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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 for tickets. 

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


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…


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

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.



Added by Admin on May 5, 2021 at 22:29 — 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

Want a better internet service?

See WessexInt.pdf

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).…


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.…


Added by Admin on March 22, 2021 at 10:39 — 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.…


Added by Admin on March 18, 2021 at 16:30 — 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…


Added by Admin on March 14, 2021 at 15:14 — 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…


Added by Admin on March 9, 2021 at 13:06 — 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

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…


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

Roadmap out of lockdown

Summary here

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

Pen Selwood Community Association Annual General Meeting - 24 February

The PCA AGM this year will be held virtually by Zoom without the usual guest speaker at 5pm on Wed 24th February 2021

If you plan to attend please contact Jane Ashman at for a meeting invitation.…


Added by Admin on February 24, 2021 at 11:58 — 1 Comment

Funeral of Captain Sir Tom Moore

The Church bells will be rung for the first time in almost a year for the Funeral of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Listen out at noon on Saturday 27th February when the tenor bell will be rung 100…

Added by Admin on February 20, 2021 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Wild swimming for Imkaan

Getting bored in lockdown? Well, Georgia Meaden has decided to wild swim everyday till lockdown ends to raise money for Imkaan. If you want to learn more or even donate go to Georgia's Gofundme page.  Even Dad couldn't help getting in…


Added by Admin on February 12, 2021 at 15:30 — 4 Comments

Recycling: Early collections from next week

Changes made necessary by current crisis.

  • 6am starts for collections, rather than 7am
  • We will not immediately return for some missed collections
  • A wide range of safety measures and options are already in place for collection crews and depot staff.


Added by Admin on January 29, 2021 at 16:27 — No Comments

Zoe Covid study - your chance to contribute to help understand the epidemic

Some people in the village have already signed to the Zoe Covid research project where people across the country report how they feel, if they have been tested for Covid and more recently if they have been vaccinated. The idea is to report daily even if you are feeling well.  The study is a joint effort between health science company, Zoe and King's College…


Added by Admin on January 16, 2021 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Vaccination for COVID-19

Here's what the current process is. You will be contacted by the NHS. Wait to be contacted. You will need to be registered with a GP surgery. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.…


Added by Admin on January 8, 2021 at 13:00 — No Comments

Government rules from 5 January


Added by Admin on January 4, 2021 at 22:02 — No Comments

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