Paulton Concert band
Friday 11th July saw the band's Summer concert take place at Mardons Social Club.
The band were very well received, and played a variety of songs, including some old favourites and some new ones!
Click on the link in clubs and societies to discover Paulton concert band's new web site.
The British Legion is encouraging the UK to take part in LIGHTS OUT, a national moment of remembrance and reflection…10 -11pm Monday 4th August
Most Commemorative Events for Paulton will begin on Sunday 3rd August with a commemorative service in the park. This will be followed by the laying of wreaths and crosses at the war memorial .
DOUBLE HILLS 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNVEILING OF THE DOUBLE HILLS MEMORIAL IS :
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH 2014
This is the 35th anniversary of the unveiling, and the 75th Anniversary of Arnhem.
There will be lots going on. It is a free event but obviously donations are always welcome so that double hills can be remembered for ever.
This year the organisers are hoping to have even more children to lay poppies just as they do in Arnhem. The relatives of the soldiers would be there and they would welcome the attendance of as many Paulton residents as possible.
Later in September (on 19th) there is to be an evening of poetry and prose organised by councillor John Bull at Holy Trinity Church.
Sunday 9th November is the nations Remembrance Sunday and we will bring you news of village events nearer the time.
On the week following, Sunday 23rd November there will be a Sing Along of songs from the war years. This will chart the different moods of the wars from the feelings of grand adventure to the harsh realities, and incorporate the sentimental, defiant and sometimes humorous moods of the British public. The team leading the event were responsible for the very successful Christmas Sing Along last year. Be sure to come and join in!
First World War Trail
Paulton Junior children have been working with PIPP to design a commemorative First World War trail. This project involved investigating different aspects of life during the war and creating canvasses to represent their findings. These canvasses will be displayed in businesses around the village during the next term, so keep your eyes peeled.
Early in July the Methodist Church put on a Flower Festival the theme of which was 'Remember This'. Contributors exhibited displays based on significant events of the 20th and 21st century. One could not fail to be impressed by Sylvia Fielden's display depicting the start of the Great War and of Carol Wilkes display on the Women's Land Army among many others. If anyone has any photos we would love to share them here for those who were unable to attend the event.
If you know of any other events in the village please send us an email.
Nearly £900 was raised from the Summer Celebration last Friday and the ice cream selling during the last few weeks. Thanks to all who made this happen
From Noah's Ark Preschool
The Summer Fun Day and Sponsored Walk in June, so far has raised just over £1,000 which is amazing. This will help purchase some valuable new resources and equipment for the children
New free group exercise class. Wednesdays 5 - 7 at Paulton Rec. Fun, simple circuits. Call 07875488044 Anne-Kettell for info.or email,
P2H@bathnes.gov.uk Run by BANES passport to health.
Lost and founds
Rabbit found near Paulton Hospital. Contact us if you've lost one !
Found a reel of 35mm film (24 exposure) in the grass after Party in the Park. Could the person concerned to contact the council offices.
Flashmob in Paulton
If you were in the precinct on Thursday morning you may have been surprised by the number of villagers who suddenly broke into song.
Singing 'Friends and Neighbours' for the judges of the South West in Bloom competition were Paulton's own Starlight Singers.
This was only one of the many activities which took place on the day. We hope to bring you news of more. In the meantime may we offer Congratulations to the Pride in Paulton Partenership. They really have transformed our village. Well done.
Somer Joinery and Allen Residential kindly sponsored the wonderful artwork designed by Kerry Baker and produced by Kerry and friends.
Terry, Philip and the art club are to be thanked for the amazing murals brightening up our empty premises
Have you seen the scarecrows now displayed at the bottom of Downsway as a welcome to Paulton visitors and residents?
There are so many people who have contributed to this event. Please share any news and pictures you have with us. We are
YOUR PAULTON website.
Churches in Paulton have again presented every child in our Y6 Junior school classes with a moving on booklet and performed the annual presentation of Bibles at the infant Schools.
Mythical Maze - Summer Reading Challenge
Launching on Sat 12th July in all libraries and
finishing on Sat 13th September. Special events include visits to Midsomer Norton Library and Bath Central Library from award winning author - David Almond. There are special events and activities throughout the summer holidays in all libraries. Every child who reads six books and completes the challenge by 13th September 2014 receives a certificate, medal and a wristband. These children will also be entered into a free Libraries West prize draw with the chance to win family tickets to local attractions. Visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/libraries for more information
Scenes from Party in the Park
Paulton Rovers promoted
Southern Premier League
Paulton Rovers team was first started in1890. They have now achieved the highest level as a club ever, by being promoted to the Southern Premier League.Dave Bissex the chairman commented ‘This is such a special occasion.We will be playing against teams such as Weymouth, Cambridge City, Truro and Dorchester.Our results will appear on Skye TV! Our success is well deserved as we have the best semi professionals in our area.I’d also like to thank our sponsors, Jaymart and Oakus and Malcolm Powney. We have such a good team, on and off the pitch’, supported by Des and Anne Orchard,Claire Horn and Mandy Horton, Paul Milsus and Nick Bunyard manager. Our plaers have given their all to achieve this promotion and we are so proud of them’
A reception was held at The Guidhall in Bath,
hosted by the Chair of BANES, Councillor Martin Veal, attended by members of
the team, the manager,chairman and backroom staff and Les Wild, chair of
Paulton Parish Council, Marion Wild of Paulton Parish Council, John Bull
and Liz Hardman, Paulton Ward Councillors
Greenvale Road - parking
There have been complaints from residents in
Greenvale Road regarding inconsiderate parking,
especially as this area is mainly for elderly people.
Many are disabled and need to park outside their
homes so PLEASE leave this area clear.
At the end of the summer term head teacher Julia Sloyan is retiring after 17 years at Paulton Infants
Hopefully we can bring you more details of this in the next few weeks.
Bath Skate Park
B&NES invites users of the skate park in Bath to complete a questionnaire about its redevelopment
You may recall issues being raised in Paulton around 'planning' and the lack of a core strategy within B&NES.
We are pleased to inform you that this has now been addressed.
You can learn more by clicking 'core strategy yet to be adopted'
New Paulton Author
PiPP (Pride in Paulton Partnership)is gearing itself up for judging day on July 10th, when the In Bloom judges will descend on Paulton. This year, PiPP has been busy fund raising for more waterers and on Sunday, a quiz was held at The Lamb Inn in Paulton. Gail Garlick (of PiPP) commented that they were very grateful to Gregs the landlord and his partner, Vicki, for arranging the quiz and for donating all the money to PiPP. Over £200 was collected. Also grateful thanks to Dot Mitchard who organised the quiz and was the quiz mistress for the night.
Picture from left to right Dot Mitchard, (Quiz mistress) Gail Garlick, (PiPP) Gregs and Vicki (The Lamb Inn)
From Paulton Junior School
On Monday 16th June, twenty Year 4's travelled to Farrington Golf Club to compete in the annual Tri Golf Tournament. Teams of 10 children from 4 different schools competed in the event which consisted of a carousel of 20 different golf activities. Paulton
children represented the school fantastically and displayed some super golfing skills. Thomas Darling was our outstanding performer, being award first place overall.
Charlie McLachlan also did well and was awarded 3rd place overall. Paulton B team came 5th overall and the A team came 2nd overall meaning that a Paulton team will progress to the County finals at Bath University in the next round.
have complained over the Radford Potholes and Banes will be fixing them
Computer Lessons at The Hub Paulton
Computer lessons have started at The Hub, Paulton.Computer teacher David Kingston said “What super new Lenovo ThinkPads”.These ThinkPads (Laptops to you and me) were donated by Cllr Liz Hardman as part of her Ward Councillor’s Initiative Fund. Liz commented”I’m so pleased these computer lessons are being run for total beginners and also for those wising to improve basic skills”. Topics covered include finding your way around the computer, sending and receiving emails, searching the Internet and using Clip Art. Fellow ward councillor John Bull added that the lessons last for 6 weeks and are run by the City of Bath College of Community Learning. To find out more about these courses contact Iona Gibbons at Bath City College 01225328831 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Eating Edibles at The Hub Grub Paulton!
What to eat next? Hazel Rowcliffe, Jo Chapman and Emma from The Hub Grub are looking at recipes written by children from Paulton Junior school. The children along with PiPP (Pride in Paulton Partnership)have transformed Paulton’s Hill Court shopping precinct. Luscious edibles like runner beans,sweet peas, thyme and many others were planted by year four children as part of their local environment project.The children then went on to research recipes using these edibles. Hazel, Jo and Emma now have the difficult task of choosing a selection of the recipes which The Hub Grub will cook on Tuesday 26th June. So come along on Tuesday and try these out for yourself.
First Radish from the school garden in the precinct
Paulton Toddler Group at the Methodist Church
Judging Day for Paulton will be first two weeks of July 2014- South West in Bloom Competition
A map of the judging route will be on display at the Village Hall and at the Hub.
Paulton is looking more colourful and brighter. With your help it will look even better.
Please help us by picking up any litter you see lying around. Report any broken or dirty street signs. Keep your front garden tidy. Keep the kerb and pavement by your home weed free.
(For more details click on Pride in Paulton tab at the top of the page).
Paulton Junior School have created a resource on the iPads to help anyone in our school community who would like to learn about plants.
'On Monday 2nd June two people from each class went to see Dr. Helena Crouch in the play scape to learn about botany (that is the study of flowers). We identified different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees. We saw many flowers eg. Mouse ear, hazel bush, woundwort and many, many more. Everyone had so much fun and we had a great learning experience! A big thank you to Mrs Tidbury and Dr. Crouch'.
By Lily Jones and Imogen Baldwin.
Year 4 children at Paulton Junior School have been designing posters to encourage the community to pick up their pets’ poo! They created catchy slogans and strong messages. Within each class a winning poster was voted on to be put up around the community. The children wanted them put onto weatherproof material so they would not get ruined by the rain or ripped down easily. Blue Gecko based in Hallatrow were kind enough to print the children’s posters for them. Councillor Liz Hardman who has been working with the children as part of PIPP (Pride in
Paulton Partnership) has also been into school to deliver an
assembly about being a responsible pet owner.
The work of Keeley, Finley, Taran, Naomi and Jasmine will be displayed around the local area
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com. Otherwise, just turn up!
Ice cream at the hub!
Did you know that only 16 in 100 people smoke in the Paulton area? Join the thousands in banes who stopped smoking with the free local nhs stop smoking service. 3 - 6 Wednesday at Paulton hospital or pm me for an appt. Go on give it a try. What have you got to lose?
Paulton's botanist Helena Crouch
Local support to stop smoking by lovely, friendly, experienced stop smoking advisor! Julie Harrington!!! Paulton hospital Wednesdays 3 - 6. Come and have a chat and discuss your options. Or call 01225831852.
I am pleased to be able to tell you that we are now in a position to begin collecting certain items of food again.
These are the items the warehouse is now ready to receive:
We would appreciate it if only the above items are donated for the time being. The warehouse does not require any baked beans, soup or pasta at the moment, thank you.
Donations can be made through the local Churches
First World War Trail
Paulton Junior children have been working with PIPP to design a commemorative First World War trail. This project involved investigating different aspects of life during the war and creating canvasses to represent their findings. These canvasses will be displayed in businesses around the village so keep your eyes peeled.
Organised by Paulton Methodist Church
Open to all - Book your place now
Saturday 30th August - Trip to Great Dorset Steam Rally at Blandford Forum - Cost: Adults £29.50 Seniors £28.00 Children £17.00 (includes coach fare, entry to Rally and transport around the grounds.)
To book contact Hazel Bowell (tel 01761 416127)
Saturday 31st January 2015 - ~A visit to Bristol Hippodrome to see the spectacular stage version of 'War Horse'. Tickets (including coach fare) £50.00 each.
To book contact Hazel Bowell (tel 01761 416127)
Paulton Library was surveyed in November.
Apparently 94% of us thought Paulton library was good. Although less than half of us found anything to borrow. A lot of us went just for the café facilities - which, us on the web team, think just get better and better. Well done Hub Grub!
Running an Organisation in Paulton?
This is for you
Community organisations are being encouraged by Bath & North East Somerset Council to access free furniture, stationery and equipment that is no longer needed and is being given away locally.
The national online re-use network WARPit (Waste Action Resource Portal) gives away hundreds of surplus reusable items that would otherwise have been wasted by being sent to landfill or lying unused.
Charities, social enterprises, and community or faith groups delivering a social objective can access the local group on the WARPit network set-up by the Council – this means sports clubs, scouts and brownies and any groups serving a social or charitable purpose can join.
Full details on the site below.
From Paulton Junior School
Y4 Community Project
We would like to tell you about our new geography
project, called 'Improving Our Environment.' We
are going to plant edibles such as: beans, thyme,
chives, rainbow chard, sweet peas, beetroot seeds,
lettuce seeds, onions, sweet corn and radish, yum!
This will be happening outside The Hub in a nearby
flower bed. The organisers of the plantation are
PIPP, also known as Pride In Paulton
Partnership. The idea is to help improve our
community by providing healthy food choices. You
will be able to pick a few items once they have
grown and leave some donations in The Hub if you
can afford to. The food left over will go to The Hub
and be provided in the lunches. We will also offer
some to the local food banks.
We have made signs so you can see what we are
growing. If the plants are looking a little dry please
feel free to water them for us.
We hope you enjoy it!
By Bella Perez and Mia Latkovic from 4CG
What to stop or reduce your smoking? Clinic Wednesdays at Paulton Hospital 3 - 6 from local, very experienced NHS staff. Its FREE its helpful and no one nags you! Come for a chat - no pressure!
Paulton Pool will be running another RLSS lifeguard course on 21st-25th July.Cost £200. Must be 16+ Please msg or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like an application pack .
Paulton’s Parish Clerk Leaves After 33 Years
Judith Plucknett (pictured) celebrated her last day as Parish Clerk with tributes paid by Parish Councillors. Les Wild, chair of Paulton Parish Council said” Judith has been so much a part of Paulton Parish Council and the progress we’ve made, including becoming a ‘quality council’. This means we’re one of the best in the country, if not the best!Paulton will not be the same without her and she will be sorely missed”
Judith has been Paulton’s Parish Clerk for 33 years and has overseen huge changes in this time. Judith commented “My job is the best job in Paulton! One of the best things about Paulton Parish Council is that it is non political. They are so proactive in trying to improve things for residents and they are prepared to go for it unlike many other Parish councils”. Graham Dix who was chair of Paulton Parish Council when Judith first started was delighted to be there when she retired, present at the beginning and at the end. Judith was given a bouquet of flowers and a painting by local artist Terry Bridgeman (who is also a Parish Councillor)Judith gave thanks to all she had worked with especially to Les Wild, present chair, and Anne Lyons, vice chair and Graham Dix who was chair when she first started saying “It was a pleasure working with you, I have so appreciated all you did”. Judith also thanked Jane Cross,Paul Davison, Gail Garlick and Andrew Scrivens for all they had done to help her with her job in tackling many of the issues that have arisen in Paulton and she also thanked Mark Craedock.
Judith has done a mammoth job in working to ensure Paulton Parish Council meets the needs of its residents. We will all miss her greatly but we wish her a very happy and well deserved retirement