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Post lock-down Pen Pub Night huge success

On the first Friday of the month, Pen Pub once again opened the doors of your Village Hall and welcomed villagers back after a 6 month lay-off in a new CV-19 aware format. With less seating possible inside, extra tables and chairs were placed outside and the side door used to serve people watching the sun set. The indoor layout was significantly changed to facilitate social distancing with some subtle reminders of CV-19 guidance in evidence along with extra hand sanitiser stations provided…


Added by Admin on September 10, 2020 at 18:41 — No Comments

COVID-19 data for Somerset

Click here for charts

Added by Admin on July 18, 2020 at 13:06 — No Comments


Issue 5 is out!

Added by Admin on July 16, 2020 at 18:30 — No Comments

No water!

we have no water in Pen this morning around area of Church and the Green.  Wessex Water have confirmed there is a burst mains in the area. I’m not sure if it extends to the whole of the village but they will notify affected households.

Added by Admin on July 1, 2020 at 8:37 — 1 Comment

Pentertainment 4

You'll find it here.

Added by Admin on June 23, 2020 at 17:30 — No Comments

What do you think of Pentertainment?

The 4th issue of Pentertainment is currently being prepared for distribution. We’d like to know: Do you read them? Do you like them? Do you want more? On the other hand if you think they are no longer necessary as we come out of lockdown let us know.  Please give some feedback via comments to this or by contacting Adrian Carter, the…

Added by Admin on June 19, 2020 at 20:04 — 1 Comment

NHS Test & Trace - beware of fraudulent calls

If the NHS test and trace service contacts you, the service will use text messages, email or phone.

All texts or emails will ask you to sign into the NHS test and trace contact-tracing website.

If NHS test and trace calls you by phone, the service will be using a single phone number: 0300 013 5000.

All information you provide to the NHS test and trace service is held in strict confidence…


Added by Admin on June 19, 2020 at 16:22 — No Comments

Unlocking lockdown

From 13 June and then from 15 June changes in the rules apply. See government statement here.

If you are weighing up the risks then remember there are three key factors that determine risk of exposure: proximity to people; duration of exposure; and how confined the environment is. The…


Added by Admin on June 12, 2020 at 8:54 — No Comments

Plant Swap

The Plant Swap is now up and running outside the door of the Village Hall. Did your seeds fail to germinate? Did you forget to water them?

There's a collection of surplus plants for you to chose from. Take what you need and swap with surplus ones if you have…


Added by Admin on June 3, 2020 at 13:39 — No Comments

Coming out of lockdown from 1st June

What you can and can't do…


Added by Admin on June 1, 2020 at 16:00 — No Comments

Pentertainment Issue 3

Just what you've been waiting for, issue 3 of Pentertainment and the answers to the sports quiz.

Added by Admin on May 16, 2020 at 14:12 — No Comments

Latest Information and Guidance on Coronavirus

Somerset County Council have set out the most recent information in a way that will guide you to what you want to know, with links to the various Government documents.

Added by Admin on May 13, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments

Recycling sites reopening/ Green bin collection restarts  See restrictions.

Frome site will open on 11 May.   Castle Cary site will open on 26 May

Garden waste (Green bins) will be collected from week commencing 11 May

Added by Admin on May 7, 2020 at 10:30 — No Comments

How other rural communities are dealing with COVID-19

Read here

Added by Admin on May 6, 2020 at 9:20 — No Comments

Parish Council meeting

The Parish Council meeting on May 13th  will be held as a virtual meeting at 3pm.  The agenda is published on Parish Council page and any questions to the Parish Council should be emailed to the clerk this week. Due to the circumstances this meeting will not be open to the public, a situation which we intend to remedy. Under the guidelines there will be no AGM or Village meeting this year.

Added by Admin on May 5, 2020 at 9:59 — No Comments

Want to chat to someone?

Added by Admin on May 4, 2020 at 10:16 — No Comments

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

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