Autumn Term
Soon schools, clubs and societies restart after the Summer break.  If you are looking for new members for your group why not advertise with us.  It is free for all Paulton activities.

If you have a particular interest you would like to share with us we would love to hear from you......Are there any keen gardeners out there who would like a regular spot telling us what to do in our gardens, weather forecasters, nature lovers, sports commentators. etc? Please contact us.

Spotted on Paulton Barmy Arm....Mel's post.......

 I would like to share some positive thoughts about our village.
Today me & my 2 small boys faced a boring day stuck at home. In actual fact, we have had a lovely morning walking around the village, playing in the very well kept memorial park, and having a nice, fairly priced lunch in the hub whilst using the library facilities.
We feel very privileged to live in a village with such well kept amenities & services, & a parish council that is genuinely enthusiastic about making it the best it can be . There is always room for improvement, but days like today remind me why I like living here

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August 23rd
Parents Please Read This!!!!
(Sorry we don't know more details)
A 10 year old girl was walking to her nans house from her great Nans house in Paulton. It's only 1 road away, when a van pulled up beside her and a man told her to get in !!. The girl had the sense to run to her Nan and the incident was reported to the police.The police did house to house inquiries and have got more information. Let's hope this man is found


Dawn Minall of Paulton has written to us about her book.
She recently lead a 'book signing' at Midsomer Norton Library.

'My book is titled MY HERO and is a collection of poems sent to me from my cat after I had to have him put to sleep. They started within 30 mins of him passing to spirit and although nothing like it had ever happened to me before, I knew it was from him. They continued for about a month. I had to write them exactly as he gave them to me or he would stop. The poems are obviously from him to me and vice versa, although none of it was my doing. He died in 2006 but I could not get anyone to publish. I had promised him I would get his words heard. I decided to self publish so I could keep my promise to him.'

 The book is available from amazon, waterstones and w h smith and as an e book from amazon. Dawn also has some some copies available so it would save postage. Her contact details are;
01761 413598/07541 199549


The warehouse needs are :
Long Life Fruit Juice
Flavoured Noodles
We still have plenty of baked beans, soup and pasta, thank you.


A candle vigil was held  at the war memorial 10-11pm on August 4th ....

Liz Hardman tells us ...We lit 2 candles, one for those who lost their lives in WW1 and one for those who returned but were traumatised by the war.We also lit 28 candles for those 28 from Paulton who lost their lives in WW1.This vigil was organised by PiPP (Pride in Paulton Partnership) and the 3 ladies in the pics are Gail Garlick, Becky Parker and Hilary Smythe.The Lamb Pub was brilliant as they served us mulled wine and turned their lights off

Paulton’s Day of Remembrance Sunday August 3rd


The sun was shining as almost 200 people gathered In Paulton’s Memorial Park, to commemorate the centenary of the out break of World War 1. A service entitled “Praise in Paulton”, included hymns, a bible reading and prayers,was set up by Julia Wells and  led by Rev Audrey Simpson and Rev Barrie Clarke.It also included readings depicting scenes from WW1, based on Paulton, from an old man who has seen war before (in the Boer War), to a very young man going off to fight,to a mother waiting news of her son, to a small child imaging what the fighting was like, to those lucky enough to have survived and who were coming home and finally to what it must have been like to receive that telegram informing you your husband had died.

The readers are pictured above and included a range of people from within the community. All the readers read with passion and feeling, especially the youngest,Kathryn Cockle.

After the service in the park, the crowd moved on to a short service at the War Memorial,organised by Dave Hamblin, British Legion, Paulton.Twenty eight crosses were laid to remember the twenty eight men from Paulton, who lost their lives in WW1.

Wreaths were laid by Les Wild, chair of Paulton Parish Council (pictured with Ken Rideout, British Legion, Paulton, Liz Hardman, B&NES Councillor, Paulton and Sergeant Adam Lyons.

(Sergeant Adam Lyons from Paulton is a member of the Royal Marines who has been on active service in Afghanistan and Iraq.)

After the service refreshments were served in the Cellar Club.Many thanks to the Methodist Church for providing these.

This is the first of Paulton’s commemorations of WW1.A series of events are planned over the next four years.The next event will take place on Friday,September 17th, Holy Trinity Church at 7pm, to include music, songs and readings from the WW1 period.All welcome.

Thanks to Bernard Newton for the photographs


Do you enjoy taking photographs of Paulton people and events. If so we'd love to see them to consider for inclusion on the web site.


More details of events......

Paulton Remembers the Outbreak of World War 1


A special committee has been set up in Paulton to commemorate those who fought and died in World War One.Many activities have been planned over the next four years coinciding with the centenary of the war.

Two members of the British Legion,(pictured) Dave Hamblin and Ken Rideout will be standard bearers of the Paulton British Legion and North Somerset Light Infantry flags, at the service at the War memorial, organised by Dave Hamblin.Both men have seen active service. Ward Councillor John Bull commented “It’s good to see this event taking place commemorating the huge sacrifice made by the many who died”. Fellow Ward Councillor Liz Hardman remarked  “Not only has Paulton organised this service of praise on Sunday for all who participated in World War One, but also, Paulton Junior School pupils have painted pictures of the war which are on display around the village.

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.

 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 .

 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!
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.





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


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

New free group exercise class. Wednesdays 5 - 7 at Paulton Rec. Fun, simple circuits. Call 07875488044 Anne-Kettell for info.or email, Run by BANES passport to health.

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.



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
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.

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 for more information
 Scenes from Party in the Park

Julie Harrington12:01pm Jul 3
Healthy Lifestyle Service
Look out for the launch of our new initiative " stop smoking in five minutes" - its new, its good and it works...


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. 

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....
By Michael J. Rayhill
Available NOW On AMAZON or
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Paulton Councillors

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



 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.

Mon 1st/Tues 2nd Sept INSET DAYS

Paulton Junior School closed

Wed 3rd Sept Term 1 begins at 8.40am


Noah's Ark preschool

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



 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. 

Friday,September 17th,

 Holy Trinity Church  7pm,

An evening of music, songs and readings

from the WW1 period.

All welcome

A new season of talks starts on 18 September with a talk from 
Dr Francis Burroughes entitled 
7.30pm in the Wesley Hall
Click on Paulton History to see the year's programme 





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