Paulton Social Walkers now meet at 10 am.

Image result for clip art + walkingThe group is for over 50's and meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month starting at the precinct 

So why walk?........

Age UK tells us walking can improve our health in a number of areas

Weight loss Image result for clip art + walking

Taking regular exercise is especially important as we get older and our metabolism slows down, making us more likely to put on weight.

Heart health

People who are physically active are at lower risk of Cardiac Heart Disease. Brisk walking can help to keep your heart strong by Image result for clip art + walkingincreasing your heart rate. It can also reduce your risk of heart disease and high blood pressure in the long-term.


Physical activity can reduce your risk of developing some cancers, including breast, bowel and womb cancer.


Image result for clip art + walkingYou can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes with regular exercise and a healthy diet.

Bone health

Walking can help to strengthen bones, helping to prevent the onset of osteoporosis, which makes bones brittle and more likely to break.

Mental health

Image result for clip art + walkingRegular exercise will improve your mood and increase feelings of well-being - and it can even help to relieve depression. Being outside in the fresh area has been linked to better mental wellbeing and reduced stress.

Walking can also be a social activity when done in a group or with friends, so it can help to tackle feelings of isolation or loneliness.


Exercise is also beneficial for the wellbeing of people with dementia. It can lead to improved strength and flexibility, better sleep, and some studies suggest it may improve memory and slow mental decline.



There is less than two left to register if you want a say on how Bath and North East Somerset Council is run.

The options are being led by a councillor chosen by the other councillors


By having a Mayor.

If a major is elected it will change how the council is run


Businesses - Would you like to advertise

 in the Paulton Magazine?

for 1st edition all copy to be received by 30th April

Full Page ads £80 per edition (£280 for 4)

Half Page ads £60 per edition (£200 for 4)

Quarter Page ads £40 per edition (£120 for 4) 

There will be a surcharge of 10% for in-house design of ads.

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From Food bank.....
Hello again, everyone.
The warehouse is short of tinned potatoes and pasta sauce.
Many thanks,

(Items are collected by local Churches and Tescos)

A new quarterly magazine for Paulton residents and  visitors is being produced

It aims to give information on what is happening in our village and will replace previous publication such as the Paulton letter.  

The Paulton magazine will have room for letters from residents, news from our clubs, organisations, Parish council and Churches plus room for local businesses to advertise.  

The first edition of the Paulton Magazine is due to be delivered in June so if you would like to be in the first edition or you would like more information please mail paultonmagazine@outlook.com

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Councillors, Council staff, Paulton Swimming Pool staff, Police Community Support  Officers(PCSOs),and others who have worked with Jane Cross, Paulton Parish Council's Clerk, gathered together on Thursday to say farewell to

 Jane who is leaving Paulton Parish Council.

Les Wild, Chairman of Paulton Parish Council, said how much Jane will be missed not just for her professionalism and what she has helped  the Parish Council achieve but because we have all so enjoyed working with her. Her popularity is obvious from the number of people who have called in to say Goodbye and wish her all the best with her new job in a large company in Bristol.Jane has worked for Paulton Parish Council for 4 years,offering support  to many important plans for Paulton and helping to organise community opposition to the unpopular build out by the Hospital.Liz Hardman BaNES Councillor said “We will so miss Jane.Her dedication, expertise and wonderful sense of humour have made her an amazing and exceptional person to work with”

Paulton Parish Council has appointed a new Clerk, Jo Swift, who was formerly the Clerk to Keynsham Town Council. "

In the picture from  left; PCSO Rob Hendra, Jeff Humphries (Parish Councillor), Anne Lyons (Vice Chair Paulton Parish Council)Jane Cross (retiring clerk),Shirley Long( Chair Highways Committee Paulton Parish Council)Liz Hardman (BaNES Councillor Paulton Labour)Nigel Penney (PCSO) and Hugh warren (Parish Councillor)



Charlie is BANES Young Volunteer of the Year 2015/2016

Charlie Bryant from Paulton has been acknowledged for his voluntary work in the community.  At the Chair of BANES Community Awards at the Guildhall in Bath on Thursday February 4th, Charlie was presented with the Bath Blue Glass trophy and certificate by Councillor Ian Gilchrist.  The Award follows from Charlie’s earlier success with the Royal Horticultural Society, that acknowledged his involvement with flower displays at the War Memorial, cemetery and village centre, and his own “It’s Your Neighbourhood” project which received an award, presented by Barry Cruse MBE in October 2015.  Host for the evening, David Trethewey, BANES

Divisional Director: Strategy & Performance, quoted from Charlie’s nomination, “A quietly confident 15-year-old young man has engaged with adult neighbours to improve their environment by bringing whatever skills and time they have to a collaborative project that benefits them all.  The elderly and infirm, and those living alone have all been involved.  They have all become a community”

Amy's Animal Care

On the 22nd of May, myself and Jessica will be taking part in the Wag Walk. We will be walking 6 miles with Pepper and Anouk to raise money for the Bath Cat's and Dog's home. If you could spare a couple of pounds to donate and help us reach our target we and all the animals would be extremely grateful 



Find out more about eating and drinking in Paulton by viewing our 'Facilities' tab and 
selecting 'eating and drinking'

From our councillors Liz and John

Just as we were all thinking that the Boxbury Hill and Abbotts Farm developments were a thing of the past, we have now been shocked to hear the results of a Judicial Review brought by Edward Ware Homes against the results of an Inquiry held over a year ago. This was where an appeal was made against BaNES Council who refused planning permission for 124 homes at Boxbury Hill and 47 homes on Abbotts Farm. The Inquiry dismissed this appeal, once again refusing planning permission.

However, Edward Ware Homes took a Judicial Review against this decision,the results of which have now been announced. Cllr Liz Hardman said “ Mr Justice Holgate has ruled that the Paulton applications must be reconsidered on ‘procedural matters’ and that the Paulton sites must be looked at again by the Planning Inspectorate. It is unbelievable”

The Judge ruled that the Inspector at the January Inquiry,made findings in his decision on matters that were not covered at the Public Inquiry, resulting in a ‘material prejudice’ against the developers.Cllr John Bull said” Our local residents will expect us to once again fight these unwanted developments”. Cllr Liz Hardman added “We have opposed these planning developments from the outset, both at BaNES Planning meetings and at the Inquiry. Local people do not want to see ‘A Midsomer Paulton’ which will happen if these developments get the go ahead.Our local schools and infrastructure cannot cope with even more homes. We are prepared to fight these developments all the way”

Liz  Hardman

John Bull



Collection bins are in our local Churches and at Tescos

Churches in Paulton will be running a 5 week Lent course commencing on the week beginning February 15th.

You can choose to join the Monday morning group, meeting at 10am at the Methodist, led by Guy Edwards (Anglican) and Barbara Mountjoy (Baptist),

or a Thursday evening group, meeting at 7.30pm at the Methodist, led by Sonya Setchell (Baptist)and Martin Slocombe (Methodist).

The course is entitled “Migration and Movement”, a topical subject at this time.



 VENUE : Holy Trinity Church Paulton

FORMAT:   The Bible will be read out loud from start to finish. Volunteers are invited to take part and read in half hour sessions.


Sunday 14th February.                      1.00pm – 8.00pm   (14 sessions)

Monday 15th February.                     8.00am – 8.00pm   (24 sessions)

Tuesday 16th February.                    8.00am – 7.00pm    (22 sessions)

Wednesday 17th February.             8.00am – Midnight  ( 32 sessions)

Thursday 18th February.                  Midnight – 10.30   (21 sessions)

                                                                   1.00pm – 8.00pm  (14 sessions)

Friday 19th February.                        8.00am – 8.00pm    (24 sessions)

Saturday 20th February.                   10.00am –1 .00pm    (6 sessions)

(if needed)


We are hoping some childrens groups may like to take part and we can allocate Bible passages for them to read or act out at convenient times for them.

Refreshments will be available during the Bibleathon and the church will be open throughout (including overnight on Wednesday) for people to wander in and listen.

Why are we having a Bibleathon?      


As well as providing an fascinating challenge in its own right,  hopefully The Bibleathon  will help raise awareness of our Christian Community in and around Paulton, and the central role of The Bible to our faith.

Besides the obvious challenge of such a feat and when it has been announced recently that there are less than a million active “Church Goers” in this Country, we thought we would like to revisit the roots of our faith and learn from the experience.  This is a great opportunity for the wider community in our Parish, to come together and help us take away a shared and positive sense of achievement, without any obligations or commitments.

2.    We would like to appeal not only to individuals and families but to all children, youth and adult groups in Paulton to take part and share a session or sessions.  It may help some groups achieve some of their objectives, such as “Reading or Public Speaking” activities.

We are not planning this as a Sponsorship Event, but should any donations be made from the initiative we will be putting them towards the improvements needed in our Church Lighting.



If you would like to take part, email or telephone Kathy Mayley

kath.mayley@virgin.net        Tel: 01761 413109




Paulton will be holding its Party in the Park this year on July 2, 2016. The event , which is free to enter, takes place in the Memorial Park, behind the Village Hall. Last year over 2000 people visited the Party and had a thoroughly good time.

This year’s Party will feature live bands as well as other attractions: displays of dancing, Martial  Arts, tennis and netball. There will be stalls representing local organisations, a beer tent, ice cream van, teas and other refreshments.

Other attractions are still being signed up so if you have a suitable attraction please get in touch with Committee members Liz Hardman (01761  412758   email:lizhardman@talk.talk.net or John Bull (01761 480 or 01225 835100 email:john.a.bull@btinternet.com  We would love to hear from you!



The Twentieth Century Clarinet at Wesley Methodist Hall


On Saturday, 9th January, Neil Moore (clarinet) and Jacquelyn Bevan (piano) performed jazz-inspired twentieth century works for clarinet and piano, in the first of the 'Second Saturday' series of free concerts at Wesley Methodist Hall, Paulton.  The audience - twice its usual coffee-morning size - was entertained with a variety of music, from Finzi's Bagatelles and Templeton: Pocket Sonata to Joseph Horovitz' virtuosic Sonatina, along with piano pieces by Madeleine Dring.


'We very much hope that Paulton residents will come along and enjoy the concerts', say the organisers, Terry Bridgeman and Jacquelyn Bevan. 'Families, including young children, are especially welcome.'  Concert-goers can enjoy coffee and home-made cakes from 10am, with music from 10.45 to 11.30am. No need to book - just turn up on the day. The concerts are all free with donations welcome.


The next concert will be on Saturday, 13th February, when the trio in residence at Midsomer Norton Town Hall, Trio Paradis, will present a light-hearted selection of music inspired by the midnight hour, from jazz to pop, classical to songs from the shows: A Little Night Music.  More information at musicianssw



Photos attached: Trio Paradis and Neil Moore/Jacquelyn Bevan with Liz Hardman, Terry Bridgeman and Les Wild.

07595 671116 
Musicians South West CIC
Company no. 8738755
Orchardleigh Villa Wells Rd Radstock BA3 3RP

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 Dog mess is unpleasant for other users of our open spaces, and can also cause health problems in children. 
Please clean up after your pet


Hub reopens 12th Jan


DONATIONS OF WOOL This term Miss Saunders will be working on a school project with the help of Mrs Baker to create some pompom installations around the building. We would be really grateful for all donations of wool to help with this. 

VACANCY We have a vacancy for Clerk to Governors. The main areas of this role are: 
 Provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters. The new regulations require governing bodies to have regard to advice from the clerk in regards to exercising the governing body functions:
  Provide effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees. 
 Ensure the governing body is properly constituted. 
 Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.

 Currently and there will are three full Governing Body meetings per year plus three meetings for each sub-committee per year. Meetings will usually be held out of school hours and will last approximately 2 hours. Please speak to staff in the office if you would like any further details


 Diabetes Venue Change

 from  Hub to Baptist Hall

Zoe from Hub Grub was winner of the Festive shop Window Competition organised by PiPP

Congratulations to her and her daughter and to the runners up 
The charity shop and Eve's Kitchen


Anne Lyons was winner of the wooden reindeer  raffled at the Christmas Market by PiPP made by Mike Connelly


Hello. I am starting up Pilates classes on Monday 11th January in Paulton Village Hall.  All abilities will be catered for and everyone is welcome. Let me know if you are interested in coming along so I have an idea of numbers and if there is enough interest I may even do 2 classes. Hope to see you there.


Please note: The Health Visitor Drop-In Baby Clinic that runs the 1st Wednesday of every month at Paulton Children’s Centre will be moving to Paulton Scout Hall from January 2016. Running from 10:00am – 11:30am. 
Many Thanks, Somer Valley Children’s Centres.

Paulton's Brownie Leader - Julie Harrington has been presented with an award for 30 years of service to Paulton Brownies

Brownies is a section of Girl Guiding for girls ages 7-10.  The 'Brownie Adventure' is aimed at developing confidence and self esteem through new experiences and the learning of new skills.  Girls are encouraged to become active citizens in their community as well as learning about the wider world.  

Paulton Brownies meet on a Thursday evening at the scout and guide hall .  

See clubs and societies for full details.  


Help for the Homeless Not Just At  Christmas

A raffle was held at the Red Lion Pub organised by Laney Sandon James to raise money for her and husband Mark’s work with the Homeless in Bath. One thousand tickets were sold, raising almost £900.Laney was delighted by the response from local people and said:

“Mark and I would really  like to thank all the people who bought tickets, sold tickets and donated Raffle prizes, making our first Christmas Raffle such a huge success.

We have been overwhelmed by the amazingly giving and caring people of Paulton and surrounding area for their continued support and donations which enable Laney & Marks Homeless Project to keep going.”

Donations can be made to  PayPal.me/laneysandonjames

Liz Hardman added “Laney and her husband Mark, don’t just help the homeless at Christmas time. Every Saturday  from 4-8pm, they distribute warm clothes, food and sleeping bags  to homeless people in Bath. They have been doing this for almost a year and are a truly inspirational and amazing couple”

Picture: Gail Garlick (Paulton Parish Councillor, Leeann Proprietor Red Lion, Laney Sandon James, Liz Hardman (BANES Councillor Paulton)


Paulton Pool  have a few places left for swimming lessons in January 2016 in both beginners and more advanced groups. If you are interested please contact the pool


Paulton Junior School  Choir 
 Last Monday saw them attend the School’s Christmas Carol concert at Bath Abbey, which was a truly amazing and incredibly festive occasion. The choir really enjoyed learning the new songs, singing in such a grand venue and it was also fantastic to see so many friends and family come to support them. They even wowed passers-by with an impromptu rendition of We wish you a Merry Christmas as they were having their photo taken outside. The journey continued to Bloomfield care home where they performed to a very appreciative audience. Once again the choir were their enthusiastic and smiley selves whilst showing the greatest of respect to the residents. When the children learned that they were in the presence of a lady in her 101st year and a former member of the Bolshoi Ballet, Leah (year 6) led them in a congratulatory round of applause. How lovely is that! They also attended the community Christmas lunch at the Scout Hut. Here they performed to a lively audience who really entered into the Christmas spirit. Once more they sang their hearts out; performing songs from the Abbey Concert, Follow that star as well as some crowd pleasing Christmas Carol Service. The choir are already looking forward to 2016 for further musical adventures


The Carers Centre

If you look after someone, who looks after you?

The Carers’ Centre is a local charity based in Radstock. We help unpaid carers, who give their time and energy to look after friends and family members who need extra support day to day. This could be an elderly parent, a child living with a disability, a partner with a long-term illness. There are more than 20,000 carers in Bath & North East Somerset alone and we currently work with over 4000, from as young as 18 right up to 85 and beyond.


We know that caring can be rewarding, but it can also be tiring, stressful and lonely, with many carers not knowing where they can turn for help. We are here make sure carers have the support they need to manage their caring role, as well as opportunities to enjoy life alongside caring.  We offer expert advice, a listening ear, breaks from caring and much more.


If you look after someone, please do contact us on 0800 0388 885 and we can talk to you about how we can help. You can also email us oninfo@banescarerscentre.org.uk




As from January 5th the army cadet unit in Paulton will be parading on Tuesday evening.

If your club/society/group has any changes of detail please will you be so kind as to let us know so that we keep our details up to date.

Flowers for Kathleen from Paulton Hub Volunteers

Volunteers from The Hub Library gathered to give thanks to the Volunteer Organiser, Kathleen Still (pictured) for all she does in co-ordinating the volunteer rota each week. Whilst not all volunteers could be present, all contributed to the large bunch of flowers from Poppies  the Florist next door to The Hub.

Fabulous food was provided by Zoe from The Hub Grub Café. Liz Hardman BANES Councillor  Paulton(Labour)said “We are all so grateful to Kathleen who with good humour and infinite patience organises us each week. Also a huge thanks to Zoe  Escott of The Hub Grub Café  who runs the Café within Paulton  Library, making The Hub such a successful venture”

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

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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





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Saturday, 13th February

Paradis Palm Court Trio : A Little Night Music

A varied programme of music inspired by the night-time: from classics (Grieg and Chopin Nocturnes) to pop (Hard Day’s Night) to jazz (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) and musicals.


Holy Trinity Church

Sunday 14th February.                      1.00pm – 8.00pm   (14 sessions)


Holy Trinity Church

Monday 15th February.                     8.00am – 8.00pm   (24 sessions)


Migration and Movement

5 week Lent course

 commencing February 15th.

Monday morning group meeting 

10am at the Methodist,

 led by Guy Edwards (Anglican) and Barbara Mountjoy (Baptist)



Holy Trinity Church

Tuesday 16th February.                    8.00am – 7.00pm    (22 sessions)


Holy Trinity Church

Wednesday 17th February.             8.00am – Midnight  ( 32 sessions)


Wednesday 17th February
Ups and downs of Being a vet
Hilary Stevens


Holy Trinity Church

Thursday 18th February.                  Midnight – 10.30   (21 sessions)

                                                                   1.00pm – 8.00pm  (14 sessions)


Migration and Movement

5 week Lent course

 commencing February 18th.

Thursday evening group Meeting 

 7.30pm at the Methodist,

 led by Sonya Setchell (Baptist)and Martin Slocombe (Methodist).


Holy Trinity Church

Friday 19th February.                        8.00am – 8.00pm    (24 sessions)



Saturday 20th February
celebrate at the Chartiy Shop
Free tea/coffee/cake
Money raised for Paulton Hospital League of friends

Holy Trinity Church

Saturday 20th February.                   10.00am –1 .00pm    (6 sessions)


Mon 22nd Feb - Term 4 starts

25th February
Gardeners Question Time
in conjunction with 
Midsomer Norton and Radstock Lion's Club
in aid of dorothy House
Wesley Hall


February 27th 7pm  Quiz Night


Sunday 28th February


Wednesday 2nd March
Pam Daniels



Sunday 6th March

Saturday 12th March 


The Big Breakfast



Saturday, 12th March

Katalin Kertesz (violin) & Jacquelyn Bevan (piano)

Works by J S Bach, Schubert and Hans Gal.


Wednesday 16th March


The Fromeway


Sunday 20th March 


 Lunch in aid of Tear fund



24th March
A Garden for all Seasons
Don Everitt

Good Friday, 25th March, 

film at 7pm

 telling the stories from one of the Gospels.


Sunday 27th March




Party In Park
July 2nd

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