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.

David Wilson Homes - Amended Planning Application 06/17/0033

David Wilson Homes have amended their planning application in respect of the proposed development on Taunton Road. Full details are now available on the TDBC website by searching for the application using the reference number above. If you have any comments to make on the amended… Read more »

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 and is involved in the Street Pastors organisation. We thank him for his comment that “They (Kings)… 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 the bed and roundabout by the site contractors. The garden will then be enclosed by a hedge to the… 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 and it is good, therefore, that we have representation from the railway side of the A358, once… 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 locally and nationally.

The talks (one a month) will be held at St. Mary’s Church Centre, Bishops… 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 went into Dorchester town. Most of us bought something in the market (even when we were quite sure that… 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 positive things in life. Listening to people who moan all the time and rarely have anything positive to… 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 gas, well, that will make the same noise …

Saving energy means saving money, so now is a good time to… 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 host such events, using them as fundraising opportunities to help support local concerns and some… Read more »