24 December 2015
Brighter Christmas in Parley

West Parley has looked a lot brighter this Christmas as a result of efforts by the Parish Council and local shops. Roadside Christmas decorations and tinsel have been put up for the first time on many railings at Parley Cross and along Christchurch Road and most shops have put up bright window displays.

With Christmas carols sung at Glenmoor Road shops for the first time, many houses covered in coloured lights and with new food and clothing bring banks well filled, the Christmas spirit was alive and well in the area.

Parish Council Chairman John Cullen said "The village has looked so good -thanks to everyone who did so much this year. We hope to put up more decorations in future."

16 December 2015
Carols for all in West Parley!

carols at parley first school

There was a great community event at 3pm on Manday Dec 14th, organised between the Parish Council, Parley First School and Glenmoor Road businesses. There was hot chocolate, mince pies and lots of Carols, great to see the Christmas spirit alive and well in West Parley!

16 December 2015
New event for home workers and freelancers in East Dorset

Christchurch and East Dorset Councils are launching a new event in Wimborne for freelancers, home workers and micro business owners. The new weekly event aims to provide an informal environment for people to collaborate and interact with others who would usually be working from home. The new Business Jelly events will be held every Wednesday (commencing on 6th January 2016) at the Village Green Cafe (within the Allendale Centre) between the hours of 10.00am and 2.00pm. Every Business Jelly will be free to attend with Wifi provided by the Allendale Centre. . . more information on the new event. . and even more information on the new event.

16 December 2015
Thanks for collecting for the homeless

Many thanks to the residents of West Parley for all of the donations of warm winter clothing for the homeless. Obviously homelessness does not affect our village as such, so it is most gratifying that people should have willingly found over 350 items to be taken to The St Pauls Homeless Centre and the Y.M.C.A in Bournemouth. Both of whom send their heartfelt thanks. They assure me that all of the clothing collected, everything from socks to warm winter coats will be passed to "deserving" people without cost. I would like to thank Huttons Hair Salon in Glenmoor Road, and The Men's Hairdressers at Parley Cross, for gathering the clothing, And June Scott who collected from them virtually every day. Cllr M Plascott.

2 December 2015
Help and Care workshops

Are you a Carer? Do you care for a family member or friend? Caring for a family member or friend can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. However, it can also present challenges especially when faced with new situations. Most carers need help and advice at some point so that the best of care can continue to be given.

Help and Care, in partnership with Dorset HealthCare, are running free, informal information workshops. You can attend any of the workshops listed on the timetable.

Help and Care workshops info or 0300 111 3303 or Help and Care website - or email Help and Care -

25 November 2015
New Road, temporary traffic lights

There are temporary traffic lights on New Road between Dudsbury Road and Dudsbury Avenue. They are causing congestion at peak traffic flow times and drivers are asked to remain considerate to other drivers and take care if detouring through smaller residential roads. The lights are expected to be in place until the end of this week.

25 November 2015
Crime / Police public sessions in West Parley

The nights are drawing in and Christmas on the horizon, so residents are reminded to check their homes, cars and outbuildings are secure and to report any suspicious activity from indivudals or vehicles to the Police. Please visit Police surgeries in the area. Unfortunately some residents have received warnings from the Police following a recent spate of break-ins in West Parley. With the wonderful community spirit that West Parley enjoys, please look out for your neighbours, especially the elderly or living on their own.