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.


The next Poulton Village Hall Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, 9th November 2020 at 7.00 pm.   See Poulton Village Hall page for agenda.


No planning application has been received for this proposed solar farm.  An initial request has been made for an Environmental Impact Assessment and Cotswold District Council has passed the project at this level.  The Parish Council will comment upon receipt of a planning notification.


The Poulton Playing Field and Allotment Charity (PFAC) Trustees are looking for a new clerk. The clerk’s duties are mainly secretarial: producing meeting agenda and minutes, preparing annual accounts, etc. The committee meets quarterly. It’s a great opportunity to get involved and help to shape the future of Englands for the benefit of all in the village. As a bit of background, PFAC was first registered as a charity in 1961. The aim of the Charity was to assist those in need, hardship or distress in the village. In addition to the original objective, the Charity now also oversees the management and upkeep of Englands playing field, the allotments and a further parcel of land to the west of Englands. For further information please contact Caroline on 01285 850429 or e-mail pfactrustees@gmail.com


FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL The Parish Council wishes to express it’s thanks to all the villagers who have provided assistance during the lock-down period and the time coming out of it. It has been impressive how so many of you have kept an eye on neighbours and the older residents assisting with collection of shopping, prescriptions, communication and generally keeping an eye on each other. Sometimes just a phone call or a tap on a window was all that someone needed. At the start of lock-down a list of people prepared to help was collated and some sixty people came forward. This in itself is quite a response for a small village but it is even more impressive that the call on volunteers was not excessive as so many people took it on their own initiative to help those around them. I am sure like us they are most grateful for such consideration. The down side is that we are not yet on the other side of this pandemic but we know that if the need arises again that everyone will step up to the plate. We are lucky that we live in a friendly and pleasant village where most people have great consideration for Poulton and their fellow inhabitants. Some of you may remember that a few years ago at Jim Nunn’s funeral, a true Poultonian, I repeated the quote “You make a living from what you get but you make a life from what you give.” A good maxim for living in a community, whether it be a village, a town or a country. I have not mentioned anyone specifically, it would be invidious to do so, but you know who you are! We are confident that, if circumstances arise, we can rely on you all again in the future. With our sincere thanks. Chris Davies Chairman Poulton Parish Council


It is vitally important that we adhere to the rules regarding leaving our homes in this current situation, therefore the Neighbourhood Policing team will be conducting vehicle checks to ensure people are being responsible with their travel. On top of this we will be checking on the most vulnerable in our communities.


Assistance during the corona virus outbreak – contact points

There are many people in the village who are happy to help, where they can, during the current emergency, with errands, shopping or just a chat. If you are in need of assistance please use the following contact points and we can see what we can do. Rachel Ranger – 01285 850096 – 07966 396720 – markpranger@googlemail.com Chris and Elinor Davies – 01285 851218 – 07719 644762 – chvdavies@gmail.com Likewise if you can help us please also use the above contacts so that your name can be added to the list of volunteers. Please keep an eye on other villagers especially those who live alone or are in any way concerned. We would encourage those of you who can to join the village Facebook page, which is  a closed group, as various offers of assistance are being posted there Above all stay safe and follow the government guidelines on social distancing.

Join the Poulton Village Facebook group

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.