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Paulton Concert band

Friday 11th July saw the band's Summer concert take place at Mardons Social Club.

The band were very well received, and played a variety of songs, including some old favourites and some new ones!


Click on the link in clubs and societies to discover Paulton concert band's new web site.

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 The British Legion is encouraging the UK to take part in LIGHTS OUT, a national moment of remembrance and reflection…10 -11pm Monday 4th August



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 Most Commemorative Events for Paulton will begin on Sunday 3rd August with a commemorative service in the park.  This will be followed by the laying of wreaths and crosses at the war memorial .

DOUBLE HILLS 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNVEILING OF THE DOUBLE HILLS MEMORIAL IS :
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH 2014
TENNISCOURT ROAD
PAULTON
SOMERSET
 This is the 35th anniversary of the unveiling, and the 75th Anniversary of Arnhem.

There will be lots going on.  It is a free event but obviously donations are always welcome so that double hills can be remembered for ever. 

This year the organisers are hoping to have even more children to lay poppies just as they do in Arnhem.  The relatives of the soldiers would be there and they would welcome the attendance of as many Paulton residents as possible.


Later in September (on 19th) there is to be an evening of poetry and prose organised by councillor John Bull at Holy Trinity Church.

Sunday 9th November is the nations  Remembrance Sunday and we will bring you news of village events nearer the time.

On the week following, Sunday 23rd November there will be a Sing Along of songs from the war years.  This will chart the different moods of the wars from the feelings of grand adventure to the harsh realities, and incorporate the sentimental, defiant and sometimes humorous moods of the British public.  The team leading the event were responsible for the very successful Christmas  Sing Along last year.  Be sure to come and join in!
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First World War Trail

Paulton Junior children have  been working with PIPP to design a commemorative First World War trail. This project involved investigating different aspects of life during the war and creating canvasses to represent their findings. These canvasses will be displayed in businesses around the village during the next term, so keep your eyes peeled.

Early in July the Methodist Church put on a Flower Festival the theme of which was 'Remember This'.  Contributors exhibited displays based on significant events of the 20th and 21st century.  One could not fail to be impressed by Sylvia Fielden's display depicting the start of the Great War and of Carol Wilkes display on the Women's Land Army among many others.  If anyone has any photos we would love to share them here for those who were unable to attend the event.


If you know of any other events in the village please send us an email.

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Nearly £900  was raised from  the Summer Celebration last Friday and the ice cream selling during the last few weeks. Thanks to all who made this happen

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From Noah's Ark Preschool

The Summer Fun Day and Sponsored Walk in June, so far has raised just over £1,000 which is amazing. This will help purchase some valuable new resources and equipment for the children
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New free group exercise class. Wednesdays 5 - 7 at Paulton Rec. Fun, simple circuits. Call 07875488044 Anne-Kettell for info.or email,
P2H@bathnes.gov.uk Run by BANES passport to health.
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Lost and founds

Rabbit found near Paulton Hospital.  Contact us if you've lost one !


Film Found

Found a reel of 35mm film (24 exposure) in the grass after Party in the Park.  Could  the person concerned to contact the council offices.

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Flashmob in Paulton
If you were in the precinct on Thursday morning you may have been surprised by the number of villagers who suddenly broke into song.

Singing 'Friends and Neighbours' for the judges of the South West in Bloom competition were Paulton's own Starlight Singers

This was only one of the many activities which took place on the day.  We hope to bring you news of more.  In the meantime may we offer Congratulations to the Pride in Paulton Partenership.  They really have transformed our village.  Well done.





Somer Joinery and Allen Residential kindly sponsored the wonderful artwork designed by Kerry Baker and produced by Kerry and friends. 


Terry, Philip and the art club are to be thanked for the amazing murals brightening up our empty premises

Have you seen the scarecrows  now displayed at the bottom of Downsway as a welcome to Paulton visitors and residents?

There are so many people who have contributed to this event. Please share any news and pictures you have with us.  We are
YOUR PAULTON website.
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Churches in Paulton have again presented every child in our Y6 Junior school classes with a moving on booklet and performed the annual presentation of Bibles at the infant Schools.
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Banes Libraries

Mythical Maze - Summer Reading Challenge

Launching on Sat 12th July in all libraries and

finishing on Sat 13th September. Special events include visits to Midsomer Norton Library and Bath Central Library from award winning author - David Almond. There are special events and activities throughout the summer holidays in all libraries. Every child who reads six books and completes the challenge by 13th September 2014 receives a certificate, medal and a wristband. These children will also be entered into a free Libraries West prize draw with the chance to win family tickets to local attractions. Visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/libraries for more information
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 Scenes from Party in the Park
 

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Julie Harrington12:01pm Jul 3
Look out for the launch of our new initiative " stop smoking in five minutes" - its new, its good and it works...
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Paulton Rovers promoted
 to
Southern Premier League

 Paulton Rovers team was first started in1890. They have now achieved the highest level as a club ever, by being promoted to the Southern Premier League.Dave Bissex the chairman commented ‘This is such a special occasion.We will be playing against teams such as Weymouth, Cambridge City, Truro and Dorchester.Our results will appear on Skye TV! Our success is well deserved as we have the best semi professionals in our area.I’d also like to thank our sponsors, Jaymart and Oakus and Malcolm Powney. We have such a good team, on and off the pitch’, supported by Des and Anne Orchard,Claire Horn and Mandy Horton, Paul Milsus and Nick Bunyard manager. Our plaers have given their all to achieve this promotion and we are so proud of them’

A reception was held at The Guidhall in Bath, hosted by the Chair of BANES, Councillor Martin Veal, attended by members of the team, the manager,chairman and backroom staff and Les Wild, chair of Paulton Parish Council, Marion Wild of Paulton Parish Council, John Bull and Liz Hardman, Paulton Ward Councillors


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Greenvale Road - parking

There have been complaints from residents in

Greenvale Road regarding inconsiderate parking,

especially as this area is mainly for elderly people.

Many are disabled and need to park outside their

homes so PLEASE leave this area clear. 


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At the end of the summer term head teacher Julia Sloyan is retiring after 17 years at Paulton Infants

Hopefully we can bring you more details of this in the next few weeks.



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Bath Skate Park
Skate Board Boy Clip Art
 
B&NES invites users of the skate park in Bath to complete a questionnaire about its redevelopment


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Planning
You may recall issues being raised in Paulton around 'planning' and the lack of a core strategy within B&NES.

We are pleased to inform you that this has now been addressed.

You can learn more by clicking 'core strategy yet to be adopted'

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Paulton Pool

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The Lion

New Paulton Author



We have a new author in the village. His name is Michael J. Rayhill. He has lived in the village for over 40 years and as he is approaching retirement has decided to release a book he wrote many years ago. Retirement will give him the time to give his full attention to his book and to pursue further writing. His book is called RUN MOTHER TO BE and is based in the village although he has had to change the name to Calton. He explains, “The reason I have changed the name is because I have moved the old Coal Canal Basin about a mile further up the valley towards the village. I have used other points of interest such as The Ridge Path and the old Saxon Burial Ground which local people will recognise but have been altered slightly in my book.” Rayhill says that the house used is where he lived most of his adult life in Paulton in Valley View Road which, in the book is referred to as Valley Road. “It’s what I like to call a fantasy thriller when a young pregnant mum goes on the run thinking she has committed a murder. There’s some mysticism involved and some, at times, shocking violence so it’s not for the faint hearted.” Rayhill likes to think his book deals with ordinary people confronted by extraordinary circumstances. “All too often books take you into upper class houses and mansions and the local landed gentry who have to face murder, mayhem and scandal. Which is all very well but what about the ordinary folk, the struggling mortgage payers bringing up families, don’t they get involved in adventures too?” People who have read the book have commented that it is “brilliant” “absorbing” and “a thoroughly good read”.
See what YOU think....
RUN MOTHER TO BE
By Michael J. Rayhill
Available NOW On AMAZON or
Follow this link
http://feedaread.com/books/Run-Mother-To-Be-9781784076344.aspx





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PiPP’s Quiz

PiPP (Pride in Paulton Partnership)is gearing itself up for judging day on July 10th, when the In Bloom judges will descend on Paulton. This year, PiPP has been busy fund raising  for more waterers and on Sunday, a quiz was held at The Lamb Inn in Paulton. Gail Garlick (of PiPP) commented that they were very grateful to Gregs the landlord and his partner, Vicki, for arranging the quiz and for donating all the money to PiPP. Over £200 was collected. Also  grateful thanks  to Dot Mitchard who organised the quiz and was the quiz mistress for the night.

Picture from left to right Dot Mitchard, (Quiz mistress) Gail Garlick, (PiPP) Gregs and Vicki (The Lamb Inn)



From Paulton Junior School

On Monday 16th June, twenty Year 4's travelled to Farrington Golf Club to compete in the annual Tri Golf Tournament. Teams of 10 children from 4 different schools competed in the event which consisted of a carousel of 20 different golf activities. Paulton

children represented the school fantastically and displayed some super golfing skills. Thomas Darling was our outstanding performer, being award first place overall.

Charlie McLachlan also did well and was awarded 3rd place overall. Paulton B team came 5th overall and the A team came 2nd overall meaning that a Paulton team will progress to the County finals at Bath University in the next round.

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Paulton Councillors

have complained over the Radford Potholes and Banes will be fixing them

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Computer Lessons at The Hub Paulton

 Computer lessons have started at The Hub, Paulton.Computer teacher David Kingston said “What super new Lenovo ThinkPads”.These ThinkPads (Laptops to you and me) were donated by Cllr Liz Hardman as part of her Ward Councillor’s Initiative Fund. Liz commented”I’m so pleased these computer lessons are being run for total beginners  and also for those wising to improve basic skills”. Topics covered include finding your way around the computer, sending and receiving emails, searching the Internet and using Clip Art. Fellow ward councillor John Bull added that the lessons last for 6 weeks and are run by the City of Bath College of Community Learning. To find out more about these courses contact Iona Gibbons at Bath City College 01225328831 or gibbonsi@bathcoll.ac.uk



Eating Edibles at The Hub Grub Paulton!

What to eat next? Hazel Rowcliffe, Jo Chapman and Emma from The Hub Grub are looking at recipes written by children from Paulton Junior school. The children along with PiPP (Pride in Paulton Partnership)have transformed Paulton’s Hill Court shopping precinct. Luscious  edibles like runner beans,sweet peas, thyme and many others were planted by year four children as part of their local environment project.The children then went on to research recipes using these edibles. Hazel, Jo and Emma now have the difficult task of choosing a selection of the recipes which The Hub Grub will cook  on Tuesday 26th June. So come along on Tuesday and try these out for yourself.

 First Radish from  the school garden in the precinct


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Paulton Toddler Group at the Methodist Church

The Toddler Group at the Church this week received a new carpet for the children to play on which was very generously donated by K.J. Carpets in Midsomer Norton. The group, were delighted to receive the new carpet from Robert Hooke and Rachel Swain from K.J. Carpets and the children loved helping with the unrolling.



 
Judging Day for Paulton will be first two weeks of July 2014- South West in Bloom Competition

A map of the judging route will be on display at the Village Hall and at the Hub.
 
Paulton is looking more colourful and brighter. With your help it will look even better.
 
Please help us by picking up any litter you see lying around. Report any broken or dirty street signs. Keep your front garden tidy. Keep the kerb and pavement by your home weed free.

(For more details click on Pride in Paulton tab at the top of the page).

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Paulton Junior School have created a resource on the iPads to help anyone in our school community who would like to learn about plants.

 

'On Monday 2nd June two people from each class went to see Dr. Helena Crouch in the play scape to learn about botany (that is the study of flowers). We identified different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees. We saw many flowers eg. Mouse ear, hazel bush, woundwort and many, many more. Everyone had so much fun and we had a great learning experience! A big thank you to Mrs Tidbury and Dr. Crouch'.

By Lily Jones and Imogen Baldwin.

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Year 4 children at Paulton Junior School have been designing posters to encourage the community to pick up their pets’ poo! They created catchy slogans and strong messages. Within each class a winning poster was voted on to be put up around the community. The children wanted them put onto weatherproof material so they would not get ruined by the rain or ripped down easily. Blue Gecko based in Hallatrow were kind enough to print the children’s posters for them. Councillor Liz Hardman who has been working with the children as part of PIPP (Pride in

Paulton Partnership) has also been into school to deliver an

assembly about being a responsible pet owner.

june

The work of Keeley, Finley, Taran, Naomi and Jasmine will be displayed around the local area


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'Burning Questions' at MSN Methodist Church at 6pm on Sunday 13th July

Midsomer Norton Methodist Church have decided to put on 'Burning Questions' this year (music by Paul Field, sketches by Stephen Deal) and are looking for any enthusiastic singers who would like to take part!  The music's not too difficult so if you enjoy singing, please go along. Rehearsals take place at MSN Methodist Church at 7.30pm on the following dates -:Fri 6th June, Thurs 12th June, Mon 16th June, Weds 25th June, Fri 4th July, Fri 11th July - dress rehearsal

If you have any questions, please email julie@theslades.info. Otherwise, just turn up!



Ice cream at the hub!

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GREAT DORSET STEAM RALLY

A trip to the Great Dorset Steam Rally at Blandford Forum will take place on Saturday 30th August 2014.  Cost will be: Adults £29.50  Seniors £28.00

Children 6-15 yrs £17.00, under 6 yrs Free.  All prices include coach fare, entry fee and shuttle transport around the grounds.  If you are interested please contact Hazel (details below) Full payment will be required NO LATER THAN 25th JULY please. (If paying by cheque please make payable to: Paulton Methodist Church).  Further details can be obtained from Hazel (Bowell) Tel: 01761 416127.


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Did you know that only 16 in 100 people smoke in the Paulton area? Join the thousands in banes who stopped smoking with the free local nhs stop smoking service. 3 - 6 Wednesday at Paulton hospital or pm me for an appt. Go on give it a try. What have you got to lose?
Smoke Cigarette Clip Art

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Botany Walks
continue weekly
Wednesdays 7pm
with
 Paulton's botanist Helena Crouch




Smoke Cigarette Clip Art

Local support to stop smoking by lovely, friendly, experienced stop smoking advisor! Julie Harrington!!! Paulton hospital Wednesdays 3 - 6. Come and have a chat and discuss your options. Or call 01225831852.



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I am pleased to be able to tell you that we are now in a position to begin collecting certain items of food again.

These are the items the warehouse is now ready to receive:

 

  • Tinned Fish
  • UHT Milk
  • Sugar (1kg and 500g)
  • Fruit Juice (long life)
  • Instant Mashed Potato
  • Powdered Milk
  • Coffee
  • Sponge Puddings
  • Chocolate

 

We would appreciate it if only the above items are donated for the time being. The warehouse does not require any baked beans, soup or pasta at the moment, thank you.


Donations can be made through the local Churches




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First World War Trail

Paulton Junior children have  been working with PIPP to design a commemorative First World War trail. This project involved investigating different aspects of life during the war and creating canvasses to represent their findings. These canvasses will be displayed in businesses around the village so keep your eyes peeled.

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Trips
Travel Bus Clip Art
Organised by Paulton Methodist Church
Open to all - Book your place now

Saturday 30th August - Trip to Great Dorset Steam Rally at Blandford Forum - Cost:  Adults £29.50  Seniors  £28.00  Children  £17.00 (includes coach fare, entry to Rally and transport around the grounds.)  

Steam Train Engine Clip ArtTo book contact Hazel Bowell (tel 01761 416127)Steam Train Engine Clip Art

 

Saturday 31st January 2015 - ~A visit to Bristol Hippodrome to see the spectacular stage version of 'War Horse'.  Tickets (including coach fare)  £50.00 each.

To book contact Hazel Bowell (tel 01761 416127)Running Horse 3 Clip Art

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Paulton Library was surveyed in November.
 Apparently 94% of us thought Paulton library was good.  Although less than half of us found anything to borrow. A lot of us went just for the café facilities - which, us on the web team, think just get better and better.  Well done Hub Grub!


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Running an Organisation in Paulton?
This is for you

Community organisations are being encouraged by Bath & North East Somerset Council to access free furniture, stationery and equipment that is no longer needed and is being given away locally.

The national online re-use network WARPit (Waste Action Resource Portal) gives away hundreds of surplus reusable items that would otherwise have been wasted by being sent to landfill or lying unused.

Charities, social enterprises, and community or faith groups delivering a social objective can access the local group on the WARPit network set-up by the Council – this means sports clubs, scouts and brownies and any groups serving a social or charitable purpose can join.

Full details on the site below.

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/latestnews/need-furniture-fittings-or-shelves-%E2%80%93-why-not-warpit

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From Paulton Junior School

Y4 Community Project 
Dear Community, 
We would like to tell you about our new geography 
project, called 'Improving Our Environment.' We 
are going to plant edibles such as: beans, thyme, 
chives, rainbow chard, sweet peas, beetroot seeds, 
lettuce seeds, onions, sweet corn and radish, yum! 
This will be happening outside The Hub in a nearby 
flower bed. The organisers of the plantation are 
PIPP, also known as Pride In Paulton 
Partnership. The idea is to help improve our 
community by providing healthy food choices. You 
will be able to pick a few items once they have 
grown and leave some donations in The Hub if you 
can afford to. The food left over will go to The Hub 
and be provided in the lunches. We will also offer 
some to the local food banks. 
We have made signs so you can see what we are 
growing. If the plants are looking a little dry please 
feel free to water them for us. 
We hope you enjoy it! 
By Bella Perez and Mia Latkovic from 4CG 
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Smoke Cigarette Clip Art
What to stop or reduce your smoking? Clinic Wednesdays at Paulton Hospital 3 - 6 from local, very experienced NHS staff. Its FREE its helpful and no one nags you! Come for a chat - no pressure!
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Paulton Pool

Paulton Pool will be running another RLSS lifeguard course on 21st-25th July.Cost £200. Must be 16+ Please msg or contact manager@paultonpool.org.uk if you would like an application pack .



Paulton’s Parish Clerk Leaves After 33 Years

Judith Plucknett (pictured) celebrated her last day as Parish Clerk with tributes paid by Parish Councillors. Les Wild, chair of Paulton Parish Council said” Judith has been so much a part of Paulton Parish Council and the progress we’ve made, including becoming a ‘quality council’. This means we’re one of the best in the country, if not the best!Paulton will not be the same without her and she will be  sorely missed”

Judith has been Paulton’s Parish Clerk for 33 years and has overseen huge changes in this time. Judith commented “My job is the best job in Paulton! One of the best things about Paulton Parish Council is that it is non political. They are so proactive in trying to improve things for residents and they  are prepared to go for it unlike many other Parish councils”.  Graham Dix who was chair of Paulton Parish Council when Judith first started was delighted to be there when she retired, present at the beginning and at the end. Judith was given a bouquet of flowers and a painting by local artist Terry Bridgeman (who is also a Parish Councillor)Judith gave thanks to all she had worked with especially to Les Wild, present chair, and Anne Lyons, vice chair and Graham Dix who was chair when she first started saying “It was a pleasure working with you, I have so appreciated all you did”. Judith also thanked Jane Cross,Paul Davison, Gail Garlick and Andrew Scrivens for all they had done to help her with her job in  tackling many of the issues that have arisen in Paulton and  she also thanked  Mark Craedock.

Judith has done a mammoth job in working to ensure Paulton Parish Council meets the needs of its residents. We will all miss her greatly but we wish her a very happy and well deserved retirement

Liz Hardman








 
 
                        
 
 
 

 
 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. 
 
 








Please note we try to feature 'open events' here. 

Details of 'bookable' events are in the news column.

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Free Crafts at the Hub

2-4pm

Wednesday 30th July

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Community Play bus

Mini Bus Clip ArtPaulton Village Hall


Thursday 31st July

 

All days 10.30am – 12.30 and 1.30-3.30pm

Registration from 10.15am - £2 per session


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Free Crafts at the Hub

2-4pm

Wednesday 6th August

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Community Play bus

Mini Bus Clip ArtPaulton Village Hall


Thursday 7th August


 

All days 10.30am – 12.30 and 1.30-3.30pm

Registration from 10.15am - £2 per session

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Thursday 7th August
The Hub
2-4
Mythical Mask Making
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Free Crafts at the Hub

2-4pm

Wednesday 13th August

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Community Play bus

Mini Bus Clip ArtPaulton Village Hall


Thursday 14th August

 

All days 10.30am – 12.30 and 1.30-3.30pm

Registration from 10.15am - £2 per session

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Thursday 15th August
Baby Bounce
10.30-11
The Hub
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Free Crafts at the Hub

2-4pm

Wednesday 20th August

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Free Crafts at the Hub

2-4pm

Wednesday 27th August

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Mon 1st/Tues 2nd Sept INSET DAYS

Paulton Junior School closed


Wed 3rd Sept Term 1 begins at 8.40am

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Noah's Ark preschool

Term 1 runs from Monday 8th September 2014 through to Friday 24th October 2014 (7 weeks).


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DOUBLE HILLS 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNVEILING OF THE DOUBLE HILLS MEMORIAL IS :
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH 2014
TENNISCOURT ROAD
PAULTON
SOMERSET
 This is the 35th anniversary of the unveiling, and the 75th Anniversary of Arnhem.

There will be lots going on.  It is a free event but obviously donations are always welcome so that double hills can be remembered for ever. 






 

 

 

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