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Issue 22

Spring 2014

“Daffodils in Ferndown” by kind permission of Kay Browning

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Ferndown Matters - The Magazine of Ferndown Town Council


Meetings of the Town Council Meeting dates and are times are likely to change – IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND ANY MEETING, PLEASE CHECK THE DATE AND TIME on the agenda displayed on Council noticeboards or by telephoning the Council Office on 01202 892249

2014 APRIL

Mon

28th

7.30pm

KGV Management Committee

KGV Pavilion

MAY

Thu

1st

7.30pm

Planning Committee

KGV Pavilion

Wed

7th

7.30pm

Annual Town Mtg & Civic Reception

Barrington

Tue

13th

7.30pm

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

KGV Pavilion

Wed

14th

7.30pm

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

KGV Pavilion

Mon

19th

7.30pm

KGV Management Committee AGM?

KGV Pavilion

Tue

20th

4:00pm

Personnel Committee

KGV Pavilion

Thu

22nd

7.30pm

Planning Committee

KGV Pavilion

Tue

27th

7.30pm

Finance & GP Committee

KGV Pavilion

JUNE

Mon

2nd

7.30pm

Environment Committee

KGV Pavilion

Thu

12th

7.30pm

Planning Committee

KGV Pavilion

Mon

16th

7.30pm

Grants Committee

KGV Pavilion

JULY

Thu

3rd

7.30pm

Planning Committee

KGV Pavilion

Mon

14th

4:00pm

Personnel Committee

KGV Pavilion

Mon

14th

7.30pm

Finance & GP Committee

KGV Pavilion

* Review of income and expenditure profile to date ** Precept Meeting Meetings, other than those of the Personnel Committee, are normally open to the public.

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Jason Lawford

Debbie Marlow

Derek Burt

Ferndown Town Council welcomes 3 new Councillors F

ollowing the uncontested elections in March Ferndown Town Council now has a full compliment of 23 Councillors. The three new Members are Jason Lawford representing Longham East Ward, Debbie Marlow and Derek Burt both representing Central Ward.

Ferndown Town Council Grants In March, the Council’s Grants Committee gave over £3000 to local charities, voluntary and not for profit organisations. The largest awards were made to: High Mead Farm £1000 for a retreat for vulnerable service users 1st Ferndown Scout Group £811 towards a new roller security shutter door Longham Community Pre-School £500 towards an outside play area and equipment Relate Dorset & S Wilts £500 to set up a bursary fund for Ferndown residents. Ferndown Royal British Legion, the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation and Ferndown and Heatherlands Soft Play Group also received grants. The Committee will next meet in June and the deadline for applications will be Friday 30 May. See the grants page of our website http://www.ferndown. gov.uk/services/grants.asp for more details and application forms, which are also available in hard copy from our office.

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The new Councillors were given a warm welcome at their first Council meeting in April and are looking forward to working with the residents of Ferndown in the year ahead. You can meet the new Councillors at our Annual Town Meeting on 7th May or contact them via our website www.ferndown.gov.uk

Ferndown Annual Town Meeting The Annual Town Meeting is an opportunity for residents to meet the Council, District and County Councillors and ask questions. This year’s event will be held at the Barrington Centre on Wednesday 7th May at 7pm. As part of the meeting residents will hear about the Town Plan and the action points and how the Council intends to take these forward. Everyone is welcome to attend, this is not a formal Council meeting, and members of the public will be free to address the Council. Tea and coffee will be provided.

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Crackdown on Litter in Ferndown There’s a lot going on…….

The Town Clerk, Town Lengthsman, the council’s Environment Committee and partners are cracking down on litter! Pictured is a pile of rubbish recently collected by Environment Committee Chairman Cllr Steve Lugg in an hour and a half at the Heath Car Park off Wimborne Road west, opposite Bracken Road. Steve said, “Drink cans, fly tipped domestic rubbish, condoms, and garden waste, it was all there! Following Ferndown Central PACT discussion the Central Ferndown Safer Neighbourhood Police Team will be checking the car park after dark, more frequently.” Cllr Lugg is also involved in work with the Dorset waste Partnership to cut down on waste around Ringwood Road from the KFC outlet. The town council’s Environment Committee have also agreed to install more bins on this busy road, in a bid to keep it clean and tidy. The next litterpick on the Heatherlands takes place on 14th April; meet at the Heatherlands Centre at 10am. The town council have just employed a new lengthsman, and he will be proactively cleaning across the town; do say Hello to him! In a partnership with EDDC it is also hoped that he will become a local enforcement officer.

Now we ask, please can you help us? Report Fly tipping, graffiti and littering as soon as you see it to help us keep our town tidy. In addition we are looking for Street Champions. Individuals are asked to commit to keeping a street, path, area or green space tidy during their normal daily lives, picking up litter and reporting issues as they occur. Together we can keep Ferndown cleaner and greener. If you want to commit to looking after a street or area, let Cllr Steve Lugg know by phone or email, and put your name on our informal register. He has started the ball rolling by committing to looking after Harmont Wood and Kingsway on the Ameysford estate. ‘Working together towards a cleaner, greener Ferndown’.

Ferndown Welcomes New Lengthsman

Ferndown Town Council is delighted to introduce its new Town Lengthsman, Adrian Lewis. Adrian started work on 1 April but there’s no joke in saying that Adrian will be an asset to the town. Having previously worked as Lengthsman for Christchurch Borough Council, Adrian comes highly recommended. Town Clerk,

Vanessa Ricketts says, “We are delighted to welcome Adrian to Ferndown, he has a reputation for attention to detail and I’m sure that his cheery demeanour and strong work ethic will make him popular with Councillors and residents alike”. Adrian admits he takes pride in his work and enjoys seeing residents appreciate his efforts. He is quite obsessive about litter and weeds and says, “it really bothers me seeing litter around the town, and I hate weeds! I will be working with the Town Clerk and councillors to target areas where littering occurs”. Adrian’s passions are gardening, sport and more gardening; he has even opened his own garden to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme and he is looking forward to assisting in the cultivation of Ferndown Town Council’s flower displays. He says “It’s nice to be working in a town which takes part in SE Britain in Bloom. Gardening is a keen hobby of mine and being able to do what I love at work is a real bonus”. Look out for Adrian in the distinctive Town Council Lengthsman’s van and if you see any problem areas report them to the Town Clerk on 01202 892249.

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Ferndown Tennis Club

50th Anniversary

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n April Ferndown Tennis Club celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Club was founded at the King George V Playing Fields in 1964 by local people including Percy Allis, the father of Peter Allis, the well-known golfer and commentator. Despite a rocky patch in 1990 the Club has gone from strength to strength and appointed a Level 4 coach, Chris Biddle in 2011 and achieved Beacon status the same year. By

2013 the club had grown to 120 members and was nominated for 'Club of the Year' with Chris Biddle being nominated for 'Coach of the Year' at the Dorset LTA awards. A champagne reception with drinks and a buffet was held on 5th April and attended by the Mayor and local dignitaries including the local MP, Christopher Chope as well as other civic leaders, school representatives and pupils, community leaders, LTA

representatives, local businesses and organisations. The Tennis Club now awaits, with great anticipation, the Sport England decision on the floodlights which is expected this month. The Tennis Club would like to thank all past and current members who have made this such a happy, sociable and friendly Club welcoming all-comers to play the great sport of tennis.

Spring into Minis 2014

On Sunday 27th April there will be a show on the car park of King George’s Fields at Cherry Grove for Britain’s favourite small car, the mini, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The show will feature some of the South’s finest examples of classic and modern minis, with everything from pristine classics up to fire breathing race cars and everything in between. There will be plenty to see and do with cars, custom scooters, a bmx stunt display, auction, raffle, various competitions as well as a trade village featuring local traders, food stalls and even a bouncy castle for the kids. Gates open to the public at 10am and cost is £2 per mini, or free on foot.

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Longham Allotments S

pring was very much in the air for the official opening of Longham Allotments on Saturday 15th March. Many cheerful members of the Ferndown Allotment Association gathered together with Councillors and Town Council staff to witness the official opening by Ferndown Mayor, Cllr Pauline Reynolds and Richard Dean, Chair of Ferndown Allotment Association. Richard Dean described how, due to poor management and under-funding, ‘less than a year ago, this very spot was a rat-infested, overgrown horticultural eyesore’. The transformation has been complete since Ferndown Town Council took the decision to purchase the site and provide a facility of 71 allotment gardens for residents in the Ferndown Authority.

Since taking over the site in December 2012, Ferndown Town Council in partnership with Ferndown Allotment Association have achieved the following improvements: Brought uncultivated land into use with 100% occupancy; sub-divided some larger allotments to provide many medium and smaller plots, so that allotments are now provided to 71 residents and their families; improved the trackways and made new pathways; increased site security; created a car-park; set aside a community area for use by the Ferndown Allotments Association and cut back overgrown hedges and trees. After the ceremony of cutting the ribbon and a balloon release in celebration of the opening, members of the Ferndown Allotment Association treated guests to a buffet of delicious home baked food.

Ferndown Town Council Supports the Barrington Centre and Citizens Advice Bureau In April Ferndown Town Council enters into a 3 year agreement pledging financial support to the Barrington Centre and Ferndown Citizens’ Advice Bureau. The Council will provide the Barrington Centre with grant funding of £10,000 per year for 3 years and the Citizens Advice Bureau with £7,000 a year for the next 3 years. The funding will support the grants already pledged

by East Dorset District Council. The Mayor, Councillor Pauline Reynolds, stated, “The Barrington and CAB are causes that this Council is proud to support on behalf of the residents of Ferndown. Without funding they would struggle to survive and we hope that with this 3 year pledge of grant funding they can both continue to flourish and provide their much needed services.”

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Welcome to the New General Manager at the Barrington Centre benefit the community” said Andy. Andy brings to the Barrington Centre a wealth of experience with not only running a Community Centre and representing a charity but also in event management and practical knowledge.

I am looking forward to all the challenges and opportunities that this new position of General Manager will present and I’m keen to really hit the ground running. I hope that I will see lots of new faces and get to know everyone who helps and uses the Barrington. As part of my initial period with the Centre I would like to invite the people of Ferndown to tell me what the Centre could or should be doing to benefit you. If you’re in and around town please pop in and say hello.

Andy Bryant

Andrew Bryant is a 37 year old father of two who has moved to join the Barrington Centre from the Allendale Community Centre in Wimborne. Andrew is a local man who attended school in Wimborne at Andy Bryant Queen Elizabeth’s and went on to join the Merchant Navy. After eight years at sea he met his now wife Gemma a Senior Staff nurse at Poole Hospital, fell in love, and settled down to start a family. In 2012 James, his first son was born, closely followed by Harry. Andy hasn’t slept since! “My family are the most important part of my life and after being away at sea for many years it’s so nice to be in an position where not only can I go home every night but I am in a great position to help

A SMOKE alarm without batteries is a useless piece of plastic. That is the message from Group Manager Karen Adams, Head of Prevention at Dorset Fire and Rescue Service. Karen leads a team of firefighters and officers, who are taking DFRS’s safety message out into the community, with a particular focus on educating vulnerable and hard to reach groups. When someone dies in a fire, it is always upsetting. At Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, our aim is to reduce all preventable fire deaths to zero. We want to see every home in Dorset with a working smoke alarm and that means testing your smoke alarms every week! Karen said: "We provide a FREE home safety check service. This means firefighters and DFRS staff visit residents in their homes and if appropriate, fit or replace smoke alarms, advise on the use of candles, unattended cooking, electric blankets, overloading sockets, chimneys, low energy light bulbs, escape plans and much more. This is all free of charge with the aim of encouraging people to think about fire safety in the home.”

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She added: "People need to consider their nighttime routine – close doors, keep an escape route clear, and check they know where the door key is so they can let themselves out. Smoke alarms should be tested once a week to make sure they are still working and in good condition. A smoke alarm without a battery is useless piece of plastic." To request a Free Home Safety Check for you, or someone who may be vulnerable and would benefit from a visit, please get their permission and contact us FREE on 0800 038 2323 or use the online form found at www.dorsetfire.gov.uk. Just fill out the form with your name and address details and click ‘submit’. Our PinPoint technology will analyse whether or not we can make your home safer and you will either receive a FREE Home Safety Check or Home Safety Information Pack, containing a leaflet on safety and a checklist for the home.

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This year’s Ferndown Festival commences on Saturday 21st June with the Pram Race, an afternoon of fun and frivolity with big babies and their teams in homemade “prams” racing around Ferndown all in the aid of the King George’s Field Charity. There will be pit stops along the way, 3 of which will be in pubs and a few forfeits to complete at various locations along the way. Last year’s event was a huge success and the 2014 Ferndown Pram Race is looking to be even bigger and better!

The week continues with support from local businesses and restaurants with themed evenings and special offers.

On Saturday 28th June the Festival continues with Fete on the Fields, which is sponsored by Hearnes Estate Agents, at the King George’s Fields, Peter Grant Way from 11-5pm. The fete will raise much needed funds for the charity which is responsible for the upkeep of the skatepark, children's play park, bowling green, tennis courts and football pitches. There will be entertainment in the bandstand throughout the day from Samantha Stevens, Nicole McNally, Lewis Jordan, Matt Black and many more. There will also be a classic car show, a fun run/mile for everyone from 3 to 93 and of all abilities. Pound Puppy Rescue will stage a dog show and Turndown at Ferndown are putting on a Skatefest from 1 - 3pm.

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Outdoor Industry Opens Doors to School Leavers

Opportunity for local teens to take a positive leap towards their future Teenagers from Ferndown have the chance to experience what a career in the Outdoor Industry could be like this Easter. Local outdoor education provider, Land & Wave, is hosting the free event to show students how training in outdoor adventure can lead to fantastic careers with great prospects. School leavers and their parents are invited to spend the day learning from professional outdoor instructors and finding out how a BTEC Level 3 in Outdoor Adventure can lead on to varied careers in Public Services, Teaching and Management. The BTEC Level 3 in Outdoor Adventure is equivalent to three A-Levels and combines classroom theory with hands-on outdoor training. Land & Wave runs the course in partnership with the new multi-million pound sixth form at The Bourne Academy. Course leader, David Mutton said: “Dorset’s outdoor industry is booming and the career opportunities are vast. Our open day is the perfect chance for students and parents to learn about all the different avenues open to them.” The free student & parent event includes a coasteering session on the

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Jurassic Coast as well as a Q&A session with outdoor professionals such as instructors, centre managers and freelancers, who will impart first-hand knowledge about how to get ahead in the thriving industry. The Easter Holiday open-day takes place on Wednesday 16th April, 10.00 – 15.00. Attendees need to meet at Upton House, Poole. If your son or daughter is leaving school this year and is interested in a career in the great outdoors then call 01202 460 440 or email btec@landandwave.co.uk to book your place.

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PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION Theme for 2014

‘Wildlife in a Ferndown Garden’

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ere’s your chance to take part in Ferndown in Bloom even if you haven’t got a garden of your own. Following the success and beautiful photos submitted last year and increased prize funding this year from Haskins to celebrate their 20th anniversary at Longham, we are hoping for more entries of an even higher standard. Our theme for this year is Wildlife in a Ferndown Garden so look out for those butterflies and bees! You could win a prize of Haskins gift cards; £75 for the best. £50 for the second and £25 for third place. The photo can be printed on any kind of paper, the size should be between A6 and A4. Please attach your photo to an entry form available from Haskins or Ferndown Matters magazine with your name, address and post code together with the address or post code of where the photo was taken, and hand in to the Town Council offices on the KGV Playing Fields or you can send digital images direct to the committeeclerk@ferndown.gov.uk with details as above. The closing date is 31 August and we will again show some of the best at the Ferndown in Bloom prize presentation evening in September.

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Your Town Council Town Clerk - Mrs Vanessa Ricketts King George V Pavilion, Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, BH22 9EN Tel: 01202 892249 Fax: 01202 877442 Email: enquiries@ferndown.gov.uk

Your Ferndown Town Councillors Links Ward: Cllr. B Barnett Cllr. Ms P M Cooper Cllr. J A Muggleton Cllr. Ms M T Phillips Cllr. Mrs J Read Cllr. Mrs J Robinson

82 Carroll Avenue, FERNDOWN, Dorset BH22 8BP 12 Corbin Avenue, FERNDOWN, Dorset BH22 8AZ 292 Ringwood Road FERNDOWN, Dorset BH22 9AS 12 Pickard Road, FERNDOWN, Dorset BH22 8AX 288 Ringwood Road FERNDOWN, Dorset BH22 9AS 18 Medway Road, FERNDOWN, Dorset BH22 8UX

Central Ward: Cllr. Mrs Q Comfort Cllr. Mrs J Little Cllr. S Lugg Cllr. M R Parkes Cllr. Ms D L Marlow Cllr. J P Lawford

6 Pringles Drive FERNDOWN, Dorset BH22 8BN Tel: 01202 873221 17 Cherrett Court, 557 Ringwood Road, FERNDOWN BH22 9FE Tel: 01202 980839 34 Kingsway FERNDOWN Dorset BH22 9QW Tel: 07531 352091 330 Ringwood Road, FERNDOWN, Dorset BH22 9AT Tel: 01202 861858 25 Derwent Close, Ferndown, BH22 8UY Tel: 01202 948265 25 Heath Farm Road, Ferndown BH22 8JN Tel: 01202 862821

Longham Ward: Cllr. L Ovens Cllr. P Lucas Cllr. T M Brown

357 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9AE Tel: 01202 896701 14 Landford Gardens, Throop, BOURNEMOUTH BH8 0PH Tel: 01202 533765 53 Casterbridge Road, FERNDOWN, Dorset BH22 8LJ Tel: 01202 871618

Longham East Ward: Cllr. D B F Burt 91 Wimborne Road, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3DS

Tel: 01202 855175 Tel: 01202 896676 Tel: 01202 872975 Tel: 01202 870063 Tel: 01202 875926 Tel: 07874 082435

Tel: 01202 883870

Stapehill Ward: Cllr. N J Wellstead Cllr. Mrs S Bird Cllr. P R Timberlake

36 Wimborne Road West, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2DP T el: 01202 892249 (FTC Office) 292 Ringwood Road, FERNDOWN Dorset BH22 9AS Tel: 01202 872975 8 Brierley Avenue, West Parley, FERNDOWN Dorset BH22 8PE Tel: 01202 573213

Ameysford Ward: Cllr. J L Baxter Cllr. Mrs C A Lugg Cllr. Mrs P Reynolds

Greenacres, Angel Lane, Longham, FERNDOWN, Dorset BH22 9DZ Tel: 01202 897884 34 Kingsway FERNDOWN Dorset BH22 9QW Tel: 01202 872066 3 Clayford Avenue FERNDOWN Dorset BH22 9PQ Tel: 01202 892033

Links South Ward: Cllr. T Cordery

79 Dorset Avenue FERNDOWN BH22 8HL

Tel: 01202 876293

We are keen to hear your comments Please feel free to contact us - we are listening!

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