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Ribbon of Light

On the cover of this issue of the Pen Paper is a photo by Robert Nutter of the 'Ribbon of Light' at Long Knoll. Those of you who have been driving towards Maiden Bradley may have been surprised by flashes of light on the hill.

An artist is transforming a hill into a shimmering 'Ribbon of Light' using thousands of old CDs in tribute to the NHS. …


Added by geoff parcell on August 22, 2020 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Pen Paper is printed!

The Pen Paper has been printed and will shortly be distributed. For those who can't wait here is a story of life under COVID-19 to get started on.

The Way I See IT

Added by geoff parcell on August 19, 2020 at 11:26 — 1 Comment


To everyone who has been working on (or not, like me!) their 12" x 12" panel,could I suggest the end of September as the date to aim for completion and return your work to me.
If there's anyone else who would like to have a go and a bit of a challenge, then all you have to do is create a scene on a piece of cotton fabric (which I can supply) measuring 14" x 14" overall, leaving a border of 1" all the way round, depicting an aspect of village life that is important…

Added by geoff parcell on July 26, 2020 at 12:34 — No Comments

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   …


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

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


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…


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

Lost iPhone


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



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


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.


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:

Mini Garden Mole Plough:

They are currently installing the main network and will…


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.



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

Check progress on Fibre broadband here

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?



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…


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

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