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 News

Bishops Lydeard Ward Local Produce Market

Last year, we launched Swop Barter Buy Local Produce and had a number of successful events. This year we are changing the name to Bishops Lydeard Ward Local Produce Market.

Anyone from… Read more »

Christian Aid Week 2016 in Bishops Lydeard

Picture a young mother of four. Her husband has left. She has no land. No assets. No savings. And the only work she can get is manual labour for as little as 74p a day. Her home has been flooded… Read more »

Village Agent

What is a Village Agent?

Village Agents put residents in touch with services they did not know existed. We offer a free, confidential service, helping residents to use services they did not… Read more »

Royal British Legion (Women’s Section)

In spite of a few absent members through illness etc. we met at the Church Centre on a sunny afternoon. It was a very unusual meeting as I was pleased to enjoy a lunch beforehand. Lent Lunches… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's Friendly Club

It was a very (very!) wet February day when club members set out for our annual 'Meal and Mystery tour', but despite the wet outside we were ensconced in a nice warm coach! First stop Taunton… Read more »

Notes from a Parish Councillor

Bishops lydeard & Cothelstone Neighbourhood Plan

After nearly four years, the Bishops Lydeard & Cothelstone Neighbourhood Plan has finally been compiled and has passed all its statutory… Read more »

Lydeard House Open Garden 2016

Lydeard House Garden Opening 19th June 2016
 
Last year in May I wrote in Fiveways magazine about the forthcoming garden opening in June 2015 to raise money for the National Garden Scheme and… Read more »

West Somerset Railway Association

Station Jottings

Thankfully, drier weather has mostly prevailed to allow the outdoor winter maintenance to be done and the Williton Loop Project to be finished. However, there is more work to… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Village Flower Boxes

The Flower Boxes in Church Street were installed in 2012 at the time of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and have been funded by generous donations from local businesses, groups and individuals.… Read more »

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