Youth Advisor to Blandford Forum Town Council, Felix Morris-Duffin receives a certificate from Inspector Shawn Whitley in recognition for all his efforts.



Regarding part night switch off of Street Lighting in some Towns - please click here for information


Dorset County Council has changed how it will be managing vegetation on highway verges this year. Unfortunately as a result of the financial situation, they have had to reduce the amount that they cut urban verges. In the past, they have cut these verges more often than they were required to by law; and went beyond the cutting that would ensure safety to provide cuts for amenity as well. To meet the county council�s budget saving targets, their cutting regime will now be limited to what they have to do by law, bringing their programme into line with other similar highways authorities and ensuring safety but not additional amenity.

The two attachments below detail their work plan for this year. In the Word document you will see their policy for different aspects of verge management, including urban and rural roads. It explains that some verge cutting will be carried out by other contractors in some areas. The spreadsheet shows when the county council will be cutting various types of road verge, including major routes, rural roads, dual carriageways and accident blackspots.

Dorset County Council�s Policy                       Grass Cutting Timetable

Further information is available on www.dorsetforyou/roadmaintenance or you can telephone 01305 221020.

Age Concern Blandford are looking for another person to join their team of volunteers manning the office. You need a friendly manner in dealing with people and a willingness to learn how to use the filing system and give basic advice and information to callers-in.  Initially you would sit in on interviews and then work alongside a more experienced volunteer until you felt confident to see clients on your own. Enquiries you deal with might include assisting in filling in forms or directing a person to debt advice, housing assistance or a club. (There is a separate benefits adviser who sees clients by appointment.) You need to be prepared to commit to one morning (10-1) a week or a fortnight.
Tel Carol on 01258 458250 to find out more

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service goes interactive with new referral scheme for Home Safety Checks


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Events Brochure July to September 2012







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Farmers� Market, Market Place

Second Friday of the month


Market Place Market

Thursdays and Saturdays   


 Corn Exchange Indoor Market


Thursday 19th July

Thursday 2nd August

Thursday 16th August

Thursday 23rd August *

Thursday 13th September

Thursday 27th September

Thursday 11th October

Thursday 25th October

Thursday 8th November

Thursday 22nd November

Thursday 6th December

Thursday 20th December

* 2nd June replaces date used for Mayor Making

*25th August replaces date used for Arts Week


French Market

Friday 5th October 2012

Italian Market

Friday 13th April 2012 (Marsh & Ham)