Covid Vacination Programme

Mendip Country Practice continues to run the Covid vaccination programme at Shape Mendip, Mendip District Council Offices. MDC staff have worked tirelessly and collaboratively with Mendip PCN to provide the venue, staff and many other facilities. They are extremely grateful for all that they are doing and very much hope that after the programme has finished they will be able to build on this collaboration and relationship with other services that both entities provide.

Mendip Country Practice strongly urges anyone in cohorts 1 to 9 ( this is people aged 50 and above, anyone in the at risk group, carers, Health Care Workers or anyone in the household of an immunocompromised person) who have not taken up the offer of a vaccines to do so - either by booking on line - via the SMS message sent from their surgery, phoning their surgery or getting in touch with the CEV Hub via Facebook 

Soon they will be inviting the next cohort - aged 40 to 49. Please wait to be contacted by your surgery, either by SMS message, via phone or telephone. They would urge patients NOT to phone their surgery unless they have been contacted. This has put immense pressure on the reception teams particularly over the last few days, and blocks the telephone system for patients needing appointments with a doctor or nurse.

They also ask patients to check that their surgery has their correct contact details particularly mobile and landline numbers.


Coronavirus Support

Many of you and your partners are fortunate to have longstanding, reliable networks of family and friends but for those not be as fortunate, we think they might welcome the friendship of others very willing to ‘run errands’ and to be an additional source of support and advice at this particularly difficult time. 


If you or someone you know are having to self isolate, then please be aware that a bank of  nearly 50 Holcombe residents have volunteered to help.  This could be picking up a prescription or a bottle of milk, a full week’s shopping or just a chat; please don’t hesitate to phone.  Your call will be in strict confidence.

If you would like any help or advice, please phone either number below in the first instance.  We are mostly available but leave your name and phone number if you get an answer machine and your call will be returned.  After discussing your needs, we will seek to match you with a local volunteer (or perhaps even refer you to a specialist agency if your needs are more complex). 


Please phone: -          Vickie Watts - Tel: 07971 516916                                


For further information about using the Holcombe Support Group or to volunteer, please click on the following links and contact Vickie on 07971 516916 or email


For latest information view the government website:



     4th May 2021                   Annual Parish Council meeting

     25th May 2021                 Annual Parish Council meeting

     1st June 2021                   Parish Council meeting

     6th July 2021                    Parish Council meeting

     3rd August 2021             Parish Council meeting

     7th September 2021      Parish Council meeting

     5th October 2021           Parish Council meeting

     2nd November 2021      Parish Council meeting

     7th December 2021       Parish Council meeting

     4th January 2022            Parish Council meeting

     1st February 2022          Parish Council meeting

     1st March 2022               Parish Council meeting

     26th March 2022             Litter Pick  

     5th April 2022                  Parish Council meeting

     19th April 2022                Annual Meeting of the Parish


Holcombe Parish Council meets the first Tuesday of each month

in the Holcombe Village Hall starting at  7.30pm


The Parish Council has put together an emergency plan so that we are prepared to support the parishioners with any unexpected incident. 

You might like to see the video which was shown at the Somerset Prepared Virtual Event recently.   


Please click on the following link :-


We are blessed to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and extensive footpaths.  Please click the link below to access a super interactive map showing all of the footpaths, bridleways and byways on our doorstep.  Using the map you can even report footpath issues which will notify the Rights of Way team who will then investigate the report and action repairs.

Mendip Times - May 2020 Edition

A number of villagers from across a range of backgrounds have shared their experiences to demonstrate how they are coping with the lockdown during the coronavirus and to provide some food for thought for others in similar circumstances, which will be featured in the May edition of the Mendip Times.  To read the full article please click the following link.

Stepping Up Employment Support

A co-ordinated network of employment and skills support for individuals, employers and businesses seeking support and information in relation to employment, skills, careers and apprenticeships is being rolled out across Somerset under the Step Up Somerset brand to boost existing provision in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

This includes a new one-stop-shop website which will provide

support for individuals who are job hunting, seeking training in new industries or working to strengthen their skills by providing details of employment and skills services and resources. Those who find themselves at risk of or being made redundant can find a full range of support including help with reskilling, financial assistance and wellbeing information.


Employers will be able to gather information on redundancy support for their workforce, staff development and offering apprenticeships or industry placements to young people. The website will also provide a platform for promoting any recruitment or development events available to attend.


For anyone without internet access further one-to-one help can also be provided via a single phone helpline: 0300 790 6275.