12 November 2020
Have Your Say: ECO Sustainable Solutions Ltd – Consultation

This Local business just over the border in Parley, helps the County to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and turn it into reuseable fuel or products. There is currently a consultation open for comment on the Energy Recovery Facility proposals and we encourage residents to read the information available and comment if they feel so inclined. . . please see ECO website for more information and consultation questionnaire.

The consultation details ECO’s plans to make alterations to and expand the recycling production at the site. This will inevitably result in an increase in large vehicles to and from the site, as it expands. The site in general will be slightly remodelled to make the processes more efficient but there will also be the construction of a large new building which has a tall metre wide chimney the height of an average pylon. This is smaller than usual due to the proximity of Bournemouth Airport.

This is a consultation undertaken by Eco prior to any Planning Applications, and all responses are sent to them. The Consultation closes on Wednesday 25th November 2020.

30 October 2020
Government consultation – Planning for the Future

The Government has written a very lengthy White Paper on proposed changes to the planning process, the consultation for which ended yesterday.

Download the full White Paper.
See a single page White Paper summary.

The Parish Council has submitted it's response and felt it important to share with residents. We continue to work actively for residents and the Parish, despite no physical meetings taking place during Covid-19.

Please see the Parish Council's response

27 October 2020
New Councillors

At the October virtual meeting of the Parish Council, we welcomed not 1 but 2 new Councillors to the Parish Council.

Lynn Price, who is an experienced Councillor and held many positions within Bournemouth Borough Council, and Tom Wilson, who has a wealth of experience in education and is known to many in West Parley already due his involvement with Parley Petanque. It is always good to have new Members join the Council to bring different perspectives, suggestions and experience.

There is still one Vacancy remaining, should anyone wish to get more involved on your doorstep and join the Parish Council. Please email the Clerk on

14 October 2020
Temporary Closure of Various Roads

Dudsbury Road from the junction with B3073 Christchurch Road to the junction with Hadrian Close; Hadrian Close from the junction with Dudsbury Road. The Notice is needed in order to comply with health and safety regulations which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise the likelihood of danger to highway users. It will come into operation on 21st October 2020 between 08:00 and 16:00​ and remain in force for five days, but it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 27th October 2020. The road will be reopened overnight and at weekends.

This will enable Dorset Council to carry out carriageway maintenance and resurfacing works. A locally signed diversion route will be put in place to enable traffic to travel around the closed section.

Full details and map of the temporary road closures.

8 September 2020
what3words - Three words for a faster emergency response

What is what3words?
what3words has divided the globe into 3m squares and given each one a unique 3 word address. It means everywhere can be located with just three words. For example ///kite.chats.dine will take you to a precise spot in a field next to the River Ouse in York. what3words is available as a free app for iOS and Android and online map at Find out more about what3words.

Just over 80% of services in the UK now use what3words, including Dorset Police and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue. Residents can download the what3words app on their phones in case they need to call 999.

Residents can also use what3words to report incidents with organisations like National Grid, Network Rail and the Environmental Agency.

25 August 2020
Dorset Council (Part of Footpath 9, West Parley at Dudsbury Fort) Public Path Diversion Order 2020

Residents please note that the Stour Valley Way will be diverted where it passes through Dudsbury Hill Fort.

Full details and map of the footpath diversionary order.

21 August 2020
Amended Temporary Traffic Regulation Order for Dudsbury Road and Hadrian Close, Ferndown

To enable Dorset Council to carry out maintenance work, they plan to close Dudsbury Road and Hadrian Close Ferndown,Dorset between 21st October 2020 and 27th October 2020. The road will be closed daily between the hours of 08.00 and 16.00 but it will be open overnight and at weekends.

Full details of closures and map.