What we are doing
Although Parish Councils have rather few powers and little money, a well run and diligent Council can still make a difference to the local environment and facilities. Local knowledge allied to the right contacts, together with energy and powers of persuasion, can often get things done. And so can volunteers. Your Council will seek to build on the already substantial teams of volunteers formed by the Residents Association.
make a difference
There will be a high priority on communications with residents, by website, emails, e-newsletters, newssheets - and by public meetings when major new developments are in the wind. Communications and volunteering lead to a sense of community. This, above all, is what we seek to achieve.
We are leading the fight to defend our green belt from development. We need to preserve the character and identity of West Parley, whose infrastructure is unsuitable for large scale developments.
We aim to look after West Parley's facilities, and promote their use for all members of the community. Memorial Hall, St Mark's Church Hall and Parley Sports Club are among West Parley's principal assets and we want to promote their use.
Finally, the Parish Plan is an important tool for the residents of West Parley to say what they want in their community. With the passage of the Localism bill through Parliament, local people will have a much greater say in determining what happens in their area, and the Parish Plan is a key part of that.
Gardening Competition 2017
Prizes for best front garden, best back garden and best hanging baskets, entries in by 1st July . . more.
back garden form . .
front garden form . .
hanging baskets form
Dorset Police Male Voice Choir
Sat 20th May, St Ambrose Church, 72 Westcliff Rd, Bournemouth 7.30pm in aid of the Victoria Education Centre, £10 adults, £5 children . . full details
every Wednesday from 10am - 12 noon at the Parley Sports and Social Club. All residents and friends will be made very welcome.
West Parley Official Guide
The new Parish Guide is ready, and will be delivered in June. . have a look!
You might also want this local map.
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.
There's plenty going on in West Parley - click here for the latest.
to be updated(now and again but not daily!) on important news and events affecting West Parley.
Wed 7th June 2017, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane
Wed 17th May 2017, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane
Agendas / Minutes
Parish Council update for Jan 2017
Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for Mar-May 2017