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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." 
"Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre" 
"Comprehensive history site"

For Current News don't forget that you can tune into Steve Saville and his team at "Forest FM" - 92.3 (& on DAB soon) who have regular national and local news updates.  You may also like to view the Verwood Today website for the latest current news.

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.
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Verwood Details

 Post town


District Postcode

 BH31 ---



 Dialing code

 +44 (0)1202 -

 Shire county


 OS grid reference



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UK Parliament  North Dorset    

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May we at wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Select here for Churches Together Christmas Celebrations in 2023.



Verwood Mayor's 2023 Reception.
On Sunday the 19th November 2023, the Mayor of Verwood Cllr. Toni Coombs and the Town Council welcomed civic dignitaries from the local area at the Heritage Centre for tea/coffee and biscuits. Here they were given a talk by the chairman of the trustees Christopher Thorne and saw a PowerPoint presentation on the History of Verwood.  Later at the Verwood Hub they were entertained by Charlotte Geary after which they then enjoyed a delicious meal.

Photo - Paul T Butolph (PTBPhotography)

2023 Remembrance in Verwood

After a church service at St Michael's a large crowd gathered with Verwood's Mayor (Cllr. Coombs) at 11 a.m. on the 12th of November for the 2 minute silence and wreath laying at the War Memorial on Ferrett Green.

photo:- Stuart Clifton


Dorset Police have made an appeal for CCTV identification and information following an assault after the "Flameburst Fireworks Display" in Verwood on Saturday the 28th of October 2023.

After the event a group of male young people attempted to gain entry when the event was closing. This resulted in two 70+ volunteers receiving sustained injuries requiring hospital treatment.

Please follow the Police link below for further information and the CCTV Pictures if you think you can help.

Both gentlemen have supported many events in Verwood over many years and Adrian Wareham was presented with the Freedom of Verwood on the 23rd July 2023. for his Community work.




In 2024 Verwood Pantomime Society
Dick Whittington
Verwood HUB, Brock Way.
Tel:- 01202 828740

   Book Online now 



Show Times

Saturday 20th January 02:00 p.m. & 06:30 p.m.
Wednesday 24th January 07:30 p.m.
Thursday 25th January 07:30 p.m
Friday 26th January 07:30 p.m
Saturday 27th January 02:00 p.m. & 06:30 p.m.



DEFIBRILLATOR locations in Verwood and Cranborne.

Thank you to the Cranborne Practice PPG for providing a list of Defibrillators locations in Verwood and Cranborne.
A PDF list can be downloaded at

Locations are being added to or may change and usability cannot be guaranteed.

Verwood eating places
- check websites or facebook for details and Current openings.

Al Trullo Restaurant. - Family run Italian restaurant and takeaway
 - 60 Ringwood Rd, Verwood - 01202 814158

The Albion Inn  - now re-opened.
  - Station Rd, Verwood

Cafe Aroma Verwood - Serving meals and snacks during the day.

     - The Gables, RIngwood Rd, Verwood BH31 7AQ - 01202 900107  

Champagne Chinese Takeaway - Chinese and Asian Fast Food.
9 Manor Road, Verwood, BH31 6DS -  01202 813382

Cinnamon Lounge - Woodlands - Indian and Bengali Cuisine

      - Verwood Rd, Woodlands BH21 8LN - 01202 820666

Costa Coffee. - Verwood. - (open Normally 07:30 to 18:00)
 - The Old Pottery, Manor Way, Verwood BH31 6HF

Harleys Fish and Chips - Takeaway and click and collect.
     - 94 Manor Road, Verwood, BH31 6EB -

Kebab and Pizza Hot - Italian Cuisine and Burgers
- 2A Ringwood Rd, Verwood, Bh31 7AQ - 01202 829955

Monmouth Ash  - Hall & Woodhouse family pub
Manor Road, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6DT - 01202 822227

Morrisons Cafe  - Cafe, Coffee Shop and takeaway.  
 - Chiltern Drive, Verwood, BH31 6UQ -

Olive & Oak Cheese and Wine bar - "under new management"
     - 9 Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA.
     - (previously known as Renoufs Wine and Cheese Bar.)

Sixpenny Brewery   -Your local small brewery   
     - Pizza Nights on Fridays - Cheese night on 1st Wednesday.
- Holwell Farm, Cranborne, Dorst, BH21 5QP - 01725 762006
     - 12:00 to 20:00 (Fri & Sat. till 21:00, Sun til 19:00)

Spice of India - Restaurant and Takeaway
 - 77 Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AB - 01202 813017

The Swans  - A Marstons Family Pub    
     - Pennine Way, Verwood, BH31 6UL
- 01202 825777

Verwood Heritage Centre :- Museum & Coffee shop. -
     - Currently open from Mon. to Sat. 09.30 to 12:00.

 Please send any "What's On"updates to
the "webmaster @" for inclusion.


FREE - Verwood Buggy Walks.  - Tel 01425 480811 ( )
Mondays 10 to 11 a.m. from Verwood HUB, Brockway BH31 7QE - (  ).
A volunteer-led group walk aimed at getting parents back into gentle exercise, Just turn up on the day with your friends and family.

Verwood SNAP Club is a social club affiliated to Mencap for adults with learning difficulties and offers a range of activities such as discos, quizzes, games and crafts. 
- Meetings held at Verwood Sports and Social Club.
- Wednesday evenings between 19.00 and 21.00 in school term times.

Do NOT use the Potters Wheel car park recycling centre for
Glass, Cans or Cardboard.
Use your Kerbside Recycling Bins.

Please do not contaminate the "Potters Wheel"  car park recycling bins.


 This can make the whole bin non-recyclable.

A full local recycling directory can be found
 on the site.



For more information then visit:-    or .

The Council Website also has more information and links.



Events & Updates - Verwood Dorset UK.
also check the Verwood Noticeboard.

Local  Dorset Council Information

Verwood Council Information

  Age Concern Verwood - Meetings.

   The Current meeting venue is Day Centre - the BANDHALL, Moorlands Road, Verwood. Mondays and/or Wednesdays 10am-3pm

 Teas, coffees, lunches and chat etc..... Transport within Verwood is possible with our minibus.

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.

Verwood Indoor Market
Open from 09:30 till 1300 
every Friday morning in the
Memorial Hall, Verwood.

A Friendly Indoor Market comprised only of non-commercial market stalls selling fresh vegetables, fresh meat, homemade cakes, Jams & honey, Jewellery, wood items, knitted baby wear and soft toys and cards. Tea, Coffee & light refreshments.
 . Free Parking and admission. - For enquires/table hire please call Kathy on 01202 823324 or 07900508023






Public Holidays in England & Wales





 New Year's Day

Jan 1st (Sun)

Jan 1st (Mon)

Jan 1st (Wed)

New Year Observed Holiday.

Jan 2nd (Mon)



 Good Friday

April 7th (Fri)

March 29th (Fri)

Apr 18th (Fri)

 Easter Monday

April 10th (Mon)

April 1st (Mon)

Apr 21st (Mon)

 Early May Bank Holiday (Mayday).

May 1st (Mon)

May 6th (Mon)

May 5th (Mon)

 King Charles III, Coronation day.
 Bank Holiday (Extra)

May 6th (Sat)
May 8th (Mon)



 Spring Bank Holiday

May 29th (Mon)

May 27th (Mon)

May 26th (Mon)

 Summer Bank Holiday

Aug 28th (Mon)

Aug 26th (Mon)

Aug 25th (Mon)

 Christmas Day Holiday

Dec. 25 (Mon)

Dec. 25 (Wed)

Dec. 25 (Thu)

 Boxing Day Holiday

Dec. 26 (Tue)

Dec. 26 (Thu)

Dec. 26 (Fri)




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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