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 »

Notes from the September PC Meeting

NOTES FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL SEPTEMBER 2014        www.bishopslydeard.org.uk

The Parish Council gave further consideration to a possible Parish Lengthsman scheme. We already employ a local… 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

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 »

1st Bishops Lydeard Brownies

The summer is over but the 1st Bishops Lydeard Brownies are looking forward to autumn and are enjoying working on the Seasons Badge and the Speaker Badge.

The Speaker Badge is all about… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's - Friendly Club

On  20th August, just 35 of us set off for Wimborne Minster (just north of Poole). This was a new venue for us and what a joy it turned out to be!  What a lovely little town: clean, no litter… 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 »

Royal British Legion (Women's Section)

After a short break, the group met again on a sunny afternoon. The usual business matters were followed by discussions around the outing and future meetings. The summer outing will not now take… Read more »

Table Tennis Club

Joke of the day - My son said “what’s for tea Dad?”  I said “table-tennis balls, I will be serving them up shortly”.

Do you fancy taking up a new sport?  Why not try table-tennis? Or did you… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Primary School - Annual Writing Competition

This month we feature the highly commended entries from Oliver Redish and Poppy Loomes, both from West Bagborough. They tell us what they like about their home village. Well done to both Oliver… 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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