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The Town Council and its Committees

The Town Council meets approximately six times a year and has four main committees. Each committee has the power to make decisions on behalf of the Town Council on certain matters, and will make recommendations on other matters for approval by the full Town. Sometimes urgent decisions are required and there is a mechanism for this where necessary. Each Town Councillor receives all the papers for every committee meeting and has the right to attend and speak at them, although may only vote if a member of the committee. Members of the public may attend meetings of the Council and its Committees.

Mission Statement 

The Mission Statement of the Ferndown Town Council is to work with other agencies to provide a safe, high quality environment to meet the needs of residents and visitors and defend the best interests of the Town for the benefit of everyone.

The Environment Committee:

The Environment Committee deals with all matters concerning the environment including traffic, highways, footpaths, arts, sport, leisure, recreation facilities and conservation.

The Policy and Resources Committee:

The Policy and Resources Committee deals with the Council’s strategy, its committee structure, budget, precept, annual accounts and the Town Council staff. It is also concerned with charges, leases, rents, land transactions, bye-laws and the management and maintenance of the Council's buildings.

The Planning Committee:

The East Dorset District Council (EDDC) is the local Planning Authority and makes decisions on planning applications. The Ferndown Town Council Planning Committee considers and comments on planning applications and appeals submitted to the EDDC. It also monitors tree preservation orders.

The Youth Services Committee:

The  Youth Services Committee deals with all matters concerning youth affairs in Ferndown.