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This website is maintained on a voluntary basis by the residents of the parish of Ruishton, Thornfalcon and Henlade. If you are running a club or business or other organisation within the parish, then you are invited to be included in the website, but don't forget to often update your information.

Welcome to our parish

This website tries to capture the feeling that you can only get from living in a small community in the south west of England.

Bell House (old School)(Click on image for the gallery shoot)

If you live in the parish, then the news is a good place to start.

If you once lived in the parish, but have now left, go to the gallery first to help you remember to slow down and enjoy life.

If you are thinking of living in the parish, click on the "About Us" tab, or perhaps one of the "quick links".

If you just stumbled in here and just want to look around a bit, then let me suggest that you get into the spirit of village life by following some simple rules, firstly, don't rush, and once you are relaxed, then click on a link and read the text, then imagine what happened a day, a week, a year, a decade, or even a century before, now move onto something else and imagine again.

Flood Action Plan March 2014

Following the extreme flooding Ruishton suffered during 2012/13 (which made the national press) a community flood action plan has been devised
Flooding has become more extreme since 2000
(Click this link for more details)

Development Management Plan

Taunton Deane Borough Council have released document “Site Allocations and Development Management Plan - Preferred Options” for consultation in which they are proposing “New strategic employment allocation around junction 25 of the M5” covering 25 hectares which will have a major impact on the Parish.  Map Link | More Information Link

Our Millennium Video... Link

With the help of Liz Harper and Teena Mitchell, we have put the Millennium video onto our website.


Ruishton Village Day and Flower Show 2014

Schedule | Entry Form


Creech St Michael, Ruishton and Thornfalcon Benefice

The Benefice of Creech St. Michael, Ruishton and Thornfalcon Parish Churches now has a website.Link

Jubilee Committee Facebook Link



All the new photographs and articles

Get your parish photo's, or historic gems added to the website



New Pilates Class

Starting 1st September at Ruishton Village Hall
Mondays 10-11am
8 week block £48.
Please bring your own mat.

Please call Emma to book your place or for further information: 01823 618792/ 07443 647 389
Today Pilates has become very popular with the general public and celebrities of all ages and levels of fitness, some of whom have never embarked upon any form of physical fitness regime before. The slow controlled flowing movements primarily strengthen the 'core' muscles that stabilize and support the spine, realign the body, correct postural problems and excellent for overcoming and strengthening injuries. Pilates brings mind and body together, focusing strongly on total concentration, balance, precision and breathing. Excellent for reducing stress and for total relaxation.

The Little Village of Ruishton

Ruishton's lovely flowers,
And it’s long playing hours,
Children playing in the park,
Ruishton's church, its greatest mark.
Lovely people lovely homes,
Never moans and never groans,
Pretty plants and lots of trees,
Insects, Bugs and Buzzy Bees,
River snaking through its banks,
Cows in their fields with water tanks,
The cosy pub and village school,
Nursery and village hall,
It’s close to the hills, It’s close to the sea,
It’s basically the best place to be!

Emma Simpson Age 9
Emma is the granddaughter of David and Liz Robertson