Something bugging you?
Is there anything in West Moor you would like to see changed or
improved? If so contact your local councillor
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
Surgery with Councillor Joan Walker
Councillor Walker will be holding a surgery at 10am on the first
Saturday of every month.
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)
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
History of the
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
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 .