A rural village in the heart of Somerset

A lovely rural village with lots going on ……

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Butleigh Village - With a population of around 900 the village is situated near to Glastonbury and Street.  Bath, Yeovil, Taunton and Bridgewater are within easy reach as is the Clarks Village shopping complex and the large Millfield Academy complex.  Facilities include A local and well supported Primary School, Post Office, Public House (Rose & Portcullis) and traditional tea room (The Drawing Room) are here in the village.  St Leonard’s, the local Anglican Church is well supported and regularly holds village functions.  An annual fete in the grounds and musical reviews  inside the church attract large numbers. Some of the other activities available are listed below


Butleigh Area Transport (BATS) is a group run by volunteers and provides transport for those in need of help in the village.  

Church Rooms

A meeting and function room is available to hire for meetings and parties. Weekly Whist Drives are held here and the rooms have recently undergone a major refurbishment

Heritage Trail

In the very near future a local resident will have completed a Heritage Trail for the village.  Walks around the historical village with historical data on buildings provided.

Caravan Site

A small camping and caravan site on the outskirts of the pretty village of Butleigh.

The  site could not be more picturesque located in a quiet lane and in an orchard.

Butleigh Voices

This all female community choir, currently with about 30 members, is open to those from Butleigh and the surrounding villages.

Book Groups

Several book groups operate in the village and each month post reviews in the monthly News and Views magazine.


Two sessions of Pilates are held each week on a Tuesday in the Backtown Pavilion.

Register your interest at the pavilion on any Tuesday.


An excellent magazine, the NEWS & VIEWS, covers  Butleigh and the surrounding villages and is published monthly. It is available by subscription or from the Post Office.


The Butleigh Wheelers meet every Thursday on the village green outside the Post Office.  They have their own pages on this website with news features & images


The Butleigh public footpath network has been extensively improved, new gates to replace old ones and stiles. Improved pathways and the general clearance of overgrown vegetation.

Volunteer group that looks after the playing filed at Backtown and the play park at Holm Oaks.

Art Group

The Little Arts Group meets in the Church Rooms on a Wednesday afternoon.


Holm Oaks Play Park is Closed.
Following the recent publication of a District Council Risk Analysis and advice given to Parish Councils alongside national guidance from the Government regarding the management and operation of playparks during the Coronavirus pandemic the BPFA have been forced to officially close the Holm Oaks Play Park.

The Parish Council and the BPFA Committee are volunteer groups and cannot offer the required support to meet the needs of the Risk Analysis.In particular the need to clean the access gates daily, to clean high contact areas of equipment twice daily, to adapt the site for Social Distancing and to maintain a track and trace register.

The BPFA will continue to maintain the site, will ensure the grass and the hedges are cut, will maintain the equipment and will continue to inspect the site twice monthly.

Any persons using the play park and the equipment during this official close down period needs to understand that neither the BPFA nor the Parish Council will accept responsibility should you fall ill.  You should self isolate and seek medical advice if you are unwell.

All known social distancing procedures, hand sanitising and the removal of your own waste are required.

The Risk Analysis documentation that we have been provided with can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

We would  be happy to put  you in touch with any of the groups shown below.  Use the Contact Page for details.

Bristol Water Plan Major Road Works in Butleigh

In a few weeks’ time Bristol Water will be carrying out a water improvement scheme in Butleigh.  Details of the proposed plan can be found by clicking on the button.    Bristol Water and the Parish Council will be working together to minimise disruption and to keep residents fully informed.

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