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Heritage Articles

Resident and ex-Parish Council leader John Cullen has written a series of interesting and informative heritage articles about the history of West Parley

The Heritage Articles.  (click on the article title)

Evolution of Parleys Roads
Early routes through the parish were no more than tracks that changed between summer and winter or as they became unusable. As the number of users increased and more formal land ownership restricted land use, tracks became formal roads.

Smuggling in West Parley
A rapid increase in customs and excise duty in the 18th and early 19th centuries led to a huge rise in smuggling across the country to avoid paying these taxes. Increasing quantities of goods were illegally imported and due to the easy gains and relatively low risks, the trade involved much of the coastal and rural population.

more articles will be published soon.

Whats On

Your Urgent Feedback is Requested – Bournemouth 7s Rugby Tournament seeking to increase attendance!

Residents are urged to read the article about the Bournemouth 7s Tournament, the deadline for passing comments to the Parish Council is Weds 6th December, or residents may contact EDDC direct . . full details.

Christmas Concert

St Mark's Church, Thursday 14th December, 7.30pm, raising funds for the Bus Stop Club, a local charity supporting families and individuals in crisis in East Dorset . . more.

Christmas Carolling

All Saints Church, Saturday 16th December, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, carols, mulled wine, mince pies and candlelight in this beautiful Saxon church, simly the best way to herald in Christmas! No ticket needed, 01202 572611 . . more.

Coffee Morning

every Wednesday from 10am - 12 noon at the Parley Sports and Social Club. All residents and friends will be made very welcome.

West Parley Official Guide

The new Parish Guide is ready. . have a look!
You might also want this local map.

Heritage Walk

learn all about West Parley's history as you walk, it is well researched and informative. . more

Parley Health Walks

every Wednesday 10am from the Parley Sports and Social Club, followed by coffee and biscuits! Lets get healthy and have some fun.

There's plenty going on in West Parley - click here for the latest.

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Next Meetings

Planning committee:
Wed 20th December 2017, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane
please note this is a new date (was 6th Dec)

Parish Council:
Wed 17th January 2018, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Agendas / Minutes

Newsletters

Parish Council update for June 2017
previous newsletters:

Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for June 2017

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