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Community Field Vandalism


On the evening/night of 15 March the Community Field had a visit from some individuals who decided that it would be a good idea to use the field as a pub and then to smash their empty bottles on the play equipment and against the wall of the 'block house'

This obviously…


Added by Sandra Jenkins on March 16, 2017 at 18:00 — 1 Comment


A Thanksgiving Service for Bryan will be held at St Michael's Church Pen Selwood on Thursday 23rd March at 2-30pm.

There will be time during the wake for anyone to stand up and say a few words or tell a short story.

The family have asked if anyone has any nice or amusing photographs of Bryan to lend.Can you please let Caroline have them before Wednesday 22nd. Please put your name on the back so that they can be returned.

Also if anyone has a cork pin board or any other…


Added by Sandra Jenkins on March 11, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Shaftesbury Hospital beds

Until 28th February 2017 we have a chance to object to the closure of beds in Shaftesbury Hospital and there is a on-line petition we can all sign if we do not want this to happen. The link is: If you follow the link you can go through the campaign website which explains how not to fall foul of the first question.

For those of you who do not know the Shaftesbury… Continue

Added by geoff parcell on February 26, 2017 at 19:51 — No Comments

Notes of the Broadband Meeting 17th February 2017

Notes of Village Broadband Meeting – Friday 17th February 2017 can be found in the Broadband label under the SERVICES menu.

Added by Tony Harrison on February 24, 2017 at 14:35 — No Comments

Are you interested in Pilates?


Would you be interested in joining a 

Pilates class in the Village Hall?

I am trying to gauge interest in the village and, if it is sufficient, getting one of the Scott Studio network (pilates training centre) to run a weekly class.  …


Added by Bruce Bower on February 20, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Broadband - Message from David Warburton MP

From: WARBURTON, David []

Sent: 19 February 2017 13:16


Cc: CARR, Netia <>

Subject: Re: Pen Selwood Community Meeting - Friday 17th February

Dear Tony,

I just wanted to drop you a very quick line to say thank you for organising, hosting and chairing the meeting on Friday so well.

I hope you agree that it was a very…


Added by Tony Harrison on February 20, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Broadband meeting 17th Feb 3pm

You'll find the BT Openreach proposed solution together with predicted speeds here.

Added by Admin on February 17, 2017 at 18:14 — No Comments

South Somerset residents help shape the future of the census

South Somerset has been specially selected as part of a large scale test of the census, run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

This is an exciting opportunity for local residents to help shape the census which will happen in 2021. Test day is 9 April 2017.

Randomly-selected households will…


Added by Admin on February 16, 2017 at 17:38 — No Comments

Bird Flu

Even small-scale poultry keepers must currently keep their birds under cover. The restrictions will be eased in some areas after February 28.

Added by Robert Backus on February 15, 2017 at 15:00 — 4 Comments

March Village Walk

The details of the next village walk have now been added.


Added by Jennifer Bower on February 10, 2017 at 11:54 — No Comments

Village walk

The walk on Thursday 9th February will be a short walk, the weather is miserable unlike last month. Jennifer

Added by Jennifer Bower on February 6, 2017 at 16:46 — No Comments

Pen Paper back issues

If you've misplaced your Pen Paper you can find it in the archive under Services > Pen Paper here

Added by Admin on January 21, 2017 at 16:20 — No Comments

Nordic Walking

If you'd like to try this sociable sport come along to a Nordic Walking taster session at 10:00 am on Tuesday 24th January.

Contact Helen Gilchrist for details 07745 413194 [].

Added by Admin on January 18, 2017 at 19:03 — No Comments

Man cut free from overturned car after crash near A303 in Penselwood near Wincanton

[From Somerset Live - see link below]

Fire crews cut a man free from his car in Penselwood, near Wincanton, and he was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

driver was left trapped in his car after it crashed into a fence and flipped over.

Two fire engines – one from Wincanton, Somerset, and one from Mere, Wiltshire – were sent to help after a crash was reported…


Added by Admin on January 17, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Opportunity to help the community

See this item in Requests & Offers

Added by Admin on January 14, 2017 at 11:21 — No Comments

Parish Council Planning meeting 20th January 7:30pm

See events for details.

Added by Admin on January 14, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Join us at PenArt!

PenArt is a small friendly art group who meet on Thursday afternoons 1.30 – 4.30 throughout the winter and spring in Pen Selwood Village Hall.…


Added by Admin on January 3, 2017 at 13:13 — No Comments

Yoga classes have moved to Mere - spaces available

Added by Admin on December 30, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

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