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Welcome to our Neroche Villages

Parish Council Boundary Map

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The Neroche Parish Villages of Bickenhall, Curland, Orchard Portman, Thurlbear and Staple Fitzpaine lie in rural Somerset, between the Blackdown Hills and Taunton. The area is administered by Neroche Parish Council, which give the website its name. There is no parish named Neroche.

This website includes the official website of Neroche Parish Council, the local government council for the civic parishes of Bickenhall, Curland, Orchard Portman with Thurlbear, and Staple Fitzpaine. Information about the council, meetings, planning applications and other matters are available from the main menu.

Our villages and hamlets lie in beautiful countryside with quiet lanes, public footpaths, bridleways and forests. Part of the area is within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as is Mount Fancy Farm Reserve, a butterfly conservation reserve, and Neroche Woodlanders, a social enterprise based at Young Wood.

Use the website to find out more about our community and for News, Events, Groups and other activities. There a link to Neroche Hall, our village hall. Our local businesses are listed on the businesses pages.

Acknowledgements: The Neroche Communication Action Group is a voluntary body working to maintain good communication within our parish. It produces the website, the Neroche Villages Newsletter and the Email Alert. These activities are funded from many sources. The website’s contribution comes from donations, business advertising, and payment for maintaining the Neroche Parish Council website. We thank our supporters.

Next Meeting

09 July 2024

Parish Council Meeting

Neroche Hall, Bickenhall Tuesday 7:30 pm View Details

Upcoming Events

For a full listing of upcoming Events, please refer to the Events page

21 June 2024

Pop-Up Cafe at St Peters Church

St Peter's Church Staple Fitzpaine 10:00 - 12:00 21/06/2024 View Details
29 June 2024

Neroche Hall Fundraiser

Neroche Hall 10:00 - 12:00 29/06/2024 View Details
02 July 2024

Neroche Hall Annual General Meeting

Neroche Hall, Bickenhall 19:00 02/07/2024 to 17/07/2024 View Details
09 July 2024

Parish Council Meeting

Neroche Hall, Bickenhall 19:30 - 21:30 09/07/2024 View Details

Latest Parish News

Police dog handlers request for use of land

Local parishes


May 2024

Request for use of land by police dog handlers

Police dog handlers are looking for permission to exercise and train their dogs on land. This would allow space to train and provide a police presence in your area. 

For more information or to give permission please contact or

RSPCA needs Gardening and Maintenance Help



March 2024
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