Full Council

West Moors has had a Town (formerly Parish until 27.02.2020) Council for over 60 years.

West Moors Town Council is the elected body of the parish and consists of twelve members representing the Civil Parish. As a Council they meet 12 times a year, currently, at St. Anthony's Church, 8 Pinehurst Road, on Thursdays from 7.30pm.

All 12 Council members are summoned to each meeting. If they cannot attend, apologies must be given, or they are recorded as absent without apologies.

In addition, the Council has three other committees to oversee different aspects of the Council’s affairs. These committees are; Planning Consultative, Environment and Finance and General Purpose

There is one “terms of reference” which applies to all committees.

They describe the types of Council business that can be discussed at its meetings and what matters (if any) it can make decisions about. An Agenda is published in advance of each meeting and only matters on this can be discussed. The Chairman will conduct the meeting as set out in the Council’s Standing Orders. After each meeting, Minutes are prepared recording what was decided. Agendas and Minutes are published on this website and can be downloaded. 

For the full list of scheduled Council meetings, please download the Calendar of Meetings

 West Moors Town Council areas of responsibility include:

  • Administration of the cark park at the end of Park Way, including the public toilets.
  • Administration of Allotments located at Gulliver's Farm
  • Provision of some street furniture including benches, bus shelters, entry signs into the area.
  • Consultation on all planning applications within the parish boundaries.
  • Provision of small grants to local organisations.
  • Liaison with Dorset Council with regard to rights of way and footpaths.
  • Management and operation of CCTV covering the Fryer Field and MUGA area.
  • Compliance with The Freedom of Information Publication Scheme
The Town Council office is located at 4 Park Way and is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10.00am. and 2.00pm. (except for bank holidays). The office is also open on Saturday morning between 10.00am. and 11.00am. when you can meet your local Town Councillors.
The Council employ a Town Clerk, an Assistant to the Town Clerk and five other part time employees.

If you are not happy with the service provided by the Town Council we have a Complaints procedure

Who can speak at a Council meeting?

10 minutes is set aside at the beginning of every meeting to enable anyone to speak on any matter they wish- called 'Public Discussion'.
So, if you have a question or something you think the Councillors need to hear, do come along, make yourself known to the Chair and speak your mind. Unless the matter is already included in the meeting agenda, Councillors will not be able to debate or make any decision about it there and then but they may indicate they want to discuss it at a later meeting. After the public session, only councillors are entitled to speak but the Chairman may ask the Town Clerk (or other Council staff) to provide information or advice and may invite others to join in discussion

Civility and Respect


Civility and Respect, in its simplest form, is about how we treat each other

Poor behaviour is prevalent in all areas of life, but in work, it can have a detrimental impact on staff wellbeing and public service. Good governance is fundamental to ensuring an effective and well-functioning democracy at all levels.

To encourage the positive behaviour, a ‘Civility and Respect Project’ has been founded by the Civility and Respect Working Group and is supported by representatives from across the sector.

With this vision, a compassionate and inclusive culture should become, if not already there, the very heart of each Council.

West Moors Council “agrees that the council will treat Councillors, clerks, employees, members of the public, and representatives of partner organisations and volunteers with civility and respect in their roles”.