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East Dorset News

Winter 2018

Christmas at Moors Valley

New Crematorium Now Open

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Leader’s Message

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Councillor Spencer Flower

With winter approaching fast, it does not seem that long ago we were looking forward to summer and the great weather we enjoyed. Much has changed since the last edition of the East Dorset News, with Local Government Reorganisation moving ahead at pace in preparation of vesting day on 1 April 2019, with elections following on 2 May 2019. Regardless of the advent of the new Dorset Council we still have much we wish to complete before the district council ceases to exist on 31 March 2019. With Christmas only a few weeks away, preparations are well advanced to celebrate the festive season. There are articles in this addition which relate to Christmas at Moors Valley, the success of the investment in the new cinema equipment at Verwood Hub and ongoing work with town and parish councils to transfer responsibility for assets across to them where requested. This work will

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ensure assets continue to be managed locally and leave a positive legacy by the district council. An important development with regards to the new Dorset Council is the appointment of Matt Prosser as the permanent Chief Executive. Matt brings a wide range of experience, coupled with considerable energy and drive, to this important role. The other positive news is the increase in our leisure centre members. With health and wellbeing so high in the public eye these days; what a great achievement, not just by those who sign up for these activities, but also the professional staff who have made this success possible. This will be my last Christmas as Leader of East Dorset District Council and as always I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a great Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year 


What’s on at Moors Valley this Christmas

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Chairman’s Community Awards Christmas bin collections A day in the life... What’s on in East Dorset

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News Ferndown Upper School meets Advanced Engineering Employers

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NEW Multi-Use Games Area for Tricketts Cross

Ferndown Upper School is working in partnership with local employers in the engineering sector to highlight career opportunities to their students. In Dorset, the engineering sector is thriving; however, there is a significant shortage of young people choosing engineering as a career. Recently, with the support of Christchurch and East Dorset Councils Economic Development Team, Ferndown Upper School invited a group of employers in advanced engineering to give presentations to Year 11 students. The employers included Cobham PLC, Ultra Electronics, Curtiss-Wright and Aeroflex Hose and Engineering. The presentations from each of the employers provided students with an overview of the businesses and the apprenticeship and graduate schemes they offer. The event took place prior to the main school careers event where students then had the opportunity to meet the employers again, and others from different industry sectors, to discuss jobs and career opportunities in more detail. To find out more about careers in engineering visit 

Dugdell Close play area in Tricketts Cross has been extended to include a dedicated Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). Following a series of successful community engagement events last year, it was felt that the MUGA, which was previously located and shared with the car park at The Centre on Barnes Road, should be relocated. Council officers, with support from East Dorset District Councillors and Ferndown Town Council, successfully extended the play area and works were completed this summer. Cllr Julie Robinson, who has been heavily involved in the project from the start, said: “I’m always so pleased when I visit this site now and see the area busy with children of all ages. The MUGA has breathed new life into the area and it certainly compliments the neighbouring playground. I’m thrilled with the outcome.” Cllr Andy Skeats, East Dorset District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community, commented: “This is a great asset for our community and is a direct result of listening to what local residents wanted. It is great to see this site fully updated and the feedback we’ve received has been really positive.” 



Recognising local people FREE in our community Christmas East Dorset District Council Chairman, Cllr Mrs Toni Coombs is pleased to announce the launch of the Chairman’s Community Awards 2019. This will be the last Community Awards before the abolition of the existing district council and Cllr Mrs Coombs wants to make this the finest Community Awards initiative ever!


East Dorset District Council is again offering festive shoppers in Ferndown and Wimborne free parking in the run up to Christmas.

Cllr Mrs Coombs, said: “It is important that we recognise volunteers and businesses that put so much value back into our communities.

Parking in council-run car parks, plus High Street car park (courtesy Mr Budden), in Wimborne and Penny’s Lodge in Ferndown, will be free on Saturday 15 December, Monday 17 to 22 December inclusive, Monday 24 December, Christmas Day, Saturday 5 January and Saturday 12 January 2019.

“I would like to thank the sponsors, without whom, this initiative would not be possible.” The Awards are being supported by Blackmore Vale Media, D R Smith Properties, Evans & Traves LLP, Hoburne Ltd, Mondoricia Ltd, Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors Ltd and Remedy Oak Golf Club.

The free parking periods do not apply in car parks in Wimborne owned by Waitrose and The Co-op, although, as usual, parking is refundable in store when shopping 

Successful nominees will be invited to a special presentation evening at Remedy Oak Golf Club in February next year 

East Dorset District Council

Chairman’s Community Awards 2019 Nomination form Please tick one of the following boxes that apply to your nomination:

Closing date 31/12/18. Please return all nomination forms to: Allenview House, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AG

Name of Nominee(s)

Best Community Project

Nominee’s Tel

Business in the Community


Lifetime Achievement Award


Adult Volunteer of the Year Most Inspiring Young Person (under 18 years)

Nominator’s email

Reason for nomination (max 250 words, continue on separate sheet if needed)

Sponsored by: Holiday Parks • Ownership • Golf Clubs • Development

Nominees should not be an elected Member or officer of the Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership.




Local Government Reorganisation

Work continues to create Dorset Council As 1 April 2019 moves closer, work continues to ensure a safe transition to the new Dorset Council. A new unitary council – Dorset Council – will replace five district and borough councils (East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland councils), and Dorset County Council, from 1 April 2019. The immediate priority of Dorset Council will be to maintain current service levels with minimal changes for everyone. We will continue to keep you updated through the East Dorset News, so look out for more information in the spring edition delivered to homes in March.

Matt Prosser

On 27 September the full Shadow Council appointed the first Chief Executive of the new Dorset Council. Matt Prosser began his new role as Chief Executive Designate on 1 October. Here he tells us a little bit more about himself:

Why did you apply for this role? I have been working in Dorset since the early part of 2014, as Chief Executive of two and then three Dorset councils, and had been involved in the preparation of the submission to Government to create the two new unitary councils. I was really interested in seeing the work through to completion. Creating a brand new council is not an opportunity that comes along very often. In the last 25 years there have been fewer than a dozen new councils created nationally in England, but with a background in partnership and shared services I felt I had the skills to take on the role.

What excites you most about the post? Dorset is a fabulous part of the world, to live, work or visit, but it needs greater levels of national investment to keep pace with some of its near neighbours. Creating a single authority for the area will allow it to ‘think big, but act local’ in delivering services. I’m excited about the opportunity to influence investment in Dorset, whilst at the same time creating a new council and a new culture that will serve its localities well, despite there being less funding available for local government. Bringing together the skills, talent and resources of the six councils that will contribute to the new unitary council really excites me; as a workforce, together, we can harness all the best bits of the previous council services, and create some new ones to serve a modern, thriving economy in Dorset.

What opportunities does a new unitary council bring? It will give us the ability to deliver services more efficiently, simplifying things for our customers – that’s the reason the nearly 90% of businesses who took part in the original consultation favoured this option, making it easier for them to do business with local government. Similarly, for customers in receipt of support from local government, they now only need to talk to one council rather than two. 6


More than just simplifying how customers contact us, it will also allow us to think about how all services can better support each other in our communities. For example, if we want people to live independently in later life what work can we do now with house builders and housing associations to ensure houses are built for the needs of the communities of the future, taking into account trends in lifestyle choices and using that data to drive even better decision-making. Finally we know that the wider local government and central government contacts will be watching what we do and how we do it in Dorset. We want to set the standard for how a modern unitary authority can work for the best outcomes for its communities, businesses and workforce.

Tell us a bit about yourself I have been involved in or with local government for over 26 years, working up from the bottom of the organisation as well as spending time as a consultant working to support local government improvement. I have had the privilege of working with the biggest and smallest councils in England, the best and the worst, learning from each experience. Outside of work, having retired from playing rugby for nearly 30 years, I took up running and have now completed many half and full marathons. I am currently training for my third outing at the excellent Weymouth half-marathon in March and also intend to run the New York Marathon in November 2019, raising money for Cancer Research UK, ten years after I last ran this event  The Shadow Dorset Council is overseeing the plans for the new council and is made up of all the current councillors in the Dorset Council area, including East Dorset District Councillors. Shadow Dorset Council meetings are open to the public and you can find meeting dates and agendas online at



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Between Christmas Day and Sunday 13 January, your usual rubbish and recycling collection days will be different. Check the table below for your revised collection days. Usual collection day

Revised collection day

Monday 24 December

No change

Tuesday 25 December

Thursday 27 December

Wednesday 26 December

Friday 28 December

Thursday 27 December

Saturday 29 December

Friday 28 December

Monday 31 December

Monday 31 December

Wednesday 2 January

Tuesday 1 January

Thursday 3 January

Wednesday 2 January

Friday 4 January

Thursday 3 January

Saturday 5 January

Friday 4 January

Monday 7 January

Monday 7 January

Tuesday 8 January

Tuesday 8 January

Wednesday 9 January

Wedneday 9 January

Thursday 10 January

Thursday 10 January

Friday 11 January

Friday 11 January

Saturday 12 January

Monday 14 January

No change

You can check your next collection dates and download your calendar at

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we will collect up to two extra sacks of rubbish beside your bin on your first rubbish collection after Christmas Day

we will collect extra recycling if placed in your own boxes (no bags), with glass kept separate

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no garden waste collections will take place from Christmas Day until Tuesday 8 January household recycling centres are open from 10am to 4pm daily, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day 



The Dorset Waste Partnership does not collect Christmas trees with rubbish at the kerbside. You can recycle your real Christmas tree by cutting it up and putting it in your garden waste bin if you have one, or by taking it to a household recycling centre. Alternatively, you may be able to book a Christmas tree collection with a Dorsetbased charity 



Many households produce extra waste over Christmas, but much of it can be recycled using your Recycle for Dorset service. Remember that you can recycle: • cooked and uncooked food, using your food waste bin • wrapping paper (not foil or glittery paper) • cardboard boxes and packaging (not polystyrene or plastic film) • Christmas cards and envelopes See what items can be recycled at the kerbside at 


Verwood Hub is a box office hit If you haven’t visited the Verwood Hub cinema recently you are missing out! The state-of-the-art cinema at Verwood Hub has had a very busy summer. Following the cinema’s launch earlier this year, the new cinema is going from strength to strength, showing the latest blockbusters at reasonable prices. In early December the Cinema Club are showing Smallfoot (PG) and The Seagull (12A) - so why not book your seat?

Ward boundaries finalised for new Dorset Council Ward boundaries for the new Dorset Council have been published by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. The Commission has drawn up the boundaries following an electoral review of the area currently covered by East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, Weymouth & Portland and West Dorset district councils. The review creates new wards that will be represented by the Dorset Council’s 82 councillors. There will be six three-councillor wards, eighteen two-councillor wards and twentyeight one-councillor wards. The new arrangements will come into effect at the council’s first elections in May next year. A review of ward boundaries for the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has taken place at the same time. In response to local feedback during the public consultation, the Commission has changed some of the proposals it put forward in July.

There were objections regarding the division of the parish of Colehill between two wards. After listening to local views, the Commission’s final recommendations will ensure that the whole of Colehill is included in a Colehill & Wimborne Minster East ward. Also, the Commission’s proposal to include the northern part of West Moors parish in the Avon Heath & Moors Valley ward did not reflect the interests and identities of people and communities in this part of East Dorset. In response, the Commission

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has changed the recommendations to create a West Moors & Three Legged Cross ward that keeps the parish wholly within a single ward. The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament. A draft Order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament in the coming weeks. The changes, and the full recommendations, are available on the Commission’s website at  @cb_edd_councils



A Christmas treat to remember Escape the hustle and bustle of the high streets to enjoy a countdown to Christmas celebrating good old family fun at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest.

Give your family something to look forward to and book your special Christmas treat now. You can climb aboard an authentic steam train in miniature to see Santa in his magnificent station grotto on one of Moors Valley Railway’s Santa Specials. Or enjoy a magical performance of Rumplestiltskin as Bumblefly and Forest Forge Theatres brings mayhem, mischief, song and slapstick to a show for all the family. There will also be Christmas crafts, festive refreshments and a traditional Christmas Tree Shop as well as plenty of family gift ideas at the Moors Valley Gift Shop. Full details can be found on the Moors Valley website at



Visitors receive FREE parking when they buy a Christmas tree, visit Santa at Moors Valley Railway and at the Rumplestiltskin performances.

Moors Valley Country Park

December Events Family Christmas Quiz Trail Saturday 1 December to Sunday 6 January Test your general knowledge of 2018 on our family quiz trail whilst children have fun answering some festive questions. Available from the Visitor Centre between 9am and 2.30pm.

£1.50 per trail card

Festive Breakfasts Saturday 1 December to Sunday 6 January 9am to 11.30am Monday to Friday 9am to 11am Saturdays and Sundays Bring along your family and friends for a homemade festive breakfast. Please call 01425 470537 or email for more information or to book.

£14.50 adult, £8.50 children

Festive Wreath Workshop Wednesday 5 December, 10.30am to 1pm Join Laura from Blooming Marvellous Creations to make a beautiful festive wreath from a selection of natural materials to decorate your home this Christmas. All materials and festive refreshments will be provided. Booking essential.

£45 per person

Santa Specials at Moors Valley Railway Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December, various slots between 11am and 3.30pm Take a trip on the Moors Valley steam train and visit Santa in his railway grotto. Please book early to avoid disappointment at

£17.50 per person

Festive Weekends Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December Join in with the festive fun around the park. Enjoy a luxury hot chocolate or mulled wine and some roast chestnuts, listen to some festive tunes on the travelling organ and get your face painted!

Family Christmas Night Ride Wednesday 12 December, 5pm to 6.30pm A fun, Christmassy cycle ride in the woods followed by a hot chocolate. Booking essential. 8 years and over, all children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

£10 per person, bike hire available for £6.

TY Colouring Competition Saturday 15 December, between 10am and 3.30pm Meet Slick the Fox and create your very own Beanie Boo! TY prizes will be awarded to the best designs. Winners will be chosen on 21 December.


Rumplestiltskin Forest Forge and Bumblefly Theatre Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 December, doors open 6pm, performance starts 6.30pm A brand-new adaptation of the classic Grimm’s Fairy-tale with anarchic storytelling, beautiful imagery and magical effects and songs to have you singing your way home. Booking essential.

£10 per person

More to Season tickets come back for… With so much to explore at Moors Valley Country Park there’s always more to come back for. Visit all year round and save time and money with a Moors Valley season ticket - the more you visit, the more you save. Direct debit options are now also available from as little as £6 per month. Automatic number plate recognition means there’s no need to queue at the paystations and if you sign up to direct debits your season ticket will be automatically renewed each year - no need to worry about your expiry date.

Find out more or sign up for a season ticket in the Visitor Centre.




Councillor Contacts

Councillor Contacts 2015-2019

East Dorset District Council is made up of 29 democratically elected members representing 16 wards. Currently the council comprises 26 Conservative councillors and three Liberal Democrat councillors. Further details can be found at


Ferndown Central


Gina Logan (Conservative)

Mike Parkes (Conservative)

Robin Cook (Conservative)

01425 656839

01202 805857

Ameysford Cathy Lugg (Conservative) 01202 872066

Peter Oggelsby (Conservative) 01202 893245

Julie Robinson (Conservative) 07513 578177

Colehill - East

Hampreston & Longham

Janet Dover (Liberal Democrats)

George Russell (Conservative)

01202 884768

KD Johnson (Conservative) 01202 884470

Colehill - West David Packer (Conservative) 01202 887137

Corfe Mullen Sarah Burns (Conservative) 07539 339487

Derek Burt (Conservative) 01202 883870

Paul Harrison (Conservative) 07712 264289

Crane Steve Butler (Conservative) 07920 054100

Council Calendar November 2018 – February 2019 All meetings listed below take place in the Quarter Jack Suite at the Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road. Please check committees for agendas which are published seven days in advance of the meeting.



01202 874735

01202 889199

Verwood East Simon Gibson (Conservative) 01202 820822

Colin Beck (Conservative) 07555 977512Â

Verwood West Toni Coombs (Conservative)

Handley Vale

01202 827376

Simon Tong (Conservative)

Spencer Flower (Conservative)

01258 840061

01202 821231


West Moors & Holt

Barbara Manuel (Conservative)

Alex Clarke (Conservative)

01202 891197

01202 894913

Andrew Parry (Conservative)

David Shortell (Conservative)

07582 775766

01202 870476

St Leonards Ray Bryan (Conservative)

Andy Skeats (Conservative) 01202 873786

01425 474335

Wimborne Minster

Mike Dyer (Conservative)

Shane Bartlett (Liberal Democrats)

01202 874918

07593 197302

Barry Goringe (Conservative)

David Morgan (Liberal Democrats)

01425 489078

Full Council Monday 10 December | 6.30pm Monday 18 February | 6.30pm Cabinet Wednesday 28 November | 6.30pm Wednesday 9 January | 6.30pm Tuesday 5 February | 6.30pm Licensing Committee Wednesday 20 February | 9.30am

01202 920302

Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee Tuesday 20 November | 6.30pm Tuesday 18 December | 6.30pm Tuesday 22 January | 6.30pm Tuesday 26 February | 6.30pm Planning Control Committee Wednesday 5 December | 9.30am Wednesday 16 January | 9.30am Wednesday 13 February | 9.30am


East Dorset District Council to transfer assets East Dorset District Council has resolved to transfer a total of 40 local assets, including areas of land, to town and parish councils prior to local government reorganisation in Dorset. All agreed assets will be legally transferred to those town and parish councils which expressed interest. The agreements made will ensure assets are managed and used for the same purpose as they are currently and will prevent development of these assets in the future, without the consent of the new Dorset Council. Those assets which remain in the ownership of East Dorset District Council will naturally pass to the new Dorset Council on 1 April next year and will continue to be maintained by the new Dorset Council 

Community Poppy Project East Dorset District Council funded a special community art project in Wimborne to commemorate the Armistice that ended four years of fighting on the eleventh day of the eleventh month 1918. The poppy project, delivered by artist Peter Margerum, involved up to 400 children from seven Wimborne schools, who made poppies from recycled materials. Peter Margerum created Wimborne’s own remembrance artwork by building a six foot sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads inspired by the shape of waves 

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What does your job involve? Our small Health and Activity Team help local people get active. We achieve this by organising outdoor, entry level activities, which form part of the Activate Coast & Countryside programme. Our team is supported by professional instructors and nearly 200 fantastic volunteers, who help deliver community health walks, health cycle rides, Nordic Walking, yoga, tai chi, mindfulness walks, orienteering, night cycling and a fantastic accessible cycling programme.

What is the best thing about your job? For me, it is all about supporting local people. I’ve worked in local government for over 28 years, in a number of roles, but working with our local communities makes each day an opportunity to make a difference.

What are you looking forward to over the next few months? With New Year just around the corner, I am looking forward to meeting lots of new participants who join us to get active in 2019! If you are interested in finding out more about how Jackie and her team can help you get active in 2019, please call 01202 795682 or visit 

Contact Us Customer Services

01202 795096 customer-services@

Automated Payment Line 01202 495252

Building Control

01202 795021 buildingcontrol@

Bus Passes

03003 301201

Business Rates

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Council Tax

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Garden Waste

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Highway Improvements & Maintenance

01305 221020

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Planning Applications

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Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre

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Recycling/Refuse & Missed Bin

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Street Lighting

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Trees (on highways)

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Tuesday 4th December 7.30pm THE TAKE THAT EXPERIENCE Tickets £18.50

Friday 14th December 7.30pm MARTY WILDE & THE WILDCATS Tickets £22.50

Thursday 6th December 8.00pm PLATINUM Perform the music of ABBA Tickets £22.50

Saturday 15th December 7.30pm MADDY PRIOR & The Carnival Band with Carols & Capers Tickets £25.50 / £22.50

Friday 7th December 7.30pm THE SEARCHERS in Concert Tickets £22.50

Thursday 10th January 7.00pm ANTONY & CLEOPATRA (DELAYED LIVE RECORDED SCREENING 12A). Broadcast from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Tickets £13.50 (concs £12.00)

Saturday 8th December 8.00pm It’s Christmas! So it must be THE BLUES BAND Tickets £24.00 Tuesday 11th December 7.00pm THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III (DELAYED LIVE SCREENING 12A) Drama by Alan Bennett, starring Mark Gatiss & Adrian Scarborough. Tickets £13.50 (concs £12.00) Wednesday 12th December 7.30pm The Supersonic 70’s Christmas Show Your favourite Christmas hits and more! Tickets £17.50 Thursday 13th December 7.30pm CREGAN & CO Perform some of Sir Rod Stewart’s biggest hits Tickets £19.50

Saturday 12th January 7.30pm THE UPBEAT BEATLES Tickets £21.00 (£19.00 concs) Friday 18th January 7.30pm ELO EXPERIENCE Tickets £24.00 Saturday 19th January 7.30pm WHOLE LOTTA LED Tickets £20.00 Thursday 24th January 7.30pm DAN SNOW – An Evening with the History Guy Tickets £25

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What’s on in East Dorset

Sunday 2

Saturday 15

The Barrington Theatre | 1pm & 4pm

Verwood Hub | 7.30pm

Jack and the Beanstalk – Pantomime

Saturday 8

November Tuesday 27

Bingo at the Hub

Verwood Hub | 7.30pm Thursday 29

An evening with Phil Tufnell The Barrington Theatre | 7.30pm Friday 30 - Sunday 2 December

Wimborne Art Club Exhibition

Pamphill Parish Hall | Various times

Save the Children Christmas Parade

Verwood Concert BrassChristmas Concert Saturday 15

The Guitar Legends Show The Barrington Theatre | 7.30pm

Wimborne Minster | 2.15pm Tuesday 18 Saturday 8

Festive Bingo at the Hub

Allendale Community Centre | 8pm

Wednesday 19

Rollin’ Stoned a tribute to the Rolling Stones Saturday 8

The Hub Christmas Party

Verwood Hub | 7.30pm

The Santa Show- Santa’s Christmas Party Verwood Hub | 1pm & 4pm

Verwood Hub | 7.30pm

Monday 31

Sunday 9

New Years Eve Family Party


Priest’s House Museum | 10am-4pm


Saturday 15 – Monday 24

Friday 18

Allendale Community Centre | Various times

Holbury & Chalbury Village Hall Call 07947 002000 for more information

Saturday 1 – Sunday 2

Dorset Team Christmas Craft Fair

Allendale Community Centre | 10am – 4pm

The Great Pudding Stir

Best Ever Christmas Show

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Verwood Hub | 7.30pm

Chairman’s Quiz Night

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