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Concern Verwood - Meetings.
meeting venue is
Day Centre at the
BANDHALL, Moorlands Road, Verwood.
Teas, coffees, lunches and chat etc.....Mondays and/or
Transport within Verwood is possible with our minibus.
Concert Brass Youth Players
win Wessex Contest.
Youth Players under the baton of Mike Dunnings did themselves proud at
the Wessex Brass Band Association Youth and Training Band Contest held
on Saturday 30th January, at Trafalgar School in Downton. Verwood
Concert Brass entered the Youth Band section and the Youth Ensemble
section, for players under the age of 19, and they came away with
some fantastic awards which were presented by contest adjudicator,
Captain Sam Hairsine of the Royal Marines Band Service.
Brenda at work on one of the Garments.
Slade of Verwood is awarded the BEM.
civil Division of the Centre Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood at St
James Palace, London SW1 announced on the 31st Dec. 2015.
Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the British
Empire Medal (Civil Division) to Mrs Brenda Margaret Slade" of
Verwood "for services to Westminster Abbey and the Creation and
Preservation of Ceremonial Garments."
is well known in Verwood, and became a bespoke tailor in the 1950's
starting work in 1983 with the Guild of Faith as a volunteer at Westminster
Abbey, where she
meets weekly with 7 other people. As well as repairing vestments that
are centuries old (such as the copes made for Charles II's coronation in
1661 and King George VI's vestments), the team also make new ones
including copes, chasubles and frontals. The picture on the right shows
a cope that was made by Brenda.
Most weeks Brenda leaves
on the early morning coach from Ringwood and returns early evening.
Though she is a volunteer her travelling expenses are paid by the Abbey.
She has also made the Verwood Carnival Queens and princesses dresses,
Repaired the Verwood Mayoral Chain mount, made 40 choir robes for St.
Michaels choir and a millenium panel at Wimborne St Giles etc. etc.
Christmas Reception 2015
On Sunday the 6th December 2015, the Mayor of Verwood Cllr. Sandra Grove
and the Town Council welcomed civic dignitaries
from the local area whp were met at the Verwood Heritage Centre by
the Hillside Choir and given a talk on Verwood. Later at the
Verwood Hub they were entertained on arrival by the "Verwood Choral Society"and
later on in the hall by local singer Courtney
Manston. After a delicious meal served up by Beales Gourmet a
contingent of the "Verwood Concert Brass" rounded off
the Reception. Table Decorations were by Jane Young and Table
Flowers were by Chris Gibbons
- Stuart Clifton
"SPUR Road Upgrade" north of Bournmouth.
Timetables for the
X3 and X6 buses
have been revised.
This will run until
May / June 2016
temporary X3 timetable here
additional 5 to 10 minutes allowed, on trips between Salisbury and
temporary X6 timetable here
through journeys between Verwood and Bournemouth on the X6 and most
journeys from Poole will only run as far as Ringwood.
journeys that terminate in Verwood will run via a one way loop through
the town from Lake Road to Lake Road in a clockwise direction.
verwood & Three Legged Cross
Official Guide is Now available.
can pick up
your Personal copy
from the Town Hall,
the Heritage Centre, the Library &
books Delivered to your door for FREE by Royal Voluntary Service
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
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.
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
House (Dorset). and Verwood Scout Funds.
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
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.
Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in the Memorial Hall.
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
For enquires/table hire please call Sue 01202 890001