Let's Talk Moor

The Let’s Talk Moor project is run by Poole Communities Trust & aims to help support more community services & facilities for the people who live on Turlin Moor.


In response to the Covid 19 pandemic we have opened the Moor Community Food Store at St Gabriels Church Hall, Keysworth Street, Turlin Moor. Its open 12.30pm – 6pm on Tuesdays. Membership of the Food Store is £1. Our thanks to all our partners who helped make this happen- Hamworthy Church, Poole Community Exchange, Faithworks, Poole Foodbank, BCP Council and last but absolutely not least the women of Play Moor Skate Moor.


We would like to thank our supporters; The National Lottery, Dorset Community Foundation, iwill Campaign, People’s Health Trust, Seedbed, PlayMoor Skate Moor, Poole Housing Partnership and Poole Well Being Collaborative.


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Poole Communities Trust has employed Ann as our Community Worker on Turlin Moor since 2016. Her work allows us to enable local people to tackle need in their community. All this work is great learning for us, it underpins our plans about what community assets we should be developing with the community and partners. It has also been a great experience for us, Ann is fortunate to work alongside a committed group of local volunteers who make up the community group: Play Moor, Skate Moor.

Since Ann started work on Turlin Moor, with Play Moor, Skate Moor and BCP Council we have developed a new play park and we are currently working with young people and adults to develop a skatepark.

To get in touch with Ann, please use the contact form below.




Everyone is so proud about the Play Park. The original play park had become dilapidated and in response local residents organised the Play Moor, Skate Moor community group to tackle this. Working with Ann to consult with the community, they then worked with council colleagues (our colleagues from Environmental Services were great partners) to raise the £120,000 to make this happen. The Play Park was opened on 4 July 2019 and as you can see from the second photo it was an immediate success. Play is fundamentally important to the development of all children.


Every Thursday evening, we run a football session with AFC Bournemouth for the young people of Turlin Moor, some of whom are pictured below during their visits to AFC Bournemouth’s stadium in 2017 and 2019 respectively, as part of our programme of summer activities.


These photos were taken in 2018 and 2019 and picture some of the activity at the summer event we run with Play Moor, Skate Moor to promote local services and give local people an opportunity to engage with them. We are appreciative of the support of local partners including in the first photo: Muddy Boots Nursery School and in the second the Turlin Moor Children’s Centre, who provide free face painting for the event. 


Ann ran this initiative to support older people with their health and well-being. Several partners helped us including the Friendly Food Club and the Poole Well-being Collaborative. The first photo is taken in Derek Orchard House, a sheltered housing unit managed by Poole Housing Partnership, the second in the community café run by the Vine Church, we are appreciative of the support all our partners provide. The aim of these events was to share with the older people attending advice about how they could enhance their health and well-being. 


Moor volunteers are working with in developing a skatepark for Turlin Moor. In planning the skatepark we have undertaken detailed consultations with 635 young people and adults. We are now in the process of raising the funds needed to build the skatepark.


Here are some of the Turlin Moor children making Christmas cards in 2018, with the support of the Play Moor, Skate Moor team as part of our winter programme to support families and their children.

What’s On

We aim to reach out to  the local community, by hosting a regular Drop Ins  to provide free refreshments and a friendly space to meet. We also run Summer Talk Moor & want to support local people to get involved & create regular community activities, like regular football sessions, school holiday activities and support for local Mum’s group Play Moor, Skate Moor. You can see a list of our upcoming events below.  If you have your own ideas for an event or community activity or you would like to find out more, please get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

january, 2021


What’s On


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