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 April PC Meeting

There is still no definite news on the A358 roundabout.  It was agreed that members of the Parish Council would attend the next Full Council meeting of Somerset County Council on 21 May to press… 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

A message from your County Councillor – Mike Rigby

I was elected almost a year ago – thank you again for that – and I hope I have begun to repay your trust. I have mostly enjoyed this first year. I have used my skills and understanding of the… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Village Hall

The Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, 26th March 2014 in the Village Hall and was open to all residents.

The Hall is a registered charity provided for the benefit of local people… Read more »

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 »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's - Friendly Club

It was 19th March 2014 when we expected Pauline Kidner of Secret World to come to give us an illustrated talk. In the event, Secret World was overrun with baby animals and Pauline had to admit… 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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