The community website for Pen Selwood
We currently have a vacancy for a new Parish Councillor if you are interested please click on the link below and follow the instructions for applying.
Telephone: 01747 840773
Sandra and I have lived in Pen Selwood since April 1975 having moved here when we got married. All three of our children were born and brought up in the village.
I have taught in a successful local Comprehensive School for 30 years and have been a member of the Parish Council for 28 years. I am a holding trustee for the Village Hall and am also on the Village Hall Committee, Community Field Committee and, have for a number of years, been vice chairman of the Selwood Sports and Social Club. In 1996 I compiled the book Pen to Paper Memories of Pen Selwood by Vi Hocking and am, at present, putting together the life story of a very prominent past member of our community.
Telephone: 01747 841481
I have lived in Pen with my partner Richard since June 2009 having moved here from Bristol. I have also lived in small villages in Cheshire and North Wales in the past. A social worker by profession my working life has been variously in Liverpool, North Wales, Bristol and Bath and at all levels, frontline to Director. I am currently a Non-Executive Director of an NHS Foundation Acute & Community Trust which takes up 5/6 days a month but am otherwise retired from full time employment.
Since coming to the village I have enjoyed getting involved in the really positive life and activities that go on here. I became involved in developing the community plan, from which I have been delighted to see that a number of new community activities that arose from it are still thriving. I regularly help with the Black Bin Cafe and of course the annual fete. I can often be spotted walking the many wonderful footpaths we have with our 3 lively vizsla dogs.
I joined the Parish Council in May 2013 and take the lead for any employment issues that arise in our responsibilities for employing the Parish Clerk. I am also the Parish Council Representative on the Penselwood Community Association. I try to input positively to the modest contribution the Parish Council can make to village life, but I recognise the biggest contribution comes from its residents. My aim therefore, is for the Parish Council to facilitate what you want from our village.
Telephone: 01747 840895
I practiced as a solicitor for 45 years and I find my legal background is often helpful in parish matters.
My interests are the countryside, horses, walking, reading and the arts. My wife Sarah is a keen gardener and garden historian. I have three grown up daughters.
I am chairman and trustee of two major charities, one for assisting phobias and OCDs and the other for educating urban children about countryside matters. I organise the Blackmore Vale hedge-laying competition. I am currently walking to Rome by weekly stages. I am also writing a book about Nathaniel Ireson, the Wincanton architect.
Helen Stenson info to follow
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Ian Steadman info to follow
Clerk Mrs Anne Tuck
Telephone: 01935 850632 mob 07538502812
Merryfield, Camel Street, Marston Magna, Yeovil, Somerset. BA22 8DD