The Village

Pen Selwood parish is situated at the meeting point of 3 counties, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, to the north east of Wincanton and is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as an area rich in history[Click here]. Its residents enjoy the peace and quiet and the stunning views from the ridge over the Blackmore Vale to Glastonbury Tor and beyond.

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The Beacon for the Queen's 90th Birthday on 21 April

Many people celebrated around the beacon  on top of Beacon Hill on 21 April. A collection was taken for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

Here is…


Posted by Admin on May 28, 2016 at 14:10

Rural broadband 'by request only'

Do we need to get together and request faster broadband connections?

FASTER broadband connections will not be automatically rolled out to isolated rural areas, the government has confirmed.  Instead, rural homes and businesses will have to request connections – a process which could involve a four-year wait.

Read on…


Posted by geoff parcell on May 23, 2016 at 11:16

Pen Selwood Flower and Produce Show

Its on 6 August 2016.

You will find the show schedule and entry form here

Posted by geoff parcell on May 18, 2016 at 13:15

Route 60+

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team aims to reduce the number of casualties on the county’s roads through a programme of education, training and publicity.

Route 60+ is one of our most popular presentations and is run for older drivers.

The presentation addresses not only how vehicles have developed over the years, but also how our own driving skills and habits may have changed; it then addresses how we can go about updating those skills.

Driving provides independence…


Posted by geoff parcell on May 14, 2016 at 8:00

Requests & Offers

Expensive parcel delivered by Amazon Courier

A parcel delivered by Amazon has been received and signed for by a female in Penselwood, claiming to be me and signing my name at 12.45 on Monday 23rd May. Amazon are investigating the Van gps which will find the property. Could the person that has received the parcel please drop it off at my house Encie Farm, Pen Selwood, BA9 8LB to avoid amazon's investigations into fraud. Thank you Belinda HealContinue

Started by Belinda Heal on Wednesday.

Tomato plants for sale

Renee Bridger is selling Picolo tomato plants which were donated for the coffee morning. She has been given 75 to sell. They are outside her gateAll proceeds are going to the village party.Continue

Started by geoff parcell May 16.

1st July 1916 / 2016 2 Replies

I was thinking I might go along to the church war memorial at 7:30 am and blow a WW1 whistle three times to commemorate the start of the Battle of the Somme. If you're interested in coming along, post here.AndyContinue

Started by Andrew Warren. Last reply by Andrew Warren May 16.

Photos of last years Village Show

Did you take photos inside the church of last years exhibits? I could use one for the next edition of the Pen Paper.No fee but credit given.Continue

Started by geoff parcell May 16.



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