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Press Release from Dorset Council

From the end of Friday 27 March, Dorset Council waste services (previously known as the Dorset Waste Partnership) will be suspending all Garden Waste kerbside collections.

We have had to suspend this service until further notice to prioritise rubbish, food waste and recycling collections during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

As this is a subscription service that we are currently unable to deliver, we don’t expect our customers to lose out financially. We will work out how subscribers are compensated for collections they did not receive during this disruption period and contact them directly when services eventually return to normal.

The Garden Waste team have also suspended new subscriptions to the service.

With household recycling centres currently closed, Dorset residents are being asked to: –

Reduce or stop producing garden waste for as long as possible, including cutting grass and trimming hedges

  • Store your garden waste safely until services resume
  • Not place garden waste in your other household waste bins
  • Please consider home composting – Dorset Council works with getcomposting.com to provide composting bins from as little as £19 (+P&P) and there are many other retailers online still delivering compost bins.

Residents are also being politely asked not to burn their waste. Those lighting bonfires are respectfully requested to consider their neighbours, who may be suffering from the virus, recovering, or have underlying medical conditions as smoke may exacerbate their problems and cause complications in their recovery.

Cllr Tony Alford, Dorset Council’s portfolio holder for Customer, Community and Regulatory Services, said:

“The suspension of our Garden Waste service is regrettable, but anticipated and planned for. It is necessary to protect the other kinds of collections we need to provide, especially at this time when we expect household waste levels to rise as everybody stays at home.

Please help us help you. Keep hold of your garden waste or home compost until the coronavirus public health guidance is relaxed. Do not burn it. Do not dump it elsewhere as this is fly-tipping and is illegal.

We all need to play our part in coping with the current restrictions to our usual routines and dealing with your waste responsibly is a major part of that. Thank you for your co-operation.”

More information on home composting can be found at on our webpage

 

Ferndown Town Council
All Town Council committee meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

On behalf of the Mayor, Councillors and Staff at Ferndown Town Council, we send our very best wishes to our residents and their families at this time.

The Council Offices are now closed, please be assured that we can still be reached as follows:
Telephone: 01202 892249
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTORS WHO LIVE IN THE PARISH OF FERNDOWN

WILL BE HELD ON

WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL 2020

AT

7.00PM

IN THE

REGENCY ROOM, KGV PAVILION, PETER GRANT WAY, FERNDOWN, DORSET

BH22 9EN

If you have a burning question for local decision-makers or feel passionately about a local issue that doesn’t get the attention it deserves, why not take it direct to the Annual Town Meeting.

This public meeting is an important part of local democracy and is not a Council meeting. Anyone on the electoral roll for Ferndown (that is, all Ferndown voters), can attend, speak and vote at the meeting. It’s the ideal place to put any question you wish to the Town Council. There is no need to submit your question in advance or put it in writing: simply put up your hand at the meeting and you will be able to ask your question.

It is also an opportunity for the Town Council to inform members of the public about the work and activities undertaken during the preceding year.

https://www.ferndown.gov.uk/images/Meetings/Annual_town_meeting/2019/Annual_Town_Minutes_20190528.pdf

Ferndown Town Council would like to inform the residents of Ferndown that the Barrington Centre will close on the 31 March 2020 in order to facilitate a major refurbishment of the Centre. 

The works will include structural building works to the Café, Bar, Toilets and Box Office.  The front facing part of the building will be slightly extended out towards Tesco and a ramp will be built to enable disabled access to the Café area.  Whilst this work is under way a programme of maintenance work will also be undertaken involving electrical lighting, work to the heating system, new flooring and further work in the Theatre. 

Dorset Council have provided the funding to enable the Centre to be utilised by all members of our community and will provide the residents of Ferndown with a modern, updated and environmentally friendly Centre for the whole community to enjoy. 

The Mayor of Ferndown – Councillor Mrs Julie Robinson