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West Parley Volunteer Awards 2011

West Parley Parish Council held a reception on October 28th 2011 in the Memorial Hall to honour the volunteers who work tirelessly in the village on behalf of all residents. The Council is very proud to have approximately 100 volunteers who assist in improving the appearance of our village by doing a variety of tasks and we are very pleased to have this opportunity to pay tribute to their efforts. The reception was attended by over 50 of the volunteers, by all Parish Councillors and both District Councillors. The main guest was Mr Christopher Chope MP who presented awards to the Volunteers of the Year

The Parish Council values the efforts of each and every one of our volunteers but the awards were made to the residents who represent all of the members of the various volunteer groups.

Working Party - Our working parties meet on Tuesday and Thursday on alternate weeks and on Wednesday on the intervening week. Up to 6 men in each session Over last two years we have cleared all pavements of weeds and overgrown verges, Churchyard, Memorial Hall garden, Millenium Garden, worked on Floral display , planted daffodils in Verges, repaired verges.

Frank Trollope
Frank Trollope

Frank Trollope is a most regular attendee at the Working Party and has worked with us for 5 years. Frank also does the watering of floral display very conscientiously

Watering - 8 teams of 2 men and women form a rota for the watering of the 11 troughs of plants on the railings at Parley Cross.

Jon Ladd
Jon Ladd

Jon Ladd has been a most conscientious member of the watering team for more than 3 years.

Preparation and Delivery of Leaflets - For about 5 years we have relied on a team of up to 70 volunteers who have prepared leaflets or letters by addressing envelopes, counting out batches for delivery and then delivered to 1600 homes in West Parley on numerous occasions.

Marianne Parker
Marianne Parker

Marianne Parker has on all occasions prepared/addressed 500+ leaflets and then delivered up to 100. Marianne is also a member of the Watering team

Litter Picking - We also have a large team of volunteers who regularly patrol the streets, particularly the main roads in West Parley, and pick up the litter dropped by passers by.

Lorna-Jean Heaslip
Lorna-Jean Heaslip

Lorna-Jean Heaslip is one of the most regular litter collectors of our group, and a very willing helper at events - making tea etc at meetings

Emptying Litter Bins - Recreation Ground - Up to this year the WPPC paid someone to empty the litter bins in the Recreation ground every week. Now this work is done by volunteers. Andy Steele and Diana Penwill volunteered to do this for us and they also play a regular part as members of the Litter Squad, Deliver leaflets to residents and are former members of the watering team.

Whats On

Christmas Jumble Sale

Sun 8th Dec, 2.30pm - 4.30pm, Ferndown Village Hall, BH22 9ET, raising vital funds for Staffie and Stray Rescue. . .more

Coffee Mornings Suspended

The weekly Wednesday coffee mornings which were started by the Parish Council and PoPPS at the Council’s premises at 275 Christchurch Road, have been suspended whilst repairs are undertaken at the building. We hope to reinstate these as soon as possible.

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, informative, and has just been updated with lots of new historical information. . more

Parley Health Walks

Initially started by WPPC and EDDC, our weekly Health Walk is one of the most well attended in the eastern area of Dorset. Organised by Volunteer leaders, they take place every Wednesday at 10am from the West Parley Community Sports and Social Club at 275 Christchurch Road (BH22 8SQ). Our car park allows parking provision for upto 100 cars and you can be walking in healthland within minutes. Lets get healthy and have some fun. . . more

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Next Meetings

Planning committee
Wed 4th December 2019, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Parish Council
Wed 20th November 2019, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Agendas / Minutes


Parish Council update for June 2017
previous newsletters:

Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for September 2019 -

Dorset Catchment Partnerships newsletter for Summer 2019

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