The community website for Pen Selwood
Local businesses are offering ways to get food. We are compiling a list you'll find it here and also by clicking on the Help on Coronavirus in Pen Selwood link. Let me know on email@example.com about any additions or changes. I will keep the page on the Help on Coronavirus in Pen Selwood link up to…Continue
Added by Admin on March 25, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments
PLEASE NOTE that this field is now CLOSED in line with government instructionsNo safety checks on the field or the equipment within the field will be carried out for the foreseeable future
DO NOT ENTER Further Details from 01747 840773
Added by Sandra Jenkins on March 24, 2020 at 15:30 — No Comments
Somerset County Council have advised that the GREEN bin collection service has been suspended until further notice.
Added by Jane A on March 24, 2020 at 9:00 — No Comments
We may try another walk in a couple of weeks time depending on Government advice/legislation.
Added by Mike & Sheila Carson on March 23, 2020 at 18:30 — No Comments
Added by Admin on March 22, 2020 at 10:27 — No Comments
I have signed up for Government updates by email as I find it’s getting harder to find the latest guidance.
Or you could save this link as a favourite which takes you to News and Communication…Continue
Added by geoff parcell on March 22, 2020 at 9:49 — No Comments
As my contribution to surviving Covid, I have set up a blog, Pen-Tales to carry short stories, poems and memoirs by Pen residents and their supporters which I hope will amuse. The link is
If you would like to offer contributions, preferably no more than around 3000 words, which will be published unedited, you can e-mail me either via the site or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Added by Adrian Carter on March 22, 2020 at 6:00 — No Comments
There is now a new Facebook Group for those on Facebook who would like to share pictures, thoughts or ideas with others in the village.
Added by Elizabeth Carter on March 20, 2020 at 10:44 — No Comments
We want to assure you that the church community remembers and prays for those who are in any kind of need.
Please call Rev Alison Way on 01963 33151 if you would like prayer or conversation. Do be in touch if you would like support.
Church services are postponed until we are otherwise advised. However, the church will be kept open as usual for personal prayer and reflection. See also Requests/Offers.
St Michael's Church, Pen Selwood
Added by Helen Marley on March 19, 2020 at 10:25 — No Comments
For reasons that need no further spelling out, the VE Party to be held on May 8th and which was advertised in the current Pen Paper, has been cancelled.
Added by Jane A on March 18, 2020 at 15:56 — No Comments
A lively crowd turned out for the village litter pick on the 14th of March. Fortunately we had lovely weather and retrieved quite a large amount of rubbish from the hedgerows and lanes. The worst area by far was the approach road into the village from the old A303 leading up to Underhill but in general there…Continue
Added by geoff parcell on March 18, 2020 at 11:30 — No Comments
Due to the latest Corona Virus advice the walk at Barford St Martin has been cancelled.
However, since exercise is still recommended it should be OK to walk, so long as we all keep 6 feet apart.
There will therefore be a group of us meeting outside the Village Hall at 10:30am on Monday for an impromptu unplanned walk.
Added by Mike & Sheila Carson on March 17, 2020 at 12:30 — No Comments
In the light of the latest government recommendations I am sorry to say that the Black Bin Café is now closed until such official advice changes.
Added by Jenny Steadman on March 17, 2020 at 10:49 — No Comments
The Parish Council has agreed that the village should have a way of supporting anyone who wants help and is either self-isolating or is ill with the Covid virus.Continue
Added by Admin on March 15, 2020 at 16:00 — No Comments
Due to Corona virus I regret to inform you that April's Pen Pub is cancelled.
Added by Robert Backus on March 12, 2020 at 23:07 — No Comments
Thank you to all who saved the sycamore tree - it still looks magnificent.
Maybe another sapling could be planted in the triangle? If the village thought the idea could work perhaps there could be a vote on what type of tree would be best.
Why I have posted this is because several people we have chatted to, have thought the same, our Sycamore will surely in years to come will need to have it's fate decided once again. So 2020 maybe a good year for a new young tree to start…Continue
Added by Gilly on February 7, 2020 at 16:00 — No Comments
It is such a shame to lose the top growth of the sycamore tree, this does seem a drastic reduction, although, if this is the only way we can save this historic tree, then what can we do? We will still have the magnificent trunk, and over time, the leaf canopy will grow and this old tree will become more symmetrical in shape. There will still be nooks and crannies for the jackdaws, who hopefully, will stay.
Thank you Pen Parish Council for keeping us informed, and for protecting the…Continue
Added by Naomi Warren on January 30, 2020 at 12:56 — No Comments
Work on the tree will be carried out next Thursday 6th February.