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

Taunton Road Development Planning Application

The Parish Council has agreed a response to the Planning Application in respect of the proposed Taunton Road Development. A copy of the response is available here.

Taunton Road Development Planning Response

Kings Church Quantocks 20th Anniversary

The Mayor Hazel and her consort Prior-Sankey joined members of Kings Church Quantocks at Bishops Lydeard to celebrate their 20th anniversary on 24th September. Adrian leads Taunton chaplaincy… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Community Garden

On Saturday 7th October seven hardy volunteers dug over the bed which will form part of new garden. The next step will be the relocation of the bench and the grassing of the whole area around… Read more »

Notes from a Parish Councillor

The Parish Council met on Wednesday 11th October.

One of the two vacancies on the Parish Council was filled when the Council unanimously co-opted Roland (Roly) Armstrong lives at Station Green… Read more »

Brick, Brick, Glorious Brick

Brick, Brick, Glorious Brick is a series of five illustrated talks by Peter Harrison about the products of the brickmaker and their use within the construction of some notable buildings, both… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Friendly Club

September club outing: Dorchester & Weymouth

Our final summer coach trip, in September, was to Dorchester and Weymouth. In Dorchester we were dropped off by the market, although I hear some… Read more »

From Your Rector

I have always been struck by people who, although they haven’t had an easy life, can always find something for which they are grateful. In other words, they are optimistic and recognise the… Read more »

Village Agent

Keep an eye on your energy bills with a smart meter

With winter approaching, are you dreading the sound of the electricity bill coming through the letterbox? If you are lucky enough to have… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Scarecrow Festival 2018

A small, dedicated group of villagers are looking to create the first ever Scarecrow Festival in Bishops Lydeard during a week in late September 2018.

Many other villages all over the country… Read more »

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