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Want to improve your digital skills?

I don’t think there’s a single one of us that doesn’t need to improve their digital skills, Whether it’s writing emails, using social media apps or getting to grips with spreadsheets.  “But I don’t have time just now” is the usual excuse.

There hasn’t been a better time or opportunity to pick up some skills which will benefit you now and when the lockdown is lifted. See the range of opportunities from the Dept for Education   …

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Added by geoff parcell on May 15, 2020 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Government updates

I have signed up for Government updates by email as I find it’s getting harder to find the latest guidance.

You can sign up here https://www.gov.uk/email-signup?link=/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Or you could save this link as a favourite which takes you to News and Communication…

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Added by geoff parcell on March 22, 2020 at 9:49 — No Comments

Litter pick

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…

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Added by geoff parcell on March 18, 2020 at 11:30 — No Comments

Lost iPhone

Hi

my daughter dropped her iPhone along Marsh Lane today. If you have found one please call me on 841216

Thanks

Geoff

Added by geoff parcell on December 28, 2019 at 16:54 — 2 Comments

Waste & Recycling over Christmas

See changes here

Added by geoff parcell on December 19, 2019 at 21:52 — No Comments

Pen Paper deadline is 15 November

If you have something to contribute and want advice please contact Geoff Parcell 841216 or Jane Ashman 841481 or send to ourpenselwood@gmail.com.

Thanks

Added by geoff parcell on November 5, 2019 at 12:11 — No Comments

Bottle stall

Many thanks to all of you who so very kindly provided bottles for the Fete bottle stall.
We made the magnificent sum of £593, so well done all of you providers and buyers of tickets!
It was our first year at the Fete and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.  Many thanks again.  Carole and Michael from Broad oak lodge.

Added by geoff parcell on August 29, 2019 at 13:07 — No Comments

Fibre broadband

People are already getting connected. Give a thumbs up or a comment to respond to this news item so people can see progress around the village.

Geoff

Added by geoff parcell on July 9, 2019 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

Fibre broadband update

 You may have seen Wessex Internet busy around the village recently. Yes it’s really happening!

See these videos for how they are going about it.

How we install full fibre: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQRsD1Bec4U

Mini Garden Mole Plough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gnA4Kcm010

They are currently installing the main network and will…

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Added by geoff parcell on June 28, 2019 at 15:56 — No Comments

Make it easy to find the Penselwood website

3 Simple Steps to Create a Shortcut to a Website

The following steps will guide you through the process of creating a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE).

1) Resize your Web browser so you can see the browser and your desktop in the same screen.

2) Left click the icon located to the left side of the address bar. This is where you see the full URL to the website.

3)…

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Added by geoff parcell on May 11, 2019 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Check progress on Fibre broadband here

http://www.wessexinternet.com/community-schemes/penselwood/

Register your interest if you haven’t already done so.

Added by geoff parcell on May 6, 2019 at 14:30 — No Comments

Pen Paper

If you have any contributions for the next issue please get them to me by 15th May. New contributors welcome. Do you have a news item, notice of forthcoming event, or story of interest to residents you wish to share?

Geoff

geoff.parcell@gmail.com

841216

Added by geoff parcell on May 6, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

Jumble Sale in aid of church funds 30 March

Start clearing your house now! See events for details.

Sandra & Heather

Added by geoff parcell on March 1, 2019 at 15:50 — No Comments

Update on improved Broadband in Pen

Wessex Internet have had plans for a community scheme in Pen Selwood confirmed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and  can claim the £3000 vouchers for the SME’s and £500 residential vouchers. 

This scheme will provide the option of Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) and is aimed at small businesses, though when the fibre is installed residential properties…

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Added by geoff parcell on January 5, 2019 at 11:49 — No Comments

Carol Singing

Carol Singing on Friday 21 December starts outside "Highfield", Coombe Street at 6:30pm, finishing at the sycamore tree by the village hall at 7:30ish. 

Bring a torch. Various treats en-route.

Added by geoff parcell on December 21, 2018 at 18:11 — No Comments

Family Carol and Nativity Service

St Michael's Church Pen Selwood
Sunday 16th December 4PM
 
Everyone Welcome. Join us for mulled wine and mince pies after the Service.

Added by geoff parcell on December 14, 2018 at 13:36 — No Comments

Church Coffee Morning

The coffee morning in aid of St. Michael's Church held on the 24th November at Ballands House, raised the sum of £483.15. A big thank you to all of you who helped, attended and supported it and especially to Sandra Jenkins for co-ordinating it on my behalf.
Heather Doe

Added by geoff parcell on December 2, 2018 at 11:56 — No Comments

Theft from car - time to tighten up your security

A car parked outside the field where the parking takes place for the Fete was broken into this morning.  Belinda, Franey Matthews daughter left a handbag on the passenger seat.  10 minutes after she parked and was working a little way off with a pony, she heard her car alarm trigger and when she had sorted the pony came back to find the near side passenger window had been smashed and her bag snatched.  Fortunately it had nothing of value in it so she’s hoping it will be dumped…

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Added by geoff parcell on August 20, 2018 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

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