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This morning I walked my dogs through the village, between Underhill and Long Lane I picked up over 30 bottles which were strewn along the roadside.  I appreciate that some may have been blown out of the recycling  vehicle but not all and especially not along Long Lane.

I have lived in the village for nearly four years and I have noticed that the litter problem is getting worse.  Litter I know is a problem everywhere but Pen Selwood is our bit of England let us all try and keep it…


Added by Rita Walder Capron on April 9, 2013 at 13:35 — No Comments

Village walk

We had a very successful dog friendly walk on Saturday 5th April - a good length (1.5 hours) and a good route; here are the happy walkers back at the church. 

The next walk is on Saturday 20th April at 10.30am starting at the Village…


Added by Bruce Bower on April 7, 2013 at 18:58 — No Comments

Magical Moldrams - photos

It was a cold but sunny day when a large group from the village had a Walk and Talk around Moldram's Ground given by Rachael Whaites, the Countryside Ranger.  We learned about the endangered species seen there - dormice, barn owls, greater crested newts and slow worms.

We left with a much greater understanding of the nature on our own doorstep.…


Added by Admin on April 2, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Vacancy on the Parish Council.

A vacancy has occurred on the Parish Council. Please see the public notice here.

Added by Admin on March 28, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

Another Music Quiz results

Thank you all very much for supporting Another Music Quiz on Saturday.
Judging by the noise level, heckling, singing and bar sales it seemed most people had a good time.
Congratulations to the Super Troupers on winning and many thanks to Kevin for putting together such a great quiz.

Added by Admin on March 25, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Moldram's Ground volunteering - 26th March

On Tuesday (tomorrow) from 10 am, Rachael Whaites and her team from SSDC will be doing some work at Moldram's Ground and would appreciate some help from us. The plan is to clear some brash down by the lower pond and also to level up the approach to the bird hide. …

Added by Admin on March 22, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin in Wincanton is reopening soon as a traditional cider house.

Added by Admin on March 22, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Refuse and Recycling dates at Easter

You'll find Easter and other bank holiday changed days at Bank Holiday changes

Added by Admin on March 13, 2013 at 10:17 — No Comments

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


F015 09012012 Beat FN004, Tower

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

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