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
Bishops Lydeard Underpass Community Garden
With the construction of a new roundabout on the nearby A358/Station Road junction imminent, plants from the garden have been removed for safe-keeping. Upon completion of the project it is… Read more »
The Orland Trust and Dykes Gift
Last month residents of Bishops Lydeard were reminded about the Trust and we asked for the names of anyone in the parish that might benefit.
Do you live in the parish of Bishops Lydeard and… Read more »
Bishops Lydeard Over 55's Friendly Club
August was our penultimate trip of the summer season, so on a cloudy but warm day, off we went - first stop The House of Marbles at Bovey Tracey. This is a real 'something for everyone' place… Read more »
Notes from a Parish Councillor
Parish Council Meeting: Wednesday 14th September
As I write these notes, I have been encouraged to see the first signs going up indicating that work on the new roundabout is scheduled to… Read more »
From your Rector: From Revd. Maureen
Picking up on one of Matthew’s paragraphs in last month’s Fiveways about new beginnings, I have had first-hand experience of new beginnings recently with the arrival of my youngest son’s family… Read more »
West Somerset Railway Association Station Jottings
A plethora of London Midland and Scottish locos have graced the railway this summer, the latest being the Duchess of Sutherland that came in on a special charter on the 23rd August. It had a… Read more »
Bishops Lydeard Almshouse Social Club
The above Club consists of seven residents of the Almshouse. We meet monthly and mainly discuss how the communal gardens are to be planted, how to improve our environment here with garden… Read more »
St. Mary’s Visitors' Group
Members of this group visit a number of people in our community, for a cup of tea and a chat about interests and hobbies or life in general. We seek to befriend, and offer a listening ear, to… Read more »
Bishops Lydeard Ward Local Produce Market
Last month I reported that Bishops Lydeard Ward Local Produce Market would be commencing on Saturday 7th May. Since then, the works at the Village Hall have begun and we have decided to defer… Read more »
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 »
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