The Village of Walton
[picture of 2017 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 two pubs, [one complete with skittle alley] a garage and an engineering company.
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] This years winning garden being 32 Main Street.
an Annual free Village Event & Meeting in May [in 2017 this will be on Friday 26th MAY last years event included a presentation by children from the local school and a showing of the historic Walton Village film]
and an annual Harvest Fair and Village Fun Day [in 2017 this will be on Saturday 9th 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]