Saturday, 4 July 2015

Barbecue at Sunnyside

11th July - Barbecue at Sunnyside   5.30pm

Sunday, 15 February 2015

West Country Night Out
Friday 17th July @ 7:30 (doors 7:00)
Timberscombe Village Hall

A relaxed, intimate concert evening, with Tom 
and Barbara Brown, which explores the rich and
 diverse song traditions of the South-West.
From classic folk songs to modern writing, the songs
 are set in context with humour, harmony and skilled 
musicianship  that make the time simply fly by. 
A relaxed, fascinating and entertaining show with sentiment 
(rather than sentimentality) and with a deep affection
 for the area it portrays.
Admission £6:00
Tickets available from 9th June from:
 Timberscombe Post Office 01643 841225
or Tel; 01643 841803
Bar and Tea/Coffee
Presented by Umber Music as part of the ENP Lynmouth Pavilion Project

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Saturday 11th  July  9.30 am to 12.30 pm
                     CPR and Early Defibrillation Saves Lives
                               Join our next course and learn how.
                               Free to Timberscombe residents.
                            To book your place call Kath MacDonald
                               Mob:  07977  542  905 
                                    Places are booked on a first come first served basis. 
                                   Ring Kath for more details.

Sunday, 8 February 2015


There have recently been some new changes to the Slinky Bus service, they now offer dedicated time in various areas served on different days.  For more information about this timetable and current charges please call ATWEST on 01643 707090 or visit In addition to this, and to complement the Slinky, ATWEST have started a new Dial-A-Ride service which runs Monday to Thursday and which you can pre-book much like the old Slinky service. Both are door-to-door services. Again, do call ATWEST for more details or to register to use this transport.
On the same subject, Somerset County Council have a good lift-share website for people who travel around Somerset and want to share costs.  For more information about this service please visit or call 01953 451166
Just a reminder for all unpaid carers, there are still some places left on the First Aid course at the Exmoor Medical Centre in Dulverton on 7th July, 2:30 – 4:30pm.  For further information or to book a please contact Compass Carers on 01823 255911.
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 :

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Somerset Choices is on its way

Somerset Choices, which is set to launch later this month, will transform the way people access care and support services and find out about local groups.
The new website will provide a wealth of useful information and advice and will allow people, or others on their behalf, to search for services, products, groups and events in their local area. Such as care homes, help at home, mobility equipment, personal assistants, lunch clubs, exercise groups and breaks for carers.
Somerset Choices will give people more choice and in the future will be the primary way for care and health professionals to find out what is available in Somerset.
The site has been developed by Somerset County Council in partnership with the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and District Councils.

Do you know a local care provider or local group?

We want as many care providers and local groups as possible to sign up to the website.
It is easy to upload information and it is absolutely free too. If you know a local care and support providers or local group in your parish, please pass on this information and encourage them to add their details to Somerset Choices.
Information on how to register can be found here: as well as dates of local information events.
It is free to upload information and we can provide support to do this if required.
We are very happy to speak to you or meet with you to answer any questions you have about Somerset Choices. 

Friday, 6 February 2015

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

Coffee Morning

Timberscombe Methodist Church
Coffee Morning
Timberscombe Village Hall
Sat. July 18th. 
Usual Stalls. All Welcome 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

What's On 2015

2015 Events

If your organisation is arranging events for 2015 please let me have the details
4th - Jazz Night and BBQ 6pm
9th - Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
11th - Defibrillator Training 9.30am TVH
11th - Barbecue at Sunnyside   5.30pm
17th - A West Country Night Out TVH 7pm for 7.30pm start
18th- Coffee Morning in aid of the Methodist Church 10.30am TVH
15th -  Timberscombe Show
9th - Cheese and Wine Social (IAO  St Petrock's) - The Great House
10th - Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
8th - Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
17th - Macmillan Coffee Morning 10.30am
24th Film Night
12th - Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
28th - Film Night
5th Christmas Coffee morning in St. Petrock’s   10.30am
11th - Panto TVH 6pm
14th - Bingo TVH for 7pm
16th Christmas Lunch OD 1pm
20th - Christmas Carol Singing 6pm
23rd - Christmas Lunch TVH 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Timberscombe Pre School rated GOOD

Congratulations to Timberscombe Pre School who have once again 
been rated GOOD by OFSTED.
Well done to all the staff, committee members and parents who
 have worked so hard to keep our village Pre School going.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Timberscombe Parish Council

The newly appointed Timberscombe Parish Councillors are:

John GOODALL ( Chairman)
Kathernie MACDONALD ( Vice Chair) 
Charlie PARSONS 
Wayne PAULL 

The new clerk to the Council is Elaine Necchi Ghiri. She can be  contacted on:

More detail about the roles and responsibilities of the council to follow.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Jazz Night and Pork Roast

           Please book tickets in advance.

Friday, 16 January 2015


We are holding another one of our popular take-away menus freshly prepared for you.

Complimentary canapés - Choice of
·        Parma ham rolls with homemade pesto, rocket and mozzarella or
·        Boccocini mozzarella, basil and olive on a bamboo canapĂ© skewer. (V)

Main course - Choice of
·        Braised shin of Heal Farm beef with melting onions, potato gratin and seasonal veg or
·        Chicken Kiev (our special Claire’s kitchen recipe) with potato gratin and a green herb salad or
·        Vegetarian Lasagna (we are making fresh pasta ourselves) with a green salad and garlic ciabatta or

Puddings – Choice of
·        Raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake or
·        Devils fool chocolate cake with chocolate ganache

Menu choices must be returned by Monday 29th June with full payment.

Orders will be chilled ready for Collection on Friday at Timberscombe Village Hall from 2.30pm – 3.30pm or from Claire’s Kitchen, Allens Meadow, Wootton Courtenay  1pm to 2pm  or 4pm to 6pm or delivery by arrangement please phone 07799066638.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Breakfast Sunday 14th June

Breakfast at the Old Dairy.
Sunday 14th June  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.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Tuesday, 13 January 2015


On Monday 22nd June at 12 noon there will be an inaugural meeting of a new group for carers at the Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross.  This group is for all unpaid carers who look after their loved ones and this first meeting is to see if such a group is wanted and what people would like from it.  There will be a bring-and-share lunch and the aim  will be to offer support with free help and advice from Compass Carers.  So if you look after a loved one, maybe a husband, wife, parent or sibling then please bring a plate of food to share and join us for lunch.  If you have any questions about this group or would like to come along but cannot make this date, please let me know.
Compass Carers are also offering the following free training in this area :
June 12th – Dementia Care 10:00am – 3:00pm, Community Hospital, Minehead
June 19th – Recognising & Managing Health Conditions 10:00am – 3:00pm, Community Hospital, Minehead
June 29th – First Aid 10:30am – 12:30pm, Community Hospital, Minehead
July 7th – First Aid 2:30 – 4:30pm   Exmoor Medical Centre, Dulverton
For further information or to book a place contact Compass Carers on 01823 255911.
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 :

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Rare Breed Pork for Sale

We are a breeder and producer of Traditional Rare Breed Middle White Pigs. The majority of these pigs then become Little Oak Farm Pork, which at present we sell to the public locally and we also supply a small number of hotels and restaurants in the area.

We sell our meat by the whole or half pig and also have a selection of all the usual pork joints of various weights.
We also sell joint boxes which contain a variety of joints and sausages.
Whole pigs are also available for Hog Roasts.
For further details go to

Or contact us at:
Little Oak Farm
Email address.
Tel 01643 841160 

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Route Sixty+

Come along to our Roadshow:
Timberscombe Village Hall,
TA24 7TY.
10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday, 19th May 2015
Route Sixty Plus is a FREE workshop run
 by Somerset 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.
For further information call:
01823 423430

Friday, 9 January 2015

Playing Field Fund Raiser

Also coming soon 21st June - Sponsored walk in aid of the Playing Field Fund. Refreshments in the Old Dairy afterwards and fun and games in the park with a bouncy castle. If poor weather the event will move to the Village Hall.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Jumble Sale

Saturday, 16th May at 2.00pm
at Timberscombe Village Hall
Books, Games, Good Quality Clothes, Bric-a-Brac, 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 6 and 8pm.
Also at Timberscombe Post Office during the previous week.

For collection of items please phone 841471 or 841803

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Timberscombe Parish Council

Annual Parish Meeting of Electors
to be held on
Thursday 14th May 2015
at 7.00pm in the Village Hall
This will be followed by the
Annual Parish Council Meeting
and a meeting of the

John Arlott Playing Field Trustees.
Everyone welcome please come along.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

National Mills Weekend

To view other mills taking part in the National Mills Weekend

Monday, 5 January 2015

Exmoor Walking festival

North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival

SATURDAY 2ND MAY TO SATURDAY 9TH MAY 2015 for further details Go to

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Revised Waste Collections

 Easter Monday will mean changes for recycling and rubbish collections

The May Day Bank Holiday on Monday 4 May mean all that week’s collections will again be one day later, including Friday’s pick-up taking place on Saturday 9 May.

Clinical and garden waste collections will also be affected by the bank holidays and will be collected a day later than normal.

Recycling Centres and Community Recycling Sites are open as usual. Bridgwater, Frome, Minehead, Taunton and Yeovil recycling centres are open 8am-4pm seven days a week. Other sites are open five days through the week including 8am-7pm on Mondays and 8am -1pm on Sundays.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Wootton Courtenay Village Hall
An Evening Of Dance and Music

We are delighted to welcome a performer of the calibre of Max Hutton
Max has performed all over the world including many TV appearances
He sings Sinatra to Williams and more
Antipasti and tapas by Claire’s Kitchen
Music and Dancing - Bar and Raffle
In aid of the village hall stage lighting improvements

Saturday 18th April  7.00pm to 10.30pm
Tickets to include food
Book by 11th April for a £1 discount
Tickets from Villagers’ Stores  or Claire Lynch 07799 066 638


Friday, 2 January 2015

Can you help?

The annual Village Hall Spring Clean 
will take place on Saturday 18th April 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!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Advice from our Village Agent Caroline Harding

As from April of this year Government legislation allows people to cash in their pensions.   Sadly this may result in a number of scams which can defraud the Pension Holder.
Individuals could be targeted in a number of different ways including:
*Websites, mass texting, telephone calls or cold calls
*Scammers may suggest that the Government has asked them to make contact
Scammers may offer a number of services such as:
*’One-off investment opportunities’, ‘free pension review’,’ cash bonus’, ‘government endorsement,’ ‘legal loopholes’
*Transfer of your money overseas
*Access to pension before the age of 55 years.
*Encouragement to speed up transfer of money to a new scheme
If people are interested to cash in their pension they should-
1.Consult their Bank Manager, Solicitor, Accountant or responsible person such as a member of their family before doing anything
2.Insist in having everything in writing
3.Not give details of their pension scheme or Bank Account to anyone other than a responsible person
Remember - if it appears to be too good to be true it probably is not true.
For any issues that may be affecting you please call.  All advice is free and completely confidential.
Caroline Harding, Village Agent, Tel : 07908 160733, e-mail :

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Playing Field Fundraiser

Fancy Dress Tea Party and Games
Come along and have fun then enjoy some cakes and sandwiches.
No charge but donations to the Playing Field Fund 
gratefully received.

Monday, 29 December 2014


The Dunster road is now officially open.
There may be some disruption with the traffic lights over the weekend as they need heavy traffic before the timings can be adjusted.
I spoke to the traffic light man today on site and he said he would be back on Monday to make the final adjustments to them

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Easter Bingo

Easter Bingo
Monday 30th March
Timberscombe Village Hall
6.30pm for 7pm
Easter Eggs
Food Hamper
Cash Flier of at least £150.00

Saturday, 27 December 2014


Jumble Sale at the Old Dairy
Saturday 28th March
Doors Open 2.30pm
Entrance 50p

Friday, 26 December 2014

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, 25 December 2014

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

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Film Club

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

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 

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