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 . . . . .
 * * * Annual Public Meeting * * *

The Annual Public (or Parish) Meeting will take place this year on Thursday 20th April - venue: St. Anthony's Church Hall. Access for pedestrians is off both Station Road & Woolslope Road, for motorists from Woolslope Road. The meeting will be preceded by a presentation from Martyn Underhill, the Police & Crime Commissioner for Dorset. This will take place at 7.00 pm, with the formal 'Meeting' immediately afterwards: this is an open meeting. For more detail, see the Diary entry for this date  

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 * * * County Council elections * * *

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

 * * * Easter in West Moors * * *

All four churches in West Moors hold special services to mark Easter: follow the links under for more detail . . . (dates in the listing below)
* Pinehurst Community Church, Pinehurst Road . . . HERE
* St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Pinehurst Road . . . HERE
* St. Martin's United Reformed Church, Station Road . . . HERE
* St. Mary's C-of-E Parish Church, Station Road . . . HERE
 

What's On Soon . . . . .

23rd March: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
23rd March: "Rhyme Time/Toddler Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
24th March: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
25th March: Horticultural Society - Spring Show, Memorial Hall: 1.30 pm
27th March: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
27th March: "The sights & sounds of New Zealand & the South Pacific", St. Martin's Discovery Group: 2.30 pm 
28th March: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
28th March: Dementia Action Group - meeting (all welcome), Tap & Railway (note change of venue): 6.30 pm 
29th March: "Meet the Author" - Ben Kane [see Diary for detail], Library: 7.00 pm [BOOK AHEAD!] 
30th March: "Rhyme Time/Toddler Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
1st April: District/County councillor consultations, Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am  
2nd April: East Dorset DC, Civic Service, St. Mary's church: 3.00 pm 
3rd April: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
4th AprilCoffee morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
5th April: Drop-In session: Legal Matters, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon 
6th April: "Rhyme Time/Toddler Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
6th, 7th, 8th AprilDrama Society productions, Memorial Hall: 7.00 for 7.45 pm / see Diary for detail 
7th April: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
7th April: WI AGM (members only) 
8th April: Coffee morning, St. Martin's URC: 10.00 am - Noon 
10th April: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
10th April: Horticultural Society talk: "Botanic Gardens from the Arctic Circle to the Tropics", Memorial Hall: 2.30 pm
10th April: West Moors Memorial Hall: AGM, Memorial Hall: 7.30 pm 
11th April: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
11th April: " Easter Fun ", Library: 2.30 - 3.30 pm [BOOK AHEAD!] 
13th April: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
13th April: "Rhyme Time/Toddler Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
13th April: Drop-In session: Accountancy & Taxation, The Coffee Lounge: Noon - 4.00 pm 
14th April: Good Friday (Public Holiday)
16th April: Easter Sunday (for church-based events see appropriate web pages)
17th April: Easter Monday (Public Holiday)
 
18th April: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
18th April: Drop-In session: Savings & Pensions, The Coffee Lounge: 2.00 - 4.00 pm 
19th April: Flower Group: " Spectacular South African flora ", Memorial Hall: 10.00 am 
20th April: "Rhyme Time/Toddler Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
20th April: Annual Public Meeting, St. Anthony's Church Hall: 7.00 pm - for more on this see the Diary 
24th April: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
24th April: "The Trans-Siberian Express, Moscow to Beijing - the Hard Way! ", St. Martin's Discovery Group: 2.30 pm 
25th April: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
26th April: Drop-In session: Pre-paid Funeral Planning, The Coffee Lounge: 10.00 am - Noon 
27th April: Coffee morning/adult colouring, Library: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
27th April: "Rhyme Time/Toddler Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
28th April: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
29th April: Constituency MP: Surgery, Library: 10.00 am [BOOK, see Diary] 
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 
6th May: District/County councillor consultations, Library: 10.00 - 11.00 am 
8th May: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
9th May: " Board Games for the Bored ", Library: 2.30 pm onwards 
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: Drop-In session: Accountancy & Taxation, The Coffee Lounge: Noon - 4.00 pm 
12th May: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 - Noon [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!] 
13th MayCoffee morning, St. Martin's URC: 10.00 - Noon 
15th May: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
16th May: Ancestry sessions, Library [BOOK - see Library page]: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
16th May: Drop-In session: Savings & Pensions, The Coffee Lounge: 2.00 - 4.00 pm 
17th May: Flower Group presentation: "Wedding Wonders", Memorial Hall: 10.00 am 
18th May: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
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 
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!] 
29th May: Spring Holiday (Public Holiday) 
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: this group meets regularly and the original plan plus periodic meeting notes can be downloaded ... 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