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Allendale House

Address
Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1AS

Facility information
Refreshments can be purchased using a hot drinks machine or available by prior arrangement.

Disability / Access Information
There is an automatic push pad opener on the entrance door. The building is fully accessible with a ramped entrance and a lift serving all floors and accessible toilets on the ground and second floors. There are designated blue badge parking bays close to building.

Other Details
Allendale House is located in the town centre close to the Community Centre and the Olive Branch public house. There is a (max.15 mins) onsite parking for visitors but over 300 public parking spaces in a car park off Allenview Road which is within a very short walk of the centre. Here is map to show how to find us.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Learner Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Blandford Adult Learning Centre

Address
Blandford Adult Learning Centre, Black Lane, Blandford, DT11 8SW

Facility Information
There is a drinks machine dispensing hot drinks. There is also free cold water. Further refreshments can be purchased in the town centre which is a 5 – 10 minutes walk away.

Disability / Access Information
As you enter the site from the main road the entrance to the centre is on the right hand side of the building up a sloping path. The door is on a sensor and opens automatically. All accommodation is on the ground floor and can be accessed by people with mobility difficulties.

Other Details
There is some parking available on site. If the car park is full, there is a large lay-by on the main road just along from the entrance gates, otherwise parking is available in one of the nearby side streets. The nearest car park is on the entrance to the town and this is a pay and display car park 5 minute walk away.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Learner Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Blandford Children's Centre

Address
Blandford Children’s Centre, Black Lane, Blandford, DT11 8SW

Facility information
Please note that between the hours of 9am to 5pm there is no parking on site (although there are designated car parking bays for learners with a disability). Learners with cars are directed to park in the town centre as on road parking adjacent to the site is limited. No smoking on site.

Disability / Access Information
Accessible entrance and approaches to the building, accessible for wheelchair users and toilets. Designated parking bays close to the building.

Other Details
The Centre is located in Black Lane in Blandford Forum, which was the old St Leonard’s school site. This is also the site for Adult Learning and Archbishop Wake Primary School. There is very limited parking on site but the Centre is close to the town centre and a ‘pay and display’ car park costing 70p per hour. There is a lay-by outside the perimeter which you may also park in. There is a bus stop a short walking distance from the centre. The entrance to the kitchen is in the top, far left corner of the Adult Learning Centre car park just past the wooden emergency exit stairs.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Learner Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Bridport Children's Centre

Address
St Mary’s Primary School, Skilling Hill Road, Bridport, DT6 5LA

Facility information
Tea & coffee facilities can be found in the kitchen by Training Room 1.

Disability / Access Information
Accessible entrance and approaches to the building, accessible for wheelchair users and toilets. Designated blue badge parking bays close to the building.

Other Details
The Children’s Centre is on the same site as St Mary’s Primary School. There is no designated parking outside the Children’s Centre. You will be able to park next to the Children’s Centre at the Bridport Town Council owned car park.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Learner Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

The Bourne Academy

Address
The Bourne Academy, Hadow Road, Bournemouth, BH10 5HS

Facility / Access Information
On arrival for your first session please report to the indoor lawn area – located through the double doors to the left of the purple 6th Form building. You will be guided to your classroom by a member of our staff. Accessible entrances and toilets throughout building

Parking
Parking is available at the Academy. It is not guaranteed and is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Other Details
Skills & Learning staff will be on site at the start of the first session to direct you to the appropriate classroom. A vending machine & water fountain are available on site, inside the entrance to the Sports Hall.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Customer Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Bournemouth Library

Address
Bournemouth Library, 22 The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5RQ

Facility Information
Courses are held on the top floor in either the large or small meeting room

Disability / Access Information
Accessible entrances and toilets throughout building. There is a lift to access the whole building.

Other Details
A car park is opposite the Library (pay & display).

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Customer Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Bournemouth Indoor Bowling Centre

Address
Bournemouth Indoor Bowling Centre, Kings Park Drive, Kings Park, Bournemouth, BH7 6JD

Facility information
There is a restaurant facility open during the daytime and evening. Please note the restaurant only accepts cash. To access the building; to the left of the Entrance door there is a square section of the entry pad that is comprised of several dots. This is marked with a sticker saying “PRESS”. This activates a buzzer inside the building and one of the office staff or the receptionist will let you in. In the evening, the reception is not usually manned and the buzzer will sound in the restaurant area, this means there may be a slight delay in the door opening. You will know when the door is open, as there will be clunking noise, releasing the lock.

Disability / Access Information
Accessible entrance, toilets and throughout building. Lift to First floor. Designated parking bays.

Other Details
The centre can be reached via Kings Park Drive (off Ashley Road) with plenty of on road parking and a large free car park. Parking is not guaranteed and is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Customer Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Christchurch Library and Learning Centre

Address
Christchurch Library & Learning Centre, 29 High Street, Town Centre, Christchurch, BH23 1AW

Facility Information
Vending machine for hot drinks and cold water. All classrooms are located on the first and second floors. There is a non smoking policy on the premises and immediately outside the building.

Disability / Access Information
Accessible entrance with an automatic push pad opener on the entrance door with door ramps in suitable locations. There are disabled toilet facilities on the ground and first floors and accessible access to upper floors by passenger lift.

Other Details
The centre is located in Christchurch high street. There is no designated car parking available but several public pay and display car parks are in close proximity to the centre.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Customer Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Corfe Hills School

Address
Corfe Hills School, Higher Blandford Road, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 9BG

Facility information
There is no receptionist available at this venue in the evening. All courses and room numbers are available on the Skills & Learning noticeboard in the reception area.

Disability / Access Information
Accessible entrance and toilets throughout the building.

Other Details
Car parking – car park 1 at front of school. Car parking is not guaranteed and is offered on a first come, first served basis. At present there is no drink vending at the site but a drinking fountain is available. 

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Customer Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Ferndown Adult Learning Centre

Address
Ferndown Adult Learning Centre, Mountbatten Drive, Ferndown, BH22 9EW

Facility Information
All rooms located on the ground floor. There is a non smoking policy on the premises and grounds.

Disability / Access Information
The centre has an accessible entrance and ramped approach to the building. Toilet facilities on ground floor. Designated parking bays close to the main entrance.

Other Details
The centre is on the site of the Ferndown First School. As you enter the school grounds our centre is on the right hand side, with the entrance to the right hand side of the building. Ample car parking spaces.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Customer Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Leigh Park Community Centre

Address
Leigh Park Community Centre, Gordon Road, Wimborne Minster, BH21 2AP

Facility information
Leigh Park Community Centre comes equipped with modern facilities

Disability / Access Information
The premises has free parking and disabled access.

Other Details
The centre is located next to Wimborne Rugby Club in the historic town of Wimborne Minster. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen. Under-floor heating, outdoor patio and play area

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Learner Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Littlemoor Youth and Community Centre

Address
Littlemoor Youth and Community Centre, Louviers Rd, Weymouth, DT3 6AY

Facility information
The youth and community centre is a large, almost windowless singe-storey building on Louviers Road and includes a Sure Start facility.

Disability / Access Information
Disable access is unknown for this facility

Other Details
On one side of the centre there is a parking area and ball court. Beyond the ball court there is a large children’s play area and an older small skate-board rink.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Learner Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Riversmeet

Address
Riversmeet, The Gillingham Community & Leisure Trust Ltd, Hardings Lane, Gillingham, SP8 4HX

Facility information
Refreshments available in the coffee shop or vending machine. The centre is a designated non-smoking site.

Access Information
Accessibly entrance, automatic activated sliding door and disabled blue badge car parking spaces close to the entrance. Toilets on the ground floor and mezzanine levels. Lift to first floor.

Other Details
Riversmeet is opposite the Gillingham School in HardingsLane. There is limited car parking on site.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Learner Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Oakdale Centre

Address
Oakdale Centre, Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 3DL

Facility Information
Refreshments available from the Acorns Community coffee shop 10:00am – 13:00pm term time. Hot drinks, cold drinks and snack machines in the coffee lounge.

Disability / Access Information
Accessible entrance, toilets and throughout building.

Other Details
Car parking to the front and rear of main building and in the Darby Lane car park. Parking is not guaranteed and is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Learner Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

St Aldhelm's Academy

Address
St Aldhelm’s Academy, Herbert Avenue, Poole, BH12 4HS

Facility Information
There are receptionists from the school present each evening. Refreshments are available.

Access Information
Accessible entrance, toilets throughout the building and parking

Other Details
The school is on the Rossmore Campus behind Rossmore Library. Drive/walk past the library and use the student entrance. Park next to the school or in the Leisure Centre car park. Parking is not guaranteed and is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Customer Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Someford ARC

Address
Somerford ARC, 20 Southey Road, Somerford, Christchurch, BH23 3EH

Facility Information
Somerford ARC has a newly equipped ICT room located on the ground floor.

Disability / Access Information
As you enter the site from the main road the entrance is accessed from the car park. The teaching room is through the double doors and to the left easily accessible by people with mobility difficulties on the ground floor. Toilet facilities also on ground floor. Designated parking bays close to the main entrance.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Customer Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Wareham Library

Address
Wareham Library, South Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4LR

Facility information
Refreshments available on request at a small charge. The library is non-smoking and this includes the car park.

Access Information
Accessible via main entrance during opening hours. Outside opening ours ramp available for use at back entrance. Toilets throughout building. Blue badge parking

Other Details
Wareham library offers access to a wide range of services including reference and information services and internet access. There is limited on-site parking.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Learner Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

West Howe Library

Address
West Howe Library, Cunningham Crescent, West Howe, Bournemouth, BH11 8DU

Facility information
There are 8 computers with internet connection which are free to use.

Disability / Access Information
The library has an accessible entrance and toilets

Other Details
You can find parking on the street outside or the youth centre car park next to the library

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Learner Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Weymouth Adult Learning Centre

Address
Weymouth Adult Learning Centre, 45 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, DT4 7JT

Facility Information
There is a non smoking policy on the premises. Ground and first floor Courserooms.

Disability / Access Information
The centre has an accessible entrance and toilet facilities on the ground floor. Restricted parking during the day, with a disabled parking pay accessible. There is a platform lift to the first floor.

Other Details
The centre is on the Dorchester Road leading into the centre of Weymouth. The entrance can clearly be identified by the bright-blue gates next to a bus stop. There is parking on-site and in nearby roads.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Customer Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Winton Library

Address
Winton Library, Wimborne Road, Winton, Bournemouth, BH9 2EN

Facility information
Courses are held in one of the meeting rooms found in the building

Disability / Access Information
The library has an accessible entrance and toilets.

Other Details
Free car parking can be found adjacent to the library.

Contact Details
For all Skills & Learning enquiries please contact Learner Services on 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk

Allendale House, Wimborne Visitor Information Map and Car Parks

Allendale House, Wimborne, East Dorset Heritage Trust

Blandford Adult Learning Centre, Blandford Forum

Blandford Children’s Centre, Blandford Forum

Bridport Children’s Centre, Bridport

The Bourne Academy, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Library, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Indoor Bowling Centre, Bournemouth

Christchurch Library & Learning, Christchurch

Corfe Hills School, Corfe Mullen

Dorchester Library & Learning Centre, Dorchester

Ferndown Adult Learning Centre, Ferndown

Leigh Park Community Centre, Wimborne

Littlemoor Youth & Community Centre, Weymouth

Riversmeet (Gillingham Community & Leisure Trust Ltd), Gillingham

Oakdale Centre, Poole

St Aldhelm’s Academy, Poole

Somerford ARC, Christchurch

Weymouth Adult Learning Centre, Weymouth

Wareham Library, Wareham

West Howe Library, Bournemouth

Winton Library, Bournemouth

Contact us

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