Abbas and Templecombe Parish Council

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.

 

Agendas & Minutes

You can view our agendas and minutes for parish council meetings by clicking here.

Councillors & Staff

You can find contact details for our clerk and councillors here.

Latest News

Read articles and news from our parish blog.

Upcoming Events

Find out what’s happening in and around the Parish.

General Village information

For more general village information an Independent website will be found at www.templecombevillage.uk

Click here to visit

Latest News Posts

Supplementary Consultation on Stonehenge Scheme

Highways England are planning to make a number of changes to their plans concerning the A303 at Stonehenge. The consultation process on this matter ends on Tuesday 14th August and members of the public can raise any matters of concern prior to that date. The relevant...

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Co-op plans for the Templars Retreat

To view the information presented by the Co-op at the meeting in the School Village Hall please click on the link below. If you have any comments or feedback for the Co-op please use the link within the material....

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