30 June 2017
Chapel Gate Roadworks due to start Monday 3rd July

Residents please note that the Chapel Gate Roadworks are due to start Monday 3rd July. Whilst the queues can be frustrating, please drive considerately through our village, and pay due respect for residents. Log onto Dorset For You to get travel alerts.

29 June 2017
Important news about West Parley housing developements, meeting 11th July

Important News

The planning consultants for Wyatt Homes, who are looking to put 320 houses on the field at Parley Cross, New Road, have written to a proportion of West Parley residents. The white envelopes may look like junk mail, but please take time to read the important flyer enclosed and do not just discard them with the rubbish.

Wyatt Homes Public Exhibition
West Parley Memorial Hall
11th July 2017, 2pm – 8pm

The Parish Council and residents have always strongly opposed the development of this site, until EDDC decommissioned the greenbelt status and adopted the site for development as part of their Core Strategy. We encourage you to come and view the exhibition and have your say.

This public exhibition is part of the planning process and gives YOU all the chance to review the plans, ask questions and seek answers to issues that will affect your day to day lives.

Whilst the public exhibition is a drop in session for residents, the Parish Council will have Councillors in attendance for the duration of the exhibition 2pm – 8pm.

Prior to the exhibition, the Parish Council are meeting the developers next week, as one of the formal consultees for the planning process. This is nothing more than ‘good planning practice’ and provides Councillors with information in advance of the exhibition, so they can better represent you, their residents. So do please come and let us know your thoughts.

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29 June 2017
Parish Council Chairman Jonathan Heath resigns

Please be advised the Jonathan Heath has resigned from the Parish Council with immediate effect. Councillors wish to thank Mr Heath for his contributions as Chairman and wish him well on future endeavours.

14 June 2017
Witness appeal following serious injury road traffic collision in West Parley

Officers are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision that left a motorcyclist with a serious leg injury.

Just before 6pm yesterday, Tuesday 13 June 2017, a collision occurred on Christchurch Road in West Parley, by the junction with Church Lane. The collision involved a black Yamaha motorcycle and a red Volkswagen Transporter panel van. The motorcyclist, a 59-year-old man from the Bournemouth area, was flown by air ambulance to Southampton Hospital after suffering a serious leg injury. His pillion passenger, a 36-year-old Bournemouth woman, was also taken to hospital but her injuries are not believed to be serious. The driver of the van was uninjured.

Officers have praised the members of the public who went to assist the injured motorcyclist. Sergeant Fern Graham, of the traffic unit, said: "I commend the action of all those people who stopped to help and would like to publicly thank them. While the injured man has suffered serious life changing injuries, if it was not for their brave intervention the outcome could have been even more tragic. I would also like to thank members of the public for their patience while the scene was examined."

Officers are also appealing for anyone witnesses to the collision, or anyone who witnessed either vehicle in the area prior to the collision, to contact police.

8 June 2017
Glenmoor Road litter bin issue, please be aware

images of litter and a litter bin

The Parish Council installed the bin on Glenmoor Road, to help alleviate litter issues by the bus stop and to keep the area litter free for residents. We have been grateful to the Doctors surgery who have been emptying this for the last few years. Unfortunately, in recent weeks, there has been an increasing frequency of household waste being deposited, in volume.

Last week a box of bottles and large bag of rubbish were left and today 4 bags of household and animal waste were deposited.

This is unacceptable and cannot continue. The Council will have no alternative other than to remove the bin, if this does not cease.

We ask residents to be vigilant and note down number plates of cars and report anyone witnessed depositing volume of rubbish, so that the appropriate authorities can be informed.

7 June 2017
Ferndown South and West Parley Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter, Summer Issue out now!

The excellent newsletter from our brilliant Neighbourhood Watch team is out now, click here!

7 June 2017
Increased security for the Recreation Ground

security measures at the recreation ground

Additional security measures have been installed at the rear of the Parish Council's Recreation Ground, to compliment the boulders and roller installed at the main entrance.

Hopefully these measures will ensure the Recreation Ground remains accessible for all residents to enjoy.

7 June 2017
Bournemouth 7s, did any residents experience any problems?

Following the Bournemouth 7s festival, the Parish Council would like to hear from residents who may have experienced problems this year. Please email details to We would like to have a debrief with the organisers following the event, in the coming weeks, as it appears there have been increased issues this year. Problems can only be resolved if they are brought to our attention, and we will endeavour to speak on behalf of the residents of West Parley.

7 June 2017
Public Notice - Traveller update

We can confirm that, within less than 16 hours of their arrival, the travellers have been moved on & are no longer on the West Parley Memorial Hall car park. Thanks to Dorset Police and the DCC liaison officer for their assistance. A huge thank you also goes out to all the many residents who kindly raised the alarm. It is by your swift action, that we have been able to resolve the situation so quickly.

6 June 2017
Help needed at heritage project

Having received planning permission to build a replica Iron Age roundhouse at their camp at Dudsbury in West Parley, Bournemouth Guides will soon start the work, using local materials as much as possible. They need to find a local source of willow, birch and hazel branches as well as cow manure later on to mix with soil and straw to spread over the framework to seal it and need water reed to make the roof. If anyone can help provide any of these materials or know a source please phone Doug Webb on 01202 572665. . full details.