Verwood is a small town that retains its “village feel” with a strong and vibrant community.
Verwood Town Centre has a Village Green and a range of local shops and once a month there is a Farmers Market. A large Morrisons shopping development is within a half a mile of the centre. There is a choice of three First schools, one of which is part of a modern campus which includes Emmanuel Middle School and Youth Centre. The town is served by two Upper Schools in Wimborne and Ferndown to both of which is a school bus service.
Verwood is home to a host of clubs and societies and at the heart of our friendly & welcoming community is The Hub, opened in 2007 and which was designed and built at a cost of over £4M with huge community input. As well as having a bistro area The Hub provides a 300 seat Merryfield Theatre, a 100 seat hall and a number of other smaller function rooms. These facilities are used for films, plays, concerts and many other activities (www.thehubverwood.co.uk). In addition there is a community run Leisure Centre with three badminton courts and well fitted gym (www.verwoodleisure.co.uk)
Verwood offers excellent outdoor facilities with Potterne Park offering 24 acres of community run sporting facilities including Rugby, Football, Tennis, Netball, Cricket, Skate Park all served by a modern pavilion. Potterne Park is home to Rossgarth YFC one of the largest youth football clubs in the U.K. The Ringwood Forest provides miles of walking, cycling and riding paths and stretches north from Verwood to Alderholt and west to Ringwood & The New Forest which is only five miles distance and has recently been designated a National Park. Moors Valley Country Park (www.moors-valley.co.uk) with its excellent facilities for all the family and is a short 20 minute walk from Potterne Park following the River Crane via Moors Valley Golf Course and sits in area of Great Landscape Value.
Verwood is strategically very well placed, with Bournemouth, with its famous sandy bay and holiday facilities. only 15 miles to the South and within 10 minutes drive to the West, is the New Forest market town of Ringwood. Cranborne Chase, the hunting ground of Kings, with some of the most stunning scenery in England is only a short drive to the North. Verwood enjoys superb transport links with the A31 trunk road providing easy access to the M3 leading to London with the cities of Salisbury and Southampton within approximately 30 minutes drive.