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, 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.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Can you help?

We are looking to find any WEBBER’S still living in Timberscombe who were connected to Hannah Maria Webber, she was born in 1854, her parents were Robert and Ann,  Hannah was still living in Timberscombe in 1911 with her brother Thomas and sister Elizabeth, Hannah had two children, father is not recorded, the children were Emma Jane, born in Timberscombe and Thomas John Webber born in Williton Workhouse, Emma was my husbands great grandmother, Emma’s daughter Elizabeth Baker my husbands grandmother, she was born 1903 in the cottage which overhangs St Petrocks Church, the Webber family were in Timberscombe from early 1800’s some of the family lived and worked in the village of Clicket in 1881.
Thomas Webber died died in 1917 in Timberscombe he left his sister Elizabeth £361 in his will.
We would be very grateful if any surviving Webbers would contact us.
Telephone: 01926 315164
Pat Evans

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

To All Timberscombe Residents - The Timberscombe Parish Plan can be read by clicking on the following link.

The plan covers only those areas which were highlighted by parishioners in the suggestions box or in the village questionnaire which was posted into every house in the parish.

Paper copies of the plan are available in the Lion Inn, the Old Dairy, the Village Hall and the Post Office. Copies of the plan will also be made available at village events. If you have any comments on the plan they can be made by e mailing  or by using the comments box in the Post Office. The plan has taken much longer to complete than we originally expected, as the volunteers were continually drawn between completing the written plan and addressing some of the issues.

Even since writing the plan several items have changed. For example a sign will shortly be appearing on the A396 to warn lorry drivers about the narrow roads in the village.

Quotes have also been obtained for new equipment in the Play Area and an application for a grant for new equipment will soon be made.

The Speedwatch volunteers have begun regular checks and at least one person will be making a court appearance soon.  DRIVE SLOWLY!


Tuesday, 19 March 2013 has received the following e mail.

Dear Timberscombe

I'm not sure how well remembered he is locally, but the Reverend JP Martin, who died in 1966 and was a minister in your village (
Homestead, Willow Bank, Timberscombe, apparently) for 17 years, was also the author of a series of children's books - illustrated by Quentin Blake - that have now been somewhat forgotten. The 'Uncle' books are surreal, playful and wonderful.
I've been a fan of the books since I was a kid and was lucky enough to buy them second hand, so after years of working in publishing I've decided to take the bull by the horns and republish them myself, with the permission of the Martin family.
I know that a few years ago the Uncle fan-group paid for a new memorial bench to be installed - I hope it's still there! Also, this is still in your church, I believe...
Anyway, I thought it would be good to let you know that I was planning this, as I'm sure there must be some people still in the village who remember him. As I can't afford to print these books myself, I'm going to be 'crowdfunding' the publication using a website called kickstarter. Basically, people pledge whatever they like and choose their 'reward' (in this case, for example, £30 for a copy of the book, but there are more options). If the goal doesn't reach the target within 30 days, no-one gets charged. If it does, the money goes to the creator and they do their thing. Here's the link:
I'd love it if anyone who remembered JP wanted to get in touch, and of course I'd also love it if anyone wanted to pledge for the books. Here's the link - please do shout if you have any questions I can answer.

Best, Marcus

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Garden Needs!

Garden Needs!
. Cutting, trimming, lawn, hedges..
. Leaf clearance..
. Weeding, planting...
. No job too small!
Please provide equipment for me and I'll provide a very well & low cost job in return.
 Andrew Stiling
01643 842955

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Coast Builders, Timberscombe

·        Decorating
·        Electrical
·        Extensions
·        Handyman
·        Maintenance
·        Painting
·        Plumbing

Contact Details:
The Studio
Holes Square
TA24 7TJ
Tel: 07823  777872

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Lady's Field B&B

Two on- suite double bedrooms, With use of garden sitting area and Within walking distance of the Village pub. Good Rates 

Contact Stephanie  on 01643 841285