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West Parley Volunteer Awards 2013

West Parley Parish Council held its annual awards evening to thank all the village volunteers for their help over the last year.

Cllr Pat Couper presents Lin Chesshire with her Volunteer Award
Cllr Pat Couper (left), presents Lin Chesshire with her Volunteer Award

Many local residents give up their time to litter pick, plant and maintain floral displays and deliver regular parish newsletters. Weekly working parties improve the look of the village by grass cutting, tree planting and verge trimming and this year also have undertaken projects such as installing new information signage, improving paths in Parley Wood and installing new footpath gates in the parish Recreation Ground. Volunteers also help with local coffee mornings and lunch clubs each week and provide a local car transport scheme.

Volunteers plant new trees on New Road
Volunteers plant new trees on New Road

Ian Smith, newly elected Dorset County Councillor, thanked the volunteers for all their hard work and acknowledged the contribution they had made to keeping the village looking good and supporting the local community. Though new to the job he thought the help offered by residents in West Parley was the best he had come across.

Pat Couper, Vice Chair of the Parish Council, presented a number of Volunteer of the Year award vouchers to residents who had given so much of their time over the past year.

Parish Council Chairman John Cullen says "The sheer scale of the local support we get shows the pride residents have in our historic village. We gained a silver award in this years South and South East in Bloom competition and hope to get a silver gilt award next year. Our volunteers play a key role in helping the village improve all the time."

If you would like to get involved, or see what the volunteers are getting up to, please visit our volunteers page.

Whats On

Gardening Club

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

Coffee Morning

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

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 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!

Parish Council:
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

Newsletters

Parish Council update for Jan 2017
previous newsletters:

Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for Mar-May 2017

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