All about the parish council home page
parish council, home
  • Welcome to our Neroche Villages Website

    Welcome to our Neroche Villages Website

  • St Peter's Staple Fitzpaine
  • Sheep in Bickenhall
  • Thurlbear church
  • Barley field path

Welcome to our Neroche Villages

Parish Council Boundary Map

(Parish Boundary Map)

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

Upcoming Events

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

02 May 2024

Thursday Lunch Club

Neroche Hall, Bickenhall 12:30 - 14:30 02/05/2024 View Details
08 May 2024

Women's Institute

Neroche Hall 19:30 - 21:30 08/05/2024 View Details
14 May 2024

Mount Fancy Butterfly Reserve

Mount Fancy Reserve 09:30 - 15:00 14/05/2024 View Details
15 June 2024

Staple Fitzpaine Fete and Dog Show

Winter Well 14:00 15/06/2024 to 17:00 View Details

Latest Parish News

Staple Fitzpaine Road and Broughton Lane


April 2024
Image of road closure sign

Temporary Road Closure: ttro702416W(TD) - Staple Fitzpaine Road & Broughton Lane, Stoke St. Mary

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; and the link for the Notice 2:

The order becomes effective on 11th April 2024 and will remain in force for eighteen months.

The works are expected to commence on 16th April 2024 and last for 10 hours (08:00 - 18:00) to enable Openreach to carry out cabling works.

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this occasion.

For any further information about this closure please contact Kelly Traffic Management on 0247 664 2812, quoting reference: ttro702416W(TD)

Please note that should you require to view a closure which is more than two weeks ahead, you will need to register for free with www.One.Network

Frost Street, Thurlbear

Frost Street, Thurlbear


April 2024
No alternative

On Friday 5th April 2024, Kier, on behalf of Somerset Council, will be undertaking works to resolve reported safety defects including potholes.

The road closure is expected to last one day only and the road will be reopened once works have completed.

Neroche Village
Weather Humidity percentage %
Weather Description
FRI Weather Day One ° °
SAT Weather Day two ° °
SUN Weather Day three ° °
MON Weather Day four ° °
TUE Weather Day five ° °