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In Partnership with Dorset County Council, SSE Enterprise will be returning to the Ferndown area to complete phase 2 of the street lighting replacements.

The work is expected to take place between late December and mid-January.

In accordance with the requirements of the PFI Contract, SSE Enterprise are instigating a replacement programme for specific street lights which have been identified by Dorset County Council as having now reached the end of their life. This will also provide SSE Enterprise with the opportunity to provide more energy efficient lighting by utilising modern LED lighting.

To minimise disruption wherever possible, units will be replaced on a one for one basis where lighting designs permit. However, some roads will require that units be moved with more or less lights required than at present to achieve a minimum lighting level.

Please review list below of roads affected.

SSE Street ligting replacement named roads

Prensentation for Preparing to Live Better from Dorset County Council


The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Ferndown were there outside the Barrington Centre this morning promoting 'Prepare to Live Better roadshow'.

A team from Dorset County Council were there to answer questions about care considerations when retirement starts.

mayor deputy mayor promoting prepare for life prepare for life team

Do you know what the Dorset Care Record is? Contact Dorset Care Record for more information.


Thanks go to Tom Scrase for the photograph of the Ferndown Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

People involved with the Appeal

Picture shows Suzanne, Sam and Beth from Meridian Air Conditioning with Mayor Cathy, project lead Cllr Steve Lugg and Rachel Taylor with a pile of gifts!

The second Ferndown Homeless Christmas Appeal has generated a tremendous response from across East Dorset and beyond, with 220 Christmas gifts being delivered to partners Kath Osborne and PAS HA in Bournemouth on 6th December by our lovely coordinating partners Suzanne, Sam and Beth at Meridian Air Conditioning.

With local drop-in points at the Forest Inn, Nightjar and Angel Inn, and Champion collector Rachel Taylor from EDDC with 65 boxes, the Appeal has brought in three times as many gifts as last year.  In addition a huge pile of warm clothing and foodstuffs were also donated setting up local homeless people with the prospect of a warmer and less hungry time over the festive period, knowing that so many people care about their plight.

Project lead Steve Lugg said, “This is a triumph of community, of partnership and a real statement that we don’t accept that people are made homeless in our country in 2017.  Thanks to everyone who has supported this tremendous Appeal, to local year-round coordinator Wendy, and to Kath Osborne for all she does with our local homeless.  Donations can continue to be made through Steve, Meridian or direct to Wendy through the Help the Homeless Facebook page.  Caring is not just for this Christmas.  Next year look out for details of Christmas dinners for those socially or financially isolated.  I will be working as Mayor with the Barrington Centre and the Forest Inn, with the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary, to bring you “Christmas in Ferndown!”