Interruption to the Number 10 Bus Service

Hello Everyone

Unfortunately, due to short term staff shortages ATWEST are unable to operate any journeys on the Service 10 Porlock to Minehead route from Monday 20th September – Friday 24th September with normal service being resumed on Saturday 25th September 2021. The Ridler bus service and the journeys on service 10 provided by Buses of Somerset (School day journeys morning and afternoon) shall continue as normal and it has been agreed that the Exmoor Coaster Bus Service will accept return tickets purchased on the Ridler Bus Service during this time period.

As you know ATWEST provide a number of different services in the area and these remain unaffected during this time. They will continue to provide all their school transport commitments, the Slinky Demand responsive service, the 198 Dulverton to Minehead service and their Community Transport commitments.


The decision to suspend their journeys on the 10 has been made because the Exmoor Coaster bus service is still operating and provides a number of journeys between Minehead and Porlock during the day. ATWEST will be advising passengers and also ensuring the notices are posted on bus stops to advise intending passengers of the alternative Exmoor Coaster services during the week.

If you have any questions please let me know.


PHSSG Meeting to be held on the 20th October 2021 @ 7pm

Hello Everyone

The PHSSG are to hold their first face to face meeting on the 20th October 2021 at 7pm in Porlock Village Hall. Please find below supporting documentation for the meeting.

In order to comply with the latest Government Legislation and to ensure the Health & Safety of the Members of this Committee, if you would like to attend this meeting as either public or press please notify the Group Administrator, Lesley Thornton, by 4pm on the date of the meeting by email to .

Agenda 20.10.2021

Items requiring ratification at PHSSG Meeting 20.10.21

If you have any questions please contact the Clerk at Porlock Parish Council

Best Wishes Debbie

Live contemporary, popular music and folk music on Saturday 11th September from 3-7pm @ The Bottom Ship!!

The Ship Inn (Bottom Ship) at Porlock Weir – is hosting an afternoon of live contemporary, popular music and folk music on Saturday 11th September from 3-7pm.


This is a great opportunity to enjoy live music in a stunning location and a chance to get-together with friends and family and soak up the atmosphere of live music in the scenic setting of Porlock Weir.  

We will be treated to fabulous music from the following artists:

Fox Willow – original music from a close harmony group.

Jason – Singing contemporary songs you know.

Rob Craig – a fantastic Blues Player/Man.

Phil Garvey- a well known singer /songwriter that plays all over England.

Mo Scott – A local singer/songwriter.

Blythwood – singing contemporary and folk music.

Jonathan Fryer – A player from Glastonbury who sings folk and contemporary music.

We are very grateful to The Bottom Ship and the musicians who have offered to play and raise funds for The Visitor Centre.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Free admission.  

Donations to Porlock Visitor Centre