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. 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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Sheriff of Somerset

Lucy Nelson shared her experiences of being the High Sheriff of Somerset at the recent Sports and Social Club AGM. She wore her full regalia and exhibited her swords.…


Posted by Admin on November 23, 2015 at 12:06

Generosity extended.

Firstly a big thank you to all the villagers who have passed on commiserations at the loss(stolen) of my favourite wheelbarrow.

You will be pleased to know that I have overcome the sad loss, bounced back and placed more apples at the bottom of the drive. They are very tasty cookers.

You may be interested to know that a couple of years ago someone visited Woodlands to photograph the two apple trees, as he was writing a book on 'Apple Trees in Somerset'. He reckoned that our…


Posted by Bruce Bower on November 11, 2015 at 18:18

Generosity Rewarded

We have had a bumper crop of apples this year and for this reason I have placed a barrow load of cookers at the bottom of our drive for people to help themselves. Imagine my surprise when this morning I saw the apples lying in the road and no wheel barrow. It had been stolen overnight. Of course we never know who comes in and out of our village but how disappointing that a minor gift of generosity should be abused in such a way.

Jeremy Cox.

Posted by Bruce Bower on November 4, 2015 at 12:38

December Pen Paper - contributions by 15 November please

Hi All

I hope you enjoyed the last edition of the Pen Paper. Let me know what you liked about last issue and what you think would improve the next one.
The December issue of The Pen Paper is due to be published and distributed by the end of November. This is a community newspaper so take the opportunity to…

Posted by Admin on November 1, 2015 at 9:00

Requests & Offers

Plumber for simple job

Downstairs loo won't flush. Something in the cistern broken. I know as much about mending toilets as I do about most other DIY - i.e. nothing. Anyone know anyone that knows more than I do? A professional would be preferred.Continue

Started by Andrew Warren Nov 12.

Missing - Fete Sign Boards 4 Replies

I am wondering if any thoughtful person took down one of three 'missing' Boards displaying the date of our recent Fete? One is reputed to have been removed by a Zeals resident on the Zeals route into the Village.One has disappeared from the Chaffeymoor entrance, and one from the left hand side traveling uphill in Coombe Street. If anyone has them, could they please advise Richard Gething 841481 - he kindly constructed a new set last year or myself 841216. Thanks. StellaContinue

Started by Stella Parcell. Last reply by Bernard Sullivan Nov 7.

Little Mains Generator

Is there anyone in the village who owns a small petrol mains generator that I could borrow for a few days? Rick Godley and I are installing lights inside the Sports Field Blockhouse in preparation for the supply of mains electricity that has been approved. It would be easier if we can borrow a small generator to power lights (which I have) to see what we are doing and a mains drill (which Rick has) rather than relying on torches and battery drills.We will be starting in the week beginning 16…Continue

Started by Robin Cuthbert Nov 5.

Dog Poo Appeal

Hello Pen and other readers,I wonder if you could assist? Several local dairy farmers asked Bourton Footpath Liasion officers' assistance several months ago to help reduce the incidence of dog poo left on fields crossed by public footpaths. Many such fields are used either directly or indirectly to provide cattle feed, and there is the possibility of an infection spreading to pregnant cows. To this end, we produced and posted a number of explanatory leaflets on relevant fingerposts. Sadly, all…Continue

Started by Bernard Sullivan Nov 4.


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