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Saint Mary Parish Church
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Revd Kevin Rogers
Mr Julian Kiddle
Mrs Gemma Shave-Smythies
Click here for more about St. Mary's
St. Mary's on Facebook
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
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
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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
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.
Recycling & Household Waste
Our local SSDC recycling centre is at Castle Cary
To find out more or to book a ride:
Tel: 01963 33864
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
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.
United Reformed Church
High Street, Templecombe.
Services: Every Sunday 11:00am unless otherwise stated.
Mrs Helen Coombes
More about Templecombe URC.
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
Covid-19 Restrictions Apply
subject to government guidelines
Abbas and Templecombe
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
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
YARNBARTON / THE KNAPP
Updated Friday 25th June 2021
WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 28th JUNE
I have been advised but am waiting confirmation that the works commencing Monday 28th June will include a 3-way traffic light control
at the junction of Yarnbarton to The Knapp.
No cones from High Street to Station area
No restrictions on main A357
A357 TEMPLECOMBE RAILWAY BRIDGE
IS NOW OPEN
Wed 23rd June 2021 - 5:00pm
Do drive with care - the lights are not yet working
The road under the bridge is now open in both directions. SCC Highways will come and turn back on the main traffic lights later this evening or
possibly early tomorrow (Thursday).
An unexpected problem has been encountered preventing completion of the work. This will now require re-planning and scheduling. Possibly a future closure.
I hope to be sent more details as soon as possible.
I must say a thank you to the people at Rock Power Connections and TMO who have been providing updates and validating what I have been able to share.
NO NUMBER 58 BUS
DURING ROAD CLOSURE
Friday 18th June 2021
First Bus Advises:
Between the 21/06/21 to 25/06/21 all day Templecombe will be closed. This will effect Service 58, the diversion will
be Milborne Port North Road to Lattiford then onto Wincanton, During the closure we will not be able to serve Purse Caundle,
Henstridge, Yenston and Templecombe in either direction. We apologise foir the inconvenience caused.
Firstbus - Website notification
OUT AND ABOUT
THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE
Lots of common-sense information but well worth a read and a reminder.
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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.
A NEW WEBSITE
Abbas & Templecombe Parish Council
Launched today, Friday 12th February 2021, this exciting and informative website is now live.
Please do check it out.
Abbas & Templecombe Parish Council
One Planet Wincanton
Terrific new website now live
One Planet Wincanton is a community group set up by residents of Wincanton and the surrounding area working towards a sustainable future.
One Planet Wincanton
KEEPING A DISTANCE
It isn't anti-social
to keep a
Here in and around Templecombe we are so very fortunate to have plenty of open space.
If you go out, stay at least 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times.
PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTERS
All quarterly publications
September 2003 to June 2018
Open the full list of Newsletters to read or download.
Local Community Policing
Our local community Police Officers are:
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
- Beat Manager PC Stefan Edwards
- PCSO 6227 Will Mortimer
- PCSO 7467 Timothy Russell.
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:
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
(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)
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
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.
Look here for a full list of towns and villages where
summary census statistics have been made available.
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.
Discover South Somerset
Discovering rural England at its best couldn't be easier thanks to South Somerset District Council's free
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
Readers have been sending in pictures of local rainbows.
These are now here to see on their own dedicated page.
Recent Documents Available here
to read or download
Meeting 18th May 2021
Draft Minutes - Monthly Meeting
Draft Minutes - Annual Parish Meeting
Draft Minutes - Annual Parish Council Meeting
Chairmans Report 2021
Minutes - 8th Sep 2020 Meeting
The Countryside Code 2021
Somerset Waste Partnership
News and Updates
(Updated 30th April)
Welcome to the latest SORTED! on how to reduce, reuse, recycle
From why you should squash and put the tops back on plastic bottles through to your new stickerless garden waste
collections - if you renew - we have the latest on your waste services today and, with the roll-out of Recycle
More, tomorrow. Plus: all change for collections (but not recycle sites) after May's bank holidays, and
how to do so much more 24/7 online to manage your waste services.
SWP SORTED! e-newsletter April 2021