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Blandford Town Council backs angered residents


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RESIDENTS angered by the decision of North Dorset District Council and its planning committee to allow the redevelopment of the site of the council’s former headquarters have been backed by Blandford Town Council, which agreed on March 11 to ask the Secretary of State to call in the now approved outline planning application to demolish the buildings, including the original Edwardian house Nordon, and replace them with 40 affordable homes.

And a ‘Fast Track’ application for the house to be listed has been submitted to Historic England on behalf of the Blandford Historic Buildings Trust.       Read more…

WW1 Gallery

   Baby brother’s grave tracked down after 75 years

A GREAT grandmother tracked down the grave of the baby brother she had never seen when she visited Blandford cemetery with her daughter on March 4. Sidney Peter Clarke was born on December 30 1944 when Jenny Golding, née Clarke,  now 81 and living in Burnham on Sea, Somerset, was seven years old. The baby did not survive the birth. “I remember my father telling me to stay in my room on the night he was born, and next morning being told he had gone to heaven. I thought he wouldn’t know anyone there, and felt relieved some years later when my grandmother died that he would know someone then,” she said.

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