Community News

ARCH has updated its Activities leaflet.

ARCH Quiz Night – 21st March at in the Pilot Pub. Click here for poster.

The annual Wessex Chernobyl Children’s Life Line concert takes place at St Paul’s on Friday 22nd March starting at 7.30pm We have the Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus taking part plus some very talented musicians. The concert is “free” but we will shake the buckets at the end as usual! All are welcome.

Lewis-manning Hospice are running a fundraising ‘come and eat cake ‘ event at Rick Stein, Sandbanks on Wednesday 27 March, 9:30am-11am. £5 entry fee includes a piece of cake and a cup of tea or coffee, all are welcome. Please see the poster on the notice board in  the foyer for more information.

‘Welcome the Stranger’ a talk given by ICN charity who are helping refugees and migrants from all faiths and backgrounds, to rebuild their lives in the UK. Tuesday 2 April, 7:45pm at St Mary’s RC Church Hall, Wimborne Road, Poole.

Coffee Morning Fundraising for ‘Making Memories’ Saturday 6 April at St Paul’s Church, 10am-12noon. Come along and help support this very  worthwhile cause.

From Syria to Sanctuary, a young man’s journey. An illustrated talk by Abdulazez Dukhan at St Mary’s RC Church, Wimborne Road, Poole. Tuesday 9 April at 7:45pm. Donations will be taken on the evening and go towards refugee work.

The Poole Foodbank have now completed their audit of stocks held at Poole and their present needs are: Long grain rice, Tinned Potatoes, Longlife milk, Tinned Fish, Jams and Spreads, Carrier bags!  If you can help by donating any of these items, please place them in box at the back of church.

The Hub Drop-in takes place every Monday at the Canford Heath Library from 1-3pm for budgeting help and a friendly listening ear with advice about other services available in the Poole area. If you want to access the Foodbank then please do not just turn up as you need a voucher.

SAVE THE DATE –   Canford Heath Fest   –  Sunday 19th May

ARCH announces one of the largest ever community events to take place on the Heath at the Haymoor Playing field from 11am – 4pm.  There are already 50 stalls booked, refreshments, entertainment throughout the day, children’s activities, and lots more besides. Some great music entertainment has been booked –   Oasis UK Tribute Band and The Scanners plus Magna Bands and the Citrus community Choir.

 Julie Caines is the Fest organiser and is currently looking for volunteers to help to set up and tidy up at the end, and also for people to help run stalls for ARCH.  If you can spare an hour (or more)  then she would love to hear from you. She would also particularly like to hear from any Canford Heath based social groups who want to showcase what their group/activity does.    You can email Julie at;