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
A friendly new face is showing people in Dorset how easy it is to get better broadband. Digital Norm is a fun character developed by the...
May 24, 2019
The Blandford Forum Town Council Commemoration Group presents a 75th Anniversary D-Day Exhibition in the Corn Exchange. Friday 7th...
May 9, 2019
A number of Town Council properties are featured over the week. If you have not yet visited these venues, please do take the time to see...
March 22, 2019
The Town Council is delighted to announce that works started on Monday 13th May 2019 to extend and improve the pavilion in Woodhouse...
February 11, 2019
Charitable and voluntary organisations can apply to the Town Council for a grant subject to meeting criteria. The next deadline to apply...
July 19, 2018
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News from the Dorset Council about #DigitalNorm
Superfast broadband . . . it’s the Norm in Dorset
A friendly new face is showing people in Dorset how easy it is to get better broadband.
Digital Norm is a fun character developed by the Superfast Dorset programme. His family switches to superfast broadband and saves money at the same time.
Norm has been appearing in town centres, local newspapers, on council buses and social media. And there’s an online animation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncjd3mQ9ntg) showing how Norm and his family transform their home WiFi.
More than 97 per cent of Dorset premises can now get superfast fibre broadband and over half of homes and businesses have already switched, making it the norm in Dorset.
These faster, more reliable connections mean everyone can be online at the same time, quicker downloads, TV and films on demand and video calling without the annoying lag.
But the uplift in speeds isn’t automatic – you must contact your internet provider and ask to switch to fibre broadband.
Superfast Dorset won Government funding to create the Digital Norm campaign including the short film, which can be seen at www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/superfast.
If you need a little help using computers or the internet phone 01305 221048 and Superfast Dorset will match you with one of its Digital Champion volunteers in your area. ... 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.