Town Clerk's Office, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD

Councillors

The Town Council is made up of 16 Councillors, who are voluntary, although they can choose to receive the allowance that is now available to them to cover Council-related costs such as stationery, telephone bills, travel, etc. Councillors represent different wards of the Town. The town is divided into 4 wards; Blandford Central, Blandford Old Town, Blandford Langton St Leonards, and Blandford Hilltop. Three Councillors will be elected to represent each ward with the exception of Blandford Central which will be represented by seven Councillors.

The Town Council also appoints Councillors to act as representatives to organisations and groups within the town. Councillors’ involvement as representatives in the local community develops greater understanding within the Council of the role of these organisations and groups. Representatives are nominated either at the request of a particular organisation/group or, if core funding has been granted, at the request of the Town Council.

The term of office for representatives is normally for a period of one year commencing from the Statutory Annual Meeting of the Town Council in May. Town Council representatives are expected to regularly attend meetings of the organisation they represent and take an active part in its operations. Annual reports are submitted by each representative to the Statutory Annual Meeting of the Town Council in May.

  • Blandford Forum Town Mayor

    Mayor

    Cllr Peter Clark has been elected as Chairman and Town Mayor for 2017/2018.

    Old Town Ward
    Serving Councillor since October 2011
    Chairman of Council 2017/2018
    Ex –officio member of all Committees and working groups.
    Town Council Representative to Ancients Monument Officer (Deputy), Blandford Fashion Museum, Blandford Forum Charities and Flood Warden
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    Builder, Letting Agent, Outhays House, 2 The Plocks Blandford Forum, 6 Luton Mews Blandford Forum, 45d Salisbury Street Blandford Forum, 31 Salisbury Street Blandford Forum, 3 Market Place Blandford Forum, 2 Clump Farm, Blandford Forum
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    Trustee of Barnes for a Recreation
    Contact Details:
    Outhays House, 2 The Plocks, Blandford Forum
    DT11 7AA

    Receives £0 per year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Haydn White

    Hilltop Ward
    Serving Councillor since 1983
    Past Mayor 1988/1989, 1995/1996 and 1999/2000
    Member of Planning Committee, Recreation & Amenities Committee and Finance & Staffing Committee.
    Town Council representative on Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan, Blandford Leisure Centre Consultative Group (Deputy), Blandford Business Group, DAPTC Larger Councils and North Dorset
    and William Williams Charity Representative.
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    79 Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum DT11 7LP
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    Trustee for Barnes for a Recreation, Member of
    the Labour Party, National Union for Teachers,
    William Williams Charity and Chairman of DAPTC.
    Contact Details:
    79 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7LP
    01258 453666

    Receives £300 per year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Lynn Lindsay

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since 1999
    Past Mayor 2003/2004 and 2009/2010
    Chairman of Recreation & Amenities Committee
    Member of Finance and Staffing (as Chairman of
    Recreation and Amenities Committee) and
    member of Planning.
    Town Council Representative to the Allotment
    Society, Blandford Events Group, Blandford
    Leisure Centre Consultation Group, Great Dorset
    Steam Fair, The Heritage Group (UNESCO World
    heritage Site), Remembrance Sunday Planning
    Group.
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    31 Barnes Close, Blandford Forum DT11 7NG
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    Trustee of Barnes for a Recreation, Trustee of
    Age Concern, and Trustee of Blandford Forum
    Charities .
    Contact Details:
    31 Barnes Close, Blandford Forum DT11 7NG
    01258 456209

    Receives £300 per year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Harold Galpin

    Langton St Leonards Ward
    Serving Councillor since October 2000
    Member of Planning Committee and Recreation & Amenities Committee.
    Town Council Representative to the Allotment Society, Foundation Governors Blandford Secondary School Foundation (Deputy) Mortain & Blandford Twinning Association, Rights of Way Officer, TREADS and Tree Warden.
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    Sales Rep for Highwood, Millers Close,
    Dorchester DT1 1HW,
    Russell House, Durweston
    DT11 0QA
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    Trustee for Barnes for a Recreation, Durweston
    Parish Councillor
    Contact Details:
    Russell House, Durweston DT11 0QA
    01258 454294

    Receives £300 per year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Steve Hitchings

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2003
    Past Mayor 2007/2008, 2014/2015, 2015/2016
    Chairman of Finance and Staffing Committee
    Member of Planning and Recreation and Amenities
    Committees
    Town Council Representative to Blandford Public
    Transport Group
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    Taxi Driver, Hitch a Lift Ltd T/A Kens Kabs, Dorset
    Kings Road Cars Ltd, 27 Kings Road, Blandford
    Forum
    DT11 7LD
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    Trustee of Blandford Forum Charities, Member of
    the Liberal Democrats Party, Trustee for Barnes for
    a Recreation, Chairman of Blandford Leisure
    Centre Consultation Group, Trustee / President of
    Blandford Opportunity Group
    Contact Details:
    27 Kings Road, Blandford Forum DT11 7LD
    01258 455840

    Receives £300 per year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Jackie Stayt

    Old Town Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2007
    Past Mayor 2016/17
    Member of Town & General Purposes Committee
    and Planning Committee.
    Town Council Representative to Blandford Forum
    Charities, Citizens Advice Bureau, DAPTC Larger
    Councils and North Dorset Representative and
    TIC Observer.
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    29 Damory Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7EU
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    NDDC District Councillor, Trustee for Barnes for a Recreation and Forum Focus Magazine Director.
    Contact Details:
    29 Damory Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7EU
    01258 456999

    Receives £300 per year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Roger Carter Blandford Forum

    Cllr Roger Carter

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2011
    Vice-Chairman of Council
    Ex –officio member of all Committees and working groups

    Town Council Representative to the 14-18 Working Group, Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan, Blandford Forum Charities, Blandford Leisure Centre Consultation Group, Blandford Museum Trust, Cycling Officer, Foundation Governors Blandford Secondary School Foundation, Mortain and Blandford Twinning Association and the Remembrance Sunday Planning Group.

    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    None
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    Trustee for a Barnes for Recreation
    Trustee of Treads

    Contact Details:
    2 Greenhill, Blandford Forum DT11 7TX
    01258 455903

    Receives £0 per year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Hugo Mieville

    Langton St Leonards Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2011
    Chairman of Town and General Purposes Committee and Vice-Chairman of Finance and Staffing Committee.
    Town Council representative to Blandford Business Group, Foundation Governors Blandford Secondary School Foundation, Treads.
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    School Master at Milton Abbey School, 4 Albert
    Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7HY
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    Trustee of Barnes for a Recreation, Member of
    the Liberal Democrat Party, Member of teaching
    union, Blandford Mortain Twinning association,
    Foundation Gosvenor of Blandford School, and
    employee of Milton Abbey School, a registered
    charity.
    Contact Details:
    4 Albert Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7HY
    01258 480366

    Receives £300 per year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr John Stayt

    Old Town Ward
    Serving Councillor since October 2014
    Member of Planning and Recreation and Amenities Committees.
    Town Council representative for The Blandford Events Group and Blandford Opportunity Group
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    29 Damory Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7EU
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    NDDC District Councillor, Blandford St Mary Parish Councillor, Trustee for Barnes for a Recreation, Forum Focus Magazine Director, Chamber of Commerce Treasurer, Trustee & Director of CAB.
    Contact Details:
    29 Damory Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7EU
    01258 456999

    Receives £300 per year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Lee Hitchings

    Hilltop Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2015
    Member of Planning Committee, Finance &
    Staffing Committee and Town & General
    Purposes Committee

    Town Council Representative to Blandford
    Yuletide Festival
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    Qube GB, Archway Nursery
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    Trustee of Barnes for a Recreation, St John
    Ambulance – Blandford Unit
    Contact Details:
    9 Willow Park, Church Lane, Pimperne, DT11
    8UB

    Receives £300 per year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Colin Stevens

    Langton St Leonards Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2015
    Chairman of Planning and
    member of Town & General Purposes Committee
    Town Council Representative to 14-18 Working
    Group, Blandford & District Civic Society, Blandford
    Events Group, Blandford Town Team and Clean Up
    Blandford campaign
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    None
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    Chairman of the Georgian Fayre, Trustee of
    Blandford Forum Charities and Chairman of the
    Blandford Opportunity Group.
    Contact Details:
    16 Andrews Close, DT11 7PG
    01258 453955

    Receives £0 per year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Nocturin Lacey-Clarke

    Hilltop Ward
    Serving Councillor since March 2016
    Vice Chairman of Planning Committee, Member of the Recreation & Amenities Committee.
    Town Council Representative of Age UK, Ancient Monuments, Blandford Yuletide Festival, Blandford Business Group, Chamber of Commerce and Blandford Georgian Fayre
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    Noc’s Box Gaming Shop, 5 Dorset Street
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    NDDC District Councillor, Blandford ‘Rolling Ones’ Group, Rose Garden
    Gaming Group, A-Teens, Treads Trustee of Barnes for a Recreation
    Contact Details:
    5 Dorset Street, DT11 7RG

    Receives £300 Per Year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Dianne Robinson

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since March 2016
    Member of the Town & General Purposes, Finance and Staffing and Planning Committees.
    Town Council Representative to Blandford Area Youth Management Committee and Blandford Yuletide Festival.
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    Team Manager at Equilibirum Youth Works
    23 Cadley Close, Blandford Forum, DT11 7RY
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    Trustee of Barnes for a Recreation Ground
    Contact Details:
    23 Cadley Close, DT11 7RY

    Receives £300 Per Year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Pat Osborne

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since November 2016
    Member of Planning and Recreation & Amenities Committees.
    Town Council representative for Blandford Area Youth Management Committee and Preetz Twinning Association
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    Transformation Manager LV, Country Gates, Bournemouth
    3 Sharp Close, DT11 7FY
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    Trustee of Barnes for a Recreation
    Labour Party
    Unite
    Contact Details:
    3 Sharp Close, DT11 7FY

    Receives £0 Per Year Councillor Allowance

  • Cllr Byron Quayle

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since April 2017.
    Member of the Town and General Purposes and Planning Committee.
    Town Council Representative of 14-18 Working Group, Blandford Leisure Centre Consultative Group, Blandford Opportunity Group, Blandford Business Group and Clean Up Blandford Campaign
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    16 Alexandra Street, Blandford Forum, DT11 7QP
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    DCC County Councillor, Member of the Conservative Party
    Member of the Blandford Arches Trust
    Trustee of Barnes for a Recreation Ground.
    Contact Details:
    16 Alexandra Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset.
    DT11 7QP

    Receives £300 Per Year Councillor Allowance.

Code of Conduct

The Town Council has adopted a new Code of Conduct in line with the required regulations. The link below opens the Town Council’s Code of Conduct.

Register of Interests

The Town Council has adopted Appendix A and B of the new Code of Conduct, and therefore has two registers of interest, a register of pecuniary interests and a register of personal interests. These are listed under each Councillor’s profile.

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