- Walton in Somerset -
Walton had a village tree planting on Saturday 30th November and together 425 trees were planted to create two new hedgerows at Allotment Field on East Mead Lane.
goes out to all who attended - over thirty adults and fifteen or more younger members of the community
You are all the 'tree Team Heroes'
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]