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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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 Jeremy Pratt 01963 371485
Mrs Gemma Shave-Smythies 01963 371555
Click here for more about St. Mary's

St Mary's Church Restoration Fund
Recent Fund Raisers

The Parish Lunch
on 19th May raised £107.50
The Summer Fete
on 8th June raised £700.00
The Flower Workshop
on 21st June raised £90.00
on 28th July raised £314.00

The Templecombe Treasure Hunt
on 21st September raised £230.00
The Quiz
on 29th September raised £102.00
The Parish Lunch
on 20th October £54.35
The Quiz
on 27th October raised £105.00
The Skittles Evening
on 9th November raised £379.00

The Quiz
on 24th November raised £92.00
The Christmas Fayre & Market stall
on 7th December raised £627.50
The Quiz
on 22nd December raised £101.00
The Quiz
on 26th January raised £101.00
The Parish Lunch
on 16th February raised £49.36

Thank you to all those who supported these events.

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
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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
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
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

Templecombe & Milborne Port
11th September 2020

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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.

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.

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.

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

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

United Reformed Church

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

Mrs Helen Coombes 01963 370818
More about Templecombe URC.


Our Associated Facebook Group.

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

Somerset Waste Partnership
News and Updates

(Updated 16th September 2020)

Click the document to open and read the September news.

Latest Somerset Waste Partnership SORTED! e-newsletter, with details of the switch from landfill to energy-from-waste, kerbside clothes collections, winter recycling site hours, a great compost bin offer, how to take charge of your waste services, our big supplement in Your Somerset (including the full service guide) and the next step of Recycle More getting underway in Mendip.
SWP 2020 September e-News

The format of the Service of Remembrance has yet to be confirmed but, hopefully, we will come up with a suitable alternative that meets the requirement to socially distance and does not contravene current legislation. The location of the Act of Remembrance, which normally takes place at the village War Memorial, has yet to be decided but it is likely that this will take place on the Recreation ground. Please watch this space.

There will be no House to House Poppy sales this year. Poppies and the usual associated memorabilia will only be available from 2 Static Points. The main point will be Westcombe Stores with a subsidiary point within the Thales establishment. These static points will be equipped with card readers only. The readers are programmed to collect fixed donations only. There will be no facility for cash donations. Cheque donations can be made and should be made out to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Please place cheques in an envelope and drop them off with me, John Grierson, at my home address.

I regret that we are unable to conduct House to House collections this year but hope that I can rely on your continued support. Normal Service will be resumed as soon as possible!

15th September 2020

23rd August 2020

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All quarterly publications
September 2003 to June 2018

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Archived Newsletters

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