Nestling at the foot of the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, the parish of Compton Bishop comprises the settlements of Cross, Newtown, Rackley, Webbington and of course Compton Bishop itself.Compton Bishop nestles in an unspoilt area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), visited by many who appreciate the beautiful breath-taking scenery. The parish has a network of more than 13 miles of well-used public footpaths, bridleways and permissive paths which provide a wonderful variety of routes with Crook Peak and Wavering Down dominating the sky-line. This area of The Mendip Hills is owned and cared for by the National Trust and provides a peaceful recreational space for all who visit.

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Parish Notice Board

For the latest Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council click here 

Note that the information page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news.


Plea to residents to keep roadside footpaths and verges clear and safe - click here for more information



The William Cray Foundation is now accepting 2020 grant applications from the residents of the Parish of Compton Bishop. Grants are available to help meet the educational needs of any resident of the Parish of school age or beyond. Grants can be used for any reasonable purpose associated with the student’s education, even where the expense has already been incurred. More details can be found on the Foundations Facebook page t https://www.facebook.com/William.Cray.Foundation/ and you can download an application form  from https://files.fm/u/vehj3z2r

The deadline for applications is 31 October and is strictly enforced.  Applications can be returned by post or email to the addresses on the application form. Applications will be acknowledged by email.

If you have any questions then please ask through the Facebook page or if you would prefer to email then to William.Cray.Foundation@Gmail.com


Do you have thoughts on your local police service ?

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner calls out to local people to share their views on policing take part in the survey - click here for the link


Road Closure Notices

Temporary Road Closure: Church Lane, Compton Bishop 12th -15th October

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=117812827 and the link for the Notice 2:    https://one.network/downloads/tm/1111/3-notice-2_117812827_3251047_fc4124a74f.pdf    
The order becomes effective on 6 October 2020  and will remain in force for eighteen months.The works are expected to commence on 12th October 2020 and last for 3 days to enable Bristol Water to fit a new fire hydrant. For any further information about this closure please contact Bristol Water on 0345 7029797, quoting reference: ttro382592SE -  Church Lane, Compton Bishop.

Temporary Road Closure: Cross Lane, Compton Bishop

These works are for the installation of a footpath to Axbridge and pedestrian crossing for the A38

The works are expected to commence on 24th August 2020 and last for 68 days to enable Somerset Highways to carry out the construction of a new footway. A one way system is going to be put in place prohibiting westbound traffic on Cross Lane and a No Right Turn will be in place from Bridgwater Road onto Axbridge Bypass.
Click here link to view roadworks map and here for the above road closure notice and details.      
The order becomes effective on 18th August 2020 and will remain in force for eighteen months.For any further information about this closure please contact Somerset County Council, Small improvement Schemes on 0300 123 2224, quoting reference: TTRO381375.


Temporary Closure of Bridgwater Road, Turnpike Road Cross Lane and Old Coach Road

The County Council of Somerset have made an Order PROHIBITING ALL TRAFFIC from proceeding along Bridgwater Road, Turnpike Road Cross Lane and Old Coach Road for a distance of approximately 156 metres.
This order will enable Somerset County Council to carry out resurfacing and other related works to the small improvenments scheme.
The Order becomes effective on 15 September 2020 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 21st September 2020 until 2nd October 2020 between the hours of (18:30 - 07:00) for a total of 10 nights.
Please visit https://one.network/ for further information on the alternative route.
For information about the works being carried out please contact Somerset County Council (SIS Schemes) on 0300 123 2224


Emergency Road Closures TTRO386647 Old Coach Road

Please be aware that we have received notification of an emergency road closure at Old Coach Road, Compton Bishop CP,Weare CP, which  commenced  / will commence on 24th August 2020 and is expected to last until 13th September 2020 for 21 days (the closure is between the hours of  00:00 - 23:59). These works are for Gigaclear to excavate and install fibre optic cable and ducts.
For any further information about this closure please contact  Obelisk on behalf of Gigaclear on  07840052781, quoting reference: TTRO386647 Old Coach Road.
A map of the affected area (in red), together with the recommended diversion route (in purple) is shown below, along with the link to One.Network. https://one.network/?tm=118031120

Temporary Road Closure: TTRO386647 Old Coach Road - continuation
  Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=118345005 and the link for the Notice 2:    https://one.network/downloads/tm/1111/notice-2-gigaclear_6925d41b5a.pdf      
The order becomes effective on 8th September 2020 and will remain in force for eighteen months.
 This notice is for continued works from an emergency notice dated 24th August 2020 – 13th September 2020. The works are expected to continue from the 14th September 2020 until the 4th October 2020 (24hrs) to enable Gigaclear to excavate and install fibre optic cable and ducts.For any further information about this closure please contact Obelisk on behalf of Gigaclear on 07840052781, quoting reference: TTRO386647 Old Coach Road.


Latest Coronavirus updates :

*HM Government's guide on what you need to do - Click here to view

Information and advice from Somerset County Council and NHS SomersetClick here to view the latest updated information from Somerset County Council and the NHS in Somerset.

For Somerset and Avon Police notice on scams during this period - click here

*Somerset Waste -

From Monday 1 June 2020, all 16 recycling sites will be returning to standard summer opening hours.

For bin collection and information from Somerset Waste click here and for their latest newsletter click here. Hold on to your clothes, or lose them to landfill.

Clothes and Textiles -Somerset is being asked to hold on to its unwanted clothes and textiles to make sure they don’t end up in landfill. Somerset Waste Partnership is committed to making sure everything it collects that can be recycled, is recycled and recycled close to home. But Coronavirus is making that impossible to guarantee, so kerbside textile recycling collections are being suspended until the situation improves.

Hold fire on bonfires, say SWP and fire chiefs:  click here to see why

*Help and services in our Parish :

There are a number of initiatives being developed in our Compton Bishop Parish see below : 

  • Cross and Compton Bishop residents : If you are unable or worried to leave your home because of the coronavirus a group of local residents can help. Click here for more information and contacts.
  • The New Inn (Cross) have played an important role with their delivery service for grocery, fruit, vegetables and wine or beer - thank you! Now that Pubs are allowed to open this service won't be possible. Keep your eye on their website (click here) 

*Somerset County Council - Coronavirus

All our help and information is now available in a single place on the SCC - click here to view

*Appeal :Somerset Community Foundation has set up the Somerset Coronavirus Appeal to raise funds for local charitable groups that are supporting the most vulnerable people affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and, looking ahead, to ensure that when the time is right we can help our communities recover well. Click here for details of how to donate to the Somerset Coronavirus Appeal.

*Education while in lock-down

With many people furloughed and self-isolating, it's more important than ever to raise awareness about free education courses and training. Home learning will help people make the most of their time and cope better with self-isolation. It will also improve their employment prospects at a time when many jobs are a risk. Learnyay helps adults find free education courses and training. By connecting them with ESFA and local authority funded colleges, schools and training providers in their area.  Click here to find out more

*Spark Somerset COVID-19 Update

This is a challenging time for everyone, but please be assured that we are still very much available to support our communities. If you would like our help, please call 01460 202970, email support@sparksomerset.org.uk. working to support Somerset communities to respond to COVID-19, and will share the latest information, best practice guidance for groups and useful resources click here. 


Cross and Compton Bishop Village Survey - Findings

Click here for the results


Volunteers Wanted

Compton Bishop Parish Council is looking for volunters of all ages to help with maintenance work around our parish of Compton Bishop

Fpr more information click here



Trading Standards have released information on recent scams which includes :

Renewable energy : computer support : driveway repairs : garden services : advance fees ;: garden furniture : rouge roofers : white goods insurance : home insulation : Christmas : phising

Click here to view this file


Making our local roads safer

Volunteers sought for a Parish Speed Watch Group

The Parish Council is looking for a number of volunteers to join with others  in setting up a speed watch group in the parish.  If you are interested then please contact  the Parish Council Clerk at  comptonbishopparishcouncil@gmail.com or phone 07856 846621.

For on-line information abouth Community Speed Watch - click on the link https://www.communityspeedwatch.org/


Council Tax scam by text message

Please be aware that Sedgemoor District Council have had reports a company who are texting messages to members of the public, stating a refund is pending for council tax.  This is a scam and should be deleted.   They ask residents to follow the link provided to claim their refund.  The first screen asks customers to confirm their details, followed by the second screen asking for members of the public to enter their bank account details. 


Burglary Prevention

There have been a number of burglaries across this area where the offenders have targeted homes while the residents are on holiday. There are a number of things you can do to make your home safer. For some tips to make your home safer click here to view the advice on preventing burglary from the Avon and Somerset Police .



National Grid – Hinkley Point Connection Project

National Grid has a section on their website giving the latest information on the works taking place in our area. Click here for the information regarding the works in the Mendip Hills area.



Funding available to homeowners and landlords for home improvements

Sedgemoor Council would like to make residents aware of funding that is available to make improvements to homes in our area. Click here for details


 Cross Lane Footpath, A38 and Cross Lane Safety Proposals

The Parish Council Meeting on 24th October 2018 accepted Somerset Highways proposals for the construction of a footpath in Cross Lane, a pedestrian refuge on the A38, road markings and lighting on the A38 and Cross Lane. The following documents can be viewed by clicking on the title, below:

 Update on project Indicative layout map 

Somerset CC Road Plan : Somerset CC Lighting Plan 


Compton Bishop Parish defibrillators

The three defibrillators are now up and running and are located at :

 1)White Hart BT box ( BS26 2EF) 

 2)BT box at the end of Church Lane on Webbington rd ( BS26 2EX) 

3)Webbington Hotel to the left of the reception steps ( BS26 2HU) 

Please take a note of the one nearest to your home and make an accessible list of people and their telephone number who could assist in retrieving a defibrillator in an hour of need. 

Defibrillators increase the chances of survival following cardiac arrest so please make a plan in your household of what to do After you have telephoned 999. The ambulance service will give you the keypad access code to your nearest defibrillator.

Automated public defibrillators can be used by anyone trained or untrained as they talk you through step by step.This is a very useful video if you didn’t attend the training session and wish to learn more.https://www.bbc.co.uk/…/how-to-use-a-defibrillator-and-save…

Do contact Tracey Brownlow if you require further information on how to access or use a defibrillator on 07731892294




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