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Added by Admin on February 24, 2021 at 14:00 — No Comments

Pen Selwood Community Association Annual General Meeting - 24 February

The PCA AGM this year will be held virtually by Zoom without the usual guest speaker at 5pm on Wed 24th February 2021

If you plan to attend please contact Jane Ashman at for a meeting invitation.…


Added by Admin on February 24, 2021 at 11:58 — 1 Comment

Funeral of Captain Sir Tom Moore

The Church bells will be rung for the first time in almost a year for the Funeral of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Listen out at noon on Saturday 27th February when the tenor bell will be rung 100…

Added by Admin on February 24, 2021 at 11:54 — No Comments

Wild swimming for Imkaan

Getting bored in lockdown? Well, Georgia Meaden has decided to wild swim everyday till lockdown ends to raise money for Imkaan. If you want to learn more or even donate go to Georgia's Gofundme page.  Even Dad couldn't help getting in…


Added by Admin on February 12, 2021 at 15:30 — 4 Comments

Litter Pick on 13 March

Can you believe it was a year ago when we did the village litter pick!! This was our first attempt at social distancing - 6 to a table, rubber gloves for the servers.  Well under current restrictions we can’t meet up like we did last year but we can still pick litter in our family groups.

This time you will need to provide everything you need…


Added by Admin on February 8, 2021 at 11:11 — No Comments

Recycling: Early collections from next week

Changes made necessary by current crisis.

  • 6am starts for collections, rather than 7am
  • We will not immediately return for some missed collections
  • A wide range of safety measures and options are already in place for collection crews and depot staff.


Added by Admin on January 29, 2021 at 16:27 — No Comments

Zoe Covid study - your chance to contribute to help understand the epidemic

Some people in the village have already signed to the Zoe Covid research project where people across the country report how they feel, if they have been tested for Covid and more recently if they have been vaccinated. The idea is to report daily even if you are feeling well.  The study is a joint effort between health science company, Zoe and King's College…


Added by Admin on January 16, 2021 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Vaccination for COVID-19

Here's what the current process is. You will be contacted by the NHS. Wait to be contacted. You will need to be registered with a GP surgery. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.…


Added by Admin on January 8, 2021 at 13:00 — No Comments

Government rules from 5 January


Added by Admin on January 4, 2021 at 22:02 — No Comments

A Christmas Greeting from St Michael's Church

A message and prayers from Rev Alison Way, on behalf of St Michael's Church Pen Selwood.

At home worship resources…


Added by Admin on December 23, 2020 at 19:30 — No Comments

Village Hall repairs

If you are out and about look out for the new bell tower on the Village Hall. The jackdaws will be pleased with their new home!

From this:

To this:…


Added by Admin on December 21, 2020 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Wild mink - be careful with your pets

Roy Stone spotted a wild mink in his garden in Coombe Street yesterday.

He believes they can be vicious and dangerous to pet dogs and chickens.

Be aware.

Added by Admin on December 19, 2020 at 12:45 — No Comments

Sale of Calendars

I have today paid £332 into the PCA account, being the profit from sale of calendars. We plan to distribute this equally to the 4 nominated charities - Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, CAT bus, RNLI and MIND. 

Added by Admin on December 14, 2020 at 13:31 — 1 Comment

Church Services this Christmas

Added by Admin on December 7, 2020 at 14:16 — No Comments

Confused about the rules under Tier 2?

We’ve now moved from lockdown to Tier 2. What are the rules?

See Government guidance here

Added by Admin on December 2, 2020 at 11:00 — No Comments

Pen Selwood Calendar for sale


£12 each or 2 for £20. Envelopes for posting +£1

All profits to PCA charities. Photos from the covers of the Pen Paper.

Contact Geoff 841216 or to…


Added by Admin on November 24, 2020 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership

Are you a local person with a broad range of interests?  Are you actively involved in the local community? Do you want to help the area as a whole and the needs of the communities living within and around Cranborne Chase and the Chalke Valley? If you’ve answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions then we need your help.

The Community Stakeholder Group is an important part of the Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership governance, and will…


Added by Admin on November 21, 2020 at 10:58 — No Comments

The Gillingham Seed, Plant & Potato Fair

Benefit from purchasing top quality garden items - seeds, potato tubers, onion and shallot sets, garlic and fruit trees and bushes, Christmas gifts and garden items with a 15% discount.  

Our fantastic Partners, Pennard Plants (RHS Master Growers 2019) will also donate a percentage of all their takings attributed to our Event to our chosen good cause - in 2021 that will be GillShed CIC.

Check out our website for all the details - including the code that gets that 15%…


Added by Admin on November 20, 2020 at 16:25 — No Comments

Bird Flu

Note: Avian influenza is unconnected with coronavirus (COVID-19).

Public Health England advises that the risk to the public’s health is very low. The Food Standards Agency has said that on the basis of the current scientific evidence, avian influenzas pose a very low food safety risk for UK consumers.

If you keep poultry (including gamebirds or pet birds) or other captive birds, you must act now to reduce the risk of disease in your flock by following the relevant biosecurity…


Added by Admin on November 19, 2020 at 14:30 — No Comments

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