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December 2016

The Parish Council have been approached regarding the Tesco Bags of Help grants scheme as they are looking for applications from the Mendip area. The scheme is where money is raised from the 5p bag levy and used to fund community projects. Three projects in the 200 Tesco regions will receive a grant each month, 1st place receives up to £5k, 2nd up to £2k and 3rd up to £1K. The Parish Council are looking for your suggestions. Further information can be found at egory/apply-for-a-boh-grant-tes2

Crown Inn - Assets of Community Value: Steve Bowler confirmed that 35 people attended the meeting held on the 9th October. After a presentation by Councillor Bowler a vote was taken and signatures taken as to whether they were in favour or against the Crown Inn being made an Asset of Community Value. Twenty seven were in favour, one against. One spoke against but didn’t sign. The Parish Council also voted in favour of progressing this at the meeting held on the 2nd November. Councillor Bowler will be completing the forms and will be progressing this.


February 2017

The VILLAGE LITTER PICK has been organised for Saturday 11th  February at 9am, meeting outside the Village Hall. Everybody is welcome.

Any blocked drains or fly tipping within the village should be notified to Councillor Noble.

Karen Buckley Pilton Parish Clerk/RFO

March 2017

Andy Dowding from the Drainage Board will be at the next Parish Council meeting being held on the 1st March at 7.30pm, to give a talk on flooding.

The Parish Council would like to thank John and Sandra Howe for their years of loyal and dedicated service to Pilton and the Parish Council and send them all the very best wishes for the future. They will be missed.

Do you know of any common ground within the village that the ASBOs may be able to tackle? If so, please speak to Steve Bowler.

Residents are asked to clear up any items that may have blown out of their recycling boxes.

Karen Buckley, Clerk to the Council

April 2107

There is a vacancy on the Parish Council.To register your interest, please email the Parish Clerk.

The Parish Council would like to thank all those who were involved with the Village Litter Pick, especially Audrey and Terry for the delicious food.

Karen Buckley Pilton Parish Clerk

Annual Parish Reports

May 2017

Please see the notice board or village website to view the Parish Council Traffic Strategy. Your comments would be appreciated.

Residents are asked that any floral tributes be placed at the head of the graves at the burial ground to ensure that mowing can easily be carried out.

The Parish Council kindly ask villagers that ride their horses on the pavements to return with the correct equipment to clear up any mess left behind.

Whilst repairs are carried out on the Church please be vigilant of any suspicious vehicles. If you are concerned please notify the police with the vehicle registration number.

Karen Buckley Pilton Parish Clerk

June 2017

We are delighted to welcome Debbie Smith who was appointed as the new Pilton Parish Councillor. Debbie is already an active member of the Speedwatch Team and we look forward to working with her.

Please see the website for details of ‘The Great Get Together’ taking place on the 17th and 18th June. If you are holding an event please let the Clerk know.

Karen Buckley, Parish Clerk/RFO

August 2017

Please see the Parish Council notice board for details of a free NHS Health Check for the over 40's.

Defibrillators are now located outside the Village Hall and at the Playing Fields.

Your feedback regarding this year’s Festival is required, please email the Parish Clerk with your thoughts.

The village has been cleaned post Festival. As it is looking so clean, please can we keep it that way!

October 2017

Councillors will be contacting MP James Heappey about the issues with Broadband in Pilton. If you wish to add your comments please email them to the Parish Clerk.

There have been a lot of thefts in the village recently, with the start of the darker nights. Please be vigilant.

The Pilton litter pick will take place on Saturday 11th November at 9am, meeting in the Village Hall car park.

Gardens and hedges that back onto highways are the homeowners’ responsibility; please keep them tidy.

Karen Buckley, Parish Clerk

November 2017

The Parish Council is delighted to announce that after four rounds of voting, a tie and a flip of a coin (examined by Joe King) Angela Wynn was elected the new Parish Councillor.

Holly Corfield requires signatures which will be passed on to Broadband companies to improve Fibre Broadband within the village. To sign up please contact Holly.

Karen Buckley, Parish Clerk

June 2018

Residents are reminded not to park on pavements. Concerns have been raised especially around Maggie’s Farm.

The Parish Council are putting a Suggestions Box in the Post Office to enable residents to raise any concerns to the Parish Council.

Karen Buckley, Clerk/RFO

Pilton Parish Counsellors from left to right: Holly Corfield, Dave Drew, Stephen Kearle, Angela Wynn, Joe King, Roger Noble, Debbie Smith, Robert Kearle (Chairman) Jean Foley.

January 2018

The Parish Council intend to add the five names currently missing from the War Memorial. Please make the Parish Council aware if there are any other names of Pilton residents that have been missed off.

There have been a number thefts and attempted thefts from vehicles, please be vigilant and do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

Please be aware of children playing on and around the roads within the village and drive with caution.

Residents are reminded not to park on junctions or pavements within the village.

Karen Buckley Pilton Parish Clerk

February 2018

The date for the next Village Litter Pick is Saturday 17th February, meeting at the Village Hall at 9am. Refreshments will be provided. Residents are reminded not to put their recycling out too early as on windy days it is being blown about the village. Please ensure rubbish is picked up outside your property and help to keep the village tidy.

It has been brought to the Parish Councils attention that there is a lot of dog mess around the village. Dog owners are reminded to be responsible and clear up after their dogs.

Karen Buckley Pilton Parish Clerk/RFO

The Pilton Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting is taking place on Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm, everyone is welcome!

Karen Buckley Pilton Parish Clerk/RFO

April 2018

The Annual Parish Meeting is being held on Wednesday 18th April

at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome.

Mark Nicholson, Avon and Somerset Police, provides Dementia Awareness Training and is offering Pilton residents a Dementia Awareness Talk. If you are interested, please email the Parish Clerk.

If enough people are interested a talk will be arranged.

Karen Buckley Pilton Parish Clerk/RFO

May 2018

Community Speedwatch are trying to get police approval for a registered site further up the hill from the current one.

Rural Broadband & Community Fibre Partnerships

Is anyone in Pilton unhappy with their broadband speed?

I am trying to get a campaign off the ground to achieve better speeds

for those in Pilton who do not benefit from the fibre cabinet which has been installed by Open Reach in Totterdown Lane and who are still struggling with download/upload broadband.

We would also be happy to hear from anyone who is interested in finding out about the “True Speed” government scheme.

Please contact me on or 890107 for more information.

Karen Buckley, Pilton Parish Clerk/RFO,

July 2018

It has been confirmed that the Parish Council’s request for a Puffin Crossing has passed to the next stage of viability study.

Residents are asked to slow down when driving along East Town Lane and not to park on the pavement in Shop Lane as concerns have been raised to the Parish Council

Karen Buckley, Pilton Parish Clerk

August 2018

Residents are requested to cut back overgrown vegetation, especially in Bread Street.

Parish Council meetings, Agenda’s and Minutes are available from the Pilton Website, on village notice boards and in the Post Office.

Karen Buckley, Pilton Parish Clerk

September 2018

A suggestion box has been situated in the Post Office for any issues residents wish to raise with the Parish Council.

Karen Buckley, Pilton Parish Clerk

November 2018

Details of the Dedication of additional names on the War Memorial, the Act of Remembrance followed by the service in the Parish Church are on page 5. The Parish Council hopes that as many people as possible will mark this important date one hundred years after the end of the First World War.

Parking in the village: please would residents of Bread Street and Shop Lane park considerately to make sure that emergency vehicles can pass through. Karen Buckley, Pilton Parish Clerk

December 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Village Litterpick, a Landrover full of rubbish was collected.

The GFEL/PPC dates are as follows:

Tuesday 5th February at 6.00pm Tuesday 2nd April at 6.00pm Tuesday 4th June at 6.00pm

Residents are asked to be considerate when parking in the village. There have been two instances recently where ambulances couldn’t get through due to irresponsible parking.

The Pilton Parish Council would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Karen Buckley, Pilton Parish Clerk

To email the Parish Council Clerk, Karen Buckley, please use this address only:

January 2019

Happy New Year!

In an emergency, every second counts. We urge people to park sensibly and to show consideration for emergency vehicle access. Nobody would want an ambulance to be delayed by other vehicles when they or their loved ones are most in need of emergency help. When parking, please allow at least 10 feet for emergency services vehicles to pass by safely. If there’s not enough space, don’t park there.

There is a vacancy on the Parish Council. If you would like to apply please email the Parish Clerk via for an application form.

The next Glastonbury Festival/Pilton Parish Council meeting is being held on 5th February at 6.00pm in the Village Hall.

Please ensure that your vegetation is cut back to ensure the safety of pedestrians and for greater visibility for drivers.

Karen Buckley, Pilton Parish Clerk

February 2019

The Parish Council wishes to congratulate Andrew Shaw on becoming the new Parish Councillor. He was elected on the toss of a coin and we look forward to working with him.

Residents are asked to look after their dogs, keep them under control and take home their dog mess for disposal.

Concerns have been raised regarding speeding down Neat Lane/Copse Hill; it has become dangerous for walkers and there has been a recent accident.

March 2019

The next Village Litter Pick will take place on Saturday 9th March meeting at 9.00am outside the Village Hall. Everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be provided afterwards.

The Police will be teaming up with the Community Speedwatch Team twice a month so please watch your speed; you have been warned!

Karen Buckley Pilton Parish Clerk

April 2019

Residents are reminded not to park their vehicles at junctions and on blind bends as it is a danger to other road users, especially at night.

A new Speedwatch site has been authorised in Neat Lane, so watch out as we will soon be monitoring traffic.

The Election Notices are now on the Village Hall notice board. Elections will take place on 2nd May.

The Pilton Annual Parish Meeting is taking place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th April. The meeting is open to all and refreshments will be available after the meeting.

May 2019

The Parish Council wish to ask residents to be considerate when parking in the village. Before parking please consider whether an emergency vehicle could get through if required.

The next Glastonbury Festival Events Limited/Pilton Parish Council meeting will be on Tuesday 4th June at 6.00pm. All are welcome to attend.

I would like to thank the outgoing Parish Council for their dedication and hard work during their term in office.

     Karen Buckley,

July 2019

The Parish Council wishes to pass on its thanks to the previous Councillors for the time and dedication that they gave to the Parish Council.

A villager’s kitten was killed by a speeding car. There have also been reports of speeding in Top Street and parking too close to junctions. Residents are reminded to drive and park considerately.

The Parish Council have been advised that emergency services require 3.4 metres in order for emergency vehicles to pass. Please remember this when parking your vehicles on the roadside.

Dog owners are requested to keep their dogs on leads on the Playing Field and to take their dog mess home, not to leave it on branches, gate posts or the entrance to the Tithe Barn.

Residents are reminded that the Pilton Parish Agenda is published on the Website, the village notice board and the Post Office notice board.

Minutes can be found on the Post Office notice board and the website.

August 2019

Dog owners are requested to keep their dogs on leads on the Playing Field. Please take their dog mess home and do not leave it on branches or gate posts.

The Parish Council would like to hear your views on this year's Glastonbury Festival. Please email your comments to the Parish Clerk at

Mendip District Council has advised that Cock and Bull Drove land is to be cleared by 31.08.2019. Beggars Roost land is to be cleared by 17.11.2019.

Karen Buckley Pilton Parish Clerk

Variance Report March 2019

September 2019

Residents are reminded that dogs should not be exercised on the Playing Fields. Please ensure your dogs are kept under control at all

times within the village and that your dogs’ mess is disposed of correctly. The Burial Ground rules have been reviewed and will be displayed at the

Burial Ground shortly.

Karen Buckley Pilton Parish Clerk

October 2019

The next GFEL/Pilton Parish Council meeting is being held on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 6.00pm in the Village Hall. All residents are welcome to attend.

The Pilton Litter Pick is taking place on Saturday 30th November at 9am, meeting outside the Village Hall. Refreshments will be provided afterwards. Please come along and help keep Pilton the beautiful village it is!

Residents have raised concerns regarding speeding in Top Street. The registration of one vehicle speeding has been given to the police. If you notice anyone speeding please take the registration number and report it to the police by calling 101.

Karen Buckley Pilton Parish Clerk

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts Ltd will be meeting with Pilton Parish Council on Tuesday 15th October at Pilton Village Hall on Tuesday 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.

Claire Coleman