Clubs, societies etc . . .

This section list clubs, societies etc., that don't have their own external web site or a page hosted here. I have attempted to keep the listing up to date, but bear in mind that details are sometimes changed - and those changes don't always make it to me! If you are aware of errors, please let me know.

Sturts Community Trust have (from summer 2016) made available land & facilities to enable local people to have an allotment. Information / images provided by the Sturts Community can be seen . . . HERE.
There is an Allotment Holders Association, but in the first instance, applications for a plot should be made through the Parish Office: contact as below for more detail:-
[Information correct when last checked January 2019]

Parish Office

 T: 01202 861 044

Art Society
A friendly group who meet in the West Moors Memorial Hall on Monday mornings 9.15 am - Noon (but check beforehand for summer break, usually in August & there are no meetings on Bank/Public Holiday Mondays) - all welcome. Members work in all mediums and help & encourage each other. A demonstration by a professional artist is usually available on the second Monday in each month. Call for more details as below:-
[Information correct when last checked March 2019 / West Moors Directory entry]


 T: 01202 893 547 

Dancing Classes ("Rhythm & Dance") 
Rhythm and Dance: offers classes in Ballroom, Latin American, Line Dancing and classical Waltz, Quickstep, Rumba & Cha Cha Cha: held in the Memorial Hall on Station Road (opposite parish church / ample adjacent parking) - follow the link HERE for more detail as to days / times and charges and to make contact, or use the contact points set out below:-
[Information correct when last checked against Memorial Hall web site January 2019]

Louise Sampson

M: 07884 315 687
T: 01202 897 380


Health Walks
Health walks are available here in West Moors; these 'volunteer-led' walks leave from the Penn Court Café (access via Pennington Road) - these last for around one hour. The web site for Moors Valley linked below has more detail & a useful diary of future walks.

Health Walks: 

 via Moors Valley web site

In addition, there is a web site (not specifically connected with Moors Valley) that gives more detail regarding 60-minute walks; a variety of maps and other information is indicated; these walks depart from outside the Petwyn Café at 10.00 am - with coffee and chat afterwards.

Sixty Minutes around West Moors

 via Walks around West Moors

For a wide range of other activities available at Moors Valley - to suit the whole family, see their web site . . .  HERE


Lunch and Friendship Club 
Meeting every Wednesday (but check beforehand - there is a summer break, usually in August) at St. Anthony's Church Hall, 8, Pinehurst Road [ but main access point & car park is found off Woolslope Road ]. Members (aged 60 or over) arrive between 11.00 am and 12 noon (a chat and visit the Bring & Buy, then lunch, two course - followed by tea / coffee), finishing around 3.30 pm, after varied activities including a weekly raffle, bingo, table games or other entertainment. Contact numbers below for more detail (including costs) and to arrange assistance with transport for those unable to make their own way to the Hall. [ Supported by POPP and East Dorset District Council ]
[Information correct when last checked March 2019 / West Moors Directory]
Mrs Joan Wyrille 

T: 01202 891 519

T: 01202 897 128

Mothers' Union (St. Mary's) 


via St. Mary's web site 



Painting for Pleasure 
The West Moors Painting for Pleasure group meet at the Memorial Hall (on Station Road, close to St. Mary's church) on Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm. For more details contact the organiser as below.
[Information correct when last checked against Memorial Hall web site January 2019] 

Mr Robin Alley

 T: 01202 855 668 

Seniors' Luncheon Club - West Moors Middle School 
"Tuesday Lunch Club" for older people [over-60s]: meeting on Tuesdays [was Thursdays] (term-time only - check beforehand for exact dates, times etc.); generally attend from 1145 am, for a start at Noon - the school is located in Heathfield Way. Meals freshly cooked in the school canteen; £5.50 for a two-course meal, includes a drink. 
[Information correct when last checked January 2019]
If you would like to join this club and enjoy a two-course meal and soft drink call the number here . . .

 T: 01202 872 474 Ext: 212 

Townswomen's Guild
West Moors has a recently established (February 2018) Townswomen's Guild (TG). Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday in the month at 2.00 pm (until 4.00 pm) in the Memorial Hall, Station Road (opposite the parish church of St. Mary's) and welcome all ladies to come along and enjoy the afternoon (ample off-road car-parking available). There is a monthly lunch club outing and a monthly book club . . . and other outings are planned for the future. The local TG branch also joins with other Dorset Federation members for events and holidays. Contact as below for more information. 
There is a charge of £1= on the door which includes tea and biscuits and a good speaker. Visitors can attend two free "taster" meetings following which they will be able to join the TG by paying the annual subscription charge of £27=. Where notified, forthcoming meeting details will appear in the Diary / "What's On Soon" sections of this web site.
[Information correct when last checked against Memorial Hall web site February 2019 & with the local Chairwoman of the West Moors branch]
For more on the work of the Townswomen's Guilds, follow this link . . . HERE

Denise Hennessy

M: 07799 302 433