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Temporary Road Closure, Pear Ash Lane  9 July for 5 days




I am writing to inform you that Somerset County Council as the Highway Authority have received an application for the temporary closure of Pear Ash Lane from Wessex Water.

This road will be closed from 09th July 2018 and is expected to…


Added by Admin on June 19, 2018 at 21:00 — No Comments

SSARG Outing to Pen Selwood Saturday 16 June


Thank you all again for a really good day. It really was a fantastic demonstration of community spirit! The Pen Selwood History Society is a remarkable organisation!

I liked the way you had involved the owners of the different sites, and, not least, the clear engagement they all had with the history of their land.

And I certainly can't remember an outing where we have been entertained anything like as well: coffee and biscuits, a…


Added by Admin on June 18, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

Future of your Library - consultation ends 13 June

Anyone with an interest in Somerset’s libraries has one more month to take part in the County Council’s consultation on the future of its Library Service.

The consultation ends on Wednesday 13 June and more than 4,000 responses have been received so far.

Somerset County Council is keen for anyone yet to complete the questionnaire to go online at…


Added by geoff parcell on May 21, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Pen Selwood Community Association Coffee Morning

The Coffee Morning held on Saturday 19th May raised £505.58 for  PCA Funds and Local Charities 

Thank you to  everyone who donated cakes, plants, produce and  raffle prizes and to all who  supported the  event.

An even bigger thank you to Amy  McKee  and Paul  Shinar for allowing us to use the magnificent  house and gardens  at  Pen  House.

Added by Sandra Jenkins on May 20, 2018 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Celebrating 25 Years of the Bryan Young Community Field



Added by Tony Harrison on May 14, 2018 at 21:30 — No Comments

General Data Protection Regulations

If like me you have been inundated with messages about GDPR please find another simpler version for our website at

Added by Admin on May 8, 2018 at 14:57 — No Comments

St Michael's Church Jumble Sale

The jumble sale held on Saturday  14th  April  raised  £370 for Church  Funds.

Thank you to everyone who  donated cakes, produce, raffle prizes and jumble to make this  another  successful event

Heather Doe &  Sandra  Jenkins 

Added by Sandra Jenkins on April 30, 2018 at 17:55 — No Comments

Farewell to Rector

Nigel Feaver has been our Rector for 10 years. His final service will take place on Sunday 13th May commencing 6PM. This will be followed by drinks and light supper at Woodlands. Everyone is very welcome to come along and join in on this special occasion.
Jeremy Cox.

Added by geoff parcell on April 30, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Pen Selwood Tough 10k

Many thanks to all who helped to make the 2018 10k event yet another success.

With out the marshals, car park attendants, catering staff, sign erecters, water stop supervisors, timekeepers, admin staff, ambulance crew etc the event  would not  happen.

Ines Braun and the Gillingham  Trotters continue to support the event with their organisational skills

My thanks this year also goes to Karin Hurd for allowing us to use the only semi dry field in the village for car …


Added by Sandra Jenkins on April 16, 2018 at 9:40 — No Comments

White Elephant open for business

Added by Bruce Bower on April 15, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Village Tough 10K Run

Added by Tony Harrison on April 3, 2018 at 20:22 — No Comments

Walking pots

Coombe Head

Our rhubarb forcing pots have walked from our vegetable garden.  If anybody saw this happening, please let us know.

 They were doing their job and we need them for that and for sentimental reasons.

 Jennifer and Bruce Bower


Added by Bruce Bower on March 29, 2018 at 11:31 — No Comments


Competition click here

Added by Admin on March 19, 2018 at 15:17 — No Comments

Annual Parish Meeting change of date

Please note the Annual Parish meeting has been postponed and is now scheduled for 6:30 pm on 2 May before the AGM and regular PC meeting.

Parish Clerk

Added by geoff parcell on March 17, 2018 at 11:14 — No Comments

Snow pictures

Scroll down to see pictures of Pen in the snow. Please add yours or send them in so we have a record.


Added by Admin on March 4, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments


Pen Pub has been postponed till next Friday 9th March due to the weather. If you do venture out please be careful. Black ice has been…


Added by geoff parcell on March 2, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Contributions for Pen Paper by this Thursday 15 Feb

If you've not contributed before or have an idea for a story that would have general appeal in the village.......

Or if you have photos of village and country life you want to share......

Then don't be shy, contact Geoff on 814216, or and see your contribution in print.

If you want to see old issues you'll find them here.

Added by Admin on February 9, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

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