FREE SUMMER HOLIDAY FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT! Friday 30th August 2019 10am to 1pm Circus Skills Workshop, Show and Balloon Modelling with Jamie...
June 11, 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
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
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
Blandford Forum Town Council would like to invite Blandford Forum-based groups and organisations to take part in the Community Expo on the...
June 28, 2018
If anyone would like to promote an event, please feel free to post it on the Blandford Forum Town Council Facebook page.
Blandford Bridge, Flood Arches and Retaining Walls
Continuation of Repair Work
The Dorset Council has advised that inspections have highlighted that the Grade II listed Blandford Bridge and its associated flood arches and retaining walls are in need of repairs.
The repairs are required to ensure that the structures do not become compromised and will be preserved for the future.
Strengthening work and waterproofing was carried out to arch no. 1 of Blandford Bridge in 2017 and repairs to concrete defects in the flood arches were carried out earlier this year.
A plan showing the location of the bridges and retaining walls is attached.
Continuation of the repair work, comprising
• Rebuilding the spandrel wall to the upstream side of Blandford Bridge arch no. 1
• Rebuilding and the replacement of stones to the upstream parapet of Blandford Bridge
• Replacement of stones to the arch and cutwaters of Blandford Bridge
• Removal of vegetation, replacement of stones and repointing to the flood arches and retaining walls
is planned to start at the bridge on 22 July 2019.
Six weeks have been allowed for completion.
So that the work may be carried out safely, the road will be temporarily reduced to a single lane over the bridge with traffic controlled by portable traffic signals. The signals will be in place 24 hours per day. ... 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.