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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…


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.

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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…


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

Future of your Library - consultation ends 13 June

Anyone with an interest in Somerset’s libraries has one more month to take part in the County Council’s consultation on the future of its Library Service.

The consultation ends on Wednesday 13 June and more than 4,000 responses have been received so far.

Somerset County Council is keen for anyone yet to complete the questionnaire to go online at…


Added by geoff parcell on May 21, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Farewell to Rector

Nigel Feaver has been our Rector for 10 years. His final service will take place on Sunday 13th May commencing 6PM. This will be followed by drinks and light supper at Woodlands. Everyone is very welcome to come along and join in on this special occasion.
Jeremy Cox.

Added by geoff parcell on April 30, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Annual Parish Meeting change of date

Please note the Annual Parish meeting has been postponed and is now scheduled for 6:30 pm on 2 May before the AGM and regular PC meeting.

Parish Clerk

Added by geoff parcell on March 17, 2018 at 11:14 — No Comments


Pen Pub has been postponed till next Friday 9th March due to the weather. If you do venture out please be careful. Black ice has been…


Added by geoff parcell on March 2, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Sizing of pictures in Events

If you have been having problems viewing the pictures in Events at the right size, try cleaning the cache (ie clearing history) and cookies. I contacted Ning and it worked for me. Thanks Ning support.

Added by geoff parcell on October 12, 2017 at 19:29 — No Comments

Coffee morning result

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to our coffee and cake morning in aid of World Horse Welfare. We raised an amazing £245.39.

The winner of the quiz was Lorna Collins. If anyone would like a copy of the answers please contact Pat Cuthbert or Carol Nutter.

Added by geoff parcell on September 15, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

A303 Tunnel at Stonehenge confirmed

See BBC News

Details here…


Added by geoff parcell on September 12, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Pen Paper errors

I didn't get the paper proof read as I usually do and a couple of errors crept into the Village Diary.

The village walk is on TUESDAY 5 Sept and the Parish Council meeting is on WEDNESDAY 13 Sept. There's also another PC meeting on Wednesday 8 November.

Please amend your dairies. Any feedback is always welcome.

Sorry about that, Geoff

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Added by geoff parcell on June 6, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Bryan Young's Memorial Service

£1909.20 was collected and split equally between the Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance and The Injured Jockeys Fund.

Added by geoff parcell on May 18, 2017 at 9:39 — No Comments

Have you seen this man?

On Tuesday 9 May at around 5pm when a man driving a beaten up dark green or black Golf was seen driving out of the drive of Forest Lodge, away from the house, with a black hoody right down over his face. He sped up and didn’t stop - a delivery man or friend would have stopped. He has been seen on two other occasions on the hill up to the village and has overtaken one of the girls who works for Lucy Nelson in an aggressive fashion. Lucy has reported this to the police and has put locks on all… Continue

Added by geoff parcell on May 11, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

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.…

Added by geoff parcell on May 3, 2017 at 22:16 — No Comments

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