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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Volunteers for Moldrams Ground Nature Reserve needed

Rachael Whaites, the South Somerset Ranger whose team of staff and volunteers make regular visits to Moldrams Ground Nature Reserve, are looking for volunteers from the parish to help maintain and enhance the reserve. They will be visiting the Black Bin cafe on 12th February, to coincide with their next working party.…


Posted by Bernard Sullivan on February 5, 2016 at 20:49

Pen Selwood website usage in 2015

I've been tracking usage during 2015. On average more than 460 pages are viewed each week. 

There is a spike just before the local Parish elections after a page was put up describing the candidates. The website was busier than normal during July before the Fete and Show, and also views to the page for the Horse & Dog show, which unfortunately was cancelled due to lack of an available site.

If we focus on a single normal month, October then we have…


Posted by Admin on January 20, 2016 at 18:00

Searching on Google - beyond the simple request

Here is a good article from the Guardian sharing ten tips for homing in on what you want to find.

Posted by Admin on January 17, 2016 at 21:51

Requests & Offers


I'd be interested to know of others' experiences of broadband in the village lately. Here at The Granary, we've had up and down coverage. Lately, however, I notice that the UPLOAD speed has trebled. Downloads have stabilised at around the same they were when we moved in - so no increase, but equally, no significant degradation as was the case late last year.I cannot account for the upload increase, but for me it's welcome. It also suggests some sort of change in the infrastructure. Which may…Continue

Started by Andrew Warren on Wednesday.

Writers' group

I was talking with Jeff Lee at the café last Friday, and he suggested that we might form a writing group that could perhaps meet up from time to time, or perhaps more regularly. No real idea as to the format, so that's up for discussion. I know there are a few folks in Pen writing books at the moment, so this could be a useful way of getting the creative juices flowing.If anyone is interested, maybe post here?Andy WarrenContinue

Started by Andrew Warren Jan 20.

'Flop' DOG Found

Pleased to report 'FLOP' naughty dog found at Stavordale this morning..... thank you BelindaContinue

Started by Belinda Heal Jan 19.

Missing Dog

Our 16 year old collie named 'Flop' sent missing in Pen Woods/Stavordale Woods yesterday 18th Jan. She is wearing a florescent dog jacket. Please call 07971955436 if you have seen her or heard that anyone else has seen her. She is deaf but very adorable.  Belinda HealContinue

Started by Belinda Heal Jan 19.



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