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In Ferndown the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dorset Jane Stichbury, the MP Chris Chope, the Mayor Julie Robinson, local Councillors, veterans and members of the public joined the nation and others around the world as they paid tribute to those who fought in previous wars.

Remembrance Parade 2019 one

The Ferndown Remembrance Parade and Service took place on Sunday 9th Nov with the parade starting from the gates of King George V playing fields. The Poole Sea Cadets band headed up the procession, closely followed by Mayor Julie Robinson and husband, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Jane Stichbury escorted by Petty Officer Harry Harris along with several Councillors, staff from Ferndown Town Council, the Air Cadets, Sea Cadets, Girl Guides and Scouts movement.

Remembrance Parade and Service

During the service poppies were laid next to the line of wreathes by the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. Each poppy represented a local serviceman who lost his life in active service during the World Wars I & II and Afghanistan.
The Roll of Honour was read by Grant Parrott, Branch Chairman Royal British Legion Ferndown Branch and representatives from the Air Cadets, Sea Cadets, Girl Guides and Scouts movement.

Remembrance Sunday service

After the 2-minute silence and the Reveille these words were spoken by Grant Parrott “When you go home, tell them of us and say – For your tomorrow, we gave our today. The Legion of the living salutes the Legion of the dead.”
We will remember them…

Following the service, the Parade formed up outside the church and made its way back along Church Road, not forgetting to deliver the customary salute as they passed the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dorset and the Mayor who were positioned on the dais outside the Royal British Legion.

Photos courtesy of Tom Scrase

Remembrance Sunday service in and outside


Please be aware that the Full Council Meeting scheduled for this evening (Monday 11th November) is taking place at The Barrington Centre and not as previously advertised at KGV.

Start time is 7:00pm

Apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

King George's Field Charity (Ferndown)

Skilled Grounds Person - Full time, permanent position

£17,711 - £18,795 pa (SCP1 - SCP5)

Closing Date – Monday 28th November 2019
Interview Date – Friday 6th December 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual, ideally coming from a grounds person / maintenance background to join our small and friendly team at King George’s Field Charity (Ferndown).

Reporting to the Head Grounds Person, you will be working a 37 hour week, (on a 4 week rota system) which will involve some early morning/late evening and weekend working. We are looking for someone who is adaptable and flexible with a positive “can do” attitude.

You will be carrying out general duties, i.e. grass cutting, horticultural works, litter clearance and pitch preparation. To also assist in the undertaking of general tree maintenance. To undertake regular children’s play area inspections (visual inspections).

You will be required to drive vehicles and equipment as required for grounds maintenance operations.  A full UK driving licence is essential and a strimmer certificate is ideal, however this is not essential as training will be provided.

What we can offer you:
Auto enrolment in a work-based pension scheme after 3 months.
22 days holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays.
Training development opportunities.

Details for the application form and person specification can be downloaded here:

Grounds Person Job Description

Job Application for the Grounds Person Position

This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies. 
King George’s Field Charity is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.

For an informal discussion please contact Maria Follan, (Office Manager) on 01202 892249.

Due to the predicted poor weather forecast for this weekend - the RBL Poppy Appeal Launch this Saturday will now take place inside the Barrington Centre. The programme will remain the same. For those taking part in the Best Dressed Poppy Competition the judging will now take place in the Barrington Centre Foyer at 10:15am.

Poppy Launch Programme: Saturday 26th October

10.15   Children’s ‘Best-Dressed Poppy’ judging inside the Barrington Centre Foyer
           Cadets Parade Form-up
           BYMB play in concert (at Barrington)

10.35   Cadets and Standards Parade
10.45   Mayor welcomes Guests and Public  
           Mayor announces ‘Best Dressed Poppy’ winner.
           Mayor announces ‘Best Dressed Window’ winner

10.57   BYMB – Last Post

11.00   Silence and Poppy explosion       

11.10   Mayor buys the first poppy
           BYMB in concert – 15 minutes

11.30   Local Singers Programme    -- Blitz! cast
                                                    -- Local singers
12.30    Close