30 July 2014
Car Park resurfacing works

Would residents please note that the Parish Council Car Park at Parley Country Club will be undergoing improvements and resurface and therefore limited parking spaces available between Mon 4th - Thurs 7th August. Thank you for your patience.

15 July 2014
Blooming well done

west parley in bloom

That was the message from the South and South East in Bloom judges when they toured West Parley to mark us for this years' competition. They spent 2 hours here looking at the appearance of the whole village and inspected planters, public areas and businesses. They took particular interest looking at what the children at Parley First School were doing on environmental projects.

They also looked at some of the front gardens of residents who had entered the first front garden competition as part of the In Bloom entry and were very impressed by the high standards of the gardens seen on their tour.

They spoke to a few of the many parish volunteers who keep the village tidy throughout the year and walked round the Recreation Ground and part of Parley Wood.

The judges were impressed with the new roadside planters made by volunteers and the changed planting arrangements and were shown a list of ideas to further improve the appearance of the village and meet the aims of the competition. These include setting up a horticultural society in the village in the Autumn.

We will know how we have done at an awards presentation on 17th September. The results of the front garden competition will be announced on 4th September.

10 July 2014
Strike action, info for residents

With regards to waste collection, will residents please note the following:

  • Crews will continue with their normal day's work wherever possible
  • If any collections can not be completed, the DWP will aim to carry out catch-up collections on Saturday 12 July
  • Residents with a collection scheduled for 10 July should place their containers out for collection as normal
  • If they are not been collected by the end of the day, residents should leave their containers out until the end of Saturday
  • If residents do not want to wait they can take their waste to their local household recycling centre

A central web page about services affected by strike action, including waste collections, has been published: Dorset for You website -

Dorset County Council has also issued a news release, which covers waste collections: Dorset for You website -

8 July 2014
MS Garden Party 26th July from 12 noon

Another great summer event at the Multiple Sclerosis Bournemouth Branch in Church Lane, West Parley. Entrance is 50p and there are all kinds of stalls: Plants, Jewellery, Tombola, Raffle, Bric a Brac, Cakes, Toys, Books, Games . . MS Garden Party document.

10 June 2014
the Big Lunch

What a lovely day at Parley Country club. The community gets together to raise money for Wave 105 Cash for Kids, food is plentiful and the sun shines

scenes of fun and games at the Big Lunch 2014

On Sunday 1st June Parley Country Club held their annual Big Lunch, fortunately it was a beautiful day and many families brought their picnic and sat outside enjoying the talent show and entertainment while they ate, for those who had not provided their own food the barbecue was keeping everyone satisfied.

Parley Rotary Club provided children's games and there were bouncy castles and a dog agility demonstration keeping everyone entertained. Parley held an under 10's Prince and Princess competition for the first time and the picture shows the winners Kiera and Benson unfortunately the boys proved to be a little shy with not many entries but perhaps by next year more will take part.

What a great day in West Parley!

10 June 2014
DCC roadshow dates

A quick reminder for residents that Dorset County Council's roadshow is coming to town.

Penny's Walk in Ferndown on Thursday June 12th, 9.30am to 12.20pm
Sainsburys in Ferndown Thursday 17th July, 4.30pm to 7pm

DCC are giving you the chance to speak to the key decision makers at the county council - your county councillors, members of the cabinet and most senior officers. Come and tell them what matters to you . . more DCC roadshow info.

8 June 2014
Roadworks on the way

A highways sign appeared in the last day or so on Christchurch Road from Parley Cross towards the airport: Resurfacing Works start here 16th June 2014 19.00pm - 04.00am for 9 nights weekdays only. Call 01305 221000 (DCC). More information may appear on Dorset for You website -, but there is nothing there at the moment.

31 May 2014
Navitus Cable Route Awareness Meeting.

A meeting will take place at 7pm at West Parley Memorial Hall to discuss the installation of cabling for the Navitus Bay Wind Farm. The route goes straight through Hurn and involves trenching work. For more information please contact Margaret Phipps 01202 478266 . . or Navitus Cable Route Awareness Meeting document

27 May 2014
The Big Lunch is coming - 12 noon til 4pm, sunday 1st June!!!

Free entry

12.00 - 12.30pm - Open with BBQ & background music
12.30 - 1.10pm - Live music & singing
1.10 - 1.40pm - Dog Agility
1.40 - 2.00pm - Price & Princess Judging
2.00 - 2.30pm - Children's games
2.30 - 2.45pm - Best Table Judging
2.45 - 3.25 - Live Music & Singing
3.25 - 4.00 - Background Music & Close

raising money for Wave 105 Cash for Kids. . see The Big Lunch document.