St James Church, Beercrocombe, is a church in the Seven Sowers Benefice which covers Beercrocombe, Curry Mallet, Hatch Beauchamp, Orchard Portman,
Staple Fitzpaine, Stoke St Mary (with Thurlbear) and West Hatch. The Benefice is part of the Diocese of Bath and Wells in the Church of England
The Trust was set up in 1978 with the proceeds of the sale of the schoolroom and adjoining school house which had been left "for the good of the parish" at the
time of the sale of the Wyndham Estate in the 1920s. More information at Village Trust.
Beercrocombe’s ‘Reading Room’
In 2009 the phone box on the Village Green at Beercrocombe was converted to a book exchange. This was done to preserve the phone box for the village and
to give it a useful purpose. We had support from individuals and the Parish Council to undertake the project. It has since proved very popular and is well used,
with readers apparently coming from as far away as Stoke St Mary. Please feel free to take a book and replace it with another. We like to encourage fairly
current paperbacks. Hardbacks are more of a problem because of the limits on space, although there is usually room on the top shelf for these. If the shelves are
full please leave your books in a plastic bag in the phone box and we will put them on the shelves when space permits. Unfortunately, we have two enemies -
damp and snails! The snails love the spines of the books, and devour them with gusto. This leaves the spines looking very tatty and unappetising to use, although
the books are still fine, so hopefully you won’t be put off exploring them. We try to limit the damage but they still seem to get through our defences.
Beercrocombe's Village Hall
The Curry Mallet and Beercrocombe village hall is situated in Curry Mallet, just opposite the Bell Inn. It can be rented for parties or other events for a reasonable
hire charge. Contact Mike Bawler for bookings on 01823 480163. The Management Committee is chaired by Paul Jervis, email email@example.com.
Buses and Community Transport
Isle Valley Transport run a service to Taunton, route 901(Timetable). Bus services to Beercrocombe are limited to the Slinky Service. This is an "accessible" or
"Demand Responsive Transport" service funded by Somerset County Council for people unable to access conventional transport. The service can be used for a
variety of reasons such as getting to local health appointments or exercise classes, visiting friends and relatives, going shopping or for social reasons. You can also
use the Slinky as a link to other forms of transport.
Parents with young children, teenagers, students, the elderly, the retired and people with disabilities could all be eligible to use the Slinky bus service.
You will be eligible to use the Slinky bus if you:
• Do not have your own transport
• Do not have access to a public bus service (i.e. on the day/time you need)
• Or have a disability which means you cannot access a public bus
If you are eligible to use the service you will first need to register to become a member of the scheme. You must complete a registration form and return it to the
booking office before using the service for the first time.
Community Transport is also provided by a number of independent charitable, non-profit-making groups, companies and organisations. Within South Somerset
• SSVCA Community Transport - 01935 477399 or their website Their minibuses are available for the benefit of not-for-profit organisations, community groups
and people living in South Somerset area who experience difficulties accessing mainstream transport services. They have a fleet of 14 accessible minibuses that
have seating capacity from 5 to 16, and all have ramps or tail lifts with equipment for safe carriage of wheelchairs, meeting all regulatory standards. They charge
per mile. An answer phone service is available outside of their office hours, which are 9am to 5pm.
For more information on Community Transport visit their website
• Martin Coles (West Hatch) - 01823 480930
• Nick Rutter (Ilminster) - 01460 52951
• Sandpits (Langport) - 01458 251476
Community Oil Purchase Scheme
There are a number of dentists that take NHS patients. To find one in the local area NHS Choices provide a search facility here
The nearest surgeries are at North Curry and Langport
• North Curry Health Centre - 01823 490505
• Langport Surgery - 01458 250464
There are two garages in Hatch Beauchamp:
• Hatch Green Garage does repairs and MOTs - 01823 480338
• Hatch Beauchamp Garage does repairs and MOTs - 01823 480270
There is also a garage, shop and filling station at Thornfalcon.
The Curry Mallet Village Stores provides a range of local foods, drinks and crafts and household basics. It also provides Post Office services, cash and banking.
Their café serves homemade cakes and light lunches and a deli counter, with takeaway soups and sandwiches. The Post Office is open whilst the shop is open.
Opening times - Summer time
8.00 to 5.30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8.00 to 1.00 Wednesday
8.30 to 5.00 Saturdays
9.00 to 1.00 Sundays (closed on Sundays from January 2019)
Proprietors: Phil and Jane Scott - 01823 480236
The Parish Magazine is produced monthly and can be obtained for a small contribution - currently £1 per month or £6 per annum. This contains details of local
businesses, information relating to the parish and local churches and village news. To subscribe contact Jane Kilgour - 01823 480251.
The Beer and Curry Takeaway newsletter is produced quarterly and is delivered free to all households in Beercrocombe and Curry Mallet. This contains details of
forthcoming events in the two villages, and items of general information.
Village notice boards can be found at the following locations:
• Beercrocombe - in the bus shelter, on the village green
• Curry Mallet - opposite the Curry Mallet Stores and at Popes Cross
Dairy Crest Ltd, Galmington, Taunton - 01823 350895
The mobile library will visit the Village Green - Allen's Farm - at Beercrocombe every four weeks on a Thursday afternoon between 2.05 - 2.25 p.m. The dates
for 2020 are given below. Please support this valuable service.
16 January 30 July
13 February 27 August
12 March 24 September
9 April 22 October
7 May 19 November
4 June 17 December
See the Beer and Curry Takeaway, or the village noticeboards, for updates on the service. Information is also available from Somerset Libraries
Co-ordinator for Curry Mallet is Godfrey Townrow - 01823 480899
Co-ordinator for Beercrocombe is Mike Rastrick - 01823 481840
The Curry Mallet Stores carries a range of newspapers and you can order your paper or magazines and collect in store.
Doorstep deliveries can be arranged through TH Sales, 4 Homefield Close, Creech St Michael, Taunton TA3 5QR - 01823 443149
• The Bell Inn at Curry Mallet - 01823 480310
• The Hatch Inn at Hatch Beauchamp - 01823 480245
• The Far Canal Inn at Wrantage - 01823 480210
• The Crown Inn at Fivehead - 01460 281919
All of these pubs do food.
Roads / Potholes
Members of the Public should telephone Highways direct on 0845 345 9155. If that is not successful contact Graham Harvey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rubbish Collection / Recycling
Services are provided by Somerset Waste Partnership. Their website contains a lot of information.
General rubbish (black bins) is collected every other Wednesday. Recycling (paper, tins, bottles, plastic bottles, cardboard and foil) is collected every week on
Wednesdays. Items not collected can be disposed of at the recycling plant at Priorswood, Taunton.
Properties that fall within Taunton Deane (those on Rock Hill) may have different arrangements. Asda also has collection bins for clothing and books.
Telephone 01935 462462 to report fly-tipping - a local story - or requests for sand bags and 01823 625700 for queries regarding non-collection of, or loss of,
wheelie-bin and re-cycling containers.
A number of village events (music, quizzes, the village fete etc) are held during the course of the year. These usually take place in the village hall and are publicised
in the Beer and Curry Takeaway. Look out for posters - on telegraph poles and notice boards around the villages - as well.
South Somerset District Council
This is the local authority covering Curry Mallet and Beercrocombe. The main offices are in Yeovil. For all enquiries telephone 01935 462462.
The nearest Vets are in Langport and Ilminster. Details can be found in Yellow Pages.
The agent for our village is Chris Wilkinson, who can be contacted on 07375 371 546 or email@example.com. Somerset Village & Community Agents are
brought to you by CCS. They provide confidential, practical community-based solutions for you, wherever you are in Somerset. Your local CCS Village Agent
can be contacted directly, or by referral through your Doctors surgery.
CCS Community Agents can only be contacted by a referral from your doctors or Adult Social Care Services. Due to growing demand, we also have other
Agents who give much more specialised support in the areas of Cancer, Mental Health, Hospital-based and Transport support - click here to find out more.
There is a mass of information about the local area, and indeed all of Somerset, at the Somerset Heritage website. If you want to explore the local footpath
name, it holds an enormous library of maps that cover the whole UK. And of course, Bing Maps has a choice of overlays, one being the Ordance Survey map.
Both villages have web sites containing lots of useful information and regular updates on village events.
A number of window cleaners operate in the area:
• Bawden Cleaning - 01823 270380
• Andy Jubb - 01823 276613
• Kane Clean - 0790 9813579