Neighbourhood Plan

Following on from the public meeting held in the village hall on  13th September, we will be holding a follow up meeting on 31st October at 7 pm in the Oak House, Church Road Biddestone.

The purpose of the meeting is to decide whether as a community, we would like to move forward with a  Neighbourhood Plan or pursue other options, and if so, appoint a steering committee to take the process forward.

Please visit the following link which will provide an outline of what a Neighbourhood Plan entails:

We are hoping to attract a speaker who will be able to enlighten us further on all aspects of what this would involve.

The Parish Council are acting in the first instance to bring people together to determine whether as a community they would like to formulate a Neighbourhood Plan. If the community would like to progress this,  then a group will be formed which is independent of the Parish Council to move this forward.


Simon Bruce


Biddestone and Slaughterford Parish Council

Forthcoming Events





We will be holding a Safari Supper and an Auction of Gifts and Promises on Saturday 25thNovember. All funds raised will go to the Friends of St Nicholas.

The evening will start at 7pm at the Oak House with drinks where people can view and bid for the auction lots and collect the location for their main course and pudding!

The main course will be served at 8pm and at 9pm, people move on to their pudding location.  All then gather back at the Oak House at 10.00 for coffee and port where the auction will be held to draw the final bids on each lot. Anyone with mobility problems can stay at the Oak House for their meal.

We will be displaying the bid sheets in St Nicholas during the week before the supper and people will be able to see what is available and place written bids.

We have already received some very generous pledges, including:

  • A lawnmower service.
  • A Christmas cake.
  • A painting by a local artist.
  • A lift to and from Bristol Airport for up to 4 people.

If you would like to pledge a promise or a gift to be auctioned, please let us know what you would like to offer.  Pledges could be for anything really but for instance babysitting, baking, gardening, shopping, hospitality, music or computer lessons. Gifts could be art or craft items, whatever you like!

Tickets are £20 each person, BYO wine for the main course and pudding. All funds raised will go to the Friends of St Nicholas.

Please contact Simon or Charlotte if you are able to make a pledge, host a table or for tickets on 01249 716330 or

Advent Supper

Friends of St Nicholas Biddestone

Join us to celebrate Advent with a candlelit supper.

Friday 15th December 2017 at 7 pm.

£20.00 per person, all ticket money to the Friends of St Nicholas.

Space in the church is limited and only 40 places are available.

Please book before 10th December so that tickets issued and seating arrangements finalised. To book or discuss special dietary requirements please email

*A Date For Your Diaries*

The Christmas Concert of both light and classical music, which is given annually by Caroline Dale and Friends,  will be held as usual in

The Biddestone Arms on Friday 22nd of December.

Mulled wine offered by “Basil and Sybil”

Look out for further details in the November issue of the Broadsheet after which tickets will be available.


Previous Events

Follow the links below to see write-ups and photos from various village events.

The Book Club usually meets on the 3rd Monday of the month,for further information contact Diane Ross-Smith

The Village Fete

The village fete is held annually  on the last Saturday in June.


Biddestone’s Got Talent

You might be surprised at the wealth of talent that a small village like Biddestone contains!