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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Shaftesbury Hospital beds

Until 28th February 2017 we have a chance to object to the closure of beds in Shaftesbury Hospital and there is a on-line petition we can all sign if we do not want this to happen. The link is: If you follow the link you can go through the campaign website which explains how not to fall foul of the first question.

For those of you who do not know the Shaftesbury… Continue

Posted by geoff parcell on February 26, 2017 at 19:51

Notes of the Broadband Meeting 17th February 2017

Notes of Village Broadband Meeting – Friday 17th February 2017 can be found in the Broadband label under the SERVICES menu.

Posted by Tony Harrison on February 24, 2017 at 14:35

Are you interested in Pilates?


Would you be interested in joining a 

Pilates class in the Village Hall?

I am trying to gauge interest in the village and, if it is sufficient, getting one of the Scott Studio network (pilates training centre) to run a weekly class.  …


Posted by Bruce Bower on February 20, 2017 at 15:30

Broadband - Message from David Warburton MP

From: WARBURTON, David []

Sent: 19 February 2017 13:16


Cc: CARR, Netia <>

Subject: Re: Pen Selwood Community Meeting - Friday 17th February

Dear Tony,

I just wanted to drop you a very quick line to say thank you for organising, hosting and chairing the meeting on Friday so well.

I hope you agree that it was a very…


Posted by Tony Harrison on February 20, 2017 at 12:00

Requests & Offers

Your photo of Pen in Spring

I'm looking for a photo representing Pen Selwood in the Spring to go on the cover of the next Pen Paper. It doesn't have to be technically perfect just good enough to print. email your effort to by 15 FebGeoffContinue

Started by Admin Jan 21.

Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator

The village needs a Neighbourhood Watch coordinator to ensure everyone is informed if there are local issues to be aware of. This important task should only take a limited amount of your time and email lists and website links already exist. Please contact Andrew Jenkins to show interest and get more information.[email or call 840773]Continue

Started by Admin Jan 14.

Hazel the cat returns! 1 Reply

Thank you all for your concern, but Hazel returned safely at 1am on Friday morning after ten days away. She is extremely tired, jolly hungry and very pleased to be home, but otherwise in fairly good shape. It remains a mystery where she has been, but we feel that she has travelled a long way!Continue

Started by Rosalind Atherton. Last reply by Admin Dec 18, 2016.

Black & Whire cat found in Pen

'Have come across this cat in my shed.No collar and a little threatful although is eating. ( Penselwood)'This was posted on Facebook last night by Rebecca Sharp.Continue

Started by Megan Tanner Nov 24, 2016.



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