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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 ‘ New’ Blackmore Vale has arrived.....

The first edition of The New Blackmore Vale paper came out today and I understand it is available through all the usual outlets on alternate Thursdays.  Local news in a new format, more colour and for now slimmer, I take it as a sign…


Posted by Stella Parcell on September 25, 2020 at 17:06

Post lock-down Pen Pub Night huge success

On the first Friday of the month, Pen Pub once again opened the doors of your Village Hall and welcomed villagers back after a 6 month lay-off in a new CV-19 aware format. With less seating possible inside, extra tables and chairs were placed…


Posted by Admin on September 10, 2020 at 18:41

Verity Ockenden at the British Athletics Championships Friday Sept 4th

Verity will be running tomorrow night at 9.05pm in the British Championship 5000m in Manchester.

BBC2 coverage ends at 9pm but video of the race should be on social media. The British Athletics website has given these instructions on …


Posted by Fiona MacKenzie on September 3, 2020 at 22:35 — 1 Comment

Ribbon of Light

On the cover of this issue of the Pen Paper is a photo by Robert Nutter of the 'Ribbon of Light' at Long Knoll. Those of you who have been driving towards Maiden Bradley may have been surprised by flashes of light on the hill.



Posted by geoff parcell on August 22, 2020 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Pen Paper is printed!

The Pen Paper has been printed and will shortly be distributed. For those who can't wait here is a story of life under COVID-19 to get started on.…


Posted by geoff parcell on August 19, 2020 at 11:26 — 1 Comment


Requests & Offers

Single bed to good home

We have a single divan bed, 6' x 3'. virtually never used.  Free to anyone who needs it.Call at Broad oak lodge, coombe street, 01747840301Continue

Started by Carole-Marie yesterday.

Returning to Pen - House to Rent requested 1 Reply

Some of you may remember me from our happy time at Pen Pits Cottage – mother of triplets (stars in Sarah FitzGerald’s church nativity), enthusiastic raffle seller. I’m looking again for a three/four bed house with a garden to rent. Something I can…Continue

Started by Admin. Last reply by Stella Parcell on Sunday.

Labour 1 Reply

Need some assistance in clearing of the garden at Greenholme.Moving felled timber, cutting out tree roots, digging and assorted heavy work.If anyone can give us a lead it would be much appreciated.AndrewContinue

Started by Andrew Hawkins. Last reply by Robert Backus Sep 22.

Hedge Laying 3 Replies

Hello allJust arrived in Penselwood at Greenholme, Pear Ash Lane.Have two small lengths of hedge to lay. Be grateful for any leads as to who may be able to help us out.AndrewContinue

Started by Andrew Hawkins. Last reply by Robert Backus Sep 22.

Raymond’s Farm

I’m wondering if anyone has any contact details for the owner of Raymond’s Farm please? Keen to get in touch.You can message me here or on my mobile 07958723719. Thanks so muchContinue

Started by SOPHIE BUCK Aug 29.

Looking to Buy 2 Replies

Hello EveryoneI posted back in April but just thought I'd put another one out incase things have changed for anyone.My family and I are currently renting the other side of Mere and are actively seeking to buy in the PenSelwood/Zeals/Gasper/Brewham…Continue

Started by SOPHIE BUCK. Last reply by SOPHIE BUCK Aug 29.


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