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Our Clubs and Societies

The Hall is used regularly by the following Clubs and Societies:


Our Regular Customers

Name of Club or Society Times & Frequency of Meeting Contact

AK Dance Academy



AK Dance Academy - Fridays 4.30pm -8.45pm

Welcome to welcome enchanting world of AK Academy of Dancing, where we offer classes from Pre-Primary through to Advanced in R.A.D (Royal Academy of Dance) Ballet,  I.S.T.D (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) Tap,  Modern/ Jazz, Disco Freestyle, Rock’n’Roll, Mixed and Boys only Street and Contemporary.

Musical Theatre ~ L.A.M.D.A (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)


Andrea Knowles (Organiser)

01425 477256

07525 259492


Caring Canines‚Äč

Caring Canines is a dog assisted therapy group - whose volunteer members visit dedicated venues in the local community. 

We use the hall for our annual awards event at which long service certificates are presented along with our intergroup best Caring Canines team of the year award and our Inspire award, for the member we consider to have gone the extra mile. 


Sue Dennett

07812 477349


East Dorset Craft Club

We are a craft group meeting once a month to work together and share ideas.  Any craft welcome but at the moment we are scrapbookers and card-makers.  We also occasionally arrange demos by members of other craft clubs, and visits from mobile craft shops.

We aim to attract any crafters who want an informal day to concentrate on their hobby with a like-minded and light-hearted group of individuals – and we provide tea/coffee and biscuits and cake!

We meet one Saturday each month from 9am to 5pm. The cost for the day is £10 per person.

Facebook page: East Dorset Craft Club


01202 388212


East Dorset National Trust (EDNT)

The East Dorset National Trust Association was founded in 1988 with its inaugural meeting held at the Barrington Centre in Ferndown, and currently has over 500 members.

The Association’s objectives are to raise funds and promote the work of the National Trust.

We organise a year round programme of social events for members to enjoy, and all profits are donated to the National Trust.

During the summer months, we arrange coach outings, monthly coffee mornings at Kingston Lacy, and other occasional events. In the winter our programme consists mainly of talks held at Ferndown and West Moors, skittles and supper evenings, a Christmas lunch and other occasional events.


Janet Matthews 01202 855001

K9 Dog Training

Mondays 5pm to 11pm

‚ÄčAt K9 Training Centre, we run fun and friendly classes from simple

puppy socialisation classes through Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards under the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme in West Moors, Ferndown, East Dorset. We also do agility sessions in Gaunts Common, Wimborne, Dorset for that extra special adventure. If it's 1 to 1  help you need for behavioural assistance, please contact us. 


Toni Lethbridge 

01202 885565

07754 620455



Loyal Acorn Lodge is a branch of The Oddfellows, the oldest Friendly Society.

We have social gatherings, once a month and we regularly use West Moors Memorial Hall along with other local venues to meet and socialise for friendship and companionship. We generally have a themed quiz, an afternoon buffet tea, a book stall, a bring and buy stall and a raffle and raise money for a different, chosen, local charity each year. This year’s charity is MacMillan Caring Locally.

We are aiming at anyone wishing for friendship, people can come alone or bring a friend or neighbour. If they feel it is just for them, they can become a member of Oddfellows for either £25 for a standard membership or £35 p.a for our benefit package.  Once you are a member you will then also be able to enjoy our business meetings which we hold on the third Monday of every month.

Mrs Flo Munro is our Social Secretary, to book a place and find out more details please contact her on 01202 820965. 

Mrs Judith Parkin is our Lodge Secretary, to discuss membership please contact her on 01202 762553.  Judith.parkin@oddfellows.co.uk.

To find out more about our society please visit www.Oddfellows.co.uk.

Flo Munro -Social Secretary

01202 820965

Judith Parkin -Lodge Secretary

01202 762553



Wednesdays - 6.00am - 10.00pm

60's Band practice

Mike Leak 07799 630089


01202 657308

Painting for Pleasure

Fridays - 9.00pm - 1.00pm

Mary Male


Rhythm and Dance

Rhythm and Dance povide Modern Ballroom, Latin American, Classical Sequence , Line Dancing and Solo Private and Group Tuition for Social (all ages} and Professional dancers.  Organise Dance Events including Holidays.

Private Tuition Sunday Mornings, Tuesday all day, Wednesday Evenings.  Classes Tuesday and Thursday Evenings.


Louise Sampson, Fellow ISTD & UKA,

BDC Competition & Championship Adjudicator

07884 315687 


 01202 897380


St Mary's Church

Special events from time to time


Chris Wilson 

01202 890098 

07778 056510



Wessex wyverns wargamers club

Wessex wyverns wargamers club. Monday nights 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Three times a month No meeting first Monday which will on the Thursday. We play board games, Syfy, 40k, historical battles. A very varied programme which is on our Facebook page. You need not bring anything there is always a space for you. Over 18s only. Visit our website for more information.  Beginners welcome.


West Moors Art Society

Mondays 9.00am - 1.00pm

A friendly group who meet in the West Moors Memorial Hall on Monday mornings 9.15 am - Noon - all welcome.

Members work in all media and help & encourage each other.

A demonstration by a professional artist is usually available on the second Monday in each month.

Roy and Maureen Martyn

01202 893547 


West Moors Drama Society

We are a well established friendly drama group specialising in light comedy and mysteries.   Our home is the West Moors Memorial Hall close to the centre of the village (see location map below)   For more than sixty years has been producing shows twice a year at the same venue.   Many of our actors and supporters have been with us for decades enjoying the company and thrill of drama.   Not all wish to tread the boards but instead are invaluable carrying out those backstage jobs

Rehearsal Tuesdays & Fridays 8.00pm whilst in production January to April and September to November and perform plays twice a year in April and November.




John Price

01202 870448

07899 215107

West Moors Flower Group


West Moors Flower Group is a friendly group of approx. 70 members.

We are affiliated to NAFAS (The National Association of ]

Flower Arrangement Societies) and have a demonstration or talk most months at our club meetings. In addition, the following week we hold a ‘Fun with Flowers’ session when anyone can have a go at arranging flowers with guidance from two of our experienced committee members.

Club Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9.30am for 10am except August (no meeting) & December (2nd Wednesday)                                                                                                                             

Fun with Flowers: 4th Wednesday of the month at 10am except August & December (no meetings)





Chris Jones -


01202 576251

Catherine Jenkins

(Fun with Flowers co-ordinator)

01202 876441



West Moors Horticultural Society

West Moors Horticultural Society is a thriving organisation with approximately 500 members.

We hold two major shows per year. The Spring show in March includes a Daffodil championship. The Summer show in August includes a Dahlia championship and a fruit and vegetable section. Both shows include an element of Handicrafts, Floral Art and Homecraft.  

In addition, we hold an annual plant sale, usually during the month of May so please do come along for a cup of coffee and to see what bargains you can get!  We hold eight talks a year on various subjects of interest, some of which include slide shows. We also have four outings per year.  

Our coffee mornings are held in the Memorial Hall two mornings per year, in January and October. Anyone is welcome to come along for a coffee and a chat. 

Sue Hamlett (Chairman)

01202 871536






Women's Institute

West Moors WI (Women's Institute) meet on the first Thursday of the month in the hall from 2 pm. We are a friendly group of women ranging in ages and on average 35-40 members attend the monthly meeting.

We normally have a speaker on various topics from local history, documentary cameraman to demonstration on sugar craft. We also have a craft section which meets twice a month and a monthly lunch club and organise a couple of coach trips per year , though both this year due to circumstances had to be cancelled.

In 2021 we will be celebrating our 100th year and hope to organise a number of special events to celebrate.

Sheila Davies - President 

01202 981244



Lynda Hatfield- Secretary

01202 868781


Penny Gaines-Treasurer

01202 875714




Writer's Study

Thursdays (once a fortnight)- 9.00am - 1.00pm

Welcoming any adult who wants to write.  Some people aspire to create short stories and articles or maybe a novel with a view to publication. Many wish to record their memories for the future family, whilst others, not desiring fame and fortune, just enjoy composing prose, poetry, scripts, anecdotes etc and perhaps trying their hand at competitions.  A few join simply to see if they can.  All are catered for by actively encouraging, analysing and critiquing their efforts. The aim is not only to inspire, but for us to have fun whilst doing it.


Judie Jones 


Zumba Gold

Thursdays 10am - 11am

A group fitness class that is less intense than a regular Zumba class. Suitable for anyone who hasn’t exercised before, or for a long time. Anyone recovering from illness or injury, or for anyone that is wanting a less intense workout. The majority of my participants are 50+ but the class is suitable for anyone. We combine strengthening exercises, balance, co-ordination & flexibility in a fun environment.

Deborah Stanley

01202 872219

07887 752484