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The sycamore tree has been a very large part of my life.
No 1 Sycamore cottages was our family home for fifty five years until my mother died twelve years ago. We moved there from Chapel Lane in 1952 when I was thirteen years old.
Our children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces all played football, cricket and many other games under the tree. Picnics on the lawn beneath its shady boughs where all the family…Continue
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The Coffee Morning in aid of St Michael's Church held on the 30th November at Ballands House raised £540.35. A big thank you to all who helped, donated to the stalls and supported this event. Special thanks go to Jess and Clive for allowing us too use their home once again. Heather Doe
Added by Sandra Jenkins on November 30, 2019 at 20:30 — No Comments
Just to let everyone know that Flower has been found near Stella and Geoff's pond at Manor barn , very cold and hungry. Thank you to everyone who has been helping to look for her over the last few days.
Added by Sandra Jenkins on November 29, 2019 at 17:09 — No Comments
Missing since Tuesday 26th November. Black and White fluffy female cat called Flower
Please can everyone check their sheds, garages and outbuildings.
Contact Caroline & Neil Gorry on 01747840013 or 07941334284
if you have any further information.
Added by Sandra Jenkins on November 29, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments
Silton Surgery Doctors, Nurses, Admin Team, Partners, Children and Dogs aka ‘Silton Softies’ have completed this challenge today, Sunday 24th November 2019.
Raising money for The Royal British Legion who offer lifelong support to veterans, service men, women and their families.
Your donation will mean The Royal British Legion can continue to deliver this lifechanging support.
If you would like to make a donation you can drop it in to Silton Surgery or to Megan Tanner or…Continue
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Can the dog owner please contact the farmer, Charles Buckler. All dog owners please take…Continue
If you have something to contribute and want advice please contact Geoff Parcell 841216 or Jane Ashman 841481 or send to email@example.com.
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If anyone has got a nice digital photo of the Sycamore tree that they could email me I would be very grateful as this may help in our discussions with Highways, Woodland Trust and the AONB.
Are you interested in joining an Art Group? There are currently a few vacancies in the Silton Art Group. See http://penselwood.ning.com/page/art-1 for further information.
Added by Admin on October 17, 2019 at 21:52 — No Comments
The Parish Council are waiting for more information from Highways. We are also in contact with the AONB and the Ancient Tree Forum. As soon as we have more news we will let everyone in the village know. No work will be carried out on our Sycamore without more consultation.
Added by Jenny Steadman on October 17, 2019 at 9:57 — No Comments
I for one, would be very sorry to see the tree felled or cropped to a stump and would be happy to sign a petition to protect the tree, if the Parish Council have put together a petition?
Naomi Warren, The Granary.
Added by Naomi Warren on October 12, 2019 at 16:23 — No Comments
The tree has been identified as being diseased and Highways want either to fell it or reduce it to a monolith.
Unfortunately Highways did not consult with the Parish Council and the work was almost carried out.
The Parish Council are now working to see what other options might be available to save this significant and historical tree.
In the meantime signs have been put on the tree to make sure no work is carried out before…Continue
A service to celebrate the life of former resident Maggie Vlasto will be held on Friday 18 October 2019 at Motcombe Church at 12.30pm.
Added by Stella Parcell on October 11, 2019 at 11:07 — No Comments
There are laminated signs up around the tree the jackdaws sit in on the grass triangle near the church.
The signs say that no work is to be done to the tree without contacting the parish council.
Does anyone know what work is being talked about?
It is a beautiful tree with a rich village history.
I would be interested to know what is being talked about regarding this tree.
Naomi Warren, The Granary, Pen Selwood.…Continue
Added by Naomi Warren on October 10, 2019 at 21:30 — No Comments
On Sunday morning (6th Oct 2019) at approximately 10-30 am the two Staddle Stones were stolen from outside Pen Mill (the home of Roger & Rosemary Price). A white van was followed being driven slowly and suspiciously down Coombe Street to Pen Mill at about this time. The neighbour opposite saw a large white van parked outside the cottage but assumed it was a delivery driver. A white van was also seen travelling at speed along Bleak Street between 10-30 and 11-00. If anyone has further…Continue
Added by Sandra Jenkins on October 10, 2019 at 16:25 — No Comments
The dormouse boxes are being surveyed - Please come along and join in!
SSDC and the dormouse expert will be at Moldrams from 1 o'clock on Thursday 10th October. If you are able to join us, please call or email and let me know. 01747 841437 or firstname.lastname@example.org…Continue
Added by Alex Juckes on October 10, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments
Please come along and join in - everyone welcome!
SSDC and the dormouse expert will be at Moldrams Ground from 1pm onwards on Thurs 10th October. We should be finished by about 2.30pm. If you would like to join us, please do let me know. 01747 841437 or email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you.…Continue
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