Pauntley Church
  • Pauntley Annual Parish Meeting

    Tuesday 24 May at 7.30 p.m. at Pauntley Village Hall

    Come along and see our newly-decorated hall and give us your ideas on what future improvements we can make at the hall, now
    that some of the major items of refurbishment have been completed.  

    You will also be able to find out what’s been happening in Pauntley over the past year and hear some of the plans for the future. Children from Pauntley School will be telling us what they have been doing during the year, there will be a local police report and Liz Price, our Village Agent, will be coming to tell us about the help shecan provide for elderly and vulnerable people in the parish.  We will also be showing how to use our new defibrillator housed at the hall, kindly donated by the British Heart Foundation, with a short DVD presentation (about 10 minutes) showing how to use it in the event of an emergency. 




  • Defibrillators for Pauntley

    Thanks to the generous donation of £1200 from the Pauntley Real Ale Festival Committee, a grant of £500 from the Forest of Dean District Council Community Defibrillation Grants and a donation from Unite the Union, Messier Bugatti Dowty Branch, we have been able to purchase a defibrillator for Pool Hill.  This has been housed in our phone kiosk, which has just been painted by Trudie Hunting.

    We are also grateful to the British Heart Foundation for providing our second defibrillator, for Brand Green, free of charge.  This will shortly be installed - watch this page for further news. 

  • Gloucestershire County Council Community Chest

    We have just learned that Pauntley Village Hall has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Gloucestershire County Council Community Chest Fund, for £1,360 towards our internal redecoration of the hall.  We are very grateful to them for this grant, which will enable us to purchase the equipment and materials for our internal painting by the Community Payback Team, beginning on 16 April, and to have our wooden floor sanded and treated.

  • Parish Councillors

    Mr Maurice Elton has been co-opted as parish councillor on Pauntley Parish Council.  Maurice has been involved with the village hall, along with his wife Beryl, for many years and provides invaluable practical help, particularly with our grounds maintenance. We are pleased to welcome Maurice to the council.

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.