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 . . . . .
 * * * YellowBus services - important changes early September * * *
Yellow Bus have posted (provisional) changes to the bus service serving West Moors - with effect from the first Monday in September. If you use these buses, see the note . . . HERE . . . for a summary; not carefully that YB, in addition to the other notified changes, will NOT serve Station Road shops or the Tap & Railway / Castleman Court stops. When formally confirmed, the summary timetables on this web site will be updated 
 * * * School transport - 2017/18 * * *
Dorset County Council have revised the policy regarding County funding & provision of school transport [together with supported rural routes] this year - and also awarded contracts for the provision of same to different operators (in some cases): the news release outlining these changes can be found . . . HERE and when published in full, details will be found . . . HERE
 * * * Schools/Colleges - sources of information * * *

Many will be looking ahead to September and seeking information regarding schools & colleges in the local area, and in particular background information regarding admissions, term dates, transport, etc. For the village schools, we have links to the appropriate web sites ... find them by following the 'Education' tab to the left of this panel: for all other information, the 'dorsetforyou' web site, provided by the County Council, has a specific area full of useful data: find this by following this link . . . HERE and choosing " Children & Schools " from the panel presented. For specific links regarding Sixth Forms & Colleges, find that in the drop-down box under " Sixth forms and colleges in Dorset ".

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What's On Soon . . . . .

17th August: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
19th August: Duplo Club (age 5 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
21st August: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
22nd August: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
22nd August: Crafts & Stories (Summer Reading Challenge), Library: 3.00 - 4.00 pm [ BOOK AHEAD WITH THE LIBRARY!] 
24th August: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am
24th August: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
25th August: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
26th August: Duplo Club (age 5 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
26th August: Horticultural Society - Summer Show, Memorial Hall: 1.30 - 4.00 pm
28th August: Late Summer [August] Holiday (Public Holiday) 
31st August: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
2nd September: District/County councillor consultations, Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
2nd September: Duplo Club (age 5 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
4th September: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
5th September: Coffee morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
7th September: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
7th September: WI meeting/presentation "History of Cheese & Samples", Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm
8th September: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
9th September: Duplo Club (age 5 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
11th September: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
11th September: Horticultural Society talk: "Gardens of Japan", Memorial Hall: 2.30 pm
11th September: Dementia Action Group: routine meeting, Library: 7.15 pm
12th September: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
14th September: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
14th September: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
16th September: Duplo Club (age 5 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
16th September: MP's advice/consultation 'surgery, Library: 10.00 am [BOOK! See Diary for details]
18th September: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
19th September: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
20th September: Flower Group meeting/presentation: "A Natural Harvest", Memorial Hall: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm [see the Flower Group page on this web site . . . HERE]
21st September: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
21st September: Community Sing-a-long, St. Martin's URC: 10.30 am onwards 
22nd September: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
23rd September: Duplo Club (age 5 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
25th September: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
25th September: "A Tale of Two Gardens" [Discovery Group presentation], St. Martin's URC: 2.30 pm
26th September: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
28th September: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
28th September: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
30th September: Duplo Club (age 5 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
2nd October: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
3rd October: Coffee morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
5th October: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
5th October: Community Sing-a-long, St. Martin's URC: 10.30 am onwards 
5th October: WI meeting/presentation "A Weaving Journey", Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm
7th October: District/County councillor consultations, Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
7th October: Duplo Club (age 5 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
9th October: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
9th October: Horticultural Society presentation - "A Walk on the Wildside" (see Diary for more detail), Memorial Hall: 2.30 pm
10th October: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
12th October: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
12th October: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
13th October: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
14th October: Duplo Club (age 5 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
16th October: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
17th October: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 3.30 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), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
21st October: MP's advice/consultation 'surgery, Library: 10.00 am [BOOK! See Diary for details] 
22nd October: "Songs of Praise", St. Martin's URC: 3.00 pm
23rd October: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
24th October: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
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), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
28th October: Coffee morning, Horticultural Society, Memorial Hall: 10.15 am
28th October: (provisional): "The FB Pocket Orchestra", Memorial Hall: Evening 
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
 
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