Parish Council crestWelcome to West Moors   

Station Road Looking northA great place to live

Welcome to our website where you will find information about your Town Council and village.

In the Council Information section you can find out about the activities of your Town Council.

The Community Information section gives details of West Moors clubs, societies, churches, schools, sports and voluntary organisations .

West Moors Town Council are pleased to provide this service to local organisations free of charge so please make sure your organisation is featured with up to date information.

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Play Areas Re-opening
On the 4th July as per government guidance West Moors Town Council will be reopening the children's play areas at Fryer Field and Oakhurst Road. Guidance for the use of the Council owned play areas is available here. 

 Food Waste Bags

If you are a vulnerable resident of West Moors self-isolating and need food waste bags, West Moors Town Council are offering a delivery service on a Wednesday. All you need to do is contact 07561 652603 or email and we will endeavour to reply asap to arrange. When leaving a message please leave a contact phone number and address for delivery.

Please note we are only providing this service within the boundaries of West Moors.

If you need a new food waste bin, please contact us on the above number and we will get a bin to you (West Moors residents only).

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World Environment Day: 2020

World Environment Day this year takes place on Friday June 5th. This is a perfect opportunity to get involved by entering a competition based on this event, sponsored by the Town Council. The Chairman will be the judge of the best poster and will also draw a winner from all the correct answers ( a 4-word message ) obtained once all 3 activities are completed.
Poster: introduction to the World Environment Day competition & activities.
Poster: the three competition elements (Word Search, Crossword, Word Scramble) plus the entry form for the 4-word message.
More information regarding the competition etc., is contained within the first poster: click on the logo alongside for a world-wide perspective on this event.

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 Parish Council crest West Moors Town Council: Combined Annual Reports 2019-2020

Under normal circumstances, there would have been an Annual Public Meeting of the Town Council on the 16th April 2020: at these 'open' meetings, councillors and the public assemble and receive a briefing on the work of the Council over the year past from the Chairman of the Council and the Chairs of the individual committees. Although that meeting did not take place, the Annual Report that would have been presented is now available to view on this web site.
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 Parish Council crest Meetings of the Full Council during the Covid-19 emergency

On the 30th April 2020, the Town Council held its first ever 'virtual' meeting of the Full Council. It is intended to hold such meetings in this manner for the duration of the restrictions on meetings due to Coronavirus/Covid-19. However, at the present time it is not intended to hold committee meetings in this way.
If you wish to 'attend' the virtual meeting please email the Council office and joining instructions will be sent to you. Agendas will be published in the usual way on the Agenda page of this web site (under Council Information). 

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May 2020 Newsletter: VE75 Anniversary

The Council has produced a special Newsletter ( No. 8 / May 2020 ) which contains much information regarding the commemoration of the 75 years since VE Day in 1945. There are many quotes from local residents who remember that day - and some special poems and other texts which mark the event. Download a copy from this web site and perhaps print out for anyone who hasn't got internet access. Unfortunately the Council Office is closed at the moment, so paper copies aren't readily available, but copies will be distributed to various residential care homes around the community.
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 Parish Council crest April 2020 Newsletter

The latest Town Council newsletter is now available! Among items in this issue: Coronavirus impacts on West Moors & Council activities ... tentative plans regarding the Village Litter Pick, Annual Public Meeting & Westival ( all CANCELLED for 2020 ) ... useful contact numbers / email addresses etc., regarding support for isolated / vulnerable residents ... detail of the work of Pinehurst Community Church Action Group in support of local residents ... Good Citizen Award details ... Food Caddy bags delivery service ( see item below ) ... and of course the usual information about Councillors, how to contact etc. 
Although the Council Office is closed 'for the duration' you can download a copy from this web site ... and perhaps print out for others to see!
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 Parish Council crest Name change from Parish Council to Town Council

On Thursday 27th February, the Full Council resolved to change the name of the Council from Parish to Town. They both have the same statutory powers and can provide the same services. A record of the discussion leading to this change can be viewed in the Minutes published on this web site.

Your council has decided to change its name from Parish Council to Town Council.

As you will know, there was a major change in the local government organisation of Dorset last year with the creation of the Unitary Authority of Dorset Council. This has meant in practice that there is no longer an East Dorset District Council and your local Council has taken on many more services and responsibilities and expects to be required to take on even more in the future. West Moors has over 7,500 residents and is the 15th largest population in Dorset (out of 164 settlements). Dorset Council recently issued a Draft Local Plan to be produced by 2024 which shows that West Moors is categorised as Tier 2 - Towns and Other Main Settlements within the proposed Settlement Hierarchy

West Moors has very clearly defined boundaries and there will not be a change to its nature or character by this change of name. It may mean that the Council is better placed to protect and enhance what we already have and can respond positively to any future challenges. The costs of this change will be small, mainly being changes in signs; letterheads, invoices etc are printed ‘as required’ so no additional cost. A Town Council is not required to have a mayor.

The change of name from Parish to Town will also help to clarify the difference between the Civil Parish and the Church (Ecclesiastical) Parish as, unfortunately, the office has had many enquiries for booking for Christenings and Confirmations.

Your Council will continue to protect and enhance the facilities and social life of West Moors and ensure that the community continues to thrive.

Work is now underway to rename documents, web pages etc., on this site to reflect this change - but inevitably some will be missed! All documents on this site are current and will shortly reflect the altered name. The 'Header' and 'Footer' straps on this site will not be changed until a new web site is brought into use in summer of this year. At that time, the web address, email names etc., will also be altered to reflect the transformation; full details will be notified nearer the time.

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Use 'Amazon Smile' and help fund the refurbishment of the Skatepark!

The Council is leading the effort to raise funds for the complete refurbishment of our Skatepark on Fryer Field. You can now help: if you use Amazon for your online purchases, why not register with 'Amazon Smile', when at no cost to you, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible products towards the charity set up to further this aim: the name of the charity to look for is ... West Moors Youth Club ... as the work is being undertaken in association with the Club. The News Release issued recently has more detail. [ The download will open in a new window ]
You can also keep up to date with news using the dedicated page on this web site for the Skatepark, where information and links will be posted that might be found useful; the page opens in a new window. If you are unable to access the documents here, please contact the Council Office for further information (when open - currently closed due to the Covid-19 emergency).

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