LV=Streetwise, get involved!
23 Mar 2014
Every year thousands of children are injured in preventable
accidents in the home, on the roads and at play.
LV=Streetwise helps to reduce the chance of accidents happening by helping children to learn about potential dangers in the everyday world around them in a safe, controlled, memorable and exciting venue.
Based in Dorset, it is an award-winning interactive safety education charity - a life sized, indoor "bricks and mortar" "village" of scenarios which are traditionally built scenes from everyday town and country life.
Parish Councillor Geoff Dark has been a Volunteer Safety Guide at LV=Streetwise since March 1999, four months after the Centre opened. His fifteen years of service as a guide happened to coincide with the completion of 500 safety tours and both of these landmarks resulted in the presentation of certificates. Presenting the certificates were Alison Shelton (Centre Manager) and Andy Watkins (Deputy Manager); also present on the photograph were Helen Bromley (Administration Officer) and two Safety Guides Pat and Tricia who have also served as Safety Guides for many years. Geoff has greatly enjoyed all the time spent at LV=Streetwise with parties of children.
If you would like to volunteer to act as a Safety Guide for tours of 1hr 30min with children of 6-7 years or 2 hrs for children of 9-10 years (minimum one tour per month) you would be made very welcome. Usually 30 - 40 children attend at a time and each Safety Guide takes about 6 children accompanied by an adult from the school. To see what goes on, log in to www.streetwise.org.uk and you will be surprised at the extent of the activities.
Tues 28th Mar 7.30pm at the Parley Sports Club, Alisdaire Urquhart, "good bugs, bad bugs & compatible plants" new members and visitors welcome £2
contact Kate Ward 01202 577319
West Parley & South Ferndown Neighbourhood Watch, Annual Public Meeting
Tues 18th Apr 7.30pm at St Mark's Church, all local residents are welcome and are encouraged to attend, whether they are current members of the Watch or not… and there will be tea and cakes!. . more
every Wednesday from 10am - 12 noon at the Parley Sports and Social Club. All residents and friends will be made very welcome.
Did You Know?
see what the Parish Council have done in the last few years, tell us what you would like to see for 2016/17. . more
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.
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Wed 5th Apr 2017, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane
Annual Parish Meeting:
Fri 21st Apr 2017, 7.30pm
West Parley Memorial Hall
refreshments from 7pm, look out for the posters on the noticeboards!
Wed 26th Apr 2017, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane
please note this meeting has been changed from the 19th to the 26th April
Agendas / Minutes
Parish Council update for Jan 2017
Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for Mar-May 2017