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.

This web site provides information on local groups, items of local interest as well as all Parish Council information, minutes, etc.

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Parish Notice Board

(also look at the 'Upcoming Events' in the column on the right)

            Christmas Carols

                   SATURDAY 17th December 5pm

Father Christmas will be comming to bring presemnts for the children

                   Mulled wine and a mince pies

Everyone Welcome! 



Broadband - Connecting Devon and Somerset Update

Voucher Scheme

The CDS voucher scheme will close on 30th November to new applications. This will allow suppliers to complete installations and return invoices to CDS by the end of the financial year in March 2017.

Residents and businesses who have slower speeds can apply through the Connecting Devon and Somerset website. Those with speeds that are confirmed as below the 2Mbps threshold and have no access to faster networks will be issued with a voucher. In some cases where there is a programme underway to connect an area the applicant will be informed that they may be able to access improved broadband through another scheme. If residents do not have sufficient internet access to apply online, paper copies of the application form can be sent. Alternatively arrangements can be made to take applications over the phone.Click here for the website


Mobile Library - Cross

possible removal of service through low usage

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The Trustees of the William Cray Foundation invite the residents of the Compton Bishop parish to make applications for grants to assist with the education of any student of Comprehensive 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.

The application form is very simple and can be downloaded by clicking here or by email request to William.Cray.Foundation@Gmail.com. Please return your application by email (as above) or by post to William Cray Foundation, Prospect Cottage, Webbington Road, Compton Bishop, BS26 2EU

The closing date for applications is 30 October 2016.    Applications will be assessed by the Trustees and grants awarded by 30 November 2016.