Friday, 2 May 2014

Missing cat

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

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Put this in your diary

At Timberscombe Village Hall on 15th December 2014 6.30pm

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Christmas Floral Workshop

Come along to a Christmas workshop and make

A New design in door wreaths, also a Christmas

Pomander to decorate your home.

£15 (includes both)

Timberscombe village hall

Sunday December 7th

1pm (start)

Refreshments and nibbles included

Please ring Sandra 01643 841856

To reserve a place

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

Please bring own secateurs

Saturday, 19 April 2014


Sunday, 16 March 2014


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

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

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

by Wendy Cook

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Jumble Sale 20th September

Jumble Sale

Saturday 20th  September 2pm

Timberscombe Village Hall

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

For collection please call 01643 841803.

Entrance 50p includes Tea/Coffee and biscuit.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Missing Cats


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

Thursday, 13 March 2014

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

Claire's Kitchen

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

National Heritage Days

Heritage Open Days
13th /14th September
Open 10.00 to 17.00
      Guided Tours, Blacksmithing and Woodturning displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.
Free Admission but donations welcome.
At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road,Timberscombe

Benefice Social - Timberscombe Parishioners

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

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


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

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Timberscombe Show 16th August

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

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

Monday, 10 March 2014

Jazz and BBQ 8th August







Sunday, 9 March 2014

FREE Settee with matching arm chairs

Is there anyone who might like a two seater settee with two matching armchairs?
They are old but are in decent condition and are very comfortable.
Please contact Marion Jeffrey  on if interested.


Saturday, 8 March 2014

Claire's Kitchen

Our next event is July 12th at the Tithe Barn 7.15pm
Also coming up 26th July at Wootton Courtenay - Chef's Table of delights.

To discuss or book places please either email or call me on 07799066638,book early too avoid disappointment as there will be a limited number of places for these, look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

School Anniversary

                The invite is open to all friends of the school.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Seeking Your Animal Stories

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

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

Monday, 3 March 2014

Friday Night Takeaway 27th June

                              Money with order form please.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Old Mill Garden Party 21st June

(Please note this is  NOT at Cowbridge Mill)

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Village Fete 7th June

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




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

Orchards Social Club Events


Friday, 28 February 2014

Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days 10/11th May 2014

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



 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

Timberscombe Defribrillator

The Parish Council has now secured sufficient funding
to purchase a defibrillator with external housing.
A demonstration has been arranged
at 7pm on Thursday 8th May, in the village hall.

This will be followed by the Annual Parish Meeting of Electors and then the Annual Parish Council meeting
  Please come along, all are welcome.

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

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

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