The Trussell Trust is a nationwide charity and one aspect of their work is combatting poverty in the UK. In 2013-14, their foodbanks fed 913,138 people nationwide. Of those helped, 330,205 were children.
We are pleased to inform you that a number of collection points have been introduced in West Parley. All donations will be taken to the local food bank at St Andrews Church, Kinson, which gave food to approximately 1600 people last year in the local area. This is a short term assistance to people who find themselves suddenly out of work, single parents or people in financial distress. Once authorised, they receive food for just 3 days and the relevant agencies are brought in to help support a longer term solution, with only a maximum of 2 further visits to the food banks. One volunteer
explained that the recipients "are only a payday away from poverty".
Collection points will be at both the Tesco Stores at Parley Cross and Glenmoor Road, Parley Cross Pharmacy, The Owls Nest Restaurant, The Parley Country Club and Parley Cross Veterinary Centre (animal food only). There is a poster at each collection point to explain how the food banks work, and who is entitled to use them.
Donations can include powdered milk, sugar, soup, pasta sauces, all tinned food, cereals, tea bags, instant mash potato, rice, pasta, jam, biscuits, snack bars etc. In fact, any non perishable foods, including dog or cat food for pets, as long as they are within use by date. Along with toiletries such as toothpaste or shower gel.
Your support would be welcomed.
Good Neighbour Scheme
A Good Neighbour Scheme has been launched by the Partnership for Older People Programme and will cover Ferndown and West Parley. The aim is for resident volunteers to carry out minor jobs, such as changing a light bulb, moving small items of furniture, dog walking if ill etc. This work is done for a donation to cover the volunteers expenses. Clients wishing to use the scheme should phone 01202 834034.
Scheme organisers are looking for local volunteers to help with this work. West Parley already had a network of volunteers who help with community tasks, such as litter picking, leaflet distribution and work on the appearance of the village as well as helping with our West Parley Neighbour Car transport scheme.
This scheme is a great way to meet other residents, especially those in need. Anyone interested in volunteering to help out should contact the Co-Ordinator, John Muggleton on 01202 861832.
Volunteer Drivers Scheme
from left to right Clive Butcher, Elizabeth Chinn
Kate Ward and Derek Kearey
The Volunteer Drivers Scheme has now been running since September 2013 and has been very successful. So far they have carried out 1000 trips and have 15 volunteer drivers. The scheme operates for West Parley residents only over the age of 55 who are unable to get out and about and provides a lifeline to take them to hospitals, doctor's surgeries and other health care services as well as social visits to clubs in the area.
More drivers would always be welcome, and the scheme is very professionally run.
If anyone would like further information either as a driver or a car user this can be obtained from Kate Ward on 01202 577319
check your Bin Collection Days
Wimborne Household Recycling Centre
Brook Road, Wimborne, BH21 2BH
1 April - 31 October 9.00 - 18.00 daily
1 November - 31 March 9.00 - 17.00 daily
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day
Operated by Weymouth & Sherborne Recycling 01202 881316
managed by Dorset County Council, enquiries 01305 225002.
Millhams Community Recycling Centre
All East Dorset residents can now use Millhams Community Recycling Centre by showing their council tax bill from East Dorset. Access is off the A338 Ringwood Rd at Longham.
April 1 - October 31 8.00 - 19.00 daily
November 1 - March 31 8.00 - 17.00 daily
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day
Following a review this facility is being withdrawn from West Parley but will be available at other stops. Alternative schemes such as the Good Neighbour scheme and Home Library service for those users who would like help in continuing to use the library service, please get in touch.
For details of the review and the stops to be withdrawn please click here.
Remaining Mobile Library routes for 2016
more info on West Moors Library.
Free to join, open to all. Books must be returned or renewed on or before the last date marked on the date
label in the book. If you are unable to visit the Mobile Library you may renew your
books by post or telephone by contacting your Mobile Library base at West Moors.
Tel: 01202 873272
West Parley - Glenmoor Road surgery
Orchid House surgery
Pennys Hill practice
Corbin Avenue surgery
West Parley - Parley Optometrists
Parley Cross Pharmacy
143 New Road
Ferndown BH22 8EB
www.parleycrosspharmacy.co.uk 01202 573191
Parley First School
Ferndown First School
Ferndown Middle School
Ferndown Upper School