Pauntley Church
  • Gloucestershire Rural Community Council Grant

    Pauntley Village Hall has been successful in its application to GRCC's Community Activities Grant fund for a grant for new skittles equipment, which has already been christened at our social evening on Saturday 6 December at the Village Hall.  There are photographs on our Photo Gallery page.  We are grateful to GRCC for this grant to replace our old and worn skittles and balls, and we will also be able to buy storage containers for them, to keep them in good condition, and padding for the wall.

  • Christmas Tree Recycling

    The Forest of Dean District Council and waste contractor Biffa will again collect real Christmas trees for recycling.   The Christmas tree collection service is available to all residents, including those without a green waste licence.    Anyone wishing to use the service should put their tree out at the kerbside on their scheduled garden waste collection between Monday 5 and Friday 16 January 2015.  Garden waste collections take place on the alternate week to the refuse collection for most properties.   Small trees can be reduced and put in the green wheeled bin.  Larger trees can be left at the kerbside.  Residents are asked to carefully reduce their trees to sections no longer than 1.5m in length to assist with the collection.  All lights, tree decorations, pots and stands must be removed.  Real Christmas trees can also be taken to the local Household Recycling Centres at Broadwell, near Coleford and Hempsted, near Gloucester and placed in the designated container.  The Household Recycling Centres are open every day from 9.00am to 6.15pm (except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).  Last entry is at 6.00pm.

Welcome to the website for Pauntley parish, a small community in an area of beautiful countryside in the north-west of Gloucestershire, about 4 miles from Newent.  To the north-west, we look out to the Malvern Hills, and the prominent landmark of May Hill can be seen to the south-east beyond Newent. Settlement in the parish is largely scattered, apart from the three hamlets in the parish at Ketford, Pool Hill and Brand Green. Although we have no shop or pub, we have a thriving primary school and an active village hall, both of which form focal points for the parish.

Pauntley is well-known as the probable birthplace of Dick Whittington, whose family owned the manor house here, Pauntley Court, at the time of his birth in the 14th century. Adjacent to the Court is the church of St John the Evangelist with its fine Norman south doorway, with a chevron arch and a carved tympanum of the Dymock school.

This website is maintained by the community and aims to provide information about the parish for local residents and visitors.  We would welcome any news, information or photographs for inclusion on the site – please contact us using the Contact Us page.