Friday, 6 April 2018

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:

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Table Top Sale

I am looking at organising an indoor carboot /table top sale @ Timberscombe village hall to raise money to maintain / add more equipment to John Arlott  playing field

Cost £5 per table

Tea, coffee, bacon sandwiches etc will be available

I was looking to organise this on all bank holiday Monday morning   9 – 12am

If you would be interested contact sue : 01643 841173

Below is the equipment we would like to add

Slide costs £3,398.

Tunnel costs £ 1,130

Log train cost £1,134.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Cowbridge Sawmill

National Mills Weekend

Cowbridge Sawmill 



May 12th/13th

Open 11am to 4.30pm

14ft Water Wheel. Guided Tours and  Craft Displays
throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.
Free Admission but donations welcome.

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

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Claire's Kitchen POP UP April 27th 7pm Minehead Eye

£20.00 per head Arabian Nights Theme (you get all)
Carrot and coriander falafel
Lemon, red pepper,fresh basil and coriander hummus with a sumac, cumin topping
Halloumi Saganaki (gorgeous hallomi cooked with semolina coating and drizzled with warm honey, oregano and sesame seeds
Toasted pitta and a herb yoghurt sauce
Chicken and apricot tagine served with a jewelled cous cous
Carrots with honey , cumin, feta and mint
(V)Chickpea and Apricot tagine with above
Chocolate delice with rosewater icecream

To book either call me on 07799066638 or email

Monday, 5 February 2018

Timberscombe History Group

Are you interested in local history?
If so, put 4th June St Petrock’s Church 7.00pm in your diary

A number of people have expressed an interest in forming a Village History Group in Timberscombe, especially since last June when so many people came along to the talk Mary Siraut (County Editor of the Somerset Victoria County History)  gave on ‘Timberscombe and its Neighbours’.

We have a wealth of material to explore, enjoy and record in our community and it would be fitting for a history group to meet in one of the most ancient buildings on Exmoor. Only 20 buildings on Exmoor are Grade 1 Listed and St Petrock’s Church is one of them.

The first meeting will be held  4th June St Petrock’s Church at 7.00pm so please do spread the word about this group. You are warmly invited to come along and chat about how this might be organised and how regularly it might meet. There is no agenda, just enthusiasm for such a group to develop and a willingness to enjoy a heritage activity.

Please come along and join us! 

Marion Jeffrey
841 500

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Waste Collections

Waste Collections Easter, May and August 2018

Good Friday 30 March     Revised day          Saturday 31 March 

For the following dates the week’s collections will be one  day later, with the Friday collected  on the Saturday:
Monday 2 April 
Early May Bank Holiday Monday 7
May Spring Bank Holiday Monday 28 May  
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 27 August 

All collections then resume on usual days. Revised collection days above also apply to assisted, clinical and garden waste collections. Recycling sites remain on their usual schedules; all are open on Easter Monday and on every bank holiday Monday.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Claire's Kitchen

Dear Villagers,

Exciting new venture as Claires Kitchens joins up with Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club for around the world themed pop up dining nights! The first night will be a Greek Night taking place on Thursday 17th May 2018 from 7pm.



To book your tickets call Steve Archer on 01643 702057 OPTION 4 or call Claire on 07799066638 or email now.

The menu is as follows:

£25.00 per head-
Starters(you get all)

Revithokeftedes(Chickpea Fritters) with Tzatziki
Tirokroketes(Extra Melty Cheese Balls)
Spetzofai(spicy greek sausage dish with peppers and tomato)
Vegetarian version

Main course-
Lamb Kleftiko (delicious marinaded slowly roasted lamb cooked with roasted potatoes in the juices)served with seasonal vegetables and a reduction

(V)Aubergine and potato moussaka served with a Greek salad

Sticky Greek Lemon Cake with citrus ice cream

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Timberscombe Film Club

Timberscombe Film Club

Showing 6 films in 2018 in the Village Hall

24th March - A Street Cat Named Bob

28st April - He Named Me Malala

26th May- My Cousin Rachel

22nd September-Victoria and Abdul

27th October-Darkest Hour           
24th November-Paddington 2

Membership £12 per year.

Free entry to films.

Application forms available from

Joy Booth or Rosemary Conquer

or email

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Lion Inn is now open for business

The Lion Inn is now open for business again.
The pub will be serving drinks only until the kitchens have been refurbished.
For the moment the hours of opening are:

       Sunday -               12 noon to 8pm
 Monday -             5pm to 8pm
 Tuesday –            5pm to 9pm
 Wednesday –     5pm to 9pm
  Thursday –          5pm to 9pm
    Friday –                4pm to 10pm
          Saturday –           12noon to 10pm
Please support your local pub

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Police Beat Surgery

Beat Surgery

The Old Dairy Timberscombe

A chance to drop in and meet your local PCSO Linda Brooks

Please pop in for an informal chat
Dates of Forthcoming Meetings
Thursday 17th May 2018
Thursday 14th June 2018
Thursday 6th July 2018
Friday 2nd August 2018

Please note these sessions are subject to operational commitments and may be cancelled at short notice.
Please note these sessions are subject to operational commitments
and may be cancelled at short notice.

Monday, 1 January 2018

What's On

If your organisation is arranging events for 2018 please let me have the details

2018 Events

Zing every Thursday morning  in the village hall, Bowls Club Wednesday evenings

28th- Film Night (members only)
10th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
12th - National Mills Weekend Cowbridge Mill 11am to 4.30pm
13th - National Mills Weekend Cowbridge Mill 11am to 4.30pm
15th - Magna Housing Inspection Orchard Way from 9.30am
17th - Police Beat Surgery 10.30-11.30pm Old Dairy
26th- Film Night (members only)
2nd - St Petrock's Garden Party at Waterside 3pm
4th - Timberscombe History Group 7pm St Petrock's Church
14th - Police Beat Surgery 10.30-11.30pm Old Dairy
14th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
6th -  Police Beat Surgery 10.30-11.30pm Old Dairy
12th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
2nd  - Police Beat Surgery 10.30-11.30pm Old Dairy
18th - Timberscombe Show TVH 2pm
13th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
22nd Film Night (members only)
11th - Parish Council Meeting TVH 7.30pm
19th - Quiz Night TVH
27th - Film Night (members only)
8th - - Parish Council Meeting TVH
7.30pm 24th - Film Night (members only)

Saturday, 26 August 2017


Monday, 14 August 2017

Jumble Sale

Jumble Sale
21st April 2pm
Timberscombe Village Hall

 Good quality clean clothes, books, CD’s, games, linens, bric-a-brac, etc.
 Jumble can be delivered to the Hall between
  9.30 - 11am on Saturday,
 6-7.30pm on Friday
 For collection please call 01643 841803.
     Entrance 50p includes Tea/Coffee and biscuit

Sunday, 13 August 2017

House to Rent in Timberscombe

2 Bed property available in Timberscombe.

Vicarage Court, Timberscombe, Somerset, TA24

Large 2 bed house set in a rural location. Garden and drive.

Applicants must have a Local connection to Timberscombe.

Total Cost : £87.41, Weekly (52 weeks)

Ref no:52221  -  Falcon Rural Housing Association

Before you can express an interest in this property you must be registered on the Homefinder Somerset Housing Register. To register please complete the online application form at
CBL Property - Expression of interest for these properties must be made no later than midnight on Apr 8 2018

Saturday, 12 August 2017

A39 Closure

Dear Sir/Madam
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE Minehead to Williton Road (A39), Old Cleeve 
I am writing to inform you that Somerset County Council as the Highway Authority have received an application for the temporary closure of Minehead to Williton Road (A39) from Somerset Highways.
This road will be closed from 11th April 2018 and is expected to last for 3 nights (19.00 - 07.00hrs) to enable patching works to be carried out.
Every effort will be made to keep the duration of this closure to a minimum to reduce any further disruption.
For any further information please contact Somerset Highways on 0300 123 2224.
Yours sincerely
The Road Closure Team

Friday, 11 August 2017

Breakfast 8th April

Breakfast at the Old Dairy.
  8.30am to 11am
Full English Breakfast - 2 bacon, 2 eggs, beans, tomatoes,
mushrooms, potatoes, fruit juice, toast, marmalade 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.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Showcase Timberscombe

Showcase Timberscombe

16th March 2.30pm to 7pm

17th March 10am to 12 noon.

Timberscombe Village Hall

  • Find out more about the activities currently available in the village and give feedback about anything new you would like to see. There will be representatives from groups such as the    Bowls Club, Cricket Club, Zing Sports, Art Group, Bell Ringers, Cowbridge Mill, Garden    Club, Film Club, Writers Group, Timberscombe Show Committee and Orchards Social Club.
  • Speak to support organisers such as the Village Agent, local PCSO (Police), Housing Initiative Officer, Contact the Elderly and local Housing reps from Magna and Falcon Housing.
  • Find out about Timberscombe First School and Pre School.
  • Speak to your local Councillors from the Parish Council and West Somerset Council.
  • Find out about local businesses. Business cards or information will be displayed during the event.
Free entry
Free prize draw ticket for each person attending.
Refreshments available so why not just join us for a chat.

Come along to this event.

There may be more going on in your

village than you think!
For further details contact Peter Pilkington on ‭‭07528 539113‬‬ or
email Lesley Webb at :

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Parish Council Meeting March 2018 Change of Date

Dear All,

 Please note that the March parish council meeting date has changed to the 5th of March.

 If you could please amend your records/diaries.

 Again apologies for any inconvenience caused.

With thanks,
Sofi Cogley

Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Timberscombe Parish Council

01643 842912

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Climate Change Film - Miehead

Arguably the need to combat climate change is the biggest current challenge facing humanity. On Monday 5th March 7:30pm at The Regal Theatre Minehead the film QU’EST-CE QU’ON ATTEND (What are we waiting for?) portrays a year in the life of the French village of Ungersheim and how it embraced Transition. The people doing Transition are the film’s characters, the Mayor, the young, the old, ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Perhaps even more important than the projects, the jobs created and the CO2 emissions cut is the change in people’s sense of what is possible. We see growing happiness and pride of acting together for a universal cause: the protection of the planet.

Tickets from the Regal Theatre Box Office on 01643 706430. A trailer can be seen at For information about the organisers West Somerset LETS please see or ring 01643 821768 (Hester).

Friday, 4 August 2017

CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club

 Celebrating beautifully cooked Exmoor produce

 The first dates of the new CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club have been released. Top chefs are supporting the National Park by holding special lunchtime and evening events celebrating their use of local produce and raising funds to help keep Exmoor special.

 During the meal, diners will enjoy hearing from the chefs, as well as some of their suppliers, about their passion and love for Exmoor produce. Events will take place throughout the year at different locations from award-winning restaurants to unique pop up events across Greater Exmoor. Each event will have its own unique menu created specifically to celebrate locally sourced produce. Whilst highlighting their passion for local food, the chefs are also supporting the National Park as the fixed price meal for each event includes a contribution to CareMoor for Exmoor, which raises funds for nature, heritage and access projects across the National Park.

 The first dates for 2018 include:

 ·         Friday 26 January at The Swan, Bampton. An evening meal with owner / chef Paul Berry preparing a 5-course tasting menu in conjunction with Wicked Wolf Gin and Exmoor Ales
·         Sunday 4 February with Claire’s Kitchen at Wootton Courtenay Village Hall preparing a 2-course Sunday Lunch in partnership with Little Oak Farm.
·         Saturday 10 February with Claire’s Kitchen at Dulverton Town Hall for a three course oriental evening in conjunction with Secret Orchard Cider·         Saturday 3 March a four course evening meal presented by Head Chef Barrie Tucker Chef at Psalters Restaurant, at the Luttrell Arms, Dunster.
·         Thursday 29 March with Chef John Bradley at the Coleridge Restaurant, Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel with a ‘Taste of the Moor’ tasting menu

 Dan James, Sustainable Economy Manager for Exmoor National Park said, “The Dining Club is part of our joint Eat Exmoor project which aims to spread the message about the quality of our local food and its link with the landscape we all love and want to conserve.  CareMoor for Exmoor is our donations scheme, which helps to keep Exmoor special. We are very grateful to the chefs and venues who are supporting us by hosting a Dining Club event and hope that this will give people a unique opportunity to experience the true taste of Exmoor.”
As part of the Eat Exmoor project Visit Exmoor (the official tourism association)  is also publishing a new, free Eat Exmoor food and drink guide early next year and local food lovers can sign up for a foodie E-Newsletter making sure they hear about all the latest food events including those under the banner of  CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club.

 For full details, prices and booking information visit Further Dining Club dates will be added throughout the year.


Contact: Katrina Munro, Exmoor National Park Authority

01398 322236

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Claire's Kitchen

Dear Villagers,please read the exciting event below,

The amazing Justin from Reeves Restaurant in Dunster(previously twice winner of Somerset Life chef of the year)and Claire from Claires Kitchen are doing a brillant cookery school.Entitled Entertaining at Home-Chefs tips.There will be hands on throughout the workshop,Justin will be covering Modern European,Claire will be covering Vietnamese,there will be some canape work with filo,and try your hand at making a lemon curd and summer fruit meringue roulade.Guidance from both of us on the day,cookery demos,hands on work,it will be a cookery session to remember.All refreshments included and a feast guaranteed for lunch with all your wonderful concoctions.Cost will be £35.00 per ticket per person.To book either,call me on 07799066638 or email,spaces limited as already ten tickets sold,will be held at Wootton Courtenay village hall which has amazing surround sound and excellent facilities.11am and 2pm,see you there,if you have a favourite knife and apron feel free to bring along.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Two cars were broken into at the Nutcombe Bottom Car Park on New Year’s Day at about  12.30 Cash was stolen. If you have any information regarding this please contact the Police. Do not leave any valuables in your cars when parking in the area.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Message From Claire's Kitchen

Dear all please see attachments, menus for both below, booking either by email or call me 07799066638, thank you

 Sunday 4th February 2018 1 pm, licensed bar, £15.00 per ticket-(can be made GF) at Wootton Courtenay Village Hall-

Little Oak Farm Slowly Roasted Leg of Pork served with sage, onion and thyme stuffing balls, honey roasted parsnips, roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables with a delicious gravy OR

Little Oak Farm Pork sausages served a creamy chive mash, seasonal vegetables and an onion and rosemary gravy

(V)Aubergine and potato moussaka served with seasonal vegetables


Homemade Apple and blackberry crumble served with clotted cream or custard

 Saturday February 10th £25.00 per ticket-at Dulverton village Hall 7pm-

Duo Starter of Thai Beef Salad and Homemade Crispy spring roll with fresh coriander, basil, bean sprouts, spring onions, carrot, red pepper, served with sweet chilli sauce

(V) Homemade Crispy spring roll with fresh coriander and Thai rice noodle salad with Vietnamese Lemon grass marinated mushrooms

Main Course

Vietnamese poached Duck in an aromatic broth with star anise, hoisin, lemongrass, shallots, ginger, served on a upon noodle stack with pak choi, spring onion and fresh basil

(V)Thai Sweet potato curry with a coconut rice  and pineapple, chilli and cucumber salad Dessert

Duo dessert-Mango Fool and poached pineapple upside cake

CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club – celebrating beautifully cooked Exmoor produce

 Top award-wining chefs are supporting the National Park by holding special lunchtime or evening events celebrating their use of local produce and raising funds to help keep the area special. Claire from Claire’s Kitchen, Barrie Tucker from the Luttrell Arms in Dunster and John Bradley from the Dunkery Beacon Hotel in Wooten Courtenay are among those involved. During the meal, diners will enjoy hearing from the head chef about their local suppliers and why they love Exmoor produce. Local food producers will also be telling their stories - Claire’s Kitchen is teaming up with pork producer Little Oak Farm from Timberscombe on 4th February and Secret Orchard Cider from Nettlecombe on the 10th February at Dulverton village hall.

The series of meals known as the CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club, will take place at top restaurants around Greater Exmoor throughout the year, each with its own unique menu created specifically to celebrate locally sourced produce. The chefs will be showcasing their love of local food whilst also giving their support to the National Park by raising some funds for CareMoor for Exmoor, the authority’s donation scheme which helps keep Exmoor special, £5.00 of every ticket sold goes to Caremoor.

Dan James, Sustainable Economy Manager for Exmoor National Park said ‘The Dining club is part of our joint Eat Exmoor project which is all about spreading the message about the quality of our local food and its link with the landscapes we all love and want to conserve.  We are very grateful to the chef’s hosting an event and supporting CareMoor for Exmoor, our donations scheme which helps fund specific nature, access and heritage projects.’

‘Our partner Visit Exmoor (the official tourism association)  is also publishing a new, free Eat Exmoor food and drink guide and local food lovers can also sign up for a foodie E-Newsletter making sure they hear about all the latest food events going on including those under the banner of  CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club.’

The website contains details of the restaurants and dates of CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club events.

Saturday, 29 July 2017


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

Ageing Well – Promoting health activity

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

Toenail Cutting – Referals are through your own GP

Products and Services - designed for the over 50s.

Volunteering – Admin, exercise leaders, paperwork, befriending

Visit the website at : 

Or call 01823 345627 for further information.