Welcome to Verwood Town Council

We welcome you to Verwood’s website. This website seeks to inform its residents and others about ongoing projects and events in Verwood and also serves as a database and reference resource for information on our town.

The Town Council Offices are now closed to the Public, however, we will be taking calls and emails as usual.

Please note that this website is being updated so there may be errors or omissions on some of the pages.

Our New Mayor - Cllr Matthew Parker

I was very honoured on Tuesday 22nd September to be elected Mayor of Verwood and Three Legged Cross until May 2021. I am looking forward to working on behalf of everyone. Hopefully, in these strange times, I will be able to attend some events in the area when restrictions allow.

During my time as Mayor I will be looking at ways of raising funds for all our 5 local schools to go towards their IT equipment and library books. In addition, part of the funds will be donated to the local support group for the National Association for Crohn’s and Colitis.

I have lived in Verwood with my wife Jodi, and my three children, since 2006 and I am pleased to be able to give something back to the community. 


The Mayor

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On the Edge of the New Forest

We are a small town in Dorset on the edge of the New Forest and close to Bournemouth and Poole. We are happy to be able to live in a community in which people greet and watch out for each other.

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A Growing Town

There has been a parish or Town Council in Verwood since 1894 when it had a population of 1,190. By 1931, the population had grown to 1,605 and by 2010, it was over 14,000.

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Civil Parish

Verwood Town Council, the elected body of the Town, consists of eighteen members representing the Civil Parish. The Town boundary includes Verwood and Three Legged Cross.