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 on the 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 (90 years-old this year: see panel below), the War Memorial & the Library.


* * * Remembrance Service & Parade: Sunday 10th November * * *
Poppies at the War Memorial on the Petwyn
The 2019 Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade (organised by The Royal British Legion and West Moors Parish Council) will be held on Sunday 10th November.

The ceremony will start at 10.30 am with a parade led by Churches Together and the Bournemouth Youth Marching Band. Councillors, together with uniformed and voluntary organisations will then assemble at the War Memorial on The Petwyn (our village green) at 10.50 am to remember the fallen who are listed on the Memorial. You are invited to join us. Roads are closed with traffic diverted to ensure safety and dignity for those assembled.

The Council are seeking volunteers for road marshalling (from 9.45 until approximately 11.15 am) and if you wish to offer your services, please contact the parish office in Park Way, or contact via links at the head of this page. 
News & Information . . . . .
 * * * Community "Litter Pick": 20th October * * *
The Parish Council now has a volunteer 'litter picker' to try and keep the community free from unwanted litter - but we need everyone's help! Annual litter collections do a good job, but it needs a more routine attack on the problem. A community Litter Pick will be held on Sunday morning, 20th October: meet up outside the Parish Office in Park Way, where a plan of campaign will be drawn up - equipment issued - and targets set. If you would like to help, please contact the Office (contact details via the link at the head of this page) by October 14th, so that some forward planning can be attempted. The Parish Council has recently issued a leaflet regarding litter - download these sheets . . . Page 1, and Page 2, or pick up a copy from the Office or the Library
 * * * Christmas Carols & seasonal Fair - volunteers needed! * * *
The annual "Carols on the Petwyn", also known as the West Moors Christmas Fair, takes place this year on Friday 6th December. The event embraces the entire community - with much of the planning & organising being provided by the local Youth Club. As with all such events, volunteers are very handy! If you think you can help, download this this poster, or contact Ray Hilton Garner on 01202 871 757 or Rosie Brown on 07710 13 23 02; they will be pleased to give you more information

What's On Soon . . . . .

+ + + OCTOBER 2019 + + +

Thursday 17th: 'Community Sing-a-Long', St. Martin's URC: 10.15 am - Noon
Thursday 17th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am
Thursday 17th: Townswomen's Guild - monthly meeting, Memorial Hall: 2.00 pm
Friday 18th: "Spanish Evening", Brook View Residential Home, 5.30 pm [see Diary 
Saturday 19th: 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: some sessions run only once a month
Saturday 19th: "Bourne-2-Sing" (Male Voice Choir), St. Mary's church: 7.30 pm [see Diary entry for more detail]
Sunday 20th: Community "Litter Pick", Parish Office (assembly point), Park Way: 11.00 am [Please advise Office by 14th October that you will attend] 
Monday 21st: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Tuesday 22nd: " Games & Puzzles ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Tuesday 22nd: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
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
Thursday 24th: Hobbies Day, Library: 2.00 - 4.30 pm [see Library page for more]
Friday 25th: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!][sessions are also available each Thursday - contact the Library for detail]
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: some sessions run only once a month
Saturday 26th: MP's "Surgery", Library: 10.00 am onwards (by prior appointment ONLY & subject to confirmation - see Diary entry for more detail)
Saturday 26th: Horticultural Society - Coffee Morning, Memorial Hall: 10.15 am
Monday 28th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th: "Crafty Half-Term", Library: 2.00 - 4.30 pm
Tuesday 29th: " Memory Box ", Library: 2.30 - 3.30 pm [see Library page for more]
Tuesday 29th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Thursday 31st: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am

+ + + NOVEMBER 2019 + + +

Saturday 2nd: Councillor advice/consultation 'surgery', 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: some sessions run only once a month 
Saturday 2nd: Wessex Vocal Consort Choir - Music for Remembrance, St. Mary's church: 7.30 pm: see Diary for more information 
Monday 4th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Monday 4th: "Knit 'n' Natter", St. Mary's Church Hall: 2.00 pm 
Tuesday 5th: Coffee Morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
Tuesday 5th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm 
Wednesday 6thCarers Support Group, The Pavilion: 10.00 am - Noon [see Diary]  
Thursday 7th: WI Bazaar, Memorial Hall: 2.15 pm (see Diary entry) 
Thursday 7th: 'Community Sing-a-Long', St. Martin's URC: 10.15 am - Noon 
Thursday 7th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
Friday 8th: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!][sessions are also available each Thursday - contact the Library for detail] 
Saturday 9th: Coffee Morning, St. Martin's URC: 10.00 am - Noon (check with venue) 
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: some sessions run only once a month 
Sunday 10th: Remembrance Sunday, Service / parade at The Petwyn Memorial: from 10.30 am (see panel at the head of this page)
Sunday 10th: "Songs of Praise & Joy", St. Martin's URC: 3.00 am [see Diary]
Monday 11th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Monday 11th: Dementia Action Group - routine meeting, Library: 7.15 pm
Tuesday 12th: " Games & Puzzles ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm 
Tuesday 12th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm 
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 
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: some sessions run only once a month 
Sunday 17th: "Forget-me-not" church service, St. Mary's parish church: 3.00 pm 
Monday 18th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Tuesday 19th: Ancestry session, Library: 2.00 - 4.00 pm [book with Library!] 
Tuesday 19th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm 
Wednesday 20th: Flower Group presentation - "Strictly Flowers", Memorial Hall: 10.00 am 
Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd: "Murder on Cue" (West Moors Drama production), Memorial Hall (times to be announced - evening: see Diary) 
Thursday 21st: 'Community Sing-a-Long', St. Martin's URC: 10.15 am - Noon 
Thursday 21st: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am 
Thursday 21st: Townswomen's Guild - monthly meeting, Memorial Hall: 2.00 pm 
Friday 22nd: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!][sessions are also available each Thursday - contact the Library for detail] 
Saturday 23rd: MP's "Surgery", Library: 10.00 am onwards (by prior appointment ONLY & subject to confirmation - see Diary entry for  more detail) 
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: some sessions run only once a month 
Saturday 23rd: Horticultural Society - members lunch & presentation, Memorial Hall: 1.00 pm [members & guests] 
Monday 25th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm 
Tuesday 26th: " Games & Puzzles ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm 
Tuesday 26th: " Memory Box ", Library: 2.30 - 3.30 pm [see Library page for more] 
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 
[ ** Christmas / seasonal events are highlighted here-under with a + ] 
+Friday 29th: Christmas Fayre, Middle School (more details as available) 
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: some sessions run only once a month 
+Saturday 30th: Christmas Fayre, St. Anthony's Church (more details available from the Church web site . . . see Diary for link) 

+ + + DECEMBER 2019 + + +

[ Some routine events are simply 'carried over' from the previous month: however, as this is the month that contains Christmas & New Year, expect variations! Alway check with the venue and/or organisers for changes. ]
Monday 2nd: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Tuesday 3rd: Coffee Morning, Pinehurst Community Church: 10.00 - 11.30 am
Tuesday 3rd: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Wednesday 4thCarers Support Group, The Pavilion: 10.00 am - Noon [see Diary]
Thursday 5th: 'Community Sing-a-Long', St. Martin's URC: 10.15 am - Noon
[ Check with organisers - Christmas may cause rescheduling of this event ]
Thursday 5th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am
+Thursday 5th: WI Christmas Party (detail from Officers' of the Institute)
+Thursday 5th: "Viva Voce Choir" - Christmas Concert, St. Mary's church: [detail to be announced]
+Friday 6th: "Carols on the Petwyn"/Christmas Fair, The Petwyn etc., [evening - see Diary]
Saturday 7th: Coffee Morning, St. Martin's URC: 10.00 am - Noon (check with venue)
Saturday 7th: Councillor advice/consultation 'surgery', 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: some sessions run only once a month
+Saturday 7th: St. Mary's parish church: Christmas Bazaar [detail later]
Monday 9th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Monday 9th: "New & Exciting Plants for your Garden", Horticultural Society talk, Memorial Hall: 2.30 pm
Tuesday 10th: " Games & Puzzles ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Tuesday 10th: " Memory Box ", Library: 2.30 - 3.30 pm [see Library page for more]
Tuesday 10th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Wednesday 11th: "Spirit of Winter" - Flower Group talk, Memorial Hall: 10.00 am
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 & Saturday 14th: West Moors Singers - Christmas concert, St. Anthony's Church: [other detail here as available]
Friday 13th: "Digital Champion" - help with computers, Library: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm [BOOKING ESSENTIAL!][sessions are also available each Thursday - contact the Library for detail]
Saturday 14th: Coffee Morning, St. Martin's URC: 10.00 am - Noon (check with venue)
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: some sessions run only once a month
Monday 16th: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Tuesday 17th: Ancestry session, Library: 2.00 - 4.00 pm [book with Library!]
Tuesday 17th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Thursday 19th: 'Community Sing-a-Long', St. Martin's URC: 10.15 am - Noon
[ Check with organisers - Christmas may cause rescheduling of this event ]

Thursday 19th: "Rhyme Time": for babies/toddlers, Library: 10.30 - 11.15 am
Thursday 19th: Townswomen's Guild - monthly meeting, Memorial Hall: 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: some sessions run only once a month
Monday 23rd: "Knit & Natter", Library: 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Tuesday 24th: " Games & Puzzles ", Library: 2.30 - 4.00 pm [check beforehand - as it's Christmas Eve, the Library may close early!]
Tuesday 24th: Lego Club, Library: 4.30 - 5.30 pm [check beforehand - as it's Christmas Eve, the Library may close early!]
 
+Christmas Day: Wednesday 25th (Public Holiday)
+Boxing Day: Thursday 26th (Public Holiday)
 
[ +++ For later events - where known/confirmed - see the Diary +++ ]
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.

 
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.
[ Although the 'Parish Plan' was issued back in 2007, it is still relevant with much useful information contained therein: see the file (pdf format) . . . West Moors Parish Plan 2007 ]
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 information on this important history will be found at this page. . . Railway anniversaries
In 2018, the community paid its tribute to those who died or were otherwise affected during the conflict known as the 'Great War' of 1914-1918. Nearly one thousand people attended the annual service of Remembrance at the village War Memorial on the 11th November that year - exactly 100 years since the cessation of hostilities. See . . . Remembrance in West Moors 
Memorial Hall at 90
 The front of the Memorial Hall from Station Rd
The view above is of the front of West Moors Memorial Hall, as seen from Station Road. The Hall was funded by subscription and was opened in 1929 and so this year marks the 90th anniversary of its foundation. It is dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in the Great War (1914-1918). It is the 'village hall' for West Moors and is run by an independent Hall Council, made up of users and representatives of the community, including the Parish Council. Many activities, both regular and 'one-off' take place here - the Diary and "What's On Soon" sections of this web site are testament to that. See also the . . . Memorial Hall web site 

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, a correction to the current information displayed or difficulty accessing the various pages please email me. You might also like to download, print & display this Handy Graphic [text-only copy] that summarises the information available on this web site.


Contact . . .  E: westmoorsman@gmail.com