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 . . . . .
 * * * West Moors: Multi Activity Day July 2018 * * *
Planning is well underway for the 2018 'MAD' event to be held on Fryer Field on 14th July; the Parish Office is co-ordinating preliminary work for this event. Volunteers are invited to come forward NOW ... see this poster ... HERE for more information. Also, potential stall holders are invited to express an interest and this poster . . . HERE gives further detail. As well as raising funds for enhancements to Fryer Field, this year's event will support the local Air Ambulance Service
* * * Digital Champions - Can You Help? * * *
The Superfast Dorset project is looking to increase its army of 'Digital Champion' volunteers, who run free sessions across the county to pass on basic skills. Volunteers can do as many or as few hours as they wish and make a huge difference to people's lives. If you are passionate about the 'online world', have good IT and mentoring skills, lots of patience and want to contribute, see this page . . . HERE
 * * * Christmas & New Year rubbish/recycling arrangements * * *
Although on other 'holiday' weekends through the year, refuse/recycling collections generally remain unaltered, over Christmas/New Year, the days on which DWP work necessarily change: full details are laid out . . . HERE. Details of extra collections are also given, BUT DWP no longer collect 'real' Christmas trees and there is advice on what to do with these at the bottom of that page 
* * * Christmas & New Year bus services * * *
Both local bus operators have now published details of services over the Christmas & New Year period; a summary of these can be found at this page . . . HERE. Remember always to check with the operator's web site or on-bus displays for any changes etc., to these arrangements
*+*+* Christmas events in the local churches *+*+*
Some church-based events connected with Christmas are listed below (and expanded upon in the Diary); however there are many more services & other celebrations at this season arranged by all four churches in West Moors: to see these, have a look at the links to the individual church web sites . . . HERE
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What's On Soon . . . . .

16th December: "The Christmas Story: Bethlehem, Belles & Beaux", St. Mary's church: 7.30 pm [see Diary for more detail]
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 
19th December: Christmas crafts for children, Library: 2.30 - 3.30 pm [BOOK!]
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 Dash (see Diary)
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1st January 2018: New Year's Day (Holiday)
2nd January: Coffee morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.30 pm
2nd January: "Chatterbooks" (see Library page), Library: 4.00 - 5.15 pm 
4th January: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
4th January: WI "Social Memories", Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm
6th January: District/County councillor consultations, Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
6th January: 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 
8th January: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
8th January: Horticultural Society - talk "The Most Flowering Places in the World", Memorial Hall: 2.30 pm
9th January: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm
11th January: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
11th January: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
12th January: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
13th January: 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 
15th January: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
16th January: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 4.00 pm 
17th January: Flower Group - Coffee morning, Memorial Hall: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
18th January: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
20th January: 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 
22nd January: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
23rd January: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm
25th January: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
25th January: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
26th January: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
27th January: 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 
27th January: Local MP, advice 'surgery', Library: 10.00 am [BOOK - see Diary]
27th January: Horticultural Society - Coffee morning, Memorial Hall: 10.15 am on
29th January: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
1st February: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
1st February: WI talk "Under the Veil", Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm
3rd February: District/County councillor consultations, Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
3rd February: 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 
3rd February: " Barn Dance/Fish & Chip Supper ", Memorial Hall: 7.30 pm [see Diary for more detail]
5th February: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
6th February: Coffee morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.30 pm 
6th February: "Chatterbooks" (see Library page), Library: 4.00 - 5.15 pm 
8th February: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
8th February: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
9th February: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
10th February: 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 
10th February: Concert with Dianne Tompkins, St. Mary's church [awaiting more detail]
12th February: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
12th February: Horticultural Society - AGM, then a talk "The Wildlife of Hengistbury Head", Memorial Hall: 2.00 pm  [note time]
13th February: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm 
15th February: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
17th February: 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 
19th February: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
19th February: Dementia Action Group - meeting, Library: evening (see the page on this web site for the DAG . . . HERE
20th February: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 4.00 pm 
21st February: Flower Group - AGM (members), Memorial Hall: 10.00 am
22nd February: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
22nd February: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
23rd February: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
24th February: 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 
24th February: Local MP, advice 'surgery', Library: 10.00 am [BOOK - see Diary] 
26th February: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
27th February: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 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. 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