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Pilton Parish Council Archive 2012


December 2012 - HAPPY NEW YEAR

Four wheel drive cars.  Our District Councillor Nigel Hewitt-Cooper has suggested that in the event of a hard winter it might be a good idea to have a list of people with four wheel drive cars in case of emergency.  If you are willing to be added to the list please contact Roger Noble on 890 614.

Blocked drains.  Due to the heavy rainfall we have been experiencing please check your nearest drain and report any problems so that the Parish Council can pass these on to Highways.

Old Working Men’s Club and Village Hall Trustees.  Good wishes to the new Committee from the Parish Council.

Annual Litter Pick.  It has been agreed to meet at 9.00am in the Village Hall car park on Saturday 23 February. All are welcome, equipment will be provided and on your return there will be a home-made soup lunch.

Next meeting.  Wednesday 9 January in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

                            Jean Warry, Clerk


November 2012

Glastonbury Festivals Ltd.  At the November meeting Mr Mark Cann introduced Mr Paul Ludford the new Operations Director who has been managing Festivals for 15 years and Mr Adrian Coombs the new Security Director who has worked for Avon and Somerset Constabulary for 30 years and has been part of the Police planning of GFL for 8 years.

Grit.  SCC have placed many piles of grit around the village and filled the grit bins.  Please note that this is for use on pavements and roads and not for private use.

Next meeting.  Wednesday 5th  December 2012 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Pilton Parish Council wishes everyone a Happy Christmas and successful 2013.                                        

Jean Warry, Clerk


October 2012

After a flurry of planning applications in the late summer and time spent resolving the new Code of Conduct, the Council is, hopefully, into a quieter period!

We have had complaints about the amount of dog mess left on drives and in gateways. On some occasions this has had to be cleared up several times in one day. This shouldn’t be necessary.

Also, if you are advertising a village event could the posters please be removed from telegraph poles etc. as soon as the event has taken place?

Do not miss the launch of the Pilton Jubilee Book on November 23rd in the Village Hall. Drop in between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm; sample Pilton produce and order or buy the book which I know all Piltonians will enjoy.

You will be receiving a survey about housing from Mendip DC by the end of this month. Please do fill it in and return it by the date on the form so that a full picture of the parish’s housing needs can be seen.

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 7th at 7pm. The 7 p.m. start will allow us to meet the new executive of GFL. If this is not possible then the meeting will start at 7.30pm.

                        Sandra Howe. Chairman.


August 2012

We do hope that you have survived the excitement of the Olympics and can now look forward to the excitement of Pilton Show!

I have been asked to remind Pilton residents that, because of the incredibly wet summer, vegetation has grown apace and, consequently, some hedges overhanging boundary walls are obscuring visibility along the village roads.

Care needs to be taken too with car parking in the village so that access to driveways etc. is not obstructed. I am told that driving speeds seem to have increased again in the parish and especially on roads used regularly by pedestrians. Please take care.

Thank you!

The September Parish Council Meeting will be held in the Village Hall on Wednesday 5th September at 7.30pm.                                     

                                                                                                          Sandra Howe.


July 2012

Sadly, the rain continues but perhaps the weather will improve in time for the school holidays and Pilton Show and we shall have some real summer days!

    The Parish Council has been informed by Mendip District Council that there is now a £25 charge for any damaged waste collection wheelie bins.  Apparently, damage is usually the result of the bins being left out for extended periods of time on the roadside. The £25 will buy a replacement bin which is actually more expensive than that!

        We are planning to send out a questionnaire to residents in the near future assessing the need for affordable housing in the parish. When you receive it could you please read it carefully and respond.

    The next Parish Council meeting – important business only – is on Wednesday, August 1st at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. It will be preceded at 6.30pm by a Footpath Committee Meeting.

Sandra Howe.


June 2012

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who worked so hard to make June 3rd such a happy day!

Dry, despite the forecast, as Pilton Bell Ringers called us to celebrate the Queen’s 60 year reign in a church beautifully decorated with red, white and blue flowers.

To the Tithe Barn – banners, flags and bunting (thank you Michael and Party Packs); food aplenty and just enough chairs! We had TV, a fancy dress procession with music, Mr. Punch, Bouncy Castles, ices, tea, cakes and a very busy bar. It is impossible to name every helper but we must mention Terry and Audrey who organised the bar & manned it all day and so missed the celebrations. Thanks to the Crown Inn for their welcome donations of meat and real ale – much appreciated - as was all the food and drink generously given.

A Big Lunch indeed!

So much help – teams for food and drinks, tables and chairs, decorations, clearing up and more.

A very entertaining evening in the Hall / Club – a magician, local bands, Jersey Budd and jazz! Too wet to sit outside but delicious barbecue food!

Monday - a glorious blaze at Burford! As the beacon was lit, eight other beacons illuminated the night sky.

Finally, thank you to all Pilton organisations, businesses and individuals who have overwhelmed us with their generosity. A fitting tribute to Her Majesty!



May 2012

On May 2nd, the Annual Council meeting of the Pilton Parish Council was held. The first item on the agenda was the election of officers. Sandra Howe was re-elected as Chairman, Roger Noble as Vice-Chairman and Paul Warry as Treasurer for the year 2012 – 2013.

On behalf of the village the Parish Council would like to wish Nigel and Penny Lane a very happy retirement and would like to thank them for their many years of service to the community.

We are fortunate to have a Post Office in the village despite the closures nationally. Please do your best to support it and all the other businesses which provide jobs and services and help us to remain a vibrant community.

The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday, June 13th at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall.

                                           Sandra Howe. Chairman of Pilton Parish Council