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

Parish Lengthsman: we were delighted to welcome our new Parish Lengthsman, Jon Manning, to the meeting.  Jon updated the Parish Council on the work he has undertaken to date, specifically… Read more »

Latest News

Parish Council Elections

On 7th May the Parish Council election is taking place.  If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor and would like a nomination form or further information please contact the Clerk (Read more »

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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