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 »

Agenda for the April PC Meeting

The agenda for the April Parish Council meeting is now available for download from the council library section.

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

Royal British Legion (Women's Section)

The February meeting took place at the Church Centre, Bishops Lydeard, on a lovely sunny day.

After the usual opening, suggestions were sought for the June outing but no definite plans were… 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 »

KCQ Fairtrade Event

This year people in Somerset have been badly affected by dreadful long-term flooding and we recognised that many in our community would welcome an opportunity to do something tangible to help… Read more »

1st Bishops Lydeard Brownies

Brownies Celebrate Thinking Day 2014

Each year on 22nd February, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world celebrate World Thinking Day. There are 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts… Read more »

1st Bishops Lydeard Rainbows

The Rainbows have completed their Rainbow Roundabout Festivals badge, which included finding out about Apple festivals and making apple salad.  We created streamers and shakers and performed our… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's - Friendly Club

We had two outings in February: the first, on 18th February, was to Taunton Vale Golf Club for a meal. Fifty of us went by coach plus several car loads. Fortunately, the sun shone most of the… 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 »

Lent Hunger Lunches

The five churches of the Bishops Lydeard Benefice will once again be hosting a series of weekly “Hunger Lunches” through Lent, to which everyone is warmly welcomed. There is no charge but… 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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