- Walton in Somerset -
CORONAVIRUS - COVID19
Walton Community Helpline on
07342 115108 or 07342 115100
Here to help…
During the current health situation, we are reaching out with information and the offer of help and support to those that need it.
Local volunteers within the community are offering to help - for example with shopping being picked up or prescriptions collected.
So if you need to stay at home and cannot get out due to Covid 19 there are people that you can approach for help.
Contact the Walton Community Help line on
07342 115108 or 07342 115100
A BIG THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE OFFERED THEIR HELP - THIS COMMUNITY SPIRIT IS REALLY APPRECIATED
GENERAL ADVICE WILL BE LISTED ON THE NEWS SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE - BUT KEEP LISTENING TO THE NEWS FOR THE UP TO DATE GOVERNMENT ADVICE AS THINGS CHANGE
- PLEASE STAY AT HOME -
IF YOU HAVE TO GO OUT FOR ONE OF THE PERMITTED REASONS PLEASE PRACTISE SOCIAL DISTANCING AS PER CURRENT ADVICE.
We’d like to urge everyone to continue to look out for friends, family, neighbours and the community, but most of all yourself. It’s important you stay safe, so you can continue to help others.
We can all do our bit to reduce its spread: wash your hands regularly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds, try to avoid touching your face (particularly nose, eyes and mouth), wipe down surfaces and objects regularly and use a tissue if you cough, then bin it.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE UP TO DATE GOVERNMENT ADVICE
Searching for Rainbows Competition
You may spot some beautiful pieces of rainbow artwork going up in windows around the village. The children in Walton are taking part in this project to shine some light and share hope during the coming weeks.
Walton Parish Council will be giving prizes to children who get involved with this. If your child would like to enter please send a picture of your rainbow with your childs name and age to our email address [email@example.com] or to myself on facebook.
Lets spread some positivity and kindness and support each other.
Thank you so much to all of you who are supporting our community already and to all key workers in the NHS, teaching profession, food supply chain, or any other support services, we REALLY appreciate all that you are doing.
walton parish council chairman
WALTON PARISH COUNCIL
HAVE VACANCIES FOR COUNCILLORS
Is this something you could do?
Represent your fellow villagers and help to create community events
To find out more speak to any of your existing councillors:
Naomi Johnson, Richard Crossman, Simon Loader, Bob Musgrave, John Harvey & Bob Collins
or the parish clerk - Helen Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Village of Walton
[pictures of 2019 Annual village Fun Day ]
Walton village is located in central Somerset near the towns of Glastonbury and Street and is home to about 1400 residents. This is a rural location with footpaths leading out to both the Somerset Levels and the Polden Hills.
The main focal points of Walton are Holy Trinity Church
and the Village Hall with its multi use games area.
The 'major' businesses in the village are the Royal Oak Pub, complete with skittle alley and beer garden, a garage and other small companies located on Creeches lane intustrial park. There are many farms within the parish.
Land for allotments in the village was aquired by the Parish Council in 2014 and an allotment association was set up - allotment plots within the village for Walton residents and others are currently full but please join the waiting list as these things are fluid!
Walton has its own primary school which attracts children from nearby towns and villages because of its excellent reputation. There is also a very popular under fives pre school which runs in the Village Hall.
[picture of 2013 wildflower trial at Mildred Road verge]
The village has :
an annual Walton in Bloom competition [usually judged on the first Friday in August]
The Annual free Village Event & Meeting - in 2020 this will be on April 17th at the village hall
and an annual Harvest Fair and Village Fun Day [in 2019 this will be on Saturday 14th September]
as well as many other events throughout the year organized by residents and local groups - details of many can be found on the events page and on notice boards dotted around the village.
Walton won 'Best Village in Bloom' in the Mendip In Bloom competition in both 2008 & 2009 and came second in 2013 which is thanks to the work put into the many individual beautiful and well kept gardens around the village.
The lights around the village in December can also be interesting and illuminating.
The Village Newsletter - compiled by the parish clerk - is distributed to every household within the parish four times a year and carries articles about the village past, present & future. [some past copies are available to download from this website - see the council information page]
[Wild flower photograph from B. Musgrave]