New Residents

Welcome to the parish of St Mary Bourne and Woodcott (comprising Binley, Dunley, Egbury, St Mary Bourne, Stoke, Wadwick, Woodcott and The Wykes). You have picked a great parish to live in and we hope you will be happy here.
The parish operates a Welcome Project to help new residents settle into their life here, providing both a friendly face and local information.

A Friendly Face:
Hopefully, a nearby neighbour (or two!) will have spotted that you have moved in and knocked on the door to welcome you to the parish and to offer any help.

Welcome Booklet:
As well as greeting you to the parish, one of these ‘neighbours’ will be an official ‘Welcomer’ and will give you a Welcome booklet containing an A-Z of useful local information. It is intended to complement the monthly Hill & Valley magazine which is delivered free to all households in the parish and which gives details of current local information and events as well as advertising many local services and businesses.

If you are new to the parish and have not received your printed copy, or for amendments, please email:
An electronic version of the booklet is accessible online. Please fill in the details below to submit and the document will be emailed to you.

A Welcome Drink:
As part of the Welcome Project, a drinks reception is held regularly to welcome new residents ‘officially’ to the parish. The relaxed evening gives newcomers an opportunity to meet other new residents and to find out more about the villages and parish by chatting to representatives of different local organisations and clubs.

The next Welcome Evening will be held on Friday 17th March 2023, in StMB Village Centre. To sign up for this event, please complete the form so you can be added to the list. More information will be circulated closer to the date.

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