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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Traidcraft

‘OPEN HOUSE’ Friday 17th March 10.00am – 7.00pm at The Brambles The home of Anthony and Hilary Austin, Barrow Lane, Pilton. BA4 4BH

The event will support Fairtrade Fortnight which runs from 27 February – 12 March
Traidcraft has been operating since 1979 and tries to fight poverty through trade, working alongside their producers listening to what they want and helping them to connect with their buyers. They also run a development programme to help small scale farmers and artisans to develop. Any profit which I make from the sale of Traidcraft products is used to support this work.
The Spring catalogues will be available and I look forward to seeing you on 18th March.
Most products are available throughout the year so do telephone or e-mail me to place an order.
Hilary Austin: 01749 890561 or e-mail: hilary.austin2@btinternet.com

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COLIN’S QUIZ in PILTON

The Not Too Mind-Boggling Quiz Part 3 will take place at the Club room, Pilton Village Hall on Sunday 5th March at 7.30 pm. Cash Prizes. Profits will go to help fund Emilie Dinsdale’s trip to Chicago to meet with Specialists in her rare disease, BPAN.

Colin Elkin

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JUMBLE SALE

Saturday 11th March 2.00 – 4.00pm, Pilton Village Hall,
in aid of the Bhopal Medical Appeal.

Household goods, clothes, books, toys etc. Refreshments and raffle. Entry 50p.
If you have any jumble please deliver between 10am-noon on the

morning. If this isn’t possible then please call me on 01479 899125.

Fiona Case

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There will NOT be a Festival Run in 2017

THE FESTIVAL RUN

The Festival Run Organizing Committee has decided to take a rest in 2017, and with new energy to have a Run in 2018 , either in October 2018 or perhaps earlier in the Summer (given that there will not be a Festival that year). We would like to thank all of you who volunteered to make the Run such a success last October, and look forward to seeing you again in 2018.

Christopher Bond

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