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Gardening Club

The May newsletter is out with lots of good stuff for all whether you are a member of the Gardening Club or not. Go to the club news.  There's a wild flower quiz and a photographic competition you can have a go at.  

Karen Brooker

Added by Admin on May 1, 2020 at 19:30 — No Comments

Getting tested for COVID-19

The government has extended who can apply to get tested for COVID-19.See here.

Added by Admin on April 29, 2020 at 14:35 — No Comments

Pentertainment issue 2

Here's the second issue with answers to the anagrams etc.

Added by Admin on April 28, 2020 at 10:20 — No Comments

If you haven't used your car in a while

See the RAC advice on caring for your car during the lockdown

Added by Admin on April 26, 2020 at 13:39 — No Comments

Mental and emotional support

Today on the BBC News website Prince William and Stephen Fry open up about their own stress and anxiety during the current situation.  As the lockdown continues, many of us will be feeling stress and anxiety. It’s important to remember that although you may be isolated you are not alone. Pick up the phone and call a friend, neighbour or family. If you need to talk to someone Somerset Mindline 01823 276892 is available Monday-Friday 9am-11pm and Saturday and…


Added by Admin on April 17, 2020 at 10:45 — No Comments

Digging for Britain

During the lockdown Naomi Warren has taken the opportunity to dig an archaeological test pit in her garden. See how she got on and maybe you'd like to repeat this in your garden. It will be interesting to see the variation in finds between different parts of the village.

Here's what inspired her:

"I have always been interested in archaeology and history. My aunt was an archaeologist in the 1970s and 1980s and excavated many sites in Argyll, the Highlands and the Islands of…


Added by Admin on April 15, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments

Pentertainment Issue 1

Pentertainment Issue 1

Added by Admin on April 12, 2020 at 12:51 — No Comments

Happy Easter!

Added by Admin on April 12, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments

COVID 19 Support update

On 10th March the Parish Council agreed that the village should have a way of supporting anyone who wants help or is ill with the Covid 19 virus.

Since then we have been instructed to stay at home and only go outside for food, health reasons or work.  All events in the village have been cancelled for the foreseeable future and the Village Hall is closed. 



Added by Admin on April 7, 2020 at 10:00 — No Comments

Defibrillator back in service

The problem with the village defibrillator (in the Bleak Street telephone box) has been resolved and it is now back in place and in working order.

Jenny Steadman

Added by Jenny Steadman on April 5, 2020 at 15:30 — No Comments

Fancy a holiday from all this?

Go to the Coronavirus support page and click on Time for a Virtual Holiday to see live webcams from around the world from the BBC. I've just watched elephants at the watering hole live. It felt quite exciting!

Added by Admin on April 4, 2020 at 10:54 — No Comments

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

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