Ferndown Town Council is acutely aware of the inconvenience to our residents and visitors because of the ongoing traffic and parking issues. We are working closely with stakeholders to try to improve this situation for the benefit of our community.
DORSET COUNCIL in partnership with BOURNEMOUTH, CHRISTCHURCH AND POOLE COUNCIL has made an Order under Section 14  of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended. All vehicles and horse riders will be prohibited from proceeding along Longham Bridge, Ringwood Road, Longham / Bournemouth between The Waterworks at the northern end of Longham Bridge, Longham and the junction with the service road to 1198, 1200 and 1202 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth, a distance of approximately 190 metres. The Order is needed in order to comply with health and safety regulations which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise the likelihood of danger to highway users. It will come into operation daily between 19:30 – 06:00 on 13 September 2023 and will remain in force for 18 months, however it is anticipated the works will be completed by 30 September 2023.
This Order will enable South West Water safe access to carry out urgent works to bypass and replace damaged pipe across Longham Bridge.
The alternative route, which will be sign posted is as follows: A341 Wimborne Road to Northbourne Roundabout, A347 New Road, B3073 Christchurch Road and vice versa.
For further information about the work being undertaken, call Kier (Agents for South West Water) on 01726 224400. To discuss this Order, call Dorset Highways Traffic Team on 01305 221020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org / BCP Traffic Team at email@example.com. Find this information online at dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/roadworks-events.
5 September 2023
JOHN SELLGREN, Executive Director of Place, Dorset Council, County Hall, Dorchester DT1 1XJ. Service Director: Infrastructure, BCP Civic Centre, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth BH2 6DY. Any person who uses or permits the use of a vehicle in contravention of the Order will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1000.