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Crossways is a hamlet in Dorset lying within the West Dorset administrative district. It is 6 miles east of the county town Dorchester with a population of approximately 3,300.

In the early 1930s the Air Ministry acquired local heath and farmland to build an airfield which was in 1937 and known briefly as RAF Woodsford, although it was renamed RAF Warmwell a year later. RAF Warmwell played an important part in World War II, being a major fighter base during the Battle of Britain, and offering fighter protection for Portland Naval Base and other important south coast areas.

Much of the present village of Crossways is built on the eastern part of the former airfield site and the village has been used for filming on many occasions. 



HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED BECOMING A PARISH COUNCILLOR?

The Parish Council has a vacancy.

A copy of the guide for new councillors 2015/16 can be found  at www.local.gov.uk/councillors-guide-2016/17.   If you have considered becoming a Councillor or have just thought about it you will find this website/guide may answer some of your queries.

This vacancy will be filled by co-option subject to informal interview.   If you enjoy the democratic process and would like to help the village grow why not consider becoming a Councillor?  Details can also be seen on the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Council’s website. (www.dorset-aptc.gov.uk)

If you would like to join in the democratic process and have a say in the way your Village develops and grows please ring, e mail or write to me for further information.

Emma Selway
Clerk to the Council
6 Westleaze Close
Charminster
Dorset
DT2 9QA

Telephone: (01305) 458377
e mail: crosswayspc@outlook.com