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

Councillors

The Town Council is made up of 16 Councillors who are voluntary. They can choose to receive the allowance of £350 a year that is available to cover Council-related costs such as stationery, telephone bills, travel, etc. The contact details for Councillors can be viewed here, but please scroll down to find out more about each Councillor.

Councillors represent different wards of the Town, which can be viewed here: Blandford new polling district maps and the make up of each ward is as follows:

Blandford Central Ward – six councillors

Langton St Leonards Ward – three councillors

Old Town Ward – three councillors

Hilltop Ward – two councillors

Badbury Heights Ward – two councillors

Councillors are also appointed to act as representatives to organisations and groups within the town. Representation in the local community develops greater understanding within the Council of the role these organisations and groups have. 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 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.

  • Cllr Hugo Mieville

    Langton St Leonards Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2011
    Past Mayor 2023/2024
    Vice-Chairman of Council 2024/2025
    Ex-officio member of all Committees and working groups.
    Town Council Representative to the Allotment Society, Blandford Business Group, Blandford Food Bank (Deputy), Bandford Forum Charities, Blandford Literary Festival, Blandford Youth & Community Centre, Blandford Yuletide Festival, Clean Up Blandford Campaign, Diversity Ambassadors, Foundation Governors Blandford Secondary School Foundation, Mortain & Blandford Twinning Association, Preetz Twinning Association and TREADS.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    4 Albert Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7HY
    01258 480366

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

    Civic Report 22nd April to 13th May 2024

  • Cllr Yvonne Mieville

    Old Town Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2024
    Member of Planning, Corn Exchange and Town & General Purposes Committees.
    Town Council Representative to Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan, Blandford Community Fridge, Blandford Forum Charities, Blandford Literary Festival, Blandford Yuletide Festival, Clean Up Blandford Campaign, Dorset Association of Parish & Town Councils (DAPTC) Larger Councils and North Dorset and Treads.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    4 Albert Street, Blandford Forum, DT11 7HY
    07881 461518

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Cllr Maggie Putt

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2024
    Member of Planning, Corn Exchange and Recreation & Amenities Committees.
    Town Council Representative to Blandford Fashion Museum, Blandford Leisure Centre Consultative Group, Blandford Yuletide Festival and Wellness Clinics.
    Register of Interest 

    Contact Details:
    17 Maple Tree Close, Blandford Forum, DT11 7FY
    07519 986922

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Cllr Terry Clarkson

    Hilltop Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2024
    Member of Planning, Corn Exchange, Recreation & Amenities, Town & General Purposes and Finance & Staffing Committees.
    Town Council Representative to Age Concern, Ancient Monuments Officer, BFTC Commemoration Group, Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan, Blandford Opportunity Group, Blandford Youth & Community Centre, Blandford Yuletide Festival, Citizens Advice Dorset, Diversity Ambassadors, Flood Warden, North Dorset Tourism Meeting, Remembrance Sunday Planning Group, Town Museum, Arts & Heritage Trust, Tree Warden and Wellness Clinics.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    55 Barnes Close, Blandford Forum, DT11 7NG
    07914 067709

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Cllr Sheila Chapman

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since July 2023
    Chairman of Recreation & Amenities Committee.
    Member of Planning, Town & General Purposes and Finance & Staffing Committees.
    Town Council Representative to the Allotment Society, BFTC Commemoration Group, Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan, Blandford Leisure Centre Consultative Group, Blandford Yuletide Festival, Foundation Governors Blandford Secondary School Foundation (Deputy), Remembrance Planning Group and Wellness Clinics.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    55 Eastleaze Road, Blandford Forum, DT11 7UN
    07486 637373

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Councillor Steve Hitchings

    Cllr Steve Hitchings

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2003
    Past Mayor 2007/2008, 2014/2015, 2015/2016
    Chairman of Corn Exchange Committee, Member of Planning, Recreation & Amenities, Town & General Purposes and Finance & Staffing Committees.
    Town Council Representative to Blandford Food Bank, Remembrance Sunday Planning Group and Wellness Clinics.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    27 Kings Road, Blandford Forum DT11 7LD
    01258 455840

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Councillor Lee hitchings

    Cllr Lee Hitchings

    Badbury Heights Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2015
    Past Mayor 2021/2022 
    Chairman of Finance & Staffing Committee.
    Member of Planning, Corn Exchange and Recreation & Amenities Committee.
    Town Council Representative to Blandford Yuletide Festival and Cycling Officer.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    12 Staverton Walk, Blandford Forum, Dorset. DT11 7TN
    07917 863531

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Councillor Colin Stevens

    Cllr Colin Stevens

    Langton St Leonards Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2015
    Past Mayor 2022/2023
    Chairman of Town & General Purposes Committee.
    Member of Planning, Corn Exchange and Finance &  Staffing Committees.
    Town Council Representative to BFTC Commemoration Group, Blandford Business Group, Blandford Community Fridge, Blandford Fashion Museum, Blandford Yuletide Festival, Clean Up Blandford Campaign and DAPTC Larger Councils and North Dorset, North Dorset Tourism Meetings and William Williams Charity Representative.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    16 Andrew Close, Blandford Forum, DT11 7PG
    01258 453955

    Receives £0 per year Councillor allowance

     

  • Councillor Nocturin Lacey-Clarke

    Cllr Nocturin Lacey-Clarke

    Councillor Nocturin Lacey-Clarke has been elected as Chairman and Town Mayor for 2024/2025

    Old Town Ward
    Serving Councillor since March 2016
    Chairman of Council 2024/2025
    Ex officio of all Committees and Working Groups.
    Town Council Representative to:
    Register of Interet
    Contact Details:
    5 Dorset Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7RG
    07815 951095

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Councillor Byron Quayle

    Cllr Byron Quayle

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since April 2017.
    Member of Planning, Corn Exchange and Town & General Purposes Committees.
    Town Council Representative to:
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    16 Alexandra Street, Blandford Forum, DT11 7QP
    07843 616343

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance.

  • Councillor Alan Cross

    Cllr Alan Cross

    Hilltop Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2019
    Chairman of Planning, Vice Chairman of Recreation & Amenities and Corn Exchange Committee and member of Finance & Staffing.
    Town Council Representative to BFTC Commemoration Group, Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan (voting rights),  Blandford Forum Charities, Clean Up Blandford Campaign, Mortain & Blandford Twinning Association Town Museum, Arts & Heritage Trust.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    15 Manor Farm Close, Pimperne, DT11 8XL
    01258 452849

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Cllr Rosemary Holmes

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2019 (previously 1990-2015)
    Past Mayor 2000/2001
    Vice Chairman of  Planning and Town & General Purposes Committee.
    Member of Finance & Staffing Committee.
    Town Council representative to BFTC Commemoration Group, Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan, Blandford Forum Charities, Diversity Ambassadors, Flood Warden, Remembrance Sunday Planning Group and Wellness Clinics.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    16 Liddington Crescent, Blandford Forum DT11 7RP
    01258 480451

    Receives £350 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. The register of interests is held on the principal authority’s website.

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