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Dear Councillors,

 Very sadly, due to weather and health I am unable to proceed with the maintenance and trees over hanging the highway as planned.

 I will keep you informed but I am aiming for new dates during the middle to end…


Added by Admin on January 3, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Black Bin Cafe cancelled 3rd Jan

Dear Everyone
this is to advise  you that due to illness it will not be possible to hold the Black Bin Cafe tomorrow morning, January 3rd.
We regret this,  but hopefully it will be open again on the 17th January at 10.30am

Added by Admin on January 2, 2014 at 15:25 — No Comments

New Year's Day Walk

Clear sky just now but the weather looks dreadful for tomorrow. The mince pies are being baked as I type so you are welcome for coffee and mince pies and the walking is optional! I'm happy to guide the (fool)hardy ones around on a brief one hour walk to wash away the cobwebs!

Happy Hogmanay

Added by geoff parcell on December 31, 2013 at 18:18 — No Comments

Moldrams Ground Ponds Update

STOP PRESS: Storm News - Recent storms brought down more than half a dozen trees on the reserve. SSDC have been informed. Most will be left to rot naturally and provide further wildlife habitats. Those considered dangerous, blocking pathways or damaging fences will be cleared.


After the recent volunteer day during which some pond vegetation was…


Added by Bernard Sullivan on December 27, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Christmas Party

Added by Admin on December 13, 2013 at 13:19 — No Comments

St Michael's Coffee Morning

Many thanks to those who organised and supported the Coffee Morning today and to Anne and Cliff Clark for hosting it.  All together we raised a terrific £475 for the Church.

Bruce Bower PCC Treasurer

Added by Bruce Bower on November 30, 2013 at 15:45 — No Comments



SSDC rangers and local volunteers met up on Monday 25th and had a great time improving the ponds for the our valued local wildlife. Click below to see the results!

Added by Bernard Sullivan on November 28, 2013 at 19:08 — No Comments

Allotment plots for rent

4 years ago the Pen Selwood Allotments became an ongoing concern at the picturesque site at Pitts Farm and continues to be a successful and steady Association. The tenants have been growing a variety of delicious vegetables, juicy fruits and beautiful flowers all for the kitchen table and hungry tummies!

Currently there is space available to rent and this is the perfect time to prepare and get stuck in for the following year. To rent a full plot for a year the cost is £37, a half is…


Added by Admin on November 24, 2013 at 10:43 — No Comments

Buffet Supper

Selwood Sport & Social club held their annual buffet supper on Sat 16 November at Pen House Farm by kind permission of Bill Hopkins and Janey. It was well supported and raised a magnificent  sum of £800 to be split equally between Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Cerebra, a charity set up to help children with brain related conditions and their families.

[from The Pen Paper]

Added by Admin on November 24, 2013 at 10:27 — 1 Comment

Selwood Sports and Social Club AGM

The Selwood Sports and Social Club held their AGM on Fri 8th Novemebr. The Chairman reports on another successful year and presented cheques to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Horse World, Medical Detection Dogs, West of England Greyhound Rescue, the Village Hall, the Community Field and churchyard upkeep.  A total of £6556 has been given away this year.

Rick Godley gave an enlightening and informative talk with beautiful slides of his experiences as a…


Added by Admin on November 24, 2013 at 10:23 — No Comments

Wincanton Youth Club

Somerset Rural Youth Project run a Youth Club in Wincanton on a Tuesday evening, supported by Wincanton Town Council.
If there is sufficient interest a route will be established for the CAT bus to pick up and drop off.



Added by Admin on November 22, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Bridge at Castle Cary open again after 5 months

See story

Added by Admin on November 21, 2013 at 12:02 — No Comments

Olive gets service award from British Legion for selling poppies

Poppy Appeal Service Awards 2013

Olive Moldram, our Poppy Appeal Volunteer in Pen Selwood, has now completed 35 years service. Sincere thanks go out to Olive and our Poppy sellers for all the hard work that has been done for us over many years.

For more read…


Added by Admin on November 4, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments

The remarkable real-life village of Pen Selwood

See here for an article of the follow up to Ferney - an interview with the author James Long

Added by geoff parcell on October 31, 2013 at 11:46 — No Comments

National Adoption Week - Time For a Story

Best-selling authors and famous local people are backing Somerset County Council’s campaign to recruit more adopters during National Adoption Week (4-10 November 2013).

Terry Pratchett and Sir Ranulph Fiennes are among those who have backed the ‘Time for a Story’ campaign by sharing their favourite memory of reading a children’s story with a loved one.

Sharing a great children’s book can create some of the most magical moments of both childhood and parenting. The ‘Time for… Continue

Added by geoff parcell on October 29, 2013 at 0:55 — No Comments

Wonderful News from Moldrams Ground

We have just had some great news with the sighting of a female Hazel Dormouse on the reserve. Check out the relevant page by following this link >

Added by Bernard Sullivan on October 14, 2013 at 17:19 — No Comments

Moldrams Ground Team Day

The next Moldrams Team Day will be on November 25th. The plan is to carry out a bit of tree work and also clear vegetation out of the ponds. If anyone would like to join us please meet at the lower field gate at approximately 11 am.  

Rachael, the SSDC ranger also asked me to pass on her sincere thanks to all the volunteers that helped to complete the bracken bash, which for the first time covered the entire reserve.…


Added by Bernard Sullivan on October 14, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Neighbourhood Watch

Several members have expressed concern about a young man (describing himself as having been a ‘bad boy’) trying to sell plastic goods door to door towards the end of last week.  There were several inconsistencies in his story and details of his name and van have been reported to the police.  The police have said they will get back to me.

In the meantime, you should take extra care over security.

Bruce Bower


Added by Bruce Bower on October 14, 2013 at 16:11 — No Comments

Bracken Bashing at Moldrams Ground

On Wednesday 4th, our group of volunteers, with the expert assistance from Orin our new junior member, had a very enjoyable morning bracken bashing at the reserve. It was a beautiful morning and we started at the top entrance and worked our way down through the reserve. By the time we had finished, almost the whole reserve had been completed. Bracken can easily take over a site and breaking the main stem is a good way to reduce its strength so it is less prolific the following year. We are…


Added by Bernard Sullivan on September 12, 2013 at 9:59 — No Comments

Oil Buying Group

Summer is over! Note that the next Oil Buying date is 16th Sept 2013. For details and other dates go to Oil Buying Group page under services.

Added by Admin on September 11, 2013 at 9:14 — No Comments

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