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Alison's boat wins first place to Freemantle

https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/news/article/unicef-achieves-maiden-podium

"I never quite envisaged that anything I undertook in my Sixties would require me using a rope ladder to access it.…

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Added by Admin on November 26, 2017 at 23:00 — No Comments

Broadband meetings

You'll find the Presentation on this page.Broadband

See comments below for links to case studies and other info.

Added by Admin on November 21, 2017 at 17:00 — 3 Comments

Parish Council Housing Survey

The Parish Council wants your views about possible future housing development in Pen Selwood to help inform our responses to South Somerset District Council's (our local housing authority) consultations.

The link below will take you through to a brief on line survey and we hope you will spare a couple of minutes to complete it.

Housing Questionnaire

Added by Jane A on November 17, 2017 at 17:38 — No Comments

Pen Selwood Community Association AGM : Escape from Sorata

Pen Selwood Community Association AGM

17th November 2017 at 19:30 in the Village Hall

Come and find out about Pen Selwood Community Association at its AGM followed by a talk by Ian Steadman

Escape from Sorata

How Ian and Jenny Steadman got held hostage in Sorata, Bolivia in 2003…

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Added by Tony Harrison on November 14, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Can you help us please?

PEN  SELWOOD  ALLOTMENT  ASSOCIATION

Can you spare an hour to help us?

Saturday 18 November between 10.00 – 14.00…

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Added by Stella Parcell on November 5, 2017 at 23:47 — No Comments

Pen Paper

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 communicate with other residents what has been happening in your club, committee and hamlet along with any…
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Added by Admin on November 2, 2017 at 21:06 — No Comments

Clipper Round the World race update

 Alison sets off across the Southern Ocean from Cape Town tomorrow. Wish her well!

Here's her latest dairy entry http://clipperroundtheworld.com/crew-diary/unicef/race-2-day-14-punta-del-este-to-cape-town4

Added by Admin on October 30, 2017 at 22:41 — No Comments

The Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award - Rob Backus

Awarded to an individual member of a helicopter crew, a complete crew or the crews of multiple helicopters, for an act of outstanding courage or devotion to duty in the course of land or sea search and rescue operations.

On 26 Oct 2017 the crew of HM Coastguard Rescue 912 Humberside Captain Peter Mackenzie-Brown (Commander), Senior First Officer Rob Backus (Co-pilot), Winch Operator Paul Bramley and Winchman/Medic Kate Willoughby were presented with the award at a…

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Added by Admin on October 28, 2017 at 13:55 — 1 Comment

Wheels Down!

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What are our options for banking?

What are our options now all the banks in Wincanton have closed?

http://www.wincantonwindow.co.uk/what-is-up-with-banking-in-wincanton.htm

Added by Admin on October 18, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Sizing of pictures in Events

If you have been having problems viewing the pictures in Events at the right size, try cleaning the cache (ie clearing history) and cookies. I contacted Ning and it worked for me. Thanks Ning support.

Added by geoff parcell on October 12, 2017 at 19:29 — No Comments

Bridge in the Village Hall

Added by Bruce Bower on October 2, 2017 at 12:42 — No Comments

Clipper Round the World Race

Our very own Alison Purseglove aka Alison Ryan is on the crew of the Clipper "UNICEF". She has signed up to circumnavigate the globe. Unicef has completed the first leg and the crew are currently restocking in Punta Del Este, Uruguay. They set off again on 4 October across the South Atlantic to Cape…

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Added by Admin on October 1, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Talk 'Benjamin Franklin in London' Tuesday 24 October 2017

Stourton & Kilmington WI are having an open meeting with a talk by George Goodwin, historian & author based on the British Life of American's Founding Father.  

Benjamin Franklin, statesman, diplomat, writer, important inventor and much more, lived in London for more than one-fifth of his life.  He dined with prime ministers, members of parliament, even kings. Member of the Royal Society and with an interesting mix of friends he was a long time loyal British royalist before…

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Added by Stella Parcell on September 30, 2017 at 17:04 — No Comments

Rare access granted to Longleat’s old deer park for Ancient Tree Forum walk

LONGLEAT isn’t just famous for its lions - it also boasts some of the grandest ancient oak trees in the British Isles. The Wessex Ancient Tree Forum (ATF) has been granted rare access to the old deer park – an area not usually open to the general public – and is hosting a walk on Friday 20 October which will take in Longleat’s many ancient and veteran trees from the Medieval period. These are survivors of the ancient Selwood Forest that bordered the estate. In fact, Longleat boasts the only…

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Added by Admin on September 22, 2017 at 12:04 — No Comments

Sad news

I am sorry to have to tell you that Dorothy Young (who used to live in Highfield in Coombe Street) has just died; she passed away very peacefully.  She is to be cremated at Yeovil Crematorium (Bunford Lane, Yeovil BA20 2EJ) on Thursday 28th September at 1:20pm.

Bruce Bower

Added by Bruce Bower on September 18, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Work Party at Pen Selwood Allotments

Jim Ebner and myself are holding a work party on Saturday to clear the site in readiness for returning the site to pasture. If you have any time available to give us a hand, please see the details in the Events listing. You'd be welcome to salvage any unwanted fruit bushes etc...

Added by Stella Parcell on September 15, 2017 at 11:01 — No Comments

Coffee morning result

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to our coffee and cake morning in aid of World Horse Welfare. We raised an amazing £245.39.

The winner of the quiz was Lorna Collins. If anyone would like a copy of the answers please contact Pat Cuthbert or Carol Nutter.

Added by geoff parcell on September 15, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

A303 Tunnel at Stonehenge confirmed

See BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-41227359





Details here…

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Added by geoff parcell on September 12, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

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