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Welcome to our Neroche Villages

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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.

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Upcoming Events

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

07 December 2023

Thursday Lunch Club

Neroche Hall 12:30 - 07/12/2023 View Details
08 December 2023

Christmas Family Bingo

Neroche Hall 18:30 08/12/2023 to View Details
12 December 2023

Mount Fancy Butterfly Reserve

Mount Fancy Farm 09:30 - 15:00 12/12/2023 View Details
13 December 2023

Womens Institute

Neroche Hall 19:30 - 22:00 13/12/2023 View Details

Latest Parish News

Advance Notice Of Road Closure - New Road, Bickenhall

New Road, Bickenhall


December 2023
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Date Change - Temporary Road Closure: New Road, Bickenhall

Please be aware that we have received notification of a date change to a temporary road closure at New Road, Bickenhall for approximately 790 metres.

The new date for the works to commence is 13th December 2023 and is expected to last until 14th December 2023 between the hours of 08:00 -17:30.

These works are for Gigaclear to install new fibre cable.

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

The link to view the new Notice is as follows:

For any further information about this closure please contact O'Connor Utilities Limited on 0746 756 1996 quoting reference: N4 -ttro606240TD.

Please visit where you will see the map of the affected area (in red), together with the recommended diversion route (in blue).

Advance Notice of Road Closure - Smokey Bottom

Staple Hill Road, Smokey Bottom


November 2023
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AIRBAND have given advanced notice of a possible road closure, affecting traffic through Smokey Bottom, within the next 6 months.

This will be due to the ongoing broadband rollout within the Parish.

Further details will be provided when available.

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