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.
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CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19
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SCHOOL LANE (Plesseys Road)
Updated Tuesday 27th July 2021
We are now at Phase 6 of the ongoing works to provide electical power to the new Thales manufacturing unit on Slades Hill
This work is expected to continue until Friday 30th July.
PHASE 6 of works
- Plessey Road (USRN 36609818)
- 45 metres of excavation - footway
- Manned Traffic Lights peak hours, 4 way traffic lights
- 87 metres of excavation - footway and carriageway
- Monday 26th July - Friday 30th July
PLANNED LOCAL ROAD CLOSURES
updated 27th June 2021
Stowell Hill & Cabbage Lane
19th July to 30th July 2021.
26th July to 6th August 2021.
24 hours - all day
Wessex Water to do water main replacement.
Notice: SCC-Stowell Hill & Cabbage Lane
17th August to 19th August 2021.
07:00am to 3:30pm daily
Wessex Water to carry out interim to permanent reinstatement works.
Notice: SCC-Stowell Hill
Lower Road, Horsington
13th September to 17th September 2021.
24 hours - all day
Barden Network Engineering to install new fibre cabling on behalf of BT.
Notice: Not found
High Street & Church Hill A357
Monday 20th September 2021.
07:30am to 17:30pm
Milestone Infrastructure to carry out patching works.
Notice: Not found
SOMERSET WASTE PARTNERSHIP
6th July 2021
Collections Calendar - Print or download
Search your own SWP calendar
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
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.
Saint Mary Parish Church
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Revd Kevin Rogers
Mr Julian Kiddle
Mrs Gemma Shave-Smythies
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
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.
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.
Telephone: 07742 895967
Recycling & Household Waste
Our local SSDC recycling centre is at Castle Cary
To find out more or to book a ride:
Tel: 01963 33864
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
More about Templecombe URC.
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid-19 Restrictions Apply
subject to government guidelines
Abbas and Templecombe
Head Teacher: Mr James Webb
Telephone: 01963 370481
Primary School Web Pages
Discover South Somerset
Discovering rural England at its best couldn't be easier thanks to South Somerset District Council's free
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
From the limited information available this appears to be A357
17th July 2021
Monday 19th July
to Friday 10th September
Works by: Wessex Water
Works Ref: PG302BM281_01_1_2
Once again available information is minimal
I have asked the SCC Highways department if than can be more helpful to enable me to notify local residents.
we regret we are unable to manage individual requests for information due to the limited resources at our disposal. ( It would set a precedent
and we would anticipate further information requests adding to our already heavy workload).
FITH EDITION OF
RECYCLE MORE MESSENGER
21st July 2021
Three weeks after its launch, the service is starting to bed-in, but we are very aware that it has been introduced at a time
of disruption and significant pressure on our collections. This has made it harder to deliver a smooth launch of the new service.
We apologise for that and understand that there may be some frustration among residents. We would ask that people bear with
us through this difficult period and not lose sight of the environmental benefits of the services. The disruption to collections
is temporary, those benefits are permanent.
We expect to be able to provide figures for extra recycling collected in South Somerset in the next and final Recycle More Messenger.
Messenger Edition 5 - 21st July 2021
Messenger Edition 4 - 23rd June 2021
Messenger Edition 3 - 1st June 2021
Messenger Edition 2 - 13th May 2021
Messenger Edition 1 - 20th April 2021
UPDATE FROM SOMERSET WASTE PARTNERSHIP
3rd July 2021
SWP attempt to explain the recent and ongoing difficulties with this briefing document issued Friday 2nd July.
- Collection performance – reliability of collections has improved, but there are still serious issues, especially with
the return times for missed collections.
- SUEZ is taking significant action to address the staffing issues, bringing in temporary staff and investing in recruitment
and retention. Similar issues are being seen in many other waste services across the region and the country.
- Recycle More has launched in South Somerset and customer survey responses show considerable support for the new service in Mendip.
- For the foreseeable future residents are asked to put their waste out for collection by 6am at the latest.
Read the Full Update Document
What goes Where
Thursday 1st July 2021
Click image to open
OUT AND ABOUT
THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE
Lots of common-sense information but well worth a read and a reminder.
Open or download
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 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.
Abbas & Templecombe Parish Council
PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTERS
All quarterly publications
September 2003 to June 2018
Open the full list of Newsletters to read or download.
Local Community Policing
Our local community Police Officers are:
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
- Beat Manager PC Stefan Edwards
- PCSO 6227 Will Mortimer
- PCSO 7467 Timothy Russell.
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:
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
(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)
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
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.
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.
The Sticky Fingers
Sticky Fingers have created an amazing cookery book crammed full with children's favourite recipes.
This fund raising publication is available for just £5.00
Christine Tully will deliver a copy if you live within the Templecombe area. Payment can be by cash or bank transfer, just ask for the bank details.
Christine can be contacted by email: email@example.com.
Copies are also available at:
- Bridge Fish & Chip Shop
- Westcombe Stores
- CoOp Templecombe
- Jasmine & Bay
Somerset Waste Partnership
News and Updates
14th July 2021
Welcome to the latest SORTED! on how to reduce, reuse, recycle
Great news this month with our latest annual Recycling Tracker report on the first-use location of every tonne that you
recycle, from the 100% that is recycled and 97.8% that stays in the UK to the destinations of metals, glass,
paper and plastic, plus the garden waste and food waste that never leave Somerset.
SWP SORTED! e-newsletter July 2021
Readers have been sending in pictures of local rainbows.
These are now here to see on their own dedicated page.
Recent Documents Available here
to read or download
Meeting 13th July 2021
Draft Minutes - Monthly Meeting
Meeting 18th May 2021
Minutes - Monthly Meeting
Minutes - Annual Parish Meeting
Minutes - Annual Parish Council Meeting
Chairmans Report 2021
Minutes - 8th Sep 2020 Meeting
The Countryside Code 2021