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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.






Tues 2nd May 2:30 - 4:30 (1st Tues)

"Afternoon Cuppa & a Chat" at the cosy Community Room, Cologne road, Bovington ** Note Changed from morning to afternoon **


Wed 3rd May, 10am

Wool W.I. Ramblers Group meeting 10am D'Urberville car park to walk Thorncombe Woods to see bluebells.

Angela 463872

Sat 6th May(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 6th May, 2-4pm

East Burton Garden Club Annual Spring Fayre at the East Burton village hall - stalls including cake, plant, book, tombola plus raffle and, of course, cream teas.  Free entry.

Angela 463872

Sun 7th May, 2-5pm

National Garden Scheme open for charity - Herons Mead, East Burton Road.  A lovely garden full of spring colour plus a delicious tea.

Angela 463872

Mon 8th May 12:45 - 1:45pm(1st Monday)

To be confirmed

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. 


Monday 8th May? Date TBC 7:15pm

Wool WI at 'Kids of Wool' building

Visitors and new members very welcome.


Mon 8th May, 7pm Parish Council Meeting Parish Office with Library
Tues 9th May, 2pm Teapot club @ Methodist Chapel 462742 or 462128
Wed 10th May 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 £213,000). Also very pround to have been awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award by PDC. Contact

Secretary 405487

Thurs 11th May ?

7:15pm. Date TBC

East Burton W.I. at East Burton Village Hall.  New members and visitors very welcome.   Valerie Palmer - 462252
Sun 14th May, 9am Wool W.I. Ramblers Group meeting 9 am - walk to be decided upon!  Names to Angela asap so she can book pub. Angela 463872
Mon 15th May 7pm Parish Council Meeting @ D'Urberville Centre extension. Parish Office with Library
Fri 19th May Last operating day for the experimental bus service between Weymouth and Purbeck School via Lulworth and Wool (First No. 15, schooldays only). https://www.firstgroup.com/dorset
Sat 20th May First X55 summer bus service begins running daily between Weymouth and Bovington (Tank Museum & Monkey World) via Lulworth Cove and Wool. Three journeys each way per day until 4 Sept.  tel: 0333 014 3490
Sat 20th May, 2:30pm Beetle Drive @ D'Urberville Hall. Fund-raising for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Butterflies (Dorchester) & D'Urberville Hall. £3 for tea/coffee plus cake. Fun for all the family. Steve 405063
Sat 20th May,


Trees For Dorset will be hosting an afternoon, by kind invitation, in the gardens of Mrs Chris David, at Manor Orchard, Manor Close, STRATTON. DT2 9RY.   CREAM TEAS will be served. PLANT SALE and wander in lovely gardens.  Entrance £1, Cream Tea £3. www.treesfordorset.co.uk
Sat 20th May from 6:30 pm The Sunset Cafe Stompers –West Lulworth Village Hall. 6.30pm for a welcoming drink, a hot supper will be served from 7pm and the first set will start at 8.15. After pudding and the star prize raffle, the jazz will resume at 9.30. so we are promised another memorable evening. Optional dress theme is red, white and blue. Why not get a party of friends together to share a table?  Tickets at £16 will be on sale from our Box Office paulnewlands@hotmail.com or 01929 400376
Tues 23rd May 2pm Teapot club meet @ Methodist chapel 462742 or 462128
Thurs & Fri

1st & 2nd June, 7:30pm

A game of bingo followed by an adult (not suitable for children) comedy play “Brenton Versus Brenton” presented by the D'Urberville Amateur Dramatic Society at The D’Urberville Centre, Colliers Lane, Wool. All tickets £5.00 Tickets at the door, or phone 01929 556259
Sat 3rd June, 2:30pm Bingo @ D'Urberville Hall. Fund-raising for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Butterflies (Dorchester) & D'Urberville Hall. Steve 405063
Thurs 15th June Summer Fayre & Coffee Morning, Manor Farm, Spring St. Lots of stalls. WOOL & DISTRICT FRIENDS OF CANCER RESEARCH UK. Thurs. June 15th-----More details next month.
Sat 17th June, 11am WOOL CARNIVAL - Wool Playing Fields opening at 11am all day. Steve 405063
Sun 25 June Breezer 30 summer bus service begins running daily between Weymouth and Swanage via Lulworth Cove and Wool. Four journeys each way per day until 16 Sept. http://www.purbeckbreezer.co.uk/

Wool Carnival Saturday 17th June
. We are still taking bookings for pitches, contact George & Dawn 01929462064 or Steve & Toni 01929 405063. Bottles are needed for our 'Bottle Stall' at the carnival. Anything new donated from a bottle of sauce to a bottle of whisky would be appreciated. Please give donations to any committee member.




Every Monday 10:30 Yoga classes @ D'Uberville hall

New term 9th Jan 2017 please email pamsteeleyoga@googlemail.com or phone 01929556714.

Pam 01929 556714
Every Tuesday 10:30 Movers & Shakers (creative, contemporary dance for over 55s)  in Winfrith Village Hall. New members are welcome. £6 per session. Lyn 01305 263489
Every Tues 7:30pm D'Urberville Drama Society @ D'Urb hall. Everyone welcome to join. Especially need back stage and refreshment helpers.
Every Wed 10-1 Sew together at the Community Room, Cologne Road, Bovington Sharon 07881533311
Every Thurs 10-11:30 Weekly Country Market at the D'Uberville Hall
Every Thurs 11-2 Craft Group at the Community Room, Cologne Road, Bovington  


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.




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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