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, the War Memorial & the Library.


News & Information . . . . .
 * * * Townswomen's Guild - June meeting * * *
The newly created West Moors branch of the Townwomen's Guild (TG) will have their regular 'third Thursday of the month' meeting in June on 21st. There will be afternoon tea and at this meeting it is hoped to discuss which clubs should be set up. Women of all ages and interests are welcome to come along and see what is on offer! For more, see the TG entry on this web site . . . HERE 
 * * * Parish Council: spring newsletter * * *
The latest (spring 2018) edition of the parish newsletter is now available. Pick up a copy from the parish office in Park Way (just behind Tesco), or view it on this site . . . HERE.  In addition to a summary of events occurring around the community, and a brief report on the recent Parish Meeting (full Minutes available . . . HERE), there is also useful information relating to the July 'Multi-Activity Day' (see panel below) 
 * * * West Moors: Multi Activity Day July 2018 * * *
The second West Moors "Multi-Activity Day" will be held on Fryer Field on 14th July; the Parish Office is co-ordinating work for this event. Volunteers are still needed - if you can help, please come forward NOW ... see this poster ... HERE for more information. As well as raising funds for enhancements to Fryer Field, this year's event will support the local Air Ambulance Service. For more information - this web site now has a page dedicated to this event . . . HERE
* * * Dorsetforyou: web site changes * * *
The 'Dorsetforyou' web site, which contains a whole host of useful information has just been updated in a significant manner; it is to be hoped that the changes will be 'seamless' but inevitably, some links won't work - or some of the information will be missing for a time. I'll keep an eye on the pages linked there from this web site and keep them updated as required - but if a 'failed' link is found, please notify me via the email at the foot of this page. The site can be found . . . HERE
* * * Grange Athletic Youth Football * * *
Grange Athletic YFC are looking for more young footballers to join next season's U9s (Year 4 as of September 2018) and U7s (Year 2 as of September 2018) teams. The two teams currently train at Fryer Field on Saturday mornings and play matches in the Bournemouth Youth Football League on Sunday. For more information, contact via the link on the "Youth Activities" page on this web site
 * * * Castleman Trailway * * *
Information relating to the Castleman Trailway, which passes through West Moors, has recently been updated. There is a section on this web site which has some information and links to a site which contains maps useful for finding your way round: follow this link . . . HERE for the specific section; also note that there is a more general note regarding the 'country' environment in our community which many will find useful - especially if you are new to the village. Find the files at the bottom of this page [ Village Trail, Nature Trail ]
 * * * Hobbies Event at the Library * * *
Come along to your Library on Tuesday 19th June, between 2.30 and 5.30 pm and dip your toes into a new activity! Plenty on offer, including drawing, knitting, origami, puzzles, Lego - and more! Have a look at the Library page on this web site . . . HERE . . . to see what the Library has to offer and for detail of how to make contact and get more information
 * * * Weekly shoppers bus to Salisbury * * *
A new once-a-week bus service has started (wef Tuesday 24th April) linking Ferndown & West Moors to Salisbury, running via Verwood, Alderholt, Fordingbridge, Breamore & Downton. The service ONLY runs on a Tuesday (not PH) passing through West Moors between 9.10 am and 9.16 am northbound, returning from Salisbury at 1.00 pm BUT during Hampshire school holidays, the return trip is delayed until 2.15 pm. This service has now been added to the composite timetable on this web site. To download the full timetable from the operator's site, follow this link . . . HERE
 * * * West Moors Home Watch - the future  * * *
Following the recent call for volunteers to help with the running of the local Home Watch service, several people have come forward and the organisation will continue to be an important part of the community for the forseeable future. If you want to know more please see the web site dedicated to West Moors Home Watch . . . HERE.
*** On June 14th the Annual General Meeting of the Home Watch will be held in the Memorial Hall; come along at 7.00 pm - a representative from the local police will attend, subject to operational requirements ***

What's On Soon . . . . .

+ + + MAY 2018 + + +

Wednesday 23rd: " Musical Favourites " - West Moors Singers spring concert, St. Anthony's church, Pinehurst Road: 7.30 pm [see Diary for more information]
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 
Friday 25th: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
Friday 25th: " Musical Favourites " - West Moors Singers spring concert, Barrington Theatre, Ferndown: 7.30 pm [see Diary for more information] 
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 
Saturday 26th: Local MP Surgery, Library: 10.00 am - Noon (APPOINTMENT REQUIRED - see Diary)
Spring Holiday: Monday 28th May 
Tuesday 29th: Inaugural Lego session, Library: 2.30 - 4.30 pm [see Library page]
Thursday 31st: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
Thursday 31st: "Elmer Day" - Crafts & Stories, Library: 11.30 am - 12.30 pm

+ + + JUNE 2018 + + +

Saturday 2nd: District/County councillor consultations, 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 
Monday 4th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Monday 4th: "Guide Dogs for the Blind" (Discovery Group), St. Martin's URC: 2.30 pm
Monday 4th: "Insights" - Our Visit to St. James' Mission, Zimbabwe, St. Mary's church Hall: 7.30 pm [see Diary]
Tuesday 5th: Coffee morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
Tuesday 5th: "Chatterbooks" (see Library page), Library: 4.00 - 5.15 pm 
Tuesday 5th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Tuesday 5th: "The Restoration of the Japanese Garden at Kingston Lacy" (Horticultural Society also members Rose Show), Memorial Hall: 7.30 pm
Wednesday 6th: Free 'Drop-In' clinic - Legal, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon [provisional entry]
Wednesday 6th: Carers Group, Guide Hall: 10.30 am - Noon 
Thursday 7th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
Thursday 7th: "Community Sing-a-long", St. Martin's URC: 10.30 am
Thursday 7th: WI presentation - Home Security, Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm (see Diary) 
Friday 8th: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
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 
Saturday 9th: Coffee morning, St. Martin's URC: 10.00 am - Noon 
Saturday 9th: "Barn on the Farm", Sturts Farm: 6.30 - 10.30 pm [see Diary]
Sunday 10th: "Songs of Praise" (Churches Together), St. Anthony's: 6.00 pm
Monday 11th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Tuesday 12th: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm 
Tuesday 12th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Thursday 14th: Free 'Drop-In' clinic - Accountancy/Tax, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm [provisional entry]
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 
Thursday 14th: Home Watch - AGM, Memorial Hall: 7.00 pm [see Diary]
Friday 15th: "Summer Fayre", West Moors Middle School: (times not known)
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 
Monday 18th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Tuesday 19th: Free 'Drop-In' clinic - Savings/Pensions, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon [provisional entry] 
Tuesday 19th: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 4.00 pm 
Tuesday 19th: Hobbies Event, Library: 2.30 - 5.30 pm [see the Library page]
Tuesday 19th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm 
Wednesday 20th: "In Print" (Flower Group presentation), Memorial Hall: 10.00 am
Thursday 21st: "Community Sing-a-long", St. Martin's URC: 10.30 am 
Thursday 21st: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
Thursday 21st: Townswomen's Guild meeting, St. Martin's URC: 2.00 pm [ see Diary entry for more detail - and panel above ]
Friday 22nd: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
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 
Saturday 23rd: Local MP Surgery, Library: 10.00 am - Noon (APPOINTMENT REQUIRED - see Diary) 
Monday 25th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Tuesday 26th: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm 
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 
Friday 29th: Summer Fete (St. Mary's Church & School): 3.00 pm
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 
Saturday 30th: Walk to highlight plight of refugees, St. Anthony's church: morning. [ detail to be announced ... see Diary ]

+ + + JULY 2018 + + +

Monday 2nd: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Tuesday 3rd: Coffee morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.30 am
Tuesday 3rd: "Chatterbooks" (see Library page), Library: 4.00 - 5.15 pm 
Tuesday 3rd: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm 
Wednesday 4th: Carers Group, Guide Hall: 10.30 am - Noon
Thursday 5th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
Thursday 5th: WI presentation - "Alpaca Adventure", Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm (see Diary)
Saturday 7th: District/County councillor consultations, Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
Saturday 7th: 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 
Saturday 7th: West Moors "Farmival", Gullivers Farm: Noon - 6.00 pm [see Diary]
Monday 9th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Monday 9th: Dementia Action Group meeting, Library: 7.15 pm [see HERE]
Tuesday 10th: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm 
Tuesday 10th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm 
Thursday 12th: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
Thursday 12th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
Friday 13th: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
Saturday 14th: 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 
Saturday 14th: Coffee morning, St. Martin's URC: 10.00 am - Noon
Saturday 14th: West Moors "Multi-Activity Day [MAD]", Fryer Field: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm [see this page HERE]
Monday 16th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Tuesday 17th: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 4.00 pm 
Tuesday 17th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm 
Thursday 19th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
Thursday 19th: Townswomen's Guild meeting, St. Martin's URC: 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 
Sunday 22nd: Open Garden: Cottesmore Farm, Newmans Lane: 2.00 - 5.00 pm [see Diary for detail]
Monday 23rd: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Tuesday 24th: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm 
Tuesday 24th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 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!] 
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 
Saturday 28th: Flower Group: Club Show, Memorial Hall: see . . . HERE
Sunday 29th: Open Garden: Cottesmore Farm, Newmans Lane: 2.00 - 5.00 pm [see Diary for detail] 
Monday 30th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
 
 
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.

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.
 
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

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. 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