Welcome to our village website for local NEWS and INFORMATION.
please take a look around our pages which are frequently updated.



Permit Ref: ttro268945SS

Milestone Infrastructure to carry out maintenance works
SCC Notice

Updated 26th November


Permit Ref Now: LG111PD199878-002-02

Tilia Homes to install the new section of footpath, reprofile the bellmouth to the site entrance and then resurface the area adjacent to the new bellmouth. While completing the works Tilia will be working under a partial road closure which is a set of lights either end of the works

Construction of development access and associated footway

Outside new development site Knights Meadow, A357, Slades Hill, Templecombe

A photo album has been created of photos taken while out on local walks an dat local events.

More walks will be added as frequently as possible.

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.

Your Questions Answered

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

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

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
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.

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

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

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

Recycling & Household Waste

Our local SSDC recycling centre is at Castle Cary

Additional Information
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 £20.00 per session (£25.00 to include heating).

The hall does have a starter rate of £12.00 (£15.00 to include heating) for organisiations/groups that only want the hall for one hour.

The use of the kitchen is included except there is an additional charge of £10.00 for the use of the cookers.

To book the hall please contact the booking secretary:
Tina Chapman 01963 370527 email: chap.mans@hotmail.co.uk


updated 25th November 2022

High Street - Templecombe
Works Ref: LG210YAYE57321


The ongoing delays in dealing with this remain very frustrating to us all.

A Somerset County Council meeting was held on 16th November to further determine progress and options.

SCC legal are now drafting formal HSA1980 (Highways Act 1980) notices which will be supported by the options the report carried out by SCC. The notice will be served to the legal representatives of the affected land/wall where ownership is known and those that maybe affected, dependent on the Land Registry determination. SCC Highways will be instructing what action they are required to take and within what timescales. Failure to meet the actions and timescales will result in SCC being able to instruct works and recover full costs from doing so. It is expected the HA1980 S167 will be issued by Mid Dec 2022.

The Scottish and Southern Energy region manager is now aware of the leaning pole and will be investigating to action any works required and will make an update available soon.

The Highways department met with the residents on 18th November and the situation was discussed. Further information is now waited for from SCC legal on the matter regarding ownership. However an agreement in principle was made whereby a quote from a contractor for a minor repair to the small section, where some stones have slipped out. This does not form an acceptance that the wall on this side is SCC responsibility, as that is still to be determined, but this is in considering a 'whole' solution without further delays and to be able to open the road fully to traffic in conjunction with any works to the West side.

SCC Highways are aware of the disruption this is causing and are seeking to resolve the matter as soon as is reasonably practicable. It is hoped but not certain that the road can be operating as normal again early 2023 but final design will be dependent on the outcome of the HA1980 notice/options report.



We are very fortunate to live amongst such wonderful South Somerset countryside.

Especially when young lambs and calves are appearing it is very important we all follow The Countryside Code when out and about.

Please Click the images below to open the summary leaflet.
The Countrysiide Code
Advice for countryside visitors

Abbas & Templecombe Parish Council

Launched Friday 12th February 2021, this exciting and informative website is now live.
Please do check it out.

The Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the village hall.

email: clerk@abbasandtemplecombepc.org.uk

Abbas & Templecombe Parish Council


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:
Updated 3rd July 2022

  • Neighbourhood Constable PC Tom Bidwell
  • PCSO 8129 Daniel Humphrey
  • PCSO 7467 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

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.

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

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

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.

No 58 Through Templecombe

From 31st october 2022

Mon - Fri


Timetable - Monday to Friday
Timetable - Saturday

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.


Our Associated Facebook Group.

Free to everyone
Community Larder

Tuesday and Friday
1:30pm to 4:30pm
St.Mary's Church



Collections Calendar - Print or download
Search your own SWP calendar

Please don't eat alone on Christmas day!

Come and join with others in our village hall.

Please let Jeannie know if you would like to come along.

01963 371054 - stevensjeannie1@gmail.com
Abbas & Templecombe Parish Boundary
Click to enlarge
The long awaited for
New edition of

Templecombe Memories
is now available

Packed full of local history and fascinating stories from our past.

Proceeds will be going to our village hall improvement fund.

The book is now available at
Westcombe Stores, Dike & Son
Papertrees (Wincanton).
To have a copy hand delivered foc locally the book price is £7.99
If you would like a copy posted within the UK the total price including postage is £10.75
To request a copy please contact Christine.
07581 000898 or scott_47@yahoo.co.uk
Payment may be made by Paypal

Recent Documents Available here
to read or download

Meeting 8th November 2022
Agenda - Monthly Council Meeting

Draft Minutes
Monthly Meeting 11.10.22
Annual Parish Council Meeting 10.05.22
Annual Parish Meeting 12.04.22

Meeting Minutes
Monthly Meeting 09.08.22
Monthly Meeting 12.07.22
Monthly Meeting 14.06.22
Monthly Meeting 10.05.22
Monthly Meeting 12.04.22
Monthly Meeting 08.03.22
Monthly Meeting 08.02.22
Monthly Meeting 11.01.22
Monthly Meeting 14.12.21