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.

Parish Lengthsman vacancy

Bishops Lydeard and Cothelstone Parish Council is looking for a self employed contractor to work for 2-3 days a month on a flexible basis

The role will involve carrying out jobs such as mowing, weeding and weed spraying, strimming, cutting back vegetation, maintenance of public toilets,… Read more »

Kings Church Quantocks 20th Anniversary

On Sunday 24 September 2017 Kings Church Quantocks will be celebrating its 20th. We are looking forward to wonderful day of celebration starting with our 10.30 am Service led by Howard Jones of Urban Expression followed by lunch and later by afternoon tea. We are delighted that our dear… Read more »

Quantock Vale Patient Participation Group

Our Patient Participation Group is run by volunteer patients and works closely with the Practice. It is facilitated by Anne Stockley and group meetings are attended by members of the Practice Team, including Dr Toni, Nurse Practitioner, Wendy and Practice Manager, Jo. 

The group is a route… 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 »

From Your PCSO Sharon Baker

Parents: do you know where your children are and what they are up to?

Reports of anti-social behaviour in the area have increased over the last few months. Namely, the new underpass in the village has sadly seen some graffiti, and reports of misuse of motorbikes being driven through the… Read more »

National Ploughing Championships 2017

On the weekend of 14th and 15th October, over 230 top ploughmen - and women - from all over compete in October in the 2017 British National Ploughing Championships at Bishops Lydeard, by kind permission of Ken Coles and family.  This event was last held at Bishops Lydeard in 2011 and is… Read more »

Landscaping Proposals for a Community Garden

The Landscaping Plan shows the area outlined in blue on the WSP scale plan dated December 2011, with the main proposals shown as follows:

Seating area: The seat was formerly located in the old community garden and will be repositioned in a similar spot but rotated by 90 degrees to face the… Read more »

Notes from a Parish Councillor

The Parish Council met on Wednesday 9th August.

The only planning application the Council was asked to comment upon related to an amendment of a previous consent relating to the barn and stables at Sandhill Park. The Council saw no reason why the amendments should not be supported.

The… Read more »

West Somerset Railway Association Station Jottings

You may recall that I have been talking about High Speed Trains, old and new. I am informed that the new type will be taking over the services completely in September 2018, so you can expect to see the new type on driver training trains on GWR West Country up to May next year.

Changes are… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Friendly Club

July Club Outing: Torquay & Brixham

July saw us off to Torquay or Brixham; about half went to each place, I believe. The traffic around Torbay was quite bad but we eventually got there - it was equally bad going home again, so we were 30 minutes late picking up the group at Torquay!… Read more »

From Your Rector

Michaelmas, or the Feast of Michael and All Angels, is celebrated on 29th September.  As it falls near the equinox, the day is associated with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days; in England, it is one of the “quarter days”.

There are traditionally four “quarter days” in a… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Pre-School

After a bit of a rocky start to the academic year in September 2016 the Pre-school has progressed and developed with lots of hard work from both staff and committee members. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in the last year and we look forward to the next year with great… Read more »

The UK Transplant Games 2017

On Wednesday 26th July, I caught the 7.51 am train from Taunton to Glasgow to compete in the annual UK Transplant Games. In May 1997, I received a successful kidney transplant in St. James Hospital, Leeds and in 2002 competed in my first games in Loughborough. The Games, which started in… Read more »