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Verwood, Dorset, UK
"Over 10 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." 

      "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.

 

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

 SW England

OS grid 
reference

 SU0808

 Region

 South West

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

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 Dorset

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 Kingdom

Ambulance

 South
 Western

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


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 & Three Legged Cross.

VCB Supports 'Katie's New Wheels

Katie in her brand new all-terrain wheel chair
surrounded by members of the winning Verwood Youth Band.

"Select "i" for more information"

Due to the final closure of the Verwood men's and women's Royal British Legion Branches, both standards were laid up and given into the care of Verwood Town Hall where they rest alongside Verwood's Book of Remembrance .

The Standard Bearers, Mr Roy Slade and Miss Linda Rose handed the standards 
into the care of Verwood's  Mayor Cllr Susan Shaw & Town Clerk Mrs Val Bright.

Photo - Stuart Clifton

Verwood Mayors Christmas Reception 2016
 

On Sunday the 4th December 2016, the Mayor of Verwood Cllr. Susan Shaw and the Town Council welcomed civic dignitaries from the local area at the Verwood Heritage Centre where they were entertained by Hillside Junior choir (see picture) and were also given a talk on Verwood by Mike Shaw. Later at the Verwood Hub they were entertained by the "Verwood Choral Society", an ensemble of "Verwood Concert Brass"  and a local dancer. The Chain Gang then enjoyed a delicious meal served up by Beales Gourmet.

Photos - Stuart Clifton

Great Day for "Verwood Concert Brass" Bass Section.

Verwood Concert Brass had a great day on Saturday 26th November 2016 being crowned Champions of the Wessex Brass Band Association Winter Contest. A great achievement alongside the special awards of the South Wilts Cup given to conductor Kevin Smith for best musical interpretation of the score and the Kevin Bolton Plaque to Elaine Close, principal cornet, for best instrumentalist.

Verwood Rotary club has just handed out over £11,000
to local charities and deserving causes.

The bumper pay out on the 22nd November 2016 in Verwood Memorial Hall, followed a very successful Rustic Fayre which took place in August 2016.  Rotary president Ian Hudson and Vern ‘Rusty’ Harris hosted the event at Verwood Memorial Hall. Both thanked all those who were involved in and contributed to this year’s event. 

Recipients included :

 - Riding for the Disabled,
 - East Dorset Citizens Advice Bureaux,
 - Macmillan Cancer Support,
 - Linwood School,
 - Verwood Cubs and Guides,
 - Verwood Day Centre,
 - St Michael Community lunch,
 - Stroke Club,
 - Diverse Abilities                  - and many more.

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Fri. 11th Nov. 2016.


At 11 a.m. The Mayor of Verwood,  members of the General Public, children of Trinity
& RBL representatives remember the fallen with a 2 minute silence & the laying of wreaths.

Our friends from Champtoceaux et Orée-d'Anjou visited Verwood from Thursday the 7th of May to Sunday the 8th May 2016. The photograph shows our French Guests with their hosts just prior to departure from the HUB car park on the Sunday. 


Verwood

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.

Plastic Milk Bottle Tops charity collection.
Many people are aware, plastic milk bottle tops are being collected in Verwood  to support disabled and terminally ill children in respite care at Julia's House (Dorset). and also Verwood Scouts.
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 raise £30 per tonne. If 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 collectors for your support.

 

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

 

2016

2017

2018

 New Year's Day

January 1

January 1

 January 1

 New Year Day Substitute

 

January 2

 

 Good Friday

March 25

April 14

March 30

 Easter Monday

March 28

April 17

April 2

 Early May Bank Holiday (Mayday)

May 2

May 1

May 7

 Spring Bank Holiday

May 30

May 29

May 28

 Summer Bank Holiday

August 29

August 28

August 27

 Christmas Day

December 25

December 25

December 25

 Boxing Day

December 26

December 26

December 26

 

 

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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