Saturday, 7 July 2018

Timberscombe Village Hall Online Booking

If you wish to check the availability of Timberscombe Village Hall or book the Hall using our Online Booking System please click on the link below:

Hall Hiring Charges

Click here to check Hall availability and book

Click on the + sign at the top corner of the day you want to book  and follow the on screen instructions to make a booking.

If you encounter any problems please e mail:

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Change of date for Parish Council Meeting

The Parish Council Meeting for July has been moved from Thursday 12th July to Thursday 26th July in the Village Hall

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

OSC Events

House to rent


2 Bedroom unfurnished mid-terraced bungalow with garden

to let at a reasonable rent. The property is suitable for:-

a single person, a single parent with 1 child, a couple.


Energy Performance Certificate Rating of the property D

For application forms telephone:  01237 421020

Or write to:- The Secretary, 16 Myrtle Street,

Appledore, Bideford EX39 1PH

 Application forms to be returned by Friday 3rd August 2018

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Orchards Events

How Safe Is Your Private Water Supply?

Having a private water supply can be a real boon but private water supplies often pose a health risk because they are not managed or tested in the same way as public supplies. Common problems include bacteria, heavy metals such as iron, manganese, aluminium, lead and arsenic, as well as nitrates, nitrites, ammonia and other minerals. Sometimes the contamination may affect the appearance, taste or smell of the water but it is often not obvious. The best way to be sure your supply is fit for use is to have regular testing carried out.

Somerset Scientific Services, part of Somerset County Council, have been supplying impartial advice and testing for over 50 years. Contact them for information or a quote for a comprehensive UKAS accredited testing package.  - 01823 355906 -

Friday, 1 June 2018

Church Calendars 2019






Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Lion Inn is now open for business

The Lion Inn is now open for business again.

For the moment the hours of opening are:

       Sunday -               12 noon to 8pm
 Monday -             5pm to 8pm
 Tuesday –            5pm to 9pm
 Wednesday –     5pm to 9pm
  Thursday –          5pm to 9pm
    Friday –                4pm to 10pm
          Saturday –           12noon to 10pm
Please support your local pub

Monday, 29 January 2018

Waste Collections

Waste Collections Easter, May and August 2018

Good Friday 30 March     Revised day          Saturday 31 March 

For the following dates the week’s collections will be one  day later, with the Friday collected  on the Saturday:
Monday 2 April 
Early May Bank Holiday Monday 7
May Spring Bank Holiday Monday 28 May  
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 27 August 

All collections then resume on usual days. Revised collection days above also apply to assisted, clinical and garden waste collections. Recycling sites remain on their usual schedules; all are open on Easter Monday and on every bank holiday Monday.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Police Beat Surgery

Beat Surgery

The Old Dairy Timberscombe

A chance to drop in and meet your local PCSO Linda Brooks

Please pop in for an informal chat
Dates of Forthcoming Meetings

Thursday 2ndnd August 2018

Thursday 23rd August 2018

Monday 24th September 2018
Please note these sessions are subject to operational commitments and may be cancelled at short notice.
Please note these sessions are subject to operational commitments
and may be cancelled at short notice.

Monday, 1 January 2018

What's On

If your organisation is arranging events for 2018 please let me have the details

2018 Events

Zing every Thursday morning  in the village hall, Bowls Club Wednesday evenings

8th Breakfast, Old Dairy 8.30 - 11am
14th Barbecue at Sunnyside 5.30pm
16th Bingo, TVH doors 7pm , eyes down 7.30pm
21st - Tea Party IAO Marie Curie. Old Dairy 3pm
26th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
27th - Fish Supper Old dairy 7pm
2nd  - Police Beat Surgery 10.30-11.30pm Old Dairy
18th - Timberscombe Show TVH 2pm
8th - Italian Evening TVH 7pm
13th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
22nd Film Night (members only)
11th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
19th - Quiz Night TVH
27th - Film Night (members only)
8th - - Parish Council Meeting TVH
7.30pm 24th - Film Night (members only)

Thursday, 28 December 2017


Saturday, 9 December 2017

Timberscombe History Group

For further information contact Marion Jeffrey on  841 500

Friday, 8 December 2017

Thursday, 7 December 2017


Sunday 8th July
2 sausage, 2 bacon, 2 eggs, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, black pudding, 
potatoes, toast, marmalade, fruit juice and as much tea/coffee as you like.
We have vegetarian choice too.
If you would like to book please phone 01643 841778, or just stroll along 
( you may have to wait a few minutes)
Hope to see you.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Message from Claire's Kitchen

Dear All,really looking forward to my next village lunch,I have been so busythis year already,not sure where Christmas went as already halfway through 2018.Next village lunch is Thursday June 28th at 12pm at Wootton Courtenay village hall-
£10.00 per head,free tea and coffee-
Mediterrenean Roast Chicken,sage and thyme stuffing,roastie potatoes,seasonal veg and a delicious gravy(can be gluten free,please specify) OR Vegetarian aubergine,tomato,mozzarella penne pasta with ciabatta garlic and parsley bread and avocado salad
Fantastic Homemade Lemon Curd and Raspberry Meringue Roulade(GF)

To book for this please email me on> or ring me on 07799066638

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Orchard Social Club events for June

3rd June  - Breakfast 8.30am - 11am.
9th June - Cream Tea 2.30pm
Bingo every Tuesday 7pm
All events at the Old Dairy

Zing Exercise group Thursdays in the Village Hall

For information please phone John on 01643 841778

Tuesday, 29 August 2017











 CREAM TEAS £2.5O for 2 scones

£1.50 for 1 scone


Contact 01643 841318 for further information.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Timberscombe Annual Parish Meeting and AGM

Timberscombe Annual Parish Meeting and AGM 

Thursday 10th May 2018

 Timberscombe Village Hall 7pm

 All are invited to attend the above meeting to look at what has been achieved over the last year by the council and more importantly to look at what the community of Timberscombe would like to happen in the coming years. We welcome all ideas that will support the well-being of the community of Timberscombe.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Kath MacDonald - Chairman

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Cowbridge Sawmill

National Mills Weekend

Cowbridge Sawmill 



May 12th/13th

Open 11am to 4.30pm

14ft Water Wheel. Guided Tours and  Craft Displays
throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.
Free Admission but donations welcome.

At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road, Timberscombe. Postcode TA24 7TD 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Showcase Timberscombe

Showcase Timberscombe

16th March 2.30pm to 7pm

17th March 10am to 12 noon.

Timberscombe Village Hall

  • Find out more about the activities currently available in the village and give feedback about anything new you would like to see. There will be representatives from groups such as the    Bowls Club, Cricket Club, Zing Sports, Art Group, Bell Ringers, Cowbridge Mill, Garden    Club, Film Club, Writers Group, Timberscombe Show Committee and Orchards Social Club.
  • Speak to support organisers such as the Village Agent, local PCSO (Police), Housing Initiative Officer, Contact the Elderly and local Housing reps from Magna and Falcon Housing.
  • Find out about Timberscombe First School and Pre School.
  • Speak to your local Councillors from the Parish Council and West Somerset Council.
  • Find out about local businesses. Business cards or information will be displayed during the event.
Free entry
Free prize draw ticket for each person attending.
Refreshments available so why not just join us for a chat.

Come along to this event.

There may be more going on in your

village than you think!
For further details contact Peter Pilkington on ‭‭07528 539113‬‬ or
email Lesley Webb at :

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Support Local Producers

New shop to promote Exmoor Food and Crafts
A recently formed group of local food producers and crafts people is opening a brand new shop in The Avenue, Minehead on 15th January.

 Following the recent decision to close the Exmoor Producers Association Shop on Friday Street Minehead, some of its members, along with a many new producers got together to form a new ‘not for profit’ community group.

 Pam Barr herself a local pork farmer from Little Oak Farm, is chairing the new group called Exmoor Food & Crafts. Pam said, “There is real enthusiasm and excitement among our members - the new shop which will allow a great platform for locally produced goods. We’ll be offering a great selection of Exmoor and Greater Exmoor handmade crafts and fabulous food items including honey, jam, chutney and meat.”

 Local producers who might be interested in selling their goods though the new shop are invited email Pamela via or pop in after 15th January.

 Dan James, Sustainable Economy Manager from Exmoor National Park said, “We’ve been delighted that this new group is going to promote local produce in this way. It is essential that residents and visitors can easily source the items being made here on Exmoor and the new shop will give a real focus for the wider activities of the group. ”

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Exmoor National Park Local Plan

At its meeting on 4th July 2017, Exmoor National Park Authority resolved to adopt the Exmoor National Park Local Plan 2011-2031 (including minerals and waste policies), which wholly supersedes the saved policies of the previous Exmoor National Park Local Plan (2005). 

The Local Plan promotes sustainable development, which enables local communities and businesses to thrive, whilst conserving and enhancing the National Park’s special qualities. The Plan includes a vision, objectives, strategic priorities and also contains both strategic planning policies and development management policies, which will guide development and the use of land in Exmoor National Park until 2031. Now adopted, the Local Plan is the statutory development plan and forms the basis for planning decisions within Exmoor National Park.

The adopted Local Plan, together with its Policies Map and adoption statement, are available online.  Alternatively, the Local Plan and associated documents can be viewed at the offices of Exmoor National Park Authority and North Devon and West Somerset councils as indicated in the attached adoption statement. 
Anyone requiring further information on the Exmoor National Park Plan should contact or 01398 323665

Kind regards

David Wyborn

Head of Planning & Sustainable Development

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Parish Council Meeting Dates 2018

All meetings in Timberscombe Village Hall
11th January
8th February
5th March * ( n.b. changed to Monday)
12th April
10th May
14th June
12th July
No Meeting in August
13th September
11th October
8th November
No Meeting in December

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Donating Your Winter Fuel Payment

An Idea Worth Warming To

Somerset Community Foundation has launched this year’s Surviving Winter campaign, encouraging people to join the growing number of contributors who donate some or all of their Winter Fuel Payment each year to help local people living in fuel poverty.

Last year, over 400 older people in Somerset were helped to keep warm and better connected through the winter months, thanks to local donors and pensioners who gave to Surviving Winter.

When a person receives their Surviving Winter grant, it doesn’t just go towards paying the heating bill. It is also the first step towards connecting them to a local community partner; this can become the foundation for a new relationship that can help to overcome the isolation and loneliness many older people experience.

Help Somerset Community Foundation reach their target of raising £100,000 to help 500 isolated and vulnerable older people this year.

To donate to Surviving Winter, visit or call 01749 344949. Gift Aid forms are also available to download from the Somerset Community Foundation website.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Neighbourhood Planning

Check out this link which explains how local communities can organise themselves and design a local plan for planning


Thursday, 2 March 2017


Providing people in West Somerset’s communities with easier access to information and services.
Hello, I would like to introduce myself as the new Village Agent for West Somerset. My name is Kristy Hirons and I am looking forward to being able to meet many of you within our community very soon.
The role of a Village Agent is to bridge the gap between isolated, excluded, vulnerable and lonely individuals and statutory and/or voluntary organisations which offer specific solutions to identified needs. All of the support that I offer is free and confidential.
·         Do you live alone, have a problem and are not sure who to turn to?
·         Do you need some help finding  the right agency, service or people to help?
·         Are you a carer that needs help and support?
·         Does your community have a collective problem that needs a kick-start?
·         You’re just finding life a bit hard going at the moment?

I am here to help.
I am based in Minehead but will visit all areas of West Somerset. I will be available at the Talking Cafe at The Beach Hotel, Minehead every Monday morning between 10am and 1pm. There, you will able to book an appointment to see me or just pop in for a chat if you are passing. I work 5 days a week and will answer my mobile if I am able to. If I don’t answer, please do leave me a message and I will call you back as soon as I can.
 You may see me walking around the villages or at local groups and coffee mornings. If you do, please come and say “Hello”, I’d love to have a chat and perhaps a biscuit or two! If you’d prefer, I am more than happy to visit you in your home.
So any query, large or small – get in touch.   07931017889

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Timberscombe Film Club

Showing 6 films in 2017 in the Village Hall

23rd September - Sully

28th October- The Light Between the Ocean

25th November- Gnomeo and Juliet

Membership £12 per year. Free entry to films.

Application forms available from

the Post Office, Joy Booth or Rosemary Conquer.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Jobs at Hinkley Point

The Hinkley Point C Site Operations Recruitment Event is taking place on Thursday 28 September 2017 at The Beach Hotel, The Avenue, Minehead 4pm-7pm.

 If you have any questions in relation to the event please get in touch. 

Kind Regards

Emily Wishart, Employment and Skills Officer, West Somerset Council, Killick Way, Williton  TA4 4QA

01984 635221

07739 958441

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Cowbridge Sawmill

Heritage Open Days




9th/10th September

Open 11.00 to 16.30

Guided Tours, Blacksmithing and Woodturning displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.

 Free Admission but donations welcome.

At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Timberscombe School Needs You!

We are delighted to announce that we will be part of the

TESCO 'Bags of help' scheme during July and August.

Please read about our much needed project below and PLEASE ask for the

blue tokens when you shop and support our hard working village school.


We would like to be able to extend one of our two main classrooms due to

a growing number of pupils within Timberscombe School.

Over the past 5 years the headcount has nearly doubled, which is fantastic news for our school, however we are beginning to struggle with the space to support this.

We are hoping to make alterations to an existing covered area to incorporate a greenhouse effect within the existing classroom, giving children the opportunity to be actively involved in planting, maintaining and harvesting, witnessing the life cycle from seed to harvest.We feel this will reinforce nutrition using the classroom as a laboratory for learning.We also believe that understanding how food is grown inspires curiosity and expands a childs willingness to try new foods.In order to make this area the best it can be, we are hoping to win your vote and secure the funds to give the young children of Timberscombe School this fantastic opportunity.

Please support us!

Voting starts 1st July and ends 31st August

Thank you for your support.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Timberscombe and its neighbours - a Historical Perspective

YOU are warmly invited to attend a lecture given by
Mary Siraut, County Editor of Somerset Victoria County History
Timberscombe and its neighbours
a Historical Perspective
at Timberscombe Village Hall  on Saturday 3rd June at 2.30pm 

This lecture, illustrated with slides, will be of great interest to those who would like to know more about the history of ancient Exmoor villages such as Timberscombe. Admission is £5 per ticket and includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Tickets should be purchased in advance from Timberscombe Post Office or by cheque made payable to the ‘St Petrock’s Vestry Improvement Fund’ and posted to Mrs M Moncrieff, Waterside, Great House Street, Timberscombe TA24 7TQ [01643 841 318]. Please enclose an sae or collect tickets on the day.
All proceeds will go into a Fund for a disabled toilet within a re-designed vestry in the church. The plans for this significant project will be on display in St Petrock’s Church over this Patronal Feast celebration weekend.
Do visit the church where there will be a display of cottage garden flowers based on the contributions given by those in the village and assisted by our wonderful flower arrangers at the church. There will also be a range of documents and items of historical interest on show. Pamphlets will be available describing areas of interest inside the church and in the churchyard, illustrated with photographs. There will also be a Cake Sale on Saturday morning.
Tea and coffee will be available in the church on Saturday 3rd from 10.00am except when it is closed for the duration of the Lecture which will be held in the Village Hall.  On Sunday 4th, the church will be open between 10.00am and 5.00pm. Following this there will be a Songs of Praise Service followed by wine and cheese. All donations will go into the Fund for the new toilet facility which will benefit the local community.  Thank you for your support.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Can you help?

The annual Village Hall Spring Clean 
will take place on Saturday 20th May from 10am.
Any offers of help would be gratefully received. 
This is our chance to clean those things which don't get cleaned on a weekly basis such as windows, walls, lights and chairs and for doing those little jobs like fixing door stoppers and touching up paintwork. If you can spare an hour to help we would be very grateful - just turn up. Help us to keep YOUR hall looking good. Tea/coffee and chocolate biscuits for volunteers!