Timberscombe Playground will remain closed until further notice.

The John Arlott Playing Field (JAPF) committee know that the playground is enjoyed by many people however the safety of the community is the main concern in this strange and uncertain time. The JAPF committee hope that you respect and understand the decisions that they have to make.

The Playground will remain closed for the foreseeable future and maybe opened after any issues raised from the imminent yearly inspection are managed.

The JAPF committee are reluctant to reopen the playground once the inspection has been completed due to the health and safety requirements regarding COVID-19. The government has advised many points with regards to the cleaning of equipment after use, and the limiting of users in the playground at any one time. The committee do not have the resources to manage this and so have decided to keep the playground closed.

However, if there is a demand from the community to have the playground opened then they would welcome a group of volunteers, who would be happy to ensure the playground is cleaned daily and monitored to ensure the rules are being adhered to.

If you would be interested in helping to reopen the playground, please get in touch with either the clerk of the TPC:  or the chair of the JAPF committee, Sue Searle:

Resilience after Coronavirus Webinar

Would you like FREE support to help you secure the financial sustainability of your organisation?

Like many, you may be worried about the financial sustainability of your organisation because of the Coronavirus outbreak. If so, then the RESILIENCE WEBINAR could be just what you are looking for!

The RESILIENCE WEBINAR is FREE and aimed at people leading CICs, Charities or other Social Enterprises in Somerset that self-generate a proportion of their income.

Three, 3-hour webinars that will help you understand the steps and tools needed to achieve financial sustainability for your organisation, followed by…

Two, 1.5-hour individual online sessions to provide bespoke support for your organisation

Somerset Community Foundation is pleased to be commissioning the webinars run by Jane Phillips Coaching.

“Just a note to say how much I’ve enjoyed working with Jane Phillips and that I’ve learnt so much from the Zoom sessions especially the 1 to 1 individual ones.” Sue Wright, Stoke sub Hamdon Community Shop

If you are interested in attending these webinars then please check your eligibility here. Then, to sign up for the webinars, please contact Vicky Dauncey at

Please note: If you have already had support through the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme then unfortunately you are not eligible to attend these webinars.

Brief Synopsis

Sustainability is not just about finance. This course teaches candidates how to use a blended approach of disciplines to provide the building blocks for a financially stable organisation.


Webinar 1:      21st July 2020

Financial management principles

Financial management in emergency and crisis situations

Webinar 2:      23rd July 2020

Market Research

Marketing (Traditional & Digital)

Webinar 3:      28th July 2020

Social Impact

Sources of funding

Bespoke 1-1 support will be completed by 12th August 2020.

The Heart of the South West ESE Programme is receiving funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.