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Neighbourcar Details

Neighbourcar is a voluntary transport scheme for the over 50's. The schemes will take you for hospital appointments, doctors appointments, hairdressers, chiropody and other trips you need to make including shopping if a driver is available.

The contact details are as follows:-

Wimborne, Ferndown and West Moors NeighbourCar Scheme:07912 273722  

Vision Wimborne (dial-a-ride): 01202 880699

West Moors NeighbourCars: 07922 125266

West Parley NeighbourCars: 07592 860104

Verwood Good Neighbours: 01202 804003

Corfe Mullen Community Aid (for medical appointments only): 01202 697998 (enquiries) / 07000 780593 (bookings)

Alzheimers Support 01225 776481

Ferndown Memory Café

This is a support group for people and their carers suffering with Dementia/Alzheimers. It is held the first and third wednesday of every month 1:15pm-2.45pm at the Royal British Legion, Church Road. For more info tel: (01202) 764352 or email

Age Concern

Age Concern Ferndown is a weekly lunch and social club that meets in the Barrington each Thursday for friendship & fun to meet new peopl who may be lonely or isolated, housebound & unable to get out. For more information contact Anne the Chair of Age Concern Ferndown on 01202 580604 or Elizabeth the co-ordinator on 07941 126304

East Dorset Citizens Advice Bureau

Wimborne CAB,
Hanham Road,
BH21 1AS

Tel: 0344 2451291 (advice line open 9.30am-4pm)

CAB Outreach Services

Ferndown Library, Pennys Walk - Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-2pm
Hopscotch Pre-School, behind heatherlands barns road - Thursday 9.30am-2pm

East Dorset Mencap

Operates locally to enable the values, choice, opportunity and respect for members, families and carers and all people with learning disabilities. For more information please call 01202 886500/07885 493156 or

Colehill & Ferndown Community Choir

Meets on Thursdays at 7.30pm in St Michael's Church, Colehill Lane. Contact Susan Davies - 01202 842311

Penny's Friendship Club

This is a very popular club run by Brendan Care Friendship Clubs. Every Wednesday afternoon at St Marys Church, Church Road, Ferndown 2pm-4pm. Transport provided if needed. For more information contact 01962 852133

Neighbourhood Watch Groups

Ferndown South & West Parley01202 896824/07796 546904
Ferndown North 01202 922938
West Moors 01202 896939/01202 892902

Royal British Legion Club (Ferndown)

Church Road, Ferndown 01202 877706

Stroke Club

Ferndown stroke Club meets every 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Ferndown Girl Guide Hall 10.30am-12.30pm. For more information contact 01202 573419.

The Cameo Club (Come And Meet Each Other)

The Cameo Club is a small but very friendly club, open to anyone. It meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 2 - 2.30pm in the Ferndown United Church Hall. A varied programme has been arranged for the coming year with speakers on all sorts of interesting and helpful topics. Everyone will be made most welcome. There is a small charge of £1.00 which includes a cup of tea and light refreshments. Please contact Rosemary Dark - Tel: 01202 570723


The Lighthouse Club

We meet at St Mary's Parish Hall on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 2pm - 4pm. Come along at any time for chat and refreshments, board games and crafts as well as a bring and buy stall. "The Lighthouse Club" is run by volunteers working together to provide activities and support for the Ferndown community.For more information please contact Dianne Partridge via the Parish Office on (01202) 897087

University of the Third Age, Ferndown

Web site: email: please leave name/address/telephone number.

Health Walks

These hour long volunteer led walks are an ideal way for people to establish a weekly routine of exercise whilst at the same time socialising in a fun friendly outdoor environment. They are completely free. For more info call 01425 479776 or email scheme coordinators or

Tuesdays at 10am from the Angel Inn, Ferndown (meet at 9.45 in the car park)

Wednesdays at 10am from West Parley Sports and Social Club, West Parley Ferndown

Ferndown Townswomen's Guild
The Townswomen's Guild is one of the largest women's organisations in the UK, with around 550 Guilds and 20,000 members. Guild members usually meet at least once a month to enjoy each others company, develop friendships, to get involved with events and crafts, to try new things and to campaign on social issues. For more information contact: 0121 326 0400 or email

Ferndown: Meets at the Guide Hall, Pennys Lane the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2pm
West Moors: Meets at 2 Moorlands Road (on the corner of Station Road) the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2pm
West Parley: Meets at West Parley Memorial Hall the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10am

Womens Institute

Meet the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm at the Barrington Centre, Ferndown. For more information contact 01305 266366.

Food Delivery Services

Wiltshire Farm Foods: 0800 773 773
provides frozen meals, weekly deliveries, CRB checked drivers, special diets catered for
Oakhouse Foods: 01202 814179

provides frozen meals & groceries, free weekly deliveries, CRB checked drivers, special diets catered for

Collins Catering East Dorset: 01202 890303Hot or chilled meals, deliver 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Offers a snack menu for evening choice of meals. Can cater for most dietary requirements. CRB checked drivers

Custom Lunches: 01202 814963

Hot meals on a plate, delivers daily except for Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day. Can cater for special diets. Can leave a sandwich for tea.


Exercise for the over-60s and disabled adults - men and ladies welcome

Have fun whilst: Mobilising joints; improving posture; improving balance; increasing flexibility; increasing strength and muscle tone

For more information call 01582 832760 or email

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