Festival Information for Villagers

Access to Festival Site

From Tuesday 2nd May the festival site (Worthy Farm) becomes a designated construction site. With the work that will commence and the large amount of machinery moving and working it will be a hazardous area. Under rules enforced by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) we are obliged to keep members of the public clear of the area. 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 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.

Dick Hamilton
Village Liaison Manager
Email: villageliaison@glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
Tel: 01749899631

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Christian Aid Week – 14th – 20th May

There will be events in each of the villages during the week.

Saturday 13th May – soups, puddings and entertainment in Dinder Village Hall
Sunday 14th May –cream teas and plant sale in North Wootton Village Hall

Thursday 18th May – coffee evening at Ruth Eavis’, Pilton
Saturday 20th May – coffee morning at Jan Hodge’s, Croscombe (More details in the May Roundabout.)
We are always looking for people willing to collect during Christian Aid Week and if you feel you are able to help please contact Hilary Austin on: 01749 890561CAWeek

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BHOPAL MEDICAL APPEAL

The Jumble Sale in aid of the Bhopal Medical Appeal was a resounding success and raised well in excess of £1200! My sincere thanks to Pete at the Club, to everyone who helped on the day, who donated goods, money, storage, and to all who supported us at the sale. It was a lovely event and, as a visitor so correctly said, this must be a lovely village to live. If more funds are forthcoming I’ll let you know the final outcome. My thanks again for your generous support.

Fiona Case 899125

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Fairtrade

Thank you to everyone who supported Fairtrade Fortnight and my Open House on 17th March. I still have a large quantity of items in stock so if you were unable to come it is not too late to give me an order. You can look at items online or ask me for a catalogue.
Phone: 890561 or e-mail: hilary.austin2@btinternet.com for any enquiries.
Thank you also for the extra money you gave towards the Somalia Famine Appeal, which with some additional donations made it possible to send £50. Hilary Austin

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Festival / Parish Meeting

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY PERFORMING ARTS LTD will be meeting with Pilton Parish Council at Pilton Village Hall on Tuesday 11th April at 6.00 pm
This meeting will also be open to residents of Pilton village but participation will be at the discretion of the Chairman.

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PILTON PLAYERS

Many of you will have watched us perform our Mummers Play, St George and the Dragon, at the Pilton Wassail this year. We hope it may have inspired some of you to join us and be part of a group who have a lot of fun.

Our AGM is on Thursday 6th April at 7.30 pm in the Winding Lake room of the Village Hall. Our main agenda item is “What next?” followed by watching the video of St George and the Dragon, when we performed it at John and Sandra Howe’s ‘Bon Voyage’ in February.

We look forward to meeting up again with current, past and potential new Players (both novice and experienced). No commitment required from potential new Players, please just come and meet the group.

Maureen Tofts

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SPRING CLEANING FOR PILTON SHOW

If having a Spring clear out over the Easter holidays, please spare a thought for Pilton Show. It’s never too early to donate items for the infamous Emporium or Children’s stalls, as there is storage space available. If you are moving house, or just wanting to clear space, we can take small boxed items at this stage but cannot accept larger furniture or books until July at the earliest, preferably August. Please contact Ruth Eavis (890607) or Jenny de Gex (890465). Please consider stallholders and make sure all donated goods are in good condition: no chipped or cracked china, please. All electrical goods must be in safe working order.

A full list of stallholders for your kind donations will appear in July Roundabout. Pilton Show Committee

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Save the Children

COFFEE MORNING AND FASHION SALE

Save-the-ChildrenThe Pilton Group “Save The Children” will hold a Coffee Morning and Spring Fashions Sale of Italian clothing at clearance prices in the Pilton Village Hall on Saturday 8th April from 10.30 am to 3 pm. Home-made cakes, preserves, books and raffle.

Come with a friend and support us.

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HERBS AND THEIR USES

Pilton Community Allotment Association would like to invite you to attend a talk by Diane Redfern at Pilton Village Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 11th May.
Diane spent two years at Bristol University studying wildlife biology and she now runs an organic smallholding with chickens, geese and bees and a wildflower meadow, near Weston-super-Mare. She opens her garden to the public and to local schools. Her talk will be about herbs, their uses and how to grow them.

Tickets are available on the door at a cost of £2.00 to include tea and biscuits.

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Village Agent

VILLAGE AGENT NEWS LETTER FOR MARCH

Avon and Somerset Police have launched a new text number to combat rural crime: 81819.
“We want information about any suspicious or potential criminal activity in your area, details of people/vehicles seen behaving suspiciously, potentially stolen goods or livestock being offered for sale to the public or at markets” Please add the number to your contact list.

Unwanted telephone calls
Register with your telephone provider for their call barring service, also call the Telephone Preference Service on 0345 0700707 to register with them.
These services do not have 100% success but they may help filter some of the calls that are bothering vast numbers of residents lately. Some telephones that are now on the market have a “Call Guardian” feature, this means the phone can intercept all calls from people not on the contact list. A virtual assistant asks unrecognised callers to announce their name prior to being connected, and users can then decide to accept or reject the call; if they reject it, that number is stored so it is blocked automatically if they call again.

Please do contact me about the above or anything that is causing you distress or worry. I may be able to help.

John Lapwood Village Agent 07852 961839, email john@somersetrcc.or.uk

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