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 March PC Meeting

Bus Shelter:  we again discussed the possible new bus shelter in Hither Mead.  It was a difficult decision as there were neighbour objections to both proposed sites.  After considerable… Read more »

Latest News

Somerset Day Celebrations in Bishops Lydeard

Many cities and counties have their own special day to celebrate all that is good about their area, to promote it and tell the rest of the country what they have to offer. I thought, what about… Read more »

Lydeard is fit as a fiddle thanks to Cllr Rigby

Age UK Somerset were smiling and having fun at Bishops Lydeard, due to the help of Cllr Rigby, who designated some funds from his Health and Wellbeing budget towards the cost of training the… Read more »

Christian Aid Week - 10th - 16th May 2015

Calling all those in Bishops Lydeard who enjoy gardening!

A programme of fun events is being arranged for Christian Aid Week. One of these events will be an “Open Garden Day & Treasure Hunt” … Read more »

Note from the Fiveways Editor

As you will have read last month, I will retire from my editorial duties with FIVEWAYS later this year. I am delighted to say that we have a new Editor, Derek Cockell, ready to take over and… Read more »

Royal British Legion (Women's Section)

The meeting was opened by Mrs Saunders, with apologies from the Secretary owing to a hospital appointment. Items covered Included; letters and discussion re the Flower Show table; confirming… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's - Friendly Club

On the 18th February almost 60 of us went up to Raleghs Cross Inn for our annual meal out. We had been going to Taunton Vale Golf Club but with its demise, we had to rethink what we were going… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Flower Show

Saturday 11th July 2015

The organisers of this year’s show would welcome help with:

  • Setting up on the Friday evening
  • Help to dismantle everything immediately after the show
  • Read more »

Teazing the Cat

A fiddle and a flute are just two of the dozen or so instruments played by this 5 piece band. They will be ‘in concert’ on Saturday, 13th June 2015 at St Mary’s Church, Bishops Lydeard, starting… Read more »

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