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

Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 12th November 2019

The Parish Council will host an update on the proposed Manor Farm Development at the next Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 12th November in the village Hall. Origin3 will opening the meeting with an update starting at 7:15pm which should take approximately 10 minutes after which there will be a Q&A session for 30 minutes. All are welcome to attend and take part in the Q&A.
Saint Mary Parish Church

The Blessed Virgin Mary Templecombe
Revd Kevin Rogers 01963 363832
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

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
The Parish Lunch
on 19th May raised £107.50
The Summer Fete
on 8th June raised £700.00
The Flower Workshop
on 21st June raised £90.00
on 28th July raised £314.00
The Templecombe Treasure HuntBBQ
on 21st September raised £230.00
The Quiz
on 29th September raised £102.00
The Parish Lunch
on 20th October £54.35

Thank you to all those who supported these events.

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.
Out and About


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:

Please help keep the Recreation Ground
litter and graffiti free
United Reformed Church

High Street, Templecombe.
Services: Every Sunday 11:00am unless otherwise stated.

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

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

To find out more or to book a ride:
Tel: 01963 33864
CAT Website
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

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


While the formal notice suggests the High Street/East Street will be closed I have been assured by the contractors that traffic flow will be maintained but controlled by a 3-way temporary traffic light.
This has also been advised to our Parish Clerk by email from SCC Traffic Management & Road Safety.

No diversion notices have been issued.

Click the SCC Order Documents to open

The A357 High Street will be accessible from East Street via traffic lights and vice versa. The works are for one day and they are stating 09:30 - 15:30. The works are required by BT to access underground structure and cabling for a new customer's connection.
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

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.

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:

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
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.

Recycling & Household Waste

Our local SSDC recycling centre is at Castle Cary

Additional Information


Our Associated Facebook Group.

Planning applications and the SSCD Local Plan Review information now has a deddicated Local Planning page.
Local Planning Page

2019 Documents Now Available
Parish Council Website links

Draft Minutes - 8th October Meeting
Agenda for November 2019 meeting.
All 2019 Approved Minutes
2018-2019 Financial Reports

Please don't eat alone on
Christmas day!

Come and join with others in the village hall. 12noon to 3:00pm.
All who came last year thoroughly enjoyed themselves!!

Please let Jeannie know if you would like to come 01963 371054.
Christmas Wreath Workshop
16th December 7:00pm

Templecombe W.I.
are hosting at The Village Hall

Christmas wreath with Sara Mosely of Daisy Lee
The cost for the workshop is £25 per person
which includes all materials.

Please let Vicky Hukins or Sue Seares know if you are able to come along. Alternatively email: templecombewi@outlook.com


Program Starts 6:30pm Match 10:30pm
All Welcome - £4.00 per ticket