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Ferndown Town Council Action Plan 2019-21
11 November 2019

The following Action Plan outlines the Councils activities and projects it will continue or complete over the financial years 2019/21.
The top five Council-wide priorities are as follows:

Committee Activity
1 Recreation Leisure and Amenities Provision of Riffs Youth Club
2 Finance and General Purposes KGV Redevelopment
3 Finance and General Purposes Providing value for money across all Council services

4 The Barrington Centre
Management To enable the use of the Centre for all members of the community
5 Recreation Leisure and Amenities The Future of Ford Lane recreation ground
6 Planning Ferndown Neighbourhood Plan

The Council and its committees priorities for the financial year 2019/21 are shown below:

COUNCIL  Business as Usual Governance Agendas, Minutes, Reports, Finance, Administration
Council Administration Administration
Council finances, end of year accounts, payroll and audit Administration
Annual Report Preparation and Publication
Action Plan Annual Review and Publication
Training Strategy Annual Review
Annual Town Meeting Arrangements and Administration
Council Policies Review and Administration
Council Website Continued Maintenance and Update
Civic Matters Administration and budget
IT & Office Equipment Administration and supply

RECREATION LEISURE AND AMENITIES COMMITTEE
Priority Activity Information/Status
2019/21 Activities
High Play and Recreation Consider future of Ford Lane and Dugdell Playpark.
High Capital Assets and not for profit operations Monitor and seek best value for the Capital Assets within the town.
High Youth Services, the rental of facilities for clubs

Promotion and rental of facilities to produce income to advance expenditure.
On-Going Activities

Business as Usual Running the Committee Agendas, Minutes, Reports, Finance, Administration
Management of Lengthsmans Administration and monitoring to set priorities for the town.
Park Checks and Maintenance Provide regular checks and maintenance
Highways and Footpaths

To work with the Dorset Council Highways Authority to improve safety and road infrastructure and look for solutions for through traffic for the benefit of Ferndown residents.
Maintenance of Youth Services for Ferndown Continuation and promotion of youth evening clubs
Longham Allotments To manage and monitor the allotment site at Longham
Any other matters within the committee’s remit

FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE
Priority Activity Information/Status
2019/21 Activities
High KGV Redevelopment Continuation of the Phase 1 and 2 of the redevelopment of King George V Pavilion by the Project Delivery Group.
Medium Grants Awarding grants to external groups within the budget allocation.
On-Going Activities

Business as Usual Council Finances and Budget To monitor the finances and budgets.
Running the Committee Agendas, Minutes, Reports, Finance, Administration
Review of all Council finances, end of year accounts, payroll and audit Administration
Policies To review all Council policies and make recommendations to Council.
Any other matters within the Committee’s remit

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
Priority Activity Information
2019/21 Activities
High Staffing structure Review and monitor current staffing levels in response to increased areas of responsibility
On-Going Activities

Business as Usual Running the Committee Agendas, Minutes, Reports, Finance, Administration
Sickness Monitoring sickness levels of all employees
Policies Ensuring annual review of staffing policies are carried out.
Any other matters within the Committee’s remit

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
Priority Activity Information/Status
High The Natural Environment Identify and drive green initiatives within the town.
Identify ways the Council and its holding can become climate friendly.
Identify a programme of tree, hedgerow and wildflower planting, bulb and flower displays. Protecting our sensitive areas and working with local partners to protect the wildlife for the benefit of residents and future generations of Ferndown.
2019/21 Activities
On-Going Activities

Business as Usual Running the Committee Agendas, Minutes, Reports, Finance, Administration
Green initiatives To monitor and promote the green agenda within the Council and the town
Natural Environment Maintain and enhance our natural spaces for the benefit of the community and future generations
Climate Identify and make improvements within the Council to promote energy efficiencies
Any other matters within the Committee’s remit

PLANNING COMMITTEE
Priority Activity Information/Status
2019/21 Activities
Medium Ferndown Neighbourhood Plan Consider options on a Neighbourhood plan including a referendum.
On-Going Activities
Business as Usual Planning Responding to applications
Any other matters within the Committee’s remit