Pauntley Church
  • Village Emergency Telephone Scheme is Now Live

    Our Village Emergency Telephone Scheme, set up with the Community Heartbeat Trust, is now live, with ten volunteers being part of this scheme.  VETS is here to assist in the lone rescuer situation, where the rescuer must stay with the patient and yet needs help in fetching one of our two defibrillators.  By using a single telephone number this will ring up to ten lines at the same time until a helper is found to assist you.

    The VETS number is 01531 888020.  This will be displayed throughout the parish on noticeboards and near the defibrillators.  If you have a mobile phone you may like to put this number into your contacts, so that you have it available in case of such an emergency.

    Please note that this is a 'best endeavour' system which relies on volunteers and there is always the possibility that no helper will be available.   In an emergency ALWAYS CALL 999 FIRST.  it is important to make sure that the emergency services are coming to your assistance.  You can then call the VETS number to summon assistance.

    The full VETS User Guide can be found on our Pauntley News page, explaining how the system works, along with a list of your volunteers. Our defibrillators are located in the telephone kiosk in Pool Hill and on the external wall of the village hall in Brand Green.

  • 7th Pauntley Real Ale Festival

    Members of the Pauntley Real Ale Festival Committee have presented the village hall with a cheque for £1,000 following another successful Real Ale Festival in June.  We are very grateful for this donation, which will enable us to carry on with our refurbishment plans, including work in the kitchen.  The Committee thanked all who helped on the day, and particularly Sarah Hart for making her field available for parking.  Next year's date is already booked - Saturday 3 June 2017!

  • Hedges

    There are a number of hedges in the parish that have grown up to such an extent that it is making it difficult for vehicles (particularly high-sided vehicles) and horses to use our narrow lanes safely.  Please could you ensure that, if your hedge overhangs the lane, you keep it cut back.  If it is difficult for you to do this yourself, please let us know if you need contact details for local gardeners or tree surgeons who can help you with this.

  • Donation from Ecclesiastical Insurance

    We have now received donations totalling £500 from Ecclesiastical Insurance as part of their community volunteering scheme, which has seen Anne Rawson and Sandra Fowke spending their volunteer day treating the exterior fence at the hall, each receiving a donation of £250 as a result.  We are very grateful to Ecclesiastical for this very generous donation, and to Anne and Sandra for their hard work. Photos are on our Village Hall page.

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.