The local groups are now listed in alphabetical order - should you have difficulty in finding a group

please contact the office.



Age Concern

We provide for the people of Blandford and the surrounding villages (within DT11) making sure that people are being treated with dignity and respect, are being a valued member of the community, feeling safe and secure and being healthy.

4 Nightingale Court

East Street

Blandford Forum

DT11 7ED

Tel: 01258 458250

Website: www.acblandfordforum.org.uk



Alzheimer's Disease Blandford Support Group

CMHTE c/o Langbourne Ward

Blandford Community Hospital

Milldown Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 7DD


B.A.D. Productions (Blandford Amateur Dramatics)

A new group dedicated to the advancement of arts, culture and community involvement in Blandford Forum and the surrounding area.  Members are involved in a number of activities from musicals to radio plays as well as social and fund-raising events.  Open to anyone to join whether for acting, singing, directing, making sets/costumes, helping with advertising and much more.  Please visit our website for more information. 

Lee Harris, Chairman

15 Old Farm Gardens

Blandford Forum


DT11 7UU

Tel: 01258 455142

Website: www.badproductions.org.uk


Blackmore Vale Amateur Radio Society

The Society promotes all aspects of amateur radio, assists members to obtain licensed status and is affiliated to the national body of amateur radio - the Radio Society of Great Britain.

Mr Tony Marriott (Secretary)

Email: tm@io80vv.freeserve.co.uk

Website: www.radioclubs.net/bvars


Just turn up!

We meet each Tuesday 7:30pm, New Remembrance Hall, Charlton, Shaftesbury. SP7 0PL



Blandford & District Angling Club

This is a river fishing club for people that still like a real challenge to catch fish from flowing water. It is a friendly club that will help any person to fish.

Mr Peter Brundish, Secretary

10 Windmill Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 7HG

Tel: 01258 453545




Blandford & District Chamber of Trade

Website: www.blandfordbusiness.co.uk



Blandford & District Civic Society

The Society has approximately 250 members, has regular meetings, newsletters and talks and is actively involved as a constructive pressure group, working closely with the District Council to ensure that development plans are in keeping with the existing infrastructure of the town.



Blandford & District Riding for the Disabled

There are 14 groups in Dorset and volunteers are always needed - no experience required - training is given at the start.

Mrs J Abbott, Chairman

Littlebrook Farmhouse



DT11 0ES

Tel: 01258 863683



Blandford & District Trades Council

We are a council of delegates from affiliated trade union branches in the Blandford area and in a large part of Hampshire and Dorset. We take up all kinds of matters raised by our delegate-members with local authorities, public bodies, etc. We meet monthly at the Royal British Legion, Blandford Forum.

Mr M Domoney, Chairman

Mr R H Tulk, Secretary

1 Mary Gardens

Okeford Fitzpaine

Blandford Forum


DT11 0RX

Tel: 01258 860920

Email: bdtc@talktalk.net



Blandford & Mortain Twinning Association

To promote the interests of individuals, groups, clubs and associations between the two towns of Blandford Forum, Dorset and Mortain, Normandy. New members are always welcome - please contact the Secretary for details.

Mr Martin J Brickell, Hon. Secretary

Eden House

Shorts Lane

Blandford Forum

DT11 7BD

Tel: 01258 453693

Email: martin_brickell@btinternet.com



Blandford & Preetz Twinning Association

The Association is an Anglo/German exchange group for student and adult exchange visits between the two towns of Blandford Forum and Preetz in North Germany. The student exchange has been running for almost 50 years and the adult exchange has just celebrated its 30th anniversary. During the year we hold various social events for all members and friends, in the form of Dining in Nights, Beetle Drives and a Summer Social.

Mrs J Barnes, Secretary (Tel: 01258 453199)

Mr P J Warrington, Chairman

24 Bayfran Way

Blandford Forum

DT11 7RZ

Tel: 01258 453550

Email: thewarringtons@talktalk.net



Blandford & Sturminster Newton Hockey Club

We are a friendly and family-type club. All players and abilities are welcome (coaching provided). We run 2 mens, 3 ladies (1 ladies side play Sunday league and 1 badges side (mens) and mixed side). Both men and ladies play in a summer league. Check the website for further details.

Tim Blevins, Chairman

Jamie Fowler, Secretary

Diana Lodge



DT11 0DS

Tel: 01258 451187

Email: secretary@bsnhockey.co.uk

Website: www.blandfordandsturhockey.co.uk



Blandford & Sturminster Beekeepers Association

The Blandford & Sturminster Beekeepers meet monthly. They run beginners courses for beekeepers from April to August at weekends.

Mike Whittick (Tel: 01258 880803)

Terry Payne (Tel: 01747 811251)

Brookmans Farm Bungalow

Dunns Lane

Iwerne Minster

Dorset DT11 8NG

Email: Bees@bsbka.co.uk

Website: www.bsbka.co.uk



Blandford Allotment Society

Plots at Lamperds Field, Salisbury Road and Philip Road.

Mr Dick Good

'Tel: 01258 452278

Email: www.blandford-allotments.co.uk




Blandford Art Society

Our Society holds monthly evening meetings with talks and demonstrations, four Sunday workshops, an Open Annual Exhibition, painting days and gallery visits. Support is given to other exhibitions, local schools and Dorset Arts Week.

Mrs Colette Fowler-Marson, Chairman

Church Lodge

Church Road



DT11 8UB

Tel: 01258 455712



Blandford Badgers

Mrs Maureen Pashen

29 Birch Avenue

Blandford St Mary

DT11 9QD

Tel: 01258 453012



Blandford Bowling Club

The bowling club welcomes bowlers of all standards - men, ladies and juniors. The club runs an approved coaching scheme for those that may want some help to begin. The club operates within the child protection scheme. All coaches are qualified by the sports governing body. Outdoor flat green Bowling for all. Novices/Juniors/League and National Competition standard. ALL ARE WELCOME. Interesting and varied closed season Social Activities.

Mr K Donaldson, Club Honorary Secretary

5 Park Road
Blandford Forum
DT11 7BX

Tel: 01258 451375

Email: kevindjdonaldson@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.blandfordbowlingclub.com



Blandford Breastfeeding Support Group

Offers breastfeeding support and information to families and health professionals. We run regular peer supporter training courses.

Vicky Johns, Chairman

Blandford Childrens Centre

Black Lane


DT11 8SW

Tel: 01258 455668



Blandford Brownies

A girl youth group for ages 7-10 years old in association with Girlguiding UK.

Mrs R Jones

c/o 29 Balmer Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 7XT

Email: Blandfordguides@googlemail.com



Blandford Catholic Church

Masses at 5.30pm Saturday and 9.00am Sunday. 

Our Lady of Lourdes and St Cecilia

Whitecliff Mill Street

Blandford Forum

Fr Ciarán McGuinness 01258 452051.

Deacon Michael Hughes michael@faithandjoy.co.uk



Blandford Cricket Club

All ages/abilities catered for. 4 senior teams and teams at U15, U13 and U11 age groups. Youth training for U7's - U15's.

22 Heddington Drive

Blandford Forum

DT11 7TP

Email: chrisbaker@blandfordcc.co.uk

Website: www.blandfordcc.co.uk



Blandford Churches Together

Rodney Smith

7 D'amory Mews

Salisbury Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 7LP

Email: rodney.smith07@googlemail.com



Blandford Community Responders

We work alongside the ambulance service, if they cannot get there within 8 minutes we respond.

Mrs J Vacher, Superintendent

6 Berkeley Rise



DT11 8UE

Tel: 07879 003567

Email: Jackie_Vacher@yahoo.co.uk



Blandford Evangelical Church

Rev Brook MacCallum, Senior Pastor

Blandford Evangelical Church, Sunnydale, Albert Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset. DT11 7HZ.

Tel.Nos: 01258 450689, 01258 459756

Email:admin@becbygrace.co.uk (Administrator)

Email:brook@becbygrace.co.uk  (Senior Pastor Brook MacCallum)

Email: chris@becbygrace.co.uk (Assistant Pastor Chris Shaw)

Website: www.becbygrace.com

Our weekly activities are as follows:-


10.00a.m. Sunday Morning Service with activities for children, MiniProms (3-4yrs old), Promiseland (5-11 years old) and Junction (12-14 years old)


2.30p.m. Monday Fellowship for Seniors followed by tea and biscuits


7.30p.m. Focus programme for Youth (see www.focusbec.co.uk)


10.00a.m. Session 1 Noah’s Ark Parent and Toddler Group 12.30p.m. Session 2 Noah’s Ark Parent and Toddler Group (trial period)


7.00p.m. Alberts Youth Club (8-11 year olds)

Saturday evenings Focus Socials



Blandford Evening Women's Institute

The Blandford Evening Women's Institute has regrettably suspended.  If you are interested in starting this group again or are in need of further information please contact:-


58 Icen Way





Blandford Forum Afternoon Townswomen's Guild

Blandford Townswomen meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 2.15 p.m. in the United Reformed Church Hall, Whitecliff Mill Street. As well as an interesting programme of speakers, our activities include a monthly Luncheon Club, music, poetry and prose and social study groups and twice monthly scrabble. New members are very welcome, why not come and make some new friends. Just come along, or for more details contact:

Mrs Edna Moore

17 Hanover Close

Blandford Forum

DT11 7DF

Tel: 01258 454169



Blandford Forum Almshouse Charity

Mrs Rene Prior, Clerk

Barnes Homes

Blandford Forum


DT11 7HU

Tel: 01258 451810

Email: clerkbfc@googlemail.com



Blandford Forum Camera Club
Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7.30pm at the water tower.

Colin Cross, Chairman

Tel: Alf Tompkins, President, 01258 454450

Website: www.bfcclub.co.uk



Blandford Forum Gymnastics Club

Gymnastics, trampolining, soft play for children just walking +.

Unit 15/16 Uplands Way

Blandford Heights Industrial Estate

Blandford Forum

DT11 7UZ

Tel: 01258 453941



Blandford Forum Museum Trust

The museum records the local history of the region, mounting exhibits and organising an education programme for people of all ages.

Peter Andrews, Curator

Hazel Barker, Secretary

Sylvia Hixson Andrews, Education Officer

Bere's Yard

Blandford Forum

DT11 7HU

Tel: 01258 450388

Email: pjandrews@uwclub.net

Website: www.blandfordtownmuseum.org



Blandford Forum Swimming Club

Teach and coach swimming and mini water polo.

Mr J Shepherd, Chairman

Mrs D Alner, Secretary

44 Barnes Close

Blandford Forum

DT11 7NQ



Blandford Georgian Fayre

C/O 42 Eastleaze Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 7UN

Tel: 07500 135774

Email: contact@georgianfayre.co.uk

Website: www.georgianfayre.co.uk



Blandford Guides

For girls (10-14yrs) members of Girlguiding UK a uniformed organisation that enables girls and young women to develop their potential and make a difference to the world.

For information on local Rainbow units (5-7yrs) Brownie units (7-10yrs), Guides (10-14yrs) & Senior Section (14-25yrs) please contact;

Mrs Heather Stringer

Division Commissioner

22 Liddington Crescent

Blandford Forum

Tel: 01258 454864

Email: Blandfordguides@googlemail.com



Blandford Heart Forum

We offer support and friendship to people who have had heart attacks and/or surgery as well as to their families. There are more details on our website.

Mrs Isabel Weiner

Blandford Community Hospital

Milldown Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 7DD

Tel: 01258 860179

Website: www.blandfordheartforum.org.uk



Blandford Ladies Probus Club

The Ladies Probus (acronym for PROfessional and BUSiness) Club was formed in 1994.  We are a group of friendly ladies who have had a profession or worked in business (Secretary etc) who meet in the Crown Hotel on the second Monday each month for lunch followed by a Speaker.  New members welcome.

President   Tel: 01747 811679

Secretary   Tel: 01258 817103



Blandford Lions

Blandford Lions welcome all prospective new members, male and female, young and elderly, to come and meet the Lions or explore the good work we do on the Lions international website at www.lions.org.uk. Lions are ordinary people doing amazing things.

Mr Ian Corben, Chairman

Mr Tony Ives, Secretary

Rose Cottage


Winterborne Kingston

DT11 9BJ

Tel: 01258 451396



Blandford (Machine) Knitting Club

The club meets in Pimperne Village Hall on the third Tuesday in the month at 2.00p.m.  As well as meeting to learn or improve our machine knitting skills, anyone wishing to learn how to hand knit or crochet, improve their skills or become part of a knitting social circle is welcome.  First meeting is free.  Visitors are also  welcome to attend individual meetings for a minimal charge (to include coffee and cover expenses).

Mrs Win Ball

Tel: 01258 454516



Blandford Forum Methodist Church (The Close)

During this year we are focusing on prayer and planning a summer away-day for reflection as part of a prayer audit of each aspect of Church life. The Lunch Club is again arranging coach outings and visits during the summer months. In the run-up to Christmas there will be the opportunity to purchase cards for good causes in the Winterborne Lounge. 

Website: www.bmchurc.org

Sunday Services: 


18.30pm - shared with the United Reformed Church (at each Church alternating weeks).

When at the Methodist Church the evening service is in Cafe Church informal style with emphasis on youth.

Week-day activities include:


10.00am to 11.30am Mother and Toddler Group


12.30pm to 14.00pm Lunch Club (mainly for elderly)


10.00am to 12.00noon Coffee Morning

7.30pm Bible Study (monthly)


12.30pm to 14.00pm Lunch Club (mainly for elderly)

19.00pm to 20.00pm Metchup youth club (9-13yrs)


11.00am to 12.00noon Kidchup youth club (5-8 yrs)

Minister: Rev. Gwyneth M Owen MA

The Manse, Lacy Drive, Wimborne, Dorset.  BH21 1AY

Tel: 01202 883461




Blandford Muscular Dystrophy Group

Support for families from Muscular Dystrophy diagnosis onwards. Varied fundraising activities in the Blandford area.

Mrs Linda Prior, Chairman (Tel: 01258 860529)

Mrs Teresa Cooper, Secretary

The Down House

Down House Estate

Blandford Forum

DT11 9AD

Tel: 01258 453719



Blandford Opportunity Group

A special needs pre-school for children from birth to 5 years.

Sharon Kevern, Group Leader

Williams Opportunity Hall

Whitecliff Gardens

Blandford Forum

DT11 7BU

Tel: 01258 456187

Email: blandfordoppgrp@talktalk.net




Blandford Parish Church

You can visit this beautiful Georgian church located in the town centre between 9.30am and 12noon Monday-Friday and from 10am to 12noon on Saturday mornings.

St Peter & St Paul

The Market Place

Blandford Forum

DT11 7AS

Telephone: 01258 456260         

Website: www.bfpc.org.uk



Blandford Rugby Club

Mr J Frampton, Chairman

Ms J Pentney, Secretary

53a East Street

Blandford Forum

DT11 7DJ

Telephone: 01258 450665

Website: www.blandfordrfc.com



Blandford Scout Group

Youth training for citizenship for boys and girls - Beavers 6-8 years, Cubs 8-10 years, Scouts 10-14 years, Explorers 14 to 18 years. We are a uniformed organisation.

Mr John Kerley

Eagle House Gardens

Blandford Forum

DT11 7BT

Tel: 07884 296621




Blandford Stamp Club

Mr P Agar

10 Hinton View

The Chimes

Sturminster Newton

DT10 1ES



Blandford Stour Rotary Club

Mr Phil Kreeger (Secretary)

4 Hawkers Close

Blandford Forum

DT11 7SJ

Tel: 01258 452958

Email: philipkreeger@btinternet.com

Website: http://www.blandfordstourrotary.co.uk/



Blandford Tourist Information Centre

A volunteer-based resource, providing a one-stop source of information, support and limited retail services for the residents, local businesses and visitors to any location within the DT11 postcode area. We are booking agents for National Express, Condor Ferries, various coach companies, the Mayflower theatre, local events, etc. and carry a varied range of local products, cards, maps and gifts. Interested in volunteering a few hours a week? Please contact us.

Blandford Tourist Information Centre

Riverside House

West Street

Blandford Forum

DT11 7AW

Tel: 01258 454770

Email: blandfordTIC@btconnect.com

Website: www.ruraldorset.com



Blandford United Football Club

Teams participating in the Dorset Premier League and the Dorset Reserve League.

Mr K Haim, Chairman

Mr Ian Steele, Secretary

26 Eastleaze Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 7UN

Email: ian.steele@btinternet.com



Blandford URC Church

The following activities are taking place throughout the year.

Sunday Services - 10:30am to 11:30am.

Every other Sunday - 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Every Tuesday - Mini-Market 9:30am to 12:00noon - Stalls, Tea, Coffee etc.

Every Wednesday - 10:00am to 12:00noon and 2:00pm to 4:00pm - Computer Classes for beginners.

Every Wednesday - 2:00pm to 5:00pm - Painting for Pleasure.

Salisbury Street

Blandford Forum


DT11 7PY

Tel: 01258 459939 (Church Office) 




Blandford United Youth Football Club

Football for all ages from 5-18 years (boys and girls) and women's football - all abilities welcome. The Club is looking for non-playing volunteers to help with administration and fundraising. Coaching positions are also available for the 2010-11 season and new players of all ages should contact Tina Wise. Events are held regularly throughout the year - please see the website for further details.

Mrs Tina Wise

3 Langton Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 7EN

Tel: 01258 450371

Email: blandfordyouthfootballclub@hotmail.com

Website: www.blandfordunitedfc.co.uk



Blandford Youth Community Centre

Milldown Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 7SQ



Blandford Youth Trust

Blandford Youth Trust exists to support the young people of Blandford Forum and the surrounding area. We are currently based in the Blandford School providing support for students aged 11 to 18 years. We are not a grant making trust.

Mr B MacCallum, Chairman

Mrs P Reynolds, Secretary


Milldown Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 7DB

Tel: 01258 451121

Fax: 01258 458180

Email: ken.reynolds@virgin.net




Cats Protection - Blandford & Sturminster Newton Branch

The charity's main aims are to re-home cats, promote neutering and provide cat care information to the public. We are always looking for new supporters and volunteers to help with fostering, fundraising and homing of cats. If anybody would like to get involved or help please call our helpline number.

Kate Bevan, Coordinator

5 Charborough Way

Sturminster Marshall

Dorset BH21 4DH

Tel/helpline: 01202 858644

E-Mail: blandfordcats@btinternet.com

Website: www.blandfordcats.org.uk




Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, Blandford

Regular coffee mornings for retired civil servants.

Mrs P Batten, Chairman (Tel: 01258 453780)

Mrs M A Chambers, Secretary (Tel: 01258 456572)

16 Meadow Road

Charlton Marshall

DT11 9PG




Clean Up Blandford Campaign

CUBC is a voluntary organisation that aims to encourage the awareness of litter issues amongst the public and put pressure on those who litter or who have statutory or commercial responsibilities to clear-up litter within Blandford Forum and Blandford St Mary. Forthcoming events are listed on the website below.
Chairman: David Rose


St Leonard's Avenue

Blandford Forum

DT11 7NY

Tel: 01258 451557





Dorset Doddlers Running Club

The Doddlers are a small, friendly running club serving North Dorset. We meet at 7pm on Thursdays at Sturminster Newton Leisure Centre and organise winter runs on Tuesday evenings from Blandford and Shaftesbury, and summer runs from pubs throughout the area.

Mr Martin Lawson, Secretary

1A St Mary's Close

Winterborne Whitechurch



Tel: 01258 881140

Email: doddlerssec@aol.com

Website: www.dorsetdoddlers.org



Dorset Rural Music School & DRMS (music sales) Ltd.

Students of all ages welcome for tuition in all musical disciplines. Music Appreciation classes. One-Day courses. Music Library. DRMS Music Sales. Instruments to buy and hire. Local centre for ABRSM and LCM exams. For current events see our Notice Board (one minute from the Post Office) or the website. DRMS - Keeping Dorset in time and tune since 1947!

Dr Richard Hall BA PhD, Director

The Close

Blandford Forum

Dorset DT11 7HA

Tel: 01258 452511

Fax: 0870 0525114

Email: office@drmsmusic.demon.co.uk

Website: www.drmsmusic.co.uk



DT11 Forum Community Partnership

The partnership was the last to be created in North Dorset as part of a move to set up groups independent of local government to represent the views of the community. The partnership is moving forward with great strides towards a community plan which will help attract funding for projects in the area.

DT11 Forum Community Partnership meetings starting at 7pm

Scott Norman, Chairman

Pauline Figg and Hannah Solloway, Community Resource Workers

5 Nightingale Court

Blandford Forum


DT11 7ED

Tel: 01258 489998

Email: pauline_dt11@yahoo.com

Website: www.dt11forum.org.uk




Durweston Choral Society

The Choral Society is a voluntary local group that was formed 17 years ago to mark the commissioning of a statue at Durweston Church, it continues now for the joy of singing.  No auditions.  September to March.

Mrs Felicity Brown (Publicity Manager)

Orchard Garden



DT11 8TA

Tel: 01258 451129

Email: fleabrown@sky.com


East Street Poets

We hold regular meetings on the first Friday of the month in Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, Blandford Forum DT11 7AA. Activities include 'work-in-progress' workshops and public poetry cafés. All poetry-lovers welcome.

Mr B Tempest

1 Romulus Close





Friends of Blandford Community Hospital

Volunteer project supporting the hospital and the community with charity shops in Blandford and in Sturminster Newton. Various fundraising events are held on an ongoing basis.

Mr Peter Fale, Chairman

Mrs Rita Davies, Secretary

Milldown Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 7DD

Tel: 01258 450095

Email: friends.blandford@dorset-pct.nhs.uk

Website: www.friendsblandford.org



Inner Wheel Club of Blandford

We are a small group of 16 ladies, wives of widows of Rotarians, who meet twice a month. Our business meeting is on the second Tuesday of each month and on the fourth Tuesday we have a social occasion e.g. lunch visit to a garden centre etc. We meet at the Crown Hotel and try to offer friendship as well as raising money for charity and carrying out charitable works e.g. making blankets for orphanages overseas. New members are always welcome.

Mrs D Symmons

1 Charles Street

Blandford Forum

DT11 7QY

Greta Chippendale, Secretary

15 Buttercup Lane

Blandford Forum

DT11 7LQ

Tel: 01258 453238

Email: gretachippendale@talktalk.net



Janet Knight School of Dancing

Classes for children and adults in ballet, tap and modern.

Ms J Knight, Principal

Delta Lodge

16 St Leonards Avenue

Blandford Forum

DT11 7NZ

Tel: 01258 453001



J P Squash & Fitness Club

Fully equipped modern gym with resistance and CV machines, 2 squash courts, sauna, solarium, licensed members' bar, snooker and pool tables, racket re-springing, reflexology.

John & Yvonne Pitt, Owners

Blandford Heights Industrial Estate

Blandford Forum

DT11 7TE

Tel: 01258 455188



Knees Up

Offering exercise, dance and other health-related opportunities for older people and those unable to use traditional exercise options.

Mr Patrick Durell (Treasurer)

Temporary contact until new Chairman appointed

Tel: 01258 817773

Email: patrick.durell@talktalk.net

Website: www.knees-up.co.uk



Larksmead Pre-School

Children accepted from 2 years 9 months, high staff child ratio, friendly, highly qualified and experienced staff, support for children with special educational needs, warm and welcoming environment, run by parent management committee, parent participation welcome. Also, Little Larks Toddler Group runs on Mondays from 9.15am to 11am.

Telephone to arrange a visit. 

The Pavilion


Blandford Forum

DT11 7LU

Tel: 01258 456383



Magnum Carnival Club

We are always looking for new members to build and appear in Carnival - everyone is welcome.

Peter Haines, Chairman

Marion Haines, Secretary

2 Kings Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 7LD

Tel: 01258 451484

Email: marionfhaines@aol.com



North Dorset Disability Action Group (also known as DAGABILITY)

Our object is to provide loan equipment, including electric scooters, powerchairs and wheelchairs on a short-term basis to people in immediate need and to help clients purchase for the long-term. We are a small, effective charity who would love some new members. These can be both able-bodied and people with disabilities.

Pat Withers, Secretary

Mary Siwek, Treasurer

PO BOX 1572



Tel: 07791 232461

Email: info@nddag.co.uk

Website: www.nddag.co.uk



North Dorset Karate Club

Unit 15/16 Uplands Way

Blandford Heights Industrial Estate

Blandford Forum

DT11 7UZ

Tel: 01258 453941



Panda Pre-School

We are a voluntary pre-school within a wonderful setting. We run sessions every morning and some afternoons. Children can start from 2 years 9 months to 5 years and we use the Early Years Free Entitlement from the term the children are 3 years old. We are a friendly group and actively encourage healthy eating, caring for each other, sharing and developing in a relaxed but stimulating environment.

Mrs Kate Lill

The Milldown

Blandford Forum

DT11 7SH

Tel: 01258 458151

Fax: 01258 458151



Patchworkers Paradise

Long Meadow Quilters meet every Tuesday 10.30am - 3pm. We number about 20 ladies and make patchwork and quilting items. We make several things and donate or sell for different charities as well as our own work. 

Mrs Rowena Ellis, Chairman

Long Meadow




DT11 0SN

Tel: 01258 860186



The Paulley Charitable Trust

Formed in December 1988 to assist schools within the Blandford network by providing awards of effort and progress and also assist and advise students in need of help for equipment, clothing or other financial costs.

Trustee and Administrator:

Mr W.J. Paulley MBE

36 Haycombe



Dorset DT11 0P2

Tel: 01258 452749



Pavilion Writers Group

Meets 10.30-12.30 at Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion.

Creative writing course covering different aspects of the short story, some poetry, readings, feedback and discussions.

Please contact Joan Wiles for details on joining

Email: wilesjoan@yahoo.co.uk



Rotary Club of Blandford

The Rotary Club of Blandford is part of a worldwide organisation dedicated to give help where it is needed.  We support not only international projects but, very importantly, local organisations and good causes. One of our major local projects is to provide a Christmas Day lunch for the elderly Blandfordians. The Rotary Club of Blandford meets for lunch in The Crown Hotel each Monday. If anyone is interested in joining our Club, please call Club Secretary Andrew Symmons on 01258 451923 or Club President Jim Atkins on 01258 452834.




Royal Air Force Association

Mr D M Wood

10 Bayfran Way

Blandford Forum

DT11 7RZ

Tel: 01258 459312

Email: timsuimai@tiscali.co.uk



Royal British Legion

The County Office

Legion House

Church Lane

Blandford Forum

DT11 7AD



Royal Signals Association Dorset Branch

The purpose of the branch is to provide a forum for those individuals who have served in, or are serving in, Royal Signals so that they may keep in touch with each other with a view to keeping alive the spirit of comradeship and to pay regard to the welfare of members. The Secretary would be very pleased to answer any questions concerning the branch with any potential members either by phone of email as below.

Mr T D Walker BEM, Secretary

25 Marston Close

Blandford Forum

DT11 7RR

Tel: 01258 455748

Email: davewalker424@talktalk.net

Website: www.army.mod.uk/royalsignals/rsa/dorset

Mr G D Grover, Chairman

Tel: 01747 835269



St John's Ambulance

We are the youth section of the St John Ambulance doing proficiency and First Aid duties and we can also be contacted for First Aid Cover.

Mrs J Vacher, Superintendent

6 Berkeley Rise



DT11 8UE

Tel: 07879 003567

Email: Jackie_Vacher@yahoo.co.uk



Stour Valley Brass Band

The brass band rehearses weekly in Blandford and carries out approximately 25 engagements a year. We are a non-contesting band.

Mr B Harding

73 Sopwith Crescent




BH21 1SW

Email: Hrd851@aol.com



The Blandford Fashion Museum

The Museum has a collection of costume and accessories from 1735 to 1970s from which new exhibitions are chosen each year. A resources room and suitcases of costume items are available for student and school use. New for 2010 is an exhibition of 1970's costume known as "70's Flower Power". We have also opened a Dorset Room specialising in Dorset crafts made in the county and allied to costume. The bridal exhibition has been retained by popular demand and can be viewed at least until the end of this year.

Gordon Boutelle, Administrator

Jean Longley, Booking Secretary

Stella Walker, Education

Lime Tree House

The Plocks

Blandford Forum

DT11 7AA

Tel: 01258 453006

Website: www.theblandfordfashionmuseum.com




30a Salisbury Street

Blandford Forum

DT11 7AR




Membership fee of £15 per year gives access to about 30 groups, ranging from computers to singing, walking to theatre, art to bridge and scrabble, modern languages and latin - please see our website for the full list.

There are also coffee mornings, social events and quarterly open meetings. The open meetings are free and open to non members - perhaps the best occasion to meet us intitially if you are thinking of joining - details of next meeting on our website.

Chairman & Treasurer - Mrs Christine Iredale (Tel: 01258  455113)

Secretary - Mrs Thelma Wood

Vice Chairman & Membership Secretary - Mrs Gill Jackson (Tel: 01258  453376)

5 Hyde Gardens


DT11 8XG

Website: www.blandfordu3a.co.uk




Victim Support Dorset

We offer free and confidential advice and support to victims of crime and support witnesses in the courts.

Unit A19 Arena Business Centres

Holyrood Close



BH17 7FJ

Tel: 01202 606200

Fax: 01202 606201

Email: vsdorset@victimsupport.org.uk

Website: www.victimsupport.org



Weldmar Hospicecare Trust

(incorporates Cancer Care Dorset, Joseph Weld Hospice and Trimar Hospice)

Joseph Weld Hospice

Herrington Road




Website: www.weld-hospice.org.uk



Wessex Morris Men

Wessex Morris Men dance traditional dances from the Cotswold area. We dance out every Monday evening during the summer and at a number of shows and other events. We usually dance abroad at least once a year.

Mr Jeremy Wilton (Bagman), Secretary

38 Church Street





Tel: 01305 812918

Email: bagman@wessexmorrismen.co.uk



WRVS (Woman's Royal Voluntary Service)

The purpose is to deliver practical support through the power of volunteering so people can get more out of life. Local activities include meals on wheels, home library service and hospital trolley service.

WRVS Home Library Service in Blandford: Dorset Library Service wants to hear from residents who are housebound and want to get library books delivered to their home for free. The service is thanks to a partnership between Dorset County Council's Library Service and the WRVS. Anyone interested in the service should contact either Blandford Library on 01258 452075, or phone 01305 225000.

Mrs J Billam, Meals on Wheels Coordinator (Tel: 01258 452934)

Mrs M Jacobson, Home Library Service Coordinator Dorset (Mob: 07795 968761)

Email: wrvsco-ordinator@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Website: www.wrvs.org.uk




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