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  



May 7th
Polling Day
Councillors Nominated for Paulton Ward.  We have two votes.
Bailes, Paul of Paulton - Independent
Bull, John of Bath - Labour
Coliver, Mike of Paulton - Conservative
Dawson, Stephen of Bath - Liberal
Hardman, Liz of Paulton - Labour
Humphries, Jeff of Paulton - UKIP
Lee, Rory of Paulton - Green
Lightowler, Charlotte of Bath - Liberal
Simmons, Kate of Keynsahm - Conservative
For story on
General Election Candidates
We have one vote!
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....

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
Tickets for sale now for two very advanced dates...........


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

Paint Pals

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.

Dance Umbrella

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


Paulton Councillors Welcome Traffic Scheme Changes


Paulton BANES Councillors John Bull and Liz Hardman have warmly welcomed the decision by BANES highways officers to amend the controversial traffic calming scheme through the village.

In particular they support the proposal to remove the buildout opposite the Paulton Hospital and replace it by further signage to indicate the gateway to the 20mph zone.


Cllr John Bull said: Liz and I have campaigned against the location of the buildout by the Hospital together with the Parish Council and Paulton residents since it was installed. This is a victory for common sense since this  particular buildout actually reduced safety rather than enhancing it.'


Cllr Hardman added: We support the principle of the 20mph limit but some of the implementation was to be deplored.Together with other minor adjustments proposed this shouldnow reduce speeding and rat-running and make Paulton a safer place.'




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

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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 an
d pick up an application form or apply online
at http://www.vol-centre.org.uk/ Tel 01225 338105

Helen Beckwith

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 fundraising@siafishandchips.co.uk 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.



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Paulton Baptist Church

Sunday 19th @ 4.00 p.m.

Messy Church for all the family



May 7th
Polling Day


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