The unwanted housing developments at Boxbury Hill and Abbott's Farm Close in Paulton will not happen, the developers' appeals have been dismissed.The Inspector rightly decided that BANES did have a 5 year housing supply and dismissed the need for additional housing.This means we have blocked future unwanted housing in Paulton
News from Paulton Junior School
Charlie McLachlan 5W - Last weekend I travelled with Southampton FC to play in the Westend Cup Football Tournament. I played 5 matches on Saturday and 5 on Sunday against local teams and Bundesliga Academy teams. My team played well and we won the plate competition, I scored 10 goals. I was especially happy as I was voted player of the tournament for Southampton. Afterwards, we toured the city and I saw the Berlin Wall and the Herta Berlin stadium where the Olympics were held. I really enjoyed my trip and look forward to representing Southampton again next season!
My name is Charlie Hopkins from 4S. Last weekend I went to Phasels Wood in Hertfordshire to compete in the 10th National Scout Archery competition through Cubs.
This was my first competition and I have only been training for a few months although I have tried it before at Cub camps.
I competed in Clout, Field and Target. Clout involved shooting at a flag 60 yards away, Field was shooting at targets in the woods at various distances and sometimes having to shoot round trees and bushes, and Target was shooting outside at a target 20 yards away.
When I left to go, all I expected to come back with was a smile on my face, but instead, not only did I come back with a smile on my face but also with two bronze medals. One for Under 11s Target, scoring 114, and one for Under 11s overall.
Charlie Hopkins 4S
Cub Scouts is open to young people aged between eight and ten and a half years old who want to join and can make the Cub Scout Promise.
Paulton Cub scout leaders are Jason & Rachel Phillips and they run meetings on Tuesday nights 6pm to 7.30 as well as offering and supporting activities for the youngsters on some weekends
What do Cubs do?
Cubs take part in a wide range of activities that are designed to be interesting and to challenge them. At the same time they have fun, adventure and make friends along the way. They do this through taking part in a programme of activities provided by the Leadership team such as: camping, playing games, trying new things and exploring the outdoors.
Selected Paulton Councillors are :-
Anthony Arnold, Margaret Barrett, Terry Bridgeman, Dawn & Mike Colliver, Graham Dix, Gail Garlick, Liz Hardman, Jeff Humphries, Shirley Long, Anne Lyons, Cyril Mitchard, Bob Piper, Tim Reakes, Hugh Warren, Les Wild and Marian Wild.
Community art Project
Kerry Baker wishes to thank those who have kindly donated in aid of the community craft project to decorate the fence next to the children’s play park. But, this is yet another call for help!! If anyone has any old/spare balls of wool they no longer need she would be happy to take them off your hands! She only need colours of the rainbow plus white and is more than happy to collect. Also, if anyone would like to make some pompoms then please feel free! She have some pompom makers which she is happy to lend out, they speed up the process.
Contact Kerry via Pride in Paulton Partnership
All equipment is sponsored by P.Bailes
Open letter from Paulton's Ward Councillors
May 9th 2015
We would like to thank everyone who voted to return us as Paulton's BANES Councillors last Thursday
We are proud of what we in Paulton have achieved in the last few years: the setting up of The Hub, the popular library-cum-cafe, the return of the youth service to the village, and the environmental improvements made by the Pride in Paulton group.
In the years to come we hope to support further environmental improvements, including dealing with the problem of dog fouling, support the Paulton schools in expanding to accommodate the additional children in our community and defend our green spaces against unwanted developments.
We hope that residents who have done so much in the past will support us in these aims and we will all see a Paulton brighter, safer and confident of the future.
Cllr John Bull.
Cllr Liz Hardman.
at the Pithay Monday 11th May - Wednesday 13th May. Diversions in place.
The Big Ride out £1443.60 raised for Dorothy House. A big thank you to Rich Francis and everyone who helped and attended this great event. A very big thank you to Paulton Rovers for letting us hold the event and financially helping out. To everybody that helped with all the entertainment in the afternoon and the evening. The three bands and not forgetting the outriders (the Die Hards) who did a great job of marshalling the ride. Fantastic. DL
Paulton's controversial chicane has been removed. The cost of the removal will not come from the Paulton's S106 money.
If you want to understand further about 106 money we suggest you click this link to the town and country planning act 1990
Liz Hardman and John Bull have been elected as our Ward Councillors
Apparently the results for Paulton Parish council will not be available until Monday.
Jacob Rees Moggs is elected with 50% of the votes!
Donations are collected by the local Churches and Tescos. We have observed that Tescos tends to add a donation proportionate to the amount of food which is donated to their store, so we recommend taking your donations there.
The Paulton web team
Paulton Junior School is updating its' Travel Plan
and would like to know how school travel affects you.
and follow the survey links.
School Expansion Plan available for public viewing 11th May.
See events column for further details
Police Community Support Officer Rob Hendra presented a gift of high-viz jackets to Paulton Junior School on behalf of the Police Community Trust.
Headteacher Mr Grosvenor, had asked the Neighbourhood Police Team to come and talk to the pupils about the importance of road safety and awareness of the dangers when crossing the road and to support the safety message that they constantly tell their pupils with the result that Rob led an assembly to the whole school about the importance of road safety
Community Minibus available for use by Paulton Groups
The Midsomer Norton & Radstock Community Service Vehicle Trust was formed (Registered Charity No. 276166) in April 1967 with a Management Committee including representatives from user organisations. It is believed to be one of the longer established community transport groups in the United Kingdom. It has been, and still is, a lifeline to maintaining the independence of the elderly. It is vital that housebound people can maintain contact with their groups and social life, as well as enabling clubs to function.
We have a pool of drivers, willing to pick up groups from door to door, to ferry them to their clubs etc.
The Minibus is here for you!
So, local groups, why not consider using the Community Minibus? Please contact Stephen Powell (Bookings Co-ordinator) on 01761 413975 or David Shearn (Secretary/Treasurer) on 01761 413473 for more information. Thank you!
Party in the Park
If you would like a stall at Party in the Park please contact
Home No: 01761 414311
E-mail : email@example.com
Paulton's Newest/Smallest Garden and house
Hiding somewhere in Paulton, opposite the Church. Have you discovered it yet?
Paulton has so much to celebrate.
The Harrington family recently took a trip to Windsor Castle where Beth and Alex took part in the annual St George's day parade. They got invited as they and 6 others from the local scouting network were awarded their Queens Scout award. The highest youth award in Scouting.
Pictured Alex, Mum Julie (our local Brownie leader), Beth, Neil (Scout master)
Congratulations from Yourpaulton web team!
Litter Picking In Paulton April 2015
It’s unbelievable that 31 sacks of rubbish were collected in the Paulton area, along the Bath Road, Paulto Hill, Upper and Lower Radford and along to the Britten’s Hill Crossroads. This litter collection was organised by Pam Leah,who commented “Several car drivers stopped to thank us for our efforts, which was very much appreciated”. Those helping were Caroline Smith, (pictured)Pam Leah (pictured)Hugh Warren Paulton Parish Councillor(pictured) Liz Hardman BANES Councillor (pictured), Helen Collins, Hilary Smyth and Suzy Smyth. John Bull who also participated commented” It’s good to see so many people willing to help to improve Paulton’s environment”
If you would like to join us to litter pick in future,
please contact Liz Hardman at Lizhardman@talktalk.net 01761412758
WELL UNDER WAY
Local bands Growler and Truth and the Happy Endings
will be the stars of Paulton's free-entry
Party in the Park,
to be held this year on
Saturday July 18th.
Arena events will include:-
Paulton Infant School performing its famous ‘Umbrella Dance’
Bev Woodland’s Boogie Bounce Extreme
Jamie Woodland’s Martial Arts
music from the Paulton Concert Band.
The Fire Service will be on show and will hold a special event at 3.30pm.
Other attractions include:-
Harness Goat Society,
Classic & Vintage cars,
B&NES Recycling Van
netball and tennis activities.
There will be a beer tent, burger bar, ice cream vans and cream teas from the Methodist Church ladies.
George Batchelar, Chair of the organising team, said: ‘Once again we are expecting a high turnout for what has become a very popular event. The bands will play in the late afternoon to early evening but before that there will be plenty of activities to suit all ages.'
Photos show last year's Party in full swing.
Each term Paulton Infant school focuses on a different language and culture. Term 4 was the Polish term which concluded with a very special day of culture and traditions run by some Polish Parents.
This term the focus will be on Italy.
Kerry Baker is looking for sponsorship for her latest idea of decorating our tennis courts in the Memorial Park. She hopes to remove the current hot air balloon decorations and replace them with rainbows made from pompoms. She needs equipment and materials. If you would like to contribute we suggest you contact Kerry through Pride in Paulton.
It's happening in Paulton.......
Youth Connect support for young people not in education, training or employment
Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Youth Connect team is now providing new drop-in sessions at 3 locations in the Somer Valley for young people aged 16-19 (or up to 25 with special educational needs) who are not in education, training or employment.
Youth Connect Personal Advisors offer one to one support to find educational, training or employment opportunities through the creation of an action plan and where necessary practical support. Young people are offered the chance to consider their options, aspirations and employment or education pathways.
The drop-in sessions take place:
· 1-2pm on Tuesdays at Radstock Youth Hub
2-3pm on Thursdays at The Hollies, Midsomer Norton
11.30am-12.30pm on Fridays at Paulton Library Hub
Young people who are not in education, employment or training may also request appointments or home visits outside of these drop-in sessions, if they wish to meet with a Personal Advisor. Parents or professionals who are working with young people aged 16-19 (or up to 25 with special educational needs) who are not in education, training or employment can refer them to Youth Connect so that they can be offered support.
For more information regarding these services in Somer Valley please call 01225 395055 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Cattanach MCIPR, CIPR
You don't have to worship to contribute....
Holy Trinity church will be holding a flower festival during the first weekend of October. If you're feeling creative and you'd like to create a floral display for this event please contact Kathy 413109 or Ruth 414087
Please click this link for...
B&NES Safety & Design Report for the Traffic Calming in Paulton dated January 2015
Ladies Boot Camp proves popular in Paulton
Ladies in Paulton are enjoying a 45 minute high intensity boot camp with Outdoor Fitness Coach Becks Toan as part of the try active partnership programme between Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bath Rugby Foundation and the Bath Chronicle. try active aims to get ‘More people, More active, More often’ whilst having FUN and hopes to create a sporting habit for life.
Personal trainer Becks utilises the space available at Paulton Memorial Park outdoor gym every Tuesday morning (9.15am) and Thursday afternoon (2pm) for the session which has seen the number of participants grow week on week. The boot camp uses ladders, ropes, weights and belts to create a fun, interactive and varied workout which Becks believes is the key to keeping her group motivated, “"The session is relaxed, fun and the group has a great team sprit. I try to mix up the sessions every couple of weeks, to keep each of the ladies interested. Next week I've planned to do a fun team game with the group all based on cardio-vascular fitness because the sessions over the last couple of weeks have been based on cross-training functional fitness exercises. It’s a session I very much look forward to each week because it’s such an enjoyable session to run mostly down to the spirit of the ladies in the group"
Firefighter Zoe, who joined the session for the first time this week as a way of altering her fitness routine said, “The circuit didn’t look much when I turned up, but it’s really tough, although still enjoyable.”
Nicola, mum of two, agreed and added “It’s good to do some cross-training, I usually just run and spin so I’m enjoying do upper body stuff”.
The 45 minute workout runs every Tuesday morning from 9.15am and costs £3 a session. For more information on the try active outdoor fitness sessions please see www.tryactive.org or email Becks.Toan@bathrugby.com
From Hub Grub 14/4
A massive thank you to Paulton Junior school, Miss Chapman, and all the year 3 students for a wonderful morning choosing 6 sandwiches the children have designed to go on our menu next week!
We will have a special sandwich every day next week designed by a Paulton junior school year 3 pupil. The sandwich which sales the most will be the winner, keeping there sandwich on the specials board for a week!
Pop in to see the winners next week
For Paulton Runners interested in....
Tickets for sale now for two very advanced dates...........
SOMERSET COAL CANAL
July 4-5, 2015
Opening the canal to navigation
Hundreds of people
Thousands of boats (?)
Canoes, kayaks, water games, guided walks
Very family friendly - paint your face !
William Smith celebrations ("the Map that changed the world)"
Lots of music
Lots of food
Lots of overnight camping space
This famous canal is being restored to navigation. The last boat down the canal was 117 years ago. We're now booking passage on the next boat down the canal - - there's a big discount for advance tickets on that first historic boat!
Tickets on sale March 1
From Paulton Junior School
Our year five Paint Pals (Jessica Lake, Jessica Bailey, Megan Frankham, Jude Manley, Oliver Wade and Grace Campbell) made their second visit to Bloomfield Care Home this week and shared Easter craft activities with the residents. Once again, the again
children were a joy to watch, brightening up the
morning with their conversations, warmth, sense of humour, artistic fun and delightful manners. What a great way to 'share' in the lead up to Easter. Thank you to the charity 'Alive', funded by Comic Relief, that make this project possible.
On Wednesday 18th March Mrs Cowgill and Miss Smart took 24 pupils to the Bath Forum to take part in the Dance Umbrella 2015. All the schools that took part were fantastic. Paulton did an amazing
performance to the James Bond theme (Dr No). After performing at the forum, in front of over 1000 people, all the children agreed to show off their talent to the school in assembly. Some of the dancers said, it was the best thing they had ever done! They would love to do it again, also having butterflies in their stomach was cool-yet nerve-wracking!
By Bethany Williams and Oran Elliott.
BANES Energy Winners
Well done Paulton Junior School, with all your hard work and effort we have won first place in the BEST energy competition which was run by BANES for
Lowest Energy Used per pupil. The competition was run to recognise how much energy schools are using and to try and reduce it. We also managed to reduce our overall energy usage by 23% over a 2 week
period. Well done to all of you, Mrs Goucher and the Eco Committee couldn't do it without you!
By Caitlin Williams, Eco Committee rep, 6P.
The Red Lion Pub has received a 5 star rating for it's kitchen
IS YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN MAKING NEW FRIENDS, PLAYING FOOTBALL AND JOINING A TEAM AND FOLLOWING IN THEIR DADS (OR MUMS) FOOTSTEPS? PURNELL SPORTS YOUTH ARE LOOKING FOR PLAYERS CURRENTLY IN YEAR 2 TO JOIN THEIR UNDER 7 AGE GROUP MOVING TO UNDER 8’S IN SEPTEMBER. TRAINING HAS ALREADY STARTED ON SATURDAY MORNINGS BETWEEN 10am – 11am.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND TRAINING VENUE PLEASE CALL OUR NEW MANAGER Martin Kerton ON 07527 916987 OR E MAIL email@example.com
Paulton Junior School can now truly be
regarded as one of the very best schools in the country having just been awarded
outstanding in every single area of its most
recent Ofsted Report.
B&NES Council Budget includes
£1.771m for four extra classrooms and a hall extension at
Paulton Junior School
LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Paulton library is run by BANES and staffed jointly by library staff and
volunteers to enable it to stay open for longer. Most volunteers come in for
one 2 hour session per fortnight. Benefits include giving something back to
the community and adding a valuable work experience to your CV if you are
job hunting. Around 6 people have achieved employment following
volunteering at The Hub.
if you like meeting and helping people and have some basic IT knowhow,
please consider joining us.
You can call in at The Hub and pick up an application form or apply online
at http://www.vol-centre.org.uk/ Tel 01225 338105
Senior Customer Services Officer
Volunteers needed to help with collections for the The Royal British
Legion 2015 - please contact the Parish Council Office in the first instance if
you are able to assist
Pride as Paulton wins BANES Community Award
Many of Paulton’s local groups and individuals were nominated for the BANES’ community awards which were awarded last week. To everyone’s delight, the volunteers of The Hub Library were awarded “Neighbourhood Team of the Year” (pictured)They were nominated by Helen Beckworth (Paulton Librarian) for the wonderful job they do in staffing the library. Cllr Liz Hardman (pictured) said “It’s an acknowledgement of the tremendous job these volunteers do. We have 30 volunteers who work 35 hours a week to provide this service for Paulton, so it is a well deserved recognition for all they do” Also nominated for “Volunteer Team of the Year” were “Messy Tots @Paulton” With the cuts to Children’s Services, these Universal Services such as “Messy Play” would have been discontinued in Paulton. However an amazing group of parents, led by Charlie O’Connell have ensured that Messy play continues every Thursday in the Scouts and Guides hall , Paulton, totally run by volunteers.
Also nominated for the “Business in Community Award "was The Hub Grub café, run by Emma Perry, which has done so much to provide an excellent café in Paulton , providing excellent snacks and drinks and putting so much into the local community by providing free craft activities.
Two other Paulton people were nominated for awards as “Volunteer of the Year”. These were Julie Harrington, for all the work she has done for the Girl Guides and Hugh Warren who puts so much into our community through volunteering at The Hub Library, for being a Parish Councillor and also a steward at our Methodist Church.
Finally George Batchelar was nominated for a “Lifetime Award".
George has put so much into our community as a Governor for many years at Paulton Infant School, for being treasurer of the Scouts and Guides Groups in Paulton, for his involvement in Churches Together in Paulton and not least for all he does as the chair of “Party in the Park” Paulton, which is our amazing annual event to bring together local residents. John Bull commented “ This evening has seen a tremendous boost for all volunteers in Paulton and how highly they are regarded by the general public and by BANES’ Council
“Hold a Fish and Chip Supper to help spinal cord injured people rebuild lives after injury”
Great British Fish and Chip Supper – Friday 15th May 2015
Want to eat Fish and Chips, while raising money for charity? Hold a fish and chip supper on Friday 15th May 2015 whilst raising awareness of spinal cord injury and supporting SIA’s vital services.
You can hold a fish and chip supper in your own home, at work or hold a larger supper at your local community centre.
SIA will provide a fundraising pack containing hints and tips, recipes, invitations and donation envelopes. By inviting 8 friends and asking them to donate an additional £5.00 means you will raise at least £40.00 from your supper but we will also give you additional fundraising ideas to raise even more money for SIA.
In 2015 we want to make the batter matter and raise £40,000 from everyone holding suppers. Last year we raised £20,000 from the suppers.
The money raised from the suppers will help the Spinal Injuries Association offer support to individuals who become paralysed and their families, from the moment a spinal injury occurs, and for the rest of their lives by providing services and publications which enable and encourage paralysed people to rebuild lives after spinal cord injury.
Every year in the UK over 1,000 people experience a spinal cord injury and there are an estimated 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK alone.
Community Fundraising Manager, Elizabeth Wright, says, “The Fish and Chip Supper is a wonderful opportunity for a great evening with friends and family. We are also encouraging people who work to hold a Fish and Chip Lunch in their work places to raise even more funds. You may be even a local community group wanting to run a fun evening with your group.
For more information or request a fundraising pack call Elizabeth Wright on 0845 071 4350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.siafishandchips.co.uk
FREE support to stop smoking from your experienced local NHS stop smoking advisor. 3 - 6 Paulton Hospital Wednesdays or call us. We do lots of clinics, telephone support, offer nicotine replacment on a prescription (could be free). Also help to get off ecig or just reduce the amount you smoke. 01225 831852.