Welcome to Bawdrip in Somerset

Bawdrip OnLine aims to provide a useful information source for residents and visitors and give a feel of the village life.

Bawdrip is a village and civil parish in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, England. It is on the south side of the Polden Hills about 4 miles (6.4 km) north-east of Bridgwater. The population of Bawdrip is around 490 and is located to the east of Bridgwater.

The A39, which follows the Polden Hills to Glastonbury forms the North and West boundaries of the village. To the south there are views across the levels towards the neighbouring village of Chedzoy with which Bawdrip shares its school.


The draft minutes of the September meeting are now available here

A big thank you to everyone who came for our delayed litter pick this morning, 12th September in Bawdrip. Here are some of our volunteers who helped including the Environment Agency. Well done everyone a great effort



Church Services for September (click for details)

Guidance on the use of facemasks in church

The Church of England has published its guidance on the use of facemasks

"Face coverings must be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing." 

Speeding on the A39

At the July meeting of the Parish Council it was noted that with the gradual removal of some of the lock down measures, the increase in road traffic and especially the speed thereof was again becoming an issue.

There was agreement that the provision of a speed indicator device was a laudable aim to improve public safety particularly due to the accident history on the section of the A39 road which runs through the Parish.
However, the operation of such will require commitment by volunteers to be actively involved and consequently there is a need to establish such support before proceeding with the project. This would involve mounting and removal of the sign as it is not able to be permanently sited.

If you are interested in learning more about what is involved please get in touch

Richard Culverhouse, Chairman Bawdrip Parish Council
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Tel:  01278 584390   Mobile 07402 338400

Graham Jarvis, Council Clerk
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Tel: 01278 451256

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Defibrillator: Did you know that there is a Defibrillator at the Bawdrip Parish Hall and would you know how to use it if you had to?  

The Defibrillator case has recently been replaced and the code has also changed

To open the cabinet the code is C159X     MORE 


St Michael and All Angels Church in Bawdrip celebrate reaching their funding target

Parishioners in Bawdrip have reached their target of £17,000 to repair and restore the churchyard wall that borders the road through the village. The wall is in a poor state and recent hits by traffic passing through the village have contributed to the need to sensitively restore it (more here)


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Bawdrip Tributetractor tribute

Bawdrip Village

Do you need something or can offer help to someone during the pandemic ? 

We want to make sure that those potentially isolated in Bawdrip get the contact and help they need, for example shopping, posting letters or a telephone call to make sure they are ok. 

We have a support group in Bawdrip to make sure anyone in the village affected by the current situation gets any help they may need.

If you need something, are able to offer help and are aware of anyone needing support please  see our Facebook page - Bawdrip Corona Virus Support Group and share with others.

We also have a WhatsApp group set up to co-ordinate support - if you would like to be included in this please text your number to 07800 861 428.

Let’s keep Bawdrip Kind and Safe



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Public Consultation Meeting  re new village hall

Tuesday 10th March, 3pm to 8pm, at Bawdrip Parish Hall

A new village hall, car parking, play area and approximately 10 homes - Land at Bradney Lane

Click for more details

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Community Cafe Birthday

The Bawdrip Community Cafe has celebrated five successful years. Since its launch in 2014 it has become a regular social event in the village. At its September opening volunteers were thanked for their input and those attending enjoyed some birthday Cake. 

Click for more


Search for a new vicar

As we look for a new vicar for the local churches, residents were invited to say what they think. A survey was conducted and 

the summary of the results is here 


Heritage Project Finale

The heritage project finale event took place on 9th February  Click for more on History Group Website


Heritage Boards installed

The heritage boards have now been installed Click for more on History Group Website


Defibrillator: Did you know that there is a Defibrillator at the Bawdrip Parish Hall and would you know how to use it if you had to?  

The Defibrillator case has recently been replaced and the code has changed

To open the cabinet the code is C159X     MORE 





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