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
Due to planned work on behalf of BT in East Street Templecombe there will be restrictions to traffic flow in the Yew Tree are of the High Street on the Wednesday 13th November 2019. The work is scheduled to take one day and in order to protect the workforce traffic...read more
The Parish Council will host an update on the Manor Farm Development at the scheduled Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday, 12th November in the Village Hall .Origin 3 will be giving the meeting an update starting at 7.15pm which should take approximately 10 mins after...read more
The October 2019 monthly highlights update from the Parish Council is available below. It includes the following items: Traffic Calming Update Recycle More is coming in 2020 Planning - Even More Voices? Parking Restrictions Update News from the Parish Council October...read more