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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

Celebrating 25 Years of the Bryan Young Community Field

Added by Tony Harrison on March 8, 2018 at 12:00 — 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

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.…


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)…


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…


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

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