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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

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 BH31 ---


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 North Dorset

 Dialing code

 +44 (0)1202 -

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

dorsetforyou.gov.ukCould your family benefit from 30 hours of free childcare?

dorsetforyou.gov.ukLocal  Dorset Council Information

Verwood & Three Legged Cross Twinning Association 
A group from Verwood visited our friends in "Liederbach am Taunus"  from Friday the 15th June until  the 19th June 2017 -  To celebrate the anniversary of 25 years of Twinning / Partnershaften between the two towns.

Select here for a full report of the visit.
 The picture shows the Verwood stall at Liederbach International Strackenfest.

The new Mayor of Verwood
Cllr. Lindsay Dedden

On Monday the 22nd May 2017
the Statutory Annual Meeting of
Verwood Town Council
met in Verwood Memorial Hall to elect the next Mayor of Verwood.
 Cllr. Lindsey Dedden
Also elected were her escort, Deputy Mayor and
standing Committees for the year 2017/2018.

The retiring Mayor Cllr Susan Shaw gave her retiring speech and presented cheques for £3100 split betwen her two charities
- Age Concern Verwood. (£1550)    
- Macmillan Caring Locally (£1550)

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 and 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"

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.


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





 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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