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.
Did you know?
See what the Parish Council have done in the last few years, please get in touch if you have thoughts or suggestions for the future. . more
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.
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
There's plenty going on in West Parley - click here for the latest.
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Wed 4th December 2019, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane
Wed 20th November 2019, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane
Agendas / Minutes
Parish Council update for June 2017
Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for September 2019 -
Dorset Catchment Partnerships newsletter for Summer 2019