Pauntley Church
News
  • Village hall and parish council meetings

    As we had a number of illness at the time of our proposed meetings on Tuesday 19 July we had to postpone these and they have now been rearranged for Wednesday 27 July at the same times.  All welcome.


  • Village Emergency Telephone Scheme

    We are still looking for more volunteers to take part in our Village Emergency Telephone Scheme.  Volunteers would be contacted via a central telephone number in the event of a medical emergency requiring a defibrillator to be accessed.  In a rural area such as this, any emergency may be in an area where there is no one available to assist a lone rescuer who needs to remain at the scene with the casualty.  With this system, the first person on the scene would be able to contact this central number to summon assistance from a volunteer, who would bring the defibrillator to the scene and assist with the rescue.  We are looking for up to 10 volunteers, who would preferably be in the area for at least part of each day and who could be available if required in an emergency.  No specialist training is required, although training in the use of a defibrillator would be provided.  If you think you could help with this vital service, please contact the Clerk or the Chairman for more information.  We already have five volunteers but are hoping for more to make the scheme viable.


  • Gloucestershire County Council Community Chest

    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 has enabled us to purchase the equipment and materials for our internal painting by the Community Payback Team.  This work has now been completed, along with the sanding and treatment of the wooden floor.  Photographs are on our Gallery page.


  • 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.