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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." 

"Heathland Heritage Centre" 

"Comprehensive history site".


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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 Latest News & Updates - Verwood Dorset UK.
also check the Verwood Noticeboard.

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.

Current meeting venue is
Day Centre - the
BANDHALL, Moorlands Road, Verwood.

 Teas, coffees, lunches and chat etc.....
Mondays and/or Wednesdays 10am-3pm. 
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



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 Good Friday

April 19

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April 13 April 5

 Early May Bank Holiday

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 Spring Bank Holiday

May 27

May 25 May 31

 Summer Bank Holiday

Aug 26

Aug 31 Aug 30

 Christmas Day Holiday

Dec.  25

Dec.  25

Dec.  25

 Boxing Day Holiday

Dec.  26

Dec.  26

Dec.  26

 Boxing Day Substitute   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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