Friday, 30 December 2016

Homefinder in Timberscombe

There are two bungalows available to rent in Orchard Way, Timberscombe the information and how to apply can be found on homefinder website,www.homefindersomerset.co.uk

Thursday, 29 December 2016


Timberscombe Parish Council

Applications are invited for the post of

CLERK


4 Hours per week at Local Council pay scales

 Closing date:  Thursday 15th June

For further information contact Katherine Macdonald

Tel:  07977 542905

Email: kathjmacdonald@hotmail.co.uk


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Jumble Sale

There will be a
Jumble Sale
at the Old Dairy
on Saturday 10th June
50p entrance which includes refreshments.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

OSC Events in May

7th Breakfast 8.30am - 11am
21st Sunday Lunch 1pm Bookings only
12th Beetle Drive 7.30pm
Zing Sports Thursday mornings in the Village Hall

Monday, 26 December 2016

Timberscombe and its neighbours - a Historical Perspective

YOU are warmly invited to attend a lecture given by
Mary Siraut, County Editor of Somerset Victoria County History
Timberscombe and its neighbours
a Historical Perspective
at Timberscombe Village Hall  on Saturday 3rd June at 2.30pm 

This lecture, illustrated with slides, will be of great interest to those who would like to know more about the history of ancient Exmoor villages such as Timberscombe. Admission is £5 per ticket and includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Tickets should be purchased in advance from Timberscombe Post Office or by cheque made payable to the ‘St Petrock’s Vestry Improvement Fund’ and posted to Mrs M Moncrieff, Waterside, Great House Street, Timberscombe TA24 7TQ [01643 841 318]. Please enclose an sae or collect tickets on the day.
All proceeds will go into a Fund for a disabled toilet within a re-designed vestry in the church. The plans for this significant project will be on display in St Petrock’s Church over this Patronal Feast celebration weekend.
Do visit the church where there will be a display of cottage garden flowers based on the contributions given by those in the village and assisted by our wonderful flower arrangers at the church. There will also be a range of documents and items of historical interest on show. Pamphlets will be available describing areas of interest inside the church and in the churchyard, illustrated with photographs. There will also be a Cake Sale on Saturday morning.
Tea and coffee will be available in the church on Saturday 3rd from 10.00am except when it is closed for the duration of the Lecture which will be held in the Village Hall.  On Sunday 4th, the church will be open between 10.00am and 5.00pm. Following this there will be a Songs of Praise Service followed by wine and cheese. All donations will go into the Fund for the new toilet facility which will benefit the local community.  Thank you for your support.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Duck Race


Friends of Timberscombe First School are organising...

The annual Duck Race which will be held on

Thursday 25th May


There will be hotdogs, cakes and drinks for sale after school and then we will all be walking down together to Bickham Field where the race will take place at 4.30pm

Please come along and cheer the ducks on as the children 'help' them down the river!

Lots of splashing fun!

Ducks are on sale in School and at the Post Office.

£1 per duck, and if your duck comes in 1st, 2nd or 3rd you'll win a cash prize! - £20, £15 or £10!

There is also a Golden Duck Trophy for the child who sells the winning duck!

- Wellies, waterproofs and towels are advisable!!

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Can you help?

The annual Village Hall Spring Clean 
will take place on Saturday 20th May 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!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Claire's Kitchen News


Dear All - I am delighted to announce that my ready meals will be going into The Villagers Stores in Wootton Courtenay on Saturday 13th May. Becky and I  will be in store between 10am and 11am giving out free tasters. Ready meals will be available for purchase from the freezer daily. Look forward to seeing you there.

Claire from Claires Kitchen and the Amazing Fly Monkeys have started a new venture and that is ‘Wild Exmoor’ - untamed cuisine on location throughout Exmoor. We are making a series of programmes/films of a journey across Exmoor with myself cooking in a whole variety of different locations all outdoors in the wild…, some iconic landmarks, some scenic locations, some completely wild etc. but essentially all promoting Exmoor, food, the location/venue and of course ourselves. We are being supported and backed by the ENP and Visit Exmoor.
To give you an idea of what we are doing I have attached links to two sample videos. These are short samples to music, but the actual videos are more in the way of a mini programme with dialog. We have a website under construction. Hope you enjoy them. 


Claire x

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days

COWBRIDGE SAWMILL

OPEN DAYS

Saturday/Sunday

13th/14th May 2017

Open 11.00 to 16.30
Guided Tours, Craft Displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.

Free Admission but donations welcome.

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

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Breakfast Sunday 7th May

Breakfast at the Old Dairy.
  8.30am to 11am
Full English Breakfast 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.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Timberscombe and Dunster Election Results

I, Elisa Day, being the Deputy Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each Candidate at the said election is as follows:

Name of Candidate             Description (if any)     Number of Votes*

MCQUILLAN, Lucy Eleanor        Green Party                             38 

PARBROOK, Andrew Forbes       Conservative Party                 115 

PILKINGTON, Peter Charles        Liberal Democrats                  174 ELECTED

SMITH, Maureen Anne                 Labour Party                            23 


And I do hereby declare that Peter Charles Pilkington is duly elected

Friday, 16 December 2016

Thursday, 15 December 2016

JUMBLE SALE

  Saturday, 29th April at 2.00pm

at Timberscombe Village Hall

 Bric-a-Brac, Clothes, Books, Childrens Toys, 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 6pm and 7pm or on Saturday between 9.30 – 11am. Also at Timberscombe Post Office during the previous week.
For collection of items please phone 841471 or 841803

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Monday, 12 December 2016

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Request from Timberscombe Parish Council


A worrying increase in incidents of dog fouling was reported at the February Parish Council Meeting.
Treading in dog excrement is unpleasant and poses a health risk.

All dog owners are asked to clean up after their dog and help to make our village a pleasant place in which to walk.
It is an offence not to clear up after your dog. There are forms in the Post Office to report anyone seem committing this offence. It can also be reported at the West Somerset Council website at : https://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk/Forms/Report-Dog-Fouling

Friday, 9 December 2016

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Claire's Kitchen


Dear All, very pleased to announce my next POP UP-French night at Millers The Anchor Porlock Weir, overlooking the sea, March 21st for one night only, 7pm. Limited Spaces left-
Ticket Price £35.00 for 4 courses,£40.00 for 5 courses
Menu-
Double Baked Three cheese and chive Souffle Soupe au Pistou
6 Hour French Roasted Local Lamb,marinaded with rosemary,garlic and thyme,served with delicious Boulangere Potatoes(slices of potatoes cooked with stock and herbs finished with the lamb juices)served with seasonal vegetables and a reduction (V)Wild mushroom and tarragon Pithivier served with Boulangere potatoes and seasonal vegetables Chocolate Delice served with a cherry clafoutis icecream
5 th course is French cheese slate with Claires Kitchen homemade chutney.
There will be Christopher Piper wines for sale for this evening.

Please email me on claireskitchen@outlook.com ,call 07799066638, if you would like to book a ticket, either meat or vegetarian option.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch
17th February 2017
At the Old Dairy 1pm
Home Made Soup
Roast Beef with all the trimmings and fresh veg
Vegetarian Option available
Choice of Desserts
Glass of Wine
Tea/Coffee
All for  just £5
To book for this event please call John
on 01643 841778

Friday, 2 December 2016

Hoover washer/dryer in working order



                                                
Hoover washer/dryer in working order free to a good home.
For further information contact Marion at :

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Publication of Accounts for the Parish Council

Accounts can be viewed up to and including 1st August 2017

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

VILLAGE AGENT NEWS

Have you made a New Year’s resolution?  Maybe to get fit or join a group or club?  In order to feel happy and mentally positive, we need to look after our bodies, because our emotions, mental state and bodies are all related to one another. This means feeding ourselves good food, taking an adequate amount of exercise, and engaging in other activities that make us feel happy and connected to the world.

Locally there are lots of opportunities to join in with activities, from keep fit classes at the Moorland Hall Wheddon Cross, to the Pastimes Club at Hanover Court, Dulverton, book groups, gardening groups, history groups, craft groups and the WI – Exmoor really does have something for everyone!  So why not set yourself a new goal for the new year and try something different?

The next meeting of the Exmoor Carers Group will be on Monday 30th January at the Rest & Be Thankful, Wheddon Cross, 12-2pm.  All welcome!

I can hardly believe it has been four years that I have been writing in this magazine as your Village Agent, but sadly this will be the last piece that I will be submitting as I will be handing over the reins to someone new very shortly.  Thank you for the friendships and many happy memories made along the way, I will still be actively working for the Community Council for Somerset but just in a different role so my working ties with Exmoor will still remain as strong as ever!

Caroline Harding, Village Agent, Tel : 07908 160733, e-mail : caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Claire's Kitchen


Coming soon from Claire’s Kitchen:

1.      Mother’s Day Lunch March 26th, at Wootton Courtenay Village Hall, 1pm start, to book your table please either email  claireskitchen@outlook.com or call me on 01643841367/07799066638.There will be a licensed bar and a rose for the mums.

2.      Our first Chilled Takeaway February 3rd or 4th, delivery times available are either Friday during the day until 4pm or Saturday morning, delivered to your door chilled on either Friday or Saturday, collection also available-
To Book email claireskitchen@outlook.com or call 07799066638-01643 841367, Payment on delivery


For further details of Claire’s Kitchen see:
https://www.facebook.com/Claires-Kitchen-721282917991846/

Claire Lynch

Monday, 3 October 2016

Claire's Kitchen


Dear All - Firstly Happy New Year, may 2017 be prosperous and healthy. I would also like to say how well the Christmas puddings  and chutneys sold, monies collected are over £300.00 and I will be giving this to the Wootton Courtenay Village Hall, well done villagers and thank you to those that prepped.There is lots for Claires Kitchen to be excited about already in 2017,having launched the Frozen Ready Meals, deliveries have now started again and there will be some frozen ready meals going into our wonderful Villagers stores next week for sale. Please see menu below, orders can be placed either by email to claireskitchen@outlook.com or call 07799066638/01643841367. Free delivery to Wootton Courtenay ,Timberscombe and Minehead.

Dates of Claires Kitchen pop ups-

Village Lunch Friday 20th January 12pm Venue-Wootton Courtenay Village Hall
To book places for this either call me on number as above or email as above.
Valentines Sunday Lunch February 12th 1pm Venue-Wootton Courtenay Village hall /Bring your own drink, no corkage charged. Menu to follow,a rose for the ladies.
Mothers Day Sunday Lunch March 26th 1pm Venue –Wootton Courtenay Village Hall,menu to follow.
There will also be cookery schools too,dates to follow.

Claires kitchen frozen ready meals menu


Most foods will be gluten free and will have (gf) Options are for 1 or 2 portion meals
Beef
(gf)  Cottage Pie    (1) £3.99 (2 persons) £7.50
(gf   Moussaka       (1) £3.99 (2 persons) £7.50
Lasagna al Forno   (1) £3.99 (2 persons) £7.50
(gf)Slow Cooked Shin of Beef with melting onions-
cooked until meltingly tender, served with carrots, broccoli and creamy mash (1)£4.75 (2pers)£9.25
Steak and Mushroom Pie, served with seasonal veg and creamy mash         (1) £4.75 (2 pers)   £9.25

Lamb
(gf)Shepherds Pie (1) £3.75  (2 pers) £7.25
Neck of Lamb Hotpot  (1) £4.75(2 pers) £9.25

Chicken
(gf)Mediterranean Chicken slowly cooked with rosemary and shallots served with a beautiful gravy, served with seasonal veg and roast potatoes (1)£3.99 (2 pers) £7.50
Chicken and Leek Pie, served with creamy mash (1) £3.99
(2 pers) £7.50


Pork Free Range from Little Oak Farm
 Pork Sausages with an onion gravy, served with a creamy mash (1) £3.99 (2 pers) £7.50
 Slowly Roasted Pork Belly served with a Claire’s Kitchen cider gravy, seasonal veg and creamy mash (1) £4.00 (2 pers) £7.75

Vegetarian
(gf)Claires Kitchen Vegetable Balti(mild) served with pilau rice(1) £4.25 (2 pers)£8.00
Vegetarian Mixed Bean Chilli, served with pilau rice
(1) £3.75 (2 pers) £7.25
(gf)Vegetarian Chickpea and Apricot Tagine served with
cous-cous (1) £3.75 (2 pers) £7.25
(v)Vegetarian Lasagna (1) £3.99 (2 pers) £7.50

Fish
(gf)Gorgeous Fish Pie with a leek bechamel, with a creamy chive mash (1) £4.50 (2 pers) £8.75
Cod with a Parsley Sauce (1) £4.50 (2pers) £8.75

SIDES
Creamy Mash (1)£1.25
Dauphonoise Potatoes (1) £1.50
Carrots And Peas with a Mint Butter  (1)£1.50
Pilau Rice (1) £1.25

Puddings
Sticky Toffee with a Butterscotch Sauce (1) £2.75
Apple Crumble (1) £2.50
Rhubarb Crumble (1) £2.50
Bread and Butter Pudding (1) £2.50
Sticky Toffee Ice Cream (1)  £2.50

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Somerset Waste Collections

Changing days for collections
Kerbside collections are unchanged before Christmas, and all collections of all materials resume from Monday 9 January on their usual days.
From Monday 26 December to Friday 6 January, with garden waste services suspended, all other collections are one day later.
That includes a Monday pick-up on Tuesday 27 December and Friday pick-ups on Saturday 31 December and Saturday 7 January. 
Minehead Recycling Centre
Address: Mart Road Industrial Estate, Minehead, TA24 5BJ
Telephone: 01643 707894
Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm 7 days a week
This centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

VILLAGE AGENT NEWS

The adult social care team are holding a Christmas drop-in at Beckett House in Williton on Tuesday 6th December where you can come along a meet an adult social care worker, a CAB worker and other agencies who can offer you help and advice if you are worried about a friend or family member.   This is a great way to gain immediate access to an adult social care worker and to find out what help is available for those in need, so why not pop along for a coffee, mince pie and a chat?

The Beach Hotel in Minehead is hosting a community meal on alternate Wednesday evenings between 5pm and 6pm.  The cost of the meal is £5 per person for 2 courses and special dietary needs can be catered for upon request.  To book a table just call The Beach Hotel on 01643 704765.

As the weather is starting to get colder many people worry about putting their heating on.  If you are concerned about the cost of your heating bills please do get in contact with me for help and advice about organisations that may be able to help reduce your energy bills. 

Well another year seems to have whizzed by (I’m not sure where it went!), so all that remains for me to say is that I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year.

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 : caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Christmas Bingo

Monday 12th December in the Village Hall
7pm doors open for 7.30pm eyes down.
Special cash Flyer of at least £150.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Claire's Kitchen


Dear All - I am doing Christmas puddings,c hutneys with the village again to raise funds for the Wootton Courtenay village hall . All items will be available for purchase in our brilliant Village shop and also at the Village Christmas Lunch Novemeber 30th. Anyone who is free for prepping please can you be at the Village hall next Thursday 2nd November from 9am until 1.45pm, the more the merrier and you will be fed. If you are available please can you let me know by phone 07799066638 or email claireskitchen@outlook.com ,thankyou xxx

Friday, 22 January 2016

Ashley Jackson Sings

The orchards Social Club

Presents an evening with the fantastic

Ashley Jackson

In Timberscombe Village Hall

Saturday 19th November

Adults £8 children £4

Price includes a buffet meal

Bar available

Tickets now on sale 01643 841778

Limited places so please book early

Bag2school Collection


A bag2school collection will take place on Thursday 17th November at Timberscombe School.
The items can be in any form of bag but no bedding, curtains or bric-a-brac. Just clothing and shoes really. They get weighed and the school receives so much money per pound.
The collection will take place early on 17th so items must be delivered to the school from 14th to 16th November.
Many thanks for your help.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

VILLAGE AGENT NEWS

Are you sitting comfortably…?
A new campaign developed by Public Health Devon launched this week called ‘Are you sitting comfortably?’ – to highlight the risks of sedentary behaviour - plus simple things you can do to break it up and move more during your day.  We know that being active is great for our health but frequent movement during the day is just as important as regular physical activity.
Even if an individual is active, if they spend a long time being sedentary each day they are still at risk of harming their health – so it’s important to raise awareness of the need to reduce and interrupt sedentary behaviour alongside the benefits of being active.
To support the campaign, Public Health Devon have developed a video clip, infographic and ‘sitting calculator’.  As most people are probably unaware of how sedentary they are, these digital tools are designed to raise awareness, trigger realisation and offer ideas for small changes that can make a difference.
Take a look at https://new.devon.gov.uk/adultsocialcareandhealth/health-and-wellbeing/are-you-sitting-comfortably/sitting-calculator/

The Exmoor Carers Group will next be meeting on Monday 28th November (12 -2pm)  at the White Horse, Exford, please contact me if you are thinking of coming along.
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 : caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk


Monday, 18 January 2016

Note from FOTS

Dear Parents, Relatives, Teachers and Friends,

Thank you so much to all of you who contributed in some way to the Sponsored Walk and Soup Lunch last Sunday.

People have donated time, food and expertise and I hope you will all agree it feels lovely to be part of such a supportive and friendly community.

It was a brilliant first event of the year so thank you all for your support!

I'm pleased to announce that the total raised, after all expenses,

                  was........ £ 1,187.42
     This includes £101 made on the raffle alone!
       £207 made on soup, hotdogs and cakes.        
              £879.42 made on the sponsorship!

The winner of the Sponsorship champion Trophy was

 Eve Forsyth

raising a very impressive £173!

I would like to say a huge WELL DONE to all the children who took part in this competition and to all the parents and carers for helping them.

Their outstanding effort has made such a difference and I think you will agree they had lots of fun too!

At the next FOTS (Friends of Timberscombe School) meeting we will be discussing the next exciting event - The Christmas Fair.

This will be held on Friday 9th December at 3pm in Timberscombe Village Hall.

We will be looking for help and support with this event but most importantly, please come along if you can!

I hope you all have a lovely and well deserved half term break!

Gemma.

On behalf of FOTS

 Dates for your Diary-

Next Meeting -  Wednesday 2nd November at 9am in school.

Christmas Fair – Friday 9th December at 3pm TVH.