Community News

The next community litter pick is on Saturday 18 November.  Meet in Learoyd Road at the entrance to the open space at 10.00am. All equipment provided and everyone is welcome. This will be a joint litter pick with Dexter Sports Club whose ‘home’ is in The Pavilion in Learoyd Road – and they have very kindly offered us refreshments afterwards.

Jumble Sale, St George’s Church Hall, Darbys Lane, Oakdale. Saturday 25 November at 10am. Entry 50p.

Frank Henson’s Slide Show of Old Poole at St George’s Church, Darbys Lane, Oakdale, Sat 25th November at 7 pm. Tickets £5 from the Parish office or at the door.

ARCH Christmas Wrapping Evening Monday 27th November at Ad Astra BH17 8AP 5pm -8pm. Please join for a fun evening of Christmas present wrapping evening to help us prepare the gifts for the Christmas shop. The children come to the Christmas shop to buy gifts for family members to go under the tree. With over 500 presents to wrap for the shop and 270 grotto presents any time you can give would be amazing. It’s on from 5-8pm so even if you can only give 30 mins it all helps (no children so we don’t spoil the surprises). Please send email to if you are able to help.

Cantabile concert of choral and orchestral music on Sunday 3rd December, 6.30pm at St. Luke’s Parkstone. Tickets £8 (under 18s £5) on the door or from the office on 01202 717268. Music by Britten, Finzi, Faure, Rutter, Vivaldi and Richard Holt. Conductor Jean Holt.

Footprints and Life Works Carol Concert with The Archdeacon of Sherborne, Paul Taylor; Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers; His Honour Judge Peter Johnson and Joanna David on Wed 6th December 2017 At St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester DT1 2HJ. Seats £15 each (£20 after 1st December and on door) 6.00pm Drinks and Canapés, Concert 7.00pm RSVP to

Carols by Torchlight Wed 6th Dec, on Canford Heath Infant School playground, 6.30pm – 7.15pm and Thur 7th Dec on Ad Astra Infant School playground 6.30pm – 7.15pm. Wrap up warm and bring a torch to stand round the tree and sing carols together. Hot chocolate and mince pies provided.

The Hub – Update  The Hub is looking for volunteers to help staff the Food Bank from 1:45 -4:00 pm  Monday afternoons, once a month at the Coffee House. If you have a heart to help with this initiative then contact Paul Brayshaw Tel: 07876 340019 or email: The Hub web site.

CANFORD HEATH BAPTIST CHURCH  AT CANFORD HEATH COMMUNITY CENTRE Mitchell road. You are invited to, ‘just pop in.’ On the last Friday of the month from 10am to 12.30pm. We welcome men, women and children and offer free tea, coffee and cake, As well as manicures and craft. Pottery painting is usually available for a small charge. All are welcome

Activities on Canford HeathClick here to see a leaflet listing the main community activities that take place in Canford Heath.