Local Facilities

SSEN Priority Services

SSEN

Get free extra support during power cuts. Register for Priority Services.

SSEN are the people who look after the wires and cables that bring electricity to communities throughout the north of Scotland and central southern England. A power cut can be worrying or difficult, that’s why there is free extra help and support. SSEN can help you far better, and quicker, if they know in advance what extra support you might need.

Please call 0800 294 3259 or get all the info

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, for more information telephone Malcolm Plascott 01202 950521

West Parley NeighbourCar

NeighbourCar volunteers Clive Butcher, Elizabeth Chinn<br>Kate Ward and Derek Kearey
from left to right Clive Butcher, Elizabeth Chinn
Kate Ward and Derek Kearey

The West Parley NeighbourCar 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 Transport Co-ordinator Clive Butcher on 07592 860 104 or westparleyneighbourcar@gmail.com

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

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

Dental Practices
Ferndown Dental
Dentapol
Balmoral Lodge

Opticians
West Parley - Parley Optometrists
Ferndown
Knight Eyecare
Hendersons Opticians
Underwood Eyecare

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

Schools

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