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 October PC Meeting

A358 Roundabout:  I think we have progress – albeit painfully slow.  The latest information from County Highways is that the developers have agreed to submit a revised design for the roundabout… 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

Round Ireland Race 2014 - Paul Jackson

Two of the team had helped with the delivery from Lymington to Wicklow but the rest flew in the day before the race. It probably isn’t a good move to be out drinking until the early hours just… Read more »

The Orland Trust & Dykes Gift

As some of you will remember from years gone by, the above Charity was set up to provide help to anyone within the Parish of Bishops Lydeard who was deemed to ‘have a need’.

The scope of the… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's - Friendly Club

On the 17th September we went to Bath.  Eighteen of us actually enjoying the city with twenty-four of us going to the American Museum, ten minutes away at the top of the hill at Claverton… Read more »

The Search for Simon

At last the local film, The Search for Simon, is available in the shops!

Made by Martin Gooch, whose proud parents live in Bishops Lydeard, the film has garnered several Awards including , the… Read more »

From our Police Community Service

A couple of things I would like to remind you about;

Fraud Warning

Please be aware of the following fraud.

Victims needed a Passport at short notice and used what they thought was a genuine… Read more »

Annie's Ride

The aim of Annie's Ride is to raise funds to help restore the Bells of St Mary Magdalene - the beating heart of Somerset's county town, Taunton. This venture is supported by the Taunton Branch… Read more »

A Wartime Parish 1914-1918 David Hinton

To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, David Hinton has written the third in the series of books on this Parish.

By the summer of 1914 Europe was a tinder-box waiting to… 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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