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Complete closure of slip-road on/off A31 for West Moors 

Considerable disruption for traffic trying to get on/off the A31 at the West Moors slip (eastbound - towards Ringwood) is likely for approximately 3 weeks from Wednesday 20th October. This is to allow gas pipework to be undetaken.
[entered: 10/10/2021]

Newsletter issued! Read all the latest Council & Community news. 

The Town Council has issued its latest newsletter - number 16, and there is much of interest there: among items of interest ... Westival returns for 2022! ... EcoGarden of Wonder (results) ... The brand new Skate Park opens in October ... calls for entries for the Christmas card design ... requests for nominations for various Awards/Grants ... place a message on our Memory Tree ... and other useful information. As usual a copy of this newsletter can be viewed, and if required, downloaded from this website - it will open in a new browser window for convenience.
[entered: 22/09/2021]

West Moors has a new skatepark! Official opening on Friday October 15th. 

After over two years of planning, consultation, raising funds and latterly much hard work by the construction team, West Moors has a new skate park facility worthy of a little party! Come along Friday 15th October from 3.30 pm ... more detail in this official poster.
And find the link to our Skatepark page ... where you can also access the Skatepark Action Group Facebook page.
[entered: 21/09/2021, added to: 22/09/2021]

Litter-pickers available to borrow! 

If you fancy helping out and picking litter when you're on your ramble about West Moors, the council office in Park Way has some 'litter-pickers' available to borrow ( and return please when not in use ) which will save your aching back! A poster is available which publicises this facility: the opening times of the office can be found by following the link labelled " Your Council " at the head of this page.
[entered: 17/09/2021]

Westival returns for 2022! 

After an absence of two years, the community 'summer fair' Westival returns in July next year: for preliminary details see the entry on the Westival page on this web site ( opens in a new window ). Although a long way ahead, planning is required now! Potential stall-holders, volunteers etc., are required. And remember, 2022 is going to be a 'big' year with the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen's accession 70 years ago.
[entered: 17/09/2021]

Gas replacement work - impact on road traffic 

The longstanding gas main replacement works will lead to some problems with traffic flow over the period end September to early November.
1. For approximately two weeks from the 27th September, traffic light control will be in place around the junction of Station Road with Glenwood Road, and as far as Glenwood Way. This is bound to lead to considerable delay for road users, especially along Station Road.
2. For a period of approximately three weeks from the 18th October, a portion of Moorside Road between Avon Road and Firs Glen Road will be closed with a diversion in place using Pinehurst Road & Station Road (among others).
[entered: 16/09/2021]


West Moors Town Council thought it would be nice to engage with the Community at Christmas time. We have decided to offer dove or star templates for people to write messages to lost or present loved ones - the templates will be in the Council office on Park Way. They will then be laminated in the office and hung with red ribbon, on the new tree outside Dixon Kelly, by the office staff. See the poster for more information - print and display to let more people know!
[entered: 16/09/2021]

A31 Ferndown/West Moors (Dorset) – Safety Barrier Renewal 
Highways England will shortly be carrying out work to renew the safety barrier along sections of the A31 eastbound and westbound carriageways near Ferndown (Dorset).
The following traffic management restrictions will be in place:

Thursday 9 September to Wednesday 20 October – A31 westbound carriageway
• Daytime narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit on the A31 between the A347 Palmersford roundabout and the Ameysford roundabout
• Overnight closures of the A31 westbound from the A347 Palmersford roundabout to the Canford Bottom junction.
[Where carriageways are closed, then the associated 'slip' roads will also be blocked off.]
All closures are overnight between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only.
[entered: 04/08/2021, updated 10/10/2021]
[ For events further ahead that just the next few weeks, refer to the 'Community Diary' ]
Brief listing of 'one-off' events for the next few weeks (for routine events ... see below)

[ This list is intended to convey a handy "short listing" of events in our village: for full details see the Community Diary or the appropriate entry under " Groups & Organisations ". ]


Saturday 2nd: St. Mary's Church - Harvest Fayre ... Station Road (opposite Memorial Hall) ... Noon - 3.00 pm
Saturday 2nd: St. Martin's URC ... Welcome back & Harvest Concert ... 2.30 pm
Sunday 3rd: St. Martin's URC ... Harvest Festival ... 10.30 am
Monday 11th: Memorial Hall ... Horticultural Society - "Stourhead to Stanpit " (talk) ... 2.30 pm
Friday 15th: New Skatepark (Fryer Field, behind Tennis courts) - official opening party! ... 3.30 - 6.30 pm
Saturday 30th: St. Martin's URC ... "Sunrise, Sunset" - charity concert, Macmillan Caring Locally ... 2.30 pm
[repeated November 12th ... see below]


Thursday 11th: Armistice Day ... two-minute silence at 11.00 am
Friday 12th: St. Martin's URC ... "Sunrise, Sunset" - charity concert, Macmillan Caring Locally ... 7.30 pm
Sunday 14th: Remembrance Sunday ... (no detail as to local events as yet)
Saturday 27th: Christmas Bazaar ... St. Mary's church (venue & other detail to be notified)


Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th: St. Martin's URC ... Christmas Tree Festival ... daily, when church open
Friday 3rd: Station Road/The Petwyn/Penn Court ... Carols on the Petwyn ... evening (more detail later)



Brief listing of regular events by day of week


Each Monday: Art Society ... Memorial Hall ... 9.15 am
Each Monday: Knit & Natter ... Library ... 2.15 - 3.30 pm [ Book ahead with Library - maximum number = 8 ]


Each Tuesday: Knit & Natter ... Library ... 2.15 - 3.30 pm [ Book ahead with Library - maximum number = 8 ]
1st Tuesday: Coffee morning ... Pinehurst Community Church ... 10.00 - 11.30 am


Each Wednesday (but with a summer break in August): Lunch & Friendship Club ... St. Anthony's Church Hall ... 11.00 am - 3.30 pm


Each Thursday: Health Walks ... (meet) Penn Court/Petwyn cafe ... 10.00 am
Each Thursday: Rhyme Time ... Library ... 10.30 - 11.00 am and 11.30 - Noon [ maximum 6 children/book ahead ]
Fortnightly Thursdays ( contact Group for full information ) ... Writers' Study ... 9.00 am
1st Thursday: Community Sing-a-long ... St. Martin's URC ... 10.30 am (from October 7th)
1st Thursday: Women's Institute ... Memorial Hall ... 2.15 pm
2nd Thursday: Adult Colouring & Games ... Library ... 10.30 - Noon [ book ahead ]
3rd Thursday: Community Sing-a-long ... St. Martin's URC ... 10.30 am
3rd Thursday: Townwomen's Guild ... Memorial Hall ... 2.00 pm
4th Thursday: Adult Colouring & Games ... Library ... 10.30 - Noon [ book ahead ]


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2nd Saturday: Coffee morning ... St. Martin's URC ... 10.00 am

Memorial Hall
Gullivers Farm Shop

Gullivers Farm Shop
Station Road Shops

Station Road shops
War Memorial

War Memorial