Tuesday, 7 November 2017

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:    la.webb@btinternet.com

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Road Closure

Church Street will be close for roadworks on 20th November 2017 for a period of two weeks.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Trail Event 26th November


MINEHEAD MOTOR CLUB’S VEHICLE TRIAL EVENT ON 26TH NOVEMBER 2017.
Authorisation has been granted for the above event to take place within parts of the parishes of Wootton Courtenay, Dulverton, Exford, Timberscombe and Brompton Regis. Many of the Rights of Way in the area will be affected.
Should you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact: 
Loren Eldred
Rights of Way Officer
Highways Group
Economic & Community Infrastructure
Somerset County Council
County Hall
Taunton
TA1 4DY

Friday, 1 September 2017

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


WILDLIFE 2018 CALENDAR

Photographs by Ian Moncrieff
Sold in aid of
St Petrocks Church Vestry Improvement Fund, Timberscombe
A3 Spiral Bound Calendar including Envelope
PRICE: £8
Available from:
·       Timberscombe Post Office, 
·       Waterside Great House Street at other times (01643-841318)

The Lion Inn is now open for business


The Lion Inn is now open for business again.
The pub will be serving drinks only until the kitchens have been refurbished.
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


Promoting Health and Wellbeing in West Somerset

Wednesday 13 December
at Minehead Jobcentre 10am – 12.30pm.

The event is free to attend and open to all.

This event is for anyone who is looking to develop their confidence, health and wellbeing or maybe looking to find a new hobby or access additional support.

If you would like any additional information in relation to the event then please get in contact Emily Wishart at:

West Somerset Council, Killick Way, Williton, TA4 4QA

Tel 01984 635221 or 07739 958441


Days of Work – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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 www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter or call 01749 344949. Gift Aid forms are also available to download from the Somerset Community Foundation website.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

School Christmas Fair


Timberscombe Film Club


Timberscombe Film Club

Showing 6 films in 2018 in the Village Hall
24th March
28st April
26th May
22nd September
27th October
24th November

Membership £12 per year.

Free entry to films.

Application forms available from

the Post Office, Joy Booth or Rosemary Conquer.

Monday, 28 August 2017

AGE UK SOMERSET


Age UK Somerset are looking for new “ Befriending” volunteers. No experience is necessary and any expenses are paid. They also have lots of activities for the aged such as:

Ageing Well – Promoting health activity

Information and Advice – Helping the elderly make the right decisions.

Toenail Cutting – Referals are through your own GP

Products and Services - designed for the over 50s.

Volunteering – Admin, exercise leaders, paperwork, befriending

Visit the website at : www.ageuksomerset.org.uk 

Or call 01823 345627 for further information.


Police Beat Surgery


Beat Surgery

The Old Dairy Timberscombe

10:30am-11:30am
A chance to drop in and meet your local PCSO Linda Brooks

Please pop in for an informal chat
Dates of Forthcoming Meetings
     Thursday 26th October 2017
         Thursday 16th November 2017
      Thursday 7th December  2017
     Thursday 25th January 2018
Thursday 8th March 2018
Thursday 26th April 2018
Thursday 17th May 2018
Thursday 14th June 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.

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 localplan@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk or 01398 323665



Kind regards

David Wyborn

Head of Planning & Sustainable Development

Saturday, 15 July 2017

NEW VILLAGE AGENT FOR WEST SOMERSET


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.

Kristy@somersetrcc.org.uk   07931017889




Sunday, 29 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.

Neighbourhood Planning

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


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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Refuse Collections


Christmas and New Year 2017/18

Usual collection day                                                       Revised collection day

Monday 18 to Friday 22 Dec                                         No change

Monday 25 to Friday 29 Dec                                         All two days later

Monday 1 to Friday 5 Jan                                              All one day later.

Monday 8 Jan onwards                                                 Usual collections resume

Revised collection days above also apply to assisted and clinical waste collections.

Recycling & Refuse Collections Bank Holiday Changes 

Garden waste collections will not take place Monday 25 December – Friday 5 January, resuming from Monday 8 January 2018 on usual days.

 Decoration-free natural Christmas trees under 6ft should be composted: Take to your local recycling site or, if you pay for garden waste collections, put them out on your usual garden waste collection day from 8 January. (As a very last resort you can send your tree for landfill burial. Place next to your refuse bin on your usual collection day between 8 - 19 January 2017).

 Recycling centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Open all other days on their usual schedule. Vehicle permit conditions apply as usual over the festive season. All recycling sites accept only debit or credit card payments for disposal of soil, hardcore, tyres, gas bottles, vehicle parts and commercial waste, and to purchase Revive compost. Asbestos and plasterboard disposal is by online pre-payment. Crewkerne and Dulverton community recycling sites’ £2 entry fees are by cash.

www.somersetwaste.gov.uk

What's On

If your organisation is arranging events for 2017/8 please let me have the details

2017 Events


Zing every morningThursday in the village hall, Bowls Club Wednesday evenings


November
25th - Film Club (Members only)
25th St Petrock's Christmas Fair 10.30am
December
11th - Bingo TVH 7pm
13th- Christmas Lunch Old Dairy
20th- Christmas Lunch Old Dairy
23rd - Carol Singing TVH
25th- Christmas Lunch Old Dairy

2018 Events

January
11th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
February
8th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
March
24th - Film Night (members only)
April
21st - Jumble Sale TVH 2pm
28th- Film Night (members only)
May
26th- Film Night (members only)
June
July
August
18th - Timberscombe Show TVH 2pm
September
22nd Film Night (members only)
October
19th - Quiz Night TVH
27th - Film Night (members only)
November
24th - Film Night (members only)
December

Friday, 27 January 2017



OLD POSTS BELOW



Tuesday, 24 January 2017

2 Bed Bungalow


2 bed Bungalow available in Orchard Way Timberscombe through Homefinders. If any body needs help contact Peter Pilkinton at  PPilkington@westsomerset.gov.uk

Monday, 23 January 2017

West Somerset Landlords' Forum

Attention all landlords and potential landlords. Empty home owners.
Exciting opportunities!

Financial support!

Practical help!
Come along and find out more
The West Somerset, Council Offices, Williton.
7th November from 4.00-7.00pm
Wide range of exhibitors. Guest speakers.
Advice and information.
For more information please visit the West Somerset Council website www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk or contact:
Beccy Brown on 01984 635314
Email : brown@westsomerset.gov.uk

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Quiz Night


Quiz Night
 Friday 3rd November 

7.00 for 7.30pm quiz

Timberscombe Village Hall

 £7.50 to include a meal with dessert.

Advance tickets only. Bar and Raffle.

Tickets on sale from 1st October from Timberscombe Post Office

Or call 01643 841803

Teams of up to 6 people.

 Come as a team or join up with others on the night.


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Monday, 16 January 2017

Message From Claire's Kitchen

Calling all villagersJBack by popular demand is our Christmas pudding etc Fundraiser for our wonderful Wooton Courtenay Village Hall,we will be making a Christmas Villager chutney,Christmas puddings big and little,additionally Christmas cakes big and little,for sale at my Christmas village lunch and also before,pricelist and order form to follow for Preorders,all proceeds to the Village Hall.Claires Kitchen invites anyone in the village and outside to come and help prep on October 12th and 13th from 9.15am until 1.30pm,you will have a laugh and free lunch provided by Claires Kikitchen.Please can you also save jam jars and any produce such as apples,pears and runner beans happily accepted.Please let me know if you are able to come and help.any time would be greatly appreciated.
WC Christmas Village Lunch December 1st-
£12.00 per head(includes Mulled Claires Kitchen Cider on arrival)
Roast Turkey with sage,onion and thyme stuffing,homemade cranberry and bread sauce,seasonal veg,honey parsnip,roast potatoes and a delicious gravy
OR
Vegetarinan Wellington(portabella mushroom,pesto and manchego)with a mushroom gravy,seasonal veg and roast potatoes
Dessert-
Homemade Christmas pudding with clotted cream
OR
Apple Pie with our amazing Pate Sucree pastry with clotted cream or custard
Free tea and coffee.
Please Book early as numbers limited to 60.
Advance notice for Claires Kitchen Cookery School-Entertaining At Christmas(incorporating Auntie Chris amazing Gluten Free Sweet and savoury Pastry,Shellys Gluten Free Christmas Brunch Bars)and lots more cooking by Claires Kitchen team,date is November 18th start 11am at Wootton Courtenay village hall,details to follow shortly.
Our Next WC village lunch is Thursday sept 14th at Wootton Courtenay village hall at 12pm,menu £10.00 per head,
Menu-
Mediterranean Roast Chicken,sage,onion and thyme stuffing ball,seasonal veg,roast potatoes and a delicious gravy
Or
Individual Spinach,leek and sweet potato pie served with seasonal salad and homemade Asian coleslaw
Desserts-
Treacle sponge pudding with custard and homemade icecream
OR
Citrus Cheesecake with a lemon curd ripple
To book either email claireskitchen@outlook.com or call 07799066638,please can I have your orders a week before ,look forward to seeing you soon,Claire xx

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Jumble Sale


Jumble Sale

Saturday

7th October 2pm

Timberscombe Village Hall

Good quality clean clothes, books,CD’s, games,linens, bric-a-brac, etc.

Jumble can be delivered to the Hall between

 9.30 - 11am on Saturday,

6-7.30pm on Friday

For collection please call 01643 841803.
               Entrance 50p includes Tea/Coffee and biscuit

Friday, 13 January 2017

September Events

Please note there will be no October breakfast at the Old Dairy.


Police Beat Surgery: 28 September at the Old Dairy, 10.30-11.30am

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

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Monday, 9 January 2017

BINGO CANCELLED

Please note the Summer Bingo on 18th September
has been cancelled

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Cowbridge Sawmill


Heritage Open Days

COWBRIDGE SAWMILL

OPEN DAYS

Saturday/Sunday

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

Friday, 6 January 2017

Housing


3 bed semi house for rent £575 at Beasley farm cottages with Chanin & Thomas 01643 706666

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 REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!

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.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Timberscombe show

Timberscombe Show

Saturday19th August

2.30pm at Timberscombe Village Hall

Presentation of prizes at 3.30pm

followed by the auction of produce.

Schedules and entry forms available from

the Post Office or phone 841 471.

Refreshments available.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Craft Sale

Craft Sale 
Saturday 15th July from 2pm
At The Old Dairy
Cream Teas will be sold all afternoon.
If you wish to have a table or sell your craft goods
please contact 
01643 841778 or 07815693627

Monday, 2 January 2017

School Fair

BBQ food and range of desserts are being provided by Claire's kitchen and the grand raffle has some amazing prizes from local businesses 

Friday, 30 December 2016

Homefinder in Timberscombe

There are two bungalows available to rent in Orchard Way, Timberscombe the information and how to apply can be found on homefinder website,www.homefindersomerset.co.uk

Thursday, 29 December 2016


Timberscombe Parish Council

Applications are invited for the post of

CLERK


4 Hours per week at Local Council pay scales

 Closing date:  Thursday 15th June

For further information contact Katherine Macdonald

Tel:  07977 542905

Email: kathjmacdonald@hotmail.co.uk


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Jumble Sale

There will be a
Jumble Sale
at the Old Dairy
on Saturday 10th June
50p entrance which includes refreshments.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

OSC Events in May

7th Breakfast 8.30am - 11am
21st Sunday Lunch 1pm Bookings only
12th Beetle Drive 7.30pm
Zing Sports Thursday mornings in the Village Hall

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.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Duck Race


Friends of Timberscombe First School are organising...

The annual Duck Race which will be held on

Thursday 25th May


There will be hotdogs, cakes and drinks for sale after school and then we will all be walking down together to Bickham Field where the race will take place at 4.30pm

Please come along and cheer the ducks on as the children 'help' them down the river!

Lots of splashing fun!

Ducks are on sale in School and at the Post Office.

£1 per duck, and if your duck comes in 1st, 2nd or 3rd you'll win a cash prize! - £20, £15 or £10!

There is also a Golden Duck Trophy for the child who sells the winning duck!

- Wellies, waterproofs and towels are advisable!!

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!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Claire's Kitchen News


Dear All - I am delighted to announce that my ready meals will be going into The Villagers Stores in Wootton Courtenay on Saturday 13th May. Becky and I  will be in store between 10am and 11am giving out free tasters. Ready meals will be available for purchase from the freezer daily. Look forward to seeing you there.

Claire from Claires Kitchen and the Amazing Fly Monkeys have started a new venture and that is ‘Wild Exmoor’ - untamed cuisine on location throughout Exmoor. We are making a series of programmes/films of a journey across Exmoor with myself cooking in a whole variety of different locations all outdoors in the wild…, some iconic landmarks, some scenic locations, some completely wild etc. but essentially all promoting Exmoor, food, the location/venue and of course ourselves. We are being supported and backed by the ENP and Visit Exmoor.
To give you an idea of what we are doing I have attached links to two sample videos. These are short samples to music, but the actual videos are more in the way of a mini programme with dialog. We have a website under construction. Hope you enjoy them. 


Claire x

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days

COWBRIDGE SAWMILL

OPEN DAYS

Saturday/Sunday

13th/14th May 2017

Open 11.00 to 16.30
Guided Tours, Craft Displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.

Free Admission but donations welcome.

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

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Breakfast Sunday 7th May

Breakfast at the Old Dairy.
  8.30am to 11am
Full English Breakfast with
 plenty of Tea and Coffee.
£4.50. If you would like to book for this event 
please call John on 01643 841778 or just come along.
Everyone welcome.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Timberscombe and Dunster Election Results

I, Elisa Day, being the Deputy Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each Candidate at the said election is as follows:

Name of Candidate             Description (if any)     Number of Votes*

MCQUILLAN, Lucy Eleanor        Green Party                             38 

PARBROOK, Andrew Forbes       Conservative Party                 115 

PILKINGTON, Peter Charles        Liberal Democrats                  174 ELECTED

SMITH, Maureen Anne                 Labour Party                            23 


And I do hereby declare that Peter Charles Pilkington is duly elected

Friday, 16 December 2016

Thursday, 15 December 2016

JUMBLE SALE

  Saturday, 29th April at 2.00pm

at Timberscombe Village Hall

 Bric-a-Brac, Clothes, Books, Childrens Toys, etc.

Entry 50p to include refreshments

Any jumble can be left at the Village Hall on the morning of the sale, or the evening before, between 6pm and 7pm or on Saturday between 9.30 – 11am. Also at Timberscombe Post Office during the previous week.
For collection of items please phone 841471 or 841803

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Monday, 12 December 2016

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Request from Timberscombe Parish Council


A worrying increase in incidents of dog fouling was reported at the February Parish Council Meeting.
Treading in dog excrement is unpleasant and poses a health risk.

All dog owners are asked to clean up after their dog and help to make our village a pleasant place in which to walk.
It is an offence not to clear up after your dog. There are forms in the Post Office to report anyone seem committing this offence. It can also be reported at the West Somerset Council website at : https://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk/Forms/Report-Dog-Fouling