Paulton's Public Art

Paulton residents have been asking us what has happened to the public art installation for which the developers of the Purnell/Polestar site were supposed to have set aside £10,000 as one of the conditions for gaining planning permission. We have now been told by a BANES planning officer that a change to national planning policy makes it impossible for the Council to insist on this obligation being met. As a gesture towards it we understand that the developers have paid for ornamental railings on one of the Bovis show houses. However it seems unlikely that these have cost £10,000 and consequently we will be writing to Bovis to ask them to remove such a claim from their publicity material.

Cllr John Bull

Cllr Liz Hardman

Fantastic opportunity
 for voluntary and community groups 
to gain professional advice.


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Changes to Bus Services......

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There will be no rehearsals now until we resume again on Tuesday 16th August.

Following the resignation of Councillor Bob Piper there are now 4 casual vacancies to Paulton Parish Council.  

Please contact the office if you are interested in becoming a Councillor.

Paulton’s Annual Arnhem Remembrance Service and Parade with aircraft flypast is first Sunday in September 4th at 1.45 meet at Recreation Park, Tenniscourt Rd. Move Memorial at 2 pm. Service begins at 2.30.Aircraft flypast. Devoted little band made happen for 37 years. Need bigger devoted band 2016.Need help on the day, car parking, telling visitors and relatives where to go and what happens. Welcome them. Catering helpers lead by Marg Barrett will again provide Paulton hospitality.Troops, cadets, standard bearers, helpers, workers, relatives and people that help, with tea, cakes,sandwiches. Thanks Paulton Cadets who set out seats & loads of work. Unnamed people deliver and offload chairs, sell programmes. We have marching Band 2016 that costs money. There is a“poppy drop” from the aircraft over the Double Hills Field. 23 Parachute Soldiers will each place a small wooden cross for each of the 23 soldiers who died on way to Arnhem. Glider Crashed Sunday 17th Sept the Arnhem Battle. Welcome the Troops they come miles to be at Paulton. The relatives of the lads who died, their children getting older now come with their children and grandchildren. .Can we give a special welcome for the boys and girls of the Airborne Forces who are coming to Paulton yet again? ? Can the schools publicise what happens at Double Hills. Anybody help with that? Get the children there please, like they do in Holland. Peter Yeates is now 80 years old and he & DH will go on for ever, his friends are all old now too, but we can continue with your help! Paulton just needs you! Ring Pete Yeates 07521 372387 – or email

Paulton Design Company 
chosen to design
 show home interiors at the Chocolate Quarter's  in Keynsham

Jane Clayton and Co of Old Mills trading estate Paulton have been commissioned to design the show home interiors in the new village for the elderly in the previous Chocolate factory in Keynsham .
Jayne will be offering a unique service whereby prospective residents can purchase any of the show home furnishing or  she will help the residents to develop their own ideas. 


Starting Wednesday 3rd August Camvale Tennis club will be offering sessions for females aged 14-21.

From 6-7pm there will be fun games and coaching.  Beginners and improvers invited 

DBS accredited coaches.

Details Marie 07977460856 or Brian 01761 412693


Paulton Pool...

Our holiday timetable starts on Monday 25th July 2016


Spotted on PBA

Would anyone be interested in purchasing an advertising board to be on display for your business at  Cam Valley Playing Fields at Purnells in Paulton? Cost per board between £60 - £100 depending on size and then an annual charge of £100 which covers from September - September. If at the end of the year you wish to not continue we return your board to you. A great opportunity to get your business known at our amazing ground that 260 children use and 50 adults. It can be anyone not just our players families or sponsors, so if you are a local business wishing to advertise at a well used venue then think of us. 
Contact Claire Burton or Gail Garlick  



Over the weekend the fairy silhouettes and fairy house were removed by an unknown person or person from Paulton's tiny Fairy Garden.

The Fairy Garden is a very small patch behind the wall opposite Holy Trinity Church but it is much loved .  Children in particular find it a special place.  Many try to identify the flowers and some have been seen with insect ID charts.

It is sad that such a petty crime should take place in our community.  The items taken have no monetary value but they give pleasure to so many.  

What a selfish act removing them!

(a Paulton resident)


For details of 

Bus Service 

to and from 

Somervale School 


Paulton Speed Watch Patrol

Brian Wessell is looking for parishioners who would like to support a speed watch patrol in the village.  He has been liaising with PCSO's who are keen to progress with this.  He currently has five people interested in the Winterfield/Oakland area but would like a much bigger team.  Can you help?


Changes to Refuse and Recycling coming to Paulton in 2017

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Bath & North East Somerset residents are invited to have their say on the creation of a West of England Mayoral Combined Authority

Residents across  three areas are being asked to provide feedback on four key areas of the proposed devolution deal: Decision making, Place (transport and housing), People (adult education and skills), and Business.

You can have a say:-

  • Online:

  • Paper copies of the survey will be available from local libraries, Customer Service Points and One Stop Shops from 14 July – or by calling 0117 922 2848.


Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounts of Paulton Parish Council for the year ending 31st March.

They are currently available (unaudited)

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on

Tuesday 12th July are available on the Parish Council Website


PRESS RELEASE: 13th July 2016

“Paulton Infant School ‘continues to be good’ says OFSTED”

Paulton infants school had its Ofsted inspection on 16th June and was judged to be a ‘Good’ school.

Her Majesty’s Inspector, Lorna Brackstone commented that since the last inspection in 2011, ‘substantial improvements to the early years environment’ have been made ‘and this has accelerated the progress that children make’. She noted that children ‘confidently access a wide range of interesting resources which stimulate their thinking, develop their key skills and support learning’. 

She recognised how teaching is tailored to meet specific needs of children and that ‘those who require extra challenge or help are supported by teaching assistants. This has had a strong impact on accelerating progress’.

Importantly, her report said that ‘pupils enjoy their learning and fully involve themselves in tier tasks, and classrooms have a positive buzz…all pupils including those who are disadvantaged, have made good progress…The most able pupils show a high level of engagement in the topics they are learning about’.

Since the appointment of Julie Hogan as Headteacher in January 2015, there has been lots of work to improve play opportunities, noted by HMI who commented that ‘by making effective use of outdoor learning areas…you and your team have made a significant impact on their improving skills…’

Mrs Hogan says “we are all incredibly proud as since the last time the school was inspected there have been many changes to the Ofsted Inspection Framework which now has even higher expectations before a school is graded good or better. We will now of course be working on our next steps to reach ‘Outstanding’.

Garry Yoxall, Chair of Governors said “The school has a fantastic history of delivery good outcomes reflecting in four previous assessments as ‘Good’ during more stable periods against less rigorous assessment criteria. Following recent changes I am delighted with the report which confirms my belief that the school has never been better positioned to kick on and achieve ’Outstanding’ status.”

It is clear that Paulton Infant School is serving the community extremely well, and as summarised by one parent’s comment, “This is a fantastic school where my child is very happy….they treat each child as an individual and address their individual needs.”

For more information about spaces available at Paulton Infant School or to arrange a visit please call 01761 412354 or visit

with many thanks

Kirsty Withyman
Vice Chair of Governors
Paulton Infant School

Zoe’s First Birthday at The Hub Paulton

It is just one year since Zoe Escott took over the running of The Hub Café in Paulton. As well as providing after school food and activities every Wednesday and Friday, such as Pizza making, Zoe has organised events throughout the whole year to make life even more enjoyable for Paulton residents.

Starting with special activities for the children at Hallow E’en,Zoe follows this up at Christmas with her Santa Grotto and of course providing refreshments at the special “Lights On" event , where the Christmas lights are formally switched on in Paulton. The Hub also won the annual competition for the best dressed Christmas window which Zoe planned. Easter sees the Easter Egg Treasure Hunt centred on The Hub Café. Finally,activities to engage the children are organised by Zoe during the Summer holidays. These complement the Book Reading event run by the Library Service at The Hub.

Zoe continues to plan to extend the service offered by The Hub Café. 

Gluten free food is now available 

There is a new Ice Cream Parlour with flavours such as lemon curd and rhubarb and ginger.

 If you’re counting calories there are slimmer's menus.

 On special offer are her breakfasts starting at £2.50.

She also does a roast dinner on Mondays and fish on Fridays. 

Reductions for OAPs,

New Venture During Summer Holidays

 Refreshments in Paulton’s Memorial Park . 

Zoë said “This is a totally new service we are offering to families and people enjoying being outdoors in the Park. We hope people will use this service during the Summer ”

B&NESCouncillors Liz Hardman and John Bull pictured said “The Hub Café as part of the Hub Library is such an asset to Paulton. We hope as many parents as possible with their children will avail of the Reading Challenge which starts July 16th,which is open to all children. This means children will be encouraged to read six books and will receive stickers and tokens.”



Summer Reading Challenge

This year's Summer Reading Challenge is entitled The Big Friendly  Read and celebrates 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl

Just pop into the hub to find out more.
 or search

 It starts on Saturday 16th July and runs until Saturday 10th September,  

Rewards -stickers, medals, certificates !


The Department for Education has released results from SAT tests taken by 10 and 11-year-old primary school pupils in the summer.

 This is the first year of the new tests under the new curriculum. Paulton Junior School are delighted that they are out performing the figure for National Age Related Expectations (N.A.R.E.).


New Cattery opens for feline friends

A new Cattery is now open and ready for its first feline visitors,  
at Paulto Hill. 

 Whilst you are on holiday, your cat can also enjoy the perks of being away from home, with the couple keen to tailor each stay to the individual animal.

 “Cats can be very different – they all have their own personalities,” says Jacqueline. “And whilst they may feel like they are missing their owners a little whilst they are away, we aim to make sure the cats are as comfortable and happy as possible, giving them as much (or as little!) attention as they would like, including cuddles and play.”

 The Cattery has thirty pens with each able to hold up to two cats from the same family, with some able to link up to house up to four cats at a time. Each pen is equipped with beds, bowls, scratching posts and litter trays, and wet and dry food is supplied with special dietary needs (within reason)  catered for

. Prices are charged per day, which includes the day of arrival and collection, at £9 per day for the first cat. Extra cats from the same family sharing pens will be charged at £7 per day.

 The  Cattery is open from Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 noon and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., closed on Sunday. Any arrivals and collections outside these hours is by appointment only. A booking form can be downloaded from the website, which also contains more information and photographs at: www.midsomer or email: uk Readers can also follow the cattery by searching for them via Facebook. To discuss your cat’s stay at Midsomer Pet Lodge Cattery, contact Jacqueline or David on: 01761 753131 or: 07393 196718

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Tracy Waller of 'sweet to eat cakes' is running baking classes for Kids.  They 
are suitable for children aged 6-14 and will take place at 32 Somerset Way on Saturday mornings.  If you are interested contact  Tracy 07557782901 or 412993.
See our events column for dates and bakes.

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From Paulton Junior School.....

Jeff Mountjoy’s Memorial Bench
 We held a special assembly in the Playscape recently to unveil our new bench in memory of our much loved caretaker Mr Jeff Mountjoy. The bench was kindly donated by Sean Dando (parent) and we thank both Sean and the PTA for organising this fitting tribute. 

Staff Vacancy - Caretaker Following the departure of our caretaker, Mr Angel, we have a vacancy for the post. For further details see the BANES jobs website or see Mrs Pratten in the office. 

Governor Vacancies We have 4 vacancies on our Governing Body for either parents or community representatives to join a great team and to engage in some very worthwhile voluntary work. If you are interested or know someone who may be, then please contact Mr Pratten in the office or arrange to meet with one of our existing governor’s to find out about the role. 

Year 4 Canal Basin Walk
 On Wednesday, Year 4 walked to Paulton Canal Basin. They were accompanied by volunteers from Radstock Museum who were able to guide the children and share information based upon the Iron Foundry, coal mining and the history of the canal. The pupils also learnt about the dry dock and how the canal is being restored into its former glory. Hopefully, the children will be able to continue their enthusiasm for the Trade Roots topic by sharing all their knowledge about the local history of Paulton and how migration has been an important factor to the workforce. 


We've heard from katy Holden an employment adviser who covers Paulton.  We are sorry the information is a little 'small'.  If interested we suggest you click

I am an Employment Adviser covering Central Bath and the surrounding areas. I am trying to reach people who would like to return to paid employment and would be able to work for 16 hours or more. I have attached some information for you and would be interested in having a meeting with one of your team about our service.

!!!!!!!!! Warning to all car drivers. !!!!!!!!

re posted from Paulton Barmy army

I had a car trying to get my attention tonight whilst travelling from bath near tunley (aprox 9.30 pm) the car behind kept flashing his lights and put on his left indicator to get me to stop .. 
I didn't ..... (As I have heard stories before)

Then moments later the car a silver Astra overtook me at great speed .. Not to be seen again 
Now I have discovered that in this area a silver Astra car has been stopping people in cars to get money from them , apparently they have foreign accents

So don't stop for them .... If you have to stop , make sure you in a busy area , well light , or if in doubt drive to police station or ring police if safe to do so. .....

Please share. And hopefully they get caught

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Sessions are now available at Paulton Village Hall to learn the innovative Total Release Experience (TRE). TRE is an empowering 'No Talking' physical practice for the release of symptoms from stress, anxiety and trauma. Clients learn to evoke their body's natural tremor mechanism (just like animals) in a controlled and sustained way.  Releasing deep held tensions from the body's  core can bring effective and immediate relief returning the  body back to a more calm and relaxed state. Ideal for IBS,  insomnia,  headaches aches and pains and fibromyalgia. 

Whether releasing from day to day stress or deeper held traumas  anyone can benefit from the practice.  The TRE UK team teach the six session course in a safe and supportive environment during which time clients are encouraged to start home practice. TRE UK  provide ongoing support as and when needed.

The sessions are suitable for all, elderly, disabled, young people over the age of 11, adults

TRE UK also hold workshops at weekends around the country, including Somerset.


“Sessions are available with practitioner Deborah Maddison locally and in the Meeting Room  at Paulton Village Hall. Pre booking essential”.


 For more information visit  You may also want to request to view our 20 minute presentation to learn more.





Walking enthusiasts and local residents are urged to keep September 18th this year free for a Walking Festival which will celebrate the landscape and history of the Somer Valley, around Radstock ,Paulton and Peasedown. Two local ramblers groups are teaming up with Radstock Museum ,Radstock’s Victoria Hall and Bath and NE Somerset Council to present a programme of walks of varying lengths , starting from the Hall ..The walks will take local residents and visitors through some of the most interesting features of  the  former Somerset coalfield, including the remains of  the canals and railways  which transported coal from the mines.

Mendip Ramblers will be leading two walks of approximately six miles  through the Kilmersdon and Mells area while Norton Radstock Ramblers will be putting on a twelve mile hike around the whole valley to the north of Radstock and  a shorter walk to visit the Paulton Basin where volunteers are restoring the Somerset Coal Canal. There will also be an easy family walk along the Greenway to Midsomer North South station, which is also being restored.

On the evening before the walks the Museum will host a talk on the local industrial heritage.

John Bull, BANES Councillor for Paulton , who chairs the organising committee said: The Somer Valley is a beautiful area which deserves to be better appreciated for its attractive landscape and the contribution it has made to Britain’s industrial history. These walks will be free and open to everyone  and will  be of interest to local residents and visitors alike. I am grateful to the local organisations and BANES for contributing their expertise and time to this exciting programme.’

More details of the Festival will be published during the summer and there will be an opportunity for volunteers to help with organising the programme on the day. Anyone who can find time to help should contact David Dixon at The Hollies, Midsomer Norton (  telephone                                         or email

Paulton Junior School building work has begun! 

They are building a four classroom block and extending both the hall and the staff room. The project will run until February 2017. 

The incredible Y5 Football Team finished in second place in the Area Finals at Millfield last week. This amazing achievement means that they now progress to the South West Finals in Paignton, Devon in May. This represents something of a first for Paulton Junior School, as they have never reached a South West Final in football before. 

Dr Helena Crouch of Paulton is again running a programme of botany walks around the Cam Valley

All walks are on Wednesday evening , meeting at 7pm

This year a few walks extend outside the Cam Valley wildlife area as they will contribute to the BSBI Atlas 2020 Project

(The BSBI atlas 2020 project is about producing an atlas of the British and Irish flora, The first one was  published in 1962,  BSBI is now producing a third atlas, Atlas 2020, which will be published after fieldwork has been completed in 2019. It is an exciting project to be part of. )

Click here for the full programme


We are running a National Pool Lifeguard Course at the pool on 18th July - 22nd July 2016, 9.00am to 5.00pm. You need to be over 16 and able to swim. If you are interested, please contact the pool for more details.


Interested in becoming a Library Volunteer? We are always on the lookout for new people. Then contact Council Direct 01225 394041


From here on......Admin Stuff....

More details of Paulton's clubs and societies available by tab at the top of the page.

Paulton Rovers

Have you just moved to Paulton? Welcome packs are available from the Parish Council office


Paulton Library needs volunteers.

Paulton Library needs volunteers.

 Please tell us about your events.


Link available top of page to council. Find meetings, agendas and minutes 413644 


New entry on business pages.  Local surveyor.

 For full details of any of our clubs and societies please view and click from our clubs and societies page.  We try to ensure that all details are up to date.  If you know anything to be incorrect please let us know.  If you are an organiser of a club or society please keep in touch with us and tell us what you are doing.  Please try to check regularly that the details of your club are current. 

At the Hub






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(Our district's  Heritage Museum)

Come and visit us at the Museum for a afternoon and find out how people in the Somerset Coalfield lived, worked and played 100 years ago. Buy the booklet and imagine you are living the life of the Steggles family. Dress up in Victorian clothes and take a picture in front of a backdrop of the 1910 market hall. Be the teacher in the classroom or see what it was like underground

Finish with a tasty piece of cake in the Tea Room and buy a gift from the Museum Shop !

For the opening hours go to


Saturday 20th August

Ice Cream Cone Cup Cakes


Monday 22nd August



__Paulton History Society_
New Season's Programme
Click on Paulton History on the menu bar

Senior Siren is produced this month.  Click here for the latest edtion




School reopenings after the summer break ....

....Thursday 1st September
Somervale, Norton Hill
For details of 

Bus Service 

to and from 

Somervale School 


Sunday September 4th

Paulton’s Annual Arnhem Remembrance Service and Parade 
1.45 meet at Recreation Park, Tenniscourt Rd.
 Move Memorial at 2 pm. 
Service begins at 2.30.
Aircraft flypast. 


..........Monday 5th September

Noah's Ark Preschool,  Acorn Preschool
Paulton Junior school, Paulton Infant School

If you need to drive to school,
Considerate Parking Please.
 Try to avoid parking on the zigzags, double yellow lines and across residents’ driveways.


Saturday, 10th September

Carole Jenner-Timms (flute), Simon Naylor (oboe) & Jacquelyn Bevan (piano)

A Song & Dance – lively and lyrical music from around the world


Forthcoming Trip 
with Friends from Paulton Methodist

Saturday 10th September
Bovington Tank Musem
More details to follow

Computers for Beginners 50+

Thursday 15th September,
ending Thursday 6th October
14:00 - 16:004 sessionsPaulton Hub
1-2 Hill Court
High Street
BS39 7QG
01225 831820


September 17th

 All Day Workshop 

 The Studio

 Paulton Engine


Walking Festival 


Children's Shows
  Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September at 2.00 p.m. 

Tickets on sale now – Adults £6 and Children £4.

Available from friends of Paulton Methodist

More details later

Wednesday 21st September at 2.30pm
Songs of Praise



Saturday 8th October

Barn Dance 



Senior Siren is produced this month.  Click here for the latest edtion


Improving Your Computer skills 50+

Thursday 3rd November,
ending Thursday 24th November
14:00 - 16:004 sessionsPaulton Hub
1-2 Hill Court
High Street
BS39 7QG
01225 831820

Cam Valley Arts Trail

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th November

5th & 6th November

 The Studio Paulton Engine will be 'Open Studio' as part of the Cam Valley Artists Art Trail

Forthcoming Trip 
with Friends from Paulton Methodist

Saturday 12th November
Christmas Shopping

Contact members of Methodist Church





Senior Siren is produced this month.  Click here for the latest edtion



Senior Siren is produced this month.  Click here for the latest edtion 



Senior Siren is produced this month.  Click here for the latest edtion




Saturday 1st July 2017 Party in the Park

Senior Siren is produced each February, April, June, August, October, December.  Click here for the latest edtion