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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 Ground

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

Ash Dieback disease

Want to know more about Ash Dieback disease. Read what Somerset Wildlife Trust has to say.

Added by geoff parcell on November 17, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Health Walks

Find out about health walks here.

Added by geoff parcell on September 18, 2012 at 20:09 — No Comments

A sequel to Ferney

For those of you who enjoyed "Ferney" a fiction based in Pen Selwood, the sequel is coming out later this month. The author James Long continues the story in "The Lives She Left Behind".

Added by geoff parcell on September 18, 2012 at 11:28 — 1 Comment

Jubilee celebrations

Here are some pictures from the village celebrations.

Added by geoff parcell on June 2, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

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