Fiveways Magazine

Fiveways Magazine

Published 10 months each year, and covering the villages of Bishops Lydeard, Cothelstone, Cotford St Luke, Combe Florey, Lydeard St Lawrence and Bagborough.
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Parish News

The latest information from the Parish.
News items are produced in association with the local Fiveways magazine.

Bishops Lydeard Flower Show Entry Form/Schedule

Please find the schedule and entry form links below:

Schedule 2017

Entry Form 2017

Village Agent

I would like to introduce myself as the new Village Agent for the ten parishes and beyond. My name is Gaby Bellamy and I am looking forward to being able to meet many of you within your community very soon.

The role of Village Agents is to bridge the gap between isolated, excluded, vulnerable… Read more »

Notes from a Parish Councillor

The Parish Council met on Wednesday 10th May when three different meetings were held (see below).

Firstly, many congratulations to Cllr. Mike Rigby on his re-election as County Councillor for Lydeard at the County Council election on 4th May. It is very helpful having him on board both as a… Read more »

West Somerset Railway Association Station Jottings

As I write these jottings I am acutely aware that the week ahead will see the second major event of the year on the railway, that of the Antiques Road Show event at Minehead. Our own sleeping coach was sent to Minehead to be part of the set up. I well remember the hours and years it took to… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Friendly Club

Our April event was the first of our Summer Coach Trips. A 'Mystery Trip'. We set out in lovely warm sunshine - down the M5. Hmmm, that opens-up a wealth of possibilities? We knew better than to ask - despite persuasion, cajoling, or even bribery, Mary just will not say! We turned off at… Read more »

From Your Rector: Revd. Matthew Tregenza

As I write this, the Feast of Pentecost is on the horizon, marking as it does the completion of the great fifty days of Easter, ‘The Queen of Seasons’ as St. John of Damascus called it.

Both Easter and Pentecost help us to express our hope for what Jesus described as ‘the Kingdom of God’ and… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Village Hall

The new stage at Bishops Lydeard Village Hall was opened, officially, at an event on Friday 5th May. In his remarks before the opening, Greg Allen, the Treasurer of the Village Hall Management Committee explained the background to the project.

When the Village Hall was opened in 1939 for some… Read more »

Co-op Community Causes

Patrons of Bishops Lydeard Co-op have provided money for three local community groups: the 3rd Taunton Bishops Lydeard Scout Group, Bishops Lydeard School Association, and
Lydeard St. Lawrence Parents, Teachers and Friends Association. Each received an award of £1581 from a scheme organised by… Read more »

Proposed World War 1 Memorial

Submission to the Parish Council for permission to place the proposed World War 1 Memorial, Poppies in a Breeze in the Remembrance/Memorial Garden, adjacent to Bishops Lydeard Church School.


Fiveways magazine, run by a small group of volunteers, publishes and distributes copies of… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Flower Show 2017

Planning for the 2017 Bishops Lydeard Flower Show is well underway. The Village Hall has been booked for Saturday 15th July from 2.30 pm. The Schedule will be available in May but the organising Committee has decided to publish a list of classes in Fiveways so that you can start planning your… Read more »