Diary

Every effort will be made to check entries for accurate information but the Town (formerly Parish) council cannot be held responsible for any errors in the listed events. If in doubt, check with the organiser or the management of the venue indicated. Regular events held in the Library are listed on the appropriate page: 'special' events will appear below. All such events will be listed in 'What's On Soon' in the Community Information section. If you are unable to access details listed here, please contact the webmaster for the Community pages using this email link
***** Coronavirus ( Covid-19 ) & planned events ***** 
All events listed below are planned well ahead of time; inevitably, with the current emergency, MANY WILL BE cancelled, postponed or otherwise altered. Please always check with the organiser or venue ahead of time before attending: any changes notified will be reflected below.

** Effective early July, a gradual relaxation of the strict 'lockdown' regulations may allow some organisations to restart their programmes of events etc. Where these are notified, they will appear in the listing below.

*~* 2020 *~*

EVENTS IN JULY (AND LATER) MAY BE CONSIDERABLY ALTERED OR CANCELLED ... MORE INFORMATION WHEN AVAILABLE: FOR THE TIME BEING, I'VE LEFT LISTINGS INTACT UNLESS I HAVE DEFINITE NOTIFICATION OF CANCELLATION ETC.
July 2020:
Tuesday 7th ( CANCELLED )
Coffee Morning
Pinehurst Community Church, 90 Pinehurst Road
10.00 - 11.30 am
Join us for coffee and homemade cakes, you'll be sure of a warm welcome! Regular 'first Tuesday of the month' event, except August.
For more on the work of this church, see this web site Pinehurst Community Church
Saturday 11th July ( CANCELLED )
Westival 2020
**** CANCELLED ****

Wednesday 15th July ( CANCELLED )
West Moors Flower Group: presentation " Foam Free "
CANCELLED
 

Thursday 16th July ( SEE TEXT )
'Community Sing-a-long'
St. Martin's URC, Station Road ( corner with Moorlands Road/opposite Library )
10.30 am
** CANCELLED AT THE CHURCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE **
BUT NOTE THAT ST. MARTIN'S ARE PRESENTING AN ALTERNATIVE VIA LOCAL RADIO STATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA: CONTACT THEM FOR MORE DETAIL VIA THEIR WEB SITE . . .
Thursday 16th July
( CANCELLED - AWAITING INFORMATION ON THE FUTURE )

Townswomen's Guild: routine monthly meeting
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
2.00 - 4.00 pm
This group meets on the third Thursday of each month.
For more on the work of the local Guild, and to contact for further information, there is a page on this web site; and for the work of the TG nationwide, see this site UK Townswomen's Guild
Sunday 19th July ( ASSUMED CANCELLED BUT SEE NOTE UNDER ) 
Garden open for charity
Cottesmore Farm, Newman Lane (access off Station Road, junction near Sturts Farm): post code = BH22 0LW
** On the 2nd June, the National Garden Scheme announced that the gardens that make up the organisation would begin to open across England  but using a system of pre-booking / pre-purchased tickets, timed slots, restrictions on numbers attending & of course observing all the 'Social Distancing' rules: there will be NO refreshments available, but some gardens may, individually, offer picnic facilities. The 'roll-out' of gardens taking part will be announced on the National Garden Scheme website - which is also the place where you would book your ticket(s) and find other information: keep checking back to that site for gardens available - if we become aware of the above opening, then this entry will confirm that fact. 

Sunday 26th July ( ASSUMED CANCELLED BUT SEE NOTE UNDER ) 
Garden open for charity
Cottesmore Farm, Newman Lane (access off Station Road, junction near Sturts Farm): post code = BH22 0LW
2.00 - 5.00 pm
** On the 2nd June, the National Garden Scheme announced that the gardens that make up the organisation would begin to open across England  but using a system of pre-booking / pre-purchased tickets, timed slots, restrictions on numbers attending & of course observing all the 'Social Distancing' rules: there will be NO refreshments available, but some gardens may, individually, offer picnic facilities. The 'roll-out' of gardens taking part will be announced on the National Garden Scheme website - which is also the place where you would book your ticket(s) and find other information: keep checking back to that site for gardens available - if we become aware of the above opening, then this entry will confirm that fact.
Thursday 30th July
Annual Town Meeting - West Moors Town Council
VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY!
Contact the Council office ( see ' Contact ' tab at the head of this page ) for more information.

August 2020:
Sunday 9th August ( ASSUMED CANCELLED BUT SEE NOTE UNDER ) 
Garden open for charity
Cottesmore Farm, Newman Lane (access off Station Road, junction near Sturts Farm): post code = BH22 0LW
** On the 2nd June, the National Garden Scheme announced that the gardens that make up the organisation would begin to open across England  but using a system of pre-booking / pre-purchased tickets, timed slots, restrictions on numbers attending & of course observing all the 'Social Distancing' rules: there will be NO refreshments available, but some gardens may, individually, offer picnic facilities. The 'roll-out' of gardens taking part will be announced on the National Garden Scheme website - which is also the place where you would book your ticket(s) and find other information: keep checking back to that site for gardens available - if we become aware of the above opening, then this entry will confirm that fact.
Thursday 20th August ( CANCELLED UNTIL OTHERWISE NOTIFIED)
Townswomen's Guild: routine monthly meeting
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
2.00 - 4.00 pm
This group meets on the third Thursday of each month.
For more on the work of the local Guild, and to contact for further information, there is a page on this web site; and for the work of the TG nationwide, see this site UK Townswomen's Guild
Saturday 29th August ( CANCELLED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED )
Horticultural Society: Summer Show
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
1.30 pm
For more about the Society, visit the page - opens in a new window - on this site West Moors: Horticultural Society
Late Summer Holiday: August 31st (Public Holiday)
September 2020:
Tuesday 1st September
( PRESUMED CANCELLED - BUT COULD BE UPDATED )

Coffee Morning
Pinehurst Community Church, 90 Pinehurst Road
10.00 - 11.30 am
Join us for coffee and homemade cakes, you'll be sure of a warm welcome! Regular 'first Tuesday of the month' event, except August.
For more on the work of this church, see this web site Pinehurst Community Church
Wednesday 2nd September ( PRESUMED CANCELLED ) 
Garden open
Brook View Care Home, Riverside Road ( junction off Station Road opposite Centenary Place: post code = BH22 0LQ )
11.00 am - 5.00 pm
Home-made teas. Teas in the morning; cream teas in afternoon. Payment by donation ( Adult £3.50, accompanied children free )
[ Entry based on information from the National Garden Scheme website: may be altered nearer the time - always check with venue to make sure there are no last-minute changes and to arrange for special facilities such as disability access. Several other gardens are open in the local area during the year - use the link for the National Garden Scheme to find more.] 
For more information, see the Brook View web site
 
Thursday 3rd September ( provisional - check with venue )
'Community Sing-a-long'
St. Martin's URC, Station Road ( corner with Moorlands Road/opposite Library )
10.30 am
Starting around 10.30 am, and coffee or tea and biscuits are available. This is a time to meet and get to know the others: From around 10.45 am until Noon, there are a selection of well-known music and songs from bygone times to join in and enjoy ( or just listen ) and some other activities. [ Regular 'first and third' Thursday of the month event -
but no events in August and check for holiday changes etc.
For more detail, follow this link - which opens in a new window - United Reformed Church (St. Martin's) web site ]

Sunday 6th September ( PRESUMED CANCELLED ) 
Garden open
Brook View Care Home, Riverside Road ( junction off Station Road opposite Centenary Place: post code = BH22 0LQ )
11.00 am - 5.00 pm
Home-made teas. Teas in the morning; cream teas in afternoon. Payment by donation ( Adult £3.50, accompanied children free )
[ Entry based on information from the National Garden Scheme website: may be altered nearer the time - always check with venue to make sure there are no last-minute changes and to arrange for special facilities such as disability access. Several other gardens are open in the local area during the year - use the link for the National Garden Scheme to find more.]
For more information, see the Brook View web site
 
Monday 14th September ( NEEDS TO BE CONFIRMED )
Horticultural Society: Illustrated talk:
" Exploring the Dorset Stour ", speaker: John Combes
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
2.30 pm
For more about the Society, visit the page - opens in a new window - on this site West Moors: Horticultural Society 
Wednesday 16th September (NEEDS TO BE CONFIRMED )
West Moors Flower Group: presentation " Miss Potter and Friends "
Speaker: Elizabeth Witcomb
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
10.00 am
[ These entries are taken from the West Moors Flower Group web page - this is an external site which opens in a new window. ]
For more information, and to check for last-minute changes etc., please refer to that page - or contact the Officers of the Group as listed.]
Thursday 17th September ( provisional - check with venue )
'Community Sing-a-long'
St. Martin's URC, Station Road ( corner with Moorlands Road/opposite Library )
10.30 am
Starting around 10.30 am, and coffee or tea and biscuits are available. This is a time to meet and get to know the others: From around 10.45 am until Noon, there are a selection of well-known music and songs from bygone times to join in and enjoy ( or just listen ) and some other activities. [ Regular 'first and third' Thursday of the month event -
but no events in August and check for holiday changes etc.
For more detail, follow this link - which opens in a new window - United Reformed Church (St. Martin's) web site ]

October 2020:
Tuesday 6th October ( provisional - check with venue before attending )
Coffee Morning
Pinehurst Community Church, 90 Pinehurst Road
10.00 - 11.30 am
Join us for coffee and homemade cakes, you'll be sure of a warm welcome! Regular 'first Tuesday of the month' event, except August.
For more on the work of this church, see this web site Pinehurst Community Church
Monday 12th October
Horticultural Society: Illustrated talk:
" Gardens of the Rich and Famous ", speaker: David Moon
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
2.30 pm
For more about the Society, visit the page - opens in a new window - on this site West Moors: Horticultural Society 
Wednesday 21st October
West Moors Flower Group: presentation " Inspirational "
Speaker: Emily Broomhead
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
10.00 am
[ These entries are taken from the West Moors Flower Group web page - this is an external site which opens in a new window. ]
For more information, and to check for last-minute changes etc., please refer to that page - or contact the Officers of the Group as listed.]
Saturday 31st October
Horticultural Society: Coffee Morning
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
10.15 am
For more about the Society, visit the page - opens in a new window - on this site West Moors: Horticultural Society
November 2020:
Sunday 8th November
Remembrance Parade & Service (provisional information)
Parade down Station Road, through the shopping centre, with Service at the War Memorial on The Petwyn
10.30 am (parade proceeds down Station Road from Riverside Road assembly), with Service beginning 10.50 am (2 minute silence at 11.00 am).
See the panel at the head of the 'News and Information' page on this web site. Roads are closed for safety and dignity of the service

Wednesday 11th November
 + + + Armistice Day + + +
Two-minute silence at 11.00 am 
Wednesday 18th November
West Moors Flower Group: presentation " Lumiere "
Speaker: Denise Jones
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
10.00 am
[ These entries are taken from the West Moors Flower Group web page - this is an external site which opens in a new window. ]
For more information, and to check for last-minute changes etc., please refer to that page - or contact the Officers of the Group as listed.]
Saturday 21st November
Horticultural Society: Members lunch followed by Presentation of Cups and Trophies
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
1.00 pm
Members & Guests; for more on the Society, visit the Horticultural Society web page on this site - opens in a new window 
December 2020:
Wednesday 9th December ( note date - earlier in month than normal )
West Moors Flower Group: presentation " Christmas Carols "
Speaker: Julie Jeans
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
10.00 am
[ These entries are taken from the West Moors Flower Group web page - this is an external site which opens in a new window. ]
For more information, and to check for last-minute changes etc., please refer to that page - or contact the Officers of the Group as listed.]
Monday 14th December
Horticultural Society: Illustrated talk:
" Gardening for wildlife ", speaker: Alan Edmondson
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
2.30 pm
For more about the Society, visit the page on this site West Moors: Horticultural Society - opens in a new window 
Friday 25th December: Christmas Day (Public Holiday)
Saturday 26th December: Boxing Day
Monday 28th December: Bank Holiday in lieu of 26th (Public Holiday)

*~* 2021 *~*

January 2021:
Friday 1st January (2021): New Year's Day (Public Holiday) 
Monday 11th January (2021)
Horticultural Society: Illustrated talk:
" Wonderful Water Gardens ", speaker: Mike Webber
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
2.30 pm
For more about the Society, visit the page on this site West Moors: Horticultural Society - opens in a new window 
Wednesday 20th January (2021)
West Moors Flower Group: Coffee Morning
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
10.00 am
[ These entries are taken from the West Moors Flower Group web page - this is an external site which opens in a new window. ]
For more information, and to check for last-minute changes etc., please refer to that page - or contact the Officers of the Group as listed.]
February 2021:
Wednesday 17th Febuary (2021)
West Moors Flower Group: Annual General Meeting
Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite parish church)
10.00 am
[ These entries are taken from the West Moors Flower Group web page - this is an external site which opens in a new window. ]
For more information, and to check for last-minute changes etc., please refer to that page - or contact the Officers of the Group as listed.]