WELCOME TO TEMPLECOMBE VILLAGE
and our surrounding area

Welcome to our village website, please take a look around.
Our pages are under regular review and frequently updated. Our gazette page is kept topical while the
Traffic Calming and Slades Hill pages reflect controversial issues.

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.

2019 is now a terrific 2nd year for templecombevillage.uk

RAIL STRIKE ACTION
SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
Starting Tuesday 18th June 2019

A five-day strike by South Western Railway (SWR) staff has started in the latest industrial action over the role of guards on trains.

The advice is to check before you travel
BBC NEWS
SWR Strike Information

Saint Mary Parish Church


The Blessed Virgin Mary Templecombe
Rector:
Revd Kevin Rogers 01963 363832
revkrogers@gmail.com
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

The Christmas Fayre 2017
on 2nd December raised £775.00
The Parish Lunch
on 18th February raised £182.32
The Bailey Hillbillies' Evening
on 10th March raised £218.20

Piggy Racing Evening
on 14th April raised £516.02
Worlds Apart Talk
on 12th May raised £103.60
Ladies' Choir Concert
on 24th June raised £317.19
Book Stall at School & Village Fete
raised £173.75

The Parish BBQ
on 2nd September raised £156.00
The Cream Teas
on 5th October raised £189.50
The Beetle Drive
on 17th November raised £200.00
Christmas Tree Festival
on 8th & 9th December raised £518.60
The Parish Lunch
on 17th February raised £261.54
Songs for Sunday
on 10th March raised £183.00
The Shreen Harmony Spring Concert
on 21st March raised £169.00
Da Vinci Massed Bass Concert
on 5th May raised £91.30

Thank you to all those who supported these events.
DEFIBRILLATOR


We have one defibrillator freely accessible to everyone 24 hours a day. This has been provided kindly and 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 the unit.

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.
Community Speed Watch

UPDATED MESSAGE FROM
TEMPLECOMBE COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH GROUP

24th November 2018

We have now been operating for two years. We are a small group of volunteers and our role, under Police supervision and guidelines, is to monitor and report on traffic speeds through our village.

During the time we have been operating we have expended some 480 man hours over 250 sessions monitoring over 70,500 passing vehicles of which 13.6% (many repeat offenders) have been reported to the Police for exceeding the designated speed limits. In the 20mph zone we only report those travelling at 25mph or above and in the 30mph zone only report those travelling at 36mph or over.

It would be nice to say that all those speeding were visitors to the village but unfortunately that is by no means the case!

Hopefully our presence does encourage drivers to slow down and make our village just a little bit safer for everyone.


If you would like to know more about how to volunteer for this community service please send an email to: clerk@abbasandtemplecombepc.org.uk
Out and About


THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE

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
Abbas and Templecombe
Primary School



Head Teacher: Mr James Webb
Primary School Web Pages



Telephone: 01963 370481

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
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



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

South Somerset - What's on


Visit the website

Local Banking

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


Thursday 9 :40 to 10 :25

Monday 9 :30 to 11 :00
Tuesday 9 :30 to 12 :45
Wednesday 1 :00 to 15 :00


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 times.
The shop is open for longer hours and 7 days a week
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.

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.


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.

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
Local Community Policing

Our local community Police Officers are: Sergeant Katie Maun, Beat Manager Sara Stephenson, PCSO John Winfield & 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 John Winfield is happy to be contacted directly:

john.winfield@avonandsomerest.pnn.police.uk
07889 659245

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

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
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

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.

Community
Accessible
Transport

To find out more or to book a ride:
Tel: 01963 33864
CAT Website
Recycling & Household Waste


Our local SSDC recycling centre is at Castle Cary

Additional Information


Face Book

Our new FaceBook Group.
TEMPLECOMBE VILLAGE.


LOCAL PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Current local applications of significance or general interest currently being processed by SSDC planning department.

Click on details to open the SSDC notice.


Applicant: Mr Tom Allcott
Location Land Adj. 26 Throop Road, Templecombe,BA8 0HR
Proposal: Outline application for the erection of a two storey detached dwelling with all matters reserved except for access.
Received: 07 January 2019
Target: 04 March 2019
Committee:
Decision: 29 March 2019
Application Refused
SSDC Ref: 19/00025/OUT

Applicant: Ms Rebecca Harloff
Location Post Office Building
2 High Street
Templecombe
BA8 0JB
Proposal: Change of use from retail (Use Class A1) to mixed use retail and cafe (Use Class A1 & A3) Jasmine & Bay is a small family partnership and for information purposes, we have attached Existing and Proposed Layouts, along with a written explanation as to the proposed internal changes to be made, along with a Cover Letter and a Sample Menu.
Received: 28 November 2018
Target: 07 Februrary 2019
Committee:
Decision: 04 February 2019
Application Approved
SSDC Ref: 18/03815/COU

Applicant: Westcoast (Convenience) Ltd
Location The Templars Retreat
3 High Street, Templecombe, BA8 0JA
Proposal: Alterations, rear extension and the change of use of existing public house (Use Class A4) to a convenience store (Use Class A1) on ground floor with a residential unit on first floor with associated access and parking.
Received: 11 October 2018
Target: 06 December 2018
Committee:
Decision: 04 January 2019
Application Approved
SSDC Ref: 18/03332/FUL

Applicant: Thales UK
Location Slades Hill
Templecombe
Proposal: Erection of manufacturing building (Use Class B2) and associated development including construction phase access/roadway (temporary), car park/yard area, perimeter security fencing, external plant, and landscaping works.
Received: 03 September 2018
Target: 03 December 2018
Committee: 12 December 2018
Decision: 18 December 2018
Application Permited with Conditions
SSDC Ref: 18/02738/FUL

Applicant: Thales UK
Location Slades Hill
Templecombe
Proposal: Outline application for residential development comprising up to 70 dwellings and associated open space, landscaping works and area for school expansion, together with new access and drainage infrastructure.)
Received: 03 September 2018
Target: 03 December 2018
Committee:
SSDC Ref: 18/02739/OUT

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Richard and Lynne Hunt
Location Land Opposite The Orchard
Combe Hill
TemplecombeTemplecombe
Proposal: Outline application for the erection of 2 dwellings and construct vehicular access thereto.
Received: 04 October 2018
Target: 29 November 2018
Committee:
SSDC Ref: 18/03222/OUT

Applicant: Lawsh One Ltd
Location Throop Road
Knights Templar Court Nursing Home
Proposal: Demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of 19 No. dwellings with associated access and parking (outline application)
Received: 22 February 2018
Target: 18 June 2018
Committee: 21 August 2018
SSDC Ref: 18/00650/OUT

Applicant: Mr Anderton
Location Land at Templars Farm
Temple Lane, BA8 0JW
Proposal: Diversification to allow campsite with associated infrastructure.
Received: 18 May 2018
Decision:
SSDC Ref: 18/01597/FUL