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Welcome to the original Verwood and Three Legged X Community website.
(Select here for a Short History of Verwood)

 

This is the place for all your information about Verwood and the surrounding area.
 It is an independent, not-for-profit, non-commercial site with no paid advertising.  
It also hosts the official Websites of the following:-

"Verwood and 3X Twinning Association"  & the

"Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre"   & a   

"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 (normally local and none commercial). Information/articles may be emailed to the.

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Verwood Details

 Post town  Verwood 

Constituencies

 District Postcode  BH31 ---
 District  East Dorset  UK Parliament

 North Dorset

 Dialing code  +44 (0)1202 ----
 Shire county  Dorset  European Parliament

 South West England

 OS grid reference  SU0808
 Region  South West  Why not listen live to Verwood's Own 
Community Radio Station

 "ForestFM" 
while you browse this site. Select the AE. 
 Police  Dorset
 Constituent country  England   Fire  Dorset
 Sovereign state  United Kingdom Ambulance  South Western
********** Select here for Public Holidays in England and Wales **********

 

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

Family fairground.

Two firework displays.

Free ice cream -1st 500 U12

Hog roast, food & soft drinks

Street entertainers.

Forest FM live stage.

Free car park.

Free face painting.

Steam engines.

Alcohol free event..

On Saturday the 25th October 2014
Don't forget 
VERWOOD FLAMEBURST
on 'The Fuzzy Bit' off Crane Drive in Verwood.

Annual firework display, with bonfire. special events, live music and funfair.
 ~  Proceeds to Verwood charities.

17.45   Aerobatic Display

18.00   Gates & Fairground open.

18.00   Captain Jack Sparrow arrives.

18.15   Street Entertainer Stage opens.

19.00   Junior Firework Display.

19.15   Main Stage Madness with One Step Behind.

20.45   Main Firework Display.

21.00   Bonfire.

22.00   Close.

For Further information & tickets visit the website at http://www.flameburst.co.uk
The Fireworks display for Juniors is at 07:00 p.m.
with the Main fireworks display occuring at 08:45 p.m..

VERWOOD ROTARY
in association with
PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT ORGANISATION (PCaSO)

ATTENTION ALL MEN 45 AND OVER! 

FREE PSA TESTING NOV 1st 2014
(for Prostate Cancer)

One small step for a man… one giant leap for mankind!

Verwood Memorial Hall

Saturday, November 1st. 9.30 am - 5 pm

Using modern Bioscan involving a finger prick sample and a result within 15 mins.

We are offering these tests to men who are 45+

or who have a family history of prostate cancer

Please book a time to avoid waiting for your test:

Phone Jim on 01202 580436 or Allan on 01202 691710

Please select 
here for a full report  of the Verwood and 3LX Twinning Association's  recent 
visit to Champtoceaux,
 from the 27th August to the 1st September 2014
.

   
On Monday the 
4th of August 2014 
Verwood Town CommemorateD
 the start of WW1 and re-dedicated the "Verwood Memorial Recreation Ground".

select the link for more details.

the Verwood and Three Legged Town Plan

is now available from the Town Hall

Solstice Renewables 
has gained planning consent for a 
20.4MW solar park 
near Verwood 

http://sfwcommunications.co.uk/ 

In July 2014  Solstice Renewables announced that it has gained planning consent for a 20.4MW solar park near Verwood in Dorset which will generate enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of 6,000 average homes – almost all the homes in Verwood. It will protect the green belt land for 25 years.

The site will cover a total area of 113 acres/45.7 ha, over four separate flat fields which is very well screened by existing hedging. The panels will cover 85 acres and the rest of the land is set aside for ecological habitat enhancement and will continue in agricultural usage, with sheep grazing between the panels during winter, while in summer the land will become a haven for wildlife.

   

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.

Plastic Milk Bottle Tops charity collection.
As many people are aware plastic milk bottle tops are being collected in Verwood for funds to support the disabled and terminally ill children in respite care 
at
Naomi's House (Hampshire) and Julia's House (Dorset).
If you collect already or wish to do so then they can be taken to known collection points or Verwood Town Hall,
 but please note the following important information.
Only those lids with the recycling label shown (including the 2) are required and raises £30 per tonne. If any other lids are included it is classed as "mixed plastic" and raises only £3 per tonne.
Please continue to collect for these worthwhile charities but please be aware of the above. Thank you to all those of you who do collect for your support.

Verwood Friday Market

Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in the Memorial Hall.
A Friendly Indoor Market (free entry) 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 and then sit having a chat over a lovely steaming cup of tea/coffee and tea cake. Free Parking and admission.
For enquires/table hire please call Sue 01202 890001  

The latest 
verwood & Three Legged Cross 
Official Guide is available.

You can pick up 
your Personal copy
 from the Town Hall in Vicarage Road.

  Verwood Historical Society are pleased to announce    
the publication of a new book

"VILLAGE TO TOWN"
Written and compiled by
Jill Coulthard.

Priced at £10  (Now £5) it can be obtained from

Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre

At the reduced price it is fantastic value

Please visit the the Historical Society Website
 for information about Postal Copies

 

 

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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