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Playparks re-opening

Following the Government’s announcement that play grounds can re-open from 4 July 2020, the Town Council has undertaken a Covid-19 risk assessment to identify whether sufficient measures can be put in place to allow Council run play areas to open to the public. As a result, the Council will be reopening Dugdell play park on Saturday 4th July and the KGV playground on Monday 6th July 2020.

To ensure you are ready to use the playground safely, please read these simple instructions and plan ahead for safe fun this summer.

Guidance for families using playgrounds

 in Ferndown’s parks

Following the Government’s announcement that play grounds can re-open from 4 July 2020, the Council has undertaken a Covid-19 risk assessment to identify whether sufficient measures can be put in place to allow the KGV play area to open to the public. As a result, the Council will be reopening the playground on Monday 6th July 2020.  To ensure you are ready to use the playground safely, please read these simple instructions and plan ahead for safe fun this summer. Saturday 4th July

1.         Parents must read this guidance and ensure their families follow it carefully for the safety of their children and others.

2.           This equipment is checked regularly for damage and wear and tear.   

3.           The equipment will be sanitised at the beginning of each day, prior to opening.

4.           This is shared equipment, used at your own risk. 

5.           Do not use this equipment if you or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating.

6.           You are advised that children should not use this equipment if they are clinically or extremely clinically vulnerable. 

7.           Make sure you have hand sanitiser with you before entering the playground.

8.           Encourage everyone in your family to wash their hands with hand sanitiser regularly and as a minimum before and after using the playground. 

9.           Encourage children to avoid touching their faces.

10.     You MUST maintain social distancing from others unless they are from the same household - current advice is to maintain at least 1m and consider wearing a face mask. 

11.     Some equipment can only be used by one child at a time while social distancing.  Please ensure your family waits at a safe distance if the equipment is in use or return later to use the equipment

12.     Try to avoid busy times. 

13.     If your family is wearing disposable PPE, please take it home with you or where provided use the bins – DON’T LITTER. 

14.     Wash your hands when you get home. 

We hope you enjoy using the playground and thank you for helping to keep everyone safe by always following these simple instructions.

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Statement 2019/2020

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EMERGENCY TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CHURCH ROAD & DUDSBURY AVENUE, FERNDOWN. DORSET COUNCIL has issued a Notice under Section 14 [2] of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended.

All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along Church Road and Dudsbury Avenue both at the junction with Ringwood Road, Ferndown. For the duration of the works the permanent traffic signals in the area will be switched off and temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Ringwood Road, Ferndown. 

It came into operation on 4th May 2020 and can remain in force for up to 21 days, however it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 24th May 2020. This Notice will enable JDT safe access to replace a medium pressure gas main within the highway. The alternative vehicular routes, which will be sign posted are as follows: for Church Road via Wimborne Road East, Victoria Road and for Dudsbury Avenue via Dudsbury Crescent, A347 New Road.
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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