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The Barrington Centre is due to close from the 31st March for a complete refurbishment. All tenants have been given notice. Staff have been notified that they will be made redundant. Works are expected to take 6 months and the cost is being met by Dorset Council.Barrington centre. Notice of Closure.

We understand that more details will appear in the Echo from 27th Feb  and this page will be updated when we can.

Barrington Update 3rd March.

The SFRA has asked for an official notification about what is happening to the Barrington but we have not been advised so far.

The Echo reports that staff have been told that they are likely to be made redundant putting 23 local jobs at risk.

The planned works appear to be significant with an extended frontage and improved access to the cafe for the less able.

Also works to improve the toilet facilities are expected.

The SFRA understands that the electrical and water supply systems are not adequate to meet modern demands. These will be upgraded. We also understand that there is a plan to screen films in the main hall with a state of the art projection and sound system. In addition there will be a new sprung floor fitted so that dance activities can take place.

The SFRA welcomes this investment. We hope that it will form part of an on-going strategy to revitalise Ferndown and rescue it from the increasing number of charity shops that are a consequence of the discouragingly high cost that new enterprises face when trying to establish themselves.

Dorset Alert – Cold Callers

Dear residentDorset Alert

This is a message from Dorset Police. We have become aware of residents in the Ferndown area receiving cold call telephone calls from persons offering security and repair services. The caller has then stated a local contact will attend the residents address.

Dorset Police and Trading Standards do not recommend dealing with cold callers, instead use recommendations from family or friends or use Trading Standards Buy with confidence scheme to find a trader if you require work being carried out.

Should you have received a call and despite not agreeing, someone visits your home address please ask them to leave and do not engage with them further, if they leave please report this to Dorset Police on 101 or via our do it online service which can be found at, if they will not leave please call Dorset Police on 999.


Ferndown NPT

James Marsh (Dorset Police, PCSO 5528, West Moors, St Leonards & Three Legged Cross)