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Hampreston & Longham Ward

Lynda was born in Kinson and educated at Oakmeads School, Bournemouth. Following a period living in rural Essex, she emigrated to New Zealand, then Australia for 6 months, before returning to the UK in 1970 and eventually Dorset, where she has lived in her current home for over 30 years. 

She originally followed her passion for working with animals, which she did for several years before diversifying into retail and office administration. Her varied career has included working for the Media and a period of four years working as Credit Controller at Bournemouth International Airport. 

Now retired, she was elected unopposed to the Council in 2013. She has a keen interest in countryside and wildlife and includes, walking, archaeology and travel amongst her many interests. She is a member of several Horticultural and Plant Societies and a Committee Member on the Ferndown Allotments Association and Ferndown in Bloom. 

Her association with Ferndown goes back a long way; she remembers visiting Ferndown Zoo as a small child and riding out from Longham Stables in the school holidays, firstly delivering milk straight from the cows, through Longham as far as the Bridge House.

Lynda has been a winner of Ferndown in Bloom several times since 2000. The garden raises money for charity opening for the National Gardens Scheme for the last 12 years. It’s an excellent way to meet people.

Our countryside and Green Belt needs protection and any developments need to be mindful of "balance".

She is enjoying serving Ferndown and the Longham and Hampreston Ward residents as a Councillor.

To view the attendance record of Councillor Mrs Lynda Ovens please view the councillor attendance page.