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.

We would love reader contributions.
Is your business, club or society included? Would you like anything added to the calendar?
email: enquiries@templecombevillage.uk or please visit the Contact Us page.


CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19

We have a dedicated page - Please click here
COMBE HILL (A357)

TEMPLECOMBE

Crestmoor Construction are to remove a damaged wall and install a new gabion basket structure.

The works are expected to be operative from:
Wed 12th May 2021 to Sun 6th June 2021


The road will be closed on weekdays
Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm each day.


Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to pass.

School busses will be allowed to pass:

  • C885C King Arthur's School - Southwest Coaches - 0810 and 1525

  • 646 Strode College - Southwest Coaches - 0738 and 1757

  • C889D Southwest Coaches - 0817 - 1537

Details have been confirmed with Crestmoor Construction Wednesday 05.05.2021 and weekly updates will be made available and included here.

SCC NOTICE
Diversion Details

RECYCLE MORE

FIRST EDITION OF
RECYCLE MORE MESSENGER

20th April 2021

Changes are scheduled for the end of June 2021


The first South Somerset Recycle More Messenger Update.

These regular updates will keep you well-informed about your new recycling service being launched at the end of June - the biggest change to recycling for a decade.

Recycle More makes it easier for everyone to recycle even more and help protect our environment and tackle climate change.
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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


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

ASIAN HORNETS



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
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
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
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.

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

Covid-19 Restrictions Apply
subject to government guidelines

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



Recycling & Household Waste

Kerbside collections this week will be

Saturday 8th May

Additional Information

A357 NOW OPEN 7:30pm

Cleared by Michael & Alan Bennett & crew, Blake Hastings and the owners of Combe Cross Stud.

* * * Thank you very much * * *


A357 CLOSED
AT HORSINGTON DIP

Monday 3rd May 2021

The A357 is closed in both directions at
Horsington Dip
(north of Templecombe).


The police arrived while I was there around 5:45pm. They have put out road closed notices.

It's confirmed SCC Highways are aware but this may take many hours to clear.
It's a big tree and the tree teams are surely very busy this evening.




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

SOCIAL DISTANCE
.

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.

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: 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:

jan.sparkes@avonandsomerset.police.uk
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

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



Facebook

Our Associated Facebook Group.
TEMPLECOMBE VILLAGE.
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


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

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
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PARISH COUNCIL
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