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email: enquiries@templecombevillage.uk or please visit the Contact Us page.


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23rd June 2021

The roll-out of the new Recycle More service which will start in South Somerset from Monday, 28th

The expanded collections launch next week, with the first collections on Monday 28 June and Bright Blue Bags still being delivered.

This Saturday (26 June) several thousand households are scheduled to have an extra rubbish collection - if you are included, this is made clear in the calendars provided and you should present your rubbish this Saturday before 7am.
Messenger Edition 4 - 23rd June 2021
Messenger Edition 3 - 1st June 2021
Messenger Edition 2 - 13th May 2021
Messenger Edition 1 - 20th April 2021


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


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


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

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
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.

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

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

Updated Friday 25th June 2021



I have been advised but am waiting confirmation that the works commencing Monday 28th June will include a 3-way traffic light control at the junction of Yarnbarton to The Knapp.

No cones from High Street to Station area

No restrictions on main A357

Wed 23rd June 2021 - 5:00pm

Do drive with care - the lights are not yet working

The road under the bridge is now open in both directions. SCC Highways will come and turn back on the main traffic lights later this evening or possibly early tomorrow (Thursday).

An unexpected problem has been encountered preventing completion of the work. This will now require re-planning and scheduling. Possibly a future closure.

I hope to be sent more details as soon as possible.

I must say a thank you to the people at Rock Power Connections and TMO who have been providing updates and validating what I have been able to share.

Friday 18th June 2021

First Bus Advises:
Between the 21/06/21 to 25/06/21 all day Templecombe will be closed. This will effect Service 58, the diversion will be Milborne Port North Road to Lattiford then onto Wincanton, During the closure we will not be able to serve Purse Caundle, Henstridge, Yenston and Templecombe in either direction. We apologise foir the inconvenience caused.

Firstbus - Website notification



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.

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


It isn't anti-social
to keep a


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.


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:

  • Beat Manager PC Stefan Edwards
  • PCSO 6227 Will Mortimer
  • 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.

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

07874 893743

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

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

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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.

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


Our Associated Facebook Group.

Readers have been sending in pictures of local rainbows.

These are now here to see on their own dedicated page.
Templecombe Rainbows

Recent Documents Available here
to read or download

Meeting 18th May 2021
Draft Minutes - Monthly Meeting
Draft Minutes - Annual Parish Meeting
Draft Minutes - Annual Parish Council Meeting
Chairmans Report 2021

Minutes - 8th Sep 2020 Meeting

The Countryside Code 2021
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