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 …
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
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join us or arrange apersonal visit on another date.
Methodist Chapel Rooms Top Street Pilton BA4 4DU www.piltonpreschool.co.uk Teresa England
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 service. There 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.
Village Liaison Manager
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CHRISTIAN AID WEEK this year will be 12th – 18th May
There will be events in each of the villages to support the work of Christian Aid and we do hope that you will be able to come to one or more of them.
This year money from Christian Aid Week will help to provide urgent care for new mums in Sierra Leone where many women still die in child birth because there is insufficient support. Saturday 11th May – coffee morning 10.30 – 12.30pm at Jan Hodge’s, 1 Poundfold, Croscombe Wednesday 15th May – coffee evening from 7.00pm at Ruth Eavis’, Hazelmount, Pilton Friday 17th May – soups and puddings lunch and light entertainment –12.30 pm in Dinder Village Hall Sunday 19th May – cream teas and plant sale from 3.00pm in North Wootton Village Hall
We would welcome any people willing to collect during Christian Aid Week and if you feel you are able to help please contact Hilary Austin on: 01749 890561 Envelopes will be in all the churches and can be returned to any church member.
My thanks to everyone who supported the recent Jumble Sale in Pilton Village Hall. To all who donated or came on the day and especially to the Village Hall and those who helped me, a big thank you. Together
we raised an amazing £1600! I have sent a cheque for this amount toThe Bhopal Medical Appeal and they will be absolutely delighted. As always, you were brilliant. In true gratitude.
If you missed the giant jumble Fiona organised in March, there’s another chance to rummage through bric a brac donated for this, as part of the Village Jumble Trail on May 6th, Bank Holiday Monday. We had SO MUCH donated that we’ve kept some to have another bite at the cherry. The stall will be at Jenny’s gate giving onto Pylle Road, on way up to the Playing Field, first on the right after the signpost to Worthy (No Through Road) After donation to Children’s World, all proceeds to Bhopal Medical Appeal.
An update from Pilton Village Trust Villagers will be aware that plans are underway for the Co-Op to open a shop in the Village Hall. It will be located in the room previously used
by the Youth Club and in the foyer. The Co-Op have submitted their plans to Mendip District Council for both ‘change of use’ and for the external alterations. The plans for ‘change of use’ were discussed by the Parish Council who supported the proposal. All the activities currently based in the affected part of the building will be accommodated in other rooms. In addition, the Co-Op must, under the terms of their lease, continue to operate the Post Office. If anyone has questions about the proposal, please contact the Trust secretary on email@example.com and the Trustees will be happy to respond.