Monday, 20 October 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

Sunday, 18 May 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 

Saturday, 17 May 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.

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

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 :  

Saturday, 19 April 2014


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

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.

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.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

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

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.


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.

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.

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.