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 

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 . . . . .
 * * * Morebus X6 (Ferndown -> Poole direction) * * *

Morebus have now published details of the retiming of the first X6 of the day southbound (with effect Tuesday May 30th, Monday is a Bank Holiday) to aid a punctual arrival in Poole. For West Moors users, the first Monday - Friday journey TOWARDS Ferndown & Poole will now be 5 minutes earlier; this bus is used by many for access to work, school, college and early hospital appointments, so this earlier time should be allowed for as the next bus isn't for another 90 minutes! The on-line timetables on the Morebus site have now been updated and the summary sheets on this site will be changed in the last week of May

 * * * Carers Week: June 12th - 17th * * *

Carers week runs from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th June; various events will be held to mark this event - they will be listed as available in the "What's On Soon" section below . . .   

 * * * Good Neighbour / Befriending Scheme * * *

West Moors Group Practice are hoping to set up a "Good Neighbour / Befriending Scheme" here in West Moors; they are having a recruitment afternoon to try and get volunteers for the project: a session will be held in the Library (Station Road, corner with Moorlands Road) on Thursday 6th July at 2.30 pm. For more detail - see the Diary entry and also this poster . . . HERE  

 * * * Dementia Awareness Week * * *

The Alzheimer's Society in Dorset & Somerset are 'flying high' this year with kite-related activities to mark Dementia Awareness Week, 14th - 20th May: more details are linked from the relevant points on this page . . . HERE 

 * * * West Moors Multi-Activity Day * * *

The parish council are organising a "Multi-Activity Day" on Fryer Field this summer . . . Saturday 1st July [11 am - 3 pm] . . . with proceeds to go towards funding recreational developments on Fryer Field - which is our parish 'playing field'. For more detail, see the Diary entry for this date. The Council seeks volunteers to help with the organisation, both in advance and on the day: see this poster . . . HERE for more detail & contact points  

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 * * * County Council elections * * *

These will take place on Thursday 4th May: see Diary entry for information

 * * * General (UK-wide) Election * * *

This is taking place on Thursday 8th June: see Diary entry for information 

What's On Soon . . . . .

1st May: May Day Holiday (Public Holiday) 
2nd MayCoffee morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
3rd May: Drop-In session: Legal Matters, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon 
4th May: *** ELECTION DAY - DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL *** 
4th May: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
6th May: Horticultural Society: plant sale, Memorial Hall: 10.00 am - Noon 
6th May: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
8th May: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
9th May: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
11th May: Drop-In session: Accountancy & Taxation, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm 
11th May: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
11th May: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
11th May: "Remembering Great Entertainers" (WI talk), Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm
12th May: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
13th MayCoffee morning, St. Martin's URC: 10.00 - Noon 
13th May: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
14th - 20th May: Dementia Awareness Week (see panel above) 
15th May: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
16th May: Drop-In session: Savings & Pensions, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon 
16th May: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
16th May: Coffee & Craft session - Dementia Awareness event, Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm 
17th May: Flower Group presentation: "Wedding Wonders", Memorial Hall: 10.00 am 
17th May: " 50+ Information Day ", Ferndown (RBL/Church Road): 10.00 am - 2.00 pm (see Diary entry for more detail & contacts) 
18th May: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
20th May: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
22nd May: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
23rd May: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
24th May: Drop-In session: Pre-paid Funeral Planning, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon 
24th May: " Music to Stir the Heart " (West Moors Singers), St. Anthony's church hall: 7.30 pm [see the Diary entry for further detail]
25th May: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
25th May: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
26th May: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
26th May: " Music to Stir the Heart " (West Moors Singers), Barrington Theatre, Ferndown: 7.30 pm [see the Diary entry for further detail]
27th May: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
29th May: Spring Holiday (Public Holiday) 
30th May: " Magistrates in the Community " (St. Mary's Insights), St. Mary's church hall: 7.30 pm
1st June: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
1st June: Cybercrime prevention (WI talk/presentation), Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm
3rd JuneDistrict/County councillor consultations, Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
3rd June: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
3rd June: Barn Dance, Sturts Farm Community: from 6.30 pm 
3rd June: " An Evening with 'Ball & Socket' ", Memorial Hall: 7.30 pm [see Diary]  
5th June: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
6th JuneCoffee morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
6th June: "Exmoor and the Wild Red Deer" (Horticultural Society talk), Memorial Hall: 7.30 pm 
7th June: Drop-In session: Legal Matters, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon 
8th June: *** GENERAL ELECTION (SEE DIARY) *** 
8th June: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
8th June: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
9th June: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
10th June: Coffee morning, St. Martin's URC: 10.00 am - Noon 
10th June: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
12th June: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
13th June: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
15th June: Drop-In session: Accountancy & Taxation, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm 
15th June: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
15th June: " Tea Party " (as part of Carers week), Library: 3.00 - 4.00 pm
17th June: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
19th June: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
20th June: Drop-In session: Savings & Pensions, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon 
20th June: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
21st June: "Fly me to the Moon" (Flower Group presentation), Memorial Hall: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm (see Diary for detail)
22nd June: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
22nd June: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
23rd June: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
23rd June: "Summer Fayre", West Moors Middle School: [detail to follow]
24th June: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
24th June: School/Church Summer Fete, St. Mary's school field: Noon - 3.00 pm
26th June: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
27th June: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
28th June: Drop-In session: Pre-paid Funeral Planning, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon 
29th June: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
1st JulyDistrict/County councillor consultations, Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
1st July: West Moors Multi-Activity Day, Fryer Field: 11.00 am - 3.00 pm [see panel above & Diary entry]
1st July: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
3rd July: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
4th JulyCoffee morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
5th July: Drop-In session: Legal Matters, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon 
6th July: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
6th July: WI meeting/presentation "All aboard the Mary Rose", Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm
6th July: Good Neighbour/Befriending event (see panel above): 2.30 pm 
8th July: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
8th July: " Farmival 2017 ", Gullivers Farm: Noon - 5.00 pm [see Diary entry] 
8th/9th July: West Moors Youth Football Tournament (Fryer Field/provisional) 
9th July: " Forget-me-not " church service [Dementia Friends], St. Mary's parish church: 3.00 pm 
10th July: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
11th July: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
13th July: Drop-In session: Accountancy & Taxation, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm 
13th July: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
13th July: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
14th July: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
15th July: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
17th July: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
18th July: Drop-In session: Savings & Pensions, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon 
18th July: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
19th July: Flower Group: Sapphire Tea Party, Memorial Hall: 2.00 pm   
20th July: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
22nd July: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
24th July: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
25th July: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
26th July: Drop-In session: Pre-paid Funeral Planning, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon 
27th July: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
27th July: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
28th July: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
29th July: Duplo Club (age 8 and under), Library: 10.00 am - Noon 
30th July: " Railway Day ", Glenwood Road (see Diary entry): Noon onwards 
30th July: Cottesmore Farm Open Garden: 2.00 - 5.00 pm [see Diary] 
31st July: "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. 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