Poulton is a vibrant village of around 160 houses, set in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a beautiful 19th Century Church, a traditional Village Hall and it is also home to the popular gastro pub, The Falcon, which serves some of the best food in the area.
Historically it was predominately an agricultural community, which over the past century has seen many changes, yet remains an active and sociable place to live. Regular events are held in the Village Hall, such as Toddlers’ Group, Pilates, yoga, art classes, and a film club called the ‘One and Nines’. The Women’s Institute meet regularly and there is a monthly “Books and Biccies” session, held on the first Saturday of each month, when villagers can swap books and meet and catch up with the news. The village is lucky to have retained a recreation ground and a playing field called ‘Englands’ where village cricket and football is played, and a traditional summer fete is held each year on the first Sunday after the August Bank Holiday.
Poulton is in the county of Gloucestershire, in the south of the Cotswolds and is part of the Hampton ward of the Cotswold District Council. The parish had a population of 408 at the 2011 census.
More about Poulton
Village News – August 2019
Message from the Poulton Community Shop Management Committee – August 2019
At the Community Shop AGM on 8th April 2019, it was unanimously agreed to close the Poulton Community Shop and cancel the Community Benefit Scheme it ran under. It was also agreed that the Management Committee should make proposals to distribute any remaining funds to local charitable causes. The Management Committee has worked hard since the meeting to sell all the assets and to ensure all suppliers and utilities have been paid in full.
The good news is that, at the final count, we will have a balance of approximately £4,000 in the bank once all accounts have been settled. On this basis, the Management Committee proposes to distribute these funds as follows:
- Village Hall– to be used to develop and support the ‘Poulton Pantry & Post Office,’ currently run on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm. The preference would be that the funds are used to buy a permanent item which reflects the sense of community that the shop enjoyed
- Down Ampney Community Shop – a donation to reflect the generosity our shop enjoyed
- St Michaels and All Angels Church, Poulton
- Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
We hope you agree that these are worthy causes and reflect the community that we live in and love.
With thanks for all your support over the years.
The Management Committee
This is a closed group for people living in and around Poulton. If you’re a Poultonian then just go to the Facebook page and send us a request to join the group…we’ll do the rest.