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Quartet - Bourton film night 12 March

If you don't already have a ticket then you won't get in. It is a sell out. Buy early for next film -Skyfall

Added by Admin on March 11, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Parish Council meeting - 11th March

You'll find the agenda here and previous minutes here.

Public welcome.

Added by Admin on March 5, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Arthritis scam



Be wary of phone callers targeting the elderly and enquiring if the householder suffers from arthritis. They will offer to visit you and demonstrate something that can help with the pain. A local female resident received such a call recently from a very plausible female caller which was then followed up by a male caller asking if the lady was on her own.

Please decline any visits…


Added by Bruce Bower on February 21, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Oil tank security

A message from Neighbourhood Watch - please note there has been a rise in theft of fuel from fuel tanks on properties in the rural community in parts of Somerset.  It is evident that some fuel tanks have not been secured.  Please remind those with fuel tanks to check their security and to report all suspicious activity/vehicles to the police on 101.

Other NW information is under the NW section of the Services tab.

Added by Bruce Bower on February 12, 2013 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

2011 Census

For those who love statistics, the analysis of census data at parish level is now available.

Here are some graphs.  For those who prefer the official numbers see…


Added by Admin on February 9, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

Vulnerable Somerset residents get warmer homes

Free insulation as Warm Streets returns  

All installations need to be completed by the end of March 2013, so spread the word quickly if you know somebody who would benefit.

Somerset residents have the opportunity to improve their home for free, thanks to the re-launch of the Warm Streets scheme. Residents aged over 60 or in receipt of benefits can potentially get both cavity wall and loft insulation installed for free (subject…


Added by Admin on February 5, 2013 at 18:20 — No Comments

Temporary close of footpath WN 21/16 in the parish of Penselwood from 15th Feb

Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:26:25


We are having to close the above mentioned footpath so that works can be carries out on the culvert and for the removal of a boardwalk as this causes a danger to the public.  I have attached a copy of the notice which will appear on site…


Added by geoff parcell on January 28, 2013 at 19:18 — No Comments

Submission of the South Somerset Local Plan 2006-2028

Local District Plan available for viewing online and at Yeovil.

Dear Sir/Madam  

Submission of the South Somerset Local Plan 2006-2028

I am writing to inform you that on 21st January 2013 South Somerset District Council submitted the South Somerset Local Plan 2006-2028 to the Secretary of State. All comments received in response to the…

Added by geoff parcell on January 28, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

Highways. Winter update


Highways Winter Update 8.30am 23 Jan 2013

Rain preceding the snow yesterday afternoon meant we could not pretreat the network and had to wait for the snow to start to fall. Any salt put down in advance would have just washed off the highway. The timing could not have been worse as the heavy snow arrived at rush hour as people were trying to get home and as they got into difficulty it hampered the gritters…


Added by geoff parcell on January 23, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Neighbourhood Watch

Please find attached to this message the latest edition of the Police Newsletter for your information. 


We would be grateful if you could forward the document to your members.Paper copies of this document can be…


Added by Bruce Bower on January 14, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Who lived on Pen Ridge?

Jonathan Cox has been doing some research into who lived on Pen Ridge. Read his initial Research here.

Added by geoff parcell on January 9, 2013 at 17:54 — No Comments

Neighbourhood Watch


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Visits to the Force Service Centre will continue this year - dates available so far are: 5, 19 March, 2 and 11 April, 7 and 21 May 2013.  They will all be evening visits from 6pm at Police Headquarters, Portishead and will give an opportunity to see the work of the staff who take general calls, those who take urgent calls and those who despatch staff to incidents.  Please book…


Added by Bruce Bower on January 9, 2013 at 11:21 — No Comments

Green Routine 2013

I am getting in touch to ask for your assistance in bringing Green Routine 2013 to the attention of your parish council and parishioners as they can play a key role in the big Somerset campaign of 2013 that is taking action on waste.

Green Routine 2013 is a year-long campaign to help people in your area minimise waste, save money and have fun developing positive…


Added by geoff parcell on December 18, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

CAT Bus Service for Pen

South Somerset Community Accessible Transport (aka the CAT Bus)

The scheme operates a door-to-door service for people who live in villages without public transport, or who live in towns but are unable to use normal bus services. We are based in Wincanton (in the Balsam Centre) and respond to individual member’s requests. All minibuses are fully accessible for those with mobility…


Added by Bruce Bower on December 6, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Neighbourhood Watch - break ins

There have been two recent incidents in Hadspen and Castle  Cary where sheds/garages/outbuildings have been broken into. The thieves are  working at night and are using a jemmy and bolt cutters to force doors and cut  padlocks. It would appear that they are looking for  power and garden tools and  other portable items that they can then sell on for cash. Please review your shed/garage security, especially if you are in a remote location, and ensure good quality padlocks and hasps are fitted.…


Added by Bruce Bower on December 6, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments

Coffee morning

Many thanks to those who organised and supported the Coffee Morning today and to Jess and Clive Simpson-Gee for hosting it. All together we raised a much needed £355 for the Church.

Bruce Bower,…


Added by Bruce Bower on December 1, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Melville Family Funds supports two more local charities

As you know, the PCC uses the money left by Jill Melville to support local charities and has recently started to support two on a regular basis.

The first is the Growing Space in Wincanton.  The Growing Space uses an innovative approach through horticulture to help a wide range of people in our area who are experiencing a range of challenges and problems. Nick Truman the manager said:-

“This gift is a real life saver for us and ensures we can continue not only to look after our…


Added by Bruce Bower on November 28, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Bell ringing outing

On Friday 9th November, we had our third bell ringing outing.  We visited three different churches (South Cadbury, Maperton and Horsington) which while they were all 6 bell ground floor rings, were all rather different bells to ring.  Moving to a strange tower can be difficult but we achieved good standard of ringing in all three towers; including one where the bells were half muffled in preparation for Remembrance Sunday.  Half muffling sounds very good but the demands on the…


Added by Bruce Bower on November 28, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

The Pen Paper

The December issue has just been delivered.

Added by geoff parcell on November 28, 2012 at 11:52 — No Comments

Barn Owl at Moldram's Ground

Read about the newly installed Barn Owl Box at Moldram's…

Added by geoff parcell on November 26, 2012 at 13:44 — No Comments

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