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History Society meetings

Nick Hoare will talk about “The History of Stourhead Woods” at 7:30pm on Wed May 17 at  Manor Barn. Please let me know if you are planning to attend so we can arrange the chairs and glasses.

Jenny Steadman will talk about "The Great Game.  Nineteenth Century British and Russian rivalry in Central Asia.” 7:30pm on Wed 7 June at Woodlands. Please let Jeremy know if you are planning to attend.…
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Added by geoff parcell on May 3, 2017 at 22:16 — No Comments

Pen Conservatives annual Salmon Lunch

Pen Conservatives annual Salmon Lunch will be at Pen Mill Farm on 18th June.

Tickets £15.00

Contact Peter FitzGerald on 01747 840895 or Annie Harvey on 01747 840438

Added by Admin on May 3, 2017 at 16:34 — No Comments

Pen Paper - June issue

Let me have your contributions for the Pen Paper by 15th May please.

Photos, news items, reports of recent events, upcoming events, general interest stories all welcome!

Geoff Parcell

Added by Admin on May 1, 2017 at 13:11 — No Comments

Rural Broadband Newsletter

Newsletter

Added by geoff parcell on April 12, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

JUMBLE SALE

 The Annual Jumble Sale on Saturday 25th March  raised £554.27 for St Michael's Church.

Thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes, jumble, white elephant , produce and cakes and to all the helpers on the day for making  this another successful event

Added by Sandra Jenkins on April 1, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

BT to be fined £42 million by Ofcom for breaching contracts with telecoms providers

BT to be fined £42 million by Ofcom for breaching contracts with telecoms providers https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/bt-to-be-fined-for-breaching-contracts

They will also have to pay out an estimated £300 million in compensation.

Added by geoff parcell on March 27, 2017 at 8:50 — No Comments

Village walks

The next 3 walks have been added to the diary.

Added by Jennifer Bower on March 24, 2017 at 13:28 — No Comments

The Critical Global Citizen

Added by Admin on March 24, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Community Field Vandalism

        HELP REQUIRED PLEASE

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…

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

BRYAN JOHN YOUNG FUNERAL SERVICE

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…

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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:http://saveourbeds.co.uk/fill-in-the-questionnaire/ 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?

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.  …

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

Broadband - Message from David Warburton MP

From: WARBURTON, David [mailto:david.warburton.mp@parliament.uk]

Sent: 19 February 2017 13:16

To: tonyharrison@ahhe.co.uk

Cc: CARR, Netia <netia.carr@parliament.uk>

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…

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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…

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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.
http://www.countrysmallholding.com/poultry/bird_flu_update_february_15_1_4891633

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.

Jennifer

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

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