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Ferndown staff Christmas 2018The staff from Ferndown Town Council wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Great New Year.


Just to let you know the council offices will be closed from Monday the 24th December and will be re-opening on the Wednesday the 2nd of January 2019.

At United Church Ferndown, our theme this Christmas has been Angel Blessings. Martha Chengadu, a talented local artist, and member of our church family, has produced four original artworks for us. These represent the four angel appearances from the biblical Christmas story. Other members have been busy knitting angels. Some adorn our tree which was displayed recently at the West Moors Christmas Tree Festival.

Nearly 200 others have been distributed around Ferndown for people to find and keep. We are inviting anyone who has an angel to bring it along to our Candlelight Carols on December 23rd at 6.30pm and they will receive a small gift. Bob Almond, minister of the Church said "We want to bless our community this Christmas" 

Angels in Ferndown

 

Grants awarded by Ferndown Town Council

 

For the financial year starting 1st April 2018, the Town Council have given several grants to voluntary and/or charitable organisations based in Ferndown which have benefited the people of Ferndown.


 

Month

Organisation

Money given for

Amount (£)

May

High Mead Farm CRC

Chicken coop

1,000

May

Brendoncare Clubs Dorset

Club outing

150

December

Ferndown Rotary Club

Fete on the fields

1,000

December

Winton Cricket Club

Sight screen

415

December

Erica Trust

Removal of rhododendrons

300

December

Dorset Blind Association

Direct costs

300

December

Ferndown Annual 10K Charity Run

Administration costs

375

December

Air Training Corp 2358

Purchase of equipment

500

December

Bus Stop Club

2 hand driers

200

December

East Dorset Environment Partnership

Assist with anticipated workload due to local plan review

300

December

Brendoncare Clubs Dorset

Christmas party

160

December

Ferndown Phoenix Musical Society

Seeking permission to perform at Barrington Centre in Oct 2019

300

 

As the number of grant applications has been significant, we are now unable to accept any more grant applications for the remainder of the 2018/19 financial year UNLESS the application is for a grant to fund a service/facility/activity which will be available to all members of Ferndown’s community without charge.

 

 

Model makers SOS :  A Workshop for The Ferndown Model Society

The RBL Ferndown Model Society was formed in February 2016 with an initial membership of 14 and has since grown to over 40. One of the aims the society is to help and improve members modelling skills, which we do at our regular meetings at the Royal British legion building in Church Road, Ferndown and at modelling days at Hobbycraft, Ferndown Library and Amberwood House. These have attracted great interest from youngsters and new and ex-modelers of all ages enquiring about model-making classes. 

We have also supported the Royal British Legion with model displays at many commemorations such as the Battle of Britain, RAF 100, the Battle of Jutland and D-Day. This year we collected almost £1000 for the Poppy Appeal at the Ferndown town centre launch and an exhibition day and as we support the Legion so closely, we would like to start a project to help veterans in the area. Making models is a good therapy for learning new skills, hand-eye co-ordination, concentration, and social activities.

We have now got to the stage where we ourselves require HELP to further more projects such as these. We are desperately seeking a secure workshop in the Ferndown Area; a lockable unit the size of a double garage (or larger) with power and light, where we can work two or three times a week with different groups.

We will pay any power bills and insurance but are asking for free use of the premises.

We already do a lot within the community but want to do much more -------CAN YOU HELP?

Please contact Tony Ansell (Chairman) 07815 824841