Helpful links from Dorset Council
Please find a link to a news release about how residents can volunteer to support their communities and get help themselves during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The next Parish Council meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday 6th January 2021 at 6pm via Zoom. If you would like to attend the meeting please emial the Clerk on Clerk@blandfordstmary-pc.gov.uk for an invitation to be sent.
Dorset Council Local Plan Consultation – need your views.
What is in the plan?
View the Dorset Council Local Plan consultation on the council’s website at www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/Dorset-council-local-plan
Paper copies of the plan are available for loan via click and collect from your local Dorset Council library (Covid-19 permitting) https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/libraries/find-your-local-library/dorset-libraries.aspx.
If you are shielding volunteers can help you pick up a paper copy of the plan for you from your local library. Find out more about support for those shielding at https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/emergencies-severe-weather/emergencies/coronavirus/community-response/communities-and-volunteering.aspx
Find out more
Listen to or watch webinars We are holding webinars throughout the consultation period on key themes within the plan. Each webinar will consist of a short presentation followed by a question and answer session. www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/dorset-council-local-plan-webinars
If you have any difficulties opening any attachments on this site, please contact the Clerk for an alternative format.
Blandford St Mary is a village and civil parish in the North Dorset district of Dorset, England. The village is on the south bank of the River Stour, immediately opposite the larger town of Blandford Forum. The village grew up around the Badger Brewery, owned by Hall and Woodhouse, which is based there.
Blandford St Mary has a great recreation area and Play Area, which has recently been resurfaced and there are future projects to be agreed to improve this area even more. There is a busy Tesco supermarket and fuel station and a Homebase DIY store which attracts shoppers from the many villages that surround the Blandford area. There is a great primary school in the village. An older area of the village near the river bridge to Blandford Forum has a traditional public house and a village green. Opposite is the old stone gate at the entrance of the Bryanston School estate.
Lower Blandford St Mary is a rural outpost of Blandford St Mary, in the farm fields to the south across the bypass road, with a small church and graveyard, and historic houses.
The Parish Council work closely with local residents and other local organisation’s to make sure that the Council are providing the best service they can for their residents.
IMPORTANT CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE
Entrance and highway works in BLANDFORD St Mary adjacent to the roundabout on the A354 and A350 will be commencing on the 25th of January.
The construction work will be broken down into 4 phases and each phase will be approximately 4 weeks long.
1 A354 access to the Bellway site
2 A350 Main entrance Access including bus stop installation
3 Toucan crossing and street lights
4 “Badger” roundabout changes and improvements
Work will also be taking place down to Church Lane with traffic management.