Thursday, 5 March 2015

Breakfast Sunday 8th March

Breakfast at the Old Dairy.
Sunday 8th March  8.30am to 11am
2 Bacon, 2 Sausage, 2 Eggs, Beans, Tomatoes,Mushrooms, Potatoes,  Black Pudding, Toast, Home Made Marmalade,
 plenty of Tea and Coffee.
£4.50. Please book for this event 
by calling John on 01643 841778
Everyone welcome.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

   Tickets on sale at the start of February

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Joyce's Coffee Morning 21st March

Joyce's Coffee Morning in aid of St Petrock's Church. 10.30am

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Claire's Kitchen Events

The next Wooton Courtenay village lunch  is Friday March 6th at 12pm,choices are Steak and mushroom or Chicken and leek  pie,with creamy mash,vegetarian option is creamy spinach penne pasta ,all with seasonal veg ,puddings are sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and homemade vanilla ice cream or apple cake and custard ,free tea and coffee as always ,£10.00 per person.To book please email me ,for all allergens are available on request ,best wishes claire
T : 01643 841367   M : 07799 066 638   E : 

Further details from Claire's new website for all events

Friday, 9 January 2015

Dunster Road Closures 2015

Somerset County Council and Wessex Water will be carrying out works over three phases to enable traffic signal refurbishment, footway, surfacing and water main replacements works.
The road through Dunster will be closed from 5th Jan to 31st March 2015

Phase 1, West Street; from the junction with Mill Lane to the junction with Park
Street, on 05th January 2015 to 02nd February 2015

Phase 2, West Street; from the junction with Mill Lane to the junction with St George
Street on 2nd February 2015 to 31st March 2015

Phase 3, Church Street, for it’s entirety from 02nd February to 31st March 2015


From the junction with A396 Dunster Steep and the A39 eastwards along the A39 to
its junction with the B3190 (Washford Cross), then southwards along the B3190 to
Ralegh’s Cross, westwards along B3190 to the junction with the B3224 at Beulah
Chapel, westwards along the B3224 to Wheddon Cross (Except Heavy Goods
Vehicles) and the northwards along the A396 to the junction with Park Street. Local
diversion routes will be in force in Dunster.

Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV’s) for Dunster to follow HGV diversion route from
B3224 at Heath Pault Cross southwards to the A396 at Machine Steep then
northwards along the A396 to the junction with Park Street.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Beacon Bus Service during Dunster road closures

We have just had confirmation from Somerset Council regarding the road closure at Dunster.
From 5th January 2015 until 31st march 2015 our 398 service will terminate at Timberscombe.

A shuttle bus will be running from Timberscombe to Minehead. Timetable below.

For any further information contact our office on 01805 804 240 and one of our office team will assist you.

Beacon Bus

Timberscombe Show Photographic Classes 2015

1. A river scene
2. Opposites. 2 photographs depicting opposites on one A4 sheet
3. Timberscombe by night
4. Me and my.....( with caption)
5. Nature's Patterns

No Larger than 5 x 7 inches, including mount

Monday, 22 December 2014

What's On 2015

2015 Events

If your organisation is arranging events for 2015 please let me have the details
28th - Film Club Night TVH
2nd - Gardening Club 7.30pm St Petrock's
6th Quiz Night TVH
12th - Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
21st - Joyce's coffee Morning 10.30am
22nd - Fancy Dress Tea Party TVH 3pm
28th- Film Night
29th - Farewell to Revd John Tithe Barn 4pm
30th - Bingo TVH eyes down 7pm
6th - Easter Bonnet Competition 2.30pm
9th - Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
21st - St Petrock's APCN 7pm
9th/10th - Cowbridge sawmill Open Days 10am -5pm
14th- Annual Parish Council Meeting and Parish Meeting 7.30pm
16th - Jumble Sale 2pm
25th- Gardening Club Plant Sale St Petrock's
11th - Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
13th - Garden party at Stowey Farm       
9th - Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
11th - Barbecue at Sunnyside   5.30pm
15th -  Timberscombe Show
10th - Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
8th - Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
24th Film Night
12th - Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
28th - Film Night
5th Christmas Coffee morning in St. Petrock’s   10.30am

Sunday, 21 December 2014


Saturday, 20 December 2014

Friday, 19 December 2014


There is a vacancy for a Parish Clerk in Timberscombe. Duties including setting Agendas and taking minutes of meetings as well as keeping financial records and acting as Secretary to the John Arlott Playing Field Trustees and the Poor Lands Charity.
Hours are approximately four hours per week, plus expenses, salary according to experience.
For further information and a job description please contact either the Chairman, Kevin Lamacraft, or Marlene Allinson, the Parish Clerk:
Kevin Lamacraft, tel 01643 841130
Marlene Allinson, tel 01643 708810


Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Lion Inn Opening Hours for February

Lion Inn Opening Hours
MONDAY        6.00- CLOSE
TUESDAY       6.00 - CLOSE
WEDNESDAY  6.00 – CLOSE                                  
FRIDAY           6.00 – CLOSE                                 
SATURDAY     12.00 – 3.00,   6.00 – CLOSE                   
SUNDAY         12.00 – 3.00,   6.00 – CLOSE          

WEDS and FRID   6.30 – 9.00
SAT and SUND     12.00- 3.00 

Garlic Mushrooms served with crusty bread Roll £5.35
Country Pate served with a salad garnish, chutney and toast £5.35
Homemade soup & a freshly baked roll £4.85
Ham, Egg and Chips with a fresh side salad £8.80
Local Steak & Ale Pie served with potatoes or chips, vegetables or peas £8.95
10oz Rump Steak grilled tomato, flat Mushrooms, Chips & Salad £13.25
Whole tail Scampi and Chips with peas and homemade tartar sauce £8.75
Roasted Vegetable Lasagne, garlic bread and salad £8.75
Homemade Beef Lasagne Salad & Garlic Bread £8.95
Breaded Plaice Chips Peas & Salad  £9.25
Bowl of Chilli served with crusty bread £5.95
Cheesy chips £2.50 small£3.20 large
Cheesy Chilli chips £4.75 small £6.75large
Garlic bread £1.60 with cheese £2.00
Bowl of chips £2.00 Side Salad £2.25
Cheese and Fruit Chutney £5.00
Roast Ham and Wholegrain Mustard £5.75

Prawn with a Marie Rose Sauce £5.75

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014

Orchards Social club Events

Pancake Day
17th February 3.15pm
We will be cooking Pancakes with various 
fillings at the Old dairy.
Everyone welcome

Beetle Drive
Saturday 21st February 7pm
Refreshments available

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Coffee & Cake Morning

Coffee & Cake Morning
Tuesday 3rd February
Timberscombe Village Hall
9:15am - 12pm
In aid of Timberscombe Pre School

Everyone welcome !

Monday, 8 December 2014

OSC Events for January 2015

4th Breakfast 8.30am-11am Old Dairy
18th - Sunday Lunch 1pm Old Dairy
24th - OSC Quiz 7pm Old Dairy
25th - OSC Tea Party 4pm

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Film Club

Places are limited so please return forms quickly to avoid disappointment.
                                     Now Full

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Refuse Collections Christmas and New Year 2014/15

Usual collection day / Revised collection day
Monday 22 December to       
Wednesday 24 December  /No change
Thursday 25 December  / Saturday 27 December
Friday 26 December      /Sunday 28 December
Monday 29 December to
Wednesday 31 December  / No change
Thursday 1 January   / Friday 2 January
Friday 2 January       /Saturday 3 January
No change to subsequent dates, all collections resume on usual days

(Revised collection days above also apply to clinical waste collections).

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Christmas Day Lunch

The Orchards Social Club
The Old Dairy
Christmas Day Lunch 1pm
Limited spaces. Booking essential.
01643 841778

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

21st December - Carol Singing TVH 6pm

Carol Singing 

Timberscombe Village Hall  6pm

Everyone welcome. Free entrance.

Mince pies and coffee.

Collection towards the  

Timberscombe  Playing Field Fund.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Village Lunch

Christmas Lunch 
Wednesday 17th December 1pm
in the Village Hall
Free to OSC members,
 £8 for everyone else.
Hand Bell Ringers will be playing carols.
All welcome.
Please book by calling John on 
01643 841778

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Friday, 18 April 2014

Playing Field Fund Raising Bonus Ball Competition

         Each number will cost a £1.00 per week
       The draw will be on a Wednesday night.
                The bonus ball drawn by The National Lottery will win.
        £35.00 Will be paid to the winner.
        £14.00 Will go to The Playing Field Fund Raising
        If monies are NOT PAID on time your number will be
 allocated to someone else.
       To join please e mail John at 
                Name, Address, Tel Number, e mail , Number of bonus balls required.
       To pay (in advance) indicate  Monthly/ 3 Monthly/ 6 Monthly/Yearly 
       Any further queries please contact John Goodall 841778
       Please return to: 1 Orchard Way, Bungalows Timberscombe 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Christmas Panto15th - December 6.30pm

Tickets now on sale on 01643 841778.  £8 for adults, £4 for children.
Tickets limited to 45 people so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
 A buffet will be provided. At Timberscombe Village Hall 6.30pm

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Christmas Floral Workshop

Come along to a Christmas workshop and make

A New design in door wreaths, also a Christmas

Pomander to decorate your home.

£15 (includes both)

Timberscombe village hall

Sunday December 7th

1pm (start)

Refreshments and nibbles included

Please ring Sandra 01643 841856

To reserve a place

(Leave name and number I will get back to you)

Please bring own secateurs

Friday, 4 April 2014

Claire's Kitchen

Indian Taster Banquet fit for a King 29th November
There will be a charge of £23.50 for this grand event and everyone will taste everything.Only 20 places left ,book early,should be fantastic,

Village Lunch date,December 5th at 12pm,at Wootton Courtenay village hall.
£10.00 per person

Please book early to avoid disappointment as events are selling out rather quickly.

Exmoor magazine are doing a feature on Claires kitchen in the next issue out in November,

For further detail contact Claire on: 

T : 01643 841367   M : 07799 066 638   E :  

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Pork for Sale

Rare breed, pedigree Middle White pork for sale. Reared outside, free range pork from local Timberscombe farm. Whole/half pig available for delivery 22nd/23rd Dec. Xmas special offer available. Please call 07889 230058. Free delivery within 10miles Timberscombe.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Jewellery Party

Tina's Jewellery Party 22nd November at the Old Dairy with games and eats 7pm

Monday, 31 March 2014

Minehead Sale 22nd November

We have received a large number of new items from a local clearance. These include new books, stationery, candles, soaps, jigsaw puzzles, bags, purses and household accessories.
We shall be selling these – fantastic bargains – at a fundraising sale on:

22nd November 10am to 2pm,
in the Methodist Church Hall,
The Avenue, Minehead.
  Profits will be divided between the Village Hall and Cowbridge Sawmill. 
Please support this event.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Pork Roast 15th November

    Timberscombe Playing Field
    Fund Raising Event
    Pork Roast Evening
    15th  November
    at 6pm in the Village Hall
    Tickets £5 for adults, children donations.
       Now on sale contact 01643 841778

Friday, 28 March 2014

Pumpkin Soup 9th November

After a sponsored walk on Sunday afternoon there will be tea, coffee, pumpkin soup and hot dogs in the village hall in aid of FOTS.
We're expecting to arrive back at the hall at around 4pm,

Anyone who'd like to come and support us and buy a lovely warming bowl of soup and hot drink is welcome!
Terry Bruce

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Beetle drive

Saturday 8th  November
Timberscombe Village Hall
7.00pm for 7.30pm
Buffet Supper, Bar and Raffle.
Entrance: £5.00, children under 12: £2.50
Tickets available from Timberscombe Post Office or phone 841490.
In aid of St. Petrock’s Church funds

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Halloween Party 31st October

Timberscombe Playing Field Fund Raising Event.
31st October 6pm
Halloween Party.
Fancy Dress Competition for children 
and adults with prizes.
Buffet provided. Bar available
Contact John on 01643 841 778 for details

Friday, 21 March 2014

Yoga Class

·         Friendly, mixed ability class
·         Enjoy time just for you
·         Strengthen, stretch & balance
·         Get to know your body better
·         Breathe! And Relax!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Playing Field Meeting

NB The Pork Roast in aid of the Playing Field Funds has been moved to 15th November in order to avoid Half Term. Please support this event.

There is a meeting of the John Artlott  Playing Field trustees on Thursday 9th October at 7.30pm in the village hall.  

It is an open meeting and everyone is welcome to come along and discuss any issues they may have regarding the playing field and hopefully share ideas on all issues connecting with its running and future.

For example fund-raising for new equipment, should a longer lease be negotiated and what are the implications of this, what new equipment is needed and so on.

We believe that there are a number of people who wish to form a working party to help with some of these issues. If you can help or are just interested, please do come along.

The meeting will be followed by the October meeting of the Parish Council and everyone is, of course, warmly invited to stay for this meeting as well if you can.

We hope to see you there.

Jo Kelly, Timberscombe Parish Council

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Missing cat

Buttons has been missing since late August.
If you have any information about her please contact or tel 01643 841803

Sunday, 16 March 2014


A big thank you to everyone involved with this year’s show, in any way. Whilst produce numbers were down, other areas were up and there was a record entry of handicrafts. The Village Hall looked good on the day with all the children’s entries making a splash. It was wonderful to see the Bruce family represented in the classes in its entirety, apart from little Jessie. Thanks to all the stewards, raffle prize givers and ticket seller, doorperson, tea servers, MC,  table putter-uppers and take downers. It couldn’t happen without you. A special thank you to Ken Powls who prised money out of auction bidders without shame.
Judges on the day were Mr. John Keal (Vegetables, fruit , flowers and pot plants), Mrs Wendy Phippen ( Floral art), Mrs Wendy Schofield (Cookery), Mrs Margaret Wenham (handicrafts and children’s classes) and Mr. Norman Stanley (Photography). We are very grateful for their expertise.

Angela Rush’s beautifully made sewing tidy was declared best in show and runner up was the flower arrangement made from flowers and fruit from the hedgerow  by Gabrielle Horrobin. The People’s choice was Lorna Hay’s Cinderella doll.

 Trophy winners were as follows:
Best in Show – A. Rush; Runner-up – G. Horrobin; Best Fruit & Vegetables – J & E Smith; Best Cut Flowers – C. Wheeler; Best Pot Plant – L. Honeybell; Best Flower Arrangement – G. Horrobin; Best Cookery – S. Ridd; Beset Handicraft – A. Rush; Best Photograph – G. Horrobin; Best Child’s Exhibit – Ronnie Gibbard; Runner-up Best Child’s Exhibit – Morgan Cooper; Most points overall – J & E Smith.

by Wendy Cook

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Jumble Sale 20th September

Jumble Sale

Saturday 20th  September 2pm

Timberscombe Village Hall

Good quality clean clothes, books, CD’s, games and bric-a-brac, cakes and produce stall. Jumble can be delivered to the Hall between 10 and 11.30am on Saturday, 6-8pm on Friday

For collection please call 01643 841803.

Entrance 50p includes Tea/Coffee and biscuit.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Missing Cats


Snowy, a silver tabby, has gone missing again and this time Binkie ( black and white)  has disappeared too. .
If you spot him please contact Jolanda van Oorschot, The Annexe, Bougham Farm, Timberscombe. Tel. 01643 841718.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Village Lunch Wootton Courtenay Village Hall 12th Sptember at 12pm

Claire's Kitchen

Hello to everyone -After a very busy couple of months doing everything from Pop Up restaurants at the Tithe, being a private chef for two lovely families, a funeral buffet, to come in August is a naming ceremony buffet, a barn party and finally a fundraiser with lots of villagers helping - A Mad Hatters Tea Party. I will be sending out order forms and details this week. Booking essential. My next village Lunch is 12th September and will be Free Range Kendle Farm Pork sausages, onion gravy, seasonal veg and mash or Fish pie with seasonal veg. Puddings are either apple crumble or apple cake with cream or custard. Price is £10.00 which includes free tea and coffee.To book your place for this please either email me or call me on 07799066638, only 30 places for this. If you have any dietary requirements please call me to discuss.Look forward to seeing you soon.
Claire Lynch at

National Heritage Days

Heritage Open Days
13th /14th September
Open 10.00 to 17.00
      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

Benefice Social - Timberscombe Parishioners

The Benefice Social for Timberscombe Parishioners (bring and share) will take place on Sunday 14th September in Dunster Tithe Barn. If you wish to attend please put your name on the board located in the Church by the font, or on the board held by Dennis in the Post Office. Please indicate if you are intending to drive and have a spare seat to give someone a lift, or if you would like a lift.
All welcome, including children.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


  On Sunday, August 31st from 3pm, Claire Lynch of Claire's Kitchen and a band of helpers, will be providing cream- and high-teas in the village hall, Wootton Courtenay, to raise funds for the hall, the church and Breast Cancer Care.  With a theme from Alice in Wonderland - the Mad Hatter's tea party - a cream tea will include two scones, cream and homemade strawberry jam with a cup of tea for £6 for adults and £4 for children.  A high tea will include half a scone with cream and homemade strawberry jam, a jam tart, sandwiches and a slice of lemon pound cake for £10, including a glass of prosecco.  A glass or a jug of Pimms, as well as extra slices of cake, also available to buy on the day.  PLEASE BOOK YOUR CHOICE OF TEA, USING THE FORM, available through the villagers' stores, Wootton Courtenay or contact Claire ( or 07799066638) and PAY IN ADVANCE.  Tombola and cake stall plus outside games for the children.  Come in fancy dress - a prize for the best hat worn by a child!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Timberscombe Show 16th August

Schedules are still available from Timberscombe Post Office. Please return entries by 11th August. Staging can be done between 6pm and 8pm on Friday 15th, or from 8.30am to 10.15 on the day of the show. Whether you have entered or not, please come along and see what the villagers can do, from 2.30pm. The presentations will be at 3.30pm followed by the auction of produce and raffle.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Seeking Your Animal Stories

  Have a think about the animals you have known and loved – was there a special bond that transformed your life? After they passed over, did communication and comfort miraculously happen? Did you witness something in the wild that taught you an unforgettable lesson or witness unusual friendships between animals of different species? Maybe now is the time to tell your story. 
 You know the memory you’ve carried in your heart – the one that’s just aching to be told? Write it down and send it along. Don’t be shy; if your entry is chosen for inclusion in this book and needs a bit of editing or professional help, the story will receive it. You’ll still get author credit.
  The first story I ever had accepted for publication was one that I submitted to Dr. Bernie Siegel’s book: Faith, Hope, and Healing, and I have been writing professionally ever since. Bernie and I are producing another book which opens the same opportunity for those who submit their animal story.
   Scroll down for a description of the book, entry deadline, and submission instructions. Thank you, and good luck! 
 Cindy Hurn

 CALL FOR STORIES from Dr. Bernie Siegel
Have you ever had a loving connection, amazing rescue, or healing experience with an animal? Perhaps you have a heartwarming story you’d like to share.
As a doctor and author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles, and as a lifelong friend and rescuer of animals (our house was always a zoo) I certainly do.
I am about to embark on writing a book about the miracles of healing and the transformation or growth that result from bonds between people and animals, and between animals and animals. I’ll be sharing stories from my past life experiences to childhood, through medical school to raising kids, to working with patients, and in my present life at home and away.
           I would love for you to send me your stories involving remarkable relationships with animals or moments that you have had or been witness to. I want this book to go beyond my personal experience in order to explore these animal relationships and happenings - how they enriched your life, gave you hope, taught you lessons to live by, increased your sense of gratitude, helped you to survive, and connected you with the miracle of creation.  I invite you to submit a story for consideration in my next book, titled Love, Animals, and Miracles.  If your story is chosen for inclusion, you will receive author credit, or you may remain anonymous if you prefer.
 ·        Length: 100 to 1000 words.
·        Deadline for story submissions: June 30, 2014
·        Send to:
·        Paste your story into the body of the email. No attachments, please.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Friday Night Takeaway 27th June

                              Money with order form please.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Old Mill Garden Party 21st June

(Please note this is  NOT at Cowbridge Mill)

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Village Fete 7th June

Other OSC dates for June ( at the Old Dairy ):
1st Breakfast
15th Sunday Lunch, bookings only
19th Quiz
Contact John on 01643 841778 to book or for more details.




  Friday 23rd May
         Cream Tea in Village Hall 3.15pm
Race starts at 4.30pm
at Bickham Fields
          £1 per duck available from the Post Office.
   Your support is very much appreciated!

Friday, 28 February 2014

Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days 10/11th May 2014

National Mills Weekend
Open 10.00 to 17.00
Guided Tours, Blacksmithing and Spinning Displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.
Free Admission but donations welcome. 
At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Childcare Needed? Babysitting, child-minding…

New to the area.  I have 2 years babysitting experience and hold Level 3 certificate in childcare and education along with level 2 early years first aid.  I have 4 years’ experience working with children from the ages of early years through to pre-school and primary school. I currently volunteer at a Beaver group in Minehead and am working part time. 

Rachel Shute
8 The Old Vicarage, Timberscombe
01643 842955

Friday, 27 December 2013

Parish Council meeting Dates 2015

Timberscombe Parish Council

Meeting Dates  2015 
(2nd Thursday in each month except for August and December:
no meeting in these months)

8th January
12th February
12th March
9th April
14th May
(which is also the Annual Parish Meeting of Electors
and the Annual Parish Council meeting)
11th June
9th July AGM
10th September
8th October
12th November

All meetings except for the May meeting start at 7.30pm prompt and take place in Timberscombe Village Hall unless otherwise stated on the Agenda.
15 minutes for Public Question Time is allowed at the start of each meeting.

Please contact the Clerk Marlene Allinson on 01643 708810
or e-mail regarding Agenda items.
Meetings of the John Arlott Playing Field are arranged as required throughout the year, usually following a Parish Council meeting.
The AGM takes place in July of each year.