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Welcome to West Parley

bramble farm at sunset

West Parley is a rural village with an ancient past. It is joined by post war housing to Ferndown at the north, flanked by green belt to the east and west, and bounded by the river Stour to the south. The centre of Bournemouth lies 5 miles to the south.

West Parley facts:

453 hectares,  68% rural,  population 3560 in 2011.
1613 dwellings,  95% owner occupied.
2 churches  first school,  memorial hall,  sports club.
golf course,  2 shopping parades,  3 pubs.
50 degrees 46.8 minutes N,  01 degrees 52.7 minutes W.

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24 Apr 2014
Second Big Lunch planned for West Parley. . . more

22 Apr 2014
Bournemouth 7s Festival (23rd - 26th May), information for residents. . . more

22 Apr 2014
Volunteer Driver Scheme update. . . more

13 Apr 2014
Annual Parish Meeting in West Parley, 25th April, 7.30pm, Memorial Hall.
Please come and see what your Council have been doing, and have your say. . . more

10 Apr 2014
Inspector publishes her final Report on the District Council's Core Strategy Housing Plans. . . more

1 Apr 2014
Well done Parley Sports Ladies FC!. . . more

27 Mar 2014
Wave 105 Cash for Kids Easter appeal. . . more

24 Mar 2014
26th annual great Dorset beach clean -
Are you free on Sunday 27 April? Dorset's beaches need you!. . . more

23 Mar 2014
Good news for the football and cricket teams of Parley Country Club. . . more

23 Mar 2014
LV=Streetwise, get involved!. . . more

3 Mar 2014
New pedestrian crossing on New Road. . . more

27 Feb 2014
Comments made on possible new Minerals sites close by. . . more

20 Feb 2014
Time to be careful - some local thefts recently. . . more

20 Feb 2014
Two new Councillors join the Parish Council team. . . more

16 Feb 2014
Dorset severe weather helpline for sandbags, information, emergency loans,
rehousing, report problems or other help. . . more

15 Feb 2014
Sandbags. . be prepared. . . more

14 Feb 2014
Did you know West Parley once included Ferndown and West Mooors?
some interesting Parish history.. . . more

10 Feb 2014
Get involved in making West Parley Bloom.. . . more

7 Feb 2014
Navitus Bay wind farm scaled back. . . more

6 Feb 2014
Power Outage at Parley Close. . . more

27 Jan 2014
January 2014 Parish Newsletter out now. . . more

12 Jan 2014
Parley Wood being improved -
Major improvements to Parley Wood are under way. . . more

12 Jan 2014
Play the bagpipes?
Calling all bagpipe players - are you free on Burns Night?. . . more

10 Jan 2014
Have your say - Navitus Bay wind park
www.navitusbaywindpark.co.uk or community drop in sessions for more info

10 Jan 2014
Have your say - future quarrying and waste facilities
www.dorsetforyou.com/mwdf or public exhibition details for more info

3 Jan 2014
Building Plans - District Council publishes Main Modifications. . . more

20 Dec 2013
Wednesday groups celebrate Xmas at the Country Club . . . more

17 Dec 2013
Council plans for 2014. . . more

11 Dec 2013
Power line replacement work for Jan 2014 -
disruption to power supplies for some residents. . . more

27 Nov 2013
Bye-Election notice -
Vacancy for a Parish Councillor. . . more

26 Nov 2013
first Heritage Walk gets underway. . . more

24 Nov 2013
Bonfires, please be considerate. . . more

22 Nov 2013
Parish Council announces the resignation of 2 Councillors. . . more

21 Nov 2013
Neighbourhood Watch December newsletter out now. . . more

19 Nov 2013
Volunteers thanked in West Parley -
annual reception for our hard working heroes . . . more

19 Nov 2013
Community Christmas from the Royal Volunteer Service -
no-one should be alone at Christmas . . . more

13 Nov 2013
Parley Sports Club to receive £50,000 boost . . . more

6 Nov 2013
brand new Heritage Walk is launched
there's lots to learn about beautiful West Parley . . . more

24 Oct 2013
Any good at darts?
Parley Sports Club are looking for more members . . . more

23 Oct 2013
Fancy some part time work?
Alderholt Parish Council are looking for an assistant to the Parish Clerk . . . more

2 Oct 2013
Core Strategy Housing Plans for West Parley
the present position . . . more

2 Oct 2013
Cricket is a runaway success at Parley Sports Club
see the Roll of Honour . . . more

2 Oct 2013
Ability Counts at Parley Sports Club! - full report . . . more

26 Sept 2013
West Parley starts NeighbourCar Scheme . . . more

16 Sept 2013
Music event at Bournemouth Sports Club . . . more

16 Sept 2013
Can you help?
Your local Neighbourhood Watch News needs you . . . more

27 Aug 2013
50 plus Information Day at the Parley Sports Club Wednesday 4 September . . . more

22 Aug 2013
Local people wanted for this years register of electors canvass -
earn some extra money going door to door . . . more

6 Aug 2013
See inside West Parleys ancient church -
guided tours 12 & 19th Sept . . . more

16 July 2013
Back to normal in West Parley . . . more

9 July 2013
Invasion of our Recreation Ground by Travellers . . . latest

9 July 2013
Security in summer . . . more

4 July 2013
Travellers break into West Parley's Recreation Ground . . . more

29 June 2013
West Parley in Bloom - Judging day pm Tuesday 23 July
Trim the hedges, cut the verges, tidy the front garden, clear the litter!
West Parley has entered the South and South East in Bloom Competition for the first time. This looks not only at flowers, but at our tidiness, pride of place, volunteers, sense of identity.
Let's show them what we can do.

26 June 2013
Register with local police to keep informed - a new and useful service . . . more

23 June 2013
Prospects of a Pedestrian Crossing on New Road at last . . . more

23 June 2013
Untidy verges spoil Residents efforts . . . more

23 June 2013
free PSA testing session - St Mark's Church, 29th June . . . more

4 June 2013
the Big Lunch, what a great day! . . . more

2 June 2013
Volunteers hard at work planting everything up! . . . more

30 May 2013
West Parley Young Achievers Award -
financial support for youth activities and achievement . . . more

21 May 2013
5000 year old flint found on Birch Avenue -
report from recent Heritage Open Day . . . more

16 May 2013
Ferndown Area 50 plus Forum, Wednesday 29th May 10am -
Pam Stone talks on victim support . . . more

15 May 2013
All Saints workday - Volunteers spring clean West Parley's ancient Church and Churchyard . . . more

15 May 2013
Martyn Underhill PCC Forums in Ferndown . . . more

9 May 2013
New County Councillor elected for Ferndown/West Parley . . . more

7 May 2013
Watch that speed! - Police checks on Dudsbury Avenue . . . more

2 May 2013
Spring clean for All Saints, 11th May - fancy helping? . . . more

2 May 2013
Check your Bank Holiday and garden waste collection days . . . more

28 Apr 2013
West Parley fourth safest place to live in England . . . more

28 Apr 2013
70 at Annual Parish Meeting Friday 26 April . . . more

9 Apr 2013
Annual Parish Meeting 7pm Friday 26 April at the Memorial Hall . . . more

21 Mar 2013
Superfast Broadband comes to West Parley . . . more

4 Mar 2013
Ready for Spring - new benches in the recreation ground . . . more

28 Feb 2013
Collaboration brings results in West Parley . . . more

26 Feb 2013
Residents march on EDDC Core Strategy meeting
but it is the Death of Democracy . . . more

19 Feb 2013
District Council eases draconian limits on public speaking at 25 February meeting. . . more

14 Feb 2013
Stepping out - the Parley Health Walks begin!. . . more

10 Feb 2013
District Council to meet 25 February to confirm Green Belt Building Plans.
Communities react. . . more

24 Jan 2013
Consultation on Christchurch and EDDC's expenditure proposals for 2013/14 -
details of public meetings. . . more

18 Jan 2013
Plans for Housing in the Green Belt - West Parley responds! . . . more

16 Jan 2013
Garden Waste Collections update . . . more

23 Dec 2012
West Parley Parish Council wishes all our residents
a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year!

23 Dec 2012
Christmas Waste and Recycling collections . . . more

13 Dec 2012
District Council's housing plans for West Parley,
the next moves . . . more

11 Dec 2012
Branching out in West Parley.
Have you spotted the new trees? . . . more

6 Dec 2012
Start the New Year right,
join in with the Health Walks, 23rd Jan 2013. . . more

1 Dec 2012
Core Strategy Consultation -
last chance for residents to comment on the Core Strategy . . more

28 Sept 2012
Latest Newsletter now out - catch up on the latest . . more

18 Sept 2012
District Council runs into difficulties with Core Strategy Housing Plans . . more

18 Sept 2012
Lunch Club possibility . . more

8 Sept 2012
Millennium Garden and Playground Gazebo - flowers wanted . . more

20 August 2012
Parley Cross Bus Stop -
Old brick "convenience" replaced by modern bus shelter . . more

17 August 2012
It's going to be massive - Parley Fun Day!
Sunday 26th August at the Parley Sports Club . . more

27 July 2012
Off to a good home -
former Scout Hut moves on . . more

14 July 2012
County Council economies leave our grass verges desolate -
West Parley Volunteers pitch in . . more

7 July 2012
fed up of uncut grass verges? . . more

7 July 2012
Residents letter to the Echo says it for West Parley . . more

7 July 2012
How old is West Parley?
famous author Arthur Mee writes about West Parley's Church . . more

24 June 2012
Consultation on the District Council's building plans -
West Parley Parish Council sends in its official response . . more

24 June 2012
West Parley's Grand Delivery March.
The Village marches its Core Strategy building plan responses to the Council at Furzehill . . more

7 June 2012
What a lovely Diamond Jubilee fete -
see all the photos from our big day . . more

3 June 2012
have you sent your response to the consultation
on the housing plans yet? . . more

15 May 2012
Parish Annual General Meeting report . . more

14 May 2012
new Parley Rotary Club . . more

14 May 2012
West Parley Flowers extended to Glenmoor Road. . more

11 May 2012
the Wheelie Bin roadshow comes to town
see the new wheelie bins . . more

28 Apr 2012
District Council's Green Belt Building Plans - Consultation
Guidance coming on how to respond . . more

9 Apr 2012
Sports Relief fun at Parley Sports Club.
see the photos from a wonderful day! . . more

2 Apr 2012
Do Your Bit to keep West Parley the way it is.
Find time to pop into the Memorial Hall between 2.30pm and 8pm Tuesday 24 April. . more

29 Mar 2012
Parley School Support Group announce a Fashion Show - 16th Apr 2012, and the "Party in the Park" - 15th June 2012. . more

27 Mar 2012
Ferndown Town Plan Survey distributed to some West Parley residents by mistake. This survey does not apply to West Parley residents, please do not fill it in or return it.

27 Mar 2012
West Parley Diamond Jubilee Fete - 4 June 2012 - help wanted. . more

20 Mar 2012
West Parley Recreation Ground improvements. . more

16 Mar 2012
Date for Your Diary - West Parley Diamond Jubilee Fete - Monday 4 June.
Join the Celebrations!. . more

8 Mar 2012
District Council votes to approve Green Belt Building Plans for Consultation . . more

8 Mar 2012
Important fire safety information, it could save lives . . more

5 Mar 2012
Quiz Night at Parley Sports Club, Friday 20th April 7.30pm - come and have some fun! . . more

1 Mar 2012
West Parley Councillor says Canford Bottom work not as bad as feared . . more

28 Feb 2012
Wimborne Household Recycling Centre (Brook Rd) to close between Mon Mar 12 and Sun Mar 18 for essential works . . more

17 Feb 2012
Safe And Independent Living roadshow visits West Parley 21st Feb, 8th Mar.
Access to services, support, and information to people aged 50+ or those in a position of vulnerability . . more

12 Feb 2012
Surviving winter - emergency funding available.
Advice, help and useful contact details from the Dorset Community foundation . . more

8 Feb 2012
India Day extravaganza at Parley First School . . more

8 Feb 2012
Local MP supports our campaign against housing in the green belt at West Parley . . more

5 Feb 2012
Green Belt Housing Plans - public speaking at Barrington Centre . . more

26 Jan 2012
Church Lane footpath - West Parley Volunteers replace old stile . . more

23 Jan 2012
Councils give new Dorset recycling and waste service the green light
Christchurch and part of East Dorset will be first to receive the service . . more

20 Jan 2012
District Council publishes its new green belt housing proposals
520 houses to be built in West Parley on the Dudsbury Heights and New Road fields . . more

21 Dec 2011
Parish Plan now online . . please read

16 Dec 2011
Parish Council support for new Community Groups
use our Halls for free! . . more

30 Nov 2011
New teenage nightclub in Ferndown. . more

30 Nov 2011
Rotary Club starts up in West Parley. . more

27 Nov 2011
New - "Welcome to West Parley" signs on New Road North and South, and Christchurch Road East and West. .see pictures. . new . . old

22 Nov 2011
Dorset Fire and Rescue - Budget Cuts - Residents Survey
- will it be more expensive?. . more

9 Nov 2011
Parish Council honours volunteers at 28 October reception. . more

8 Nov 2011
November newsletter out now. . more

4 Nov 2011
East Dorset District Council to vote on complete change to waste services. . more

20 Oct 2011
Parish Council appoints new Clerk. . more

19 Oct 2011
Councillors visit ECO Sustainable Solutions,
the waste and power plant on Chapel Lane. . more

4 Oct 2011
Parish Council makes traffic proposals to County. . more

4 Oct 2011
Housing in the green belt at West Parley
- Parish Council wants better Consultation. . more

24 Aug 2011
Canford Bottom Roundabout works back on again . . more

18 Aug 2011
Street light renewal to begin soon . . more

8 Aug 2011
EDDC Car Park Survey - win £50! . . more

3 Aug 2011
Dorset Police warning on theft from vehicles . . more

21 July 2011
Open Day success in West Parley . . more

10 July 2011
Inconsiderately parked cars - here is something you can do. . more

26 June 2011
Dorset County Council and Siemens repair Parley Cross traffic lights. . more

21 June 2011
Government considers new Parish Council powers. . more

8 June 2011
New plans for the Dormy Hotel. . more

25 May 2011
All East Dorset residents can now use Millhams tip. . more

6 May 2011
Parish Council Election - 5 May 2011 - New Council Elected. . more

23 Apr 2011
West Parley's new childrens Play Park now open. . more

28th March 2011
West Parley Memorial Hall - Upgrading Program off to a good start. . more

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