LV=Streetwise - Volunteers needed
LV=Streetwise opened in 1998 and is a Safety Centre run as a charity and based in Elliott Road, Bournemouth. About 12,000 children a year visit LV=Streetwise from Dorset schools (including West Parley First School) and occasionally from further afield and they are taught about hazards they may meet in everyday life. It is a full scale representation of a village set in a large warehouse and contains a street with cars, a bus and pedestrian crossing, a park, alley, two-storey furnished house and garden, electric sub-station, railway line and train, farm, heathland and beach. Schools normally first send children of 6-7 years old, then they visit again when they are 9-10 years old. About 30-40 children attend each session and each Safety Guide is responsible for a group of about 6 children.
New Safety Guides are always welcome and the minimum commitment is one 2-hour tour per month but there is no maximum! Volunteer guides first shadow an experienced guide for a number of sessions until they feel confident to conduct a tour on their own. All find it an extremely enriching experience.
Why not visit the LV=Streetwise website at www.streetwise.org.uk to see what the centre offers or visit the centre to see what is offered to the children? Further information may also be obtained by telephoning LV=Streetwise on 01202 591330.
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