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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 geoff.parcell@gmail.com 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

Planning Meeting Monday 12th February 7pm

Meeting to discuss the following Planning Applications:

  • 18/00047/FUL Buildings at Pen House Farm, Underhill, Pen Selwood.  Change of use of part of barn to form wine storage facility.…

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Added by Admin on February 8, 2018 at 11:02 — No Comments

REMINDER: Notice of road closure from 5 Feb

click on link below

5 Feb 2018

Added by Admin on January 30, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Ringing in memory of Oswald and Betty Jenkins

We were approached again by John Jenkins, a long term supporter of our ringing, who asked us to ring in memory of his parents, Oswald and Betty Jenkins.  We did so at our practice last night and below is a link to one of the pieces that we rang.  

The Jenkins used to live in Chaffeymoor and worshipped in St Michael's.  John lives near San Francisco in California.

Charles Buckler (Tower Captain) and Bruce Bower (Correspondent)…

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Added by Bruce Bower on January 23, 2018 at 16:54 — No Comments

Housing Survey Results + Local Plan Consultation

Thank you to all who responded to the Parish Council's recent survey of views about housing development in Pen. All have been collated and can be found by clicking the link below or by going into the Parish Council section of this website.

Alongside is the Parish Council's response to South Somerset District Council's review of its Local Plan.

Housing Survey Results

Added by Jane A on January 16, 2018 at 11:22 — No Comments

Interested in Stargazing?

We are gearing up for the start of our 2018 special stargazing series. During each evening astronomer and Cranborne Chase AONB Dark Skies advisor Bob Mizon regales the audience with stories of the astronomical wonders above their heads, while the AONB’s director Linda Nunn details developments concerning the Cranborne Chase AONB’s bid for prestigious International Dark Sky Reserve status. Afterwards, the audience joins Bob and members of the Wessex Astronomical Society outside for a…

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Added by Admin on January 10, 2018 at 16:19 — No Comments

Dog owners beware

I have received a report today of a dog being poisoned, possibly by cannabis, up on the ridge in one of the lay-bys near the gallops. The dog is being treated but very nearly died. The owner will inform the police.
Jenny Steadman.

Added by Admin on December 18, 2017 at 20:19 — No Comments

Pen Pub Christmas Party & Carol singing

See poster here

Added by Admin on December 16, 2017 at 17:27 — No Comments

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!

Added by Admin on October 28, 2017 at 10:36 — No Comments

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

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