Community Information


This section of the site carries information that will be of benefit to all residents (or prospective residents) of West Moors. As well as pages detailing doctors, dentists, chemists, schools and other essential services, there is a listing of clubs, societies and other organisations that make life in West Moors so fulfilling. Select from the menu on the left. West Moors Signage A31 
. . . And check for the latest information available via the Parish Council Facebook page . . .
 

The images at the head of the Community pages are, from left-to-right: the Parish Church, the Memorial Hall, the War Memorial & the Library.


News & Information . . . . .
 * * * Christmas / Seasonal events * * *
As in previous years, Christmas / seasonal events will be highlighted in the listing below - in red. If you are organising such and it's not listed - let me know (email at bottom of list)
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What's On Soon . . . . .

16th October: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
17th October: Savings & Pensions 'drop-in' Clinic, The Coffee Shop/Epicentre: 10.00 am - Noon
17th October: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
17th October: "Fun Quiz Night!", Library [BOOK, see Library page]: 7.00 - 8.30 pm
17th October: "Homelessness in East Dorset" (talk), St. Mary's church hall: 7.30 pm
18th October: Flower Group meeting/presentation: "Happy Days", Memorial Hall: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm [see the Flower Group page on this web site . . . HERE]
19th October: "Meet the Author": Carol Rivers, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am [see Diary for more detail; contact the Library to book a ticket]
19th October: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
19th October: Community Sing-a-long, St. Martin's URC: 10.30 am onwards 
21st October: Duplo Club (age 5 and under) / Code Club (age 9 - 11), both Library: both 10.00 am - Noon/12.15 pm: contact the Library for more information & for availability 
21st October: MP's advice/consultation 'surgery, Library: 10.00 am [BOOK! See Diary for details] 
23rd October: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
24th October: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
24th October: "Half-term Fun" (Autumn & animal hibernation), Library: 3.00 - 4.00 pm
25th October: " Half-term film club " (children aged 4 - 8), Pinehurst Community Church: 10.15 am - Noon (see Diary for more detail and to book a place)
26th October: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
26th October: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
27th October: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
28th October: Duplo Club (age 5 and under) / Code Club (age 9 - 11), both Library: both 10.00 am - Noon/12.15 pm: contact the Library for more information & for availability 
28th October: Plant sale & Coffee morning, Horticultural Society, Memorial Hall: 10.15 am - Noon (see Diary for more information)
28th October: "The FB Pocket Orchestra", Memorial Hall: 7.30 pm [see Diary] 
29th October: "Songs of Praise", St. Martin's URC: 3.00 pm (see Diary)
30th October: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
30th October: "150 years of the London Underground" [Discovery Group presentation], St. Martin's URC: 2.30 pm
2nd November: Community Sing-a-long, St. Martin's URC: 10.30 am onwards 
2nd November: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
2nd November: WI Bazaar, Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm onwards [see WI page . . . HERE]
3rd November: Salvation Army Band Concert, St. Martin's URC: 7.30 pm
4th November: District/County councillor consultations, Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
4th November: Duplo Club (age 5 and under) / Code Club (age 9 - 11), both Library: both 10.00 am - Noon/12.15 pm: contact the Library for more information & for availability 
6th November: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
7th November: Coffee morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
7th November: "Chatterbooks" (see Library page), Library: 4.00 - 5.15 pm 
9th November: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
9th November: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
10th November: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
11th November: Monthly Coffee morning, St. Martin's URC: 10.00 am - Noon 
11th November: Duplo Club (age 5 and under) / Code Club (age 9 - 11), both Library: both 10.00 am - Noon/12.15 pm: contact the Library for more information & for availability 
11th November: Horticultural Society - social event (members/guests): for details of the Society and how to join, see this page . . . HERE
12th November: REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
13th November: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
13th November: "Working backstage with Lorenzo & his Amazing Lusitano Horses" [Discovery Group presentation], St. Martin's URC: 2.30 pm  [see Diary]
13th November: Dementia Action Group - routine meeting, Library: 7.15 pm
14th November: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
15th November: Flower Group meeting/presentation: "Two of a Kind", Memorial Hall: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm [see the Flower Group page on this web site . . . HERE]
16th November: Community Sing-a-long, St. Martin's URC: 10.30 am onwards 
16th November: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
18th November: Duplo Club (age 5 and under) / Code Club (age 9 - 11), both Library: both 10.00 am - Noon/12.15 pm: contact the Library for more information & for availability 
18th November: St. Mary's Church & School Christmas Bazaar : 10.00 am (see Diary for more)
19th November: "Forget-me-not" church service, St. Mary's: 3.00 pm (see Diary) 
20th November: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
21st November: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
21st November: Christmas crafts for adults, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 3.00 - 4.30 pm 
23rd November: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
23rd November: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
24th November: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
24th November (provisional): West Moors Middle School Christmas Fayre (more detail when available) 
25th November: Duplo Club (age 5 and under) / Code Club (age 9 - 11), both Library: both 10.00 am - Noon/12.15 pm: contact the Library for more information & for availability 
25th November: Local MP Surgery, Library: 10.00 am (BOOK WITH CONSTITUENCY OFFICE  - see Diary)
27th November: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
28th November: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
30th November: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
2nd December: District/County councillor consultations, Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
2nd December: Duplo Club (age 5 and under) / Code Club (age 9 - 11), both Library: both 10.00 am - Noon/12.15 pm: contact the Library for more information & for availability 
4th December: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
5th December: Coffee morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
5th December: "Chatterbooks" (see Library page), Library: 4.00 - 5.15 pm 
6th - 9th December: West Moors "Christmas Tree Festival", St. Martin's URC: (times to be advised / see Diary for more)
7th December: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
7th December: (WI Christmas party - members)
7th December: Wessex Consort Choir, St. Mary's church (time to be advised)
8th December: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
8th December: "Carols at the Petwyn, The Christmas Fair" (see Diary): Evening
9th December: Duplo Club (age 5 and under) / Code Club (age 9 - 11), both Library: both 10.00 am - Noon/12.15 pm: contact the Library for more information & for availability 
11th December: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
11th December: Horticultural Society illustrated talk - "Fresh Ideas for Summer Bedding, Containers and Hanging Baskets", Memorial Hall: 2.30 pm
12th December: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
13th December: Flower Group presentation - "Hoping for Christmas", Memorial Hall: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
13th December: West Moors Singers: Christmas Concert (see Diary), St. Anthony's church hall [West Moors]: 7.30 pm 
14th December: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
14th December: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
15th December: West Moors Singers: Christmas Concert (see Diary), Barrington Theatre [Ferndown]: 7.30 pm
16th December: Duplo Club (age 5 and under) / Code Club (age 9 - 11), both Library: both 10.00 am - Noon/12.15 pm: contact the Library for more information & for availability 
17th December: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, St. Mary's church: 6.00 pm
18th December: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
19th December: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
21st December: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
25th December: CHRISTMAS DAY (Holiday)
26th December: BOXING DAY (Holiday)

26th December: Boxing Day Duck Race (detail to be advised)
 
Village events in the next few weeks are highlighted above. Choose 'Diary' in the menu (left) for more details, where available, and other (known) events in the future. Remember that many venues - especially local churches - have regular events such as coffee mornings which won't necessarily be listed here: see the various links elsewhere on this web site. To place entry here or in the Diary, please contact as below.

The West Moors Parish Plan was drawn up in 2007: after its publication, a Local Action Group was formed in order to promote the items it covered: a pdf copy of the plan can be downloaded from the Dorset-for-you site . . . HERE
For a 'tour' through the village, take this link for the " Village Trail "
. . . and linked from that document there is now a companion " Nature Trail " which attempts to describe the variety of natural habitats - many accessible to the public - which are all around us & for which we all have a responsibility.

The 'Community Information' pages on this web site are maintained by me, Martin Rowley; my wife and I moved to West Moors (on Pinehurst Road) in summer 2007. 

If you have a suggestion for inclusion or a correction to the current information displayed please email me as below.

Contact . . .  E: westmoorsman@gmail.com