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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.

Parish Council Agenda 2/1/2019

Planning, Defibrillator, Highways, Neighbourhood plan, Financial matters, etc.


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Parish Council Minutes 5/12/2018

Boundry Commission, Planning, Highways and Footpaths,, Councellor's Reports, Neighbourhood planning, Clerk's report, Chairman's report, Money matters...


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Village Day & Flower Show 21st July 2018

Any fears that this year’s hot dry summer would adversely impact on the 36th annual Ruishton Flower Show were dispelled by the entries displayed on the day.

The traditional week long annual Scarecrow Trail led up to the Ruishton Flower Show and this year’s theme of “Cartoon characters” saw a colourful array of favourite characters...

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News Letter January 2019

Monthly draw winners, Carpet Bowls Club, Jumble Sale, Bingo, Health Walks, Artists in TexStyles, Friendshop club, Book club, Parish council and local adverts.

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Please complete our new TACC survey

In 2018, we plan to work with Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council on developing a new cycling network plan for the Taunton area. Please complete our new TACC survey to tell us where you would like future cycling funds to be spent.

Please visit our site, which has a link to the survey... Link
Or go directly to the survey by this link... Link


Ruishton Village Day Flower Show 21st July 2018

The Ruishton Flower Show is celebrating its 36th anniversary, this year we have 106 different classes over 7 sections, it gives us 700+ prises to be won. So, if you have green fingers or enjoy making cakes and jams, perhaps you are handy crafty, or even a bit of a closet wine maker, we would love to see you enter them at the show. We always have a great show for the younger ones in our community and they never disappoint us with their imagination and ability.

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Main Entry Form Link...

Scarecrow & Hanging Baskets Entry Form Link...





In 2037 the Parish will contain three distinct & separate villages of Ruishton, Thornfalcon & Henlade. They will be thriving healthy communities with separate identities & access to shops, churches, pubs, village halls, playing fields & primary school

Each village will be surrounded by accessible countryside with flourishing wildlife & protected from flooding. Roads will be unpolluted, safe for pedestrians, cyclists & traffic. There will be good quality homes, access to jobs & provision for those working from home....Link to full vision document




Housing Needs Survey 2018 Report

Ruishton and Thornfalcon Parish Council commissioned Taunton Deane Borough Council to undertake a Housing Needs Survey to ensure that future housing development meets the needs of local people in Ruishton, Henlade and Thornfalcon.

Housing Needs Survey Report

Appendix (Questionnaire)




Taunton and District Mahjong Club

We play at Ruishton village hall on every Monday (except bank holidays) (2pm to 5pm).

Would you and some friends like to have a go at the real game of Mah Jong? Why don't you come down and say hello, we will find you a seat and help you learn the game.

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