Thursday, 28 December 2017

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Jumble Sale at the Old Dairy

Jumble Sale
Sat 22nd September 2.30pm
At The Old Dairy
Timberscombe

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

History Group


St Petrock’s History Group
Local History Group
for Timberscombe, Wootton Courtenay and Neighbours

Keith Edwards
View through Time – An Archive of Images of the
Quantock Hills

Historic pictures, postcards and photographs of the hills and the surrounding villages,
showing the changing landscape of England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
(AONB). The project by Quantock Hills AONB Service volunteers, led by Keith Edwards.

Clare Maryan Green
Stained Glass – Heritage at Work
Clare is a member of The Somerset Guild of Craftsmen and
is a Freeman of the City of London, enabling her to have the
ancient right to drive her flock of sheep across London Bridge

At St Petrock’s Church, Timberscombe
Next Meeting on Monday 17th September
at 7.00pm
Light refreshments will be provided.
If you would like to become a member then please bring along your £10
annual membership fee along with the £1 per meeting cost.
Cash only please. Visitors £4 each.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days


National Heritage Open Days

COWBRIDGE SAWMILL

OPEN DAYS

Saturday/Sunday

15th /16th September

Open 11.00 to 16.30

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. TA24 7TD

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Italian Evening


         IN AID OF ST PETROCKS’ VESTRY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
 Menu based on recipes by Antonio Carluccio
ITALIAN SUPPER EVENING
   SATURDAY
 8 SEPTEMBER  - 7 FOR 7.30PM
   TIMBERSCOMBE VILLAGE HALL


  GLASS OF PROSECCO OR SOFT DRINK & ANTIPASTI ON ARRIVAL
  SPEZZATINO DI CERVO CON POLENTA E FUNGI
(VENISON STEW WITH POLENTA AND CEPS)

OR
 GRIGLIATA DI VEGETALI CON POLENTA (V)
(GRILLED, MARINATED VEGETABLES WITH POLENTA)

DESSERT
 TIRAMISU OR FRUIT SALAD (CONTAINS NUTS)
COST: £15 PER HEAD

BOOKING BY MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER VIA: TIMBERSCOMBE POST OFFICE OR MARION MONCRIEFF 01643841318  - ON PAYMENT YOU WILL BE GIVEN A FORM TO COMPLETE AND RETURN WITH YOUR MENU CHOICES

Saturday, 23 December 2017

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.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Tai Chi

Age UK Somerset
Feel Great this Autumn - Increase your energy and wellbeing!
Come and try
Shibashi Tai Chi 
Dunster Tithe Barn

**Starting Tues 4th Sept   2-3pm

Gentle, easy to learn, movements improve flexibility, breathing, balance  & co-ordination.  No experience necessary.

These movements can be done standing or sitting, so everyone welcome… 

Cost £4 pay as you go

**Please note the leader is on holiday 25 Sept & 5th Oct)
You can just turn up, but If you would like more information before you go please contact our Ageing Well Team 01823 345626 or ageingwell@ageuksomerset.org.uk.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Have Your Say

Have your say on draft recommendations for Somerset West and Taunton


In May 2018, the government decided to create a new local authority called Somerset West and Taunton Council. The council will replace the existing authorities of West Somerset Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council.
The Commission is now carrying out an electoral review of the new council to decide the number of councillors that should be elected to the authority as well as the names and boundaries of council wards.
We have an open mind about further suggestions from local people to change and improve these recommendations. We will consider all the submissions we receive whoever they are from and whether your evidence applies to the whole of Somerset West and Taunton or just a part of the area.
Below, you can see our proposals for new ward boundaries (in red) and search across the whole of Somerset West and Taunton, even down to street level. You can also click on any ward to find out how many voters are included in it and how many councillors we propose should represent it.
You can submit comments to us or upload a document by clicking on the 'Have your say' link Have your say. You can also draw your own boundaries and annotate the map by clicking on the button.
This stage of the consultation closes on 27 August 2018.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Police warning


BCU21 15082018 warning message


This message is put out at the request of our corporate communications department following a spate of vulnerable victim frauds. There are a number of `stories' that are used, one describes being from the NCA investigating the bank, others refer to errors on computers etc.

Scammers are quick-witted and their stories are very convincing. We urge you to read this advice from @GetSafeOnline and start a conversation with older relatives, neighbours and friends to make sure they are confident to say no to #TelephoneScams https://www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-yourself/telephone-banking-fraud/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Waste Notice

With the continuing hot weather, Somerset Waste Partnership and our collections contractor Kier have agreed that all waste collections from now on will start at the earlier time of 6am to help ease the pressure on crews and vehicles. We would be grateful if you could let your residents know of the change, which will stay in place until cooler weather returns, and of the need to ensure all waste containers are out on time. 
While we will always do our best to keep parishes informed of waste changes, you may find it useful to bookmark the SWP website to see news announcements:
www.somersetwaste.gov.uk

Saturday, 16 December 2017

TABLE TOP SALE /CARBOOT


TABLE TOP SALE /CARBOOT

TIMBERSCOMBE

VILLAGE HALL

9am - 12noon

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 27th August.




RAISING MONEY FOR NEW EQUIPMENT FOR OUR PLAY PARK 
TABLES £5


or phone 01643 841173

to Book your table
COFFEE / TEA

BACON SANDWICHES 
BOOK EARLY TABLES GOING FAST 

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT DONATE UNWANTED ITEMS
 ALL PROCEEDS TO THE PLAY PARK

Friday, 15 December 2017

Timberscombe Show

TIMBERSCOMBE SHOW

SATURDAY, 18th AUGUST, 2.30PM

 TIMBERSCOMBE VILLAGE HALL

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES at 3.30pm 
followed by AUCTION of PRODUCE

Schedule and entry forms are available from
 Timberscombe Post office 
 or phone 841471

REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE, RAFFLE


Thursday, 14 December 2017

St Margaret’s Hospice Community Support Volunteer Service


Do you have a couple of hours to spare on a flexible basis?

Would you like to volunteer in your community?

Could you support our patients and their families in their own home?

If the answer is yes, we need you!

To learn more about this rewarding role, please contact Katie Baker by emailing Community.Support@st-marg-hospice.org.uk 
or calling 0845 070 8 9 10 (option 2)

House to rent


Dulverton

2 Bedroom unfurnished mid-terraced bungalow with garden

to let at a reasonable rent. The property is suitable for:-

a single person, a single parent with 1 child, a couple.

APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE A GENUINE NEED TO BE HOUSED, BE ON A LOW INCOME AND LOCAL FOR A MINUMUM OF 5 YEARS

Energy Performance Certificate Rating of the property D

For application forms telephone:  01237 421020

Or write to:- The Secretary, 16 Myrtle Street,

Appledore, Bideford EX39 1PH


 Application forms to be returned by Friday 3rd August 2018

Monday, 11 December 2017

Change of date for Parish Council Meeting

The Parish Council Meeting for July has been moved from Thursday 12th July to Thursday 26th July in the Village Hall

Sunday, 10 December 2017

How Safe Is Your Private Water Supply?


Having a private water supply can be a real boon but private water supplies often pose a health risk because they are not managed or tested in the same way as public supplies. Common problems include bacteria, heavy metals such as iron, manganese, aluminium, lead and arsenic, as well as nitrates, nitrites, ammonia and other minerals. Sometimes the contamination may affect the appearance, taste or smell of the water but it is often not obvious. The best way to be sure your supply is fit for use is to have regular testing carried out.

Somerset Scientific Services, part of Somerset County Council, have been supplying impartial advice and testing for over 50 years. Contact them for information or a quote for a comprehensive UKAS accredited testing package.

SSSmailbox@somerset.gov.uk  - 01823 355906 - www.somersetscientificservices.co.uk

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Timberscombe History Group






































For further information contact Marion Jeffrey on  841 500

Friday, 8 December 2017

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Message from Claire's Kitchen


Dear All,really looking forward to my next village lunch,I have been so busythis year already,not sure where Christmas went as already halfway through 2018.Next village lunch is Thursday June 28th at 12pm at Wootton Courtenay village hall-
£10.00 per head,free tea and coffee-
Menu-
Mediterrenean Roast Chicken,sage and thyme stuffing,roastie potatoes,seasonal veg and a delicious gravy(can be gluten free,please specify) OR Vegetarian aubergine,tomato,mozzarella penne pasta with ciabatta garlic and parsley bread and avocado salad
Dessert-
Fantastic Homemade Lemon Curd and Raspberry Meringue Roulade(GF)

To book for this please email me on claireskitchen@outlook.com> or ring me on 07799066638

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Orchard Social Club events for June

3rd June  - Breakfast 8.30am - 11am.
9th June - Cream Tea 2.30pm
Bingo every Tuesday 7pm
All events at the Old Dairy

Zing Exercise group Thursdays in the Village Hall

For information please phone John on 01643 841778

Tuesday, 29 August 2017


 ST. PETROCK’S GARDENING CLUB

TIMBERSCOMBE

 PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR

OUR ANNUAL

  PLANT SALE AND CREAM TEAS

AT

ST. PETROCK’S  CHURCH 3PM-5PM

ON

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28TH MAY

ENTRY £1

 CREAM TEAS £2.5O for 2 scones

£1.50 for 1 scone

 PLANTS STALL, CAKE STALL, BOOK STALL,TOMBOLA

Contact 01643 841318 for further information.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Timberscombe Annual Parish Meeting and AGM


Timberscombe Annual Parish Meeting and AGM 

Thursday 10th May 2018

 Timberscombe Village Hall 7pm

 All are invited to attend the above meeting to look at what has been achieved over the last year by the council and more importantly to look at what the community of Timberscombe would like to happen in the coming years. We welcome all ideas that will support the well-being of the community of Timberscombe.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Kath MacDonald - Chairman

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Cowbridge Sawmill


National Mills Weekend

Cowbridge Sawmill 


OPEN DAYS

Saturday/Sunday

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 

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 : la.webb@btinternet.com

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Support Local Producers


New shop to promote Exmoor Food and Crafts
A recently formed group of local food producers and crafts people is opening a brand new shop in The Avenue, Minehead on 15th January.

 Following the recent decision to close the Exmoor Producers Association Shop on Friday Street Minehead, some of its members, along with a many new producers got together to form a new ‘not for profit’ community group.

 Pam Barr herself a local pork farmer from Little Oak Farm, is chairing the new group called Exmoor Food & Crafts. Pam said, “There is real enthusiasm and excitement among our members - the new shop which will allow a great platform for locally produced goods. We’ll be offering a great selection of Exmoor and Greater Exmoor handmade crafts and fabulous food items including honey, jam, chutney and meat.”

 Local producers who might be interested in selling their goods though the new shop are invited email Pamela via info@exmoorfoodandcrafts.co.uk or pop in after 15th January.

 Dan James, Sustainable Economy Manager from Exmoor National Park said, “We’ve been delighted that this new group is going to promote local produce in this way. It is essential that residents and visitors can easily source the items being made here on Exmoor and the new shop will give a real focus for the wider activities of the group. ”

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Exmoor National Park Local Plan


At its meeting on 4th July 2017, Exmoor National Park Authority resolved to adopt the Exmoor National Park Local Plan 2011-2031 (including minerals and waste policies), which wholly supersedes the saved policies of the previous Exmoor National Park Local Plan (2005). 

The Local Plan promotes sustainable development, which enables local communities and businesses to thrive, whilst conserving and enhancing the National Park’s special qualities. The Plan includes a vision, objectives, strategic priorities and also contains both strategic planning policies and development management policies, which will guide development and the use of land in Exmoor National Park until 2031. Now adopted, the Local Plan is the statutory development plan and forms the basis for planning decisions within Exmoor National Park.

The adopted Local Plan, together with its Policies Map and adoption statement, are available online.  Alternatively, the Local Plan and associated documents can be viewed at the offices of Exmoor National Park Authority and North Devon and West Somerset councils as indicated in the attached adoption statement. 
Anyone requiring further information on the Exmoor National Park Plan should contact localplan@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk or 01398 323665



Kind regards

David Wyborn

Head of Planning & Sustainable Development

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Parish Council Meeting Dates 2018

All meetings in Timberscombe Village Hall
.
11th January
8th February
5th March * ( n.b. changed to Monday)
12th April
10th May
14th June
12th July
No Meeting in August
13th September
11th October
8th November
No Meeting in December

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Donating Your Winter Fuel Payment


An Idea Worth Warming To

Somerset Community Foundation has launched this year’s Surviving Winter campaign, encouraging people to join the growing number of contributors who donate some or all of their Winter Fuel Payment each year to help local people living in fuel poverty.

Last year, over 400 older people in Somerset were helped to keep warm and better connected through the winter months, thanks to local donors and pensioners who gave to Surviving Winter.

When a person receives their Surviving Winter grant, it doesn’t just go towards paying the heating bill. It is also the first step towards connecting them to a local community partner; this can become the foundation for a new relationship that can help to overcome the isolation and loneliness many older people experience.

Help Somerset Community Foundation reach their target of raising £100,000 to help 500 isolated and vulnerable older people this year.

To donate to Surviving Winter, visit www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter or call 01749 344949. Gift Aid forms are also available to download from the Somerset Community Foundation website.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Neighbourhood Planning

Check out this link which explains how local communities can organise themselves and design a local plan for planning


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Thursday, 2 March 2017

NEW VILLAGE AGENT FOR WEST SOMERSET


Providing people in West Somerset’s communities with easier access to information and services.
Hello, I would like to introduce myself as the new Village Agent for West Somerset. My name is Kristy Hirons and I am looking forward to being able to meet many of you within our community very soon.
The role of a Village Agent is to bridge the gap between isolated, excluded, vulnerable and lonely individuals and statutory and/or voluntary organisations which offer specific solutions to identified needs. All of the support that I offer is free and confidential.
·         Do you live alone, have a problem and are not sure who to turn to?
·         Do you need some help finding  the right agency, service or people to help?
·         Are you a carer that needs help and support?
·         Does your community have a collective problem that needs a kick-start?
·         You’re just finding life a bit hard going at the moment?

I am here to help.
I am based in Minehead but will visit all areas of West Somerset. I will be available at the Talking Cafe at The Beach Hotel, Minehead every Monday morning between 10am and 1pm. There, you will able to book an appointment to see me or just pop in for a chat if you are passing. I work 5 days a week and will answer my mobile if I am able to. If I don’t answer, please do leave me a message and I will call you back as soon as I can.
 You may see me walking around the villages or at local groups and coffee mornings. If you do, please come and say “Hello”, I’d love to have a chat and perhaps a biscuit or two! If you’d prefer, I am more than happy to visit you in your home.
So any query, large or small – get in touch.

Kristy@somersetrcc.org.uk   07931017889




Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Timberscombe Film Club


Showing 6 films in 2017 in the Village Hall

23rd September - Sully

28th October- The Light Between the Ocean

25th November- Gnomeo and Juliet

Membership £12 per year. Free entry to films.

Application forms available from

the Post Office, Joy Booth or Rosemary Conquer.