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Notice of Conclusion of Audit

October 06 2015

Information required is displayed on Ferndown Town Council noticeboards at: 

  • Penny's Walk, 
  • Ferndown KGV Pavilion 
The information is also given in this attachment.

Develop your skills with Citizens Advice Now!

September 10 2015

Do you have some spare time on weekdays between 9:30am and 5:00pm? Would you like to make a difference to your local community and help other people overcome their problems? If so, read on!

East Dorset Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is looking for volunteers. You will need to be self-motivated and able to give us one or two days per week. In return we will give you a supportive learning environment and experience of an advice giving service that is widely respected and valued. 

After initial training you could be advising people on how to deal with their problems within two months. 
For more details phone 01202 857100 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Plan ahead - A338 Bournemouth Roadworks

July 28 2015

Drivers urged to plan ahead

Dorset Highways is releasing more detail about the traffic restrictions on the Bournemouth A338 starting in September to get drivers planning ahead.

Work will move anti-clockwise around the Bournemouth Spur Road between Ashley Heath Roundabout and Blackwater Junction, with the reconstruction starting on the main southbound stretch of road.

Councillor Peter Finney, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “This is a big operation with big machinery – we’re recycling over 90,000 tonnes of material on site which will help us greatly reduce our CO2 emissions through less material delivered.

“We have to carry out the work safely, but as quickly as possible, so for the duration of the work the A338 will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

“Bournemouth and Christchurch are open for business as usual, but drivers will have to alter their habits and think more carefully about how they are going to get to their destination on time – alternative travel methods, car sharing and travelling outside peak hours will all help.”

From 6 September for two weeks, there will be day time and night time lane closures on the northbound and southbound carriageways, there will also be some overnight closures. During these two weeks work will concentrate on removing any remaining trees or vegetation obstructing the work, installing traffic management, speed cameras and CCTV and resurfacing works around Blackwater.

From the 21 September until Christmas, the southbound carriageway will be reconstructed between Blackwater Junction and the QinetiQ access, with a 40mph contraflow on the northbound carriageway.

In the New Year work will focus on the northern end of the scheme, with the reconstruction of the roughly one-mile stretch between Ashley Heath Roundabout and the QinetiQ entrance. Work will start on the southbound side, with traffic remaining in the northbound contraflow, and then the works area and contraflow will swap sides – with traffic switching over to the newly built southern carriageway to allow the northbound one-mile section to be reconstructed.

There will also be speed restrictions on the A31 in this area during this phase of work.

From March until the end of May, the northbound carriageway will be reconstructed with the contraflow traffic on the newly built southbound side.

Throughout the work there may be times where additional overnight closures are required for surfacing work and to rearrange traffic management.

For more information about the scheme visit

Mobile Library Services - have your say

July 21 2015

DORSET LIBRARY SERVICES - Public consultation - 13 July to 4 September 2015.

Have your say on proposed changes to Dorset Mobile Library Service.

Please read the supporting information first, then

complete the questionnaire  here.

It could be 5 minutes well spent!