West Moors

By SPP Reporter

Foreword by the

Head of Establishment

Logistic Services West Moors

The General Manager welcomes you to West Moors.

This supplement to the Families Guide provides a useful and practical introduction to all the services and amenities available to you.

It also gives essential details of the support you can expect from the local Service and Civilian organisations that are there to support you and your family. Set close to the New Forest and not far from the South Coast, West Moors is in an ideal position for you to take advantage and enjoy a wide choice of leisure facilities. It should not take you long to discover what goes on and to realise that this is an attractive area to live in. This local guide contains much helpful advice and information, so please read it carefully and keep it handy for day-to-day reference. I also value your views and welcome any ideas or suggestions to improve the guide. Enjoy your stay in West Moors. I encourage you to take maximum advantage of what is on offer to you. I hope that this new environment allows you every opportunity to have a happy and successful tour.

History of the West Moors Site

1938 Occupied by MOD as an Ammunition Depot.

1944 Occupied by the US Army as a Petroleum Depot in support of the Normandy landings.

1946 Handed back to the British Army and used as a PoW camp.

1951 Procured under Compulsory Purchase powers – largely from the Shaftsbury Estate.

1971 West Moors became a Petroleum Depot.

2000 Defence Fuels Group (DFG) was formed and took over ownership of site.

2011 DE&S Logistic Services has now taken over administration of the site with

Defence Infrastructure Organisation taking over all assets on site.

The Estate

Whole site = 168 ha. Admin site = 11 ha. Depot = 132 ha.

Trg Area = 25 ha (now a conservation area).

Two thirds of the site is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Importance (SSSI) which is of national importance and encompass sites of international importance:

Special Protection Areas under the Birds Directive.

Special Area of Conservation under the Habitats Directive.

The central area of the depot is designated as Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI), which is of local importance.

Useful Telephone Numbers

West Moors Military or Civil: Ferndown (01202) 65XXXX

Modern Housing Solutions 0800 707 6000

Blandford Garrison Chaplain 2444

Guard Room 4224

Duty Officer

(through Guard Room) 4224

MGS Control Lodge 4224

Officers’ Mess Mess Manager 4214

Sergeants’ Mess Mess Manageress 4216

DIO – Area Manager 01980 678408

Unit Welfare contact WO (Resources) Defence Petroleum School 4227

Medical Information – West Moors

The West Moors Group Practice

Situated in the centre of the village where families may wish to register.

Address: The Surgery, 175 Station Road, West Moors, Wimborne, Dorset BH22 0HX (opposite the Library). Tel: 0844 5769443 Fax: 0844 5769443


For families there are civilian dental surgeons in the village and at Ferndown. Military dental care is by a DDA unit at Blandford Camp.

The nearest NHS Dentist is in Verwood. The Lakes Family Dental Practice, Forest View, 131 Newtown Rd, Verwood, Dorset BH31 6EH Tel: 01202 823345

West Moors Churches

There is a wide range of Churches and church based activities in West Moors. Clergy details change regularly, as do service details, however, in order to help you, a range of contact numbers are printed here.

Church of England 01202 893197

Roman Catholic 01202 874811

United Reformed

Church 01202 814139

547206 01202Evangelical Church

884474 – Wimbourne 01202Methodist Church

01202 512225 – Bournemouth

Local Facilities West Moors

Moors, Dorset BH22 0JD, Tel: 01202 873272.210 Station Rd, WestLibrary

There is no camp library, but the village library is open five days a week

Monday – Saturday (Closed Wednesdays)

Private Telephones

Permission is not required to have a telephone installed.

Dial the operator free on 150 and ask to be connected to the Sales Office.

Local Schools West Moors

A three-tier comprehensive system operates in the West Moors/Ferndown area.

The following schools are available for service children:

Mary’s CE First School West Moors St

Station Road BH22 0JF Tel: 01202 874838 Age Range 4-9 years.

Moors Oakhurst Community First School West

BH22 0DY Tel: 01202 871577 Age Range 4-9 years.Shaftesbury Road

, Heathfield Way BH22 0DA Moors Middle School West

information. 9-13 years. Please contact the school for a prospectus and further RangeAgewww.westmoorsmid.dorset.sch.ukTel: 01202 872474

, Cherry Grove (Off Church Road) BH22 9EY Upper School Ferndown

Tel: 01202 871243 Age range 13-18 years. We are happy to arrange tours of the school and run a full range of GCSE and A-level courses.

www.fernup.dorset.sch.ukFor more details go to

Moors Pre-School West

Contacts: Supervisor Tel: 01202 871744 / 01202 873201Rear of St Mary’s First School, West Moors, Ferndown BH22 0LY

We take children from 2 years and 9 months up to school age, 4 years. We are a small, friendly village Pre-school.

Busy Bees Pre-School

Shaftesbury Close, West Moors BH22 0DZ

busybees.westmoors@talktalk.netContact: Tel: 07704 107692 Email:


Cherry Tree, Montessori Nursery

, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Dorset BH24 2HP 1-5 years, Tel: 01425 4774001 High Street

Tops, Day Nursery

, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2BX Tel: 01202 841691Leigh Road

The three main churches in the village all hold Mother and Toddler groups during the week.

Pinehurst Mothers and Toddlers Pre-School Playgroup BH22 0AR

This Pre-School Playgroup meets every Wednesday morning from 1000-1130 hrs in the Pinehurst Road Chapel, during school term times only. There is no charge.

Refreshments are available on payment. All mothers with children aged 0-5 years are welcome.

St Mary’s Church

Station Road, West Moors BH22 0JF Mums and Tots Group. Tuesday am, Thursdays pm

Under 3’s St Martin’s United Reformed Church

Corner of Moorlands Rd/Station Rd, (opposite Library) West Moors BH22 0JN

This is a small, informal group for parents (or adult carers) and children from 0 to pre-school, Wednesdays (school term-time only 1030-1200 hrs). A time to play, make friends, chat, begin to learn and have fun. Just turn up or call 01202 82959 or 01202 872045

Families Quarters West Moors

These are located in two main areas, one adjacent to the Camp which is about one mile from the centre of the village and the second is about three quarters of a mile from the Camp on the same road and a quarter of a mile from the village. The majority of quarters are located in this second group.

Families Quarters – Heating and Hot Water

All families quarters at West Moors are fully centrally heated – including bedrooms.

A gas back boiler provides hot water for central heating and for domestic use in the kitchen and bathroom. There is an independent gas fire in the living room. An electric immersion heater provides domestic hot water when the gas back boiler is not in use.


There is a communal television/VHF aerial system for all families quarters.

Sporting and Recreational Activities

Facilities exist within the camp for almost all forms of sporting activities, except swimming and golf which are available in Ferndown, Bournemouth and Poole areas.

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