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 that is now available. This is to cover Council-related costs such as stationery, telephone bills, travel, etc. Councillors represent different wards of the Town. The Dorset (Electoral Changes) Order 2016 created the following five wards in Blandford Forum: Blandford Badbury Heights (One Councillor), Blandford Central (Six Councillors), Blandford Hilltop (Two Councillors), Blandford Langton St Leonards (Four Councillors) and Blandford Old Town Ward (Three 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 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 Lee Hitchings

    Cllr Lee Hitchings has been elected as Chairman and Town Mayor for 2021/2022

    Badbury Heights Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2015
    Chairman of Council 2021/2022
    Ex-officio member of all Committees and working groups.
    Town Council Representative to Blandford Yuletide Festival, Cycling Officer and Georgian Fayre.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    9 Willow Park, Church Lane, Pimperne, DT11 8UB
    07917 863531

    Receives £450 per year Chairman allowance

    Mayoral Diary

  • Councillor Haydn White

    Cllr Haydn White

    Hilltop Ward
    Serving Councillor since 1983
    Past Mayor 1988/1989, 1995/1996 and 1999/2000
    Vice Chairman of Recreation & Amenities Committee.
    Member of Planning and Finance & Staffing Committees.
    Town Council Representative on the Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan, Blandford Yuletide Festival, DAPTC Larger Councils and North Dorset and William Williams Charity Representative.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    79 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7LP
    01258 453666

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Cllr Lynn Lindsay

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since 1999
    Past Mayor 2003/2004, 2009/2010, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021
    Chairman of Recreation & Amenities Committee.
    Member of Planning and Finance & Staffing Committees.
    Town Council Representative to the Allotment Society, Blandford Leisure Centre Consultative Group, Great Dorset Steam Fair and Remembrance Sunday Planning Group.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    31 Barnes Close, Blandford Forum DT11 7NG
    01258 456209

    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 Finance & Staffing Committee.
    Member of Planning Committee and Recreation & Amenities Committee.
    Town Council Representative to Blandford Public Transport Group and Garrison/Police/Council Joint Partnership Group.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    27 Kings Road, Blandford Forum DT11 7LD
    01258 455840

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Cllr Roger Carter Blandford Forum

    Cllr Roger Carter

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2011
    Past Mayor 2018/2019
    Chairman of Planning Committee.
    Member of Recreation & Amenities and Finance & Staffing Committees.
    Town Council Representative to the BFTC Commemoration Group, Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan, Blandford Forum Charities, Blandford Leisure Centre Consultative Group, Foundation Governors Blandford Secondary School Foundation, Mortain & Blandford Twinning Association and the Remembrance Sunday Planning Group.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    2 Greenhill, Blandford Forum DT11 7TX
    07805 242691

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Councillor Hugo Mieville

    Cllr Hugo Mieville

    Langton St Leonards Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2011
    Chairman of Town & General Purposes Committee.
    Member of Planning and Finance & Staffing Committees.
    Town Council Representative to the Allotment Society, Blandford Town Team, Diversity Representative, Foundation Governors Blandford Secondary School Foundation,  TREADS and Tree Warden.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    4 Albert Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7HY
    01258 480366

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Councillor Peter Clark

    Cllr Peter Clark

    Old Town Ward
    Serving Councillor since October 2011
    Past Mayor 2017/2018
    Member of Planning and Town & General Purposes Committee.
    Town Council Representative to Ancient Monument Officer, Blandford Forum Charities and Flood Warden.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    7 River Mews, Blandford Forum, DT11 7AX, 01258 489991

    Receives £0 per year Councillor allowance

  • Councillor Colin Stevens

    Cllr Colin Stevens

    Langton St Leonards Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2015
    Vice Chairman of Council 2021/22, Ex-officio member of all Committees and working groups.
    Town Council Representative to BFTC Commemoration Group, Blandford Yuletide Festival, Blandford Business Group, Clean Up Blandford Campaign and DAPTC Larger Councils and North Dorset.
    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

    Old Town Ward
    Serving Councillor since March 2016
    Member of Planning and Recreation & Amenities Committees.
    Town Council Representative of Blandford Area Youth Management Committee and Foundation Governors Blandford Secondary School Foundation (Deputy).
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    5 Dorset Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7RG
    07815 951095

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Councillor Pat Osborne

    Cllr Pat Osborne

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since November 2016
    Vice Chairman of Finance & Staffing Committee.
    Member of Planning and Town & General Purposes Committees.
    Town Council Representative for Blandford Area Youth Management Committee, Blandford Literary Festival, Citizens Advice Dorset and TREADS.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    3 Sharp Close, DT11 7FY
    07917 831009

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Councillor Byron Quayle

    Cllr Byron Quayle

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since April 2017.
    Member of the Planning and Town & General Purposes Committees.
    Town Council Representative of BFTC Commemoration Group, Blandford Fashion Museum, Blandford Forum Charities, Blandford Literary Festival, Blandford Museum Trust and Clean Up Blandford Campaign.
    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
    Member of Planning, Town & General Purposes and Finance & Staffing Committees.
    Town Council Representative on BFTC Commemoration Group, Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan, Blandford & District Civic Society, Blandford Museum Trust, Clean Up Blandford Campaign, Mortain & Blandford Twinning Association and Rights of Way Officer.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    15 Manor Farm Close, Pimperne, DT11 8XL
    01258 452849

    Receives £0 per year Councillor allowance

  • Councillor Rosemary Holmes

    Cllr Rosemary Holmes

    Central Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2019 (previously 1990-2015)
    Past Mayor 2000/2001
    Vice Chairman of Planning Committee.
    Vice Chairman of Town & General Purposes Committee.
    Town Council representative on Blandford & District Civic Society, Blandford Fashion Museum, Blandford Yuletide Festival, Citizens Advice Dorset, Remembrance Sunday Planning Group and TIC Observer.
    Register of Interest
    Contact Details:
    16 Liddington Crescent, Blandford Forum DT11 7RP
    01258 480451

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Councillor Cathy Jacques

    Cllr Cathy Jacques

    Langton St Leonards Ward
    Serving Councillor since May 2019
    Member of Planning and Recreation & Amenities Committee.
    Town Council Representative on Blandford Area Youth Management Committee.
    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:
    Game On Gaming Centre, Busy Bees Cleaning Service, 64 Diamond Way, Blandford Forum, DT11 7WD
    Disclosable Personal Interests:
    Trustee of Barnes for a Recreation
    Contact Details:
    07756 856018

    Receives £350 per year Councillor allowance

  • Cllr Kaylee Herbert

    Langton St Leonards Ward
    Serving Councillor since September 2021
    Member of Planning and Town & General Purposes Committee.
    Town Council Representative to Age UK and Blandford Opportunity Group
    Register of Interest 

    Contact Details:

    5 Signals Avenue, Blandford Forum DT11 7XR

    07745 673631

    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 are held on the principal authority’s website.

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