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Parish Councillors Meet School Councillors in Paulton


Paulton School’s Councillors met up with members of Paulton Parish Council to discuss ways of improving Paulton. Les Wild introduced members of the Parish Council and said ”We are like you as we are Councillors. We try to make this village a very nice place to live in and to go to school”


The Parish Council wanted to hear from the pupils what ideas they had on improving play equipment in the park, on stopping dog fouling and on commemorating WW1.There was a huge response from the pupils with lots of ideas. Ideas such as a quiet area in the park and a play area just for little children. Les Wild explained that a new fitness area was being planned for the park which might encourage more older children to use it. Daniel was keen to have Park Rangers so that people wouldn’t allow their dogs to foul and kids could feel safe. Ciara and Rose were keen to have trampolines. Freya thought a special dog area where dogs could play would be good and to have CCTV cameras to keep a check on activities. Ava would like a tunnel slide. Jack would like a nature area with a greenhouse. Marian Wild (Parish Councillor) explained that the Parish Council would be taking over a wildlife site close to the Bovis Homes development, so this could happen soon. The pupils were handed postcards produced by Gail Garlick as part of Paulton’s commemoration of WW1,showing the names of the 28 soldiers from Paulton who died in WW1.  Liz Hardman (Parish Councillor) explained that there was a “special” Paulton stamp on the postcard.  All Councillors decided it would be a good thing to hand these out to all children in the school. Zak thought these postcards would help pupils understand more easily what happened in Paulton in WW1. Les Wild, Chair of Paulton Parish Council thanked the pupils and their teacher, Jo Chapman and promised he’d be back soon for more ideas on how to make Paulton a better place to live.

Paulton Scout and Guide Jumble sale raised almost £500.  Thanks you to everyone who supported.
New Book Group
A new book group is being launched.  It will meet monthly at Paulton Library.  First meeting 28th October 4pm
Limited to 10 places, first come.
Sign up with a member of staff or volunteer at Paulton Library 

If you spot anything incorrect on our clubs and societies page please will you let us know so we can keep our site up to date. 
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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Bath & West Community Energy launches solar share offer in Paulton

  14 October 2014 Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE) is inviting people to a series of launch events to find out more about its latest community share offer, which aims to raise £1.6 million to build the Wilmington Solar Array near Bath.
BWCE, which won Community Energy Company of the Year at the 2014 UK Community Energy awards, will be hosting a drop-in event at Paulton Methodist Church, Park Lane, Paulton, BS39 7QQ,, from 10.30 to 11.30 am.


Book now 14/10/14

LADIES NIGHT Paulton Rovers
Saturday 22nd November
Tickets NOW on sale £10 each

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.
Click here for Paulton Pool

Poppy Remembrance Day Clip ArtVolunteers needed to help with collections for the The Royal British Legion 2014 - please contact the Parish Council Office in the first instance if you are able to assist (see tab at top of page)


The Harvest Festival at Paulton Junior school will be receiving donations for  Somer Valley Food Bank. View below for the latest requirements of the food bank



A recent letter in the Journal congratulated Paulton Parish Council on some of it's sensitive restoration projects.  We particularly like this one.

We are less impressed by this new build......

Have you any comments regarding the buildings in our village?

Paulton Junior school
The junior school is again participating in the bag2school scheme. Children are encouraged to collect soft toys, shoes and textiles to raise funds for the school.  If you have unwanted items why not donate them to the children of your street for the collection.
(Collection 16th October)

Why, why ,why, why ,why, why, why?
Why does our local Tesco store ask young people for age ID when buying alcohol free wine?
Why, why ,why, why ,why, why, why?

These are the items the warehouse is currently in need of :
Coffee & Tea bags
Long Life Fruit Juice
Flavoured Noodles
Tinned Fish & Meat
Mashed Potato
Tinned Custard


Thieves are targeting red diesel from plant and agricultural vehicles across the area, it is believed that the thefts are occurring late at night or early hours under the cover of darkness.  Please reportWoman Police Clip Art anything suspicious, attached is a leaflet with advice on how to protect against rural crime.      


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




Gold for Paulton a Tremendous  Community

says South West in Bloom

At Trowbridge, last Thursday,in just two years of entering the “South West in Bloom” competition, Paulton was awarded the highest standard Gold. Not only that, Paulton won the Sargent cup for “Outstanding Effort”, obtained a special award for its unique poppies (both flowering and woven)won eleven awards in “It’s your neighbourhood competition”, four awards in the “Bath in Bloom” competition” (with Lyn Madden gaining gold in the winners’ categoty) and Paulton Junior School is “Outstanding”, having being awarded gold and coming first in the schools’ category.Even our cake for the cake competition made by Sarah Cole and donated by Mike Cole came third.

 The judges commented that there  have been impressive changes in Paulton over the past few years but what is special about Paulton is its “Tremendous Conmmunity” They mentioned in particular the fabulous hanging baskets, Paulton School’s involvement in planting the flowerbeds by the Co-Op ( and thanks to Jo Chapman and Haley Shackleton for organising this), our impressive recreation field and outstanding quality of our cemetery, (thanks to Paul Davidson and his team) the tremendous support of Paulton Parish Council and in particular its chair Les Wild, the unique scarecrows in the Memorial garden (made by Noah’s Ark pre school) and that The Hub, with Hub Grub Food, is not only very enterprising but has become the focal point of our village. Finally the judges said “Your strength is your community and the extent of your community involvement really shows, from the Junior School, to The Lamb and Red Lion Pubs, to the spectacular War Memorial Garden , having the Church Bells rung, involving the Fire Brigade, the Tennis and Cricket clubs,  involving the Starlight Singers as a flash mob and ending the morning in Dr.Miall’s beautiful garden with spectacular food courtesy of the ladies from the Methodist Church.

Many of these changes have been brought about by a group of dedicated people called PiPP(Pride in Paulton partnership) who are out planting, weeding, pruning Tuesdays and Fridays (pictured above in purple).Becky Parker (chair) and Gail Garlick (secretary) commented “We were thrilled to get gold for this exceptional community in Paulton and surprised but delighted to be awarded the Sargent Cup for the best entry in the competition”

 Paulton pupils rode out with the Tour of Britain.
A report from the junior school

Jack Wybrow, from year 6, shares his thoughts on being chosen to ride out with the Tour of Britain in Bath last week. This was not only a huge honour for Jack but also for the 20 other children who were chosen to represent our school at the start line. This reflects positively on the hard work we have put in to try and encourage children to cycle, scoot or walk to school. We will be continuing initiatives this year. Thank you in advance for your help in this. ‘When I got there I thought, all these people are riding out, gosh it's going to be a squeeze! Over the course of the day lots more people turned up! First we registered in, grabbed our decorations and hung our bikes on the rack. There were people everywhere! When we lined our bikes up for the start I thought, WOW, I was amazed by the amount of people at the start line it was mind blowing! I was right at the front so it was even more exiting! As we set off we went a up a steep hill called Marlborough Buildings and then around the Royal

Crescent. The views were stunning as we went around the circus and watched the professionals, including Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, zoom away, It was one of the greatest days of my life!’ By Jack Wybrow 6P

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From Avon and Somerset Police....

If you receive calls at your door or over the telephone from 'cold callers'

please be advised to consider very carefully accepting any product or work from

persons approaching you in this manner. It is always advisable to find a service

you require, such as landscaping, from recommendation or via legitimate adverts.


Never feel pressured into anything you are not comfortable with, it is your home

and you have all rights to refuse to discuss what the person is offering or to

not open the door in the first instance if you feel uncomfortable. Please make

use of a door chain and/or a door spy hole, if you do have either please

consider installing one.


If you receive any leaflets regarding door to door sales for services or

products and you feel they may not be a legitimate company please contact the

local police on the 101 number or email your beat team at ssnradstock@avonandsomerset.police.uk

If you see any suspicious people in your neighbourhood calling door to door

please call the police on 101 so as we can check their legitimacy. Always call

999 if you feel you or your property are in immediate danger.


Please follow the link for further advice on our website:   






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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Installation of Defibrillator
On Monday 22nd September a defibrillator is being installed at Paulton Village hall

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a device which can be used by anyone (even untrained people) to save the life of a person when they are having a cardiac arrest (heart attack).

Before using a defibrillator always make sure the casualty is in a dry area.  Stay away from any wetness.  If necessary move the casualty. 

 Then turn the power on and the device will give you step by step instructions.

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Harvest Time is here again and the warehouse volunteers have provided us with a list
of our current needs. I'm sure you will find it useful even if you have already held your
Harvest Festival.
Although we have plenty of baked beans, soup and pasta, we will be pleased to receive
all other items with a reasonable use-by date. We are particularly short of the following :
biscuits          milk (UHT)
coffee            puddings
custard          rice packets
instant mash    
fruit juice (long life)
tinned fish
tinned meat     spaghetti
* Chocolate, sweets, ketchup etc. and toiletries are always welcome, too.
With many thanks to all of you,

Remember food donations can be given via Paulton's Churches and Tescos have regular collections.

Somer Valley Foodbank – Data August 2014



Number of vouchers fulfilled                      42        (Jul 38)

Adults Fed                                                      80        (Jul 68)

Children Fed                                                  49        (Jul 27)

Total Fed                                                      129     (Jul 95)


(Since 01 January 2014 the Foodbank has fulfilled 344 vouchers and fed 594 Adults and 394 Children – Total of 988 Fed)


Crisis Type

The following are the reasons for the crisis shown on the voucher during August 2014.

Benefit Delays           44.19%

Low Income               14.73%

Benefit Changes        13.95%

Delayed Wages          9.3%

Child holiday meals   7.75%                        



(Since 01 January 2014 the main reason for the issue of vouchers has been due to – Low Income 29.8%, Benefit Delays 28.38%, Benefit Changes 18.99% and Debt 6.16%.)


Agency - Voucher Providers

The following agencies have issued the most vouchers during August 2014.


DHI Online                                                     17

CAB                                                                 6

SV Childrens Centre                                      6

PSJ Youth Hub                                               4


(Since 01 January 2014 the Agencies who have issued the most vouchers are: DHI Online x 129, CAB x 52, Somer Valley Children’s Centre 26, Peasedown Youth Hub 225.


Food Donation

We have received a total of 333.1 kilos of food during August 2014.


Normal Collections               236.82 kg

Supermarket                         96.24 kg



A total of 14 churches/individual/organisations have donated food to the Foodbank during August 2014.



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.


From Becky Woodlands...

 I'm starting new fitness classes in Paulton. It's called Boogie Bounce Xtreme and it's a class on mini trampolines. It's brilliant fun, all choreographed to funky music and brilliant for knees and hips. My page on fb is Boogie Bounce Xtreme Radstock/Paulton/MSN - Radstock. My mobile is 07841125927 if anyone wants more info.

Please be aware there has been a recent increase in rural break ins such as shed 
breaks for tools and machinary.

Please review your security on all outbuildings and report any suspicious 

Please follow the link for further advice:


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 





 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 18th October

Paulton Quizzical

Teams of 4 £5 a head

Incl. Supper

Wesley Hall


Paulton Baptist Church 

Sunday 19th  @ 4.00 p.m.

Messy Church

For all the family



Sat 25th October 2014, 20:30
Quiz Evening
Paulton Rovers
412907 for more details
Monday 27th - Thursday 30th


Halloween at the Red lion
Friday 31st Oct
4-5 Children Fancy Dress and Party games
9pm Adult evening Party







This is a chance to see and handle coins from the find

Entry is free.

 Tea and coffee will be provided by the ladies fromPiPP

A treat not to be missed!

Remembrance Parade and Service

Sunday 9th November

Participants meet 2.30 Car Park opposite British Legion

Cenotaph 2.45

Indoor service Holy Trinity Church

after laying of wreaths at Cenotaph.


Wednesday 12th November


Songs of the War Years
Community Sing Along
Sunday 16th November
Holy Trinity Church



Paulton Rovers

Saturday 22nd November


Saturday 29th November
 Lighting of Village Christmas Tree event



Saturday 6th Dec 10.30 am Festival Opening Ceremony

Holy Trinity church


Sat 6th Dec 10.30 – 4.00pm

Sun 7th Dec 2.00 – 4.00pm

Tue 9th Dec 10.00 – 11.30


Wednesday 10th December


Thurs 11th Dec 9.00 – 11.30

Fri 12th Dec 10.30 – 12.00


Candy Verney Concert – December 12th

Holy Trinity church

Ticket Price  £7.00 and will include a welcoming glass of



Sat 13th Dec 10.30 – 4.00pm

Sun 14th Dec 2.00 – 4.00pm

Tue 16th Dec 10.00 – 11.30

Thurs 18th Dec 9.00 – 11.30

Fri 19th Dec 10.30 – 12.00


December 19th – Christingle Service

Holy Trinity Church


Sat 20th Dec 10.30 – 4.00pm


Sun 21st Dec 2.00 – 4.00pm


December 21st Carol Service


Holy Trinity church






  Orgainsations:-  Please add your events in Your Paulton Diary. 
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