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GREAT NEWS!! Ringwood Road – Extension of 30 mph Zone

Great news for residents!

The 30mph speed limit extension on Ringwood Road, Ferndown will go “live” and be enforceable from Friday 20 September 2019.

This means that the 30mph speed limit, at its western point, will now start by the lay-by at the otherside of the Angel Inn towards Haskins garden Centre.

The schedule of works is:

  1. 2 September – The two sign posts required for the two new lit terminal signs will beinstalled (the plates either be left off or bagged over until 20th September).
  2. 10th – 13th September – Trenching and cable works for the new lit terminal signs.
  3. 20th September – Removal of existing lit terminal signs and new speed plates in situ.
  4. The sign shop staff at Dorset Council will be removing the 40mph repeater signs that are no longer required and also erecting two new camera/30mph warning signs.

Eventually, budgets permitting, it is hoped to extend the zone to the mini-roundabouts.

Nevertheless this is a great start.

Thanks are due not only to those residents that campaigned for the change and to the Councillors that supported it but also importantly to the Highways Department for listening, doing the research and finding the budget to implement it.


  1. David W. David W. August 28, 2019

    This is excellent news. It will reduce noise and particularly once the traffic queues are gone after the commuter times and daytime traffic jams. Would welcome this be extended to Longham from the bridge to the Dudsbury golf club at least if not all the to Parley Cross. Good work by all involved and money well spent.

    • Mandy Willis Mandy Willis September 4, 2019

      We are working to ensure that when the Longham roundabouts work is planned it includes a reduction in the speed limit on Ringwood Road down to the bridge and along Ham Lane and Christchurch Road either side of the roundabouts.

  2. Jeffrey Richardson Jeffrey Richardson August 29, 2019

    Excellent news, now, if something similar could be done about Ham Lane…

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