4 June 2015
Post Office update

The refit of the Post Office will take place next month, allowing increased efficiency within the pharmacy. The Post Office will close 17.30pm on Weds 22 July and re-open 13.00pm Tues 28 July, please use the Ferndown Post Office in the meantime for all your requirements.

29 May 2015
Everyone goes Nuts About Nature

nuts about nature in parley wood

On Tuesday 26th May great fun was to be had in West Parley woods, the Moors Valley rangers were holding a Nuts about Nature event the picture shows a small group of children very engrossed inspecting the bugs they had just managed to dig up. Another group were busy building dens. It was a beautiful morning but unfortunately there were not as many children attending as usual which is disappointing for the Rangers. This event is open to children of all ages and is completely free, a wonderful way for the children to spend a couple of hours.

This is usually held twice a year and the next one is scheduled for the 25/26th August keep an eye open in the press for the confirmed date and bring the family along for some fun and a really interesting morning.

26 May 2015
Our volunteers keep West Parley looking lovely

volunteers installing a new planter

West Parley volunteers have been busy once again clearing away overgrown vegetation from the verges and the picture shows Stuart Couper and John Cheshire installing a new planter around the welcome to West Parley sign coming from Bournemouth Airport, this will be planted up in this next couple of weeks.

A local resident George Cooper who is a gardener has offered to adopt the 2 boxes near his property to keep them dead headed and maintained. Offers from other residents who have boxes near their property would be greatly appreciated.

West Parley residents don't forget to get your application forms for the front and back garden competitions being judged during the last week of July. Forms from Pat Couper, email Pat Couper - or tel:01202 573833

19 May 2015
Electoral review of Dorset

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across this area to comment on proposed new electoral arrangements for Dorset County Council.

They are asking local people to have their say:

  • Do the proposed divisions reflect local communities?
  • How do you think the proposals can be improved?
  • Are the names of the proposed electoral divisions right?

For more information including interactive maps visit Consultation on Local Government Boundary Commission website - and Local Government Boundary Commission website - . . further info on the Electoral review of Dorset.

15 May 2015
Food bank update

Many thanks to the residents who contributed to the food bank collections. We delivered seventy items to the distribution point at St Andrews Church, who send their sincere thanks. One of the volunteers there told me that he had been to a meeting of the various other centres, to discuss the increase in young mothers with baby's and young children needing help with feeding their families, and keeping them clean and healthy. With this in mind, there is now a collection bin at Parley Pharmacy for baby food, nappies, wipes, in fact any item needed to look after young children. Even the odd biscuit or chocolate bar is appreciated. . this websites info on our food banks.

14 May 2015
Local break-in reported

We have had reports of a young man knocking on a resident's door after 10 last night, who said he had run out of petrol. There were a couple of others outside and when they had gone the residents discovered their van, in Chuch Lane, had been broken into. The neighbouring property also had some men wandering around his garden who told him his roof needed repairs and gave him an extortionate quote for the work. Please remain vigilant on behalf of yourselves and any vulnerable neighbours.

11 May 2015
West Parley schoolgirl makes history at Crufts

A scholgirl and her dog made history at the world's largest canine show when they took home the trophy for one of the events. Holly Ryan, 13, and her pet Pomeranian, Tink, from West Parley are celebrating their win at Crufts this month after claiming the title of Young Kennel Club Agility Dog of the Year. It is the first time a small dog has won the event. . the full Daily Echo article!!

11 May 2015
Vacancies for Councillors - do you want to make a difference?

Following the elections, the Parish Council has 4 vacancies and these will shortly be filled by co-option. Anyone who wishes to be formally considered for a vacancy should write or e mail the Parish Clerk by Monday 29th June 2015 with a brief curriculum vitae and an accompanying letter explaining why they wish to be considered for the vacancy. For more information please contact the Parish Clerk or speak to an existing Councillor.

The following paragraph indicates some of the requirements for holding the office as a Councillor, although they should not be taken as covering every aspect of the legal requirements for office.

A person is qualified to be elected and to be a Councillor if he/she is a British Subject, a Commonwealth Citizen or a citizen of the European Union. They should be aged 18 years or over, has during the whole 12 months preceding the date of co-option occupied as owner or tenant of any land or other premises in the town / parish, or his principal or only place of work during those 12 months has been in the town / parish or during the whole of these 12 months has resided in the town / parish or within 3 miles of it.

The person should not be disqualified from being elected by reason of any disqualification set out in Section 80 of the Local Government act 1972, or any decision made under section 79 of the Local Government Act 2000. Each nomination should be supported by a Proposer and Seconder who must also be on the Register of Electors for West Parley.