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West Parley Volunteer Awards 2013

West Parley Parish Council held its annual awards evening to thank all the village volunteers for their help over the last year.

Cllr Pat Couper presents Lin Chesshire with her Volunteer Award
Cllr Pat Couper (left), presents Lin Chesshire with her Volunteer Award

Many local residents give up their time to litter pick, plant and maintain floral displays and deliver regular parish newsletters. Weekly working parties improve the look of the village by grass cutting, tree planting and verge trimming and this year also have undertaken projects such as installing new information signage, improving paths in Parley Wood and installing new footpath gates in the parish Recreation Ground. Volunteers also help with local coffee mornings and lunch clubs each week and provide a local car transport scheme.

Volunteers plant new trees on New Road
Volunteers plant new trees on New Road

Ian Smith, newly elected Dorset County Councillor, thanked the volunteers for all their hard work and acknowledged the contribution they had made to keeping the village looking good and supporting the local community. Though new to the job he thought the help offered by residents in West Parley was the best he had come across.

Pat Couper, Vice Chair of the Parish Council, presented a number of Volunteer of the Year award vouchers to residents who had given so much of their time over the past year.

Parish Council Chairman John Cullen says "The sheer scale of the local support we get shows the pride residents have in our historic village. We gained a silver award in this years South and South East in Bloom competition and hope to get a silver gilt award next year. Our volunteers play a key role in helping the village improve all the time."

If you would like to get involved, or see what the volunteers are getting up to, please visit our volunteers page.

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, informative, and has just been updated with lots of new historical information. . 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. . more

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Next Meetings

Planning committee
Wed 2nd October 2019, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Parish Council
Wed 16th October 2019, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Agendas / Minutes


Parish Council update for June 2017
previous newsletters:

Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for September 2019 -

Dorset Catchment Partnerships newsletter for Summer 2019

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