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
An updated planning application has been received for the building of five houses on the site. In 2018 an application for four houses was approved by SSDC but not actioned. The details be seen by following the instructions here Parish Council comments on this...read more
For the latest guidelines on the Covid-19 pandemic and the steps you should take check the Government Website which is updated as the situation changes. To make sure you always have the latest available information bookmark it in your browser. Both Somerset County...read more
SCC have announced a road closure for Church Hill for the purpose of examining the Railway Bridge on behalf of Network Rail. The closure will prohibit all traffic for 60m on Church Hill. The current plan is to close the road between 21.00hrs on the 23rd January until...read more