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The Village Defibrillator has developed a fault which we are trying to get resolved. In the meantime it is unuseable and has been removed from the telephone box.
The nearest alternative is at Bourton Garage.
I will post an update as soon as the problem is fixed.
Added by Jenny Steadman on April 1, 2020 at 11:16 — No Comments
Sorry, Just Joking! I thought it was time to raise morale and check that plenty of people were reading notices on the website.
Thanks for all your comments and emails, I enjoyed them. Please remember to stand at least 2 metres away when you throw something in my direction : )
Given the increased number of people taking daily exercise and the need to maintain at least two metres…Continue
Public Health England has published new online guidance setting out principles to follow to help people to manage their mental health during this difficult time, such as:
Added by Admin on March 30, 2020 at 10:29 — No Comments
I've updated the food and food deliveries list thanks to your inputs. You'll find the latest on the Help on Coronavirus page. Keep the information coming in on Facebook, Whats App or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Admin on March 30, 2020 at 10:15 — No Comments
We are fortunate to be able to use the woods around our homes. The Stourhead Western Estate allows us to use permissive paths through the woods. Permits are needed to ride in the woods and Nick Hoare asked us not to come to the estate with a horse box or cycle carrier at present. He has asked that those using the woods obey the spirit and the letter of the Government restrictions on activity in public.
Whether your daily form of exercise is walking, running, riding…Continue
Added by Admin on March 29, 2020 at 12:28 — No Comments
today we parked the car just passed pen ridge house on the right hand side of the road to walk the dogs in the woods on a circular walk . To our utter amazement we were greeted with a wltshire police notice yes i did say wiltshire questioning why we were there.On phoning the wiltshire police , i was met with varying excusses from the telephone staff including that we should not be driving to the other side of the village to walk the dogs ,that all the forces cooperated so that is the…Continue
Message from Avon & Somerset Police
Please find attached an information pack of three documents, containing advice about ransomware, phishing, working from home and online fraud. These are the most prevalent attacks that the UK police forces are seeing right now due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Added by Admin on March 28, 2020 at 17:28 — No Comments
Added by Admin on March 27, 2020 at 14:34 — No Comments
Local businesses are offering ways to get food. We are compiling a list you'll find it here and also by clicking on the Help on Coronavirus in Pen Selwood link. Let me know on email@example.com about any additions or changes. I will keep the page on the Help on Coronavirus in Pen Selwood link up to…Continue
Added by Admin on March 25, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments
PLEASE NOTE that this field is now CLOSED in line with government instructionsNo safety checks on the field or the equipment within the field will be carried out for the foreseeable future
DO NOT ENTER Further Details from 01747 840773
Added by Sandra Jenkins on March 24, 2020 at 15:30 — No Comments
Somerset County Council have advised that the GREEN bin collection service has been suspended until further notice.
Added by Jane A on March 24, 2020 at 9:00 — No Comments
We may try another walk in a couple of weeks time depending on Government advice/legislation.
Added by Mike & Sheila Carson on March 23, 2020 at 18:30 — No Comments
Added by Admin on March 22, 2020 at 10:27 — No Comments
I have signed up for Government updates by email as I find it’s getting harder to find the latest guidance.
Or you could save this link as a favourite which takes you to News and Communication…Continue
Added by geoff parcell on March 22, 2020 at 9:49 — No Comments
As my contribution to surviving Covid, I have set up a blog, Pen-Tales to carry short stories, poems and memoirs by Pen residents and their supporters which I hope will amuse. The link is
If you would like to offer contributions, preferably no more than around 3000 words, which will be published unedited, you can e-mail me either via the site or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Added by Adrian Carter on March 22, 2020 at 6:00 — No Comments
There is now a new Facebook Group for those on Facebook who would like to share pictures, thoughts or ideas with others in the village.
Added by Elizabeth Carter on March 20, 2020 at 10:44 — No Comments
We want to assure you that the church community remembers and prays for those who are in any kind of need.
Please call Rev Alison Way on 01963 33151 if you would like prayer or conversation. Do be in touch if you would like support.
Church services are postponed until we are otherwise advised. However, the church will be kept open as usual for personal prayer and reflection. See also Requests/Offers.
St Michael's Church, Pen Selwood
Added by Helen Marley on March 19, 2020 at 10:25 — No Comments
For reasons that need no further spelling out, the VE Party to be held on May 8th and which was advertised in the current Pen Paper, has been cancelled.
Added by Jane A on March 18, 2020 at 15:56 — No Comments
A lively crowd turned out for the village litter pick on the 14th of March. Fortunately we had lovely weather and retrieved quite a large amount of rubbish from the hedgerows and lanes. The worst area by far was the approach road into the village from the old A303 leading up to Underhill but in general there…Continue
Added by geoff parcell on March 18, 2020 at 11:30 — No Comments
Due to the latest Corona Virus advice the walk at Barford St Martin has been cancelled.
However, since exercise is still recommended it should be OK to walk, so long as we all keep 6 feet apart.
There will therefore be a group of us meeting outside the Village Hall at 10:30am on Monday for an impromptu unplanned walk.
Added by Mike & Sheila Carson on March 17, 2020 at 12:30 — No Comments