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 Verwood, Dorset, UK
"15+ years of community support in Verwood."



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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.
Please note "Verwood.ORG" does NOT use cookies of any kind to track you.



Verwood Details

 Post town


District Postcode

 BH31 ---



 Dialing code

 +44 (0)1202 -

 Shire county


 OS grid reference



 South West








 United  Kingdom


 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. 

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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
Verwood Schools:-
School information is currently changing please contact your school for opening information.
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. Please contact the HUB direct for latest updates
Verwood Football Clubs :-
Verwood Town Football Club:-
 All events are currently suspended.
Verwood Girls Football Club:-  All events are currently suspended.
Church Services in Verwood:-

Bethel Chapel:-  Open for private prayer on Sundays between 10.30 am-12.00 noon.

St Michael's Verwood:-   Please check for current openings.


United Reformed Church :- Check -
The Foodbank will remain open.

Verwood Family Church:- Check -

Verwood Methodist Church:-  Check:-

Verwood Salvation Army - Check -


United Reformed Church :- Check -
The Foodbank will remain open.
Current eating places - check websites or facebook for details of their Current openings.

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

Verwood Coronovirus Community Support Group 2020

Supported by Verwood Town Council.

here 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
    - 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. your family benefit from 30 hours of free childcare?  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.


 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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