18 July 2019
Full Council Meeting 17th July cancelled

Regrettably this meeting was cancelled due to Council being inquorate and therefore no business could be transacted. The meeting is being rescheduled for Wednesday 7th August 2019.

15 July 2019
A347 New Road night closures

Residents please be aware that the A347 New Road, West Parley will be closed for roadworks from 9pm – 6am, 24 July to 26 July. . Dorset Road Fix info.

13 July 2019
Essential maintenance on local roads

Essential road works will be carried out on several local roads next week, as part of BCP Council's Highway Maintenance Programme. Sections of Wessex Way, from County Gates to the Cooper Dean flyover, will be closed overnight on 15 and 16 July to enable additional highways maintenance works, including grass cutting and litter picking, to be carried out.

From approximately 8.30pm on Monday 15 July until around 4am the following morning, there will be a full road closure (northbound and southbound) from County Gates to St Paul's roundabout. Lanes 1 and 2 northbound will also be closed from St Paul's roundabout to Springbourne roundabout. On Tuesday 16 July, lanes 1 and 2 northbound from Springbourne roundabout to Cooper Dean flyover will be closed as well as lanes 1 and 2 southbound from Cooper Dean flyover to St Paul's roundabout. The closures will take place from approximately 8.30pm until 4am the following morning. Signed diversion routes will be in place.

Julian McLaughlin, Director of Growth and Infrastructure, BCP Council, said: "Our road condition surveys show that these roads need to be repaired to prevent further deterioration and pot holes from forming. "Unfortunately there will be some disruption to road users but we have scheduled the work in such a way as to minimise the impact to the community. We would like to thank drivers in advance for their patience and understanding while these repairs are carried out." Cllr Andy Hadley, Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure, BCP Council, added: "We appreciate this is immediately after disruption for the recent A338 widening work, but this maintenance work is essential. Every effort has been made to avoid the main summer holidays and peak rush hour working and to complete the works within one week." The surface dressing works are costing around £337,000.

20 June 2019
Stolen Bench from the Recreation Ground

Stolen Bench from the Recreation Ground

A bench, matching the one the photograph, has been removed from the Parish Council's Recreation Ground without permission. This was done at some time from midday Monday 17th June following the weekly mow by our contractor and 9.30am on Wednesday 19th June 2019. This bench is part concrete and extremely heavy so would have needed a number of people to lift it. We would like to ask residents to inform us if they saw any suspicious behaviour as the theft has now been reported to the Police. We would like to remind residents to remain vigilant.

We have also been made aware of a campervan parking overnight on the evenings of Monday and Tuesday, which may be completely unrelated, but we would like to take the opportunity to reiterate that signage is in place to state that overnight parking is not permitted.

20 June 2019
Accident involving cyclist at Parley Cross - did you see?

We have been informed that there was an accident involving a cyclist on the evening of Saturday 15th June 2019 at approximately 8pm - 8:40pm. The incident was at Parley Crossroads by the car hand wash going towards the airport / Hurn. If you have any information, please email

6 June 2019
D-Day 75

D day memorial poster

A day to remember and show respect for those that gave their tomorrows for our todays.

6 June 2019
Lost Property

Pink scooter found on the Recreation Ground at end of last week! We would like to reunite it with its rightful owner.

6 June 2019
Resident Consultation

Thank you to everyone who completed the questionnaire and returned it to us because it helps us to understand the needs of residents. The boxes have now been removed from the 3 locations, but any forms can be sent to the Clerk or dropped off with any Councillor. We'll collate the results and share on the website.

21 May 2019
Multiple Sclerosis Society - Drivers and Escorts needed

Can you spare 4 hours a week, on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday morning or afternoon?

West Parley is lucky enough to have one of only 4 MS Centres in the UK and they need your help! Please call in to see the difference you could make to local people affected by MS. . .more