News from Verwood

Mayor's Christmas Message 2016

On behalf of the members and officers of Verwood and Three Legged Cross Council, I would like to offer my sincere greetings to all residents and wish you all the very best at this special time of year.
It is a great privilege to serve as Mayor and I am very proud and honoured to have been chosen for this civic role. Over the last seven months I have met lots of wonderful and dedicated people and I look forward to meeting many more over the coming months until the end of my Civic Year in May 2017.
I have seen at first hand the service given to the community by the myriad of volunteers who work selflessly all year round to help others, these are wonderful people involved in diverse community groups and charities.
We know, of course, that some people will not be with their loved ones this Christmas and we send to them special good wishes. I particularly think of those serving in the armed forces across the world and their families here at home.
A special thank you is due to all those people who will be working over the Christmas period in the emergency service and all other essential services who keep us safe or provide community support to people that may otherwise be alone at Christmas.
I wish everyone a very happy Christmas that is safe, warm and comfortable and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year for 2017.
Councillor Susan Shaw
Mayor of Verwood and Three Legged Cross


Civic Reception

On Sunday 4th December the Mayor of Verwood Councillor Susan Shaw hosted her Christmas Reception at the Hub in Verwood.  
Each year the Mayor invites the Mayors from Dorset and neighbouring counties to Verwood to promote our Town.  The visit started in the Heritage Centre where a presentation was given by Mr Michael Shaw depicting  the History of Verwood, and the children from Hillside Community School sang carols.  As the dignitaries moved to the Hub they were greeted in the bistro with singing from the Verwood Choral Society.  The afternoon progressed with wonderful dancing from Katie a local young lady and the Verwood Brass Band playing seasonal music.

Mayor buys the first poppy

Verwood Mayor, Councillor Mrs Susan Shaw, purchased the first poppy for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy appeal launch from Mr. Bob Richmond who is the Honorary Poppy Appeal Organiser, by the Memorial Stone on Ferrett Green.

Opening the new bike shed at Emmanuel School

Opening the new bike shed The Mayor opening the new bike shed

Cllr Susan Shaw, Mayor of Verwood, attended the opening of the Bike Shed at Emmanuel School Verwood, cutting a tyre inner tube to open the shed.


Pupils of the Emmanuel Middle School Bike Crew were there along with Sharon Savage and June Brunning Chairs of the PTA and Elaine Robertson head of Wellbeing.


After the opening the Mayor presented Jill Watson Headteacher with their Bronze Mark award from Sustrans.

Visit to Trinity School

The Mayor and school council members The Mayor and school council members

Cllr Susan Shaw Mayor of Verwood was invited to Trinity CEVA First School Verwood on 16th September to present the badges to the elected members of the School Council.


She receive a warm welcome from the Headteacher Mrs JM Green and the children were excited to meet the Mayor and in return they have been invited to visit the Town Council Chambers in October.

Verwood Town Council

Council Offices
Vicarage Road  
Dorset BH31 6DR


Tel: 01202 820880
Contact form.

New Bus Timetables now available at the Town Council and Library

Christmas Extravaganza to be held on Ferrett Green 5pm til 8pm on 9th December 2017

Next council meetings

Full Council Meeting - 22nd November 2017 at the Three Legged Cross Village Hall