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
Are you interested in your Community? Do you want to get involved in it? Can you spare a few hours per month? Why not stand for election to your Parish Council? For more information on how please click on the link below Parish Council Elections 2nd May...read more
There are elections for our District Councils on May 2019 For details see link below...read more
The A357 will be closed in Yenston on 31st January 2019 for one day to allow for road repairs. Please see the attached document for the details and the diversion route. The closure is shown on the map in red and the diversion in blue Yenston Road...read more