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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

John Berry Group

Wednesdays - 6.00am - 10.00pm

60's Band practice

John Berry

07570 973050

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 

Lourdes Photography 

Pet (and owner) portraits by a certified master photographer with many years’ experience.

I also run regular pet photography workshops in small, informal groups to help everyone take better photos of their pets.



07866 734014



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.

To find out more about our society please visit

Flo Munro -Social Secretary

01202 820965

Judith Parkin -Lodge Secretary

01202 762553

Painting for Pleasure

Fridays - 9.00pm - 1.00pm

Robin Alley

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.




Janet Price

01202 870448


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





West Moors Townswomen's Group

Once a month, on the third Thursday 2pm-4pm

West Moors branch of Townswomen’s Guild only opened in February 2018 but we had a very successful group pre COVID.

We would be delighted if you would like to come and see what we are about.We aim to have fun, socialise and educate ourselves too. There are talks of a wide variety, quizzes, baking completions , parties etc.  Our Guild also has a monthly lunch club and a coffee morning in the village.

We are part of Dorset Federation of TG and there are other activities such as a general knowledge quiz in September, which 100 ladies have signed up for. The last annual lunch at the Remedy Oak was a great success.

Please feel free to contact us or come along to a meeting for a taster

Denise Hennessy, Chairwoman. Telephone 07799302433

Email -


Mary Male, Treasurer Telephone 01202 959976


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




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