Tarrant Hinton - Useful Information

Useful Information

Rector The Rev’d Michael Foster 830 764

Church Warden this position is currently vacant

Lay Pastoral Assistant Mrs Ann Ellis 830 461


The churches of other denominations in Blandford are Methodist, United Reformed, Roman Catholic and Evangelical

The Tarrant Times is the magazine for the Tarrant Valley villages and contains details of services and other events.

It is published monthly and delivered to subscribing households (£3 per year). Initial inquiries to Mrs Ann Ellis on 830461.



There are two general practices in Blandford and one in Sixpenny Handley.

The Whitecliff Surgery, Whitecliff Mill Street (452 501)

Eagle House Surgery, Whitecliff Mill Street (453 171)

Sixpenny Handley Practice 01725 552500

Blandford Community Hospital, Milldown Road, Blandford (456 541) serves all the local community. Also in Blandford are dentists, opticians and chemists. Yellow pages will provide details.


Damory Veterinary Clinic, Damory Lodge, Damory Court Street, Blandford (452 626).

Local Authorities

North Dorset District Council, Norden, Salisbury Road, Blandford (454 111)

The Parish Council meets in the village hall and public participation is encouraged. The chairman is Mr Michael Nathan (830534)

Refuse and Recycling is collected on alternate Tuesdays. Details and the schedule can be obtained from North Dorset District Council or on web site- http://www.dorsetforyou.com/recycling-and-rubbish-collections/north-dorset

Mini recycling centres are sited in car parks at Ham Car Park and Tesco stores in Blandford. - The Household Waste Tip is off Upper Shaftesbury Lane, Blandford Heights. Tel 01258 456493


Blandford Police Station, Salisbury Road, Blandford (452 101)


A home watch scheme is in operation. The co-ordinator can be contacted on 830534.


The nearest Post Office is in Pimperne.

In the village there is one morning delivery and one collection each day Monday to Saturday from the post box opposite the Village Hall.


Newspapers are delivered daily by Mr I Thrussell (830 358)

Window Cleaners

WindowBright 01258 721462 or 07796446014


Milk is delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by Dairy Crest Ltd 01258 820591.


A mobile library stops outside the Village Hall from 11.30 -11.45 on alternate Wednesdays.

Village Hall    

Committee Chairman: Mrs Rosie Erridge 830975    
Bookings on 830311
There are notice boards outside the hall which displays news of village activities and events in addition to more official matters.


Blandford Leisure Centre, Milldown Road, Blandford (455 566) has a swimming pool and facilities for other sports and activities.


There is a regular service (No 20) to Blandford (for Dorchester) and to Salisbury. Dorset community bus services (Plusbus service by ectcharity http://ectcharity.co.uk/services/areas/dorset/plusbus#view ) also run a weekly bus to Salisbury on Tuesdays at 09.45 am and returns leaving Salisbury at 1.30 pm; on Thursdays to Blandford and Mondays to Wimborne.  Please phone 01258 287980 to book.  


The general store/shop is in Pimperne which is also a post office and has newspapers. There is a farm shop in Tarrant Gunville open every day except Monday. Blandford has larger shops, stores and a street market on Thursday and Saturday.


Public Houses are situated in Tarrant Monkton, Pimperne, Cashmoor, Farnham and Tollard Royal.

Fish and Chips

The Pilgrim Fryer mobile fish and chip van, calls in front of the Village Hall each Wednesday 7.00 pm to 7.30 pm. Advance orders on 07767024581