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Ferndown Town Council Staff

Working for the Town Council and the King George V Charity

Office Staff

The Town Council office is to be found in Ferndown Town centre at the Barrington Centre. Our offices are open to the public from 9:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Tina Dudley is our CiLCA qualified Acting Town Clerk and is now a Principal of the Society of Local Council Clerks. Tina is responsible for the day to day management and development of the Town Council, as well as liaison with councillors and other authorities.

Maria Follan is our full time Administration Manager; she has a wide range of duties, manages office staff and is responsible for the Town Council's Traffic Working Party and Youth Services Committees.

Trudy Sollazzo is our Acting Responsible Finance Officer for the Town Council and Treasurer of the King Georges Fields Charity. She is responsible for the accounts of both organisations.

Susan Denton is our part-time Administrative Assistant and is responsible for taking and writing up the minutes of various committees of the Council.

Kate Osborne is our part-time Personal Assistant to the Mayor and the Town Clerk and is responsible for organising the mayor's civic events and managing the mayor's attendance at events in and around the Ferndown area. She also assists the Acting Town Clerk dealing with day-to-day correspondence and general enquiries.

Our Customer Service Assistants and Office Administrators are Laura Elgie and Sara Ison who work part-time in reception.

Staff Organisation Chart



Youth Centre Staff

 front of building

Our Youth Service Centre staff are based on the grounds of Ferndown First School. The youth club will provide a space for young people to go that enables them to take part in informal learning, access support and advice and perhaps most importantly of all have fun in a safe environment. 

Aaron Fellows is the youth worker in charge at Ferndown Youth Centre. He looks forward to meeting Ferndown’s young people and working within the community.   

All policies and procedures regarding the Council staff are laid out in the Staff Handbook that can be viewed on request at the Town Council offices.

Ground Staff

Our ground staff are based at the King George V Pavilion which is owned by the King Georges Fields Charity in Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, BH22 9EN.

Reporting to the Office Manager, our Head Groundsman, Keith Wilcox, leads the ground staff team of Groundsmen.

They maintain the grounds and sports facilities of both the Town Council and the King Georges Fields Charity. and also take bookings and payment for hire of tennis courts, bowls greens and cricket and football pitches.

Keith also supervises the work of the KGV Pavilion Housekeeper, Christine Wilcox and the Town Lengthsman, Mel Foxhall.

As Lengthsman, Mel works in and around Ferndown to improve our environment and street scene. His duties include maintaining flower beds, pruning bushes and trees, removing litter, cleaning, painting and maintaining Rights of Way, stiles and fences.

Local Government Transparency Code 2015

Under the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 the Council publishes and updates its pay multiplier annually

Senior Salaries at Ferndown Town Council 2018-19

Under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and Local Government Transparency Code 2015, local authorities are required to publish:

1. The number of employee whose remuneration in that year was at least £50,000 in brackets of £5,000;
2. Details of remuneration and job title of certain senior employees whose salary is at least £50,000;
3. Employees whose salaries are £150,000 or more must also be identified by name.

Ferndown Town Council has NO employees whose remuneration is over £50,000 per annum. The Council has NO employees whose salaries are over £150,000.