Pilton Artist selected again

Pilton artist Dante Turner’s paintings “Libby”  and “The City from Southbank Observation Place” have been selected by the Bath Society of Artists for its 114th annual open exhibition in the Victoria Art Gallery opposite Pulteney Bridge, Bath BA2 4AT which is on from tomorrow 18th May until 29th June from 10.30 to 5 pm.  Tickets are £5 and there are concessions.

This is the third year running that Dante’s work has been selected and hung in the BSA’s annual open exhibition. There is also a People’s Vote Prize, which Dante won last year, so please remember to cast your vote when you visit the exhibition.

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Calling all Walkers and/or Picnickers
Come and join us on Sunday 2nd June
for our Annual Rogation Picnic and Walk.
Do come along and join us as we get together for an annual picnic at

1.00pm on 2nd June at Dungeon Farm, near Croscombe, BA5 3RP. Bring your own picnic/chair etc, drinks provided.
Walkers will leave from each church to the farm; however if you would prefer to drive, parking is available.

Walks commence as follows:
Pilton, St John the Baptist Church at 11.30am,
Croscombe, St Mary the Virgin Church at 12.00noon,
North Wootton, St Peter’s Church at 11.00am,
Dinder, St Michael’s Church at 11.30am.
Meet at Dungeon Farm from 12.45pm onwards.
Drinks and giant games provided.
There will also be an outdoor Communion service (events will take place under cover if wet).

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Pilton Pre-school is holding a ‘stay & play’ open morning from 9.30am- 10.30am on Monday 3rd June for prospective parents to visit the setting and meet the staff. Please contact us on 01749 899147 or email preschool@piltonvillage.co.uk if you’d like to join us or arrange apersonal visit on another date.

Methodist Chapel Rooms
Top Street Pilton
www.piltonpreschool.co.uk Teresa England

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Glastonbury Festival Residents Update

Below are items of further information regarding the Glastonbury Festival arrangements for the Pilton area: –

  • Vehicle Passes – Village Vehicle Passes and your tickets will be available from Pilton Village Hall on Saturday 15th June between 1pm & 6pm and on Friday 21st June 6pm – 8pm
  • Village Car Park – Can I also remind you that passes for the village car park are again limited this year and will only be issued to Pilton residents if their advance application is approved.
  • Cockmill Lane – Again this year, to improve safety for Cockmill Lane residents and pedestrians, a Temporary One-way Order will be in place in Cockmill Lane from Orchard Gate to Pylle Road (north bound). There will be no through traffic from the direction of Pylle Road (Pilton). The “Cockmill Lane Pass” will again be restricted to residents of Cockmill Lane and their visitors.  Passes will also be issued to people with exceptional need to use Cockmill Lane.
  • Security – Security levels will be the same as last festival. 
  • Checkpoints – The checkpoints will also be in the same places as the last festival and will be operational from Saturday 22nd June to Monday 1st July.  Full details of checkpoints, road closures and one-way systems will be available at Vehicle Passes Distribution.
  • Hot Line Number – 01749 899631 – is again operational all year. From 1st June this number will put you straight through to the festival office on site and they will be able to deal with any urgent ongoing problems and will be manned 24 hrs a day during the actual festival period (26th June to 1st July )
  • Drop in Centre – This year the Hot Line will be manned by dedicated staff in the Event Control Centre so they will have good access to all the relevant bodies and this will give you a better serviceThere will still be a member of GFL security based at the Village Hall between 0800 & 2300(26th June to 1st July)
  • Village Lighting – The village will have the same level of lighting as in previous years. It is planned to install the lighting on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th June.

I will be available at the vehicle passes distribution session should you wish to speak with me and, as last year, Lorraine and I will be resident in the village from the 17th June so we can respond quickly to any problems or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or concerns.

Yours sincerely

Philip Appleton

Village Liaison Manager 

Glastonbury Festivals

Tel:  01749899631

Email: villageliaison@glastonburyfestivals.co.uk  

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Parish Council and Local Elections

Visit the Parish Council Webpage for details: http://www.piltonvillage.co.uk/village/parish-council/index.html

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this year will be 12th – 18th May

There will be events in each of the villages to support the work of Christian Aid and we do hope that you will be able to come to one or more of them.

This year money from Christian Aid Week will help to provide urgent care for new mums in Sierra Leone where many women still die in child birth because there is insufficient support.
Saturday 11th May – coffee morning 10.30 – 12.30pm at Jan Hodge’s, 1 Poundfold, Croscombe
Wednesday 15th May – coffee evening from 7.00pm at Ruth Eavis’, Hazelmount, Pilton
Friday 17th May – soups and puddings lunch and light entertainment –12.30 pm in Dinder Village Hall
Sunday 19th May – cream teas and plant sale from 3.00pm in North Wootton Village Hall

We would welcome any people willing to collect during Christian Aid Week and if you feel you are able to help please contact Hilary Austin on: 01749 890561
Envelopes will be in all the churches and can be returned to any church member.

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Bhopal Appeal

My thanks to everyone who supported the recent Jumble Sale in Pilton Village Hall. To all who donated or came on the day and especially to the Village Hall and those who helped me, a big thank you. Together

we raised an amazing £1600! I have sent a cheque for this amount toThe Bhopal Medical Appeal and they will be absolutely delighted. As always, you were brilliant. In true gratitude.

If you missed the giant jumble Fiona organised in March, there’s another chance to rummage through bric a brac donated for this, as part of the Village Jumble  Trail on May 6th, Bank Holiday Monday.   We had SO MUCH donated that we’ve kept some to have another bite at the cherry.   The stall will be at Jenny’s gate giving onto Pylle Road, on way up to the Playing Field, first on the right after the signpost to Worthy (No Through Road)   After donation to Children’s World, all proceeds to Bhopal Medical Appeal.

Fiona Case

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An update from Pilton Village Trust
Villagers will be aware that plans are underway for the Co-Op to open a shop in the Village Hall. It will be located in the room previously used

by the Youth Club and in the foyer.
The Co-Op have submitted their plans to Mendip District Council for both ‘change of use’ and for the external alterations. The plans for ‘change of use’ were discussed by the Parish Council who supported the proposal.
All the activities currently based in the affected part of the building will be accommodated in other rooms. In addition, the Co-Op must, under the terms of their lease, continue to operate the Post Office.
If anyone has questions about the proposal, please contact the Trust secretary on piltonvt@gmail.com and the Trustees will be happy to respond.

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W.I. Trip – Join the fun!

Abbey Gardens and House Malmesbury
(Home of 2000 roses)
Everyone welcome
Wednesday 5th June
Leaving Top Street, Pilton at 8.30am
And Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet at 8.40am. £17.50 per person.
Contact Alison Fox on 899516,
The End House, Barrow Lane, Pilton BA4 4BH Cheques payable to Pilton Village W,I.
Please write your name/names on the back of cheques.

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Glastonbury Festival 2019 – Information for Villagers

Access to Festival Site.

From Wednesday 1st May, the festival site (Worthy Farm) will become a designated construction site. With the work that will commence and the large amount of machinery moving and operating it will be a controlled working area with access restricted to authorised staff and contractors.  Under the legislation, enforced by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) and the local authority, we are obliged to keep members of the public clear of the area while this work is carried out. We therefore ask that you do not enter the festival site or walk your dogs on the site. Notices will be displayed and the relevant orders to close footpaths have been obtained.  It might be that, at times, some areas might still be accessible so if you do come onto the site please keep away from areas of operation and please respect all working areas and any request to move away from areas where work is taking place. 

Clearway/parking Enforcement in Pilton Village.

You may be aware that during the festival the main route through Pilton to the Green/Village car park is a temporary Clearway, that means no parking by any vehicle is permitted. This route includes Parsons Bach, St Mary’s, Cumhill, Bread Street and Pylle Road.  In the past this clearway was not strictly enforced and the police allowed us to issue exemption passes to some residents as agreed with the Parish Council, Police and Somerset Council.

In line with the Parish Council’s wishes this Clearway will again be strictly enforced this year.  

Somerset Highways have agreed to have enforcement officers regularly patrolling the area and issuing fixed penalty tickets where needed.  Somerset County Council Traffic Dept. have advised us that no clearway exemption passes will be issued this year.

I will speak to residents of Bread Street regarding parking and possible alternative solutions.

Philip Appleton

Village Liaison Manager

Email: villageliaison@glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

Tel: 01749899631

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