Spring Family Bingo. Doors open 6:30pm. Eyes down 7:30pm. 2 Cash games, Children only game and super prizes. Raffle and refreshments also....
March 6, 2018
You are invited to join the Mayor and Mayoress of Blandford Forum, Cllr Peter Clark and Mrs Linda Clark for the Community Thanksgiving...
February 8, 2018
Come and dance to live music provided by the 5 musicians of the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, who will play Strict Tempo, Ballroom, Latin,...
January 25, 2018
The Town Council took on responsibility for the outdoor market from North Dorset District Council on Saturday 1st October 2016. Andy...
November 8, 2017
World War 1
14-18 Working Group The 14-18 Town Council Working Group has been established to discuss proposals to mark the centenary of the start of...
September 5, 2017
Summary In September, the Town Council unveiled the Town Hall façade after the works that have been carried out since the scaffolding went...
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The Clean Up Blandford Group have organised a clean up on Saturday 28th April 2018, meeting at 10am at the Mortain (blue) bridge. All equipment is provided and everyone is welcome to join in. ... See more
16th April 2018 marks the centenary of the actions carried out by Private Jack Counter which led to him receiving the Victoria Cross for gallantry ‘in the presence of the enemy’.
On 16th April 1918 near Boisieux St. Marc, France, it was necessary for information to be obtained from the front line and the only way to get it was over ground with no cover and in full view of the enemy. A small party tried without success, followed by six men, singly, each one being killed in the attempt. Private Counter then volunteered and, going out under terrific fire, got through and returned with vital information which enabled his commanding officer to organise and launch the final successful counter-attack. Subsequently he also carried five messages across the open under heavy artillery barrage to company headquarters. For his efforts, he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
Jack Counter VC subsequently became the first Freeman of Blandford Forum on 19th June 1918. Jack then settled in Jersey after the war, becoming very active in the Royal British Legion there. He passed away in the house where he was born in Orchard Street during a return holiday visit in 1970.
The commemorative Victoria Cross paving stone in the Market Place, next to the Town Pump, was unveiled at the Town’s Remembrance Sunday service in 2014 by his nephew, Herbert Counter, and great-niece, Jackie Counter.
On Monday 16th April 2018 at 10.45am we will gather by the Town Pump with Standard Bearers and the Civic party and attendees will hear The Collect of the King's Liverpool Regiment. Wreaths will be laid by Jack's great-niece, Jackie Counter, and other representatives.
Please join us in marking this centenary, followed by light refreshments in the Corn Exchange. ... See more
Town Clerk’s Office, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD
Tel: 01258 454500
Fax: 01258 454432
The office is based in Church Lane, behind the Corn Exchange, in the corner of the car park as you walk through to Salisbury Street, and is open Monday to Friday – 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.