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Somerset Day May 11th

The Somerset flag will be flown May 8th-11th on the Village flag pole.

The date of May 11th has been traditionally celebrated in our county because it is thought to be the date of King Alfred the Great’s defeat of the Danes in the 878 Battle of Edington, which is also known as the Battle of Ethandun.

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Added by Admin on May 11, 2021 at 9:04 — No Comments

Pen Selwood Open Gardens Sunday May 23rd 2.00p.m. – 5.00p.m.

Seven, very different gardens in Pen Selwood are open to ticket holders.  In addition there are two plants stalls and a garden bric a brac stall. Tickets £5.00 for the gardens.  (Limited availability)  No dogs. 

Delicious cream teas and cakes available from the Village Hall from 3.00p.m.

E-mail K.brooker@hotmail.com for tickets. 

Organised by the Pen Selwood Gardening Club with proceeds to Pen Selwood Community Association and…

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Added by Admin on May 10, 2021 at 20:10 — No Comments

How to find planning applications

If you are looking for planning applications there is a link from the Parish Council tab.

This will take you to…

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Added by Admin on May 9, 2021 at 16:47 — No Comments

Village Hall cleaner wanted

Are you interested in helping keep the Village Hall clean? Please contact Penny Varnes  (01747 840680)

Added by Admin on May 9, 2021 at 10:00 — No Comments

Penselwood Parish Council Clerk needed

Working mainly from home for 5 hrs per week you will support the Parish Council administratively and by providing advice to support sound and legal decision making. Competent IT skills and good interpersonal skills are essential.

The salary is £10.41 per hour and for further information, a job description and application form please contact Jane Ashman: jane.ashman@icloud.com tel 01747 841481.

Added by Jane A on April 16, 2021 at 13:37 — No Comments

Funeral of Prince Philip

A bell will again be rung at St Michael's church, prior to the funeral of Prince Philip from 2:45pm on Saturday 17 April. There will be a minute's silence before the service.

Added by Admin on April 15, 2021 at 9:37 — No Comments

LAST CHANCE to register - There's still time to apply

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Added by Admin on March 26, 2021 at 18:20 — No Comments

Easter Church services

We are pleased to  inform you that St Michael’s Parochial Church Council have agreed to resume Sunday communal worship starting on 28th March at 10am. In the short term whilst we wait for the Government’s road map to unfold, we will mostly continue to hold worship one Sunday and provide time for private prayer the next Sunday (10am – 3pm).…

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Added by Admin on March 23, 2021 at 18:06 — No Comments

Electric car club for South Somerset

Local residents, businesses and community organisations are being asked for their views on establishing a community-led electric car club for South Somerset via a short online survey.

The survey is being promoted by South Somerset District Council and would give affordable access to electric cars for everyone whilst also supporting the shift to zero carbon transport.…

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Added by Admin on March 22, 2021 at 10:39 — No Comments

Scam emails - BEWARE

Someone in the village has fallen for a scam having received an email from someone else in the village.

By replying to the email, the recipient is unknowingly directed to a third party who then asks you to buy gift cards from Google, Amazon, Apple etc. They then ask for the number and the code and take the money. They may come back and try again. 

Here's a link from Which on what to do if you have been scammed:…

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Added by geoff parcell on March 21, 2021 at 10:56 — No Comments

Spring Litter Pick result

The Spring Litter Pick was a great success and lots of villagers turned out to do their bit (see Photos Litter Pick Spring 2021). It was especially nice to see the very youngest villagers joining in and having some fun along the way. Despite being a bitterly cold morning with hail showers plenty of rubbish was removed from the hedgerows and verges.…

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Added by Admin on March 18, 2021 at 16:30 — No Comments

Village Fete - 14th August

The Fete Committee has received many messages of encouragement on the plan to hold the Village Fete this year. Thank you to all of you who have been in contact.

Some have requested to alter the proposed date to 14th August to fit in with personal and local plans. On reflection, we agree with this, and so the target date is 14th August. Please mark your diaries accordingly.…

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Added by Tony Harrison on March 16, 2021 at 16:00 — No Comments

Found this morning between Moldrams and Coneygore

Busy day, but in case still sought... this circular scarf/snood is on fence beside track

Added by Stella Parcell on March 15, 2021 at 23:22 — No Comments

Pen Selwood Fete 2021

“The odds will always favour the man with a plan,” so said the well respected Lebanese born American financier Ziad Abdelnour. Here is our hopeful plan to defeat the odds and to hold the village Fete this year.

Firstly the date. We have chosen Saturday 21st August, two weeks later than usual but before the Bank Holiday weekend. It gives us extra…

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Added by Admin on March 14, 2021 at 15:14 — No Comments

Parish Council AGM

Please note the change of date for the Pen Selwood Parish Council AGM and bi- monthly meeting  - these will now be the 5th May and not the 12th May.

These meetings will be held virtually and will commence at 4 p.m.

Added by geoff parcell on March 10, 2021 at 19:10 — No Comments

Litter Pick on 13 March - This Saturday 10am

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…

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Added by Admin on March 9, 2021 at 13:06 — No Comments

Raymonds Farm - Planning Application

I noticed that a planning application has been posted at Raymonds Farm in case you haven't seen it during the current lockdown.

https://publicaccess.southsomerset.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QN0QCPOWMMX00&activeTab=summary

Geoff

Added by geoff parcell on March 6, 2021 at 14:00 — No Comments

Moldrams Ground

I wrote to the Countryside team to find out what was happening at Moldrams Ground. Rachael Whaites responded and I've put the response here https://penselwood.ning.com/page/moldrams-ground

Is anyone up for a few hours volunteering in the spring to give the place a tidy up, guided by the wardens of course? Let me, Geoff Parcell, know on…

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Added by Admin on March 4, 2021 at 16:00 — No Comments

Run Verity Run!

European Indoor Athletics Championships, Torun, Poland

Verity is part of the British Team and is running 3000m. Heats are tonight (watch on BBC red button from 6.30pm) and the Final is on Friday 5th march at 8pm UK time (BBC2).

Added by Fiona MacKenzie on March 4, 2021 at 8:00 — No Comments

Roadmap out of lockdown

Summary here

Added by Admin on February 26, 2021 at 13:21 — No Comments

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