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Established in 1973, Armishaws are a family run company based here in the South West. We believe in greener removals, we’re planting 2,000 trees in the region to offset the carbon emissions of your move. We’re members of the British Association of Removers and operate to the highest standards of customer care and financial security. All our crews are trained to ensure you receive the best customer service, so you can rest assured that your possessions are well cared for in transit and in storage. With our high Trustpilot rating and reviews from so many happy customers, you can be sure that with Armishaws your move is in good hands.
As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…
We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and create vital habitat for wildlife.
We’ll collect your used boxes which will be re-used where possible or recycled (one less thing to worry about after your move).
All our boxes and soft packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials to protect your belongs and the environment.
Our teams drive greener vehicles and all our drivers go through driver efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel used.
We use acid free tissue paper which is not only better for the environment, acid free paper is also far better for your items.
We use sealable bags to help protect your mattresses while in transit, each bag is used only once before being recycled.
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Schools – Blandford has a selection of highly rated public and private schools. View the latest Ofsted scores here.
Population – The town’s population was 11,694 according to the 2011 census.
Transport – Blandford sits within Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is within Blackmore Vale. At the crossroads of the A354 and A350 that runs from Poole on the Dorset Coast up to the M4, the town is skirted by a bypass, keeping heavier traffic away from the town centre. While there is no rail line, there is a good bus service connecting Blandford with towns like Bournemouth, Poole and Salisbury.
News – The Blackmore Vale is the best source of local news, events and general ‘happenings’.
Discover the very best of this delightful town;
This superb cafe doesn’t go in for gimmicks or foams, the focus is on good local food, friendly service and cakes that’ll keep you coming back for more!
Go Visit! – 65 East Street, DT117DX
Cariad Whole Foods
A tasty zero waste wholefood shop that’s good for your waistline, your bank balance and better for the environment. Bring your own containers and buy exactly what you need. Simple.
Go Visit! – 8 Barnack Walk, DT11 7AL
The first stop for Blandford parents, from new-born baby-grows to all the local school uniforms, Rag Tags are children’s wear specialists with plenty of toys, accessories and more.
Go Visit! – 29 West Street, DT11 7AW
The Old Grainstore Emporium
Packed full of delightful vintage and retro treasures, this funky store is designer heaven. You never know what you’re going to find, so it’s always worth popping in.
Go Visit! – Shaftesbury Lane, DT11 7EG
New home, new you. If you’re keen to kickstart a new healthier lifestyle, the friendly team at Off Camber will tell you to get on your bike. They’ll also help you choose and fine tune that bike.
38 Salisbury Street, DT11 7PR
An ancient market town, Blandford has been trading since before the Romans arrived with their fancy sandals and clean water. The town still has a thriving market and has switched focus to the purity of beer thanks to the hugely popular Hall & Wodehouse Brewery (much supported in the area, and locals do their bit to help ‘research’ any new brews).
After a series of devastating fires that decimated the town, a pair of famous architectural brothers gave Blandford a whole new look, and the current, impressive Georgian architecture that gives the town a timeless feel. There are good shops, good travel links, plus miles of countryside and a keen foodie culture. What’s not to love?!?
The town is very proud of its roots and holds a Georgian street fair in May, with a fun fair, stalls, entertainment, street food, stalls and more. If you have artistic flair you can view or contribute to the many Art Society events held through the year. If music is your thing, the Teddy Rocks music festival is an annual event raising money for local charities.
There’s also a museum, fashion museum, the Great Dorset Steam Fair attracting thousands to the area and a golf course. Phew!
Sitting on the compass points of the A350 and A354 crossroads, the town centre is protected by a recent bypass. Blandford Forum doesn’t have a train station but there are good bus routes connecting the town with the Dorset coast and across to cities like Salisbury. Both the M27 and M3 are within easy striking distance giving access to the South East and London.