west parley parish council

Local Facilities

Food Bank

The Trussell Trust is a nationwide charity and one aspect of their work is combatting poverty in the UK. In 2015-16, their foodbanks fed 1,109,309 people nationwide.

We are pleased to inform you that a number of collection points have been introduced in West Parley. All donations will be taken to the local food bank at St Andrews Church, Kinson, for distribution to people in need in the local area. This is a short term assistance to people who find themselves suddenly out of work, single parents or people in financial distress. Once authorised, they receive food for just 3 days and the relevant agencies are brought in to help support a longer term solution, with only a maximum of 2 further visits to the food banks. One volunteer explained that the recipients "are only a payday away from poverty".

Collection points will be at both the Tesco Stores at Parley Cross and Glenmoor Road, The Owls Nest Restaurant, and Parley Cross Veterinary Centre (animal food only). There is a poster at each collection point to explain how the food banks work, and who is entitled to use them. The food banks are usually in place 3 times a year - April, September and December.

Donations can include powdered milk, sugar, soup, pasta sauces, all tinned food, cereals, tea bags, instant mash potato, rice, pasta, jam, biscuits, snack bars etc. In fact, any non perishable foods, including dog or cat food for pets, as long as they are within use by date. Along with toiletries such as toothpaste or shower gel.

Your support would be welcomed.

Volunteer Neighbour Car

from left to right Clive Butcher, Elizabeth Chinn
Kate Ward and Derek Kearey

The Volunteer Neighbour Car Scheme has now been running since September 2013 and has been very successful. So far they have carried out 2200 trips and have 12 regular drivers and 3 back-up drivers. The scheme operates for West Parley residents only over the age of 55 who are unable to get out and about and provides a lifeline to take them to hospitals, doctor's surgeries and other health care services as well as social visits to clubs in the area.

More drivers would always be welcome, and the scheme is very professionally run.

If anyone would like further information either as a driver or a car user this can be obtained from Chairman Kate Ward on 01202 577319 or Transport Co-ordinator Clive Butcher on 01202 890173

Waste Recycling

check your Bin Collection Days

Wimborne Household Recycling Centre
Brook Road, Wimborne, BH21 2BH

1 April - 30 September 09.00 - 18.00 daily
1 October - 31 March 10.00 - 16.00 daily
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day

Operated by Weymouth & Sherborne Recycling 01202 881316
General Enquiries - Dorset Waste Partnership 01305 221040.

Millhams Community Recycling Centre
BH11 9LQ

All East Dorset residents can now use Millhams Community Recycling Centre by showing their council tax bill from East Dorset. Access is off the A338 Ringwood Rd at Longham.

1 April - 30 September 09.00 - 17.00 daily
1 October - 31 March 09.00 - 16.00 daily
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day
General Enquiries 01202 451199


Medical Practices
West Parley - Glenmoor Road surgery local map
Orchid House surgery
Pennys Hill practice
Corbin Avenue surgery

Dental Practices
Ferndown Dental
Balmoral Lodge

West Parley - Parley Optometrists
Knight Eyecare
Hendersons Opticians
Underwood Eyecare

Parley Cross Pharmacy
143 New Road
West Parley
Ferndown BH22 8EB
www.parleycrosspharmacy.co.uk 01202 573191


Parley First School
Ferndown First School
Ferndown Middle School
Ferndown Upper School

Whats On

Coffee Morning

every Wednesday from 10am - 12 noon at the Parley Sports and Social Club. All residents and friends will be made very welcome.

West Parley Official Guide

The new Parish Guide is ready. . have a look!
You might also want this local map.

Heritage Walk

learn all about West Parley's history as you walk, it is well researched and informative. . more

Parley Health Walks

every Wednesday 10am from the Parley Sports and Social Club, followed by coffee and biscuits! Lets get healthy and have some fun.

There's plenty going on in West Parley - click here for the latest.

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Next Meetings

Planning committee:
Wed 4th April 2018, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Parish Council:
Wed 21st March 2018, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Agendas / Minutes


Parish Council update for June 2017
previous newsletters:

Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for Jan 2018 - new!

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