Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
St Petrock’s History Group
Local History Group
for Timberscombe, Wootton Courtenay and Neighbours
View through Time – An Archive of Images of the
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
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
National Heritage Open Days
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
IN AID OF ST PETROCKS’ VESTRY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
Menu based on recipes by Antonio Carluccio
ITALIAN SUPPER EVENING
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)
GRIGLIATA DI VEGETALI CON POLENTA (V)
(GRILLED, MARINATED VEGETABLES WITH POLENTA)
TIRAMISU OR FRUIT SALAD (CONTAINS NUTS)
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 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 MaySummer 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
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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
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
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
9am - 12noon
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 27th August.
RAISING MONEY FOR NEW EQUIPMENT FOR OUR PLAY PARK
or phone 01643 841173
to Book your table
COFFEE / TEA
BOOK EARLY TABLES GOING FAST
IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT DONATE UNWANTED ITEMS
ALL PROCEEDS TO THE PLAY PARK
Friday, 15 December 2017
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
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)
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
Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application forms to be returned by Friday 3rd August 2018
Monday, 11 December 2017
Sunday, 10 December 2017
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
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
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-
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
Fantastic Homemade Lemon Curd and Raspberry Meringue Roulade(GF)
To book for this please email me on email@example.com
or ring me on 07799066638
Sunday, 3 December 2017
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
ST. PETROCK’S GARDENING CLUB
PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR
PLANT SALE AND CREAM TEAS
ST. PETROCK’S CHURCH 3PM-5PM
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28TH MAY
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
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
National Mills Weekend
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
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 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 27 July 2017
New shop to promote Exmoor Food and CraftsA 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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 01398 323665
Head of Planning & Sustainable Development
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
All meetings in Timberscombe Village Hall
5th March * ( n.b. changed to Monday)
No Meeting in August
No Meeting in December
Sunday, 28 May 2017
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
Check out this link which explains how local communities can organise themselves and design a local plan for planning
Thursday, 2 March 2017
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.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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.