At Armishaws we believe in going the extra mile to provide worry-free relocations.
Established in 1973, Armishaws are a family run company based here in the South West. We believe in greener removals, we’re planting 2,000 trees in the region to offset the carbon emissions of your move. We’re members of the British Association of Removers and operate to the highest standards of customer care and financial security. All our crews are trained to ensure you receive the best customer service, so you can rest assured that your possessions are well cared for in transit and in storage. With our high Trustpilot rating and reviews from so many happy customers, you can be sure that with Armishaws your move is in good hands.
As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…
We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and create vital habitat for wildlife.
We’ll collect your used boxes which will be re-used where possible or recycled (one less thing to worry about after your move).
All our boxes and soft packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials to protect your belongs and the environment.
Our teams drive greener vehicles and all our drivers go through driver efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel used.
We use acid free tissue paper which is not only better for the environment, acid free paper is also far better for your items.
We use sealable bags to help protect your mattresses while in transit, each bag is used only once before being recycled.
Make your move greener
We cover the local area;
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Schools – There are 7 schools in the Verwood area. Parents can see latest Ofsted reports.
Population – By the census of 2011 Verwood’s population stood at 13,360.
Transport – To the south, Verwood is underlined by the A31 which connects to the M27 and London via the M3. East of the town the A338 runs between Salisbury and Bournemouth (which is also home to the closest airport). At present there is no rail station.
News – VerwoodToday is an excellent source for local news and happenings.
You’ll find a good range of independent, local business offering fine food, helpful services and more. Here’s our pick of the bunch;
AW Andrews Butchers
We’d love this friendly butchers for their sausages alone (Tennessee Jack bangers? We’re in!), but there is so much more to dive into. Simply fantastic food.
7 Manor Road, BH31 6DS
One of those delightful shops you can’t help but pop in every time you’re passing. Packed with gifts, jewellery, handbags, candles, toys, there’s always something new to discover.
The Old Crossroads, Station Road, BH31 7PU
Gullivers Farm Shop
Not just amazing food (and it is AMAZING), but there’s a great ethos behind this eco and people friendly farm shop. Somewhere truly special to stock up and enjoy a bite while you’re there.
Station Road, West Moors, BH22 0JG
Get all the curtains and hangings made to measure for your new home. There’s a massive range of fabrics and textiles for all manner of projects from their helpful team.
1 Station Road, BH31 7PY
Without doubt the greatest fish and chips in the world! Harlees are a South West based chain that serve up the finest fayre from their superb menu. Order online and they’ll deliver.
94 Manor Rd, BH31 6EB
Sitting in an area of marshland, despite its name (which derives from ‘Fair Wood’), Verwood was something of an ugly duckling. The land was a mixture of waterlogged and acid soil. Certainly not great for agriculture which in turn didn’t attract settlers. But what it did have in abundance was clay. And not just any clay, but a yellow variety making it stand out. Pottery became increasingly in demand for bricks and roof tiles and the town began to boom.
Today Verwood is every inch the swan, with a good selection of local independent businesses, town events, parks, Greenland and miles of scenery.
Verwood’s big event is the May Carnival where shenanigans ensue including street food, entertainment, music and more. It gets lively again at the Rustic Fair each August Bank Holiday. If you’re a firm foodie, there is a regular market where you’ll find fresh local produce as well as household goods and essentials. If you’re looking for things to do further afield, then the Dorset Heavy Horse and Farm Park is a short drive away.
Potterne is a play area, with 12 acres of sports grounds capable of hosting rugby, football, tennis, netball and cricket. There is a skate park and outside exercise equipment or if you’re more of a team player there is a rugby club, cricket club, football club and bowling club.
There are aseveral riding centres and miles and miles of bridleways to explore. Golfers can get in the swing at nearby Crane Valley, 5 minutes from the town centre. Of if you prefer your exercise without a competitive edge, Moors Valley Country Park and Forest sits on the outskirts of town.
Verwood is bookmarked by two roads. The A338 from Bournemouth (21 minutes) to Salisbury (37 minutes) lies to the east, while just south is the A31 which reaches the M27 and London via the M3. There is currently no rail station and the nearest airport is Bournemouth, 20 minutes by car.