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

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.


We have a dedicated page - Please click here

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
Album - VE-75 Day


It isn't anti-social
to keep a


Here in and around Templecombe we are so very fortunate to have plenty or open space.

If you go out, stay at least 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times.

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
Recent Fund Raisers

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 Hunt
on 21st September raised £230.00
The Quiz
on 29th September raised £102.00
The Parish Lunch
on 20th October £54.35
The Quiz
on 27th October raised £105.00
The Skittles Evening
on 9th November raised £379.00

The Quiz
on 24th November raised £92.00
The Christmas Fayre & Market stall
on 7th December raised £627.50
The Quiz
on 22nd December raised £101.00
The Quiz
on 26th January raised £101.00
The Parish Lunch
on 16th February raised £49.36

Thank you to all those who supported these events.

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.

Saturday 24th January 2020 - Now fully operational.

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.
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

Telephone: 01963 370481
Primary School Web Pages
Most Recent Ofsted Report 2019

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

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

Local Community Policing

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

07889 659234

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

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

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

(Thursday 6th August 2020)

We're encouraging passengers to travel safely
this weekendand keep comfortable
in the hot weather

During the course of tomorrow, Friday 7th August and over the weekend, we're expecting high temperatures. This means some speed restrictions may need to be put in place to avoid rails buckling and damage to other infrastructure that can be caused by the heat. This will mean some journeys may incur delays. If you are planning to travel – please do check your journey and carry water. Train services to coastal destinations in particular are expected to be very busy.

At Network Rail managed stations in London, we'll be handing out free bottles of water to passengers to ensure they can keep hydrated while travelling and we encourage passengers to also carry their own bottle of water if travelling in to London from South Western Railway stations across the network.

Passengers should remember to travel with a face covering on services at all times and to observe social distancing in carriages where possible to allow everyone to travel safely.
(January 2020)


South Somerset District Council support 30 Health Walks in South Somerset which are set up to encourage people to take up walking and to support those who come to us following surgery or illness and/or otherwise may not want to walk alone.

Our Health Walks are led by trained Health Walk Leaders and are a great way of getting exercise and meeting people. From beginners to challenging walks there are walks suitable for everyone.

So why not take a health walk and enjoy the countryside? You could make new friends, relieve stress and benefit your health. Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. It's an underrated form of exercise but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active.
Details and contacts for the 30 walks

Local Banking
(Details last amended 09.12.2019)

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

Thursday 9 :30 to 10 :15

Monday 9 :30 to 11 :00
Tuesday 9 :30 to 12 :00
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 BANKING times.
The shop is open for longer hours and 7 days a week
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

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.

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.

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.

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

United Reformed Church

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

Mrs Helen Coombes 01963 370818
More about Templecombe URC.
Recycling & Household Waste

Our local SSDC recycling centre is at Castle Cary

Additional Information


Our Associated Facebook Group.

All quarterly publications
September 2003 to June 2018

Open the full list of Newsletters to read or download.

Archived Newsletters

When becoming a CoOp member you win and our village wins.

No need to wait for our own store to open.

It's simple to join and select a local cause to support.
Please select Templecombe Village Hall from the available list of local causes offered when completing the membership request.

Members also benefit from 5% savings on many purchases paid into personal membership accounts.
CoOp Member Benefits
CoOp and our Village Hall
Become a CoOp Member

Somerset Waste Partnership
News and Updates

(Updated 11th May 2020)

Click the document to open and read the May eNews
SWP 2020 May eNews
SWP 2020 April eNews
SWP 2020 February eNews
SWP 2019 December eNews
SWP 2019 November eNews
(inc Christmas info)
SWP 2019 August
Questions & Answers


25th March 2020

Click Document To Read or Download

Recent Documents Available here
to read or download

Agenda - Date TBA re Coronavirus

Minutes - 10th March Meeting (Draft)
Minutes - 11th February Meeting
Minutes - 29th January Meeting
Minutes - 14th January Meeting
Minutes - 07th January Meeting

South Somerset Community Accessible Transport (CAT bus)

SSCAT are appealing to any business or individual who may be able to offer some financial support either a one-off donation or on-going sponsorship to get in touch on the number below or to use the "donate" button on the website.

SSCAT are a registered charity delivering a local minibus service that fills a void in transport to Wincanton and the surrounding villages. SSCAT help people of all ages who are unable to access service transport, some because they live in isolated rural areas or others who have disabilities which make it impossible for them to use regular public transport.

Jayne McDougall
SSCAT Operations Manager
Tel: 01963 34594
Email: sscatbus@gmail.com
SSCAT Website