Eve's kitchen will be open for tasters during the Christmas Market offering free samples on selected dishes .
Purnell Youth Cricket presentation Evening Report
We recently marked the end of another successful cricket season for PCC's youth section at our annual presentation evening at the club.
Paulton to have its own C.O.A.S.T!
Need free advice in a relaxing atmosphere on managing your budget, employment, tax credit changes, benefits, debt, housing and even loneliness? COAST is a Community Outreach Advisory and Support Team, who are based at the P.E.O.P.L.E shop, High Street, Midsomer Norton. They are coming to The Hub Library, Paulton, every 2nd Thursday,10-12 pm, starting on Thursday 26th November.
Each session will be run by the Community Outreach Workers. Meghan (pictured) said “We are offering a community service for your needs, free on a one to one personalised service” Ollie (pictured)added “No appointment is needed. Just drop in” .Finally Sharon (pictured) said “We’re very approachable”
John Bull and Liz Hardman both added “We’re both pleased that The Hub Meeting Room in Paulton is available is available for people to get advice. This advice is free and can cover a wide range of issues affecting local people. It also means people don’t have to travel to places like Midsomer Norton to get this advice.
(See 27th Nov 'events column' on right)
I have had the exciting news confirmed today that our 1st prize is a Mulberry bag!!!!! (Photos and details to follow shortly!)
Raffle tickets £2/strip
Event tickets £10 in advance/£12 on the door.
Pop this date in your diary and come and join us! A local community fundraising event for a local Paulton boy!
Grab your trainers and get ready to dance, try something new and most importantly help raise as much as possible for Harry's safespace....this is life changing! All welcome, no experience necessary!
Paulton residents face disruption on the Bath commute for the next 3 weeks.
Work to improve drainage along Bath Road in Radford will begin on Monday November 16.
The road will be closed from the junction of Radford Hill to the junction of Mill Lane, with a signed diversion via Radford Hill, Paulton Hill and Britten’s Hill.
Alfie Reaches the National Finals
Alfie Boulton from 6S has qualified for the National Bi-Athlon Finals in Solihull, West Midlands later in November. Alfie was part of Paulton school team who attended the BANES Bi-Athlon Championships in Bath last month. His combined time from the swim and the run means that he is in the top 100 nationally and therefore qualifies for the Nationals. We look forward to hearing how he gets on in a later . Good luck Alfie.
Hi, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the race night in aid of stardust majorette troupe . We raised a huge £550 for the girls .
For all the cat owners in Paulton,
especially those in Brookside and Brittens Hill
.............from Norton Radstock Cat's Protection
Sadly the last 2 stray cats we have picked up from this area have tested positive to FIV you can read more about this disease on our main website. Or copy and paste this link.
FIV is the feline equivalent of HIV and can only spread via bodily fluids.
Cats at most risk are those who are un-neutered.
Cats Protection recommends that FIV-positive cats are kept indoors and only allowed outside in an impenetrable garden or safe run. They should not be allowed direct contact with FIV-negative cats.
Please contact your vet if you have any worries.
Please share and spread the word.
Norton Radstock Cat's Protection
Good morning everyone. ... just a reminder about the new bus service to Somervale and Norton Hill schools.
Fundraising Event for Paulton's Harry.
from Jo, Lou and Kezzie
Friday 27th November! Chilcompton Village Hall, 7-9pm! Pop this date in your diary and get your dancing shoes out ready!!! We're holding this event to raise funds for Harry, a 6 yr old boy from Paulton, who desperately needs our help and support. It's a 2 hour dance fitness party including the launch of a fabulous Clubbercise class! You don't have to dance, or attend a Zumba class to give it a go! Open to all! Raffle tickets available too, £2/strip. Contact Lou, Kezzie or myself for tickets to both the event (£10 in advance, £12 on the door) and raffle. Further details on poster below! ALL proceeds raised go to help Harry get his safe space.
Tickets now available from Hub Grub
From Pautlon Barmy Army.........
Some parents had shown concern about the overgrown hedges down Phyllis Hill and thanks to John Bull, our ward councillor, trimming back the overgrowth has been arranged, making it safer for the school children who choose to walk to and from school.
Christmas Market Comes To Paulton November 28th
Saturday November 28th is the day when Christmas lights will be switched on in Paulton. However, added to the carol singing and the Christmas Tree lights, there will be Paulton’s very own Christmas Market.Ten stalls will be set up outside the Co-Op offering a wide selection of Christmas gifts. The festive atmosphere will be helped by the closure of the main road from 4pm-7pm, with festive food available from The Hub Grub and mulled wine from The Lamb Pub. Ample parking is available in the public car park opposite the Red Lion pub.
There are still some stalls available to hire, so anyone interested please contact Paulton Parish Council: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01761413644
New Bus Route To Norton Hill and Somervale Schools Nov2nd
Just a reminder for parents and carers that after half term, on Monday November 2nd, a new bus service will be in place. This will take pupils from Paulton not only to Somervale, but for the first time in many years to Norton Hill School. The bus will leave Paulton at 8.10, arriving at Somervale School at 8.22 and Norton Hill School at 8.30.On the return journey the bus will go into Norton Hill School at 3.30 and on to Somervale School at 3.40.
We are very grateful to Tim Jennings from Somerbus, who with BANES is providing this service.We are also grateful to Miranda Stevens who has done so much to get this service going along with our parents bus transport committee in Paulton.
Litter Picking Paulton
Ten volunteers turned up to help pick up litter in the lanes and roads around Paulton, organised by Pam Leah. Pam commented that there seemed to be a decrease in the amount of litter,which is to be welcomed, as we only collected 25 sacks , which is far less than usual. She said” We picked up a white drawer,some lorry debris, clothing and fast food wrappings and loads of aluminium drinks cans that had been thrown in the hedges and an alarming number of wine and spirit bottles had been thrown from cars. Disappointingly,some prankster had taken bottles from the Radford Farm recycling bins and thrown them in the brook opposite. One lady stopped to ask if we were being paid which amused us !”
If anyone would like to join the litter picking team, please contact Paulton Parish
Council 01761 413644, who have details as to how to contact the organiser, Pam Leah.
Download and participate here:-
Storycycle Theatre Company
The story cycle theatre company have just launched their latest project which concerns Paulton's former Purnell's/British Printing Corporation.
They produce shows, workshops and community projects for people of all ages and although based more in the East they wish to produce a community event. They want local stories about the day to day running of the factory and how it's closure impacted on workers and the local community.
I'm sure there are plenty of stories among Paulton residents. Why not get them heard and put 'Paulton on the map'
Free computer help is coming to the Hub in Paulton. Computer introduction and advice sessions will be running on a Thursday afternoon from 2-4pm throughout November. Computers for the Terrified is aimed at those who haven’t used a computer before and don’t know where to start,on November 5th and November 12th whereas the Drop in Computer Surgery is aimed at those who already have a computer/tablet/smart phone but need a bit of help, on November 19th and 26th. These sessions are particularly aimed at older people, but any age welcome.
Computers for the Terrified is a two hour introduction to getting started with computers and will look at the different sorts of computers/devices available, what you can use them for, how to connect to broadband. Learn how to search for something on the Internet using laptops provided by Liz Hardman’s Ward Councillor Initiative Fund money.
No booking is necessary.
The Drop in Computer Surgery will aim to help you with small problems that might be holding you back or driving you mad! Bring your device e.g. laptop/iPad/tablet/phone etc. and get some free advice.
Sessions will be held on Thursday 19th November 2015, 2-4pm and Thursday 26th November 2015, 2-4pm. No booking necessary
Nicky and Peter Green from Green House Media will be running the free sessions. Nicky has many years experience as a tutor, and is committed to teaching older beginners, and Peter is an experienced computer engineer and tutor. Nicky says, “I love helping older people use technology as the benefits can be life changing, for example keeping in touch with family and friends through email, Facebook and Skype etc. can reduce loneliness and shopping online can help maintain independence.”
These sessions have been funded by Green House Media, B&NES Library Service and B&NES Paulton Ward Councillor’s Initiative Fund. Councillor Liz Hardman says “This is such a good opportunity for people, especially older people to learn how to access the Internet, use Facebook and emails.”
For further information, please see library staff or contact Nicky or Peter Green
01761 470615 / 07811 6689783/ email@example.com
To everyone :-
Star Dust Majorettes are fundraising at the moment . We have a race night on the 6 th of November at Purnell's cricket club and we need some sponsors for our races we have 8 races to sponsor. So please please please if you or your business could spare £20 the race will named after you and your name in the programme,while all the time helping an amazing group of people help kids and young adults commit ,train and compete. One of the best ways to keep kids off the streets. Also you can be an owner of a horse for £2 and if your horse wins you enter the winning circle to claim your prize. Also if you don't feel you can do that but would like to offer a prize we would be extremely grateful for any help
Details of Remembrance Parade now in Events Column - 8th November
If you receive a letter like this BEWARE. It is a scam.
Local Environment Meeting rescheduled for Monday 26th October at 7pm. See council website
Paulton Commemorates Oliver Brooks VC
Just one hundred years ago to the day, on October 8th 1915, Oliver Brooks, was awarded the Victoria Cross for “conspicuous bravery.
Last Thursday October 8th, 2015, the event was commemorated in Paulton, where Oliver Brooks was born.
Almost 200 people attended the ceremony, held in the Methodist Chapel and outside by the War memorial, where a special paving stone dedicated to Oliver Brooks was unveiled by Peter Brooks, grandson of Oliver Brooks.
Oliver Brooks was a member of the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards and present day members of the Coldstreams resplendent in their red uniforms formed a guard of honour (see picture)
Members of the British Legion led by Dave Hamblin formed the standard bearers.The citation was led by the ex chief of the army, General Sir Michael Rose, with Colonel Vandeleur of the Coldstream Guards also present.Also in attendance were Jacob Rees Mogg, MP, Ian Gilchrist Chair of BANES, Tim Warren, leader of BANES Council and Les Wild, chair of Paulton
Parish Council who thanked everyone for coming. The event was warmly supported by local residents, members of Paulton Parish Council, Paulton BANES Councillors John Bull and Liz Hardman.The service was led by Rev Guy Edwards and Rev Martin Slocombe.
Liz Hardman, chair of the WW1 Committee, who organised the event said” I am so grateful to members of our WW1 Committee who worked as a team to organise this event.It was particularly moving to see so many of Oliver Brooks’ descendants at this commemoration”
Scenes from the Oliver Brookes dedication ceremony and afterwards
Local Environment Meeting Cancellation
The Local Environment meeting scheduled for 20th October has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. As soon as a new date is available this will be posted on the Council Website (see tab above)
Professional photographer will be in the hub in oct holidays for special offer shoots. Half price looking at around £50'for sitting and pics, ideal Xmas gifts please contact the hub if interested.
Free art exhibition of Jacqui's work
Jacqui Howell who is based in Paulton, has a display of her work at the Guildhall in Bath. The exhibition is entitled 'Colour in the City' and will be on display until November 9th
Jacqui has previously had her work displayed in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Her subjects are very varied but she is repeatedly drawn to graffiti art styles.
The exhibition is free. It is near the main reception area of the Guildhall and you can pop in to view it during the Guildhall's opening hours
Old Mills, Paulton
From Preschool to WI there was something for everyone at the recent Holy Trinity Church's harvest celebrations.
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From Paulton Junior School......
Owls Visit Year 3 We had lots of owls come and visit us on Monday morning. We got to hold and stroke barn owls called Sooty and Sweep. However, Sooty was a little bit mischievous and flew upon to a speaker, then landed on Alistair’s head (the Falconer)! They were encouraged by being fed lots of bits of chicks, but they started to get a bit full and lazy at the end! A European eagle flew right over the top of us. You couldn’t hear anything, but you could feel the breeze straight across your face; it was an amazing experience! We also got to meet Grace- a very expensive Gyr Falcon. By Edgar Perez and George Bissex, Year 3.
Linda from Paulton....
Free electric blanket testing
Are you eligible for a flu vaccination??
Are you 65 or over?? Are you currently pregnant??
Are you on chemotherapy??
Are you between 6 months and 64 years with a chronic disease (eg severe asthma, copd, heart disease or diabetes)??
Are you a carer??
If so please contact your surgery from late September onwards when flu appointments will be available.
With effect from October 2015.....
Elm Hayes surgery will also be offering appointments on Monday evenings for diabetic checks, copd and asthma checks as well as annual healthchecks for patients who cannot get there during the normal working day.
Out of Hours Emergency Telephone Number 111
New bus service Somerbus No 83 will commence Monday 2nd November. Serving both Somervale and Norton Hill Schools. £1 per journey
Route 82 and 82A remained unchanged
Full story of NEW SCHOOL BUS FOR PAULTON.
Over the Summer, a group of parents, grandparents and local councillors have been meeting to try to organise more reliable school transport from Paulton to Midsomer Norton. We are now pleased to announce that a new, larger 42 seater (+ 25 standing) bus will be operating from November 2nd, run by Somerbus.
It will run from Farmborough through Hallatrow and on the main road through Paulton, stopping at the War Memorial in Paulton at 8:10, and all other bus stops en route, arriving at Somervale School at 8:22 and Norton Hill School at 8:30.
At the end of the school day, it will leave Norton Hill School at 15:30, arriving at Somervale School at 15:40 and reaching the Paulton post office stop at 15:50.
Miranda Stevens, Chair of the Parents’ Committee said “This is a good opportunity for our children to have a dedicated bus to take them to both schools”.
Councillor Liz Hardman also a member of this committee commented “This means that parents, carers and children now have an extra bus on hand to take pupils safely to and from secondary school”.
Somerbus’ smaller bus which operates only from Paulton, picking up pupils and members of the public from the housing estates in Paulton will continue to run, as will First Bus.Cllr John Bull who has supported this move to provide additional transport for school children in Paulton to Midsomer Norton said “ We are hoping that many parents will use this additional bus which will take pupils to both Norton Hill and Somervale Schools”
Cllr. Liz Hardman
Sarah's Childminding Service I'm a new Childminder in Paulton I have completed all my training and checks and have just had my pre registration visit and been advised I will have my Ofsted certificate within 3 weeks therefore I will have Early years places available from Mid October. I am also available for before and after school care for children attending Paulton schools. Please message me or give me a call to discuss your requirements or arrange a time to pop in for a chat
For interested Paulton families....
Would you like to become a qualified Lifeguard? You can achieve a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification at Paulton Pool in November 2015. If you are interested then please email the pool at firstname.lastname@example.org
EVERY Wednesday @THE LAMB INN
It's QUIZ NIGHT 9.30PM.
(The Table Top part will be on the tables from 9pm).
So come along and give your Brain a bit of Exercise,
FREE CHEESE AND BISCUITS FOR EACH TABLE,
FREE Entry and you could win THOUSANDS
School Transport From Paulton To Midsomer Norton
article by Liz Hardman
John Bull, myself (Liz Hardman) ,Miranda Stevens, along with other members of the Paulton School Transport Committee, have been meeting to try to improve transport for our Secondary School pupils from Paulton to Midsomer Norton. We have met with BANES’ Officers and have agreed the following:
The Somerbus 82 Service will provide its usual service, leaving Hallatrow Road at 8.10. However, if the normal service is overloaded, Somerbus will provide an extra service. It will do this on a day to day basis. It would run immediately behind the normal bus. If a duplicate bus is needed in the morning, a duplicate bus would then run in the afternoon. This additional service will run from Sept 3rd, when all children return to school. It will carry on for 2 weeks to see what the demand is. It will continue if there is a demand for its duplicate services.
A revised First Bus timetable means the 178 will leave the War memorial at 8.12, scheduled to arrive at Norton Hill School at 8.30. If it is late, please late First Bus know by contacting them:email@example.com mobile: 07713321214
Please make use of these buses as BANES has said they should provide affordable, reliable public transport to Midsomer Norton.
However, the transport committee will be scrutinising these arrangements at a meeting on Sept 17th.We will continue to work towards getting an affordable coach to transport children from Paulton to Midsomer Norton and hope to survey parents in both schools to find out if there is a demand for a designated school coach.
Liz Hardman,(firstname.lastname@example.org)John Bull (email@example.com , Miranda Stevens (chair),other members of the transport committee: Lisa James, Helen Church Hawkins, Lyn Bolton,Mandy Hockley,
MORE FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR
LOCAL PROJECTS IN PAULTON
Another £4000 is available from the Ward Councillors’ Initiative fund for local organisations in Paulton to bid for. The money should be used for projects or equipment which is not otherwise funded by BANES Council. In the past the money has gone towards the Party in the Park, Pride in Paulton , the Paulton Youth Club and other schemes such as a shed annex for the Friends of Paulton Hospital Charity Shop and the creation of an outdoor play space for young children at the Wesley Hall. Swimming sessions for disadvantaged children , organised by the Children’s Centre have also benefited as have the Senior Citizens Lunch Club
Cllr John Bull , Paulton Councillor, commented: This is a brilliant opportunity for local sports and social bodies to acquire a small pot of cash to fund a cherished project. We will also be advertising a special surgery at which those thinking of making bids can come to discuss them with us.
His colleague, Cllr Liz Hardman added : Bids must be in by the end of this year so local people should get thinking now about projects where an extra few hundred pounds could make all the difference to getting a job done that will benefit the community.
Paulton people wanting to discuss the scheme should contact the Councillors by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or can
ring them on 01225 835100 or 01761 412758.Alternatively they can visit us at one of our monthly surgeries to explain the purpose they have in mind for a WCI grant.
From here on......Admin Stuff....
Have you just moved to Paulton? Welcome packs are available from the Parish Council office