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West Parley Volunteer Awards 2015

3 September 2015
West Parley Parish Council held its annual reception at Parley Country Club on 3rd September to thank all the village volunteers for their help over the last year.

Well over 100 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, verge trimming and improving public spaces. Volunteers also help with local social events and ground maintenance at the Country Club and provide a local car transport scheme.

The annual Community Award was presented to Pat and Stuart Couper who have led the work to improve the appearance of West Parley over the last few years. They organise the village weekly working groups that maintain the public spaces and plant and maintain the increasing number of vibrant flower displays in the verge planters and community areas.

They also co-ordinate the village entry into the annual South and South East in Bloom competition and the popular West Parley front and rear garden competitions.

Pat Couper later presented this years trophy and prize for the winning garden at 114 Dorset Avenue to Valerie Briggs, who also won the rear garden competition.

The event was sponsored by West Parley Residents Association and judged by 2 local RHS judges. Once again the standard of the entries was very high and the judges had a difficult job in picking the winners.

Some of the competition entries were seen by judges of the South and South East in Bloom competition.

Marilyn Baynham won the second prize for the front garden and third prize for the rear garden competition and Anne and John Smith won the third prize for the front and second prize for their rear garden.

Volunteer of the Year award vouchers were presented to Marianne Parker, Brian Miles and Peter Gill who had given so much of their time over the past year.

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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