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About Neroche Villages

A History of Neroche Parish


Thurlbear Primary School


Useful Phone Numbers

Useful Links

Elected Representatives

Parish Plan

Parish Plan Newsletters


Book Exchanges

You can donate and obtain second-hand books at Neroche Hall – available whenever the hall is open.  See its website link on Home page for opening time see Clubs Societies on Our Community page

Footpaths and Bridleways

Footpath Liaison Officers  

Bickenhall  Robin Street

Curland    Karen Street

Orchard Portman with Thurlbear   No person at present

Staple Fitzpaine  No person at present


Neroche Parish Walking Group

The Neroche Parish Walking Group is a friendly social group for those who enjoy walking and who would like to explore with others the beautiful countryside in which we live.  It gives residents and their friends the chance to get to know parts of the parish they are unfamiliar with.

The routes are chosen to be suitable for those walkers of all abilities.  Most are circular and last about two and a half hours.  It is usually possible to take a shorter version of the route if so desired.  Some walks are arranged around a special event, for example at blue bell time, or at mid-summer evening.

You do not need to become a member – just let us know that you are interest in coming along.  Sometimes we need to know in advance to help with arrangements.

Contact Sheila Green T: 01823 480 758 or E:
Jane Hole T: 01460 234 410 or E:


Ramblers Association  (main site)  (local groups)


Somerset County Council Information

  • Walking Riding and Cycling in Somerset
  • Rights of way definitive map
  • Report problem with a public right of way

     Click here for SCC website and use the list on page


Taunton Deane Bridleways Association

The group works to maintain, protect and enhance the local bridleway network

Contact   Ann Finn  01823 490 155  or


Renew loans (automated service 24hr)  01823 334 334  or

Renew loans and service information  0845 345 9177


Parish Magazine

The Parish Magazine is the monthly publication of the Anglican benefice of our area.  In addition to covering church matters, it is an excellent source of information about what is happening locally.  It reports on past events and gives details of coming events.  A wide range of local businesses and services advertise in it.  And it is delivered to your door.  It is well worth getting a copy.  Cost £5 for 12 issues.
To start a subscription email  

Magazine Deliveries

If there is someone who feels able and willing to deliver about 12 magazines once a month from the end of May in the Mill Lane/Palmers Green area of Hatch Beauchamp could they please contact Clive Hayward:

T: 01823 481008 or email


Neighbourhood Watch  

The purpose of Neighbourhood Watch is to unite neighbourhoods in an effort to prevent crime, by protecting and enhancing their environment and generally looking out for each other’s properties. Working in partnership with the local Neighbourhood Policing Teams gives Neighbourhood Watches a way of dealing with many issues affecting their communities, such as anti-social behaviour, burglary and vehicle crime.  For further information contact a coordinator or go to 

Two of our villages have a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.  Their coordinators will be pleased to add any email addresses to their list so that you can receive the bulletins that are produced from time to time.

Curland Coordinator:  Wally Torrington
Staple Fitzpaine Coordinator:   Jennifer Stewart   01823 480 073 or

Parish Tree Warden

The Tree Council of the UK, an umbrella organization supported by government and other agencies, set up the Tree Warden Scheme in 1990.  The aims of the scheme are to increase public awareness of the value and importance of trees, to encourage planting and maintenance, provide early warning when existing trees are under threat and to provide an inventory of ancient trees.  It is run by volunteers.
The Parish's tree warden is Wally Torrington who can be reached at 01823 480 656 or



Blackdown Hills AONB
Neroche Hall
Community Council

Thurlbear School

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