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Ferndown Christmas Rubbish Collection 2019

Dorset council have released their amended time table for rubbish collection over the 2019 Christmas period.

The schedule is below

 Usual collection dayRevised collection day
 Tuesday 24 December No change
 Wednesday 25 December Friday 27 December
 Thursday 26 December Saturday 28 December
 Friday 27 December Monday 30 December
 Monday 30 December Tuesday 31 December
 Tuesday 31 December Thursday 2 January
 Wednesday 1 January Friday 3 January
 Thursday 2 January Saturday 4 January
 Friday 3 January Monday 6 January
 Monday 6 January Tuesday 7 January
 Tuesday 7 January Wednesday 8 January
 Wednesday 8 January Thursday 9 January
 Thursday 9 January Friday 10 January
 Friday 10 January Saturday 11 January
 Monday 13 January No change

Extra Rubbish Collection

There is an inevitable increase in the quantity of rubbish generated over Christmas. As a result Dorset Council will collect more waste from ratepayers over the three week Christmas period. Up to two extra sacks of rubbish placed beside your bin on your first rubbish collection after Boxing Day will be collected.

Christmas produces a great deal of extra recyclable waste so if you put the overflow from your bin into boxes the waste collection teams will pick that up too when collecting recycling waste. Please do not put glass bottles in in with the general recycling waste. Put glass bottles and jars in their own separate box. With glass bottles and jars there is no need to take off the metal lid. In fact Dorset council suggest you leave it on!

Please do not put foil based wrapping paper in the recycling bin. It has to go in with general household waste.

If you cannot wait for the collection or are inundated with rubbish you can take it to one of the Household Recycling Centres. They will be open from 10am to 4pm daily, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. All of the recycling and waste disposal centres are listed on THIS LINK

Collection of Garden waste will be suspended from Christmas day through to 8th January so as to provide the extra manpower to service the extra household waste collection.

 

Tesco Removes Parking Restrictions

After lobbying from Ferndown Town Council Tesco has reversed its decision to implement parking restrictions on the multi-storey car park in central Ferndown.

After a number of incidents where the car park was used in an antisocial manner after hours, Tesco had implemented a three hour limit on the car park during opening hours and a 15 minute limit at other times to deter this illegal use.

While all of the community has a level of sympathy with the intention to deter anti-social usage of the car park, the impact on the town and the surrounding streets would have been severe. Many people who rely on the car park would have been forced to park in side roads instead.

The removal of these parking restrictions is a good outcome. But still does not address the anti-social usage of the car park out of hours. In the past it has been used as a virtual race-track. On one occasion it attracted 150 cars from out of town for illegal displays.

We in the SFRA would like to congratulate Ferndown Town Council for contacting Tescos over this issue. We would also we would like to express our gratitude to Tescos for listening.

This is a difficult issue. We all appreciate that the intention on imposing these restrictions was an honest one. But the collateral damage to the community would have been unacceptable.

This is an issue that needs discussion and debate as to the best way forward. Everyone appreciates that illegal car shows are detrimental to both Tesco’s and the community.

We need to jointly figure out the best way to progress this issue. We need to ensure that parking in central Ferndown remains both safe and freely available to the community.