Starts: Thursday 8th September
Ends: Thursday 13th October
Where: Paulton Rovers
Cost: £30 (non transferable or refundable)
⭐️This is for all fitness levels.
⭐️Men and women
⭐️Please let me know if you'd like to take part by commenting below with your email address. If you have taken part previously I just need your name as you already have the info and you have filled in a PAR-Q. If your health has changed you will need to complete another one though.
My number is 07841115927 if you have any questions.
Free Heritage Open days for B&NES residents
Anger, Shock and Dismay for Paulton Residents
Shock, anger and dismay is what many Paulton residents have felt as they returned from holiday to find changes to the First Bus timetable. The greatest change will be the loss of the 379 “Fast Bus” to Bristol.First Bus will say that they have changed the route of the 178 to take passengers to Bristol.However, this is a much slower bus and is not as frequent as the 379.It also terminates at Bristol Bus Station, unlike the 379 which goes to the centre of Bristol, before terminating at the Bus Station.
B&NES Councillors John Bull and Liz Hardman (pictured) are organising a petition to be sent to B&NES and First Bus, asking for the 379 to be reinstated.It will be available in Paulton Parish Council Office , the Post Office, The Hub,Paulton News and our local pubs.There are also plans to put this survey on line.
Also organising the petition is Cyril Mitchard,(pictured)a local resident who said “We as a community here in Paulton have been let down very badly by both B&NES and First Bus.It’s not just the 379 which has been removed, but it is the new bus the 172, which just doesn’t meet Paulton’s needs.This new route starts at the War memorial in Paulton, totally ignoring all our other areas.It should go up Farrington Road, down Downsway, taking in the bus stop by the new estates, Bovis an Barrett.
”Hugh Warren (pictured)also a frequent bus user is keen that as many people as possible will sign this petition to put pressure on First Bus to reinstate the 379.
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
for voluntary and community groups
to gain professional advice.
Changes to Bus Services......
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 1944.to 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 peteryeatesRN@gmail.com.
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.
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)
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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
Bath & North East Somerset residents are invited to have their say on the creation of a West of England Mayoral Combined Authority
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)
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 email@example.com.
with many thanks
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.
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 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
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 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.
!!!!!!!!! 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
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.
Interested in becoming a Library Volunteer? We are always on the lookout for new people. Then contact Council Direct 01225 394041
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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/