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 petlodge.co.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
This year the churches in Paulton raised £1062 for Christian Aid, so thank you to everyone who contributed in any way.
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.
Items can be left at the local Churches or at Tescos
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.
JMBRO (Jeff Mountjoys Big Ride Out) 2016. The final total for charity was £4,400. Fantastic result. The organisers wish to say thanks to everybody who helped, donated and participated.
Celebrating the Queen's Birthday
The Queen's actual birthday was April 21st but Friday June 10th is when official celebrations start taking place with a Thanksgiving service at St. Paul's, followed by Trooping the Colour on Saturday and a huge street party on Sunday 12th June. The theme of which is Community, Charity and Celebration.
On Saturday 11th June there will be a family fun day at the Red lion. Running from 2-6pm
Pizzas, BBQ, Cakes, refreshments, Raffle, tombola, Rodeo, Music and more.
Definitely something for the whole family.
Alternatively you are invited to 'A Queen's Tea Party' in the Wesley Hall 3-5pm Tickets are £1 per person. You can enjoy afternoon tea and some great musical entertainment. They'd particularly like you to share the afternoon with any Paulton 90 year olds. So if you know any, please invite them along.
Or pop along to The Lamb where their birthday celebrations include a jazz band and BBQ.
Holy Trinity rounds off the celebrations on Sunday 26th June with a special lunch at the Village Hall at 1pm. This is a ticket only event. We are told that menus and tickets will soon be available from Kathy Mayley 413109.
If you are holding a celebratory event which you would like to share please email us. Details at the bottom of the page.
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 www.remploy.co.uk
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.
Tickets available from Mandy on 07747031014 (after 5pm)
Photo by Kirsty Carne
This little robin has chosen to make a nest among the waterproofs at Paulton Infant School. The RSPCA have asked the school not to move her. They are planning on purchasing a nest box next year should she wish to return to school!
!!!!!!!!! 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 ..
Then moments later the car a silver Astra overtook me at great speed .. Not to be seen again
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
Following the resignation of Cllr Margaret Barrett, a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council. Click on the link here if you are interested in applying to become a Parish Councillor.
Did you miss the Annual Assembly of
Paulton Parish Council?
If so ....below are extracts from the
There were also reports from the
Click above to find out more
Extracts from the Parks Committee Report
......The play equipment in the park is very well used.
.........The fitness equipment just by its side is also beginning to be used more and more and it is hoped now that Spring is here more people will give it a go. Each piece of equipment is clearly signed and is adjustable to suit all sizes and strengths and is suitable for all people over the age of 14.
................There are plans to have some signage in the park to help keep the park safe and pleasant for all users – which includes dogs.
As many of you will be aware, the parish council supplies dog poo bags free of charge and the vast majority of dog owners are happy to use them and clean up after their dogs.
Unfortunately, there are a few who do not and we have been working closely with the BANES dog warden to try to address the issue.
.........The tennis courts are also well used .................
.........The Wallenge open space has recently seen swings and a roundabout added to it and there are plans to replace the old climbing frame and slide.
........The access to the Miners’ Rec has recently been improved so that it is easier for wheelchair users to use this space.
........... Paulton’s cemetery .....won an “Outstanding” award in last year’s South West in Bloom competition.
Your Infant School collects
Active Kids Sainsbury’s Vouchers .
Please pass on your voucheres
Food bank collections are made at our local Churches and at Tescos
There is a Batik course running
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 http://treuk.com/ You may also want to request to view our 20 minute presentation to learn more.
TO INTRODUCE ATTRACTIONS OF THE SOMER VALLEY
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 dave_dixon@BATHNES.gov.uk.
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.
Sharing birthday with the Queen, though not quite
as old is Paulton Village's Hub Grub
Mondays - Roast
Tuesday -Thursday Specials
Friday - Fish and chips
and Pizza making
Many Happy Returns Hub Grub
Purnell's holiday Camp
Following our successful holiday camps at Purnells over Easter, we are pleased to announce our next camps at this venue are ready to be booked for the Whitsun holidays.
Dates - Tues 31 May - Fri 3 June
Booking forms will be printed shortly but in the meantime if you would like to book your child's place please email us at email@example.com
Following on from this we have two camps during the summer holidays, venue to be confirmed but please do message to express interest or book. There will be a discount if both weeks are booked.
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. )
As you may know, we’ve been preparing for Paulton’s Party in the Park since November last year. Like us, we know, everybody in Paulton was looking forward to another successful event.
However, it has now come to our attention that there are three obstacles preventing us from holding this year’s Party in the Park.
· New premises licensing rules
· Committee Insurance Liability
· Lack of police presence
We very much appreciate that this decision to cancel the event is disappointing. However, we are working to overcome these problems and to hold Paulton’s Party in the Park on Saturday 1st July 2017.
Paulton Party in the Park Organising Committee
Evie North, an eight year old from paulton has won a Pride of Somerset youth Award
Evie who is battling a life long illness which leaves her constantly in pain has won the Award for the way she copes.
She was nominated by her brownie leader Julie Harrington who said the young brownie was amazing.
Is this Paulton's Friendliest Coffee Morning?
Holy Trinity Church Tuesdays am
____Send us photos of your events.________
News from our Schools
Y6 Paint Pals at Bloomfield
Our Paint Pals team were made very welcome at Bloomfield Care Home recently. Jasmine ford, Ella Bryant, Ajay Gillard, Bella Perez, Thomas Darling and Miranda Entwhistle worked with the residents to create Easter themed window decorations using collage. As always, the team were a highlight of the day for the residents bringing them companionship, inspiration and warmth. It's fantastic that Paulton Junior School has this opportunity to bring both the young and elderly, of our community, together in this way
‘Sadsville’ Launched at Paulton Junior School
On Tuesday PJS helped launch the book Sadsville written by Martin Roberts in support of the NSPCC Campaign Speak Out. Stay Safe. They held a special assembly with guest speaker Martin Roberts reading a copy of the book to the children. A London double decker bus was parked on the playground and children were given the chance to board the bus and at the same time they each received a free copy of the book.
Ollie Wade from 6P represented Paulton Junior School at the Chew Valley School Team Show Jumping Competition last weekend competing against 18 schools from around the Somerset and Bristol area. He performed magnificently winning Individual 1st, Team 1st, Best Turned Out, 5th in the 50cm Class and 5th in the 60cm Class. His huge haul of medals are testimony to the incredible amount of hard work that he puts into his sport. Well done Ollie, we are all very proud of you.
Cassandra Wye internationally acclaimed performer, educator, director and trainer of storytelling in performance and education visited Paulton Infant school as part of Book Week
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.
Dorothy Bull is a much loved Paulton resident.In fact she is one of the longest surviving inhabitants of Paulton, having lived in the village for all of her 86 years.Today was a special day for Dorothy as she celebrated her birthday in The Hub Café in Paulton, surrounded by friends and well wishers.
Sally from The Hub Café (pictured) said “We love to see Dorothy come into The Hub, as she makes us all smile”
When asked by Liz Hardman (local Councillor) what was the secret of her long and healthy life,Dorothy replied”It’s having lots of friends and also having a faith.I was carried into Holy Trinity Church, Paulton, as a baby and I’m still attending and sitting in the same pew!”
Dorothy was elected as Queen of Paulton some years ago to open the annual “Party in the Park” and she still carries this title.We all wish Dorothy even more happy birthdays.
Sarah Hutchins + Child Minding
I'm an Ofsted registered childminder in Paulton with Early Years space available on a Monday and Friday and after school spaces available throughout the week - pick up from Paulton Schools.
Wanted Players and Coach
We are looking for players and a parent/coach to take on Purnells U7 in readiness for U8 next season. This will be a mixed team. Unfortunately we have not been able to facilitate this age so far this season but with support and help from us as a club, we would really like to get this age group up and running as there are children out there keen to play
Is there a Dad, Mum or even a qualified coach keen to take on a team? We can put any volunteer keen to manage this team through their Level 1 coaching badge and there is one at Writhlington in May!! The other requisite is completing a CRC which is standard for any coach.
If you are interested please do get in touch asap via private message to me Claire Burton or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fern Watts + Child Minding
I'm a new Ofsted registered childminder in Paulton. I am passionate about providing children with the best possible care and aim to provide children with a warm and stimulating, home from home environment with a variety of fun activities. I currently have vacancies for preschool children as well as before and after school care. Please contact me for more information!
Treats with a twist now being sold in hub from £2.
Treats with a Twist is a Paulton company based at Alpine Road, Paulton.
They have been in the confectionery industry for over 20 years and trading as Treats with a Twist for over 5 years. You may have met them at Party in the Park.
You may like to visit their website
Phone: 01761 411278
The company is open Daily, 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m
and of course. ....we've added them to our business page (see tabs at top of page)
New Business entry !
Professional face/body artist
bodypaintingbycat.com (body art/ glitter body tattoos)
cats-creations.co.uk (face painting/ kids)
A 'Hello' from.......................................
Professional Face/ Body Art Painter
(just moved to Paulton)
I'm an ex-teacher but now professional face & body painter, having won most of the UK face competitions, titles and awards as well as body ones over the last 15 years.
I am mainly hired by agencies, malls, parties and events of all sizes from fetes and festivals to the Hong Kong Rugby 7's World Championships. For years I was the only face-painter in the UK hired full-time by an attraction to paint daily, which helped me become one of the fastest quality painters in the country. I also teach the art-form to schools/ groups, and in colleges or to other professional painters around the country.
I've held a clear CRB/ DBS since 2000, and have Full Public Liability Insurance specifically for face & body art with Equity the Performer's Union. I only use top quality cosmetic paints & glitters (not cheap stuff like Snazaroo), and follow the strict Health, Safety & hygiene guidelines of the FACE association www.facepaintingassociation.com. I'm also one of their rare Level 2 Advanced painters & a committee member helping raise standards in the industry.
Anyway - I'm here, I would be grateful if you could keep me in mind for any events. I'm happy to provide artwork/ photos for anything I work at, and as I often paint in clubs and festivals as well as at kids events, have designs that appeal to all ages. Here are some of my on-normal-job photos, all faces which would take 3 minutes or less.
YourPaulton and Paulton Magazine
will be working together to bring you details of
Events In Paulton
The Paulton Magazine will appear quarterly so if you want your events publicised within , forward planning will be very necessary.
YourPaulton web can help as we are willing to display dates as soon as we receive them .
So, please send us details of any events which you would like publicised (email@example.com) . The information will then appear on the web site and be shared with The Paulton Magazine team (unless otherwise requested)
Paulton Social Walkers now meet at 10 am.
The group is for over 50's and meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month starting at the precinct
So why walk?........
Age UK tells us walking can improve our health in a number of areas
Businesses - Would you like to advertise
in the Paulton Magazine?
for 1st edition all copy to be received by 30th April
Full Page ads £80 per edition (£280 for 4)
Half Page ads £60 per edition (£200 for 4)
Quarter Page ads £40 per edition (£120 for 4)
There will be a surcharge of 10% for in-house design of ads.
A new quarterly magazine for Paulton residents and visitors is being produced
It aims to give information on what is happening in our village and will replace previous publication such as the Paulton letter.
The Paulton magazine will have room for letters from residents, news from our clubs, organisations, Parish council and Churches plus room for local businesses to advertise.
The first edition of the Paulton Magazine is due to be delivered in June so if you would like to be in the first edition or you would like more information please mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy's Animal Care
On the 22nd of May, myself and Jessica will be taking part in the Wag Walk. We will be walking 6 miles with Pepper and Anouk to raise money for the Bath Cat's and Dog's home. If you could spare a couple of pounds to donate and help us reach our target we and all the animals would be extremely grateful
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....
Have you just moved to Paulton? Welcome packs are available from the Parish Council office
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 http://www.sclt.moonfruit.com/