Tatworth and Forton is a rural parish surrounded by beautiful countryside yet close to major towns. The main centre of population lies two miles south of Chard, although Forton is closer to Chard than to Tatworth and South Chard. The parish is roughly triangular in shape measuring 3.5 miles west to east and 4 miles north to south. It is the most south westerly parish in Somerset, bordered on the east by the River Axe and dorset on the South and West by Devon. There are bus links north and south from Tatworth and South Chard and to Taunton and Yeovil to the east from Forton. The M5 motorway junction is at Taunton.

There are 1115 households and a population of approximately 2700.

Tatworth and Forton History


A35 Morcombelake pedestrian crossing 
Added 10/03/2020
Flood relief and woodland scheme for Jubilee Field 
The Parish Council is seeking tenders to remedy the extensive wet patch caused by machinery damage to a land drain in Jubilee Field and help mitigate surface flooding in the village by reducing the rate of the downstream flow.
Added 28/01/2020

2021 Parish Council Grants are now available for application. Local Groups and Organisations for Grants up to £400.

Notice of Application

Application Form 


Tatworth Church