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From 24th May 2013 to 24th June 2013 09:30 a.m. to
NEW FREE Exhibition
in the Main Hall of the
Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre
Years on the Throne".
The early life and Coronation of Elizabeth II.
Our Friends from
visited verwood from the
8th to the 12th of May 2013.
Old friendships had been renewed and new
and a very enjoyable time was had by all.
here to read the full report
games area in Verwood Recreation Ground is OPEN
Opening of the MUGA took place on Saturday,
4th May 2013 at 11am when the
Mayor, Cllr Simon Gibson accepted the MUGA on behalf of the Town
Active Games For All (AGFA) who
planned and fundraised for the MUGA (mooga), finally chose equipment
they saw at Waterlooville in Hampshire. Their chosen product has rounded
supports, rubber cushions at the fixings to reduce resonance and easy
exit at the goal ends for retrieving balls. There is an extra goal hoop
on the outside which allows for additional shooting practice without
interfering with other activities.
When work started, the Recreation
Ground was in a sorry state due to flooding and this entailed extra
foundation work, taking the cost to nearly £103,000. Verwood Town
Council have funded £50,000 and AGFA have raised the remainder by grant
support from The Veolia Environmental Trust, Synergy Housing Trust,
EDDC, their own fundraising and funds donated by many community groups
Ever Result for Verwood Concert Brass at the West of England Brass Band
Regional Finals in March 2013 in Torquay.
musicians from the A and B bands travelled to Torquay and became known
as the VCB Green Army. The A Band competed in the 1st section and came
3rd overall amid cheers, beating relegation to the second section.
Verwood concert Brass consists of 3 bands and any players of any ability
wishing to join then please contact:-
enquiries @ verwoodconcertbrass.co.uk
The next opportunity
to see all three bands will be at their Spring Concert on the 27th of
April at the Hub Verwood. (Tickets £8)
At the Mayors Christmas reception on
the 2nd of December three local people were honoured with the title
Freemen of Verwood.
Pam Reeks and
The picture shows the Mayor,
Cllr. Simon Gibson, with Mrs Pam Reeks and Mr Colin Bateman.
Mrs Angela Daymond was unfortunately unable to attend the reception
Photo - Val Bright
Re-Opens as "The Hideaway"
The "Old British Legion" and "Club 31"
at 17 Moorlands Road, Verwood, BH31 7PD has now re-opened
2012 as The Hideaway
- Restaurant and Bar.
Traditional Jazz Club's new home
and Three Legged Cross Twinning Association
welcomed our friends from Liederbach (near Frankfurt) during the Rustic
Fayre weekend at the end of August 2012.
The picture shows Cllr
Simon Gibson, Mayor of Verwood and Frau Eva Söllner, Burgermeisterin of
Liederbach, unveil the new road name “Taunus Way”.
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 (Hampshire) and Julia's
If you collect already or wish to do so then they can be taken to known
collection points or Verwood Town Hall from where they are taken to
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.
Bins now start in some
areas of East Dorset.
If you live in the East Dorset area now being covered by the new wheely
bins how are getting on?
(Note some rural areas like Wimborne-St-Giles
will start in 2013 - Anybody living in these areas who will have
problems with the new bins have until the end of February 2013 to inform
EDC - Contact details in the letter).
Note also that there are commercial answers for
reducing the storage area required like can and bottle crushers. These
can be found on Amazon,
and other sites like http://www.cancrusher.org.uk
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
Normally held Every Friday from
Open from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. in Verwood HUB
- FREE entry.
enquiries tel Sylvia Gray :- 01725 517427 email:- firstname.lastname@example.org
verwood & Three Legged Cross
Official Guide is now available.
can pick up
your Personal copy
from the Town Hall in Vicarage Road.
new book about Verwood has recently been published in 2010,
Hall Jubilee Book"
recounts 50 years of memories and anecdotes with photos, some in colour,
of the Verwood Memorial Hall.
It is now on sale priced at £6 at the Verwood Heathland Heritage
Centre (9am – 12 noon, Mon. to Sat. & Sun. from 2 - 4 p.m.) .
Copies can also be ordered by post at £7 inc. post and
Angela Daymond, 24 Aspen Drive,
Verwood BH31 6TE.
(make cheques payable to Verwood Memorial Hall Trust),
Historical Society are pleased to
the publication of a new book
"VILLAGE TO TOWN"
Written and compiled by
Priced at £10 it can
be obtained from
Verwood Heathland Heritage
Verwood Post Office
Three Legged Cross Post
Dorset Family History Society
Priest’s House Museum,
Please visit the the Historical
for information about Postal Copies