Welcome

To the Parish of Bishops Lydeard and Cothelstone.
The Parish lies in the heart of the West Country, in an area of outstanding natural beauty and rich in history, nestled between the Quantock Hills and Bristol Channel to the north and Exmoor to the west.
Whether you are a resident or a visitor, we hope this site will be informative and help you to enjoy your stay.

News & Events

View the latest news items in the News Page. Upcoming events are displayed in the event agenda on the right hand side and in the Event Calendar.

Latest Announcements

Notes from the August PC Meeting

Notes from a Parish Councillor  August 2014

Firstly, Joanna Lewin-Harris is on holiday, so before she left for a well earned rest, she asked if  someone  could do a report for Fiveways.

The… Read more »

Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish Council has been awarded a grant for £5095.00 from the Community Development Foundation to help develop the Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish. Further information about the Neighbourhood Plan can be found by clicking here.

Poop Scoop!

Your Parish Council would like to remind all dog owners of their responsibility to bag and bin dog mess.

There are currently 5 dog bins in Cotford St Luke and 2 in Bishops Lydeard. The… Read more »

Latest News

1st Bishops Lydeard Rainbows

The Rainbows have worked together to complete their Aim High Badge and participated in activities and games to do with various parts of their bodies!  We covered colour and emotion and created… Read more »

Installation of Bishop Peter Hancock, New Bishop of Bath & Wells

I was one of 3 people fortunate enough to represent our Benefice at this exciting and august occasion on Saturday the 7th June. Reverend Maureen Young and I were driven to Wells by retired… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Primary School - Annual Writing Competition

Last month we announced the winner of this year’s competition, with the subject of “Why I like Living in my village”. Mia Homer, of Bishops Lydeard, provided the winning entry and it is… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's - Friendly Club

On 18th June, 41 of us went up towards Bristol. This was an either/or trip and we dropped 25 members off at Tyntesfield House(N.T) whilst the remaining 16 of us went up to Bristol.  David… Read more »

Table Tennis Club

We meet at Bishops Lydeard Village Hall (main hall) on Monday nights (excluding Bank Holidays) between 8.00pm & 10.00pm, equipment available. All ages and all standards welcome, £3.00 for adults… Read more »

St Mary's Parish Church - WW1 Commemoration Service

A Service is planned to take place on the 3rd of August to commemorate the outbreak of World War 1. It is hoped that it might be possible to create a display of memorabilia in the church for… Read more »

Recycling Centre and Waste Collection Information

Below are links to three different informational leaflets and posters, these relate to changes in opening hours for the various local recycling centres and also changes to Household Recycling &… Read more »

Neighbourhood Plan Business Questionnaire

Every business in the Parish will receive a questionnaire about the Neighbourhood Plan over the next week.  Please make sure that you complete it and return it in the freepost envelope provided… Read more »

Neighbourhood Plan Resident's Questionnaire

Every household in the Parish will receive a questionnaire about the Neighbourhood Plan over the next week.  Please make sure that you complete it and return it in the freepost envelope provided… Read more »

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