Please join us in the Market Place from 2.45pm to take part in the town’s Remembrance Sunday Parade and Church Service. Watch the...
July 19, 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
Charitable and voluntary organisations can apply to the Town Council for a grant subject to meeting criteria. The next deadline to apply...
Blandford Forum Town Council would like to invite Blandford Forum-based groups and organisations to take part in the seventh Community...
June 28, 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
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The Dorset Councils Partnership is contacting town councils, chambers and business groups in North and West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland, to ask for help in raising awareness of the Equality Act 2010 regarding disability rights around assistance dogs.
Accredited assistance dogs are trained to high standards and are identified by wearing accreditation bibs/harnesses and an identification book held by their owner. They are provided for a wide range of disabilities including seeing and hearing dogs for adults and children.
The reason for the need for awareness is because of a recent incident in which a blind person with a guide dog was asked to leave a food store in Dorset. This action was contrary to current law. See this link for a summary on this: http://www.assistancedogs.org.uk/law/
By working together, we can circulate information on this and raise awareness of legal requirements.
Information is available for businesses via Assistance Dogs UK at: http://www.assistancedogs.org.uk/faqs/#info
The Equalities Commission has produces a useful information leaflet for businesses which can be provided as a pdf or hard copy via http://www.assistancedogs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/assistance-dogs-a-guide-for-all-businesses_0.pdf
This action would make our part of Dorset more disability friendly and legally compliant for both residents and visitors.
We would also want to encourage accessible shops, venues and businesses to display assistance dog friendly stickers which the Dorset Councils Partnership can source and supply.
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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.