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
The application to build homes at Manor Farm has been resubmitted for approval. The major change is that the total number of houses has been reduced from 76 to 60 homes- this is a welcome reduction and shows that making your objection known can achieve something. New...read more
On Saturday 4th July we were able to open all of the recreation ground facilities. The government issues guidelines on 26th June and since then a small group of parish councillors have worked extremely hard to ensure that we could meet the necessary guidelines for...read more
It appears that the Planning Application to build 76 Houses at Manor farm is likely to be discussed by the Area East Committee at their August Meeting. Clearly ay this time it is not possible to know if the meeting will be a face to face meeting or a virtual meeting -...read more