March 2020 Blog Posts (23)

Pear Ash loop rule


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…


Added by Admin on March 31, 2020 at 12:30 — 12 Comments

Are you stressed or anxious during the current pandemic?

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:

  • maintaining contact with friends and family via telephone and video calls, or social media…

Added by Admin on March 30, 2020 at 10:29 — No Comments

Local food

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


Added by Admin on March 30, 2020 at 10:15 — No Comments

Access to Stourhead Western Estate

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…


Added by Admin on March 29, 2020 at 12:28 — No Comments

corona virus

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…


Added by cynthia banks on March 28, 2020 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Risks when using your computer

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.

The documents include a quick reference guide, a presentation and a written information document, which are meant to be read together side by side, but the written…

Added by Admin on March 28, 2020 at 17:28 — No Comments

Struggling to get Food?

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 about any additions or changes. I will keep the page on the Help on Coronavirus in Pen Selwood link up to…


Added by Admin on March 25, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments

The Bryan Young Community Field

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

Garden Waste Collection (green bins)

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

Village Walk

This month's Village Walk went well despite the Corona Virus.  We all kept 6 feet apart.

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

The Village Hall is CLOSED till further notice.


Added by Admin on March 22, 2020 at 10:27 — No Comments

Government updates

I have signed up for Government updates by email as I find it’s getting harder to find the latest guidance.

You can sign up here

Or you could save this link as a favourite which takes you to News and Communication…


Added by geoff parcell on March 22, 2020 at 9:49 — No Comments

Tales to Carry You Through Covid

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

I plan…


Added by Adrian Carter on March 22, 2020 at 6:00 — No Comments

Penselwood Friends

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

Are you feeling anxious because of the coronavirus?

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

VE 75th Anniversary Party May 8th

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

Litter pick

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…


Added by geoff parcell on March 18, 2020 at 11:30 — No Comments

Village Walk Update

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

Black Bin Cafe closure

In the light of the latest government recommendations I am sorry to say that the Black Bin Café is now closed until such official advice changes.

Jenny Steadman

Added by Jenny Steadman on March 17, 2020 at 10:49 — No Comments

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