Traidcraft – Open House

Friday 11th October 10.00am-8.00pmAt Anthony and Hilary Austin’s, The Brambles, Pilton

Telephone 01749 890561
The new catalogues are now available with a wide selection of Christmas cards and gifts to choose from, as well as other Traidcraft products. Bring a friend and have a coffee and a chat.

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5th Festival Run 20th October 2019

Volunteers needed for the day! Help as little or as much as able.

All proceeds going to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and Friends of Avalon Hydro Appeal. Please register your interest by email to

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Pilton group of Save the Children is a small informal group
who aim to hold a few events each year in order to fundraise
for children here in the UK in addition to many overseas countries.

One such event is the sale of Christmas cards and other goods to be held in Pilton Village Hall during October. As yet the actual date is not decided until we can find enough helpers to hold the event. Posters will be put up in Pilton when the date is decided.

If you would like to know more about what we do and perhaps to offer tohelp I’d be very pleased to give you more information.
Please contact me either by phone on 01749 676991 or at my e-mail address,

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Allotment Association

Pilton Allotments will be having an ‘Open Afternoon’ onSunday August 4th from 2.00 – 4.00pm
Do come along and join us for a drink and cake (!), have a look round the site, and see what allotmenteering is all about.
More details to follow next month …

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Christian Aid

Thank you to everyone in Pilton, Croscombe, North Wootton and Dinder for supporting this year’s Christian Aid Week. The total raised is£3134. Once again this is an amazing contribution from our four villages.

This was only made possible by the enormous effort of all those people in all our villages who organised events and carried out house-to-house collections. A big thank you to everyone and to Tim and Gwen George who had plant sales at all our events and at Collett Park, which in total raised £337 and has provided us all with colour in our gardens.

We are always looking for volunteers to help during the week, especially a few more people to do house-to-house collections, so if you feel you can help, please do let us know. Hilary Austin

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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 if you’d like to join us or arrange apersonal visit on another date.

Methodist Chapel Rooms
Top Street Pilton
BA4 4DU 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


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Parish Council and Local Elections

Visit the Parish Council Webpage for details:

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