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

Shindig Weekender Premises Licence Application

The application for a premises licence for the 2019 Shindig Weekender at Gilcombe Farm near Bruton in May has been refused by South Somerset District Council.  The reasons for the refusal were the late submission of documents relating to health and safety, last minute agreement of conditions with the police, concern over the increase in the size of the festival from 6,500 to 9,999 people and representations from Batcombe Parish Council and from local people who had been impacted by the noise from previous music festivals.  Residents of Batcombe may recall the severe disruption caused by the 2017 Shindig Weekender.   The organisers do have the right of appeal against this decision.  Copies of the representation made by the Parish Council and the Decision Notice issued by South Somerset DC can be downloaded below:

Parish Council Representation regarding the Shindig Music Festival
Shindig Festival Letter December 2018.pd[...]
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Shindig Weekender Premises Licence Decision Notice
Shindig Decision Notice.pdf
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Road Closure - Kale Street

The Parish Council has been notified that an Order closing part of Kale Street will come into effect on February 18th.  This is to allow Kier for Bristol Water to carry out new connection works in the street.  The Order remains in force for eighteen months and the work is expected to take five days.  The section closed is a distance of 15 metres approximately 80 metres from the junction with Back Lane.


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Events in BATCOMBE

Batcombe Film Society - "The Midwife"

Friday February 22nd 2019

Time: 7.15pm for 7.45pm 

Place: The Jubilee Hall, Batcombe

Description: A delightful, bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different women.  Claire is a gifted and dedicated midwife who one day receives a phone call from her father's former mistress who disappeared 30 years before and now wants to meet her again.  A film of great charm, warmth and gentle humour.  (French with subtitles).


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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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