The Town Council has notice boards in the following locations, which display Town Council agendas, news and events:
Balmer Road Play Area
Town Clerk’s office
Langton Road Play Area
Should you wish to display a notice, the Town Council also has two community notice boards on the Tabernacle public convenience building, next to the Post Office and Woodhouse Gardens. Please print your poster and bring it into the office so we can arrange to display it for you.
Blandford Forum Town Council has three hides. To find out more about each location have a wander around Blandford Forum. You can read and sign the log, and increase your step count at the same time!
The Town Council’s Cemetery has a Commonwealth War Graves Section containing 69 graves dating from 1915. The graves are Royal Navy, Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force, Army, Canadian Air Force and German Air Force. An information board has been installed to help recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the Armed Forces and raise awareness among members of the public of the issues that affect the Armed Forces today. The Cemetery also houses a chapel, the only such chapel in Dorset, and one of the relatively few in Britain as a whole, to retain its original furnishings with little or no modification as well as a non-Anglican chapel. Please do take a moment for reflection.
Park Road Recreation Ground
Park Road Recreation Ground. In 1914 John Iles Barnes left £2,500 to the Mayor, Alderman and Burgesses of Blandford Forum for the purposes of a recreation ground. Park Road Recreation Ground was purchased and over the years the remaining stock was expended on things such as laying out a bowling green and building a pavilion. Today the site is used by Blandford Bowling Club, Blandford Cricket Club, and Blandford Football Club, as well as housing a play area and used by members of the public for their enjoyment.
Woodhouse Gardens / Dr Davies Memorial Garden
In 1945 the land was given to the people of Blandford Forum in memory of Alfred and Florence Woodhouse as a quiet garden for old people and very young children. In 1953 a pavilion was built, for use by the community, and today anyone can hire the use of these facilities. Throughout the years there have been various additions to the gardens, such as the commemorative paving mosaic for the Charter 400 year, or the commemorative tree for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year in 2012.
The Dorset Council is the local authority responsible for collecting Council Tax. If you have any enquiries about your Council Tax please call 01305 221970.
The council tax charge for North Dorset residents is made up of charges for the Dorset Council, Dorset Police Authority, Dorset Fire Authority and the parish or town council.
Housing advice in North Dorset is available at:
North Dorset District Council, Nordon, Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7LL – Appointments can be made for Wednesdays and Fridays 10am to 4pm
Phone: 01305 838400
at Gillingham Direct Tuesday 9am-1pm Appointments only (cancelled until November 2012) Friday 9am-1pm Appointments only
Anybody facing immediate homelessness outside these hours can contact the out of hours service on 01202 733255
Highway issues and Street Lighting
The Dorset Council is the authority that is in charge of the above services, however will not accept requests from individuals and look toward the Town Council to assess at a lower level whether the suggested amendment would be acceptable to the local community. Therefore if you have a request in relation to these matters then please Contact Us