Please join us for this traditional celebration! The ceremony will take place in The Corn Exchange, Market Place on Friday 24th May 2019....
May 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
The Mayor of Blandford Forum, Councillor Roger Carter presents ‘A Night at the Dance Hall’ with, The UnSwung Heroes. An...
February 27, 2019
An entertaining afternoon with Martin Brown, Illustrator of the Horrible Histories books and Author and Illustrator of Lesser Spotted...
February 25, 2019
Join us for a journey around the world with the Stour Valley Band, featuring the DRMS ‘ Sing for Pleasure’ Choir. The concert...
February 12, 2019
Blandford Forum Town Council is responsible for the pavilion within Woodhouse Gardens, which was passed to the Town by the 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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Blandford Rotary Short Story and Poetry Competition 2019
Entries to the competitions, which include POETRY for the first time, will be accepted from the 1st April through to the 30th September.
The Categories are:
1. Under-18 as at 1st September 2019 - up to 1000 words
2. Open Flash Fiction - up to 250 words
3. Open - up to 1500 words (between 800 and 1500 expected)
4. Open Special: Celebrating TRAFALGAR DAY, 2019 - up to 750 words.
Blandford Forum was a major stopping point on the Exeter to London Post Route at the time in 1805 when news of Nelson's victory was carried from Plymouth to the capital. The Greyhound Inn and the magnificent Georgian Greyhound building in Market Place stand as reminders of that great historical event. We invite you to let your imagination fly to produce a yarn around the event, set in 1805 and within the county of Dorset.
1. Open - up to 250 words - Any subject and genre.
A4 & B1: £3.00
A2 & A3: £4.00
PRIZE MONEY FOR MAIN CATEGORY (A3) INCREASED THIS YEAR:
1st PRIZE - £200
2nd PRIZE - £100
3rd PRIZE - £50
OTHER AWARDS INCLUDING FURTHER CASH PRIZES + BEATONS HIGH TEAS FOR TWO
CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR SHORT-LISTED ENTRIES
A3 WINNER'S NAME ENGRAVED ON THE MAYOR'S CUP WHICH THE WINNER KEEPS FOR ONE YEAR
(May be subject to minor changes prior to 1st April) ... 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.