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

  • Men's Working ShedDo you have unused talents and skills……..
  • Prepared to share them……
  • Daytime hours to fill……….
  • Need to meet other like minded men……

Then put a note in your diary – Thursday 12th September 2019

Memorial Hall Tatworth starting at 7.00 pm with a Cup of Tea and Biscuit to see if there is a need locally to set up a MAN’s SHED.

Proposed Meeting sponsored by Tatworth & Forton Parish Council.

Coombes PondWARNING

The cost of looking after the community assets…….the picture shows the mindless vandalism which has taken place at Coombses’ Pond!!

No accusations are being made except to say who would light a fire on top of a table……….

Rural ranger poster
Tatworth Church