News Archive

Goodbye to Cllr Alex Clarke

Goodbye to Cllr Alex Clarke

Published: 19 May 24

At the Annual Town Council meeting this week, Thursday 16th May, members said their goodbyes to Cllr Alex Clarke who chose not to stand to be a Councillor this year, in order to make time for his many other commitments. Members presented former Cllr Alex Clarke with a card, gift and their sincere thanks, for his time and work on the council, over the many, many years, since joining 33 years ago. Read More...

80th D-Day Anniversary commemorations

80th D-Day Anniversary commemorations

Published: 16 May 24

Thursday 6th June at Pinehurst Community Church around midday, West Moors Town Council will be hosting a Fish and Chip Lunch, compliments of Lime Coast Catering and ourselves! There will be a performance by ‘The Land Girls’, a yummy hot fish and chips and hot drinks. There are LIMITED TICKETS. available (FREE!), so please RSVP asap! So far, 32 out of 60 have been allocated. We are also hosting a poetry competition, for 6-16 year olds, so we hope that all schools will pass this message on to Parents, so we receive lots of entries!? There is a Family prize to be won. Read More...

How We have helped improve Road Safety

How We have helped improve Road Safety

Published: 2 May 24

Thanks to our Community Speed Watch Group (Volunteers), weekly sessions are being carried out, with the primary intention of providing a visible deterrent such that motorists will think about their speed. We purchased and maintain a SID (Speed Indicator Device) which is relocated every 6 weeks, to ensure all areas of concern provide a reminder to drivers of the speed they are doing. A Crossing Request was submitted last year, to Dorset Council Highways. This can be a very lengthy process, but we are regularly monitoring and chasing. Read More...

Local Council Award Scheme: Foundation Award

Local Council Award Scheme: Foundation Award

Published: 12 Apr 24

West Moors Town Council are delighted to announce that on 10th April, it received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme by National Association of Local Councils: **Foundation Level Award** This award recognises that the Council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. It evidences that we go above and beyond our legal obligations, leading our community and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further. Read More...

Hearing Aid Recycling

Hearing Aid Recycling

Published: 12 Apr 24

In association with Hearing Aid Recycling, Brook View Residential and Nursing Care Home (Colten Care), Riverside Road, West Moors, is now a collection point for Hearing aids, that are no longer required or are no longer working properly (they can be refurbished/reprogrammed). Instead of popping them in the bin, or trying to return them to the dispenser who will then dispose of them to landfill, you can take to Brook View, or click here for other collection points, and further information about donating hearing aids: See: https://hearingaidrecycling.co.uk Read More...

Notice of Uncontested Election for West Moors

Notice of Uncontested Election for West Moors

Published: 9 Apr 24

Following the nomination period for Local Elections, West Moors Town Council has been uncontested. This means that we have had 11 candidates nominated for 12 seats and therefore West Moors Town Council will not be going to election. The Clerk will advertise the vacant position locally to seek candidates for co-option, and all interested parties should contact the Clerk direct. The next Council meeting where a co-option can take place, is Thursday 16th May 2024. For details of who your Town Councillors will be for the next term of 5 year office, please click here: https://www.westmoors-tc.gov.uk/Elections_2024_47485.aspx Read More...

FREE Portable cigarette butt pouches available from the Council office

FREE Portable cigarette butt pouches available from the Council office

Published: 25 Mar 24

FREE Portable pocket ashtrays to cut down on cigarette litter, are now available to collect from the Council Office. You can store cigarette butts in one of these FREE handy cigarette pouches, until you are able to dispose of them responsibly. The pouches are small, lightweight and reusable with a fireproof lining to extinguish cigarettes which can then be disposed of at home or in waste bins. West Moors Town Council have a number of these now in the office to give away, in the hope that it will reduce the number of DISCARDED butts on so many pavements and roads. Read More...

DAPTC TRIPLE STAR AWARDED for COUNCILLOR DEVELOPMENT

DAPTC TRIPLE STAR AWARDED for COUNCILLOR DEVELOPMENT

Published: 7 Mar 24

West Moors Town Council were proud to have been presented with a TRIPLE STAR AWARD today, from DAPTC. This is a tangible sign of West Moors Town Council’s commitment to seeking out new opportunities and keeping up to date with changes in legislation and practice, which benefits the whole community. Triple Star = Over 90% of Councillors attended recognised training. Read More...

Citizens Advice helps local resident obtain medal for late husband

Citizens Advice helps local resident obtain medal for late husband

Published: 6 Feb 24

Citizens Advice East Dorset and Purbeck have a really lovely story to tell, about how their adviser helped with a West Moors resident apply for a posthumous Christmas Island Medal for her late husband. Read More...

Letter of Thanks from His Majesty, King Charles III

Letter of Thanks from His Majesty, King Charles III

Published: 30 Jan 24

A card and letter of thanks was received today, from Buckingham Palace, thanking West Moors Town Council and their volunteers, for taking the time to send pictures and a letter, back in May last year, sharing the success of our May Litter Pick, which we coincided with the Kings Coronation/Big Help Out initiative. We are very proud of our community and all they contribute. Read More...

Annual Great British Spring Clean - Saturday 16th March

Annual Great British Spring Clean - Saturday 16th March

Published: 23 Jan 24

The Annual Litter Pick for West Moors is upon us! Not only is it exciting and rewarding to collect so much rubbish from the streets of our lovely Town, but we normally get twice the number of volunteers, than our bi-monthly litter picks, so the atmosphere is buzzing and bursting with pride for where we live. if you would like to join us on Saturday 16th March, at 9.45am, please contact the office on 01202 861044 or email: office@westmoors-tc.gov.uk Read More...

Caddy Bags for Sale

Caddy Bags for Sale

Published: 8 Jan 24

West Moors Town Council always have stock of the 10ltr food waste caddy bags (18micron thick), where your standard food caddy bin is 7litres, so plenty big enough. Cost is £4.50 for a roll of 52 bags. Read More...

DORSET

DORSET'S PRECEPT SURVEY LAUNCHED - 2024/25

Published: 8 Jan 24

Typically, just over half of Dorset Police’s total budget comes from central Government with the majority of the remainder raised through council tax contributions, known as the policing precept. The recent survey invites you to have your say on the policing part of the precept and also puts to you the proposal of paying an increased amount to maintain a ‘stand still’ point.. Read More...

Merry Christmas Message

Merry Christmas Message

Published: 20 Dec 23

Christmas Opening Hours: The Council Office will be closed from 2pm, Friday 22nd December, and will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 2nd January. If you have an urgent query during this time we can still be contacted via email or leave a voicemail and we will get back to you. Read More...

January 2024 Bi-monthly litter pick

January 2024 Bi-monthly litter pick

Published: 11 Dec 23

Would you like to come and help give West Moors a new year clean? We will be meeting on Saturday 13th January, 2024, starting at 9.45am from the Council office. Please contact the office if you would like to join us. Read More...

New Speed Indicator Device in West Moors.

New Speed Indicator Device in West Moors.

Published: 16 Nov 23

A New Speed Indicator Device (SID) was installed yesterday, on one of the main roads in West Moors where residents, and West Moors Town Council, had the most concerns about speeding. The SID does not take pictures of the traffic, therefore, does not record any personal data. They monitor the speed of approaching traffic and flash up the speed of the vehicle and a warning to "slow down". This is a very helpful reminder, which we hope will combat the speeding issue in West Moors. Read More...

Poppies on the Petwyn 2023

Poppies on the Petwyn 2023

Published: 6 Nov 23

With Remembrance Sunday only a week away, The Petwyn in West Moors has again been bedecked in a cascade of knitted and crocheted poppies. A collective thanks goes to various community groups in West Moors and to Muriel Moore of St Martins URC, West Moors. and West Moors Scout Group’s Lynne Anderson, for organising this adoration of poppies, now lining the benches, trees and bushes on the Petwyn. The main remembrance poppy is the red one, a symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. Read More...

Memory Tree 2023

Memory Tree 2023

Published: 6 Nov 23

Thank you to all those who shared their thoughts and messages with us for the past couple of years. We are carrying out the same initiative this year, with the same tree outside Dixon Kelley, on Station Road. It was an honour to be trusted with such sentiment and we hope that just as many people choose to remember their loved ones via our Memory tree, once again. Please contact the office when you are ready, to choose a star, heart or a bauble with your chosen message. Tel: 01202 861044 or just pop in, we are open 10-2pm Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday Read More...

School Crossing Patrol Position

School Crossing Patrol Position

Published: 2 Nov 23

Dorset Council are still looking to fill the role of School Crossing Patrol at @St.Mary's First School, Station Road. For further information and/or to apply, please contact Emma Selway on 01305 225172 or 07785 110927 or email: emma.selway@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk Read More...

Additional Gym Equipment on Fryer Field

Additional Gym Equipment on Fryer Field

Published: 1 Nov 23

As part of its continued commitment to improve its facilities, and listen to what the public need, West Moors Town Council has added a unit to the outdoor gym equipment at Fryer Field. Installed by Caloo this week, the horizontal bars or chin ups as they are also known, are ready to use. These provide a training unit for various exercises. The bars can be used for pull ups, leg raises and chin ups which is perfect for building upper body muscles and strengthening arms and shoulders. We hope that you enjoy working out on the equipment and keeping your mind and body healthy. Read More...

Local PCSO Drop in session Tuesday 19th December 2023 12.30-2pm

Local PCSO Drop in session Tuesday 19th December 2023 12.30-2pm

Published: 19 Oct 23

Local PCSO Adam Fitzwalter will be dropping in to the Council office on Tuesday 19th December 2023, between 12:30 and 2pm. Members of public can drop by and speak to PCSO Fitzwalter, about any local issues, community problems etc Read More...

Local PCSO Drop in Session Tuesday 28th November 12:30-2pm

Local PCSO Drop in Session Tuesday 28th November 12:30-2pm

Published: 18 Oct 23

Local PCSO Adam Fitzwalter will be dropping in to the Council office on Tuesday 28th November, 2023, between 12:30 and 2pm. Members of public can drop by and speak to PCSO Fitzwalter, about any local issues, community problems etc Read More...

Jubilee Copse Sapling Maintenance Update

Jubilee Copse Sapling Maintenance Update

Published: 12 Oct 23

There has been many hours spent on caring for these saplings, and not many have survived. We are going to do our best to preserve as many as we can. Thank you to all those who have attended the maintenance sessions so far. Read More...

Council Christmas Card Competition

Council Christmas Card Competition

Published: 12 Oct 23

This is an opportunity for your Child's artistic talent to be recognised, rewarded and rejoiced! All children of First and Middle School age, are invited to enter the competition, where their Christmas picture/design, could be on the front of the Council Christmas Card this year. The deadline for entries is Monday 13th November latest, as we need to allow enough time for judging and printing, ready in time to present the winners with their prizes at the Carols on The Petwyn event, Friday 1st December. For further information, please call the office on 01202 861044 or email office@westmoors-tc.gov.uk Read More...

Community Speedwatch coming to West Moors

Community Speedwatch coming to West Moors

Published: 12 Oct 23

The Town Council is buying the necessary equipment and will support the scheme by attending the training given by Dorset Police’s Community Speed Watch Coordinator. If you would like to join the group, please contact Cllr Salt on: CllrSalt@westmoors-tc.gov.uk and cc the council office on: office@westmoors-tc.gov.uk Read More...

Local PCSO Drop In Session Thursday 19th October 2023 12-2.30pm

Local PCSO Drop In Session Thursday 19th October 2023 12-2.30pm

Published: 10 Oct 23

Local PCSO Adam Fitzwalter will be dropping in to the Council office on Thursday 19th October, 2023, between 12:30 and 2pm. Members of public can drop by and speak to PCSO Fitzwalter, about any local issues, community problems etc. Read More...

Spinney Improvement Project Update

Spinney Improvement Project Update

Published: 2 Oct 23

The Friends of the Spinney volunteers hope to carry out bulb planting, basic tree branch trimming, and to invite the local Scout groups to help with bird boxes, fairy doors on the trees, and any other creative ideas to brighten the area up. These Green Space volunteers would welcome more help, with no previous experience required. You just need to enjoy working in the outdoors and want to make a difference to this area. All volunteering sessions are supervised by a suitably qualified member of our Council or office staff. Read More...

November 2023 Bi-monthly Litter Pick

November 2023 Bi-monthly Litter Pick

Published: 27 Sep 23

Would you like to come and help get West Moors looking it's best ready for Remembrance Sunday commemorations 12.11.23 We will be meeting on Saturday 11th November, starting at 9.45am from the Council office? Please contact the office if you would like to join us. Read More...

September 2023 Bi-monthly litter pick

September 2023 Bi-monthly litter pick

Published: 1 Sep 23

Would you like to come and help keep West Moors tidy, during our next bi-monthly Litter Pick, on Saturday 16th September 2023, starting at 10am from the Council office? Please contact the office if you would like to join us. Read More...

Local PCSO Drop in sessions

Local PCSO Drop in sessions

Published: 18 Aug 23

Local PCSO Adam Fitzwalter will be dropping in to the Council office on Friday 18th August and Monday 4th September, 2023, between 12:30 and 2pm. Members of public can drop by and speak to PCSO Fitzwalter, about any local issues, community problems etc. Read More...

Castleman Community Larder NOW OPEN

Castleman Community Larder NOW OPEN

Published: 18 Aug 23

Well Done to all those involved in getting this amazing project up and running. West Moors Town Council were very privileged to be part of the official opening, on Monday 14th August. This has been an invaluable support already, having helped hundreds of people, and no doubt will help hundreds more. 136 Station Road, West Moors (Old Kiteleys office) Read More...

Report a Crime

Report a Crime

Published: 8 Aug 23

Report a Crime if you see one, so Dorset Police can know which areas need patrol, and/or respond when they can. If you don't call 101 or report online, the Police will not know that their is a victim (s) that may need help. Read More...

The Spinney Update

The Spinney Update

Published: 14 Jul 23

Please note that the Spinney on Southern Avenue, is Dorset Council land. West Moors Town Council are in the process of obtaining a license/gaining permission, to allow a Community Group to be involved/lead, the tidy up that many would like this green space to have. As soon as this is agreed with DC, WMTC will advise the public of the next steps. Thank You for your patience. Read More...

Stroke Rehab Talk

Stroke Rehab Talk

Published: 6 Jul 23

FREE Stroke REHAB Talk at West Moors Memorial Hall, on Thursday 13th July 2023 between 2 and 4pm, with Keiron Franklin (JK House Training Centre) Guest Speaker Alexa Warner Enquire by scanning the QR code on the poster Read More...

July 2023 Bi-Monthly Litter Pick

July 2023 Bi-Monthly Litter Pick

Published: 30 Jun 23

Would you like to come and help keep West Moors tidy, during our next bi-monthly Litter Pick, on Saturday 15th July 2023, starting at 10am from the Council office? Please contact the office if you would like to join us. Read More...

King Charles III Coronation celebrations

King Charles III Coronation celebrations

Published: 14 May 23

There was so much excitement leading up to the Coronation weekend, it is sad to have it behind us now. West Moors Town Council thoroughly enjoyed meeting the residents of the local Care Homes during the week prior, and presenting the Commemorative mugs to the local First school students. Read More...

Big Help Out Litter Pick

Big Help Out Litter Pick

Published: 14 May 23

On the Bank Holiday Monday, the Big Help Out, part of the Kings Coronation celebrations, West Moors Town Council held their bi-monthly litter pick, which oozed with Community Spirit, friendliness and fun. Read More...

Jubilee Copse Sapling Maintenance morning

Jubilee Copse Sapling Maintenance morning

Published: 14 May 23

If you have a spare hour or so, on Saturday 3rd June, please come along to the Jubilee Copse behind the skate park and help us give some tlc to the saplings that were planted earlier in the year. Just a small task of grass removal and some mulch where needed. Thank You in advance. Read More...

Annual Town Meeting Thursday 13th April 2023

Annual Town Meeting Thursday 13th April 2023

Published: 14 Apr 23

Thank you to the 31 members of public that came along to the Annual Town Assembly, the Councillors for their reports and hard work over the last year, to David Sidwick, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner for his time and valuable information and to Charlotte Geary, for her beautiful performance after she received her trophy for the Jean Ware Legacy Award 2022.23 Read More...

Citizens Advice Bus

Citizens Advice Bus

Published: 4 Apr 23

The New Citizens Advice Bus, now stops at Park Way Car Park, West Moors, every Tuesday. Between 1pm-3pm you can speak to their friendly advisers about a range of issues including benefits, debt and money, employment, energy, water schemes, family, housing, legal and more. Read More...

Councillor Vacancy

Councillor Vacancy

Published: 31 Mar 23

There is one spot available to complete our team of 12. West Moors Town Council meets once a month, with committee meetings in the intervening weeks, the total commitment varying depending on which committees you sit on. We look forward to hearing from you! Visit our 'Become a Councillor' page Read More...

King Charles III Coronation Badges for sale

King Charles III Coronation Badges for sale

Published: 9 Mar 23

Commemorative King's Coronation badges are now available to buy at the Council offices, for only £1 each. Read More...

Annual Town Meeting 13th April 2023 at St. Anthony

Annual Town Meeting 13th April 2023 at St. Anthony's Church Hall

Published: 9 Mar 23

The Annual Town meeting is being held, as in previous years, at St. Anthony's Church Hall, 8 Pinehurst Road, on Thursday 13th April. We are lucky to have Guest Speaker, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, David Sidwick. Join us to find out what we have been doing over the past 12 months. Read More...

The Big Help Out Monday 8th May 2023

The Big Help Out Monday 8th May 2023

Published: 27 Feb 23

West Moors Town Council carry out bi-monthly litter picks, and the next one is scheduled for May 8th, so it will coincide with the National day of volunteering, part of the Coronation Weekend celebrations. We hope we see lots of you joining us! Read More...

The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort

The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort

Published: 21 Feb 23

Across the Weekend of Saturday 7th May to Monday 8th May, The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort will be marked with events across the country and a concert at Windsor Castle. Their Majesties want to encourage people to spend the Coronation Weekend celebrating with friends, families and their communities. Click here for more information on the events taking place and how to organise a street party. Read More...

March 2023 Bi-Monthly Litter Pick

March 2023 Bi-Monthly Litter Pick

Published: 9 Feb 23

Would you like to come and help keep West Moors tidy, during our next bi-monthly Litter Pick, on Saturday 4th March 2023, starting at 10am from the Council office? Please contact the office if you would like to join us. Read More...

Recipient for the Apprentice Vocational Training Grant Award

Recipient for the Apprentice Vocational Training Grant Award

Published: 23 Jan 23

January 2023, Jessica white, aged 16, received a grant of £250. The last time an award was received under this scheme was November 2021, so it was a pleasure to be able to help Jessica with the purchase of a camera to aid her photography course. Read More...

Sharing Shed

Sharing Shed

Published: 19 Jan 23

A safe place by St. Mary's First School, West Moors. Non perishable food items available, no questions asked. You can gift, or be gifted. Read More...

New Outdoor Gym Equipment

New Outdoor Gym Equipment

Published: 19 Jan 23

Opposite MUGA, Fryer Field: 5 different exercise units for a full body workout; One rower, one set of exercise bars, one lat pull and chest press combi, one leg press, and an arm bike and wheels. Available 24/7. Read More...

January 2023 Bi-Monthly Litter Pick

January 2023 Bi-Monthly Litter Pick

Published: 22 Dec 22

Would you like to come and help keep West Moors tidy, during our next bi-monthly Litter Pick, on Saturday 7th January 2023, starting at 10am from the Council office? Please contact the office if you would like to join us. Read More...

Carols on The Petwyn 2022

Carols on The Petwyn 2022

Published: 17 Nov 22

"Carols on the Petwyn" is the West Moors Christmas Fair. A seasonal family event. This year it is Friday 2nd December. This has been an annual event in West Moors for several years - held on the first Friday of December. Churches, local businesses and schools are involved, with the West Moors Youth & Community Club providing the 'back-bone' of the organisation. Note: roads are closed through the village throughout the Fair - for safety reasons and so that people can enjoy the experience in a suitable atmosphere. Read More...

Memory Tree 2022

Memory Tree 2022

Published: 1 Nov 22

Thank you to all those who shared their thoughts and messages with us last Christmas. We are very pleased to say that we will be carrying out the same initiative this year, with the same tree outside Dixon Kelley, on Station Road. It was an honour to be trusted with such sentiment and we hope that just as many people choose to remember their loved ones via our Memory tree, once again. Please contact the office when you are ready, to choose a star or a dove with your chosen message. Call the office or just pop in, we are open 10-2pm Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday. Read More...

Tesco Community Grant Award for Tennis Court LED lighting

Tesco Community Grant Award for Tennis Court LED lighting

Published: 1 Nov 22

West Moors Town Council’s 'Outdoor LED Tennis Court Lighting Project' came Third and has been chosen by Tesco Customers to receive a grant award of £500.00! Read More...

Skate Park Annual Evaluation Report

Skate Park Annual Evaluation Report

Published: 21 Oct 22

The Monitoring Report for the first year of the new skate park, identified the differences the park hoped to make and if and how those objectives were achieved. The number of people who have used the skate park in its first year has exceeded all expectations A Community feeling has been created where different users are comfortable and feel safe using the skate park. Click here to read the report. Read More...

Children

Children's Christmas Card Competition 2022

Published: 5 Oct 22

Please send your Children's Christmas Card designs into the office week commencing Monday 7th November and the Chair of the Council will choose the winner and 2 runners-up. As previous, prizes will be presented during the Carols on the Petwyn event, taking place on Friday 2nd December. Read More...

November 5th 2022 Bi-Monthly Litter Pick

November 5th 2022 Bi-Monthly Litter Pick

Published: 28 Sep 22

Would you like to come and help keep West Moors tidy, during our next bi-monthly Litter Pick, on Saturday 5th November, starting at 10am from the Council office? Please contact the office if you would like to join us. Read More...

Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Published: 12 Sep 22

On the afternoon of Thursday 8th September, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the nation's figurehead for seven decades, Britain's longest-reigning hereditary monarch, since the age of 25, died peacefully, aged 96, with her Family in Balmoral. West Moors Town Council extends their condolences to the Royal Family and as a sign of respect for Her Majesty’s dedication and service to the Nation and the Commonwealth, flew the Union flag on the Petwyn at half-mast. Additionally, that evening's scheduled meeting was adjourned, after a two-minute silence was held by all Committee members present. Now it is time to reflect on the unforgettable contribution made by Queen Elizabeth II and share memories of a life full of glory that was not vain and a national presence that was consistent and adored. A Book of Condolence will be available at West Moors Library, Station Road, alternatively an online National Book of Condolence is available on the Royal Family’s website: https://www.royal.uk/ Mourning is very personal, so people may want to remember Her Majesty in their own way. Chair of West Moors Town Council, Cllr Rita Burke has laid flowers on the War Memorial on the Petwyn, which residents are also invited to do so if they wish. Message from Dorset Council: https://mailchi.mp/dorsetcouncil/residents-news-3128196 Read More...

September 3rd 2022 Bi-Monthly Litter Pick

September 3rd 2022 Bi-Monthly Litter Pick

Published: 18 Aug 22

Would you like to come and help keep West Moors tidy, during our next bi-monthly Litter Pick, on Saturday 3rd September, starting at 10am from the Council office? Please contact the office if you would like to join us. Read More...

August 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

August 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

Published: 9 Aug 22

Monthly Carbon Cuts Tips from West Moors Town Council Climate Emergency Working Party Group. July theme: SUMMER 2 Read More...

CANCELLATION of August Bi-monthly Litter Pick

Published: 9 Aug 22

Due to the amber weather warning/health alert, West Moors Town Council have made the decision to cancel this Saturday's litter pick. The event will be re-scheduled, as soon as the temperature reduces. Thank You for your support. Read More...

PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SURVEY

PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SURVEY

Published: 28 Jul 22

Do you cross Station Road, near the Memorial Hall for any reason. If so please could you spare two minutes to complete a brief survey. Thank you Read More...

Vote for LED Tennis Court Lighting

Vote for LED Tennis Court Lighting

Published: 26 Jul 22

Community Grants Voting ********************** You can add your blue tokens (it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token), to the West Moors Town Council box, next time you are at any of the following stores; Ferndown Store, West Moors Express, Glenmoor Road Express Butlers Ln Poulner Express, Verwood Express. You can vote for us from now until 30th September 2022. All money raised will be used for LED Tennis Court lighting. Thank you for your support! Read More...

Surveys - Adult Exercise Equipment and Tennis Court LED lighting

Surveys - Adult Exercise Equipment and Tennis Court LED lighting

Published: 22 Jul 22

Please spend two minutes completing a couple of surveys so the Council can find out your views on Adult Exercise Equipment and LED Floodlights for the Tennis Courts Read More...

July 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

July 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

Published: 12 Jul 22

Monthly Carbon Cuts Tips from West Moors Town Council Climate Emergency Working Party Group. July theme: SUMMER Read More...

Double Star Award for Councillor Training 2021.22

Double Star Award for Councillor Training 2021.22

Published: 23 Jun 22

In recognition of West Moors Town Councillors ongoing commitment to councillor training and development, DAPTC have presented them with a Double Star Award Certificate for 2021-22. Keep up the good work WMTC Councillors!! Read More...

June 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

June 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

Published: 8 Jun 22

Monthly Carbon Cuts Tips from West Moors Town Council Climate Emergency Working Party Group. June theme: reduce your energy bills Read More...

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Published: 31 May 22

West Moors Town Council Platinum Jubilee Celebrations - Delivery of FREE Jubilee Party Boxes to all the Care Homes in West Moors. Read More...

May 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

May 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

Published: 17 May 22

Monthly Carbon Cuts Tips from West Moors Town Council Climate Emergency Working Party Group. THEME: How to reduce the use of paper Read More...

Councillor Vacancy

Councillor Vacancy

Published: 16 May 22

WEST MOORS TOWN COUNCIL COUNCILLOR VACANCY ************************* Do you enjoy living in West Moors? Would you like to play an active role in your village? If the answer is yes then why not become a Town Councillor. There is one spot available to complete our team of 12. ▪ Have the opportunity to put something back into your community. ▪ Have the opportunity to develop and manage the facilities run by the Council. ▪ Become involved in local issues. ▪ Help to maintain the character of the village. West Moors Town Council meets once a month, with committee meetings in the intervening weeks, the total commitment varying depending on which committees you sit on. We look forward to hearing from you! Read More...

June 2022 Bi-monthly litter Pick

June 2022 Bi-monthly litter Pick

Published: 12 May 22

Would you like to come and help keep West Moors tidy, during our next bi-monthly Litter Pick, on Saturday 11th June, starting at 10am from the Council office? Please contact the office if you would like to join us. Read More...

Vacancy for a Town Councillor

Vacancy for a Town Councillor

Published: 19 Apr 22

A vacancy has arisen for a Town Councillor Read More...

April 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

April 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

Published: 15 Apr 22

Monthly Carbon Cuts Tips, from West Moors Town Council Climate Emergency Working Party Group. The theme for April, in line with the Annual Keep Britain Tidy campaign is: "HOW CAN WE REDUCE LITTER?" Read More...

Free Trees Still Available

Free Trees Still Available

Published: 21 Mar 22

After a Free Tree Give Away on Saturday 19th February and the wonderful Community Tree Planting session on Saturday 19th March, West Moors Town Council still have 100 saplings left if any West Moors residents would like to rehome them. Please collect from the council office in Park Way (open 10-2 except Weds), by the end of this week. Read More...

Rewilding West Moors

Rewilding West Moors

Published: 18 Mar 22

Dorset Council are currently in the process of preparing the ground at various locations in West Moors, in order to sow wildflower seeds come the spring, which is not very long away now! We are very excited about the Environmental benefits these wildflowers will bring plus they will look beautiful! Click on the title for wildflower locations or scan the QR code. Read More...

 March 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

March 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

Published: 15 Mar 22

‘SPRING GREENING’ YOUR EATING HABITS CARBON CUTS TIPS for March, from West Moors Town Council Climate Emergency Working Party Group. Acknowledgement to: ‘Greenpeace Guide to Life – 100 ways to make an extraordinary difference’. Read More...

Job Vacancy

Job Vacancy

Published: 25 Feb 22

West Moors Town Council is looking to recruit a Communications Officer. Deadline for applications extended to the 15th April 2022 Read More...

Second Community Tree Planting Saturday 19th March

Second Community Tree Planting Saturday 19th March

Published: 24 Feb 22

The second tree planting session has been scheduled for Saturday 19th March, at the new copse behind the skatepark. It will be the same as the first one that was held in January. Come along if you can, it starts at 10am. Bring your own spade and wellies. You can let the office know in advance whether you are coming if you can, as it would help a little, but not essential. There are 300 or so saplings to plant, but it really doesn’t take very long, so don’t arrive too late or you may miss out!! Read More...

February 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

February 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

Published: 24 Feb 22

February 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips from West Moors Town Council Climate Emergency Working Party Group Acknowledgement to: ‘Greenpeace Guide to Life – 100 ways to make an extraordinary difference’ Read More...

Annual Litter Pick Saturday 2nd April

Annual Litter Pick Saturday 2nd April

Published: 11 Feb 22

Would you like to come and help keep West Moors tidy, during our Annual Litter Pick, on Saturday 2nd April, starting at 10am from the Council office? This litter pick event falls within the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean 25th March to 10th April. Please contact the office if you would like to join us. Read More...

Queen

Queen's 70th Platinum Jubilee

Published: 7 Feb 22

FLYING THE PLATINUM JUBILEE FLAG: **************************************** West Moors Town Council are flying the Platinum Jubilee Flag, in honour of Her Majesty, The Queen, thanking her for her 70 years of service to this country. Read More...

Queen

Queen's 70th Jubilee Rock Initiative

Published: 6 Feb 22

70 years ago today, on February 6th, 1952, Princess Elizabeth officially became monarch at the age of 25 years, after the death of her Father George VI. The Platinum Jubilee marks 70 years of the Queen’s reign. Queen Elizabeth is the first British monarch to mark this accolade, after being crowned in June 1953 at Westminster Abbey. In January, all the Children from the three schools in West Moors, painted rocks that the Town Council provided, in their own chosen design, to pay tribute to this momentous occasion. The finished products are delightfully colourful and creative. On Wednesday 2nd February, Cllrs and staff used the 550 rocks to create a display on the Petwyn showing the historic milestone dating 1952 – 2022. A big Thank You to the Schools for their participation and a Thank you to everyone in advance for respecting the rock display. In June the Council will also be providing party packs to the residents of the local care homes, so they are able to celebrate between the 2nd and 5th June, despite not being at home or out with their loved ones. Drone image by: www.leecooperphotography.co.uk Read More...

FREE TREE GIVEAWAY

FREE TREE GIVEAWAY

Published: 17 Jan 22

Come along to West Moors Memorial Hall car park on Saturday 19th February between 10am and 12noon. West Moors Town Council are offering free trees to West Moors residents, as part of our action plan for the Climate Emergency and in support of the Queen’s Green Canopy which asks everyone in the country to plant a tree to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Please see attached information on the Tree Varieties and a step by step on how to plant them. Read More...

 JANUARY 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

JANUARY 2022 Carbon Cuts Tips

Published: 6 Jan 22

Carbon Cuts Tips for January, from: West Moors Town Council Climate Emergency Working Group Acknowledgement to: ‘Greenpeace Guide to Life – 100 ways to make an extraordinary difference’ Read More...

Merry Christmas to all

Merry Christmas to all

Published: 17 Dec 21

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at West Moors Town Council Read More...

January 2022 Litter Pick

January 2022 Litter Pick

Published: 14 Dec 21

You are invited to join us on our next bimonthly West Moors Town Council litter pick, on SATURDAY 22nd JANUARY 2022 at 10am Meeting at the Council office, not SPAR. As usual, all equipment will be provided. Please contact the office to sign up beforehand, so numbers can be confirmed before the event. Many Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there. Read More...

December Carbon Cuts Tips

December Carbon Cuts Tips

Published: 7 Dec 21

CARBON CUT TIPS - DECEMBER From the Climate Emergency Working Group Acknowledgement to Carbonfootprint.com: www.carbonfootprint.com/12_carbons _of_christmas.html Read More...

Community Tree Planting

Community Tree Planting

Published: 26 Nov 21

We are pleased to confirm that a Community Tree Planting session is scheduled for Saturday 8th January,2022. Starting time of 10am. There over 100 saplings to plant at the land behind the new skate park, which will become our new Woodland Copse, very exciting. If you would like to join us, please come along at 10am, we look forward to seeing you there. Note: Access to the memorial hall toilets will be available, thank you Read More...

November Carbon Cuts Tips

November Carbon Cuts Tips

Published: 4 Nov 21

CARBON CUT TIPS - NOVEMBER From the Climate Emergency Working Group Read More...

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee- 70 Years of Monarchy

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee- 70 Years of Monarchy

Published: 4 Nov 21

An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. If you are planning a street party, please click here for advice. Read More...

Heat Pumps - How much do they cost and how do they work?

Heat Pumps - How much do they cost and how do they work?

Published: 19 Oct 21

Heat pumps: How much do they cost and how do they work? Click here to find out more. Read More...

Carbon Cuts Tips OCTOBER

Carbon Cuts Tips OCTOBER

Published: 18 Oct 21

CARBON CUT TIPS - OCTOBER From Cllr Mrs Carol Holmes - Chair of the Climate Emergency Working Group Read More...

NEW Skatepark Launch Party Friday 15th October 2021

NEW Skatepark Launch Party Friday 15th October 2021

Published: 18 Oct 21

Click here to find out how the Official opening of the new skatepark went. Check out our Facebook @WestMoors TC for lots of photos. Read More...

November Bi-Monthly Litter Pick

November Bi-Monthly Litter Pick

Published: 18 Oct 21

You are invited to join us on our next bi-monthly West Moors Town Council litter pick, on SATURDAY 13th NOVEMBER at 10am outside SPAR. As usual, all equipment will be provided. Please contact the office to sign up beforehand, so numbers can be confirmed before the event. Many Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there Read More...

Monthly Top Tips for CARBON CUTS- SEPTEMBER

Monthly Top Tips for CARBON CUTS- SEPTEMBER

Published: 15 Sep 21

CARBON CUT TIPS - SEPTEMBER From Cllr Mike Hawkes- member of the Climate Emergency Working Group. Read More...

Children

Children's Christmas Card Competition 2021

Published: 13 Sep 21

Please send your Children's Christmas Card designs into the office week commencing Monday 8th November and the Chairman of the Council will choose the winner and 2 runners-up. As previous, prizes will be presented during the Carols on the Petwyn event, taking place on Friday 3rd December. Read More...

Dorset Council Waste Services - Request for Support

Dorset Council Waste Services - Request for Support

Published: 10 Sep 21

Dorset Council Waste Services are reaching out to residents and Parish and Town Council's to request understanding and support about the disruption to the waste services. Please see attached poster for more information Read More...

First bi-monthly Litter pick SUNDAY 26th September, 2021

First bi-monthly Litter pick SUNDAY 26th September, 2021

Published: 7 Sep 21

You are invited to join us on our first bi-monthly West Moors Town Council litter pick, on SUNDAY 26th September, at 10am outside SPAR. As usual, all equipment will be provided. Please contact the office to sign up beforehand, so numbers can be confirmed before the event. Many Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there. Read More...

Dorset Community Governance Review Public Consultation

Dorset Community Governance Review Public Consultation

Published: 6 Aug 21

Have Your Say in this Public Consultation Open until 28th October 2021. dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/community-governance-review or call 01305 251010 Read More...

Twin Oaks Celebration Event at Sturts Farm

Twin Oaks Celebration Event at Sturts Farm

Published: 6 Aug 21

Thank you to Sturts Community Trust for a successful Celebration Event that took place on Saturday 24th July at Sturts Farm, West Moors Read More...

Winners of the Eco Garden of Wonder Competition

Winners of the Eco Garden of Wonder Competition

Published: 22 Jul 21

The Council would like to thank everyone for taking the time to enter this competition and offer a bottle of Prosecco to those that came 2nd or 3rd place, as well as the £40 vouchers for those that came 1st place. Brewer and Brewer, Station Road, deserve a big thank you for donating the prize money for the Garden vouchers. To be awarded their prizes, the Council have invited the above recipients to the Full Council meeting on Thursday 29th July, at St. Anthony’s Church Hall, Pinehurst Road, with the presentation to take place at 7.15pm, before the Council meeting commences. Thank you also, to the Judges Mrs Lyn and Mr Malcolm Ovens. Read More...

FREE Burial Record Search

FREE Burial Record Search

Published: 20 Jul 21

If you think someone you know is interred in West Moors Cemetery, you can now search for records, for free. Read More...

West Moors Youth Club AGM

West Moors Youth Club AGM

Published: 9 Jul 21

Why not come along to the meeting and help to shape the future of the Youth Club. telephone Ray Hilton Garner on 01202 871757 Read More...

West Moors Annual Litter Pick July 2021

West Moors Annual Litter Pick July 2021

Published: 3 Jul 21

Volunteer litter pickers tidied the streets of West Moors today even in the rain. A Thank you to all of them, for clearing various roads of 12 bags of rubbish. See full story here. Read More...

West Moors Eco-Garden of Wonder Competition

West Moors Eco-Garden of Wonder Competition

Published: 28 Jun 21

You have until Monday 12th July to enter and judging will take place Wednesday 14th July. sponsored by Brewer & Brewer (West Moors), Read More...

Skate West Moors 2021

Skate West Moors 2021

Published: 28 Jun 21

Works commenced on West Moors skate park Tuesday 22nd June 2021 and demolition is complete. The project was given the go-ahead after Community consultation, Full Council voting and very generous funders; Veoila Environmental Trust http://www.veoliatrust.org Leisure Development Fund at Dorset Council The National Lottery Community Fund · Non-profit organisation #NationalLottery – acknowledging National Lottery players' support. Without this, TNL grant would not be possible. Tesco Bags of Help www.tesco.com/communitygrants. The new park was designed by the local user group, people that attended the skate party consultation in September 2019 and the contractor CANVAS. To work with the young people of the community and achieve a design which includes many features requested by them was a great opportunity for everyone to “have their say” in what they wanted in the skate park. The Council really do hope to see an improvement in well being, community cohesion, social behaviour and performance skills of beginners and existing experts! Read More...

Blackfield Farm - Planning Development - UPDATE

Published: 10 Jun 21

18.06.2021 - This Planning Application has now been REFUSED by the Local Planning Authority. Response to an advert placed in the June Publication of the West Moors Directory. A “consultation” has been invited by persons unknown as published in the June issue of the West Moors Directory. Residents are advised that any comments submitted to the email address provided in the advert will not be forwarded to West Moors TC or Dorset Council as a contribution to any Local Plan for West Moors. It appears that the consultation is for suggestions of development for that site only. Members of public can send any comments related to the current development application 3/20/1280/OUT to planningteamc@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk. Read More...

West Moors Youth Club

West Moors Youth Club

Published: 2 Jun 21

Urgent Help required to keep West Moors Youth Club going. Can you help? Please attend the AGM on Friday 30th July at 7pm in the Youth Club Building. Read More...

STAR AWARD FOR COUNCILLOR DEVELOPMENT 2020/21

STAR AWARD FOR COUNCILLOR DEVELOPMENT 2020/21

Published: 19 May 21

The Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils (DAPTC) presented West Moors Town Council with a 2020-21 Single Star Award for Councillor Development. Read More...

Annual Litter Pick Saturday 3rd July 2021

Annual Litter Pick Saturday 3rd July 2021

Published: 1 May 21

Thank You to every one that HAS and WAS GOING TO to sign up for the WMTC litter pick on Saturday 3rd July. Unfortunately as the current Government Restrictions will not be lifted in time for the event, we must adhere to the 30 people outdoor limit rule. We apologise for any disappointment. Read More...

Council Office

Council Office

Published: 29 Mar 21

Councillors will be available from the 17th April on Saturdays in the Council Office Read More...

Good Citizen Award

Good Citizen Award

Published: 22 Mar 21

Good Citizen Award 2021: nominations are needed - closing date Monday 5th April, 2021! Read More...

Coronavirus: One Year On

Coronavirus: One Year On

Published: 22 Mar 21

What were you doing 12 months ago? Following the " National Day of Reflection " on the 23rd March, the Town Council would like to hear your stories Read More...

Annual Town Meeting

Annual Town Meeting

Published: 16 Mar 21

Join us to find out what we have been doing over the part 12 months. Enjoy our guest speaker Professor Steve Fletcher from the University of Portsmouth. Read More...

Dorset Council Local Plan Consultation Response

Dorset Council Local Plan Consultation Response

Published: 10 Mar 21

West Moors Town Council has responded to the Local Plan Consultation. Read More...

West Moors Council Budget

West Moors Council Budget

Published: 29 Jan 21

West Moors Councillors approve budget for 2021/2022 with a slight increase of 0.95% Read More...

Dorset Council Local Plan Consultation

Dorset Council Local Plan Consultation

Published: 18 Jan 21

Have your Say and Help Shape your Local Area. Consultation open from 18th January 2021 to 15th March 2021 Read More...

Office Opening

Published: 2 Jan 21

The Council Office is now closed. We are still here to help. Read More...

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Published: 13 Oct 20

Cancellation of Remembrance Sunday Parade Read More...

Blackfield Farm - Planning Development - UPDATE

Published: 28 Sep 20

Application to be discussed by Town Council Planning Committee 22nd October Read More...

VJ Day 75th Anniversary

Published: 22 Aug 20

VJ Day August 15th 1945: 75th anniversary commemoration Read More...

Surgery and Chemist

Published: 14 Apr 20

Local surgeries are closing themselves off for safety of staff and visitors Read More...

Bus Services

Published: 3 Apr 20

Marked reduction in bus services effective Sunday 5th April. Changes to age/disability time regulations Read More...

Waste Collection

Published: 29 Mar 20

There will be NO facility for a 'catch-up' collection where bins have been missed Read More...

Play Areas

Published: 23 Mar 20

The two play areas administered by the Town Council are now CLOSED Read More...

Council Name Change

Published: 28 Feb 20

The Full Council resolved to change the name of the Council from Parish to Town Read More...

"Amazon Smile"

Published: 12 Jan 20

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

Closure of Nationwide

Published: 8 Jan 20

Nationwide have confirmed their decision to close the local branch office. Read More...

Jean Ware Legacy Award 2019

Published: 20 Dec 19

The winner of the Jean Ware Legacy Award, Lorna Ross was presented with a trophy Read More...

Westival Press Release

Published: 15 May 19

NOON – 4 PM on FRYER FIELD WEST MOORS Read More...

Notice of Election 2019

Published: 15 Mar 19

The election of DCC and Councils across the county will be held on 2nd May 2019 Read More...

Become a Councillor

Published: 25 Feb 19

Complete our local team…. Become a Parish Councillor Read More...