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A NUMBER of long-held ambitions of community groups in Blandford began to come to fruition last month and should soon be completed.

Work started at the end of May on the installation of drainage to protect the Langton Meadows flood arches and creation of a staircase to the top with viewing platforms across the meadows and interpretation boards on the history of the railway which the arches carried, and the wildlife to be found on the meadows. Work also started at the beginning of June on the restoration of the archway which was the entrance to the former Blandford Grammar School and its war memorial and installation of interpretation boards.Read more…

   Repair Cafe’s First Event

THERE was a hive of industry in the Blandford Royal British Legion Hall on Saturday June 1 when a monthly Repair Café, where people can bring their broken items to be fixed by a team of local volunteers, held its first event. It was started in Blandford by two local women, Eleana Humphreys and Roz Skellorn, who wanted to help people do simple household repairs, with the aim of reducing the amount of unnecessary waste. Eleana said, “I have always tried to fix things at home when they’ve been broken, but I realised that not everyone had the confidence to try to repair items and threw them away instead.       Read More…

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