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photos of the Sycamore tree

If anyone has got a nice digital photo of the Sycamore tree that they could email me I would be very grateful as this may help in our discussions with Highways, Woodland Trust and the AONB.

Jenny Steadman.

Added by Jenny Steadman on October 18, 2019 at 14:09 — 1 Comment

Art Group

Are you interested in joining an Art Group? There are currently a few vacancies in the Silton Art Group. See for further information.

Added by Admin on October 17, 2019 at 21:52 — No Comments

The Sycamore Tree


The Parish Council are waiting for more information from Highways. We are also in contact with the AONB and the Ancient Tree Forum.  As soon as we have more news we will let everyone in the village know. No work will be carried out on our Sycamore without more consultation.

Jenny Steadman

Added by Jenny Steadman on October 17, 2019 at 9:57 — No Comments

Call My Bluff

Added by Tony Harrison on October 15, 2019 at 9:16 — No Comments

Jackdaw Tree / Sycamore Tree near the Church

I for one, would be very sorry to see the tree felled or cropped to a stump and would be happy to sign a petition to protect the tree, if the Parish Council have put together a petition?

Naomi Warren, The Granary.

Added by Naomi Warren on October 12, 2019 at 16:23 — No Comments

The Sycamore Tree by the church

The tree has been identified as being diseased and Highways want either to fell it or reduce it to a monolith.

Unfortunately Highways did not consult with the Parish Council and the work was almost carried out.

The Parish Council are now working to see what other options might be available to save this significant and historical tree.

In the meantime signs have been put on the tree to make sure no work is carried out before…


Added by Admin on October 11, 2019 at 15:19 — 4 Comments

Celebration of the life of Maggie Vlasto

A service to celebrate the life of former resident Maggie Vlasto will be held on Friday 18 October 2019 at Motcombe Church at 12.30pm.

Added by Stella Parcell on October 11, 2019 at 11:07 — No Comments

Jackdaw Tree near the Church

There are laminated signs up around the tree the jackdaws sit in on the grass triangle near the church.

The signs say that no work is to be done to the tree without contacting the parish council.

Does anyone know what work is being talked about?

It is a beautiful tree with a rich village history. 

I would be interested to know what is being talked about regarding this tree.

Naomi Warren, The Granary, Pen Selwood.…


Added by Naomi Warren on October 10, 2019 at 21:30 — No Comments

Theft from Pen Mill

On Sunday morning (6th Oct 2019) at approximately 10-30 am the two Staddle Stones were stolen from outside Pen Mill (the home of  Roger & Rosemary Price). A white van was followed being driven slowly and suspiciously down Coombe Street to Pen Mill at about this time. The neighbour opposite saw a large white van parked outside the cottage but assumed it was a  delivery driver. A white van was also seen travelling at speed along Bleak Street between 10-30 and 11-00. If anyone has further…


Added by Sandra Jenkins on October 10, 2019 at 16:25 — No Comments

Autumn Dormouse Survey - Moldrams Ground - this Thurs at 1pm

The dormouse boxes are being surveyed - Please come along and join in!

SSDC and the dormouse expert will be at Moldrams from 1 o'clock on Thursday 10th October.  If you are able to join us, please call or email and let me know. 01747 841437 or…


Added by Alex Juckes on October 10, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments

Autumn Dormouse Survey - Moldrams Ground - this Thurs at 1pm

Please come along and join in - everyone welcome!

SSDC and the dormouse expert will be at Moldrams Ground from 1pm onwards on Thurs 10th October.  We should be finished by about 2.30pm.  If you would like to join us, please do let me know. 01747 841437 or  We look forward to seeing you.…


Added by Alex Juckes on October 7, 2019 at 11:57 — No Comments

Ringing for those killed in World War I

Ringing for those killed in World War I

On Wednesday 16th October at 11:00 am, we will ring the bells, half muffled, in memory of Gunner Fred Meatyard. 

This is the 100th anniversary of his…


Added by Bruce Bower on October 1, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

UK’s largest Balloon Festival - at Longleat 13 - 15 September 2019

In case you missed the two massed flights of Hot Air Balloons over Pen today, you may have a chance to see them again over the weekend. 150 balloons are taking part.  More details are available on the Longleat website. Tickets for tomorrow are SOLD OUT but some are available for Sunday. They are expecting ‘perfect’ conditions for tomorrow morning’s launch which starts at 7am.....  There is also an evening event.

Added by Stella Parcell on September 13, 2019 at 21:48 — No Comments

Bottle stall

Many thanks to all of you who so very kindly provided bottles for the Fete bottle stall.
We made the magnificent sum of £593, so well done all of you providers and buyers of tickets!
It was our first year at the Fete and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.  Many thanks again.  Carole and Michael from Broad oak lodge.

Added by geoff parcell on August 29, 2019 at 13:07 — No Comments

Cranborne Chase Newsletter


Added by Admin on August 27, 2019 at 10:17 — 1 Comment

Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support will be held in the Village  Hall on Sat 28 September 10:30 till 12:00.

Donations for the Raffle,  Cake Stall and Bring and Buy would be much appreciated.

Further details from Elaine Coffin 01963 31833 or Sandra Jenkins 01747 840773

Added by Admin on August 16, 2019 at 16:35 — No Comments

Fete Teas in the Village Hall 2019.

Another amazing Fete..... and a wonderful array of sandwiches and cakes of all kinds  were generously donated yet again by so many people in the village. I am amazed every year to see the tables heaving with such goodies. Thank you all so very much.

Many thanks to Helen ,who arranges the rota of servers for all these cakes and sandwiches. It is quite a task.  The long queue for teas started at 12.30 pm and there was no pause until 3.15pm! Richard ,who was on the till, did not come up…


Added by Rosemary Price on August 8, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments


Last weekend’s fete and show were great as an event, wonderful community spirit and observable enjoyment by all who came.

The preliminary financial results too are excellent; there will be £6,200 net for the Church and the Pen Selwood Community Association, which is a significant amount.  The draft detail is set out below; the figures may change as this tidied up. If you…


Added by Admin on August 5, 2019 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Pen Selwood Flower & Produce Show

If you have mislaid your delivered copies or cannot find the schedule or entry forms for the Show on this website just call Ian on 841041 or Richard on 841481 or email and we will gladly send them out to you.

The new display boards are going up today so lots and lots of space for all your lovely entries.

Added by ian steadman on July 31, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments

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