Combe Hay Community Emergency Plan: 

Combe Hay Community Emergency Plan – October 2022

Combe Hay Emergency plan focuses on community emergencies – i.e. those emergencies or incidents which affect the wider community.  Examples might include extreme weather, fire, explosions, pandemics, major transport incidents, loss of critical infrastructure (power, water, telecoms, food), terrorist incidents, etc.

If a community emergency happens, there will be a multi-agency response involving the emergency services, local authorities, utilities and voluntary agencies, usually co-ordinated by the BANES Emergency Management Team.

The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for local action (by residents of Combe Hay) in a community emergency.  The main aims are:

  1. to assist the emergency services in the event of such an emergency – particularly with local communications, local knowledge and local resources
  2. to assist the Combe Hay community to support itself if the emergency services are delayed or overwhelmed due to the scope or nature of an incident
  3. to serve as a resource to solve smaller issues within the community

The Plan is not intended to be a substitute for the emergency services.

In any emergency, the first action should always be to contact the emergency services by dialling 999


Vaccinations:  Details about the vaccination programmes can be found on the BANES, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning website:

Community Wellbeing Hub:  The Community Wellbeing Hub offers one number that residents can call to access a range of services and advice to help individuals stay well and support their health and wellbeing.

You can contact the Hub on 0300 247 0050, email or visit the website

Livewell: is a series of online databases providing information, signposting and resources for residents.  Organisations can also sign up to add details of their services to the databases.

Keep up to Date:

Follow B&NES Council on

Follow the CCG  @nhsbanesccg

Follow the RUH @RUHBath

Sign up to the council’s e-connect newsletter



Report It:  You can report a range of issues and concerns to the Council online

Community Events

Village events open to parishioners that are planned in the next few months are posted here with contact points.

Community Projects

From time to time Combe Hay parishioners form working groups to tackle community projects such as” litter picking” or “painting the railings”.  Projects planned in the next few months are posted here with contact points.

Community Life

The Wheatsheaf

There has been a Wheatsheaf Inn in the village for around 200 years.  The current building was originally a farmhouse built in 1576.  A friendly meeting place for villagers, it also attracts visitors from far afield drawn by the reputation of the restaurant and the wine cellar. Accommodation can also be provided.

The Wheatsheaf is open every day except for Sunday evenings and Mondays. Sample menus and the accommodation details can be viewed at:

The Church

The Church is part of the benefice of Odd Down with Combe Hay. Services are generally held on the first and third Sundays of each month, led by clergy and readers from St Philip & St James Church.

Our Church is not only a place of worship but is also an important and popular community centre at the heart of our village. It serves as a meeting place for community groups and is fully equipped for social and community events.

You can find the Church diary and contact information at:


Dial-a-Ride is a door-to-door, fully accessible minibus service for people who cannot use conventional public transport. You can use this service to go shopping, attend appointments and play an active part in community life. Combe Hay is served by Dial-a-Ride and therefore if you can’t use conventional public transport, then you should be eligible to register for this service. If you are unsure whether you are eligible or have any further questions, please contact the co-ordinator on 01225 335019.


There is a community library in the Church, maintained by volunteers and resupplied by Bath Central Library. There are no penalties for overdue lending time. The church is open from 0900 to 1700 daily.


Post Offices

There is a post box in the wall outside Cotte Farm on Anchor Lane (opposite the approach to the Wheatsheaf).  The nearest Post Office is at Combe Down (in McColls, 63 Bradford Road, Combe Down, Bath BA2 5BP).

Public Transport

A bus service (the 757) runs once a week on Wednesdays from the village to Paulton Tesco, picking up in Combe Hay (outside Meribah) at 0915 and returning at 1215.



There is a defibrillator in the former phone box at Anchor Lane, outside Cotte Farm, just down the hill from The Wheatsheaf pub. If you don’t have the code to access the defibrillator, dial 999 to obtain it.