Welcome to our village website for local NEWS, INFORMATION and forthcoming EVENTS.
please take a look around our pages which are 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: enquiries@templecombevillage.uk or go to the Contact Us page.


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Recycling & Household Kerbside Collections
4th November 2020

As yet, there are no changes to collections or recycling sites due to the lockdown.

Additional Information and advice

Christmas and New Year Collections
10th November 2020

Usual Collection Day Revised Collection Day
Fri 25th Dec Mon 28th Dec
Fri 1st Jan Mon 4th Jan
Fri 8th Jan Sat 9th Jan

SWP Information


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


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 01963 363832
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


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

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

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
Parish Council

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.
Parish Council Website

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

Our local SSDC recycling centre is at Castle Cary

Additional Information

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:

Please help keep the Recreation Ground
litter and graffiti free
United Reformed Church

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

Mrs Helen Coombes 01963 370818
More about Templecombe URC.

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

Covid-19 Restrictions Apply
subject to government guidelines

Sticky Fingers Preschool in Templecombe

Are holding a fund-raising calendar raffle.

Each date from the 2021 calendar
can be purchased for £2.00

Prizes: £100.00 - £50.00 - Chocolate Hamper.
To buy one or more calendar dates please contact:
Charlotte Jeffery 07837 738246 or find Charlotte in Facebook.

Payment can be arranged by cash
or if possible, internet bank transfer.

It isn't anti-social
to keep a


Here in and around Templecombe we are so very fortunate to have plenty or open space.

If you go out, stay at least 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times.

Last Posting Dates For Christmas

Sending to UK addresses

2nd class & 2nd class signed for 18th December Fri
1st class & 1st class signed for 21st December Mon
Parcelforce express 48
Parcelforce express 48 large
22nd December Tue
Special Delivery Guaranteed 23rd December Wed

All dates including international

Local Community Policing

Our local community Police Officers are: Sergeant Katie Maun, Beat Manager Sara Stephenson, PCSO Jan Sparkes & PCSO 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
If residents don't have access to a computer they can make contact by phoning 101 in a non-emergency situation or 999 in an emergency.

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

07889 659234

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

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

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 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

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.

Abbas and Templecombe
Primary School

Head Teacher: Mr James Webb

Telephone: 01963 370481
Primary School Web Pages
Most Recent Ofsted Report 2019

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

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 Here.

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


Our Associated Facebook Group.


15th November 2020

The volunteers are doing a great job supporting vulnerable members of our community and those in need of support.

There are a few areas of the village where additional help would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to help with basic shopping & prescription collections for example, please contact: Trish Foers 07779 483678

Shop Somerset is run by Somerset Day CIC, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. The CIC encourages communities, organisations and individuals to celebrate Somerset as a place to live, work, play and learn all year round.

Our mission at Shop Somerset is to promote independent local businesses and connect them to consumers and wider communities 365 days of the year.

We want to foster and encourage residents and visitors to ‘Shop Local’, ‘Shop Somerset’ and support post Covid-19 regeneration based on community engagement.

Shop Somerset

As we head into winter hundreds of our older neighbours here in Somerset are forced to choose between heating and eating. The coronavirus outbreak means that, for many older and vulnerable people, this winter will be even more difficult and worrying. Many will need to stay at home to keep themselves safe, and will find themselves cut off from family and friends, facing higher costs to heat their homes.
Somerset Community Foundation's Surviving Winter appeal encourages people who don't need their Winter Fuel Payment to donate some or all of it to help local older people who are unable to afford to heat their homes, helping them stay warm, safe and well.

Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) is taking part in The Big Give, and online donations to the appeal that are made during the week-long Big Give Christmas Challenge - midday Tuesday 1 December to midday Tuesday 8 December - will be doubled. So, not only will your donation be worth twice as much, but even more older and isolated people across the county will get the support they need this winter.

If you would like to donate to Surviving Winter, visit www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter or call SCF on: 01749 344949.

Surviving Winter
Surviving Winter Donation Form

National Prevention Zone Declared
From 11th November 2020

There has been a number of Avian Influenza cases in the UK, one of which is in Devon. This has resulted in a National Protection Zone being put in place for all poultry keepers, including those who only keep a few birds in their back yard.

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone
Government Guidance

When becoming a CoOp member you win and our village wins.

No need to wait for our own store to open.

It's simple to join and select a local cause to support.

As a member, when you buy selected Co-Op products and services, 2p for every £1 you spend goes into your Co-Op Membership account. And the same amount is given to support community organisations and local causes.

You can spend the rewards you earn on most things you buy from Co-Op, not just Co-Op products.
CoOp Member Benefits
Become a CoOp Member

Recent Documents Available here
to read or download

Minutes - 08th September Meeting - Draft
Minutes - 11th August Meeting
Minutes - 10th March Meeting
Minutes - 11th February Meeting
Minutes - 29th January Meeting
Minutes - 14th January Meeting
Minutes - 07th January Meeting


All quarterly publications
September 2003 to June 2018

Open the full list of Newsletters to read or download.

Archived Newsletters

South Somerset Community Accessible Transport (CAT bus)

SSCAT are appealing to any business or individual who may be able to offer some financial support either a one-off donation or on-going sponsorship to get in touch on the number below or to use the "donate" button on the website.

SSCAT are a registered charity delivering a local minibus service that fills a void in transport to Wincanton and the surrounding villages. SSCAT help people of all ages who are unable to access service transport, some because they live in isolated rural areas or others who have disabilities which make it impossible for them to use regular public transport.

Jayne McDougall
SSCAT Operations Manager
Tel: 01963 34594
Email: sscatbus@gmail.com
SSCAT Website