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About Wool Dates

"Wool Dates" is an independent publication, kindly supplied by Sue B. (Thank you Sue for all your hard work in putting it together each month. It's much appreciated.)

"Wool Dates" is not a publication of Holy Rood Church so we are grateful to Sue for allowing us to reproduce it here for everyone's convenience.

Please send any updates, or future dates/information, to:


and not to the Holy Rood Church or Website. Requests for the emailed version of the Wool dates newsletter should also be sent to: wooldates@hotmail.co.uk


For Bovington events etc. refer to www.bovingtonhive.blogspot.com



Having only one person to 'man' a landline phone we have had to introduce a mobile. If you want to book transport please ring 07751 96 89 44 and leave a message - your name, phone number and a brief summary of your need. Someone will get back to you quite quickly.  

The old number still works (01929 400637) but Fay cannot manage all the calls. 

Thank you.






Fri 3rd Mar, 2pm Women's World Day of Prayer at Holy Rood - everyone welcome - including men!   
Sat 4th Mar(1st Sat) District Councillors Open Surgery for the Wool Ward in the Black Bear from 11.30-12. A chance for anyone to come with local issues.  
Sat 4th Mar, 12-2pm WI Community soup lunch - Everyone welcome and especially anyone wanting to meet new people - maybe new to the village. Sounds brilliant for soup and home-made cake for £1  
Sat 4th Mar, 12pm Churches Together Lent Lunch 12 - 1 pm at the Methodist Church - all welcome to a frugal soup lunch for a donation.   
Sat 4th March 2-4pm Table top sale @ D'Urberville - All proceeds to The Community Rooms Cologne Road Bovington. To book ring 01929 463714 or 07881533311
Mon 6th Mar 12:45 - 1:45pm(1st Monday) Parish Clerk and at times Parish Councillors will be available 12.45-13.45 at 21 Cologne Road for people who have any issues that cannot attend a Parish council meeting.   
Mon 6th Mar, 7pm Parish Council Meeting Parish Office with Library
Tues 7th Mar, 10:30 Coffee Morning at Wool Surgery in aid of Dementia UK. All welcome, please join us.
Tues 7th Mar, 2pm Teapot club @ Methodist Chapel 462742 or 462128
Tues 7th Mar 2:30 - 4:30 (1st Tues) "Afternoon Cuppa & a Chat" at the cosy Community Room, Cologne road, Bovington ** Note Changed from morning to afternoon ** pamela@phouse.wanadoo.co.uk
Tues 7th Mar, 7pm Wool Carnival fund-raising AGM, everyone welcome, changing room main hall D'Urberville Centre
Wed 8th Mar 10am

(2nd Wednesday)

Wool & District Friends of Cancer Research UK meet at Hyde place social room. New members warmly welcomed. (Celebrating 40 years and having raised £200,000). Contact

Secretary 405487

Starting 9th March, 2pm Lent course - Five Thursday afternoons at 2 pm beginning on 9th March at the Methodist Church - a Lent Course based on the York literature - lots of discussion and probably a cup of tea too.  The actual dates are 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March and 6th April
Thurs 9th Mar


East Burton W.I. at East Burton Village Hall.  Speaker is Marcus Cheffey, "wine tasting" New members and visitors very welcome.   Valerie Palmer - 462252
Sat 11th Mar, 2:30pm Beetle Drive @ D'Urberville Hall. Fund-raising for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Butterflies (Dorchester) & D'Urberville Hall. Steve 405063
Monday 13th Mar 7:15pm Wool WI at 'Kids of Wool' building will be a talk by Jan Hutchins entitled, ' My Time Inside', about her experiences working inside prisons.

Visitors and new members very welcome.

Sat 18th Mar, 9:30am Wool W.I. Ramblers - Sat. 18th March meeting 9.30 am at D'Urberville car park to walk Abbotsbury with pub lunch to follow.  Angela MUST have all names well beforehand so as to book pub. Angela 463872
Mon 20th Mar 7pm Parish Council Meeting @ D'Urberville Centre extension. Parish Office with Library
Tues 21st Mar 2pm Teapot club meet @ Methodist chapel 462742 or 462128
Wed 22nd Mar, 7pm FOWL ( Friends of Wool Library) AGM. Guest Speaker : Di Castle,  local author of “Grandma’s Poetry”. Non-members very welcome but only members may vote on AGM items. Membership can be taken out or renewed on the night. McCullagh Suite, Durberville Centre
Thurs 23rd Feb 7:30pm East Burton Gardening Club - East Burton Village Hall  "The Naughty Side of Plants"!!  All welcome to come along to hear another good talk by a member of The Garden Group.. Angela 463872
Sat 25th Mar, 2:30pm Bingo @ D'Urberville Hall. Fund-raising for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Butterflies (Dorchester) & D'Urberville Hall. Steve 405063
Sat 25th March Wareham Coral Society - Concert at Lady St Mary church, Wareham . Tickets £12.50 from members of the society, from Joys Outfitters, North Street, Wareham, by telephone 01929 459319 or on the door.
Thurs 30th Mar Community Lunch at East Burton Village Hall. Two courses with tea or coffee for £5 , booking required to Liz on 463413. Posters with details will be posted shortly. Liz on 463413
Sat 1st April, 7:30pm 'REJOICE! A Spring Celebration. Vivaldi's Gloria, Easter Carols and more. Briantspuddle Singers Spring Concert at St Christopher's  Parish Church, Winfrith Newburgh. £10.00 on the door or via BoxOffice BoxOffice

Tel: 01929 554055.'

Sun 2nd April Bingo at The Black Bear Wool raising funds for an Admiral Nurse in Purbeck (Dementia UK) Book with Mel 01929 405541
Mon 3rd April, 7pm Annual Parish Meeting in the D'Urberville, with the guest speaker being District Councillor Laura Miller who will be giving a report on the Affordable Housing Forum.
Sat 22nd April, 7pm Quiz night organised by Wool Community Libary as their main extra fundraising event in the D'Urberville Hall.  
Sat 29th April, 10am Anniversary Coffee Morning at the Methodist Church

SHARE and CARE: With summer approaching, many of our driving volunteers are away. PLEASE try and give at least 3 DAYS NOTICE of any requests for transport, especially to Dorchester Hospital. Numbers as usual: 07751968944 and 01929 400627.

The Parish Office will be closed on March 15th.

From Monday 3rd of April the Parish Council will be carrying out a consultation to welcome responsible dog owners on the D'urberville Field and looking to impose a dog control order to fine owners who do not clear up after their dogs.

Wool Carnival committee now taking bookings for pitches at Wool Carnival on 17th June, Please contact George on 462064 or Steve on 405063 for details.




Police alerts

If you would like to receive community crime alerts from Dorset Police you need to register on https://www.dorsetalert.co.uk .

The Purbeck Police Facebook page is good as well.



1000 more homes for Wool?

A group of residents has been formed, called Wool Residents Anti a Thousand Homes - WoolRATH. They say they want to ensure that Wool's people are well informed and express their views to the council.

There is a website woolrath.org.uk where there is more information about the proposal and about joining WoolRATH. If you are on Facebook there is a Facebook group - look for WoolRATH.















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