From Paulton Junior School
David Knowles 3CM
represented Paulton Junior School recently at the BSGA Schools Trampolining Championships. He qualified from the South West regionals and as a result was entered into the South Zonal Final which he attended on Sunday18th January. We are delighted to announce that he finished in 3rd place which means that he will now compete at the National Finals in Birmingham. Congratulations to David for and good luck at the Nationals in March.
This term, year 4 have started working with Henry and Fran from Bath Rugby both on the rugby field and in the classroom.
They have tackled score sheets, drop-kicked league tables, scrummaged with bonus points and given times tables a good try!
On the field we have been learning the art of tackling and evading tacklers and we look forward to the upcoming sessions.
Bath Rugby’s involvement with Paulton Junior School is part of the AVIVA Premiership Tackling Numbers programme; working alongside schools to continue to make learning about numbers exciting, engaging and fun!!
Paulton library/hub are constantly needing new people as volunteers Would you like to help?
The Library is run by Bath and N E Somerset Council and staffed jointly by Library Staff and our magnificent band of Volunteers.
Most volunteers come in for one 2 hour session per fortnight. Benefits include giving something back to the Community and adding a valuable work experience to your CV if you are job hunting. Around 6 people have achieved employment April 2013 to December 2014 following volunteering at The Hub.
If you like meeting and helping people have some basic IT knowhow then please consider joining us.
You can call in at The Hub any time and pick up an application form and volunteering outline
or you can apply online at http://www.vol-centre.org.uk/ Tel 01225 338 105
Take a screen shot and get one free day pass through January — at Mystyle Gym
Abbott's Farm Close
Please notice the change of dates from our previous article
The Inspector has now decided to alter the timetable. Apologies if this has caused confusion .The new timetable is:
January 27 10.00-5.00 Housing Supply
January 28 9.30-5.00 Housing Supply
January 29. 9.30-5.00. Abbots Farm Close
January 30. 9.30-2.00 Abbots Farm Close
February 5 9.30-5.00 Boxbury Hill
February 6. 9.30-2.00 Boxbury Hill
February 25 9.30-5.00 Boxbury Hill
February 26 9.30-5.00 Boxbury Hill
All meetings will be in the Guildhall,Bath.
If you would like to speak you need to inform the Inspector on the first day (January 27). However we will both be attending that day , so if you contact us we can pass on your names to the Inspector and an indication of when you would like to speak.
Once again, apologies if these changes have caused any inconvenience.
Cllr. John Bull.
Cllr. Liz Hardman.
Paulton residents have their say
Well over 100 residents packed Paulton village hall last Tuesday, to express their views on the recent traffic calming measures in Paulton, at a Parish Council meeting.
The Chairman, Les Wild, opened the meeting and handed over to Cllr. Liz Hardman who explained that, immediately following the installation of the build-out near the hospital, she had arranged an emergency on-site meeting with BANES highways officers, along with Paulton Parish Councillors and fellow BANES Councillor John Bull to demand that the build out be removed. They were told a Safety Audit would have to take place to assess whether the build out should remain. The Head of BANES Highways and Traffic ,Kelvin Packer, did agree to attend a meeting of Parish and BANES councillors Tuesday morning to answer the questions residents would be putting that evening, as BANES highways officers would not be attending. Kelvin Packer promised there would be a full Safety audit of the whole scheme which would be brought forward and carried out this month.He assured residents that they would be informed as to how key decisions will be made.
The Chairman then opened up the meeting to residents, and most comments were concerned with the build-out by the Hospital. It was noted that health workers, midwives, staff, patients, ambulance crews, emergency and delivery drivers, commuters, many of whom were present, were all reporting an increasing risk of delays, difficulty of access and danger of collision, due to the build-out.
The Chairman pointed out that this build-out had not been placed in the location required by the PPC, but had been changed, without consultation by BANES Highways. A proposal to remove the build-out was unanimously agreed by the audience. It was agreed that a full list of residents’ grievances should be recorded and relayed to the Highways department.
A great deal of frustration was expressed that the Highways department, which was seen as having created the present chaos, was not represented at the meeting.
The other issues raised were whether a 20 mph limit was needed throughout the whole of Paulton, no access for cyclists at the side of the build-outs, thus placing them at risk, the dangerousness of some of the signage ( obscuring driver’s vision ), the need for more information from the parish council on the internet and social media, and how much had all the measures cost. Cllr. John Bull agreed to provide information on these costs.
Cllr. Hardman reiterated that although BANES Highways officers had declined to attend this meeting, there will be an opportunity when the whole traffic calming scheme has been assessed and a safety audit done, for residents to be informed as to key decisions to be made and an opportunity to speak to the highways officers.
New Wickes store going in the old Focus/Great Mills site.
The co-op store is now Radco.
Yellow cards no longer in use. Sign up for the Radco blue cards
The following dates and times have been changed since we posted this article. Please see further up for alterations
Both the Abbott's Farm and Boxbury Hill Devlopment plans have gone to appeal. The official site tells us that the appeals will last 2 days however this is inaccurate. They will actually last for 2 weeks
The appeal will start with 2 days of looking at the housing supply for BANES. Then (if the Inspector for the Core Strategy has got it right) Jan 29th (9.30-5) and Jan30th ( 9.30-2) will be spent reviewing the plans for Abbotts Farm Close
Tues 3rd Feb, Thurs 5th Feb (9.30- 5.00) Fri 6th Feb(9.30-2pm) will be spent reviewing the plans for the Boxbury Hill development.
Site visits are planned for Feb 24th.
Don't forget you have a chance to comment on the options for key development sites and the planning policy framework in Bath and North East Somerset, currently know as 'The Placemaking Plan'.
To learn more click the 'Paulton Parish Council' tab at the top of the page. It will take you to an introductory page then to the council's home page upon which is the link.
The new Head Teacher of Paulton Infant School has written an introduction to all parents of pupils at the school.
I am delighted and incredibly proud to be ...the new Head Teacher of Paulton Infant School. I have already met many of the children and have been impressed by their enthusiasm for learning, their good behaviour and lovely manners. I am looking forward to working in partnership with the children, staff, governors and you as the parent community in order to continue to develop Paulton Infants as an exciting, happy and successful place to learn.
Over 100 residents attended the meeting on 6th January re Paulton's traffic calming concerns. A full report will be available here soon
There has been a surge of Burn's night celebrations in recent years and Holy Trinity Church has joined the trend. This year will be the second year running when Church members have invited the village to join with them.
The event traditionally takes the form of a supper which celebrates the life and poetical works of Scot's man Robbie Burns. Events take place near his birthday in the last week of January. Burn's suppers may be formal or informal but typically include haggis, Scotch Whisky and the recitation of Burn's poetry. The suppers frequently conclude with dancing. .
The full details of the Paulton Burn's night are opposite in the events column but hurry and book your place. It's a ticketed event and building on last year's success we know that tickets will go fast.
Swan Transport for Paulton Residents
Swan’s transport is for the elderly and disabled on low incomes living anywhere in Bath and North East Somerset. (Low income is defined as being on any sort of benefit or having less than £16,000 in savings).
Journeys can be made to anywhere in the county. These may be to visit friends or family, to attend social activities, to attend health related appointments, to go shopping to attend training or educational facilities or simply for a trip out. Those travelling with Swan are asked for a donation towards their travel. Suggested donations are banded according to the distance travelled and how far a driver has to travel to reach their passenger.
Just ring 01761 439548 and give staff your journey details. The office is usually manned between 9am and 3pm on Mondays to Thursdays and from 9am to 12am on a Friday morning.
As demand for Swan’s transport grows they are continually
seeking new drivers to help with this rewarding work. You could live
anywhere in the county and would be given full training. All mileage
is reimbursed and you can state the days or times that you would be
willing to drive. Some drivers are able to help each week, others just
a couple of times a month. Please do contact on 01761 439548 or email
on email@example.com to discuss the possibilities.
Paulton Pool has returned to its standard term time timetable, available for viewing on their website.
Did you know....
Paulton Pool Exceeded 50,000 customers in 2013/2014 that's over 140 people a day enjoying the fantastic health and social benefits of the pool.
The pool would like to cater for your needs and currently wonders if you would be interested in snorkelling or any other training. Have your say by contacting the pool.
Hub Grub open today (Tuesday) from 9 to 6 pm!!!!
Full English breakfast
Tea, coffee, hot choc and cake!
Lunch with dieting options available
Pop in after school for and easy kids tea???
See u today at Hub Grub xxx
A little about Paulton Parish Council
In 1894 Paulton Parish Council was formed and currently has a membership of twenty-one councillors. The parish of Paulton is one of the largest in Bath & North East Somerset (BANES). Elections for the council are held every four years, with the next one scheduled to be held in May 2015. Paulton Parish Councillors have elected not to receive any remuneration but to give their time, services and skills freely for the benefit of the local community.
If you wish to contact them at any time please use the link at the top of the page.
We've heard about this appeal from Laney James for the homeless...
I am trying to get food, thermal socks/gloves etc out to Bath/Bristol homeless over the next few weeks. Any donations of blankets in good clean condition would be very gratefully received. I also have no transport so if they could be delivered to 36 Ludwells Orchard on Paulton, that would be fantastic. Any cash donations to help with the food (even £1 would help) can be put through the letterbox in an envelope marked "homeless donation". Thank you so much xx
New Zumba classes for Kids starting Fridays at Paulton Rovers.
Click clubs and societies above and follow the links to Louise Baggaley for full details.
In the new year a new Head teacher, Mrs. Julie Hogan, will be joining Paulton Infant School, We look forward to welcoming her to Paulton
'It's Like Snow!'
Among the activities taking place at Noah's ark preschool was an exploration of texture using flour, fingers, chalk, paintbrushes and cars. Name writing and letter forming was a popular choice.
To find out more about the activities of Noah's ark Preschool...Click here
At Paulton Rovers
New Learn to Dance Classes
commence 15th Jan.
For details on this and other clubs and societies in Paulton, please click our clubs and societies page
Holy Trinity Church.
Carol singing at Tescos
Thank you for all who supported on Saturday morning.
Over £250 was raised for RICE.
RICE is an internationally renowned dementia research and treatment centre located in Bath. They are a registered charity focused on essential research and providing support for people with dementia, their families and carers, dedicated to improving the quality of life of everyone involved.
Spotted in the Hub - a B&NES Consultation Meeting
Paultons very own Brownie Pack had a great time at the zoo
Why not write to us and tell us what your group/club/society has been doing. We'd love to hear from you.
Paulton Methodists Bazaar raised over £1,300.
Thank you to all who attended
Congratulations to the Harrington Family
Julie and Neil Harrington are well know in the village for their contribution to the Guide and Scout Associations. Recently offspring Beth and Alex have been awarded the Queen's Scout Awards the highest award achievable in the movement. Bethany says that it has taken a lot of hard work, dedication and determination.
So congratulations to them both.
Find out how well Paulton School is performing!
Performance tables for 2014 results
Click link below, http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=109089
Thank you to everyone who has supported all of the Paulton Schools PTA Christmas events recently. They have raised over £2200. Wow!
TheHub Grub Café celebrates its first birthday! It opened in The Hub (library) in Paulton just a year ago and it has transformed the centre of Paulton; but it’s not just a café serving food and drink, Emma and her staff have involved themselves in every event happening in Paulton,from organising Christmas Carols, Easter Egg Hunts to Scary Scarecrow Making at Hallow E’en.Her business is thriving so much, she now employs 5 local people.
Emma has turned The Hub Library, through her café into a welcoming place with good, reasonably priced food.Emma also put chairs and tables outside to encourage even more people into The Hub. All this has transformed what was once an empty premise into what is truly now The Hub of Paulton, where parents with families can sit with their children, where old age pensioners feel welcome and local businesses have flourished because of the extra custom The Hub Grub Café brings.
From the start, Emma has involved The Hub Grub Café in almost every community event in Paulton.This started with her organising the morning Christmas Carol Concert in December outside The Hub Grub.As well as this she put on free craft activities for families with children over Christmas in The Hub Grub, sponsored by local businesses.Emma then went on to organise an Easter Egg Hunt around Paulton, ending in The Hub Grub, with prizes donated by local businesses.The major event in Paulton in the Summer, “Party in the Park”, Emma organised the making of Scarecrows, used in the Scarecrow trail, involving many local children.Once again, free craft activities were offered to parents during the long Summer holidays, which were particularly useful to those not going on holiday.
Finally,Emma and her staff have been involved in fund raising for our local community.This involved raising money for “The Messy Play” activities for parents and children, which due to cuts would have been closed down and which caters for an incredibly high number of parents, well over 50.
She has also organised a “Paulton Pyjama Walk” to tie in with the switching on of the Christmas lights in Paulton, which will raise money for the homeless.
By moving into The Hub Library and providing Café facilities, Emma has encouraged even more people to use the library facilities, thus contributing to its success.
It is not an understatement to say that Emma’s Hub Grub business has transformed the centre of Paulton.
Marie Curie Cancer Care is seeking volunteers
Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for volunteers in Pensford, Temple Cloud, Clutton, Bishop Sutton & Paulton to look after collection tins placed in shops in these areas.
Marie Curie Cancer Care provides free high quality nursing to terminally ill patients in their own homes. The money generated by the collection tins will go towards providing care in the BS39 area and last year Marie Curie cared for over 10,596 hours
in the Bristol area. This is a great opportunity to become part of something that will really make a difference to others.
It will be the responsibility of the volunteer to visit the shops around every 3 months, ensuring that all tins are correctly labelled, sealed and secured as necessary. They could develop relationships with each of the sites to help us gain continued support for the charity. This activity can fit into their spare time as and when.
By sparing a little time, someone will be doing something extremely worthwhile, whilst also gaining valuable experience in fundraising activities. It is also a great way to meet new people.
Anyone interested in finding out more, please call Natalie on 0117 9247 275 or email our office (Bristolwiltsfundraising@Mariecurie.org.uk) to find out more.