Wednesday, 12 March 2014



 Saturday, 3th May at 2.00pm

at Timberscombe Village Hall

Raffle, Bric-a-Brac, Produce Stall

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 6 and 8pm. Also at Timberscombe Post Office during the previous week. For collection of items please phone 841471 or 841803

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Timberscombe Methodist Church Coffee Morning

Timberscombe Village Hall
Saturday July 5th. 2014
Everyone welcome

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Timberscombe Show Photographic Classes

1. Black and White, any subject
2. Local Landscape
3. Vintage
4. Wildlife in the Garden
5. "Oops" ( With caption)

No Larger than 5 x 7 inches, including mount

Great Musicals of the West End

 Timberscombe Village Hall 29th September 2014 at 6.30pm

Friday, 28 February 2014

Put this in your diary

At Timberscombe Village Hall on 15th December 2014 6.30pm


Thursday, 27 February 2014

Claire's Kitchen 19th April at wootton Courtenay Village Hall

Claires Kitchen Italian Chefs Table Friday 19th April at Wootton Courtenay Village Hall

Hello to all on this email, due to the demand at the moment from requests for the next Claire's kitchen event, I have decided to do a Steak night and a fantastic one too where there is good local beef,good chunky fresh potato chips not these packet then fried ones,and some good starters too,I love potted shrimps and Jaki from El Pescadero can source them at Brixham,hope you all like this menu and if you wish to book please either email me or call me on 07799066638.There are only 20 places for this,four of which are already booked,there will be a licensed bar and waitress and waiter service and free canapes on arrival.


Beef Carpaccio marinaded with herbs then just seared and left to cool,this will be served on a herb salad,pecorino shavings and beautiful balsamic and wildflower honey dressing £5.95

Tiger Prawn Cocktail with a crisp salad, Rosemarie sauce and a homemade ciabatta roll(back by popular demand)£4.95

Homemade Potted Shrimps with homemade crostini £5.50

Chicken Liver Pate with herb salad,onion and balsamic dressing with slices of homemade crostin £4.95

Claires Kitchen Special Steak pie with minted mushy peas and thick homemade chips £9.95

Local 8oz Sirloin Steak served with  portabella garlic butter mushrooms,option of either oven roasted tomatoes with oregano or a mediterrenean style tomato salad,and homemade freshly fried  chunky chips or minted new potatoes £12.95

Local 8oz Fillet Steak served with portabella garlic butter mushrooms,option of either oven roasted tomatoes with oregano or a mediterrenean style tomato salad,homemade freshly fried chunky chips or minted new potatoes £15.95

Optional Sauces for £1.50 extra:
Creamy peppercorn and Brandy
Creamy stilton
Garlic and Chive butter


Summer Fruit and white chocolate Cheesecake(its here again by request)£4.95
Tarte au Citron £4.50

T : 01643 841367   M : 07799 066 638   E : 


Timberscombe Village Hall spring clean

To all Timberscombe residents - The annual Timberscombe Village Hall spring clean will take place on Saturday 12th April at 10am. This is an opportunity to tackle areas which aren’t part of the weekly cleaning schedule such as walls, windows, ovens, chairs and tables.

The Village Hall committee spend a considerable amount of time working on your behalf to provide a Village Hall for everyone to use. Any additional volunteers who are able to assist us with the spring clean would be warmly welcomed.

Just turn up. Tea/ Coffee provided.

Easter Bingo 14th April

Easter Bingo 14th April
Doors Open 6.30pm
Eyes Down 7pm
Timberscombe Village Hall
Special Cash Flyer at least £150

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Quiz Night 28th March

   SOLD OUT     Quiz Night                        

 Friday 28th March

7.00 for 7.30pm quiz

Timberscombe Village Hall

 £7.50 to include a meal,

 dessert and glass of wine.

Tickets from Timberscombe Post Office or any Committee

Teams of up to 6 people. Come as a team or join up with others on the night.

Advance tickets only. Bar and Raffle.

St Petrock's Gardening Club

St. Petrock's  Gardening Club meets in St. Petrock's Church at 7.30p.m., on the first Monday of the month March to December.  Six of these months we have an illustrated talk, pertaining to gardening, the growing of plants and vegetables, and items on the periphery of these subjects.   Two outings are arranged for two of the summer months and  the Timberscombe  Show  fills August.   December is a Social meeting with refreshments, a quiz and a short AGM.   A competition is held  every Church based meeting, a small prize given at the end of the year.    There is also a raffle and tea or coffee available during these meetings.  The yearly subscription is £10, and there is a charge of £1 for each meeting in Church.  We do hope you can join us or come as a guest for a  taster  for just £2.  

Public Forum

Friday, 31 January 2014

OSC Events

Everyone welcome. Please book by calling 01643 841778

Charity Sale in aid of Timberscombe Village Hall and Cowbridge Sawmill

Soup Lunch 25th February

Back by popular demand... Home-made soups & cakes, teas & coffees- all welcome,
all proceeds to Timberscombe Preschool

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Yoga Class

New Yoga Class
 Wednesday Mornings

Timberscombe Village Hall

9:15 am – 10:45am

          To book or for more info, call Terry on 01643 841217
·         Friendly, mixed ability class
·         Enjoy time just for you
·         Strengthen, stretch & balance
·         Get to know your body better
·         Breathe! And Relax!
Also Mondays: Wheddon Cross, 7:30 – 9pm,
Wednesdays: Brompton Regis,  6:30 – 8pm

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

Claire's Kitchen

Events for Feb/March:

Link to the events poster (black and white) for Feb and March events :

Link to the world foods event poster (shema) for 22nd Feb event :

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Valentine's Night at the Old Dairy

Breakfast 2nd February

Fish and Chips Night

The Lion Inn will be holding a Fish and Chips Night on 1st February.    SOLD OUT  

Valentine’s Day menu also available.
Booking is essential. To book contact Phil on  01643 841243.


Indoor Car Boot Sale
Sat 1st Feb, 9.30am-12 noon in Timberscombe Village Hall

*Memorabilia*Toys*Jewellery*Children's clothes*Household goods*Many new items!* Teas & coffees and homemade cakes available .
Raising money to buy new ICT equipment for the Preschool Come & browse the stalls to find a bargain!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Indoor Car Boot Sale

Indoor Car Boot Sale
 Saturday 1st February at 9.30am -12 noon.
in Timberscombe Village Hall
Raising funds to buy new ICT equipment for Timberscombe Pre-School.
We are charging £5 for a table (your indoor boot!) on which you sell your own items, keeping the takings for yourself. So if you are de-cluttering after Christmas and would like to sell your bits and bobs please contact Kate Watkins on 07766548823 or speak to Lynne Cooper in the village.
Bookings need to be made and paid for at least 1 week in advance (by Fri 24th Jan).

Friday, 27 December 2013

Parish Council meeting Dates 2014

Timberscombe Parish Council

Meeting Dates  2014 
(2nd Thursday in each month except for August and December:
no meeting in these months)

Thursday 9th January
Thursday 13th February
Thursday 13th March
Thursday 10th April
Thursday 8th May (the Annual Parish Council Meeting,
following the Annual Parish Meeting of Electors)
Thursday 12th June
Thursday 10th July
Thursday 11th September
Thursday 9th October
Thursday 13th 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.

Café Write

Attention All Scribblers, Writers, and Poets

Café Write

Do you enjoy writing?

Working with others in a creative atmosphere

can be the spark that gets you going, whether you’re working on a book,

writing poetry, keeping a journal, or just catching up on letters.

To meet other writers, become inspired, and write in a supportive,

friendly environment, feel free to join us at Café Write.
What to bring?
·         Your creative energy
·         Pen & paper or laptop/notebook
·         Enough money to buy a coffee or tea.

Where? Toucan Wholefoods, 3 The Parade, Minehead, upstairs cafe
When? Monday, January 6th, 2014
What Time? 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
Frequency? Every Monday – drop in basis (no commitment necessary)

For more info, email Cindy Hurn at:

Monday, 23 December 2013

Parish Plan Steering Group

The minutes of the tenth Parish Plan Steering Group are available to read online by clicking on this link.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Home Improvement Loans through the Council

If your home is in need of essential repair or adaptation and you cannot afford to get the work done a Home Improvement Loan through the local Council may be available to help you.
For further details go to

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Compass Carers

Free - Training for Carers

A programme of training for carers is being planned to start in the autumn and below are the dates and locations set up so far. 
Skills for Carers
Two sessions, run a week apart, covering a range of practical skills and information designed to give carers valuable support to help them carry out their role safely and with greater confidence.  The days will run from 10.00am until 3.00pm.
Dates: 10th & 17th January 2014

Location: Williton Surgery, Williton.

For more information please check our website   or to book a place please contact Debbie Ovenden, Training Coordinator at Compass Carers on 01823 255911 or e mail

Would you be interested in  FREE:

Tea / Coffee, Driving Refresher, Goodie Bag.

 Come along to our Roadshow:

Winsford Village Hall


Thursday 16th January 2014

Route Sixty Plus is a FREE workshop run bySomerset Road Safety.

The aim is to enable older drivers to continue their driving career safely and for longer.

There will be an opportunity to chat to various other helpful services.

At 10:30 a presentation lasting approx 1hr will cover a variety of driving and coping strategies.

People attending will be offered a free one hour driving refresher with an approved driving instructor at a time and location that is suitable to you. For further information call: 01823 423430

Clare's Kitchen



The Wootton Courtenay Village Hall on Friday 17th January 2014 at 12.30pm,

Roast Chicken or Pork with apple sauce and stuffing, veg, roast potatoes/parsnips & gravy

Puddings :
Homemade Apple Crumble with cream or custard.
Homemade Apple Cake with cream or custard.

Price is £8.00 for the two courses. To book your place and meal option please either ring me on 01643841367, .Look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

OSC Events - Everyone Welcome

Christmas Recyling and Refuse Collections

Household Recycling & Refuse Collections

Bank Holiday Day Changes for 2013/14

Christmas and New Year 2013/14

Usual collection day                           Revised collection day

Monday 23 December 13                      No change, usual collections
Tuesday 24 December 13                     No change, usual collections
Wednesday 25 December 13                Friday 27 December 13
Thursday 26 December 13                   Saturday 28 December 13
Friday 27 December 13                       Sunday 29 December 13
Monday 30 December 13                     No change, usual collections
Tuesday 31 December 13                    No change, usual collections
Wednesday 1 January 14                     Thursday 2 January 14
Thursday 2 January 14                         Friday 3 January 14
Friday 3 January 14                             Saturday 4 January 14

No change to subsequent dates, all collections resume on usual days.

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

Garden waste collections will not take place 25 December 2013 – 7 January 2014. resuming from Wednesday 8 January 2014 on usual days.

Decoration-free natural Christmas trees under 6ft can be recycled. If you pay for garden waste collections, put them out on your usual garden waste collection day for composting. Or take decoration-free natural trees to any recycling site for composting. For landfill disposal, put out your tree next to your refuse on your usual collection day 6-17 January 2014.
Recycling Sites

Recycling sites open usual times, see our website or call Somerset Direct 0845 345 9188. All sites are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Carol Singing

Due to the weather forecast the Carol Singing in the Village Hall has been cancelled.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Parish Councillor Vacancy

There is currently a vacancy on the Timberscombe Parish Council.
Contact the Clerk on 01643 708810 or e mail for further information.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Parish Plan Steering Group

Summary of the final meeting of the Parish Plan Steering Group held at The Old Dairy on Thursday, 17th October, 2013 at 6 p.m.


Mr. H. Crawford (Chairman), Mrs. L. Webb (Communications Co-ordinator), Mrs. J. Booth (Secretary), Mrs. S. Crawford, Mrs. P. Prideaux, Mr. T. Webb, Mr. J. Goodall and Mr. J. Conquer.

1. Apologies:
There were no apologies.

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting:
The Minutes of the previous meeting were signed as a true record.

3. Matters Arising:
There were no matters arising.

4. Review:
Mrs. Webb gave the Steering Group an update on the Action Plan as follows:

Computer classes - the classes have not started at Timberscombe First School for a number of reasons - the main one being the School’s computers are not easily accessed. Mrs. Crawford agreed to approach Terry Cadman to see if he wished to run some training for the villagers who have requested it.

Cowbridge Sawmill - the ‘Friends of’ have been set up with great success.

Green Technology - the Open Morning held in Dec. 2011 was very successful.

Grants have been obtained and very effective solar panels fitted to the school.

Film Club – Mr. J. Conquer, Mr. D. Hammond and Mr. M. Booth are working to set this up.

Book Club – up and running.

Sewing Group – this may shortly be resumed with The Orchard Club at The Old Dairy.

Toddler Group – no real take-up but the CLOWNS bus is available.

Litter pick-up – successful one in April 2012. Mrs. Webb to speak to the school to initiate further pick-ups.

Improve community communication – the new notice board is well used. The circulation of The Dunkery Tidings and village e-mails has increased.

There is a calendar of village events displayed on the village notice board and in the village hall.

Welcome Pack – can be compiled by the new Parish Plan Steering Group.

Publication of Parish Council Minutes - the Clerk now publishes draft minutes as soon as possible after Meetings.

Timberscombe Speedwatch – the full amount to buy the village’s own speed camera has been donated. Six more people have volunteered to train.

Monitor speed on Timberscombe by-pass – temporary flashing 30 m.p.h. sign has been used and is due again in October 2013. Police are analysing results.

Prevent lorries getting stuck – the sign at Heathpoult Cross to be adjusted so it is more visible and two more signs arriving.

Future provision of parking – ongoing.

Reduce lighting on by-pass – ongoing.

Update/Repair playing field equipment – Mr. and Mrs. Webb making grant applications - ongoing.

Provide allotments – Parish Council communicated to people who made requests.

Preserve Post Office – ongoing.

Grocery Shop – ongoing.

Tree on Brewers Green – Parish Council given results of questionnaire.

Reduction of dog fouling – letter sent to all residents. Additional dog fouling posters displayed. No additional dog litter bins as no funds for emptying them.

Dealing with problem dogs – problem dog contact on village notice board.

Repair footpaths – steps by Methodist Church repaired. Lower step fitted on style at Bougham Farm. Council made small tarmac repair on Jubilee Terrace pavement.

Ensure suitable housing provision – ENP and Parish Council informed of parishioners’ wishes through questionnaire.

The Chairman asked Mrs. Webb if the Action Plan could be updated and published on the website and also made available in the village. He thanked the members of the Steering Group who have worked so hard and so constructively during the past two-and-a half years and said we have now completed what we set out to do.

The meeting closed at 7.50 p.m.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

You will all be pleased to know that Snowy has returned home after 2 weeks away
Snowy, a silver tabby, has been missing since 4th December.
If you spot him please contact Jolanda van Oorschot, The Annexe, Bougham Farm, Timberscombe. Tel. 01643 841718.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Saturday, 9 November 2013

A Floral Christmas Workshop

Learn how to make a wreath for your front door or a candle table arrangement.
 Monday 2nd December 2013 Timberscombe village hall
 At 7pm (prompt start)
 £10 per person to include a glass of wine and a mince pie.
Telephone: Sandra Smith Timberscombe; 01643 841856 to book a place.

Jewellery Party 6th December

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Soup Lunch in aid of Timberscombe Pre School

                  Winter Warmer Soup Lunch

Tuesday 26th November 12noon to 2pm

in Timberscombe Village Hall

~in aid of Timberscombe Pre-School

Beat the cold, damp weather with a bowl

of hearty, homemade soup

(£2.50 for soup & roll)

Cakes & drinks also being served (from 50p)

Everyone welcome – no need to book

We need your vote!

Nb. Television date changed to 27th November

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Claire's Kitchen

Dear All- Firstly thankyou to all those who came to my Dishes Of The Orient Chefs Table,a very successful event,sorry to those who didn’t get in but rest assured I will be doing lots more next year.For many of you that don’t know I have been approached by Minehead and District Social Club and I am doing my first Pop Up Curry event for 50 people on 23rd November,very exciting and looking forward to new venues who have contacted me for next year.Now moving onto my next event at the Wootton Courtenay Village Hall,as this is my last event for 2013. I wanted this one to be a little different and extravagant,therefore I have decided to do a Foods Of The World 3 course Extravaganza,you will be taken around the world(not literally) with my favourite food delights.A taster evening where you can try everything,even the puddings,there will also be a dance area where we will have  records playing such as Dean Martin,Frank Sinatra,Jonny Cash etc and please feel free to bring any records you may wish to share.Ticket prices are £20 and only 40 places,it will begin at 7.15pm,there will be a licensed bar as well, please book early to avoid disappointment.When booking please can you specify a preference for vegetarian or meat and any special dietary requirements can be catered for,All foods are freshly prepared,no additives or artificials flavours and all meats and poultry are local and free range and fish from our local fishmonger El Pescadero.To book please either email me on,phone 01643841367/07799066638,

Quiz Night

Quiz Night
 Friday22nd Nov
7.00 for 7.30pm quiz
Timberscombe Village Hall
 £7.00 to include a meal,
 dessert and glass of wine.
Tickets from Timberscombe Post Office or
any Committee member .
 Buy early to avoid disappointment
as this event is often sold out.
Teams of up to 6 people.
Come as a team or join up with others on the night.
Advance tickets only. Bar and Raffle.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Orchard Social Club Event

28th October Coffee Morning 10am - noon and every last Monday of each month.
31st October Halloween Event - see posters for details
Christmas Lunch 18th December 1pm - £8, children half price.
Wednesday Lunch 12.30pm   - £5. Every Wednesday
All events in the Old Dairy. Everyone welcome.

Saturday, 24 August 2013


at Wootton Courtenay Village Hall on the 8th November at 12.30pm,with the help of some committee members, we will also be able to collect those who are less mobile, please let us know and we can arrange transport to and from the hall for you. 

Hearty Lamb Stew and dumplings with homemade bread

Shepherds Pie with vegetables


Homemade Apple Crumble with cream or custard.

Homemade Apple Cake with cream or custard.

Price is £8.00 for the two courses.To book your place and meal option please either ring me on 01643841367, or book at the village shop with your option.Look forward to seeing you.