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 churches, clubs, societies and many 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 (90 years-old this year: see panel below), the War Memorial & the Library.


* * * Good Citizen Award for West Moors * * *
Good Citizens Logo
A "Good Citizen" is one who undertakes selfless acts for the good of the community without financial motive. The Parish Council has recently authorised this award - which is in two sections: Junior and Adult. 2020 will be the first year of operation for this scheme; for more information, see this page on the Council pages of this web site . . . HERE, and see the poster giving more detail . . . HERE
News & Information . . . . .
* * * Become a Parish Councillor * * *
Bring your experience and enthusiasm to bear to help the local community: the Parish Council needs you! Be someone your neighbours can look to for help, guidance and support - see the community change for the better as a result of decisions you have contributed to. This leaflet . . . HERE will give you a flavour of what a councillor can achieve & how to find out more information; see also the home page of the Council section of this web site . . . HERE
 * * * Morebus timing changes - 22nd September * * *
Morebus are introducing timing changes to routes 13 (Bournemouth - Ferndown - Wimborne) and 38 (Ringwood - Ferndown) with effect from 22nd September (though as they are Monday - Saturday changes, they apply from Monday 23rd onwards). See the links to the Morebus web site on the 'Community Life' page on this web site (use the index at left) to follow-up on the detail
* * * Libraries Week: October 7th - 11th * * *
This year's "Libraries Week" runs from Monday 7th to Friday 11th October; come along to your local Library (Station Road, corner with Moorlands Road), conveniently situated close to the main shopping area in West Moors. Several additional activities will be laid on, and of course the usual sessions will be available (see "What's On Soon" listing below). And as any good Library should have - there are plenty of books to browse through and borrow. See the Library page on this web site [HERE] for more information - and use the link at the bottom of that page to see the link to the Libraries resource on the Dorset Council web site. The Library is an essential part of community life here in West Moors - don't pass by - come in and see what's going on!
 * * * Skate Party: September 27th (6.00 pm onwards) * * *
This will be an opportunity to say what you want from the Skate Park on Fryer Field. The facility has been in existence since 2003 and needs an upgrade and a 'boost' to its profile; Skateboarding is to feature at the Summer 2020 Olympics for the first time. See the poster for the event . . . HERE and also the dedicated page on this web site for the Skatepark (with a link to the Facebook account to keep up to date with developments) . . . HERE

What's On Soon . . . . .

+ + + SEPTEMBER 2019 + + +

Thursday 19th: 'Community Sing-a-Long', St. Martin's URC: 10.15 am - Noon
Thursday 19th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am
Thursday 19th: Townswomen's Guild - monthly meeting, Memorial Hall: 2.00 pm
Saturday 21st: 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: some sessions run only once a month
Saturday 21st: Charity Dog Show, Brook View: 2.00 pm onwards [see Diary]
Monday 23rd: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Tuesday 24th: Gospel Choir - for new members!, St. Martin's URC: 7.00 pm [see Diary entry for more detail]
Tuesday 24th: Induction/installation new Vicar of St. Mary's (7.30 pm see Diary)
Tuesday 24th: " Games & Puzzles ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Tuesday 24th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Wednesday 25th: Quiz Night, Brook View: 5.30 pm onwards [see Diary]
Thursday 26th: Writers' Study - new term starts (check with Diary & with group for last-minute changes to the schedule), Memorial Hall: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Thursday 26th: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am
Thursday 26th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am
Friday 27th: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!][sessions are also available each Thursday - contact the Library for detail]
Friday 27th: Coffee Morning (Macmillan Cancer Support), Brook View: 10.30 am onwards [see Diary] 
Friday 27th: Skate Park activity/demonstrations etc., Fryer Field: 6.00 - 8.00 pm [see Diary for more information]
Saturday 28th: 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: some sessions run only once a month
Saturday 28th: MP's "Surgery", Library: 10.00 am onwards (by prior appointment ONLY & subject to confirmation)
Saturday 28th: Coffee Morning (Oddfellows), Memorial Hall: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm [see Diary for more information]
Monday 30th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm

+ + + OCTOBER 2019 + + +

Tuesday 1st: Coffee Morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.30 am
Tuesday 1st: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Wednesday 2nd: Carers Support Group, The Pavilion: 10.00 am - Noon [see Diary]
Thursday 3rd: 'Community Sing-a-Long', St. Martin's URC: 10.15 am - Noon
Thursday 3rd: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am
Thursday 3rd: WI monthly meeting - "Bees", Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm
Saturday 5th: Councillor advice/consultation 'surgery', Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am
Saturday 5th: 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: some sessions run only once a month
Monday 7th - Friday 11th: "Libraries Week" (see panel at head of this page)
Monday 7th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Monday 7th: "Hidden Child" (talk/St. Martin's Discovery Gp), St. Martin's URC: 2.39 pm [ see Diary ]
Monday 7th: Scams Awareness, Library: afternoon [contact Library for more detail]
Tuesday 8th: " Games & Puzzles ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Tuesday 8th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Tuesday 8th: RVS information, Library: afternoon [contact Library for more detail]
Thursday 10th: "Live Well Dorset" - health check information, Library 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [contact Library for more information]
Thursday 10th: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am
Thursday 10th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am
Friday 11th: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!][sessions are also available each Thursday - contact the Library for detail]
Saturday 12th: Coffee Morning, St. Martin's URC: 10.00 am - Noon (check with venue)
Saturday 12th: 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: some sessions run only once a month
Monday 14th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Monday 14th: Horticultural Society - illustrated talk: "Spring in Japan", Memorial Hall: 2.30 pm
Tuesday 15th: Ancestry session, Library: 2.00 - 4.00 pm [book with Library!]
Tuesday 15th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Wednesday 16th: Flower Group - "A Touch of Glass", Memorial Hall: 10.00 am
Thursday 17th: 'Community Sing-a-Long', St. Martin's URC: 10.15 am - Noon
Thursday 17th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am
Thursday 17th: Townswomen's Guild - monthly meeting, Memorial Hall: 2.00 pm
Saturday 19th: 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: some sessions run only once a month
Saturday 19th: "Bourne-2-Sing" (Male Voice Choir), St. Mary's church: 7.30 pm [see Diary entry for more detail]
Monday 21st: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Tuesday 22nd: " Games & Puzzles ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Tuesday 22nd: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Thursday 24th: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am
Thursday 24th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am
Thursday 24th: Hobbies Day, Library: 2.00 - 4.30 pm [see Library page for more]
Friday 25th: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!][sessions are also available each Thursday - contact the Library for detail]
Saturday 26th: 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: some sessions run only once a month
Saturday 26th: MP's "Surgery", Library: 10.00 am onwards (by prior appointment ONLY & subject to confirmation - see Diary entry for more detail)
Saturday 26th: Horticultural Society - Coffee Morning, Memorial Hall: 10.15 am
Monday 28th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Tuesday 29th: " Memory Box ", Library: 2.30 - 3.30 pm [see Library page for more]
Tuesday 29th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Thursday 31st: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am

+ + + NOVEMBER 2019 + + +

Saturday 2nd: Councillor advice/consultation 'surgery', Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
Saturday 2nd: 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: some sessions run only once a month 
Saturday 2nd: Wessex Consort Choir - Music for Remembrance, St. Mary's church: times to be advised (provisional information) 
Monday 4th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Tuesday 5th: Coffee Morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
Tuesday 5th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm 
Wednesday 6thCarers Support Group, The Pavilion: 10.00 am - Noon [see Diary]  
Thursday 7th: WI Bazaar, Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm (see Diary entry) 
Thursday 7th: 'Community Sing-a-Long', St. Martin's URC: 10.15 am - Noon 
Thursday 7th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
Friday 8th: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!][sessions are also available each Thursday - contact the Library for detail] 
Saturday 9th: Coffee Morning, St. Martin's URC: 10.00 am - Noon (check with venue) 
Saturday 9th: 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: some sessions run only once a month 
Sunday 10th: Remembrance Sunday, Service / parade at The Petwyn Memorial: from 10.30 am (subject to change)
Monday 11th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Monday 11th: Dementia Action Group - routine meeting, Library: 7.15 pm
Tuesday 12th: " Games & Puzzles ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm 
Tuesday 12th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm 
Thursday 14th: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
Thursday 14th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
Saturday 16th: 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: some sessions run only once a month 
Monday 18th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Tuesday 19th: Ancestry session, Library: 2.00 - 4.00 pm [book with Library!] 
Tuesday 19th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm 
Wednesday 20th: Flower Group presentation - "Strictly Flowers", Memorial Hall: 10.00 am 
Thursday 21st: 'Community Sing-a-Long', St. Martin's URC: 10.15 am - Noon 
Thursday 21st: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
Thursday 21st: Townswomen's Guild - monthly meeting, Memorial Hall: 2.00 pm 
Friday 22nd: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!][sessions are also available each Thursday - contact the Library for detail] 
Saturday 23rd: MP's "Surgery", Library: 10.00 am onwards (by prior appointment ONLY & subject to confirmation - see Diary entry for  more detail) 
Saturday 23rd: 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: some sessions run only once a month 
Saturday 23rd: Horticultural Society - members lunch & presentation, Memorial Hall: 1.00 pm [members & guests] 
Monday 25th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Tuesday 26th: " Games & Puzzles ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm 
Tuesday 26th: " Memory Box ", Library: 2.30 - 3.30 pm [see Library page for more] 
Tuesday 26th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm 
Thursday 28th: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
Thursday 28th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
[ ** Christmas / seasonal events are highlighted here-under in red ] 
Friday 29th: Christmas Fayre, Middle School (more details as available) 
Saturday 30th: 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: some sessions run only once a month 
 
[ +++ For later events - where known/confirmed - see the Diary +++ ]
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. Where events take place in the Library, then see the page on this web site - linked from the entry at the top of this page. 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.

 
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.
[ Although the 'Parish Plan' was issued back in 2007, it is still relevant with much useful information contained therein: see the file (pdf format) . . . HERE ]
In 1847 the first main-line railway to reach Dorset opened for traffic in June of that year - it entered the county a little way to the east of West Moors - and its arrival initiated the development of the community we have today; in 1867, a station was built at the junction of the two railway lines that met here, becoming the focus for the village. More on this important history . . . HERE
In 2018, the community paid its tribute to those who died or were otherwise affected during the conflict known as the 'Great War' of 1914-1918. Nearly one thousand people attended the annual service of Remembrance at the village War Memorial on the 11th November that year - exactly 100 years since the cessation of hostilities. See more . . . HERE
Memorial Hall at 90
 Memorial Hall from Station Rd
The view above is of the front of West Moors Memorial Hall, as seen from Station Road. The Hall was funded by subscription and was opened in 1929 and so this year marks the 90th anniversary of its foundation. It is dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in the Great War (1914-1918). It is the 'village hall' for West Moors and is run by an independent Hall Council, made up of users and representatives of the community, including the Parish Council. Many activities, both regular and 'one-off' take place here - the Diary and "What's On Soon" sections of this web site are testament to that. The Memorial Hall web site has much useful information and can be accessed . . . HERE 

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, a correction to the current information displayed or difficulty accessing the various pages please email me as below. You might also like to download, print & display this handy graphic which summarises the information available on this web site . . . HERE


Contact . . .  E: westmoorsman@gmail.com