WELCOME TO TEMPLECOMBE VILLAGE
AND OUR SOUTH SOMERSET AREA
Templecombe celebrated in great style our Queen's Platinum Jubilee
please see the dedicated Jubilee page for details.
PLANNED LOCAL ROAD CLOSURE
added 8th July 2022
A371 HOLBROOK ROUNDABOUT to JACK WHITES GIBBET
(Wincanton towards Castle Cary)
Mon 25th July to Fri 26th August 2022.
The road will be closed
All Day Every Day (24 hours)
Works Ref: LG210YBYE4004
SCC Ref: ttro803507SS
SCC Permit Notice and Diversion
- Click to open Network Rail advice -
PHOTO ALBUM FOR THE WEBSITE
A photo album is being created of photos taken while out on local walks.
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.
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
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.
Abbas and Templecombe
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
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
More about Templecombe URC.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recycling & Household Waste
Our local SSDC recycling centre is at Castle Cary
PLANNED LOCAL ROAD CLOSURE
added 30th July 2022
Mon 1st August to Wed 17th August
Wessex Water sewer rehabilitation works
Works Ref: PG301CQ59_S4
This is going to make getting to the centre of or through Wincanton extreemly difficult and frustrating.
The A371 north of Holbrook roundabout towards Castle Cary is also closed during this period of works
LOCAL ROAD DELAYS
updated 29th March 2022
High Street - Templecombe
Works Ref: LG210YAYE57321
I have been advised by SCC Highways that the issue of ownership of the wall is likely to take some
time to resolve. Once this is resolved there will be the requirement to assess and design, then implement repairs.
SCC Highways are aware of the disruption this is causing and are seeking to resolve the matter as soon as is reasonably practical.
Currently there are no time-scales in place and this could continue as things are for several weeks or months.
- Click to open The Summer Reading Challenge -
Presented by the reading agency.
Delivered in partnership with libraries.
To join the Gadgeteers, you need to read library books over the summer and collect stickers to complete
your special Gadgeteers poster.
0300 123 2224
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:
Updated 3rd July 2022
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
- Neighbourhood Constable PC Tom Bidwell
- PCSO 8129 Daniel Humphrey
- 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.
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
(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.
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
The long awaited for
New edition of
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
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 email@example.com
Payment may be made by Paypal
TEMPLECOMBE ART EXHIBITION
1st and 2nd October
You have time to sort out paints, canvases and to clean the brushes!
The charge to exhibit a painting in any media will be £1.00.
If you sell we would appreciate a donation.
The charity this year will be for the M.N.D. (Motor Neurone Disease)
You can submit 3 paintings.
If you are a potter. wood carver, or turner and would like to enter your work we would be pleased to have you with us.
Please get in touch for more details:
Peter and Frances Mattock 01963 371381
Mindful Memory Cafés
Registered Charity 115419
Mindful Memory Cafés support those living with memory loss or dementia.
Mindful currently provides three main groups: Our
Gillingham Café, and our
Men Marching On group.
Each year, the three groups merge to attend a day trip in the summer and a Christmas lunch in the winter.
Cafés and the Men's group are free to attend, with carers welcome to join. We're here to offer support,
advice, and friendship, in what can be a difficult time for both the person experiencing difficulties and their families.
Mindful is overseen by a board of trustees, each with their own responsibilities and skills.
Click here to meet them.
Our cafés are supported by a fantastic team of friendly volunteers, each with their own story to tell.
Mindful relies on charitable donations, with the day trip and lunch heavily subsidized each year. If you'd
like to fundraise for us, please visit our
contact page and get in touch.
SOMERSET WASTE PARTNERSHIP
COLLECTIONS CALENDAR 2022/2023
Collections Calendar - Print or download
Search your own SWP calendar
No 58 Through Templecombe
From 5th September 2021
Mon - Fri
Timetable - Monday to Friday
Timetable - Saturday
Recent Documents Available here
to read or download
Meeting 9th August 2022
Agenda - Monthly Council Meeting
Monthly Meeting 12.07.22
Annual Parish Council Meeting 10.05.22
Annual Parish Meeting 12.04.22
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