Groups and Organisations

West Moors, with a population well in excess of 7500, supports a rich diversity of clubs, associations, voluntary organisations and informal groups and many are listed below. If there are some I've missed, or you're starting one up, contact me with appropriate details and I can then bring this listing up to date.

The organisations are listed in alphabetical order in the matrix below. Click on an organisation name to see more details.
You can also use the sub pages in this section to more easily find an organisation.

CORONAVIRUS: ADDED NOVEMBER 21ST: RELAXATION OF THE STRICT RULES RELATING TO MEETINGS OF CLUBS ETC., HAD ALLOWED SOME LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO CONSIDER A 'RE-START'. HOWEVER, WITH RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, MANY HAVE ABANDONED ANY ATTEMPTS TO RESUME ACTIVITY UNTIL 2021. CONTACT THE INDIVIDUAL ORGANISATION / CLUB FOR MORE DETAIL.

Allotments

The allotments are situated on Gullivers Farm north of West Moors

Art Society

Regular club - meeting in the Memorial Hall

Boots Chemist

Branch chemist located within Sainsbury's

Carers Support Group

[ NOT NOTIFIED, BUT SUSPECT SUSPENDED ]

Carols on the Petwyn

CANCELLED FOR 2020

Community Defibrillators

Outside Spar/PO & the Memorial Hall

Coping with Chaos

Support for youngsters with disabilities and/or SEN

Dancing Classes

Several sessions meeting in the Memorial Hall

Dementia Action Group

[ ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED ]

Dorset Council - Education & Training

General advice on facilities across Dorset

Envisage Dental Studio

The only dental practice within West Moors - though note this is largely a private health concern.

Ferndown Upper School

Third Tier school for the catchment area that includes West Moors.

Flexercise West Moors

Health through exercise

Flower Group

[ MEETINGS SUSPENDED ]

Girlguiding

Meeting in a purpose-built hall on Ashurst Road

Grange Athletic Youth Football

Grange Athletic are based at Fryer Field

Health Walks

Supported & run by Moors Valley Park

Horticultural Society

[ MEETINGS / EVENTS SUSPENDED ]

Little Pines Baby and Toddler Group

Term-time only playgroup based at Pinehurst Community Church

Moors Pharmacy

Moors Pharmacy is located on Farm Road, and is very close to the Station Road shopping area.

National Trust - East Dorset Association

Supporting the work of the National Trust

NeighbourCar

Local volunteer transport for medical needs

NHS Dental Services

Help to find a local NHS dentist

NHS Information

General information relating to the NHS

Oakhurst Community First and Nursery School

Non-demoninational school ( Reception & Years 1 to 4) with embedded Nursery School

Painting for Pleasure

Regular meetings / presentations in the Memorial Hall

Philately & Postcards

[ ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED ]

Rhythm & Dance

Dance classes held in the Memorial Hall

Scouts, Cub Scouts and Beaver Scouts

A wide range of activities available at "The Hideaway" off Hardy Road

St John Ambulance: Cadets

Local St. John Ambulance group based in Longham

St. Catherine's Catholic Primary School

Voluntary-aided Roman Catholic primary school, located in Colehill.

St. Mary's CofE First School & Nursery

A Church of England ( VC ) School ( Reception, Years 1 - 4 ) , with embedded Nursery School

Sturts Community Trust

A working organic biodynamic farm, supporting adults with learning disabilities.

The Barcellos Family Practice

Medical practice based on the Heatherdown Estate, Tricketts Cross - covering West Moors

Townswomen's Guild

[ SUSPENDED ]

West Moors "Westival"

[ 2020 EVENT CANCELLED ]

West Moors Children's Centre

Providing a wide range of activities for the ' under fives ': adjacent to the Middle School

West Moors Drama Society

Performances staged, usually twice per year, at the Memorial Hall

West Moors Middle School

Covering education for Years 5 to 8 from a wide area around West Moors.

West Moors Singers

[ Not clear if this group is still active ]

West Moors Village Surgery

The main GP practice serving West Moors

West Moors YFC

Youth Football at Fryer Field

West Moors Youth Club

[ SUSPENDED ] Follow the link for more information on this club's activity

Wilson PT

Exercise classes based in West Moors

Women's Institute

[ NOT NOTIFIED, BUT SUSPECT SUSPENDED ]

Writer's Study

Mutual self-help support towards more effective writing

Zumba

Popular exercise (inside) various venues in the community