30 March 2017 Suspicious activity reported in the Dudsbury Avenue area - please remain vigilant and look after vulnerable neighbours
The Ferndown Central Neighbourhood Policing Team report that two males in a white van have been approaching residents in the Dudsbury Avenue area purporting to be looking for landscaping work. One of these males has been identified as possibly being involved in a garage break early last month. Please report any suspicious sightings on 101.
28 March 2017 Neighbourhood Watch - can you help? A volunteer is needed to look after part of Glenmoor Road
Neighbourhood Watch Schemes help to reduce the rate of crime in communities where they flourish, they are wholly run by local volunteers. It needs a commitment by the active members of a few hours each year, to keep in touch with neighbours, distribute the Magazine, collect the annual subscription and keep alert to crime and anti social behaviour in their locality. . all the details.
27 March 2017 Notice Of Election for one Parish Councillor
Notice is given for the election of one Councillor to West Parley Parish Council. For nomination papes, dates, all the details please click here.
24 March 2017 Dudsbury Hill Fort project, all the details
23 March 2017 West Parley & South Ferndown Neighbourhood Watch, Annual Public Meeting
Our local neighbourhood Watch covers the whole of West Parley, part of Longham, and Ferndown south east of the Ringwood Road. Some 1,500 residents are members of the Watch, supported by a strong body of volunteers: as Area Coordinators, responsible for several roads within the NHW area; and as street Contacts. Almost every road has its own NHW Contact as the "local face" of the NHW, distributing the NHW quarterly Community Newsletter and keeping a neighbourly eye on their "patch".
The NHW organisation was created in the USA in 1964 and in the UK dates back to the 1980s. The first Ferndown NHW was first formed in 1983. The NHW Mission is:
"To bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.
Our vision is that of a caring society that is focused on trust and respect in which people are safe from crime and enjoy a good quality of life. Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that no one has to feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live."
Our own, local NHW is an active and vital contributor to the well-being of our neighbourhood.
The Watch will hold its 2017 Annual General Meeting for the public on Tuesday 18 April, at St Mark's Church, West Parley, starting at 7.30pm. The meeting will hear about the activity of the Watch, current crime trends, and take questions.
The Guest Speaker will be Jake Moore, Cyber Crime Prevention Officer, Dorset Police. Cybercrime is the No 1 threat to every person. Jake Moore will help residents to better understand the threat and how to deal with it.
All local residents are welcome and are encouraged to attend, whether they are current members of the Watch or not… and there will be tea and cakes!
14 March 2017 Don't hedge your bets - RSPB guidlines for cutting your hedge
14 March 2017 Help for the disabled or physically unable to move your bins
Did you know that in certain circumstances you can request assistance with moving your waste bins for collection? If you are disabled or physically unable to move your bins and there is no one else who can help, you can request for DWP to collect them from a point on your property, such as your back door. This is called an assisted collection.
6 March 2017 Dorset Police officers to appear on Jeremy Kyle on Monday night (6th March)
Dorset Police officers are set to feature in an ITV documentary with Jeremy Kyle on Monday night at 8pm. Residents may be interested as some of the filming was in Ferndown. Kyle Files investigates high-profile issues that impact on people's lives across Britain, with the next episode focusing on dangers at the wheel.
Jeremy joined officers from the No Excuse and Traffic teams back in October to film the 30 minute documentary covering a speeding motorcyclist, a drug driver, a person using a mobile phone at the wheel and Operation Dragoon - our approach to tackling the most dangerous road users.
Dorset Police will be tweeting throughout the programme using the hashtag #KyleFiles asking members of the public to submit any questions in relation to the programme and road safety.
Questions will be answered during a LIVE Facebook Q&A video from the Dorset Police Facebook account immediately after the programme with Inspector Stu Pitman, Police Constable Simon Hatch and Special Constable Kier Dagnall who are all featured in the show.
Speaking during filming, Jeremy Kyle, said: "I think it goes to show that certainly here in Dorset, this force is doing everything in a proactive way to prevent and try and end death and injury on their roads. Thumbs up to them - fascinating."
Inspector Stuart Pitman, of Dorset Police, said: “This provided a great opportunity to promote the hard work of Dorset officers in reducing road casualties to a national audience.
"I am pleased we are able to demonstrate our strategy in both targeting high-risk road issues and addressing community concerns, which has successfully contributed to the reduction of the number of people killed and seriously injured on Dorset roads during 2016."
To submit a question to be answered at 8.30pm live on the Dorset Police Facebook account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @DorsetPolice including the hashtag #KyleFiles
21 February 2017 Rogue Traders in West Parley, please be alert
This is a message from PCSO Kate Hann of Ferndown Central Police. Following a report from a resident in the West Parley area, we are encouraging residents to be alert to suspicious vehicles and persons in areas of predominantly elderly people, who may be offering to complete unnecessary work or gardening on a door to door basis.
The information we have received relates to a white Ford transit van and two males.
Investigations are continuing but can we please ask that you check on any vulnerable people in your area and that anything that doesn't "feel right" probably isn't and if this is the case, then please give us a call on 101 with as much information in regards to vehicle details or descriptions as soon as possible.
Please remember that if a crime is in progress or life is in danger, then please continue to use the 999 number.
Please spread the word and lets get people safe in their own homes.