Another Triumphant Tree Planting Session

Another Triumphant Tree Planting Session

Triumphant Tree Planting Session – West Moors Community
The Free Tree initiative in February, only saw 60 saplings rehomed in
West Moors, leaving 130 still to be planted.
In addition to these, 200 extra saplings were purchased by the Council in
February, to add to the New Copse behind the skate park where 105
were planted during the first Community Tree planting session on
Saturday 8th January.
With the help of 30 volunteers (Councillors, local residents, a Ferndown
U3A representative and her family and council staff and families) on
Saturday 19th March, 200 saplings were planted during the Second
Community Tree Planting session, now ready to find their way in the
There was a wonderful atmosphere and Community Spirit filled the air.
The sun was shining with a warm wind blow, the generosity from
volunteers and the buzz from the busy new skate park.
The 95 saplings that are left (Blackthorn, Rowan, Goat Willow and a few
Dog Rose), are available for collection from the council office before
Friday 25th March. Those remaining will be planted in the Copse by our
Grounds Maintenance team
These trees are working towards the development of a Woodland
Copse, to commemorate the Queen’s 70 Jubilee in 2022 and to do more
to reduce our carbon footprint, as we aim to move towards being a
carbon neutral council.

Amie Fawcett

Assistant to the Clerk to the Council



One of the BBC’s ex-roving reporters paid a visit to the Barrington Centre on the 4th of March and entertained 102 members of the FU3A at

one of our First Friday Coffee Mornings.

Alan Jones has spent many years reporting on news items on the South coast for BBC Radio.  He said these run into the thousands but he only ever talks

about the ones that nearly went wrong – because they are the funny ones.  Then just to prove it he nearly forgot to turn on his microphone he’d just

been given to present his talk.

Stories of his visits to warships out at sea, a visit to a snake venom specialist and an opportunity to meet the Queen kept his audience laughing with

one of the funniest and most interesting talks we have been privileged to receive for a while”. 

Keith Banks – Committee


A FUN TALENT SHOW, Saturday 12th February 2022

A FUN TALENT SHOW, Saturday 12th February 2022

What a wonderful afternoon.  14 talented individuals and groups entertained us with song, recitations and sketches.

The judges critiqued the acts but the final results were with the audience vote.

Tea and cake rounded off a lovely afternoon.

Well done to everyone who took part.

Saturday Walks

Saturday Walks

“Another Z5 Short Saturday Walk was held on February 5th at Upton Country Park, Poole.

The day was bright with some sunshine and a light chilly breeze when 14 FU3A members (and 2 dogs) met in the car park at Upton.

Clare Clayton led the group around some interesting wooded trails which often gave way to glorious views over the Holes Bay Lagoon, giving plenty of opportunities for some bird and duck spotting amongst the reed beds.

A nice hot mug of coffee was enjoyed by most afterwards in the on-site tea-rooms and café.

This walk took about one and a quarter hours, was enjoyed by all and ended with a vote of thanks to Clare and Bob for the organisation”.