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This is the place for your information about Verwood and the surrounding area.  It is an independent, not-for-profit, non-commercial site with no paid advertising.
It is also hosts the official Websites of the following:-
 "Verwood & 3X Twinning Assoc." 
"Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre" 
"Comprehensive history site".

For Current News don't forget that you can tune into Steve Saville and his team at "Forest FM" - 92.3 (& on DAB soon) who have regular national and local news updates or click the AE and listen live now.  Your deliverd copy of Roundabout Mags magazine also gives you more information or you may also like to view the new Verwood Today website for the latest current news.
        

Local Societies and event organisers who have any updates, or event dates, that they would like  included for FREE in the "WHAT'S ON" page (local and none commercial),  or Information/articles may be emailed to the.
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Verwood Details

 Post town

 Verwood 

District Postcode

 BH31 ---

 District

 Dorset

 Dialing code

 +44 (0)1202 -

 Shire county

 Dorset

 OS grid reference

 SU0808

 Region

 South West

 Police

 Dorset

 Country

 England

  Fire

 Dorset

 State

 United  Kingdom

Ambulance

 South  Western

UK Parliament  North Dorset    

Why not listen live to Verwood's Community Radio Station  "ForestFM" while you browse this site.  Select the AE. 

********** Select here for Public Holidays in England and Wales **********

 

 

 

 

 

Doctor & Medical:-
Station Road Surgery - The Cranborne Practice & Lake Road Surgery:-
Do not book a GP appointment or go to a surgery if you think you might have coronavirus.
Stay at home and avoid close contact with other people if you have either:-
   - a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
   - a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home
          Use the 111 coronavirus service to see if you need medical help
          Get information about coronavirus on NHS.UK

Bournemouth Hospital :- is currently restricting visitors.
 
Verwood Schools:-
All Verwood Schools Are closed from Friday the 20th of March until further notice. (Includes playgroups)
(Hillside First School, Trinity First School, C of E First school and Emmanuel Middle School.)

 
Verwood HUB and Leisure Centre:-
Due to the current situation Verwood HUB is reporting that the following activities are ALL cancelled until further notice: Cinema showings, events, all lessons, fitness classes and GP referral classes.
Potterne Park & Emmanuel Sports Hall are also closed during this time.
 
Verwood Football Clubs :-
Verwood Town Football Club:-
 The F.A. has issued a statement recommending that all grassroots football is suspended for the foreseeable future
Verwood Girls Football Club:-  All events are currently suspended.
 
Church Services in Verwood:-
St Michael's Verwood:- The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. As a consequence, there will be no Sunday or weekday services for the immediate future at St Michael’s or at All Saints’.
Verwood Methodist Church:- ALL church services and meetings are currently suspended so we will not be physically meeting together until the restrictions are removed/lifted.

United Reformed Church :- All acts of worship, physical meetings, and other church activities at Verwood URC will be suspended until the advice changes. The Foodbank will remain open.
    - All other places of worship in Verwood will be following government guidelines..
The Following Establishments are still working:-
  • Kebab and Pizza Hot is open as usual (takeaway service).
  • Sixpenny Brewery is running a "Take Away" service for beer. - All other events closed.

The Following Commercial or Charitable food and drink establishments are closed.

  • Al Trullo Restaurant.
  • The Albion is closed.

  • Champagne Chinese Takeaway is now closed

  • Costa Coffee is now closed.

  • The Hollow is closed.

  • Monmouth Ash is closed

  • Morrisons Cafe is closed

  • Renoufs Wine and Cheese Bar is closed.

  • Spice of India is closed

  • The Swans is closed

  • Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre :- Closed until further notice.

Most other establishments are currently closed.

Please be aware that ALL Society and Club events are now cancelled.


Verwood Coronovirus Community Support Group 2020

Supported by Verwood Town Council.

Most residents of Verwood (but not all) received a letter from the support group. For those that didn't then this is a resume with contact details. It is aimed at Verwood residents who may be vulnerable, elderly or self-isolating at the moment. If in doubt telephone one of the numbers for further information on that service.

There are 4 groups that have been set up:-

  • 4 shopping collection groups, please phone (Note that this is for essentials only):-
    07903 728552
    07903 728556
    07903 729557
    07903 728558
    - for those isolating and wishing to use this service then please ask a trustworthy friend, neighbour or relation to purchase a Morrisons gift voucher in store which will be used to purchase your requirements. If you have any problem with this or require further information about the system then please phone one of the above numbers for information. Note that cash is not used.
    - Note that all volunteers and service users are DBS checked

  • Prescription Collection :-
    07930 219010

  • Medical Advice & Support - (A team of professionals) :-
    07903 728547
    07903 728550

  • Dog Walking:-
    07930 219021

 


HELP when you need it FREE OF CHARGE.
At the present time due to Coronavirus, IOPS is unable to make home visits but free confidential and impartial telephone help and information can still be given
on 07739 799221.



For more information then visit:-    or .

 
The Council Website also has more information and links.

 

 

 

Events & Updates - Verwood Dorset UK.
also check the Verwood Noticeboard.


The Carnival is now cancelled for 2020.
Many other events cancelled please check "What's On" page.
Verwood Mayors 2019 Reception
On Sunday the 1st December 2019, the Mayor of Verwood Cllr. Pat Morrow and the Town Council welcomed civic dignitaries from the local area at the Town Hall for tea/coffee and mince pies.  Later at the Verwood Hub they were entertained by the Little Acorns and the Training Band of Verwood Concert Brass after which they then enjoyed a delicious meal served up by Beales Gourmet.

photo Stuart Clifton

The Mayor of Verwood's Christmas Card for 2019
 A competition to select the Mayors Christmas card was run with the Verwood Photographic Group and the winning entry was made by Mr Tony Harris with his view of Dewlands Common entitled 'Winter Wonderland'. He is seen here presenting a mounted copy of the chosen photograph to Cllr. Pat Morrow the mayor of Verwood.

photo Stuart Clifton

Verwood Twinning Association
Please select here for a report on the
May 30th to June 2nd 2019 visit from

Orée-d'Anjou in France to Verwood.

photo Stuart Clifton


Cllr. Pat Morrow

On Monday the 13th May 2019
the Statutory Annual Meeting of
Verwood and Three Legged Cross Town Council met in Verwood Town Hall to elect the 2019/2020 Mayor of Verwood.

 Cllr. Pat Morrow

Also elected was the Deputy Mayor and standing Committees for the year 2017/2018.

The retiring Mayor Cllr Sandra Grove gave her retiring speech and presented a cheque for £3200 for her chosen charity the British Heart Foundation.

dorsetforyou.gov.ukCould your family benefit from 30 hours of free childcare?

dorsetforyou.gov.ukLocal  Dorset Council Information

Volunteers Needed
for maybe an hour a week, fortnight or only once a month to visit an elderly person in your community. (Select "i")

In Verwood and Three Legged Cross.

  Age Concern Verwood - Meetings.

   The Current meeting venue is Day Centre - the BANDHALL, Moorlands Road, Verwood. Mondays and/or Wednesdays 10am-3pm

 Teas, coffees, lunches and chat etc..... Transport within Verwood is possible with our minibus.

    Library books Delivered to your door for FREE by Royal Voluntary Service volunteers.
The Church of the Ascension, Woodlands
In January 2014 a new article (with pictures) written by the Rector has been added to the Verwood History Site.
The architect was G. F. Bodley R.A. who not only designed great cathedrals in Tasmania and Washington, but also the "Church of Ascension" in Woodlands.

Verwood Indoor Market
Open from 09:30 till 1300 
every Friday in the
Memorial Hall, Verwood.

A Friendly Indoor Market comprising only of non-commercial market stalls selling handmade gifts and crafts, bakery and produce, plus refreshments. A great place to shop for locally grown, made or produced produce, crafts or gifts.
 Afterwards then sit having a chat over a lovely steaming cup of tea/coffee
. Free Parking and admission.

For enquires/table hire
please call Sue or John on 01202 890001

 

 

 

 

Public Holidays in England & Wales

 

2020 2021 2022
 New Year's Day Jan. 1  Jan. 1 Jan. 1

New Year Observed Holiday.

    Jan.3rd

 Good Friday

April 10 April 2 April 15

 Easter Monday

April 13 April 5 April 18

 Early May Bank Holiday (Mayday).

  May 8 (Friday)   May 3 May 2nd

 Spring Bank Holiday

May 25  May 31   May 30th

 Summer Bank Holiday

Aug 31 Aug 30 Aug 29th

 Christmas Day Holiday

Dec. 25

Dec. 25

Dec. 25

 Boxing Day Holiday

Dec. 26

Dec. 26

Dec. 26

Boxing Day Observed Holiday.

Dec. 28    

 

 

Snippet ...
Some think that Three Legged Cross may have been named after the gallows, which were often nicknamed the three legged mare.

Verwood has a namesake ...
 ... in Saskatchewan, Canada. It appears now to be mainly a Ghost Town with few families remaining. It has many old buildings included houses, church, grain elevator and an old wooden pavement.
 

 


 

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