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28 Jul 2016CHANGES TO THE 768 BUS SERVICE
 
A number of changes are being implemented on the 768 bus service between Farrington Gurney to Bath from next week. The current operator of this service, Citistar, has given notice that it will no longer operate the service. A new operator, CT Coaches, has been secured to take over on Monday 1 August with a retimed service.
 
Morning and evening commuter journeys on the service will continue to operate as normal, including retaining the 17:40 departure from Bath, with the following exceptions from 1 August::
  • The new operator is not able to run the service on Saturdays
  • The 09:40 journey from Farrington Gurney to Midsomer Norton and the 16:05 journey from Bath, which are both very poorly used, will no longer operate.
  • The 07:57 service through Timsbury will cease – but the 179 service provides an alternative for services to Bath. The 179 service is also due to be rerouted from 4 September 2016 to provide a daily service for Farrington Gurney to Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Bath.
The Council continues to invest more than 1million in bus services as well as Dial-a-Ride services, which are available across the district for anyone who cannot use a routed bus service to reach their destination.
See timetable from 1 August 2016
8 Jun 2016TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - FARMBOROUGH LANE - FROM 6 JUNE
B&NES have issued notification of a temporary closure of the stretch of Farmborough Lane, Priston outside the Pressbarrow farm dairy in order to conduct drainage improvement works.

The work was scheduled to begin Monday 16 May, but is now scheduled to start 20 June.

The closure will be in effect for up to 2 weeks.
For further info contct Highways & Traffic Dept on 01225 395902.
14 Feb 2015 LOST PHOTO: This photo was recently found lying on the road in Priston village.  If you know who the owner is, please contact us.
26 May 2014 EUROPEAN ELECTION RESULTS:

MEPs elected are:
 
9 Mar 2014 SUPERFAST BROADBAND
Some useful links for those who were interested by David Bland's recent presentation on Wansdyke Telecom in Priston Village Hall:
 
4 Jan 2014 THANKS:
I am a member of the Barley Rye Choir who performed at the Ring O' Bells on New Year's Day. One of our younger members arrived very early and without a coat. As a result they became very wet and cold and were sheltering in the entrance to the village hall which was closed. Some kind villagers who were walking their dog saw the young woman and took her home, provided her with dry clothes and gave her breakfast. I would be grateful if you could make the village aware of our gratitude for the kindness of this person and that they have such generous people in their midst.
 from Keith Lane of the Barley Rye Choir.
12 Nov 2012 PRISTON HISTORY SOCIETY
A few people in Priston have been talking over the summer about the possibility of setting up an informal history society to look at Priston’s own history, which as many of you know stretches back at least to the late Iron Age. There are some excellent resources, possibly the most important of which is the wide knowledge of some individual people in the village, as well as written sources plus documents in various record offices.
The idea we came up with was to meet about twice a year in the Village Hall when somebody had something to show or talk about, and the ideal time might be autumn and winter – possibly January and the following October.
If you think you would be interested, could you rplease let me know so that we can produce a mailing list. I will also put a notice into the Link and onto the web so that I do not miss anybody out.
Please respond to Clare Cross (470566).
9 Jan 2012 MONDAY CIRCUIT TRAINING
We have re-started the Monday evening circuit training sessions in the Village Hall on Monday evenings between 6.30 and 7.30pm, but as a kind of do it yourself cooperative arrangement without an official trainer.
Let me know if you would like to join us it involves stretching, strength building and aerobic exercises and as you can go at your own pace you do not have to be at any particular standard to join in.
Note the circuit training will not take place when the Village Hall is required for Parish Council meetings (see Calendar)
We will need to assemble a few bits of kit so if you have a yoga mat, some weights, skipping ropes, a gym ball, stop watch or a whistle that would also be helpful but don't worry if you haven't, we will work something out!
Hiring the hall is 6 an hour, so the cost will be nominal.
Participation is at your own risk!
Contact Peter Brookes on 470589 or via email if you are interested in joining.
27 Jul 2010 MEDIEVAL JETON FIND

Paul Walker and Chris Wheeler of Trowbridge Metal Detecting Club recently found a rare medieval jeton in a Priston field.

The object is a 15th Century Medieval Jeton of France (maybe Charles VI 1380 – 1422 AD).

Jetons were used for early accountancy calculations, before the advent of arabic numerals and to cope with the complexity of multiple money types circulating  at any one time.  They were used on a board divided into rows and columns hence the expression "Exchequer" because of the resemblance to a chess board.
Click on the links below for:

(Thanks to Aylet Anderson for providing this information item.)
17 April 2010 PRISTON TELECOM?
Find out how villagers elsewhere in the UK have cooperated to provide 40MB Broadband to their homes.
Click here for details.
Click here for information on the I-Plate, which may enable you to improve broadband speeds, particularly if you have lots of internal phone extension wiring.
Click here to test your broadband speed.
7 Jan 2010 IS IT A RECORD?: from Aylet Anderson: Temperature according to our weather station is -11.3C at Brook Cottage at 8.15am. 
Updatefrom Aylet :My record is broken already. Jerry Haines said that the temp. gauge in his car this morning showed -13.5C!
Has anyone else in the village recorded more (or should it be less?!!).
If so contact us.
15 October 2008
ROZZIE'S RODENTS:
Holiday care for your little furry friends in my home.
 Rats, Hamsters, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Mice, Gerbils.
7.50 per cage, per week.
Weekends a possibility too. 
Ring for more information
01761 472702.
26 June 2008 OUR MILLENNIUM BOOK:  I have a small waiting list of people who would like to have a copy of Our Millennium Book. I know that some people bought multiple copies when it was printed. If anyone has surplus copies could they contact me, and I will pass the books on and refund their money. Please contact Aylet Anderson on 01761 470339 or email.
20 April 2008 GLOW-WORMS AT TWERTON: See the article on the Twerton web-site based on the page on the Priston web-site.  
17 May 2005
HISTORIC PARISH MAP:
In 1991 a landscape survey was carried out in Priston by the old County of Avon.  Apart from the very interesting booklet that they produced at this time, a map was commissioned based on the old Manorial maps of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth century.  It depicts the old field boundaries and field names in use at that time, present day housing is also shown.
The owners of the Parish, including their arms, the Granary, Bullford bridge and the Mill etc. are illustrated.
I have managed to arrange a reprint of this fascinating map, which when framed, is a real conversation piece.

The map measures 594mm x 841mm, in black and white, price 3.50.

Copies are available from Tim Hughes  Tel:  (01761)  470029
31 July 2004 HISTORY OF PRISTON POOR HOUSE AND SCHOOL: new 3rd edition now available. 22 pages illustrated with black & white photos. Click here for details.
20 January 2004 THE LOCAL CHANNEL is a company which provides local communities with free web-space. Priston has adopted its site on The Local Channel. For further information click here.