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 July PC Meeting

Firstly, a tale of 2 roundabouts:   I am sure you have all looked in dismay at the weeds growing on the Cotford St Luke roundabout.   The Parish Council agreed in June to get together with… Read more »

Parish Council Vacancy




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Casual Vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor on the Bishops Lydeard and Cothelstone Parish… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Annual Parish Meeting


Will be held in the Village Hall, Bishops Lydeard on Tuesday 13 May at 7pm.

All welcome.  This is your opportunity to raise any matters of concern… 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

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 »

The Great War. Our Parish and the Fallen

The event is to launch the new book by David Hinton. It goes through all of the soldiers recorded on the Bishops Lydeard and Cotford War memorials, along with other who have been missed off of… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Primary School News

It is with great pleasure that I write an update about Bishops Lydeard School, as the recently appointed Headteacher. I joined in February and have been welcomed with open arms by the school and… Read more »

The Lent Hunger Lunches

This is to say a big Thank You to all who have supported the lunches at St Mary's Church Centre during Lent, hosted by the five churches in the Benefice.

Thank you for all the enthusiasm, hard… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Primary School - Annual Writing Competition

This year’s creative writing competition was held in the Easter Term and the topic was “Why I Like Living In My Village”.  The children really entered into the spirit of the competition and we… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Village Hall

At the last Village Hall Management Committee meeting held on 23rd April, members were informed that a new roof had been put on the Old Drama shed and repairs done to the flue pipe cover, the… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's - Friendly Club

It was on the 16th April that we set off for our first coach outing of the summer. There were 44 of us on board for what was supposedly a ‘mystery trip’.

We stopped at Otter Nurseries for a… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Flower Show 2014

The Flower Show will be held in the village hall on Saturday 12th July from 2:30pm - 4:45pm.

The schedule can be downloaded by clicking on this link.

The entry form can be downloaded by clicking on this link.

Bishops Lydeard Netball Club

So, it's been a while since you heard from us, but we're still very much alive and kicking!

As well as continuing with our Wednesday evening training sessions at the MUGA - come rain or shine,… 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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