Welcome to the Batcombe Parish Council Website

The Parish Council's website is continually being developed and will gradually provide more information about the parish of Batcombe, local organisations, news and events - as well as those documents the Parish Council is required to publish.  

BATCOMBE is a parish in the east of Somerset between Frome and Shepton Mallet, which consists of the villages of Batcombe and Westcombe together with a number of outlying hamlets and farmsteads.  At the centre of the parish lies St Mary's Church with its magnificent 16th century tower, the Three Horseshoes pub, and a community centre consisting of the award-winning Jubilee Hall and the Old School Rooms.  (To learn more about the Jubilee Hall and Old School Rooms click on the link to the Village Hall Trust website.)

News about BATCOMBE

Planning Application for five social rented 3 bedroom dwellings and one market housing 3 bedroom dwelling on land at Westcombe Stables Lane, Westcombe. (Ref: 2018/2819/FUL) 

The above planning application has been submitted to the District Council and will be considered by the Parish Council at some point in early January.  (The consultation deadline is January 3rd, but the Parish Council have asked for an extension to consider the application at its meeting on January 9th.)


The Parish Council is aware of a letter from "several concerned residents of Westcombe" that has commented on this application, but which contains a number of misunderstandings about the nature of affordable (social rented) housing and the Parish Council's position on this.  The paper below seeks to address these misunderstandings.


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Social Rented Housing in Westcombe
Social Rented Housing - Westcombe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [66.0 KB]

Events in BATCOMBE

Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday December 19th 2018

Time: 7.30pm 

Place: The Old School, Batcombe

Description: An extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council to consider making a representation regarding the licensing application for the May 2019 Shindig Weekender at Gilcombe Farm.  Residents are welcome to attend and to participate at the discretion of the Chairman.  The Agenda can be downloaded from the Minutes and Agendas page.  This meeting will not be considering the planning application for affordable housing in Westcombe which will be considered in January.


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June Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday June 4th

Time: 8.00pm

Place: The Old School, Batcombe

Description:  The monthly Parish Council meeting.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.  The Agenda and Minutes of previous meetings can be downloaded from the Minutes and Agendas page a week before the meeting.



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