Blandford & District Civic Society

The Society (founded 1970) seeks to preserve and enhance the town’s built environment and pride of place by acting as a constructive pressure group.

Aim: to preserve, protect and enhance the town’s built environment

The Society (founded 1970) seeks to preserve and enhance the town’s built environment and pride of place by acting as a constructive pressure group.

It seeks to ensure that development plans are in keeping with the town’s unique character and to inform the local population about their historic environment through a variety of projects, publications, and a series of guided heritage walks, presentations and visits.

Becoming a Member

Members are automatically enrolled as members of the national civic movement Civic Voice, and projects have included the installation of Blue Plaques highlighting buildings of historic interest, information boards, yard and footway signs, and the restoration of the sundial on Blandford Forum Parish Church.

Current projects

A project currently in the pipeline is the restoration of the archway in Damory Street which once formed the entrance to the former Blandford Secondary School and became a war memorial to those from the school lost in The Great War, together with enhancement of the neighbouring town burial ground used from early in the 19th century until the opening of the municipal cemetery in Salisbury Road.

Get in touch

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List of Community Groups

Age Concern Blandford: 4 Nightingale Court East Street Blandford, email: [email protected], Blandford Allotment Society: web: Blandford Amateur Boxing Club, meets Thursdays, United Reformed Church Blandford Art Society: web: Blandford Bowling Club, Park Road, Blandford: web: Blandford Brownies and Guides: email: [email protected] Blandford Business club: web: Blandford Cricket Club, Park Road, Blandford: Blandford Dementia Action Alliance: web:, email [email protected] Blandford Evening Women’s Institute: Blandford & Mortain Twinning Association: Blandford Preetz Friendship Association: email: [email protected] Blandford Men’s Shed, Milldown Road, Blandford DT11 7SQ, email [email protected] Blandford Railway Arches Trust, 01258 459346 Blandford Rotary Club (lunchtime), web: Blandford Town Museum, Bere’s Yard, Market Place, Blandford;;  email [email protected] or call 01258 450388 Blandford Fashion Museum, The Plocks, Blandford; web: Blandford Film Society: web: Blandford Forum Camera Club, Station Court, Blandford: web: Blandford Forum Gymnastics Club, Blandford Heights Industrial Estate: web: Blandford Georgian Fayre: email: [email protected]; web: Blandford Opportunity Group, Whitecliff Gardens, Blandford: email: [email protected] Blanadford Rugby Club, Larksmead, Blandford: web: Blandford Scout Group: email: [email protected] Blandford Stour Rotary Club (evening):  Web: Blandford TIC: Email: [email protected] Blandford U3A: website: Blandford United Football Club and Youth Football, Park Road, Blandford:

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Blandford’s Community Woodland

Clean-up Blandford Campaign (CUBC)

Clean Up Blandford Campaign (CUBC)

Do your bit for the environment – join in community litter-picks

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Visit interesting hidden gardens in Blandford

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Blandford Town Museum

The Blandford Museum tells the story of Blandford Forum and the surrounding area.