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Added by Jane A on January 25, 2023 at 17:00 — No Comments

Poppy Collection result

I would like to thank the people of Pen for their generosity in giving to the village Poppy Collection in 2022. We raised a magnificent £396.16.
Many thanks
Best wishes
Rosalind Buckler

Added by geoff parcell on January 20, 2023 at 15:52 — No Comments


Some of you may have noticed some yellow bailer twine around the gate at the end of Monarch's Way before the woods leading to Coombe Street. We have been told that this is highly likely to have been put there as a "marker" for criminal activity. We have been advised to pass on this information to our neighbours. If anyone notices anything unusual please let us know. Suffice to say we have removed the bailer twine.

Leigh & Liz - Pits Farm

Added by Leigh and Liz Newton on January 18, 2023 at 15:23 — 1 Comment

Roadworks, Wincanton, 23 -27 January - likely road closure.

Wessex Water plan some mains sewer repair/replacement works on Bayford Hill just over the brow as you drop into Wincanton.  Roughly adjacent to the new houses building site. says road closure and advance notice yellow road closure signs are already out.  No indication yet of diversion.  I will update if I get more info.

Ian Steadman, parish councillor for highways, 01747 841041.

Added by ian steadman on January 9, 2023 at 16:30 — No Comments

Refuse Collection and Recycling dates

Due to Christmas holidays the next refuse collection is on Saturday 31st December.

Recycling is on Saturday 31st December and Saturday 7th January.

Garden waste collection is 10th January.

Added by Admin on December 26, 2022 at 11:04 — No Comments

Spam warning

Someone received a strange comment on their Comment Wall this morning, asking them to contact a josephmclaughlin via email.

The comment is spam.  If you have received something similar, ignore it. It can't do you or your computer any harm if you don't respond.

Unfortunately I let the culprit into the website under a different name. They have been banned.


Added by Admin on December 6, 2022 at 9:30 — 4 Comments

Calling all festive folk...

Would you like to sing carols through the village on 16th December (approx 6.00 to 7.30pm) ending in the Village Hall at the Christmas Party?
Or, would you like the carol singers to visit your house and sing for you?
In either case, please contact me (Nicky Backus) by 9th December at the latest. or 01747 841471

Added by Nicky Backus on December 4, 2022 at 19:38 — No Comments

Church coffee morning

The coffee morning held in aid of St Michaels church raised the grand total of £600.
Many thanks to all who contributed so generously.

Heather Doe

Added by geoff parcell on December 1, 2022 at 15:20 — No Comments

Another Coombe St closure

I understand Wessex Water may be back, yet again, for some repair woks in Coombe Street.  Signage and suggest a closure somewhere down near Pen Mill cutting off access from and to Zeals.  Might last until Friday.  If anyone has updated info as the week progresses, please let me know and I'll post on this website.

Ian Steadman, parish councillor for highways. 01747 841041

Added by Jenny Steadman on November 28, 2022 at 13:00 — No Comments

Coombe Street closure until 25th November

I understand that Wessex Water are back in Pen to fix a domestic water leak just below Queen's grove.  Official info and suggest a possible closure there until 25th November.  Previous experience suggests it may not be that bad or that long but exercise caution.

Ian Steadman, Parish Councillor for highways.

Added by ian steadman on November 22, 2022 at 11:39 — No Comments

Craft Fayre at the Black Bin Cafe

This Friday, 25th November there will be a sale of lovely hand-made items by locals in the lobby of the village hall alongside the Black Bin Cafe, 1030-12.30.

Added by Jenny Steadman on November 19, 2022 at 11:05 — No Comments

Travel Somerset website

I was told about this website ( at the last Parish Council meeting.  It sounded useful so I took a look.  This is how they describe it:

This service by Somerset County Council aims to provide reliable and up-to-date information about roads across Somerset to help you make informed choices about your journey.

On this website you will find our map showing current and future roadworks as well as live…


Added by ian steadman on November 17, 2022 at 13:00 — No Comments

Monarch's Way Oak - new tree update

Thank you all very much to those of you that have supported Eryl’s campaign for the village funding of a new ‘Royal’(?) Oak tree, to replace the original oak that sadly lost its existence due to Storm Eunice. It was a beautiful tree ~ clearly loved & admired by many.  It stood so proudly in our lower field which – rather ironically – we had named Oak Tree field on our arrival to Penselwood.…


Added by Admin on November 17, 2022 at 11:17 — No Comments

Christmas coffee morning

Added by Admin on November 10, 2022 at 14:00 — No Comments

Bleak Street road closure

Bleak St west of Coombe St/Long Lane junction will be closed over some 65m from 9th to 11th November inclusive as Wessex Water carry out more work.

Please see Events for more details.

Added by ian steadman on November 7, 2022 at 21:54 — No Comments

Wessex Internet is back up and running

Added by geoff parcell on October 31, 2022 at 14:59 — No Comments

Macmillan  Cancer  Support

Donations      £195  00

Cakes             £127  50

Raffle             £105  00

Total                £427  50…


Added by Admin on October 12, 2022 at 21:40 — No Comments


I heard a cuckoo today in Pen Selwood, my first this year. Anyone else hear it?

Added by Admin on October 6, 2022 at 18:24 — No Comments

Road closure

Evening all

wessex water will be shutting coombe street towards the triangle from thurs 6th to Monday the 10th with no through traffic,if you have already received the letter you don’t need to read this ,but it may be too late.

Added by Bruce Lloyd on October 5, 2022 at 19:50 — No Comments

Bourton Film nights

Added by Admin on October 5, 2022 at 14:04 — No Comments

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