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Bus & Railway Services . . .

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West Moors has a basic bus service during the daytime, Monday to Saturday, and a skeleton service on Sundays / Public Holidays. The operators serving the community are listed below: for details of timetables & routes, follow the appropriate link. In addition, on this site there are 'composite' departure timetables provided to summarise the services running from West Moors & from a selection of other points along the route of the X6 - they can be found on the Bus Information page. [ For school buses - use the School Transport page on the Dorset County site. If this doesn't work, go to the main Dorset Council site [choose "Children & families"] and follow " Schools " - " School transport " ; for community transport services, see the entry under " Emergency, Support & Advice Services " below.]

Morebus (routes X6, 38 & 13)           
X6: Ringwood - Verwood - Three Cross - West Moors - Trickett's Cross - Ferndown - Longham - Bear Cross - Wallisdown - Poole hospital - Poole (many journeys extend from Ringwood to/from Bournemouth & Royal Bournemouth hospital - where they don't, change at Ringwood and use the X3); hourly Mondays to Saturdays (except PH), restricted service (three journeys each way) Sundays & Public Holidays.
[ Service X6 can be used to access both Poole Hospital & Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH): for Poole, take the journey in the Ferndown direction and Poole is reached in about 45 minutes. For Royal Bournemouth Hospital, take the journey in the Verwood & Ringwood direction - many journeys run through to RBH, but where they do not, change to the X3 in Ringwood (ask the driver if unclear): the journey time will be about an hour. ]
38 (Ringwood Road/St. Leonard's stops only): Ringwood - St. Leonard's - Trickett's Cross - Ferndown; hourly Mondays to Saturdays (except PH): no Sunday / Public Holiday service.
13 (access from Ferndown **only** - connect via X6 and 38 as above): Wimborne - Stapehill - Ferndown - Parley - Moordown - Bournemouth (railway station & Square); half-hourly daytime Mondays to Saturdays (except PH), 2-hourly Monday - Saturday evening, Sunday/Public Holiday daytime hourly.  
[ For School / College bus services provided by Morebus/Damory under contract (including the C18/Brockenhurst College, F1/Ferndown Upper), see the Morebus site and follow the 'drop-down' "Plan your journey", then use the left-hand index for "Schools and Colleges" for maps and timetable information. ] 
Southbourne (route S38)     
S38: (from 5th September, 2018, until further notice - this service runs in combination with Morebus 38, but funded by Hampshire CC): Ferndown - Ringwood, via Heatherlands Estate, Tricketts Cross, A31/Filling Station, St. Leonard's Farm. Hampshire County Council school-days ONLY (Monday - Friday): this is essentially a school bus service (early morning Ferndown to Ringwood, late afternoon Ringwood to Ferndown), but other passengers are carried - check the timetable carefully - this is available by following the appropriate link from Southbourne Buses entry on the 'BusTimes' web site.
Damory (SA1 / Sainsbury's & various school contracts)           
SA1: to/from Sainsbury's Tricketts Cross (on contract to Sainsbury's - so you won't find the timetable published easily); Once a week ONLY, on a Thursday (except PH over Christmas / New Year): check with store or driver for details.
[ For the Damory timetables serving local schools, and all other school / college-based transport timetables, use the Dorset Council School transport web page.]
For other services and general information regarding provision of public transport, school services, concessionary passes etc., then the Dorset Council site is very useful:
Dorset Council: TravelDorset
Another very useful site for all timetables across the southwest of England (and indeed elsewhere across the UK), which also offers a useful journey planner, not just for bus and coach operations, but railway services too; other areas of the country are served via this site:

National Express coach services: the National Express coach network can be accessed via either Ringwood or Bournemouth; use the National Express web site to plan your journey. The Traveline web facility is also an excellent way to plan a long-distance coach journey.  
Railway services:
For services, train times, ticket prices & booking and up-to-date information on rail matters - see the National Rail Enquiries website or that for South Western Railway [SWR].

Churches . . .

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There are four places of worship within the bounds of West Moors civil parish; for more information follow the links here:  
Pinehurst Community Church  (90 Pinehurst Road)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church  (8 Pinehurst Road)
St. Martin's United Reformed Church  (Station Rd, corner with Moorlands Rd)
St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church  (Station Road)

Personal/Home: Safety & Security . . .

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AskNED: Police advice web site
Domestic abuse ("Befriending Project" leaflet)
Domestic abuse - Dorset specific (Advice & contact points leaflet)
Fire & Rescue
General advice (Domestic Violence/Abuse, Mental Health, Young people etc.)
Police & Community Support (see also the 'AskNED' entry above)
Police Community Office - Ferndown (part time)  
Scams & Fraud - how to spot and avoid (Citizens Advice) 
Scams & online security: advice from Dorset Police

Support & Advice Services . . .

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Citizens Advice (East Dorset)
Community transport in Dorset
Dorset Family Information Directory (advice on a wide range of family matters)
GoodNeighbour (volunteer-led assistance for small, 'one-off' tasks)
East Dorset GoodNeighbours: this is a group of volunteers who can help older people with small one-off tasks they can no longer do themselves. Do you need help to change a lightbulb, re-tune a television, take rubbish to the tip, post a letter, walk a dog, fill in a form etc. You will be asked for a minimum £2 donation for every job carried out. All volunteers are DBS checked.
Telephone 01202 834 034 to talk to someone who can advise you what is available.

Help & Care (charity providing information, advice & support)
NeighbourCar (volunteer community transport)
" sedcat " (community transport charity)
Social Services (Adult) 
Support for children & young people 

Facilities . . .

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West Moors is well-served with facilities that can be hired for functions, events, meetings etc. Some of the principal assets are listed below: 
Fryer Field & Pavilion
Managed by the Parish Council, these are available for use by all. The Pavilion is used for regular meetings of the Council, and also has facilities that can be hired for functions: adjacent to the Field is a children's play area. Follow the link for more.
Memorial Hall
This is the 'village hall' and is located close to the church and school on Station Road. It has a large car park and a wide range of facilities available for all classes & size of functions. See their web site for more details and availability.        

[ Events at the Memorial Hall, provided they have been notified to me, will appear in the 'Diary' section of this web site. ]

West Moors Library

Although there is a large lending & reference library in nearby Ferndown, we are fortunate to have our own library centrally located here in the village: on the corner of Moorlands & Station roads it offers the usual book lending facility (adult, large-type & children's), DVD hire, internet access [ free use of computers: booking not required but time restrictions may apply if the facilities are in high demand ], WiFi (free) access point & by using the on-line ordering facility [ follow 'Search the catalogue and reserve' link on 'Dorset Council' library web page ], books, DVDs etc. can be ordered for collection at the library - have your library card ready though.

[ Special 'one-off' events at the Library, provided they have been notified to me, will appear in the 'Diary' section of this web site. For regular events (i.e, weekly, monthly etc.), see the Library page ]  

In addition to the facilities listed, all four churches in the village have halls that can be hired. Contact the individual church using the links above.

Parish Office
Services & facilities that can be accessed via the parish office, times of opening & other information can be found under the "Council Information" heading at the top of this page; there is a public computer in the reception area which can be used to access services & information provided by other local councils - see the entry immediately below. Help is available on request.
Dorset County
There are many services provided for residents by Dorset Council (formerly by the County & District councils); this site carries a vast amount of information of interest to local people including details of transport links / services (public & school), refuse & re-cycling collection details (including altered dates following Bank Holidays), state school term times, local walks / trails (including maps to download), access to social & public services . . . and much more (see panel below).   

Dorset Council Logo 2019

On the 1st April, 2019, the District Councils across Dorset, along with the old County Council were replaced by a new unitary 'Dorset Council'. Amongst changes that occurred, the 'DorsetForYou' web site, which had pages for individual District Councils, changed: links from this web site may not be correct / active. If you come across errors / missing links, please notify me using the email link elsewhere on this site.