There are 40 parishes in the Blackdown Hills, all with a strong sense of community and effective parish councils.
The network provides a mechanism for collaboration on common issues, to have a collective voice and to share information and resources.
Priorities for the network stem from the Blackdown Hills Community Plan (2011). The plan helps parish councils in the Blackdown Hills to address common issues such as broadband provision, local transport and severe weather.
Many villages have halls, shops, services, clubs, activities and parish newsletters. Please see the websites below for more details. If you require further community information, please contact us.
Parish and village websites
All Saints - local info, news, activities, parish council
Blackdown Benefice - Christian worship
Buckland St Mary local info, clubs, activities, parish council
Combe St Nicholas - news, diary, walks, local organisations
Dalwood - things to do, clubs, events, businesses
Hemyock - news, events, clubs, businesses, history
Kilmington - services, news, clubs, events, history
Membury - parish council, local contacts, clubs
Neroche villages - community website covering Bickenhall, Curland, Staple Fitzpaine, Orchard Portman and Thurlbear
Neroche hall - serving Bickenhall, Curland, Staple Fitzpaine, Orchard Portman and Thurlbear
Otterford - news, calendar, local information
Stockland - events, village info, accomodation, church
Upottery - clubs, businesses, parish council, history
Yarcombe - useful contacts, events, news, clubs, history
Does your village have a website to add to this list? Let us know