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St Leonards & St Ives

St Leonards and St Ives parish, nestled between Ringwood and Ferndown in East Dorset, has a population of just over 6,000.There is a great community spirit and it is a wonderful place to live. On the doorstep are Avon Heath Country Park and Moors Valley Country Park.

West Moors

The village of West Moors, located between Ferndown and Verwood in East Dorset, has a population of over 7,500. It is a lively village with lots of active clubs and societies, giving it a real community feel.

Ferndown & West Parley

Ferndown, the second largest inland town in Dorset after Dorchester, with a population of over 26,500 has two golf clubs, a leisure centre and its own theatre at the Barrington Centre. There is the popular King George V playing field, with a play area, sports pitches, tennis courts, boules area and a skate park.


Wimborne, famous for its Minster, has a population of over 15,500 and is situated on the River Stour and the River Allen. A vibrant market town that hosts many events throughout the year. It also has a popular theatre, the Tivoli, and its own model town.


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