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Something bugging you?

Is there anything in West Moor you would like to see changed or improved? If so contact your local councillor HERE


West Moor Gardening Group

Do you have a few hours to spare a couple of times a year? We need help at peak times to plant tubs and troughs. If you can spare any time (you don't have to be a keen gardener to help) please give Joan a ring on 268 8035. Help keep West Moor looking fantastic.


Rubbish a problem?

Does your street suffer from excessive litter? Are there paths in the neighbourhood you think need attending to? Do doggie bins need emptying? Help is at hand...you should contact envirolink to report a problem. I understand they are obliged to act quickly...click here to report a problem


Hire of Community building

The Community Centre building can be hired for children's parties and other events. See price list on the " downloads page "for details. All party bookings are a minimum of 3 hours. Contact with the Centre can be by phone 0191 2161005  or   e-mail  wmra@btconnect.com


Surgery with Councillor Joan Walker

Councillor Walker will be holding a surgery at 10am on the first Saturday of every month.


Membership

We encourage all who attend any sessions at the Centre to become members of the association. Subscriptions are only 4.00 per household (3.00 for concessions) per year ( i.e. from 1st April to 31st March)

The Community Centre is independently run by West Moor Residents' Association and receives NO Local Authority funding. Because of this, we are highly dependent on volunteers to organise and run Community events and activities. Anybody wishing to volunteer , however much time you may have to spare , please contact the Community Centre


A Potted  History of the Association

West Moor Residents' Association has been in existence for nearly 40 years. It was first started as a means to hold a number of social gatherings such as Christmas Lunches and Dinner Dances.   

Today, our activities are developed, and we are renowned for our summer play scheme, Christmas activities, carol concerts, pantomimes, and toddler groups. Our planting group works tirelessly and 95% of the planting around the village comes from the association. As an association, we always longed for a place of our own and over the years, we have been found in old school annex buildings and porta-cabins. After long discussions with the council , it was decided that we would get a permanent home.            

After  5 years of discussions and consultations, in April 2007, we moved into our new home, West Moor Community Centre.

Everything you see in our building, and the fact that it can be open each day, is down to the hard work of the Residents Association over the last 40 years. We have fundraised, begged, applied for many grants and become friends with local businesses. 

We have 5 paid part-time employees but a huge amount of the work is carried out by a large band of willing volunteers. The ethos of the Association has always been that we can do anything if we try. We value every member of the community from the young to the old. We have always believed that if you come into contact with a child at an early age, they come to take ownership of the building and grow with it. That's why we put so much emphasis on children; we run our own play schemes , half term activities and youth club which unfortunately are always over subscribed.

We recently ran an Over-50's Consultation Day and are currently taking action on some of the requests made. We want to break down the perceived barriers between the young and older members of the community and we believe that both have skills and experiences to pass on to the other .