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Digging for Britain

During the lockdown Naomi Warren has taken the opportunity to dig an archaeological test pit in her garden. See how she got on and maybe you'd like to repeat this in your garden. It will be interesting to see the variation in finds between different parts of the village.

Here's what inspired her:

"I have always been interested in archaeology and history. My aunt was an archaeologist in the 1970s and 1980s and excavated many sites in Argyll, the Highlands and the Islands of…


Added by Admin on April 15, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments

Pentertainment Issue 1

Pentertainment Issue 1

Added by Admin on April 12, 2020 at 12:51 — No Comments

Happy Easter!

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

COVID 19 Support update

On 10th March the Parish Council agreed that the village should have a way of supporting anyone who wants help or is ill with the Covid 19 virus.

Since then we have been instructed to stay at home and only go outside for food, health reasons or work.  All events in the village have been cancelled for the foreseeable future and the Village Hall is closed. 



Added by Admin on April 7, 2020 at 10:00 — No Comments

Fancy a holiday from all this?

Go to the Coronavirus support page and click on Time for a Virtual Holiday to see live webcams from around the world from the BBC. I've just watched elephants at the watering hole live. It felt quite exciting!

Added by Admin on April 4, 2020 at 10:54 — No Comments

Pear Ash loop rule


Sorry, Just Joking! I thought it was time to raise morale and check that plenty of people were reading notices on the website.

Thanks for all your comments and emails, I enjoyed them. Please remember to stand at least 2 metres away when you throw something in my direction : )


Given the increased number of people taking daily exercise and the need to maintain at least two metres…


Added by Admin on March 31, 2020 at 12:30 — 12 Comments

Are you stressed or anxious during the current pandemic?

Public Health England has published new online guidance setting out principles to follow to help people to manage their mental health during this difficult time, such as:

  • maintaining contact with friends and family via telephone and video calls, or social media…

Added by Admin on March 30, 2020 at 10:29 — No Comments

Local food

I've updated the food and food deliveries list thanks to your inputs. You'll find the latest on the Help on Coronavirus page.  Keep the information coming in on Facebook, Whats App or to


Added by Admin on March 30, 2020 at 10:15 — No Comments

Access to Stourhead Western Estate

We are fortunate to be able to use the woods around our homes. The Stourhead Western Estate allows us to use permissive paths through the woods. Permits are needed to ride in the woods and Nick Hoare asked us not to come to the estate with a horse box or cycle carrier at present. He has asked that those using the woods obey the spirit and the letter of the Government restrictions on activity in public. 

Whether your daily form of exercise is walking, running, riding…


Added by Admin on March 29, 2020 at 12:28 — No Comments

Risks when using your computer

Message from Avon & Somerset Police 

Please find attached an information pack of three documents, containing advice about ransomware, phishing, working from home and online fraud. These are the most prevalent attacks that the UK police forces are seeing right now due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The documents include a quick reference guide, a presentation and a written information document, which are meant to be read together side by side, but the written…

Added by Admin on March 28, 2020 at 17:28 — No Comments

Struggling to get Food?

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 about any additions or changes. I will keep the page on the Help on Coronavirus in Pen Selwood link up to…


Added by Admin on March 25, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments

The Village Hall is CLOSED till further notice.


Added by Admin on March 22, 2020 at 10:27 — No Comments

COVID 19 Coronavirus

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. 

It would be very helpful if anyone who is self-isolating or has been diagnosed with the virus could either contact us themselves…


Added by Admin on March 15, 2020 at 16:00 — No Comments

The sycamore tree

The sycamore tree has been a very large part of my life.

No 1 Sycamore cottages was our family home for fifty five years until my mother died twelve years ago.  We moved there from Chapel Lane in 1952 when I was thirteen years old.

Our children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces  all played football, cricket and many other games under the tree. Picnics on the lawn beneath its shady boughs where all the family…


Added by Admin on December 4, 2019 at 13:25 — No Comments

Finding Courage to Face the Climate Crisis

Added by Admin on November 18, 2019 at 18:10 — No Comments

Dog owners be aware!

Yesterday at Bleak Farm a young breeding ewe was killed through the action of an irresponsible dog owner. As well as losing a young breeding ewe and her potential lamb it caused some distress.

Can the dog owner please contact the farmer, Charles Buckler. All dog owners please take…


Added by Admin on November 13, 2019 at 11:04 — 1 Comment

Art Group

Are you interested in joining an Art Group? There are currently a few vacancies in the Silton Art Group. See for further information.

Added by Admin on October 17, 2019 at 21:52 — No Comments

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