Tree Warden
08 February 2022

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 post is vacant.

Neighbourhood Watch
01 February 2022

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: vacant

Staple Fitzpaine Coordinator: Vacant

Parish Path Liaison Officer
01 February 2022

The Parish Path Liaison Officer for Neroche Parish is Mark Palmer


Mark covers the parishes of Bickenhall, Curland, Orchard Portman with Thurlbear, and Staple Fitzpaine.

To report a problem with a public right of way, please see Rights of way

Parish Magazine
01 February 2022

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 £6 for 12 issues.

If you wish to subscribe please email

Rights of Way
01 February 2022

Please click here to see the Definitive Map of Rights of Way in Somerset.

Rights of way responsibilities, and how to report a problem, can be found on this website under Council / Report a problem. For ease of access, a link to the latter is also provided here

Travel Planning in Somerset
01 February 2022

Travel Planning in Somerset - Think Travel - New On-Line Travel Planner

Somerset County Council have launched a new online travel planner which is particularly useful for those using public transport and/or residents without easy access to a car. The website also carries information on demand responsive and community transport and has a community board for car sharing.

You can read more about it here:

You can visit the site here:

Waste Collection
01 January 2022

Changes in delivery dates during holiday periods are placed on the News page when they become available.

Somerset Waste Partnership
01 January 2022

Please see hyperlink to the January 2022 newsletter here: