Living in Blandford

Where to find everything you need to know about our thriving community, where to get more information or help on local services, health, education and public transport

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Local Government

Dorset Councils Dorset for You . A comprehensive A to Z list of services. Type in your address and it will focus on your local area and give you a menu of services to choose from.

Blandford Forum Town Council includes a section on the services provided.

Blandford St Mary Parish Council includes a Section on “Local Information – Welcome pack”


Forum Focus – Blandford’s local monthly news magazine.

Blackmore Vale Magazine – local area weekly news magazine



The Blandford School, Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, DT11 7SQ


Archbishop Wake CE Primary School, Black Lane, Blandford Forum, DT118SW

Milldown Primary School, Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, DT11 7SN

Blandford St Mary CE Primary School, Birch Avenue, Blandford St. Mary, DT1 9QD

Durweston CE VA Primary School

Pimperne CE VC Primary School

Speitsbury CE Primary School

Adult learning

Blandford Adult Learning Centre, Black Lane, Blandford Forum, DT118SW 0800 262648 [email protected]


The Tabernacle, Blandford Forum DT11 7AA, Limited opening.


Youth Club is based at the Blandford School, Milldown Rd, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7SQ

TREADS is an informal advice, information and drop-in centre for young people, based in Blandford Forum, Dorset 26 Market Place, Blandford Forum, DT11 7EB (01258) 455448 email: [email protected]

Health & Wellbeing


Whitecliff Surgery, Whitecliff Mill Street, Blandford Forum. DT11 7BH Enquiries

Eagle House Surgery, Whitecliff Mill St, Blandford Forum. DT11 7DQ Enquiries (01258) 453171


Alaska House 80, Salisbury Street. Blandford (01258) 452091 Gentle Dental. East Street. Blandford (01258) 450019

Diplomat House Dental Care. Oakfield Street. Blandford (01258) 456901

East Street Dental Practice. 27, East Street. Blandford (01258) 452522


Hospitals Blandford Community Hospital, Milldown Road. Blandford Forum No A&E. Minor Injuries Unit only (01258) 451456 Limited opening

Nearest hospitals open 24 hours : Accident and Emergency – Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2JY Tel: 01305 251150

Accident and Emergency – Poole General Hospital, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2JB Tel: 01202 665511

Accident and Emergency – Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth. Dorset BH7 7DW Tel : 01202 303626


Boots Pharmacy, 45 East Street, Blandford Tel: (01258 ) 452619

Boots Pharmacy, 3 Salisbury Street, Blandford Tel: (01258) 453108

Advice and Support

Age Concern 4, Nightingale Court. Blandford Forum (01258) 458250. Limited opening.

Citizens Advice Bureau Blandford Outreach. 0344 245 1291 The Treads Building, Beres Yard, 28b Market Place Blandford Forum (same area as Blandford Museum)

Dorset County Council, Blandford Day Services, Heddington Drive, DT11 7JP and Alcohol Services Blandford Drug and Alcohol Advisory Service 3A Market Place, Blandford. Tel: (01258) 450862

North Dorset Disability Action Group . 6/7 Nightingale Court. Blandford Forum. (01258) 268309. Provides equipment hire including electric scooters, powerchairs and wheelchairs on a short-term basis to people in immediate need and give help to clients to purchase for the long-term.

Wayfinders for free impartial and confidential advice for adults covering: benefits, legal issues, housing options, reliable traders, healthcare etc. Contact either 01305 548111 or 01202 946111 or [email protected] .


Damory Veterinary Clinic Damory Lodge, Edward Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7QT (01258) 452626 24 hour emergency cover

Friars Moor Vets Higher Shaftsbury Rd, DT11 8ST 01258 472160

Getting About


National Express coaches depart from Poole or Ringwood. For information phone 0871 781 8181

Wilts and Dorset Bus Company 01202 673555 [email protected]

Damory Buses 01202 338 420

Community transport

Community transport maps:

Bus2Go transports local people from Blandford Forum, Dorchester, Milborne St Andrew, and surrounding villages on day trips to shopping centres, lunches, garden centres, theatres and places of interest,

Friends of Blandford Community Hospital Transport Service. Transport to and from hospital appointments. Distance no object. Free service, donations appreciated. Book through your GP. Shopping trips and outings for vulnerable or disabled residents. Email:
[email protected]

NORDCAT is a charitable organisation that provides a door-to-door minibus service across the Dorset area primarily for the elderly, disabled and socially excluded. Contact the NORDCAT Community Transport Manager Tel: (01258) 472104 or Tel: 01258 450095

Train – The nearest train station is in Poole, but there are stations at Wool, Gillingham, Salisbury


Blandford Evangelical Church, Albert Street, Blandford Forum, DT11 7HZ, (01258) 450689,

Blandford United Reformed Church, 28 Whitecliff Mill St , DT11 7DQ, 01258 459939,

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Short’s Ln, Blandford Forum, DT11 7BD, 01258 452186

Our Lady Of Lourdes & St Cecilia, White Cliff Mill Street, Blandford Forum, DT11 7BN, (01258) 452051

St Mary, CofE Church, Lower Blandford St Mary, DT11 9ND, 01258 857620

St Peter & St Paul CofE Church, Market Place, Blandford Forum, DT11 7AH, (01258) 456260

The Gathering Place, 25A Orchard St, DT11 7RA, 01258 480574, [email protected]


Post Office Post Office / Royal Mail services – counter service, sorting office and parcel collection point. The Tabernacle, Blandford Forum DT117AA

Dorset Rural Music School, The Close, Blandford Music lessons, lectures, instrument hire.

Community Groups  view all our community groups from here.