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You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.

Banks

HSBC

17 Market Pl, Blandford Forum DT11 7AG, UK – 0345 740 4404

Good staff never too busy

Great local branch, friendly staff always willing to answer the potential 'daft question'

Nationwide

5 Market Pl, Blandford Forum DT11 7AH, UK – 0800 554 1005

Very friendly and quick service

Barclays Bank

12 Market Place, Blandford Forum DT11 7EF, UK – 0345 734 5345

Building Societies

Yorkshire Building Society

18 Salisbury St, Blandford Forum DT11 7AR, UK – 01258 456044

Nationwide

5 Market Pl, Blandford Forum DT11 7AH, UK – 0800 554 1005

Very friendly and quick service

Local Chambers of Commerce for DT11 9QD. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!
Corn Exchange

17 Market Pl, Blandford Forum DT11 7AG, UK

The corn exchange is a great multipurpose space with a big hall and good sized stage. The hall has easy mobility access from the town centre and a small kitchen area with serving hatch for food and drink preparation.

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for DT11. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Blandford St. Mary area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Blandford St. Mary and DT11 9QD with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Alaska House Dental Practice

80 Salisbury St, Blandford Forum DT11 7PS, UK – 01258 452091

Great care! Would recommend to anyone!

Southern Dental ltd

Diplomat House Dental Practice, Oakfield Street, Blandford Forum, Blandford DT11 7EX, UK – 01258 456901

Gentle Dental

14 East St, Blandford Forum DT11 7DR, UK – 01258 450019

Eagle House Surgery

White Cliff Mill St, Blandford Forum DT11 7DQ, UK – 01258 453171

Cannot ask for better health care.most helpful staff!!

Polite and efficient what more do you want

White Cliff Surgery

White Cliff Mill St, Blandford Forum DT11 7BH, UK – 01258 452501

I always feel like this place is hit and miss. There are some friendly doctors who are willing to listen and help but unfortunately there are some unhelpful doctors which have low interest in helping you. Much prefer my old doctors surgery.

Very good. l have had no reason to complain.

Clements Dr J

Eagle House Surgery/White Cliff Mill St, Blandford Forum DT11 7DQ, UK – 01258 453171

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

Blandford Community Hospital

Milldown Rd, Blandford Forum DT11 7DD, UK – 01258 456541

I suspect it is hard to love a nurse. We get up early or we work all night. We come home late and are too tired to cook. We work extra because we know there are sick people who need us. We miss weekend events, holidays, birthdays. We don't get too excited over your minor "boo-boo". We have seen far worse. We don't want to talk when we come home. We have talked all day. We don't want to move when we come home. We have moved all day. It may seem that we have left all our caring, our heart, and our love at work, then have come home to you empty. We probably have. But we don't tell you that many times at work that we are mired by anxiety, we are scared. Scared we are missing something. Scared we will let our patient down or worse. Scared that we'll have to deal with angry or violent patients and families. We don't tell you how the staffing crisis makes us cry on the way to work, to do a job we love, but now we are terrified to do because it is breaking us down while putting the most vulnerable at risk. I suspect it is hard to love a nurse, but know this: Your nurse needs your love. Needs your understanding. Needs to know that you "get it". Needs to be the one taken care of every once and a while. Needs someone else to take charge of the details because doing it herself constantly is exhausting. Needs his/her feet rubbed. (Hint hint) Needs a shoulder to cry on when she can't even tell you why she's grieving. Needs you to do the hardest work you may ever do, which is to love a nurse. I would like to thank those of you out there who love us and let us do this work, this calling, this life: Nursing.๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงกโค๏ธ Copy and paste if you are nurse or love a nurse!!!.....I am not a nurse ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿจ #copied

I was at the hospital as a day surgery patient for an operation on my foot. What an amazing hospital! Bright, welcoming, the staff smiling and informative. If one can say to enjoy going to hospital for surgery, then I enjoyed it. Thank you very much to all the staff there that I met - ward staff, theater staff, you were all lovely.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for DT11 9QD.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for DT11 9QD
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Blandford Evangelical Church

Sunnydale, Albert St, Blandford Forum DT11 7HZ, UK – 01258 450689

Very welcoming and outgoing church that seems to care about the local community as well as maintaining a true Christian ethos.

Welcoming vibrant church, exactly what you'd want to see!

Holy Trinity Church

Manor Rd, Blandford Forum DT11 8JZ, UK

Went bell ringing there in my child hood sang in choir too one of the nibblett family miss my younger days now

St Peter's Church

Church Rd, Pimperne, Blandford Forum DT11 8UD, UK

Beautiful church

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Blandford St. Mary. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Blandford Recycling Centre

6 Blandford forum, Blandford Forum DT11 7TE, UK

Can get busy. Staff on the whole very helpful, keep up the good work.

J&G Environmental

J & G House, Holland Way Industrial Estate, Blandford Forum DT11 7TA, UK – 01258 453445

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Blandford St. Mary

Simla Tandoori

12 West St, Blandford Forum DT11 7AJ, UK – 01258 452096

Absolutely great service, staff went above and beyond to make sure we were having an enjoyable visit. The food was delicious, staff were friendly and the waiting times were minimal. Excellent change from when we visited last year

Food was exceptional and waiters were very polite, only downside would be how long it toke we arrived at 18:30 didn't get our mains until 19:45 and then didn't leave the establishment till 22:00 so prepare to spend you whole evening there as this was just for 2 of us although it was a Friday night!

Vecchia Roma

8, Georgian Passage, East St, Blandford Forum DT11 7DX, UK – 01258 450090

Great food and value for money. Highly recommended

Serving The best steaks in town, without fail, every time we go there!

Namaste Gurkha

11 East St, Blandford Forum DT11 7DU, UK – 01258 450769

Our daughters birthday we took her and hubby out for a meal. Could not have wished for a better evening, staff very friendly, service and food excellent to say the least, most enjoyable. They made our daughters evening special, so thank you. We were pleased we had booked a table as the restaurant quickly filled up. This restaurant is definitely a โ€˜ keeper โ€˜.

We love the momoโ€™s!! Great food and great menu range. One of my favourite restaurants

Nursery and Preschools

Handy Paws Pre-School

Church Road, Durweston, Blandford Forum DT11 0QA, UK – 01258 452277

Excellent pre-school, a really homely feel, my three daughters have all been to Handy Paws, and all have really enjoyed being there. The team provide excellent care and feedback to parents, but most of all provide an excellent start to a child's education - through play and activities.

Handy Paws has been graded Outstanding in every OFSTED inspection weโ€™ve ever had. Last time they visited, in September 2016, OFSTED said: Children in the pre-school make outstanding progress. Their skills, levels of knowledge and personal development are well above what is typical for their age.

Panda Preschool

Milldown Rd, Blandford Forum DT11 7SN, UK – 01258 458151

Larksmead Pre School

The Pavilions, Larksmead, Blandford Forum DT11 7LU, UK – 01258 456383

Primary and Secondary Schools

Pimperne C of E VC Primary School

Newfield Rd, Pimperne DT11 8W, UK – 01258 452025

bee movie is a good book.

Durweston C Of E Primary School

Church Rd, Blandford Forum DT11 0QA, UK – 01258 452277

A wonderful village school which makes the most of it's rural setting. Strong links with the local community, church, farm and village. It's own Forest School woodland an easy walk from the school. Dedicated staff, polite, well-behaved, enthusiastic children and a supportive and active governing body.

Really well behaved children at this school

Archbishop Wake C Of E Primary School

Archbishop Wake School /Black La, Blandford Forum DT11 8SW, UK – 01258 453120

This is a really good school fantastic staff and great facilities and extra clubs

Public & Preparatory Schools

Bryanston School

Blandford Forum DT11 0PX, UK – 01258 452411

Lovely grounds and an interesting school. Seek out the old school photos in the corridors. They don't wear school uniforms so the fashion and haircuts are a wonderful historic document (and hilarious).

It is a great sports camp.

Knighton House School and The Orchard Pre-prep

Durweston, Blandford Forum DT11 0PY, UK – 01258 452065

Knighton House is a every parents idea of the perfect country girls prep school (ages 7 to 13, plus nursery from 3 to 7). Excellent academic results achieved in a nurturing environment. Plenty to occupy day, flexi and boarders alike. A focus on the child with small class sizes (average 8 to 10); wonderful comfy dorms, ponies, rabbits, pigmy goats all in 30 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside. I speak from experience as I have 3 children at the school, who moved from a London day-school environment and have flourished at Knighton.

Local social service agencies for DT11 9QD with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for DT11 9QD with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for DT11 9QD, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for DT11 9QD with contact details and location maps

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