Sunday, 23 April 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

Bee Keeping on Exmoor


Sunday, 26 March 2017

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

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days

COWBRIDGE SAWMILL

OPEN DAYS

Saturday/Sunday

13th/14th May 2017

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. TA24 7TD

Thursday, 23 March 2017

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

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Timberscombe Film Club


Showing 6 films in 2017 in the Village Hall


25th  February- Dad's Army

25th  March -Florence Foster Jenkins

22nd April- Bridget Jones's Baby

23rd September - TBA

28th October- TBA

25th November- TBA

Membership £12 per year. Free entry to films.

Application forms available from

the Post Office, Joy Booth or Rosemary Conquer.

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.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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 12th January 2017
Thursday 9th February 2017
 Thursday 23rd March 2017
Thursday 20th April 2017 Cancelled
 Thursday 11th May 2017
Tuesday 20th June 2017
Thursday 20th July 2017
Thursday 10th August 2017
Please note these sessions are subject to operational commitments
and may be cancelled at short notice.

Friday, 20 January 2017

What's On

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

2017 Events


Zing every morningThursday in the village hall, Bowls Club Wednesday evenings
April
13th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
22nd-Film Club (Members only)
23rd Sunday Lunch OSC 1pm
25th - St Petrock's Annual Parochial Church Meeting
29th - Jumble sale TVH 2pm
May
11th - Police Beat Surgery 10.30-11.30am Old Dairy
11th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
13th/14th - National Mills Open Days Cowbridge Mill 11am-4.30pm
20th - Village Hall Clean Up 10am
26th- Ashley Jackson TVH
June
3/4th - St Petrock's Festival
8th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
20th- Police Beat Surgery 10.30-11.30am Old Dairy
July
13th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
20th - Police Beat Surgery 10.30-11.30am Old Dairy
21st - School Leavers Service  St Petrock's 1.30pm
24th- Bingo TVH 7pm
August
10th - Police Beat Surgery 10.30-11.30am Old Dairy
19th - Timberscombe Show 2pm
September
14th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
16th/17th - National Heritage Open Days Cowbridge Mill 11am- 4.30pm
23rd- Film Club (Members only)
28th - Village Hall AGM after 7.30pm general meeting
October
12th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
21st - MacMillan Coffee Morning
28th- Film Club (Members only)
November
9th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
25th - Film Club (Members only)
December
11th - Bingo TVH 7pm
13th- Christmas Lunch Old Dairy
20th- Christmas Lunch Old Dairy
23rd - Carol Singing TVH
25th- Christmas Lunch Old Dairy

Tuesday, 10 January 2017



OLD POSTS BELOW



Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Monday, 12 December 2016

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Breakfast 2nd April

Sunday 2nd April
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, 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

Friday, 9 December 2016

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Claire's Kitchen


Dear All, very pleased to announce my next POP UP-French night at Millers The Anchor Porlock Weir, overlooking the sea, March 21st for one night only, 7pm. Limited Spaces left-
Ticket Price £35.00 for 4 courses,£40.00 for 5 courses
Menu-
Double Baked Three cheese and chive Souffle Soupe au Pistou
6 Hour French Roasted Local Lamb,marinaded with rosemary,garlic and thyme,served with delicious Boulangere Potatoes(slices of potatoes cooked with stock and herbs finished with the lamb juices)served with seasonal vegetables and a reduction (V)Wild mushroom and tarragon Pithivier served with Boulangere potatoes and seasonal vegetables Chocolate Delice served with a cherry clafoutis icecream
5 th course is French cheese slate with Claires Kitchen homemade chutney.
There will be Christopher Piper wines for sale for this evening.

Please email me on claireskitchen@outlook.com ,call 07799066638, if you would like to book a ticket, either meat or vegetarian option.

Monday, 5 December 2016

OSC Events in February

5th Breakfast 8.30am - 11am
19th Sunday Lunch 1pm Bookings only
10th Beetle Drive 7.30pm
Zing Sports starts again 5th Jan in the Village Hall

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch
17th February 2017
At the Old Dairy 1pm
Home Made Soup
Roast Beef with all the trimmings and fresh veg
Vegetarian Option available
Choice of Desserts
Glass of Wine
Tea/Coffee
All for  just £5
To book for this event please call John
on 01643 841778

Friday, 2 December 2016

Hoover washer/dryer in working order



                                                
Hoover washer/dryer in working order free to a good home.
For further information contact Marion at :

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

VILLAGE AGENT NEWS

Have you made a New Year’s resolution?  Maybe to get fit or join a group or club?  In order to feel happy and mentally positive, we need to look after our bodies, because our emotions, mental state and bodies are all related to one another. This means feeding ourselves good food, taking an adequate amount of exercise, and engaging in other activities that make us feel happy and connected to the world.

Locally there are lots of opportunities to join in with activities, from keep fit classes at the Moorland Hall Wheddon Cross, to the Pastimes Club at Hanover Court, Dulverton, book groups, gardening groups, history groups, craft groups and the WI – Exmoor really does have something for everyone!  So why not set yourself a new goal for the new year and try something different?

The next meeting of the Exmoor Carers Group will be on Monday 30th January at the Rest & Be Thankful, Wheddon Cross, 12-2pm.  All welcome!

I can hardly believe it has been four years that I have been writing in this magazine as your Village Agent, but sadly this will be the last piece that I will be submitting as I will be handing over the reins to someone new very shortly.  Thank you for the friendships and many happy memories made along the way, I will still be actively working for the Community Council for Somerset but just in a different role so my working ties with Exmoor will still remain as strong as ever!

Caroline Harding, Village Agent, Tel : 07908 160733, e-mail : caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Claire's Kitchen


Coming soon from Claire’s Kitchen:

1.      Mother’s Day Lunch March 26th, at Wootton Courtenay Village Hall, 1pm start, to book your table please either email  claireskitchen@outlook.com or call me on 01643841367/07799066638.There will be a licensed bar and a rose for the mums.

2.      Our first Chilled Takeaway February 3rd or 4th, delivery times available are either Friday during the day until 4pm or Saturday morning, delivered to your door chilled on either Friday or Saturday, collection also available-
To Book email claireskitchen@outlook.com or call 07799066638-01643 841367, Payment on delivery


For further details of Claire’s Kitchen see:
https://www.facebook.com/Claires-Kitchen-721282917991846/

Claire Lynch

Monday, 3 October 2016

Claire's Kitchen


Dear All - Firstly Happy New Year, may 2017 be prosperous and healthy. I would also like to say how well the Christmas puddings  and chutneys sold, monies collected are over £300.00 and I will be giving this to the Wootton Courtenay Village Hall, well done villagers and thank you to those that prepped.There is lots for Claires Kitchen to be excited about already in 2017,having launched the Frozen Ready Meals, deliveries have now started again and there will be some frozen ready meals going into our wonderful Villagers stores next week for sale. Please see menu below, orders can be placed either by email to claireskitchen@outlook.com or call 07799066638/01643841367. Free delivery to Wootton Courtenay ,Timberscombe and Minehead.

Dates of Claires Kitchen pop ups-

Village Lunch Friday 20th January 12pm Venue-Wootton Courtenay Village Hall
To book places for this either call me on number as above or email as above.
Valentines Sunday Lunch February 12th 1pm Venue-Wootton Courtenay Village hall /Bring your own drink, no corkage charged. Menu to follow,a rose for the ladies.
Mothers Day Sunday Lunch March 26th 1pm Venue –Wootton Courtenay Village Hall,menu to follow.
There will also be cookery schools too,dates to follow.

Claires kitchen frozen ready meals menu


Most foods will be gluten free and will have (gf) Options are for 1 or 2 portion meals
Beef
(gf)  Cottage Pie    (1) £3.99 (2 persons) £7.50
(gf   Moussaka       (1) £3.99 (2 persons) £7.50
Lasagna al Forno   (1) £3.99 (2 persons) £7.50
(gf)Slow Cooked Shin of Beef with melting onions-
cooked until meltingly tender, served with carrots, broccoli and creamy mash (1)£4.75 (2pers)£9.25
Steak and Mushroom Pie, served with seasonal veg and creamy mash         (1) £4.75 (2 pers)   £9.25

Lamb
(gf)Shepherds Pie (1) £3.75  (2 pers) £7.25
Neck of Lamb Hotpot  (1) £4.75(2 pers) £9.25

Chicken
(gf)Mediterranean Chicken slowly cooked with rosemary and shallots served with a beautiful gravy, served with seasonal veg and roast potatoes (1)£3.99 (2 pers) £7.50
Chicken and Leek Pie, served with creamy mash (1) £3.99
(2 pers) £7.50


Pork Free Range from Little Oak Farm
 Pork Sausages with an onion gravy, served with a creamy mash (1) £3.99 (2 pers) £7.50
 Slowly Roasted Pork Belly served with a Claire’s Kitchen cider gravy, seasonal veg and creamy mash (1) £4.00 (2 pers) £7.75

Vegetarian
(gf)Claires Kitchen Vegetable Balti(mild) served with pilau rice(1) £4.25 (2 pers)£8.00
Vegetarian Mixed Bean Chilli, served with pilau rice
(1) £3.75 (2 pers) £7.25
(gf)Vegetarian Chickpea and Apricot Tagine served with
cous-cous (1) £3.75 (2 pers) £7.25
(v)Vegetarian Lasagna (1) £3.99 (2 pers) £7.50

Fish
(gf)Gorgeous Fish Pie with a leek bechamel, with a creamy chive mash (1) £4.50 (2 pers) £8.75
Cod with a Parsley Sauce (1) £4.50 (2pers) £8.75

SIDES
Creamy Mash (1)£1.25
Dauphonoise Potatoes (1) £1.50
Carrots And Peas with a Mint Butter  (1)£1.50
Pilau Rice (1) £1.25

Puddings
Sticky Toffee with a Butterscotch Sauce (1) £2.75
Apple Crumble (1) £2.50
Rhubarb Crumble (1) £2.50
Bread and Butter Pudding (1) £2.50
Sticky Toffee Ice Cream (1)  £2.50

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Somerset Waste Collections

Changing days for collections
Kerbside collections are unchanged before Christmas, and all collections of all materials resume from Monday 9 January on their usual days.
From Monday 26 December to Friday 6 January, with garden waste services suspended, all other collections are one day later.
That includes a Monday pick-up on Tuesday 27 December and Friday pick-ups on Saturday 31 December and Saturday 7 January. 
Minehead Recycling Centre
Address: Mart Road Industrial Estate, Minehead, TA24 5BJ
Telephone: 01643 707894
Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm 7 days a week
This centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

VILLAGE AGENT NEWS

The adult social care team are holding a Christmas drop-in at Beckett House in Williton on Tuesday 6th December where you can come along a meet an adult social care worker, a CAB worker and other agencies who can offer you help and advice if you are worried about a friend or family member.   This is a great way to gain immediate access to an adult social care worker and to find out what help is available for those in need, so why not pop along for a coffee, mince pie and a chat?

The Beach Hotel in Minehead is hosting a community meal on alternate Wednesday evenings between 5pm and 6pm.  The cost of the meal is £5 per person for 2 courses and special dietary needs can be catered for upon request.  To book a table just call The Beach Hotel on 01643 704765.

As the weather is starting to get colder many people worry about putting their heating on.  If you are concerned about the cost of your heating bills please do get in contact with me for help and advice about organisations that may be able to help reduce your energy bills. 

Well another year seems to have whizzed by (I’m not sure where it went!), so all that remains for me to say is that I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year.

Please contact me by telephone or e-mail, or a home visit can be arranged.  All advice is free and completely confidential.

Caroline Harding, Village Agent, Tel : 07908 160733, e-mail : caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Christmas Bingo

Monday 12th December in the Village Hall
7pm doors open for 7.30pm eyes down.
Special cash Flyer of at least £150.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Claire's Kitchen


Dear All - I am doing Christmas puddings,c hutneys with the village again to raise funds for the Wootton Courtenay village hall . All items will be available for purchase in our brilliant Village shop and also at the Village Christmas Lunch Novemeber 30th. Anyone who is free for prepping please can you be at the Village hall next Thursday 2nd November from 9am until 1.45pm, the more the merrier and you will be fed. If you are available please can you let me know by phone 07799066638 or email claireskitchen@outlook.com ,thankyou xxx

Friday, 22 January 2016

Ashley Jackson Sings

The orchards Social Club

Presents an evening with the fantastic

Ashley Jackson

In Timberscombe Village Hall

Saturday 19th November

Adults £8 children £4

Price includes a buffet meal

Bar available

Tickets now on sale 01643 841778

Limited places so please book early

Bag2school Collection


A bag2school collection will take place on Thursday 17th November at Timberscombe School.
The items can be in any form of bag but no bedding, curtains or bric-a-brac. Just clothing and shoes really. They get weighed and the school receives so much money per pound.
The collection will take place early on 17th so items must be delivered to the school from 14th to 16th November.
Many thanks for your help.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

VILLAGE AGENT NEWS

Are you sitting comfortably…?
A new campaign developed by Public Health Devon launched this week called ‘Are you sitting comfortably?’ – to highlight the risks of sedentary behaviour - plus simple things you can do to break it up and move more during your day.  We know that being active is great for our health but frequent movement during the day is just as important as regular physical activity.
Even if an individual is active, if they spend a long time being sedentary each day they are still at risk of harming their health – so it’s important to raise awareness of the need to reduce and interrupt sedentary behaviour alongside the benefits of being active.
To support the campaign, Public Health Devon have developed a video clip, infographic and ‘sitting calculator’.  As most people are probably unaware of how sedentary they are, these digital tools are designed to raise awareness, trigger realisation and offer ideas for small changes that can make a difference.
Take a look at https://new.devon.gov.uk/adultsocialcareandhealth/health-and-wellbeing/are-you-sitting-comfortably/sitting-calculator/

The Exmoor Carers Group will next be meeting on Monday 28th November (12 -2pm)  at the White Horse, Exford, please contact me if you are thinking of coming along.
Please contact me by telephone or e-mail, or a home visit can be arranged.  All advice is free and completely confidential.
Caroline Harding, Village Agent, Tel : 07908 160733, e-mail : caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk


Monday, 18 January 2016

Note from FOTS

Dear Parents, Relatives, Teachers and Friends,

Thank you so much to all of you who contributed in some way to the Sponsored Walk and Soup Lunch last Sunday.

People have donated time, food and expertise and I hope you will all agree it feels lovely to be part of such a supportive and friendly community.

It was a brilliant first event of the year so thank you all for your support!

I'm pleased to announce that the total raised, after all expenses,

                  was........ £ 1,187.42
     This includes £101 made on the raffle alone!
       £207 made on soup, hotdogs and cakes.        
              £879.42 made on the sponsorship!

The winner of the Sponsorship champion Trophy was

 Eve Forsyth

raising a very impressive £173!

I would like to say a huge WELL DONE to all the children who took part in this competition and to all the parents and carers for helping them.

Their outstanding effort has made such a difference and I think you will agree they had lots of fun too!

At the next FOTS (Friends of Timberscombe School) meeting we will be discussing the next exciting event - The Christmas Fair.

This will be held on Friday 9th December at 3pm in Timberscombe Village Hall.

We will be looking for help and support with this event but most importantly, please come along if you can!

I hope you all have a lovely and well deserved half term break!

Gemma.

On behalf of FOTS

 Dates for your Diary-

Next Meeting -  Wednesday 2nd November at 9am in school.

Christmas Fair – Friday 9th December at 3pm TVH.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Family Zing

Calling all families in Timberscombe............. want something to do after school before the weather turns to winter? Then come to our 'playing out' sessions in Timberscombe park. Fun family games for you and your children to have a go at together, all children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Wednesdays Sep 21st, 28th and Oct 5th, 3.15pm to 4.15pm in Timberscombe park. Attend all 3 and get a free bag of equipment for you and your family to enjoy.#Familyfun #Beactive #ActiveinTimberscombe

Monday, 14 December 2015

Reading Volunteers

Timberscombe and Cutcombe C of E First Schools would welcome volunteers to come and listen to children read once a week in the afternoon starting in September.  This is a lot of fun and very rewarding as the children are enthusiastic readers. No qualifications other than DBS clearance needed (we can arrange this) , just enthusiasm and a love of children. Please contact Timberscombe School 01643 841259.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Cowbridge Sawmill


Heritage Open Days

COWBRIDGE SAWMILL

OPEN DAYS

Saturday/Sunday

10th /11th 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 November 2015


WOOTTON COURTENAY

VILLAGE FETE AND FUN DOG SHOW

SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST

2.30pm on the village playing field

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

VILLAGE AGENT NEWS

Last month all the Village Agents received dementia training as part of a scheme to make communities more dementia friendly.  Although I knew what dementia was, I was not aware exactly how it affected the brain so I thought I would share this with you all to help us understand those with the condition a little better.
Many people develop dementia in later life (although it can affect younger people as well)  but with support from family, friends and carers people with dementia can still have a full life.  There are a number of different forms, with Alzheimer’s being the most common.  It usually starts by affecting people’s short term memory, but can also affect perception, so for example people may not recognise themselves in the mirror. 
You can imagine the brain as a not very well made bookcase with your memories stored in a set of encyclopaedias, stacked from the bottom shelf upwards.  Every new memory goes into a book which is then placed on a high shelf.  If something shakes this wonky bookcase the volumes on the top shelf fall off, they are the most recent memories of today, this week, last month, all gone.  Lower down the books are still safely on the shelf and you can remember 10 years ago, or the French you learnt at school.
You keep feelings and opinions in a separate book, which isn’t stored on the bookshelf.  So you will know how you feel: happy, sad, hungry, don’t like chocolate, without remembering why you feel that way.
So it’s no good telling a loved one that they can remember what they had for lunch, or getting cross when they tell you the same thing over and over again.  To make someone feel good, treat each time as the first time that they tell you a particular story.  It is important to remember that having to make sense of a world you don’t remember is very hard work and those with dementia can get tired very easily.
You can join me in becoming a Dementia Friend – the Alzheimer’s Society runs short courses.  If you are concerned about someone, the Alzheimer’s Society can help.  The national helpline is 0330 333 0804.  The website is Alzheimers.org.uk. 

The Exmoor Carers Group will be meeting on Monday 26th September (12-2pm) at The Rest & Be Thankful, Wheddon Cross.  All welcome, guest speaker to be confirmed.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Timberscombe Show


Timberscombe Show

Saturday20th 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.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

VILLAGE AGENT NEWS

Noticing that a loved one, family member, friend or neighbour is struggling to cope with everyday tasks is something that most of us encounter at some point, but starting the conversation can be tricky and concern may be taken for criticism.  Often it is just a little extra help that is needed.  Asking a leading question that can reveal what your relative or loved one is struggling with can help;

“Is there anything around the house you need help with?”

“Is the cooker/fridge working okay?”  This could lead to a conversation about how they are managing to cook and whether they are eating properly.

“Is the washing machine okay?  How often do you do laundry?”  This could reveal issues with personal care.

Give specific examples of things you have noticed and suggest possible solutions:

“What would make life easier for you?”

“I heard of a service that can ....... What do you think?”

It is also now possible to pop in and meet a member of the Adult Social Care team direct without the need to book an appointment by using their drop-in services which are available on the first Tuesday of the month at Becket House, Bridge Street, Williton (10am – 1pm) and on the last Tuesday of the month at The Sanctuary, Watchet (10am – 1pm).

PCSO Linda Brooks will be holding her monthly beat surgery at The Dairy in Timberscombe on 4th August (10:30 – 11:30am), no need to book just pop along and meet Linda and if anyone wants to have a chat with me I will also be there. 

Due to the August Bank Holiday there will be no Exmoor Carers Group this month but we will resume again in September.

Please contact me by telephone or e-mail, or a home visit can be arranged.  All advice is free and completely confidential.

Caroline Harding, Village Agent, Tel : 07908 160733, e-mail : caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk

Friday, 30 October 2015

VILLAGE AGENT NEWS


There are two new regular drop-in Hubs to let you know about this month where you can pop in and meet the Adult Social Care team for information and advice about support available in your community.  This is a new way of working in West Somerset where you can meet a member of the team direct, no need to book an appointment.  These Hubs will be on the first Tuesday of the month at Becket House, Bridge Street, Williton (10am – 1pm) and on the last Tuesday of the month in The Sanctuary, Watchet  (10am – 1pm).  So if you, a family member or a friend are struggling a little bit why not pop along to see what help is available. 

PCSO Linda Brooks will be holding her monthly beat surgery at The Dairy in Timberscombe on 14th July (10:30 – 11:30am), no need to book  just pop along and meet Linda. 

Somerset Sight’s Mobile Resource Unit will be at the following locations this month.  They offer a brilliant range of services and equipment for those suffering with impaired vision.

Watchet : Wednesday 6th July 10:30 – 3:30 – Coach Park

Wheddon Cross : Wednesday 13th July 10:30 – 3:30 – Car Park

Porlock : Monday 25th July 10:30 – 12:30 – Car Park (lower end)

Minehead : Thursday 28th July 10:30 – 3:30 - Morrisons

The Exmoor Carers Group will next be meeting on Monday 25th July, 12 – 2pm at The Rest & Be Thankful, Wheddon Cross.

Please contact me by telephone or e-mail, or a home visit can be arranged.  All advice is free and completely confidential.  Caroline Harding, Village Agent, Tel : 07908 160733, e-mail : caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Tablet and i phone training at the Old Dairy

There will be 6 week course to help people get the most out of their tablets or iphones. It will start on June 13th for three weeks and another three weeks starting Monday 18th July. Courses will be free of charge. You can bring you down tablets or the the equipment will be there for people to learn on. Each session will start at 10 am and finish at 12 noon. Tea coffee and biscuits will be provided. There are a couple of spaces left so contact John if you wish to join in on 01643 841778 or e mail on johngoodall163@gmail.com

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Methodist Church Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning in the Village Hall
Saturday 16th July 10.30am- 12 noon.
Cake Stall, etc.
Proceeds to the Chapel and the Leprosy Mission.
All welcome, do come and join us.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Missing Cat

Now returned home safely

Has anyone seen this cat which has gone missing from the Glebe?

If you live in Timberscombe please could you check sheds and garages as she's a very scared cat and is likely to hide herself away if she's become frightened and lost rather than run from something.

She is small, all black and has no collar on and this is very unlike her to stay away from home.

If you think you see this cat please contact Jade at jade.webber@yahoo.com Thank you

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Claire's Kitchen Events

Curry Night
Thursday 30th June @7pm
Minehead Golf Club
For further details see
www.claires.kitchen

Friday, 23 October 2015

VILLAGE AGENT NEWS

PCSO Linda Brooks will be holding a monthly beat surgery at The Dairy in Timberscombe.  This will be held on 16th June, no need to book just pop along and meet Linda.  Your Village Agent (me!) will also be there to help with any questions or assistance you may need.

Somerset Sight’s Mobile Resource Unit will be at the following location this month.  They offer a brilliant range of services and equipment for those suffering with impaired vision.

Minehead : Thursday 30th June 10:30 – 3:30 Morrisons Car Park

Compass Carers are running a free Dementia Care one day course at their offices in Taunton on 15th July between 10am – 3pm.  Booking is essential so please contact Compass Carers on 01823 255911 or visit www.compasscarers.org.uk

The Exmoor Carers Group will next be meeting on Monday 27th June.  This will be a social meeting and will be held at The Exford Bridge Tea Rooms in Exford between 12 – 2pm.  Anyone wishing to attend or requiring a lift please contact me.

Finally, the Dulverton & Brushford Pastimes Club held at Hanover Court, Dulverton every Friday is looking for volunteers to help with it’s running. Anyone looking for a lovely volunteering opportunity should contact Mike Stables on 01398 324076.

Please contact me by telephone or e-mail, or a home visit can be arranged.  All advice is free and completely confidential.

Caroline Harding, Village Agent, Tel : 07908 160733, e-mail : caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Timberscombe Speed Watch needs YOU

Concerned about speeding in our village? The Community Speedwatch scheme trains volunteers from members of the community to get actively involved in monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling through their village. The scheme itself is run by the Police and the community volunteers. There will be a training session for anybody who is interested on Tuesday 7th June  at 7pm starting in the Village Hall. If you are interested please come along.
Volunteers are trained by the Police to use speed indicator devices which display vehicle speeds. Timberscombe owns its own speed camera. The registered owner of any vehicle seen exceeding the speed limit is sent an advisory letter by the Constabulary, explaining that speeding is unacceptable. Persistent offenders will receive a visit from officers. Areas/times where speeding is identified as an issue will become the target of enforcement work by officers.
How do I become a volunteer?
To find out more about becoming a Community Speedwatch volunteer contact: Emma Savage, Paxholt, Great House Street.,    email elsavage13@yahoo.com    or telephone 07899 285829
How much time will I need to give up?
There is no minimum time. Times will be agreed between Volunteers on when to do a speed check. Checks must be done by a group not  individually.
Do you get training?
Yes full training is given to volunteers by the Police.
Is it safe for volunteers?
Volunteers are given full training and safety equipment to ensure they are clearly visible to road users.
What equipment is used?
Volunteers are provided with high visibility jackets and conduct speed checks using speed indicator devices. The vehicles speed is then displayed on the monitor.
Will records of the offending vehicles be kept?
Information gathered during the checks will be used to target enforcement and education measures. Persistent offenders will receive a visit from officers.