Wishing  you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Spotted in the Hub - a B&NES Consultation Meeting

Paultons very own Brownie Pack had a great time at the zoo

Why not write to us and tell us what your group/club/society has been doing.  We'd love to hear from you. 

Traffic Calming
It would appear that B&NES have finished decorating our roads at least for the Christmas period.  Each entrance to the village now has a gateway or ramp and welcome boards.  Events have not run smoothly.  Sign posts have been removed/ resited and there is ongoing disquiet regarding certain entrance ways. 

Our Parish Council have a Highways Committee meeting on 6th January. This and other such meetings  are open for all councillors and members of the public to attend.  All meetings are held in the office or meeting room in the village hall.

Full details of meeting are always available on the Council website for which we offer a link.  We do not usually replicate details of these meetings on our web site. 

Paulton Methodists Bazaar raised over £1,300. 
 Thank you to all who attended
Congratulations to the Harrington Family
Julie and Neil Harrington are well know in the village for their contribution to the Guide and Scout Associations.  Recently offspring Beth and Alex have been awarded the Queen's Scout Awards the highest award achievable in the movement.  Bethany says that it has taken a lot of hard work, dedication and determination. 
So congratulations to them both.
Find out how well Paulton School is performing!

Performance tables for 2014 results

Click link below, http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=109089

Thank you to everyone who has supported all of the Paulton Schools PTA Christmas events recently. They have raised over £2200. Wow!

Hub  Volunteers Enjoy A Christmas Lunch

Over 20 Library volunteers gathered today  in The Hub Library in Paulton for their celebratory Christmas lunch.

Helen Beckworth (librarian pictured) arranged the party as a thank you to the volunteers. The fabulous food was supplied by Emma at The Hub Grub. Helen commented that the library would only be open for 15 hours with only   the librarians working there. However, The Hub Library is now open five and a half days a week, because of these  volunteers . Liz Hardman (pictured) said “ We’ve come a long way from our vision  four years ago, of an internet café and  a library located in the centre of Paulton. The Hub Library with its Hub café have given Paulton its centre back. We are indebted to the work   all involved in The Hub Library do, but the volunteers who commit themselves to giving up time every  week or so deserve our thanks”

The Hub Cafe will be closed for Christmas between Christmas Eve and 5th Jan although The Hub  library will be open
Paulton Sings   
There are plenty of singing activities around Paulton this Christmas Season. 
On 8th December the Junior School Choir will be singing in Bath Abbey.Sixteenth Notes, Joined In A Pair Clip Art
Musical Note Clip ArtOn Friday 12th December there will be traditional folk carols led by the choir 'Sounding It Out' at Holy Trinity church.
On Thursday 18th you are welcome to a 'good sing' at the Carols by Candlelight event in the Wesley Hall
Sixteenth Notes, Joined In A Pair Clip Art
Sit back and be entertained by our Junior School on 15th or 17th of December as the schools' Christmas productions come to the Wesley Hall.
Join in with Christingle Friday 19th Holy Trinity Church
Musical Note Clip ArtPop into the hub on Christmas Eve and enjoy the festive atmosphere with Carol Singers from the Starlight Singers and others.

Details of these events and more in our Events column on the right.
Please contact us is you would like us to advertise your events.


Paulton Pool Exceeds 50,000 customers in 2013/2014
That's over 140 people a day enjoying the fantastic health and social benefits of
"Paulton's Best Kept Secret"

Now Open
Christmas Tree and Nativity Exhibition
Holy Trinity Church

Pop into Holy Trinity Church this festive season.
Spend a quiet moment at the Prayer Tree!
 View the Festive Exhibition.
Many groups participating

Christmas crime prevention

As we all get ready for Christmas we look forward to shopping, meeting friends

and taking some much needed time off.

Remember that criminals don't take time off and those much thought about gifts

for loved ones can be stolen from cars and houses if they are left on view. Keep

everything locked out of sight in your car when you go shopping, keep purses in

secure pockets and bags and wrapped presents out of sight from household


If you are leaving the house for any length of time it is worth considering

setting lights and a radio/TV on a timer to come on and off, to give the

illusion that someone is occupying the house. Alternatively a trusted friend or

family member could attend the house morning and evening to draw curtains.

Don't forget those of you who have milk and or papers delivered to cancel these

as a collection on the door step would also signify that you are away.

Check all windows and doors are closed and locked where possible and shut the

curtains. It is a good idea to tell a neighbour or someone you trust that you

are away so that they can keep an eye on your property.

Never leave door keys, car keys or other valuables in reach of a letterbox or

window. If you can, install a burglar alarm and set it every time you leave your


Secure your garage and shed too - equipment kept in a garage or shed can be just

as tempting for a burglar.



Safe Christmas partiesWoman Police Clip Art

If you are on a night out in the city for a Christmas party remember to drink

within your limits and respect other people around you. Radstock police will be

enforcing the standard of behaviour expected and this does not change over


Make sure you have travel plans organised before you start your evening. Avoid

walking home alone and stay in groups of people that you know to make sure you

all get home safely. Any parties make sure you have a designated driver or book

a taxi in advance to avoid falling foul of drink driving and its consequences.

Don't drink on an empty stomach, eat before you go out or make it part of your

plans for the evening and go for something to eat with friends before drinking

Stay in control of your drinking, set yourself a limit and stick to it

If you go for a cigarette or to the toilet; who's keeping an eye on your drinks?

It only takes a second for something to be dropped into your bottle or glass,

leave them with a friend to look after.


Taxis must be licenced and they are the only ones who can pull up at a kerb,

minicabs have to be booked. After booking a minicab make sure that you have the

company name and contact details with you and have enough money to cover the

fare. Make sure your mobile is charged before you go out.


Using public transport to get home? Make sure you know the times of the trains

and buses to avoid waiting about too long or missing the last bus or train.


Enjoy yourselves and look after each other.


Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.


If you have information about any crime, phone the police on 101 or you can call

anonymously to the independent charity CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111.  For general

information about Neighbourhood Watch nationally see the www.ourwatch.org.uk





TheHub Grub Café  celebrates its first birthday!  It opened in The Hub (library) in Paulton just a year ago and it has transformed the centre of Paulton; but it’s not just a café serving food and drink, Emma and her staff have involved themselves in every event happening in Paulton,from organising  Christmas Carols, Easter Egg Hunts to Scary Scarecrow Making at Hallow E’en.Her business is thriving so much, she now employs 5 local people.

Emma has turned The Hub Library, through her café into a welcoming place with good, reasonably priced food.Emma also put chairs and tables outside to encourage even more people into The Hub. All this has transformed what was once an empty premise into what is truly now The Hub of Paulton, where parents with families can sit with their children, where old age pensioners feel welcome and local businesses have flourished because of the extra custom The Hub Grub Café brings.

From the start, Emma has involved The Hub Grub Café in almost every community event in Paulton.This started with her organising the morning Christmas Carol Concert in December outside The Hub Grub.As well as this she put on free craft activities for families with children over Christmas in The Hub Grub, sponsored by local businesses.Emma then went on to organise an Easter Egg Hunt around Paulton, ending in The Hub Grub, with prizes donated by local businesses.The major event in Paulton in the Summer, “Party in the Park”, Emma organised the making of Scarecrows, used in the Scarecrow trail, involving many local children.Once again, free craft activities were offered to parents during the long Summer holidays, which were particularly useful to those not going on holiday.

Finally,Emma and her staff have been involved in fund raising for our local community.This involved raising money for “The Messy Play” activities for parents and children, which due to cuts  would have been closed down and which caters for an incredibly high number of parents, well over 50.

She has also organised  a “Paulton Pyjama Walk” to tie in with the switching on of the Christmas  lights in Paulton, which will raise money for the homeless.

By moving into The Hub Library and providing Café facilities, Emma has encouraged even more people to  use the library facilities, thus contributing to its success.

It is not an understatement to say that Emma’s Hub Grub  business has transformed the centre of Paulton.


Paulton's Apprentice
On Friday 21st November apprentice Luke Batchelar of Paulton was invited to a grand selection evening to find the best apprentice for the South of England. 
Luke, a Paulton lad has attended Paulton schools and Somervale.  After completing a course in Bristol, and work with Mr. Valentine (from Paulton Scout group) Luke took up an apprentice appointment with PRW electric Services - a company of qualified, reliable and experienced electricains operating in Bristol , Weston super Mare and the South West.  So impressed were the company with his work that he was nominated for the award of best apprentice in the South of England.  After completing various tasks and presentations Luke was selected as WINNER and will, in the New Year, be competing for the title of BEST APPRENTICE in the UK.  We wish him every success.  Well done Luke. 

 From Paulton Junior School - Green Flag Award

The Eco Committee are both proud and delighted to announce that following our inspection last week by Eco Schools, we have successfully been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award. This is in recognition of all the hard work that we do as a school to promote sustainability through activities such as Switch off Fortnight and our new food recycling scheme at lunch time.



Volunteers needed for First Aid Course - if you are interested please contact John Bowell for further details. (01761 416127)

Samantha Terry who lives in Paulton runs a non profit trapeze school in Temple cloud.
Links can be found on our business page.

Sing along of songs - from the war years


In Holy Trinity Church, Paulton, on Sunday an event was held to commemorate the life of ordinary people through the songs of the war years.

Going to war was a grand adventure, a chance to travel and meet new people and so the mood of the time was optimistic and upbeat. The event kicked off with lively choruses like 'Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag' and 'It's A Long Way To Tipperary.

Popular music reached the average working man of the time through the music halls at which a performer sang a number of verses and the audience, like us, joined in with the repeated chorus of items such as 'Daisy, Daisy' and 'I'm forever Blowing Bubbles '

By and large few people choose to write about the darker issues although for the soldiers with little to do in the trenches, adapting ditties became a popular habit.  They weren't always 'polite'.  Fortunately  nobody from the audience offered any less appropriate variations.


As the event moved onto the second world war the mood changed. The audience were invited to sings songs of a more sentimental nature, followed by groups of comic songs and defiant songs like, 'Run Rabbit Run'.  The event concluded with a patriotic finale. 


Additional songs were provided by the Holy Trinity Church Choir with leader and pianist, Kevin Burnett, the Starlight Singers and pianist, and the Just Us flute group. Poems written for the event by  Hazel Williams were read by John and Rebecca Cobb

A large number of people attended this  occasion and they enjoyed the refreshments provided by Doreen  Holly and the team. A special thank you to Susan Burnett who organised and led the sing along.


Candle Lighting in Paulton

As a mark of respect to those who died in World War One, a special remembrance service was held on November the 11th at the War Memorial in Paulton. Twenty eight candles were lit to commemorate the death of those who died in World War ONE, with 2 other candles being lit, one to commemorate those who died and one to commemorate those who returned. The simple service was organised by Dave Hamblin, who read out the names of those who died and PiPP, led by Hilary Smyth, Becky Parker  and Haley Shackleton who lit the candles to commemorate those who died.


Beau Street Hoard Attracts Crowds to Paulton

If you weren’t’ in the Village Hall on Saturday the 8th, you missed an interesting and fun exhibition. The Beau Street Hoard of Roman silver coins arrived in Paulton and was enjoyed by nearly 200 visitors throughout the day. The Heritage Lottery Fund have given a large grant to B&NES which will finance the conservation of these coins and enable this exhibition to be taken to  the outlying villages and communities.

Paulton History Society arranged Saturday’s event. The coins were mostly silver and dated from 32AD to 295AD. A selection of the 17,577 coins was on display and could be handled by the visitors. Bob Piper (pictured) of the University of the 3rd Age said “This has been a shared learning project between the U3A and B&NES, where we have provided resources for documenting and photographing these coins”.

As well as viewing the Roman coins, hands on activities were organised for the many children who attended such as minting their own coins and participating in an archaeological lucky dip, organised by Cllr John Bull, also pictured. 

Reuben pictured with his mother Hazel Rowcliffe celebrated his 8th birthday in style as he enjoyed the activities. Also pictured is Isaac Christian one of the trained workshop leaders who led many of the hands on activities.

PiPP  (Pride in Paulton Partnership) kindly provided refreshments) with the home made cakes cooked by Becky Parker (chair of PiPP) also pictured.


Messy Play Returns to Paulton


Paulton’s Messy Play restarted this Thursday and was an instant success! Parents, grandparents and carers arrived with their children in large numbers to avail of all the facilities on offer. Paulton’s Messy Play event had only been possible due to the hard work of Charley O’Connell and her committee of volunteers and the advice and support of BANES’ volunteer organiser, Phil Birch. Well done to all. Messy Play takes place every Thursday from 10 am onwards in Paulton’s Scouts and Guides Hall.


What Paulton's Junior School is doing......

News in brief

During November children are  holding a World War 1 day.  They will be attending school in period costume and learning about the period.

They are also exploring where our food comes from with visits to our local Tesco's. They will be making their own bread, cheese tasting and discovering about fruit, veg and fish.

They will be raising funds for CLIC Sargent by holding Big Breakfasts before school.

NCT - New group of crafty mummies
meeting at Red Lion
A new group to awaken that craft goddess in you! (and also an opportunity to get out of the house in the evening and meet other mums)

There is no particular theme to our meets, just bring your project along for a knit/crochet/sewing, brew and natter!! Skilled advice available.

Please contact us for details and to let us know you’d like to come along:
0844 243 6224 / nesomersetnct@hotmail.co.uk
or Facebook us:

Members and non-members and babes in arms too - all welcome!

We have moved venue to the Red Lion in Paulton, 8-9.30pm, on the first Tuesday of each month.




Donations can be made via our churches.

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Police Updates

Eight things your bank will never ask you (but a fraudster might)



We have recently been experiencing (nationally) increased incidents of

fraudulent calls whereby offenders call the victim under the pretense of being

from the police. The caller is very often very convincing and well-practiced in

their act. They may claim your card has been cloned and they have an offender in

custody or that your account has been attacked in some way. They may even give

you a false police crime number. The most convincing part of the fraud is when

the caller asks the victim to call back another party such as the police or

their bank to confirm things.


A phone line can stay live for approximately 2 minutes after one party puts down

the receiver. By using this, if you make your call within these 2 minutes, the

caller can either listen into your call to the bank to get vital information or

even intercept a call to act as the police confirming their own false



To avoid being a victim of this latest tactic please disconnect your phone at

the wall, wait over 5 minutes before calling or use a different phone such as a

mobile before calling your bank or the police following one of these calls.

Please call the police on 101 to confirm the legitimacy of any calls you receive

fitting the above description in the manner explained above.


The UK's big banks have published a list of eight things they will never ask you

to do via phone or email. They are;


1.            Ask for your full Pin or any online banking passwords over the phone or via


2.            Send someone to your home to collect cash, bank cards or anything else

3.            Ask you to email or text personal or banking information

4.            Send an email with a link to a page which asks you to enter your online

banking log-in details

5.            Ask you to authorise the transfer of funds to a new account or hand over cash

6.            Call to advise you to buy diamonds, land or other commodities

7.            Ask you to carry out a test transaction online

8.            Provide banking services through any mobile apps other than the bank's

official apps


Please protect yourself by following by following the below link to further






If you have information about any crime, phone the police on 101 or you can call

anonymously to the independent charity CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111.  For general

information about Neighbourhood Watch nationally see the www.ourwatch.org.uk



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Would you like to advertise your business at Paulton Pool? Just £50 a year for a 20cm x 20 cm full maintained tile on poolside in full view of all our spectators including the parents of the 502 children we know teach weekly! Please contact manager@paultonpool.org.uk if you would like to a tile.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is seeking volunteers


Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for volunteers in Pensford, Temple Cloud, Clutton, Bishop Sutton & Paulton  to look after collection tins placed in shops in these areas.


Marie Curie Cancer Care provides free high quality nursing to terminally ill patients in their own homes. The money generated by the collection tins will go towards providing care in the BS39 area and last year Marie Curie cared for over 10,596 hours

 in the Bristol area. This is a great opportunity to become part of something that will really make a difference to others.


It will be the responsibility of the volunteer to visit the shops around every 3 months, ensuring that all tins are correctly labelled, sealed and secured as necessary. They could develop relationships with each of the sites to help us gain continued support for the charity. This activity can fit into their spare time as and when.


By sparing a little time, someone will be doing something extremely worthwhile, whilst also gaining valuable experience in fundraising activities. It is also a great way to meet new people.


Anyone interested in finding out more, please call Natalie on 0117 9247 275 or email our office (Bristolwiltsfundraising@Mariecurie.org.uk) to find out more.






 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.

Saturday 20th December

Paulton Band Trumpeter 2 Clip Art

playing outside the Hub 10-12noon

Come along and support your local band


Sat 20th Dec 10.30 – 4.00pm


Sunday 21st         

Baptist Church             

Traditional Carol Service 10.30am

Sunday 21st       

Holy Trinity Church         

 Holy Communion Service 11am

Sun 21st Dec 2.00 – 4.00pm

Sunday 21st       

Holy Trinity Church         

 Candlelight Carol Service 6pm

Sunday 21st        

Methodist Church          

 Traditional Carol Service 6pm


Carol singing at the hub

Wednesday 24th December

10.30am  till 11am Holy Trinity Choir and friends
11am  till 11.30am Methodist Starlight singers
11.30am  till 12pm Baptist Band and friends

 The money that was raised will go to Christian Aid.

Wednesday 24th    

Holy Trinity Church      

Christmas Midnight Communion11pm

at High Littleton

Wednesday 24th   

Methodist Church            

Crib Service-

Children & Adults dress up



Paulton Rovers


Wed 24th December 2014, 20:24


Disco, quizzes, games and more with Wayne Roberts.

Admission Free


Wednesday 24th   

Methodist Church           

Christmas Midnight Holy Communion


Wednesday 24th   

 Roman Catholic Church    

Christmas Midnight Mass St.Hugh’s Church Radstock     


Thursday 25th    

 Roman Catholic Church      

Christmas Mass Holy Ghost Church at MSN 11am

Thursday 25th    

Baptist Church              

Christmas Day Morning Service 9.30am

Thursday 25th    

Holy Trinity Church         

Christmas Day Family Worship Service




Mon 5th Jan

Paulton Junior School Term 3 starts at 8.40am


 Please note we try to feature 'open events' here.  Details of 'bookable' events are in the news column.



  Orgainsations:-  Please add your events in Your Paulton Diary. 
If you are not yet able to do this, please contact the web team.
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