The Pilton Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting is taking place on Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm, everyone is welcome!
Karen Buckley Pilton Parish Clerk/RFO piltonparishclerk@yahoo.co.uk

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Historic Gardens by Richard Raynesford

Date for the Diary….Thursday 19th April. Pilton Village Hall. 7.30pm Keep the date free for what promises to be a fascinating illustrated talk by Richard Raynsford on Historic Gardens, with particular reference to Somerset. More details to follow in April Roundabout.

Pilton Community Allotment Association.

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10:30am-2:30pm on Saturday March 24th at Pilton Tithe Barn. Entry fee for the trail will include a prize for all participants. There will be crafts, activities and refreshments – all proceeds to Pilton Pre-school (registered charity 1028845). Teresa England

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Pilton, Somerset – Lest We Forget

Pilton Village History Group’s new book, entitled “Pilton, Somerset – Lest We Forget” is available NOW!

It is the story of the men from Pilton, or with close connections to Pilton, who sadly did not return from the two World Wars.

The hardback book costs £9.00 each and is available from Pilton Post Office (thanks Tracey), and from Chris King,890357 or piltonvillagehistorygroup@gmail.com
There are a limited number of copies, so if you want one, we suggest you buy it soon!!

With huge thanks for all their work on the book, from all of us, to…

Scott Baldwin, Celia Clarke, Jenny de Gex and Maureen Tofts

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Save the Children Coffee Morning


On March 10th, at Pilton Village Hall there will be a coffee morning and sale organised by Pilton Save the Children Group, from 10.30am to 12noon. Do please support this and tell all your friends as all proceeds will go to the fund set up after four of our workers were killed and another four hospitalised in Afghanistan where they were working tirelessly to help the children who are in such desperate need there.
There will be stalls for the sale of cakes, marmalades, Italian tops and handmade jewellery and the inevitable raffle. We hope to see you there.

Lysbeth Ballantine, Chair Pilton Save the Children.

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Traidcraft ‘Open-House’

‘Open House’ Friday 9th March 10.00am – 7.00pm at The Brambles, Pilton

The home of Anthony and Hilary Austin, Barrow Lane, Pilton. BA4 4BH
The event will support Fairtrade Fortnight (26th February – 11th March)
Traidcraft has been operating since 1979 and tries to fight poverty through trade, working alongside small farmers and artisans helping them to become self-sufficient. Any profit which I make from the sale of Traidcraft products is used to support this work.
The Spring catalogues will be available, so bring a friend and pop in for a coffee and a chat.
Most products are available throughout the year so do telephone or e- mail me to place an order.

Hilary Austin: 890561 or e-mail: hilary.austin2@btinternet.com

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26th February – 11th March
In order to promote Fairtrade,
there will be an opportunity to buy Traidcraft products on: Friday 9th March
at The Brambles, Pilton.
More details in next month’s Roundabout. Traidcraft products always available from:
Hilary Austin, phone: 01749 890561
or you can e-mail: hilary.austin2@btinternet.com for any enquiries.


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Somerset residents are being urged to make a new effort to recycle light but valuable aluminium foil rather than let it go to waste in their rubbish bins. And to make recycling easier, all aluminium foil can now be scrunched together in a ball for recycling in the same box – usually the black one – as families’ aluminium and steel food and drinks’ cans, rather than the green box for paper and glass.

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) want to collect all aluminium foil including take-away containers, trays from tarts, lids from some food packaging, and clean aluminium wrapping from general cooking. SWP’s advice is clear: at the end of your washing up, rinse foil used for food to remove the worst of any contamination, scrunch it all together so it will not blow away, and leave with other materials to be easily spotted by the collection crew.

To check if an item is metallised plastic or aluminium foil, do the scrunch test: if it springs back, it is metallised plastic and cannot be recycled. But if it stays scrunched, it is aluminium foil and should be recycled in your black recycling box.

Householders seeking advice about kerbside collections, the network of recycling sites or for waste prevention ideas, should visit www.somersetwaste.gov.uk.

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Website Changes for 2018?

Here we are again, the beginning of another busy year and at this time I usually archive last years posts to ‘2017’ pages on the website and start afresh. I know that for many people even the slightest change is unsettling so this time, rather than just make all of the decisions myself I thought I would invite suggestions from the readership first. Maybe you would like to see or perhaps not see something? Perhaps you would like to send me monthly updates for something in the village that does not appear in Roundabout?

Simply e-mail your thoughts to me at scott@piltonvillage.co.uk .I will consider the requests and at the next update will revamp or change things as necessary (if practical and acceptable of course!)

I the meantime, I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!


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Maintaining Footpaths

Thank you to Sandi and Will Leach for reinstating the footpath across the Barrows at an acceptable gradient by spreading the whole of the footpath with wood chippings. They do this on an annual basis keeping all those who take this route on an even keel. Your hard work and generosity in providing the wherewithal is very much appreciated.

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