Abbas and Templecombe Parish Council
Welcome to the website provided by Abbas and Templecombe Parish Council. Our historic village is situated in eastern Somerset close to Wincanton (5 miles) and Yeovil (13 miles). We are also close to the Dorset and Wiltshire county boundaries. We are ideally setup for easy motoring with the A30 (2 miles) and the A303 (5 miles).
The Knights Templars had a preceptory here and trained their members before they went to fight in the Holy Wars and the name of the village is related to this.
We are on the London Waterloo to Exeter Railway and have regular services in both directions all week which makes our village of 1,500 persons unique. Before the Beeching Report the Somerset and Dorset Railway had a major junction in the village. There is also a regular bus between Wincanton and Yeovil.
Farming is an important industry in the village and we also have a major high tech employer, Thales, who occupy the land released when the Somerset and Dorset Railway closed.
The village has an excellent Recreation Ground the “Rec” which is well maintained and is regularly used by football teams and our tennis court is used mainly by the Templecombe Tennis Club. We have an excellent selection of children’s play equipment which was augmented in 2015 by a range of up to the moment equipment.
The Parish Council is made up of eleven members plus a Clerk and is proud of the facilities provided with one of the lowest precepts per property in South Somerset.
Latest News Posts
Subject to no election being requested ABBAS AND TEMPLECOMBE PARISH COUNCIL Council is looking for one new member, and co-option will Take place at a meeting of the Parish Council. Meetings are held On the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Templecombe Village Hall...read more
PARISH OF ABBAS AND TEMPLECOMBE NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Section 87 of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy has occurred on the Parish Council and, unless a request for election to be held is submitted in Writing to the Proper Officer...read more
Thales have provided the information used at the Public Consultation Meeting on 3rd July regarding their site expansion plans. Thales are in the process of incorporating feedback from interested parties in preparation for a full planning application expected to be...read more