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Blandford’s Carnival Parade


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BLANDFORD’S Carnival parade was notable this year for the number of new entries from emerging groups in the town, including the recently formed Blandford War On Waste, winners of the Arthur Adams Challenge Shield, the trophy for Best Endeavour, and Public Vote, who went underwater with two jellyfish, Tritan, a mermaid queen and princesses, Spinal Tap, and a squid driving the support vehicle, with costumes hand-made by Liz Leech. The Blandford Fibromyalgia Chronic Pain & Fatigue Peer Support Group won the John Jones Challenge Cup on their mobility scooters, many of which were supplied by the Disability Action Group.       Read more…

   Petition against Nordon demolition

AN ONLINE petition against the demolition of North Dorset District Council’s former headquarters at Nordon in Salisbury Road has gathered nearly 1200 signatures in just over two weeks. The petition at Change.org (http://chng.it/HsY95YLwpr) is to Dorset Council from Blandford & District Civic Society, and outlines the history of North Dorset District Council’s decision, a month before going out of existence, to give outline approve for the demolition and redevelopment of the site in Blandford’s Conservation Area with 40 affordable homes.

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