FIREWORKS and HORSES –

If you are planning to let off fireworks in Pilton village would you please help us by letting us know on 899114 or 890657 so that we can keep our animals safe and avoid injuries as unfortunately happened last year.

Many thanks,

Sandi and Claire

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Pilton Save the Children

PILTON SAVE THE CHILDREN group thank all those who supported the recent coffee morning. The sum of £210 has been banked with the donations being earmarked for the work of Save the Children with refugees fleeing Myanmar.

If you would still like Christmas cards, marmalade, jam and chutneys do please phone me at 676991 . Lysbeth Ballantine

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REVIEWING ADVERTISEMENTS IN ROUNDABOUT

It is the time of year when advertisements in the colour section and in Small Ads are being drawn up for the new year.
For information about the colour pages please contact Gail Milne (890670) or gail.milne@btconnect.com

For Small Ads please use the usual address: magazine@roundaboutnews.org.uk

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PILTON COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH.

It is now over a year since Pilton Parish Council, concerned by the speed and the volume of traffic passing through the Village , decided that we should join the Avon and Somerset Police Community Speedwatch.

After our initial training, the provision of our speed gun, high-vis jackets, and the checking by the Police of our operating site, we started weekly sessions. Police data show that a weekly presence reduces speeding.

We not only pass on the details of vehicles travelling at excessive speed to the Police, we also collect data as to how much traffic is passing through the village per hour and also the increasing number of HGV vehicles passing through. This helps to inform Parish Council traffic policy. The Parish Council has long been campaigning for a pedestrian crossing on the A361.

It is not unusual for 700 vehicles to be passing through each hour on the A361, and this rises to over 1000 occasionally. There is a disturbing increase in HGV traffic; 70 per hour is typical and this rises to 130 at certain periods of the day.

We would like to say a big “Thank You” to our volunteers. Joe King

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PILTON CHURCHES WORKING TOGETHER

PILTON CHURCHES WORKING TOGETHER

will be holding a

SOUP LUNCH and
CHRISTMAS FAYRE with CRAFT TABLES
in Pilton Village Hall
On Saturday 25th November
12noon – 2.00pm
There will be cakes to buy and a raffle.
Do come along and enjoy a delicious home-made soup lunch, mince pies, cake, tea and coffee.
Buy some special Christmas presents from local stall holders.

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Alcantara

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein
Many will recall the concert in Pilton Parish Church last April for Syrian refugees in Jordan by the Jordanian soprano, Zeina Barhoum. Alcantara is Arabic for bridge.
The money raised has been used to help a group of children perform with Zeina in a concert under the banner of the World Food Programme entitled “If music be the food of love”. It has taken over a year to come to fruition but has been put to very good use. Zeina will be describing this in more detail when she is here later this month.
Peter Lawrence and Zeina Barhoum have developed this exciting project with support for a book from Lorraine Wright, Leena Butler, Abbi Mnatzaganian and Andrew Shaw from Pilton, along with seven others including Princess Muna Al Hussein (mother of King Abdullah), the Dean of Bath and Wells, and others from the Levant.
Exhibition Bishop’s Palace, Wells 28th October 2017 to 31st January 2018 Paintings of Wells, Somerset, Europe, Levant and Jordan.
Coffee Table Book of the paintings along with prose and poetry– all royalties, proceeds, donations to refugee charities. Please support by buying copies of the book £19 from Peter.
Alcantara Concert Wells Cathedral 16th March 2018.
Zeina and other soloists will perform Arab and western music with massed choir of Somerset schoolchildren/adults and orchestra.

Enquiries: peter@peterlawrence.uk or www.peterlawrence.uk

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AGM OF PILTON VILLAGE TRUST (CHARITY NO 233541) AND ELECTION OF TRUSTEES FOR PILTON VILLAGE TRUST AND PILTON PLAYING FIELD TRUST

SUNDAY 12TH NOVEMBER, 7.30PM WORTHY ROOM

The Trustees ensure the Playing Field and Village Hall building are maintained and developed for the use of Parishioners. Nominees, proposers and seconders must live within the parish of Pilton as at November 5th 2017 or be an Honorary or Life member of Pilton Working Men’s Club as at 31st December 2012 and be over the age of eighteen as at 12th November 2017. An eligible person may propose not more than one nominee and second not more than one nominee.

Trustees are elected for one year.
Nomination forms and ballot box will be available at the Post Office from Sunday 15th October and completed nomination forms and resolutions for discussion at the AGM must be posted into the ballot box by 7.30pm Sunday 5th November.
Do consider helping to maintain our village assets for future generations and stand as a Trustee.
We hope to see you at the AGM.

Pilton Village Trust

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TEA WITH PILTON HAPPY CIRCLE

On Wednesday 25th October the Happy Circle will be holding an Open Afternoon for anyone who would like to come along to see what happens at our meetings. We promise a cup of tea, cake, something of interest and members to chat with. We meet in the Worthy room at Pilton Village Hall at 2.30pm so please join us on the 25th and be surprised!

Liz Elkin

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PILTON SHOW GRANTS APPLICATION

If you represent a Pilton organisation and would like to apply for a Show Grant, please obtain an Application Form from the Post Office or from the Show Treasurer, Paul Warry (890434).Completed forms should be returned to Paul by 31st October.

Paul Warry

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PILTON SHOW CALENDAR 2018

Copies of 2018 calendar on the theme of Wildlife in Pilton will be on sale at Pilton Post Office or from Jenny (890465). The theme was already set in 2016’s Photographic Section of the Show but our late Chairman, Hugh Berry, loved birds and animals so we have tried to include some of his favourite creatures and places, in thankful tribute and dedicated to his memory. Unfortunately the first batch has been printed with errors, so please could anyone who purchased copies at Pilton Show whom we have not yet managed to trace phone Jenny ASAP to receive a replacement copy.

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