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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.

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


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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)



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Parish Council will be holding their Annual Parish Meeting on Thursday 10th May 2018 at 7.00pm in Ruishton Village Hall.





Planning matters, Highway Matters, Neighbourhood planniing, Financial matters, Flooding, etc.


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A358 Development, Planning, Highway Matters, Councellor's Reports, Neighbourhood planning, Clerk's report, Chairman's report, Money matters...


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Taunton Area Cycling Campaign

I am writing on behalf of Taunton Area Cycling Campaign (TACC) because we have been making representations to Highways England relating to cycling and walking provision as part of their proposed scheme. We have now launched a petition in support of this. This maybe of interest to people living in your Council area, who walk and cycle (and possibly horse riders too). We would be grateful if you could circulate it.

The petition is at etitions/provide-a-cyclepath-w ith-the-a358-upgrading

More information about our work on this is at s-englands-a358-proposals- little-on-offer-for-cycling/




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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