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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

12 March 2024

Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday View Details
16 April 2024

Annual Parish Meeting

Neroche Village Hall Tuesday 7:30 pm View Details

Upcoming Events

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

07 March 2024

Thursday Lunch Club

Neroche Hall, Bickenhall 12:30 - 07/03/2024 View Details
12 March 2024

Mount Fancy Butterfly Reserve

Mount Fancy Reserve 09:30 - 15:00 12/03/2024 View Details
12 March 2024

Parish Council Meeting

Neroche Hall, Bickenhall 19:30 - 21:30 12/03/2024 View Details
13 March 2024

Women's Institute

Neroche Hall 14:00 - 16:00 13/03/2024 View Details

Latest Parish News

Thurlbear Woods Closure

Thurlbear Woods


March 2024
Thurlbear Woods Closure

Forestry England will be beginning tree thinning operations in Thurlbear Woods, starting on 15th March 2024 and continuing for 6-8 weeks. Part of the woods will be closed during this period, as indicated by the yellow shaded area on the map. A higher resolution version of the map is available in Additional Documents below.

For further details, please see:

Staple Fitzpaine Road Closure

Staple Fitzpaine


March 2024
Road closed sign

Temporary Road Closure:ttro381229W(TD) - Staple Fitzpaine Road, Staple Fitzpaine

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; and the link for the Notice 2:
The order becomes effective on 07th March 2024 and will remain in force for eighteen months.

The works are expected to commence on 11th March 2024 and last for 3 days (08:00 - 18:00)to enable Barr Engineering Services to replace a pole on behalf of Airband.

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 Barr Engineering Services on 0794 462 5140, quoting reference: ttro381229W(TD).

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