Super Stars After School Club is a brand new group opening soon in Paulton and Farrington Gurney. 

We are looking for play leaders who are highly motivated, full of energy and bursting with fun activity ideas, along with a genuine passion for working with children of a primary age. A childcare qualification would be an advantage but not essential. You will need to be willing to be DBS checked and attend relevant training to ensure the club runs safely at all times. Hours and wages are negotiable dependent on experience. To apply please contact 01761 404 227 for an application pack. Closing date for applications is Friday the 14th of October.


food bank collection boxes at local Churches and Tescos



We regret to report that the defibrillator at the village hall was vandalised on Monday evening and has had to be put out of action for a week until it can be repaired! This is obviously a very serious and disturbing act and if anyone saw anything unusual could it please be reported to the Parish Council offices on 413644 or by email This is a vitally important piece of life-saving equipment for the village and has already been used on one occasion so please help to protect it and spread the word! The village hall has been subject to a lot of vandalism over the last few months and we would be very grateful if residents could keep a look out for any suspicious activity when in the area.


A new chapter for Paulton Infant School’s library
Young bookworms at Paulton Infant School are rejoicing following the revamp of their library organised and realised by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
The pupils can now enjoy a bright, stimulating and modern school library, after 6 months of research and planning by teaching staff, parents and the children themselves.
Using funds raised by the school community over the last year, an army of parents and grandparents donated their time and effort to help bring the project to life during the summer holidays.
The new-look library now features a woodland theme – with new carpet, new bookcases and fresh decorations – including illustrations by Paulton artist Michelle Lawrence. The space offers cosy corners with comfy seating and arty elements to encourage children to explore what’s on offer, as well as areas to display the children’s own artwork.
Julie Hogan, Headteacher of Paulton Infant School, said: “The children love it and all of the staff are delighted with the end result. We now have a totally-transformed flexible and inviting space, which can be used for small groups or whole class work. We can’t thank everyone enough for their invaluable help and support.”
As well as becoming more welcoming, the library also boasts some green credentials – with UV and climate control window film to protect books from sunlight whilst retaining heat to reduce energy bills, and a decorative tree of knowledge made out of recycled cardboard packaging.
Paulton Infant School’s PTA would like to offer special thanks to:
·         Wickes, Midsomer Norton for donating materials
·         B & Q, Longwell Green for discounts and extra support
·         The Window Film Company for installing UV and climate control window film
·         Richard Lewis for fitting the carpet
·         All the volunteer helpers for their time, energy and commitment.
The PTA is continuing to work on replenishing and updating the library stock, with the teaching staff adding books to a wish list.



Thank you to everyone who baked, donated and ate at this mornings Coffee morning in aid of Macmillan cancer care. 
We raised an amazing £87!!! Which is a fantastic amount. Well done everyone!!


Paulton Bee Keeper concerns

A Paulton bee keeper has contacted us with information regarding the Asian Hornet.  

You may have heard on the news that this  species has arrived in the Uk.  It has been spotted in Gloucestershire.  It is aggressive and poses a threat to our native bee.

Please take time to read the information.  

Our news space is a little small but there is a clear web address from which you can find out more.  The pictures provide clear comparisons between the hornet and our native bees.  Do contact the association if you spot the hornet.    


As part of Paulton’s commemoration of World War One in 2016, a tribute to the women of World War One will be shown in the Wesley Methodist Hall, Paulton on Saturday 8th at 7.30.Doors will be open from 6.30 onwards, when light  refreshments will also be served.

It will be a most entertaining evening, with live music and a specially commissioned film. Music will be performed by local musicians Jacqueline Bevan, Jamie Hughes and Linda Stocks.The evening will cost you nothing as entry is free and refreshments are also free.

The evening is being sponsored by Paulton Parish Council.Anne Lyons, chairman of Paulton Parish Council said:

“Paulton Parish Council are delighted to be sponsoring the ‘WOMEN OF  WORLD WAR ONE’ event being held on 8th October in Paulton Methodist Hall.  This is the second event where Paulton Parish Council have paid tribute in remembering the 100 years since the breakout of the First World War of 1914-1918. It will be a tribute in words, music and images.”

So do come along to what will  be a fascinating evening where women’s stories are brought to life.

Liz Hardman

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The Paulton Magazine team are now starting to put together the December edition of this publication. If you have any articles, photos, letters or news you would like to be included then please send them to by 24th October at the latest. 
We rely on parishioners for interesting information and stories to put in the magazine and look forward to hearing from you soon.
The Paulton Magazine Team

First Aid Refresher Course

We found this post on PBA from Laney Sandon James

 Places available on a First Aid Refresher Course in Paulton on Tuesday 15th November 10am - 12pm. £20 per person contact Laney via Paulton Barmy Army


Seen in Paulton 

Reader's Photo

A Paulton resident has sent us this picture of a slow worm which was probably found in his garden.

Slow worms are often mistaken for snakes but are in fact legless lizards.  They have eyelids and ears which snakes apparently do not have.

Slow worms will be getting ready for hibernation now.  They tend to take refuge under planks of wood and stones left undisturbed in the garden.  They like compost heaps as food is plentiful and rotting plants provide warm conditions for them.


MP comes to Paulton Junior School

On Friday 23rd September, Paulton Junior School welcomed local MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, after he was invited by Year 4. He had a tour of the school followed by a discussion with the school council. He then attended a question and answer session with Year 4. They presented him with a petition for Teresa May, asking her Government to do more for children in conflict ridden countries who are not able to access an education. He ended his visit with an assembly for the whole school, in which he discussed how to become an MP and answered many more questions. The children enjoyed his visit and Year 4 are now awaiting a reply from Teresa May.


Elm Hayes is taking bookings for  annual flu clinics.

  Please remember to book your appointment


if you are:-


Over 65 years of age


Currently undergoing chemotherapy

A registered carer


If you  or your chid have one of the following conditions:-



Asthma – and are on more than one inhaler


 Heart conditions such as heart failure or coronary heart disease


Asthma – and are on more than 1 inhaler

Neurological conditions eg MS  Parkinsons Disease, Immunosuppressed

Take Methotrexate



Success for Paulton’s Bus Campaign

Campaigners and Councillors were heartened to learn that First Bus would be reinstalling some of their 379 journeys which have been axed. This was as a result of the campaign organised by Paulton B&NES Councillors, John Bull and Liz Hardman, along with residents such as Cyril Mitchard. A petition was launched both on line and in shops and services locally.Altogether 835 signatures were collected.

This petition was presented to the Managing Director of First Bus, James Freeman at a meeting in the Guildhall, Bath.He then announced some of the changes that will be made to bus routes in our area.

However, these changes are quite limited.Only three extra buses will follow the old 379 route. John Bull said “There will be a limited peak hour service with two “fast buses” from Paulton to Bristol in the morning and one journey back from Bristol in the evening..” These buses will be on a newly named route number 177.

However, Cyril Mitchard (Paulton Parish Councillor but speaking in a personal capacity)

Said” It’s a shame that First Bus and B&NES have only agreed to these three journeys from Paulton to Bristol.More are needed on the return journey and at morning peak times.There is still no direct bus from Paulton to Bristol on a Sunday.”

Other changes include the 172 operating in a loop including Downsway.

All these changes will take place from November 13th.

Finally, Liz Hardman added “Whereas we appreciate the efforts made by First Bus and B&NES to reinstate some services previously offered by the 379, we are disappointed that only three new bus journeys are planned but it is a start.We now need to keep the pressure on First Bus and B&NES to show that more services on the new177(but old 379)are needed. Residents need to keep contacting First Bus, B&NES Cabinet member for Transport, Tony Clarke and your B&NES Councillors Liz Hardman and John Bull to let us know where more services are needed”


From the Methodist Church

Children’s Show

A huge thank you to Lynne and all her helpers for the production of the children’s show which was performed last weekend.  The children – all 27 of them – were a delight to watch and make up a group of very talented youngsters.  Thank you to the 7 teenagers who helped with lighting, projection and front/back stage.  Special thanks to Compare Henry who successfully kept everything in order and is destined to go far.  Roll on next year’s performance!


Weekly e newsletter from B&NES


Lynne Cox has been working hard with her team of helpers once again this summer. Children have been attending Paulton Methodist Church each week practising their singing and dancing skills to put on their summer show '. This years show is called 'Tonight at the Paulton Palladium'. The shows are next Sat and Sunday and tickets are available now from friends of Paulton Methodist


Items can be donated at Tescos or our local Churches




Thanks to everyone who has shown interest in this years Christmas Ball. We've had so many enquiries we have decided to hold 2 this year. The first will be on 10th December and will include a 3 course meal, Disco, Band (El Toro), Wine and Casino tables. Price for this is £46pp. The other night will be on the 17th December and will include a 3 course meal, disco, Wine and casino tables. Price for this night is £42pp. Both evenings are Vegas themed black tie for the gents and best dress for the ladies. Anyone whose been before will know the food is amazing! 
Tables of 10 or 12 (smaller groups will be mixed with other groups) Deposits will be taken at the end of September. Please contact Sara on 07738127904 and state which night you would like and numbers. We do fill up quite quickly so book early. 


Anger, Shock and Dismay for Paulton Residents

Aiga Symbol Signs 16 Clip Art

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

Fantastic opportunity
 for voluntary and community groups 
to gain professional advice.


Aiga Symbol Signs 16 Clip Art


Changes to Bus Services......

Aiga Symbol Signs 16 Clip Art


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 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. 


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  


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

Trash Can Clip Art


Bath & North East Somerset residents are invited to have their say on the creation of a West of England Mayoral Combined Authority

Residents across  three areas are being asked to provide feedback on four key areas of the proposed devolution deal: Decision making, Place (transport and housing), People (adult education and skills), and Business.

You can have a say:-

  • Online:

  • Paper copies of the survey will be available from local libraries, Customer Service Points and One Stop Shops from 14 July – or by calling 0117 922 2848.


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

with many thanks

Kirsty Withyman
Vice Chair of Governors
Paulton Infant School

Zoe’s First Birthday at The Hub Paulton

It is just one year since Zoe Escott took over the running of The Hub Café in Paulton. As well as providing after school food and activities every Wednesday and Friday, such as Pizza making, Zoe has organised events throughout the whole year to make life even more enjoyable for Paulton residents.

Starting with special activities for the children at Hallow E’en,Zoe follows this up at Christmas with her Santa Grotto and of course providing refreshments at the special “Lights On" event , where the Christmas lights are formally switched on in Paulton. The Hub also won the annual competition for the best dressed Christmas window which Zoe planned. Easter sees the Easter Egg Treasure Hunt centred on The Hub Café. Finally,activities to engage the children are organised by Zoe during the Summer holidays. These complement the Book Reading event run by the Library Service at The Hub.

Zoe continues to plan to extend the service offered by The Hub Café. 

Gluten free food is now available 

There is a new Ice Cream Parlour with flavours such as lemon curd and rhubarb and ginger.

 If you’re counting calories there are slimmer's menus.

 On special offer are her breakfasts starting at £2.50.

She also does a roast dinner on Mondays and fish on Fridays. 

Reductions for OAPs,

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.).


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. 

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. 


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


From here on......Admin Stuff....

More details of Paulton's clubs and societies available by tab at the top of the page.

Paulton Rovers

Have you just moved to Paulton? Welcome packs are available from the Parish Council office


Paulton Library needs volunteers.

Paulton Library needs volunteers.

 Please tell us about your events.


Link available top of page to council. Find meetings, agendas and minutes 413644 


New entry on business pages.  Local surveyor.

 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. 

At the Hub






Pink Cake Clip Art


Harvest festival this Sunday at 11. Holy Trinity Church.

Image may contain: sky, plant, nature and outdoor

Tuesday October 5th


Holy Trinity Church

Fair Trade Coffee

Teas of various flavours

Delicious Home Made Cakes



For Prospective Parents of Paulton Infants

Paulton infants are having an open day on the 6th October at 9.30, 14.00 and 18.00 no need to book



Paulton Junior School

Fri 7th October 

PTA meeting in Junior School Hall 



Refreshments available from 6.30

Saturday 8th October

Barn Dance 



Friday 14th October 2016.

 at The Winterfield Suite, Paulton Rovers -

 raising money for Acorn Pre-School.

 Teams of up to 6 people - £12 per team. Arrive from 7:30pm for a 8pm start. There will also be a raffle on the night. Come along and support us and have some fun.



Saturday 15th October, 7.30 p.m. in the Wesley Hall.  Teams of 4 - £20 per team to include supper.  Please book your table with Martin or Lynn

Around Bristol by Horse TramPeter Davey


Saturday 22nd October

Paulton Schools PTA

Yard Sale


Thursday 27th October

Martin Chalkley, Cheshire Homes

Winter Hanging Baskets


Red Lion

 Saturday 29th Oct



Pumpkin2 Clip Art

Hubs Halloween Party 
Monday 31st October 16.00-17.30
Booking Required


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Improving Your Computer skills 50+

Thursday 3rd November,
ending Thursday 24th November
14:00 - 16:004 sessionsPaulton Hub
1-2 Hill Court
High Street
BS39 7QG
01225 831820

Cam Valley Arts Trail

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th November

5th & 6th November

 The Studio Paulton Engine will be 'Open Studio' as part of the Cam Valley Artists Art Trail

Forthcoming Trip 
with Friends from Paulton Methodist

Saturday 12th November
Christmas Shopping

Contact members of Methodist Church

17 November
The Gallipoli Campaign

Larry Bohana

Thursday 24th November
Mrs Margaret Adams
Living with the Boss
(tales of a farmer's wife)

26th November
Christmas Lights Switch On
War Memorial
Christmas Fair



Thursday 15th December

Christmas Craft


19 January

Social Life in 17th & 18th Century New England

Judi Grant


16 February

 Friendly Society Brasses

 Philip Hoyland

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16 March

A British Soldier--The Life of Stanley Booker

Barry Williamson


 20 April
Mary Carpenter of Bristol & India

Carla Contractor

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18 May
Grandma's Garden
(the Edwardian Garden)
Yvonne Bell


15 June
The Later Avon Valley Brass Mill

Tony Coverdale

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Saturday 1st July 2017 Party in the Park

20 July
AGM 7.15
Missing- Presumed EmigratedShirley Hodgson



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