Welcome to the Blandford Town Team website!

This is the Town Team’s guide to the town and local area. We hope you will find it useful.

We are a community focused group of volunteers who feel strongly about the need to promote the town for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors alike, and provide support to other community groups (where appropriate). We meet every two months to review work in progress and plan new projects. Email the secretary at [email protected] find out more.

Come to beautiful Blandford and see what the Bastard brothers did! Blandford is a market town steeped in history since its origins in the 9th century, but characterised by its unique Georgian town centre created after a fire in 1731 destroyed most of the buildings. The resultant rebuilding by architects and craftsmen of the time earned its description by architectural historian Nicholas Pevsner as ‘a most satisfying Georgian ensemble’ with which hardly any other town could compare. Today, a thriving and bustling centre now serving its own growing population and that of the numerous surrounding villages, and taking pride in its wide variety of independent and national shops and businesses, markets, services and recreational facilities.

News Update

  1. Expression of Interest submitted to Historic England for substantial funding to improve the town centre.
  2.  Read about it here
  3. We welcome Pitmans Removals & Storage as our prime site sponsor.

Upcoming Events

Blandford Carnival Week 2 – 7 September 2019 – full details here https://www.blandfordtown.co.uk/event/blandford-carnival-week-september-2-to-september-7/

Carnival procession  from Holland Way 7.15 pm to the Market Place

Free-Expression Arts Festival 

Blandford  

  Sun 15th Sept 2019 

www.free-expression.com

https://www.facebook.com/freeexpression16?ref=hl

Please support the event, like our page 

 and spread the word. Thank you 🙂

We are also proud supporters of Blandfords new community arts centre project

http://www.thefordingpoint.com/

 

Visit the Blandford Leisure Centre.

The Town Team is committed to promoting the Blandford Leisure Centre and securing its future through local government and the community.

Everyone Active website

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What’s going on in Blandford

September diary

Sunday September 1: The Art Room - Informal art session, 11am-1pm at The Kings Arms, Blandford, full details blandfordartsociety.weebly.com Pimperne

September 1 8:00 am September 30 5:00 pmEvent Details

Dorset Architectural Heritage Week Events, Saturday September 14 to Sunday September 22

Blandford free entry events Throughout: Blandford Town Museum Blandford Town Museum,  10 to 4pm St Peter & St Paul’s Church,

September 14 8:00 am September 22 5:00 pmEvent Details

Community Expo 2019 – Saturday September 14

September 14 10:00 am 1:00 pmEvent Details

Free Expression Arts Festival Sunday September 15

Blandford Market Place, Blandford Museum and other venues

September 15 8:00 am 5:00 pmEvent Details

Strictly Come Tea Dancing

Strictly Come Tea Dancing at the Corn Exchange, Market Place, Blandford Forum, live music from the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band

September 16 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 2:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Event Details

A Medieval Moot – Sunday September 22

September 22 10:00 am 4:00 pmEvent Details
Community

Example of Blandford Town Team community project

The Town Team obtained Lidll 106 grant funding to install tourism signs on the by-pass to promote the attractions of the town and the local area to visitors and the passing public. These provide important physical promotion as part of the marketing package aimed at bringing more people into the Blandford area.

Get the latest updates for this project

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Enterprise

Just some of our local businesses

ParrotClicks - Pay Monthly Websites

ParrotClicks – Pay Monthly Websites

Pay monthly websites for £30 per month, built within 48 hours!

St. Martin's House 1

St. Martin’s House

The house forms the central part of a large Victorian building which was built as the choristers’ house for St. Martin’s church, Bryanston, by the Portman family who then owned the estate. The estate is now home to Byranston School. Built in approx 1886 the house was originally called St Martin’s House, but this name appears to have been dropped in the l940s after the house was divided. The northern section was again divided in the early eighties and we bought the middle part shortly afterwards. Having gradually brought the heart of the building back to its former elegance, we felt it to be only right to also reinstate its original name! Although the whole building, and our central part, has undergone many changes, the principal features were fortunately left intact. We particularly love the huge etched and stained glass window in the stairwell. We have had many years of restoring damaged (one might even say vandalised!) mouldings and architraves, stripping back wooden features to show off the beauty of the grain. Now re-wired, re-plumbed, with central heating throughout and a bathroom for every bedroom, St. Martin’s is once again elegant, comfortable and a much loved home. We hope that

Forum Focus

Forum Focus

Blandford’s brilliant monthly community magazine – news, views and events

Tourist Information Centre

Tourist Information Centre

As well as a wealth of information call in too for gifts, souvenirs, accommodation bookings, bus tickets and more!

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