Birch Avenue

Postcode: DT11 9QD

Birch Avenue is a street in the settlement of Blandford Forum governed by Blandford St. Mary Civil Parish council which is within the electoral area of Portman Ward in the administration area of North Dorset District Council within Dorset County Council located in the South West Euro Region of the UK.

Birch Avenue is located 99.95 miles South West from the centre of London, 15.2 miles North East from the centre of Dorchester, 15.66 miles North West from the centre of Bournemouth and 21.47 miles East from the centre of Yeovil.

Road Name:Birch Avenue
Road Type:residential
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Postcodes for Birch Avenue

DT11 9QD
nearest tide point and watercourse

Tides and Rivers

Birch Avenue is approximately 15.4011 kilometres from the tidal high water mark which could be coastline or a tidal river (click to view nearest high tide point in Google Maps) and is 58 metres above sea level

The nearest significant watercourse to Birch Avenue is a river called River Stour which is approximately 0.590918 kilometres away
Height

Height

The Central point of Birch Avenue is approximately 58 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Telephone Information

Dialling Code: 01258
Telephone Exchange: BLANDFORD - STBLNFD
Telephone Cabinet: P3
Fibre to the Cabinet or Fibre to the Premises: FTTC
Broadband

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Greater than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 12.5
Median Speed: 13.3
Maximum Speed: 18.6
Next-generation access (NGA)?: Y
Number of Connections: 28
water

Water and Drainage Details

Wessex Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Birch Avenue

27 Birch Avenue
Sale Price: £115,000
Sale Date: 21/10/2016
Northill Birch Avenue
Sale Price: £317,500
Sale Date: 21/09/2016
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Healthcare and Education

Schools

Nearest Schools

Blandford St Mary Church of England Primary School

Distance: 0.14 Kilometers
Type: Academy Converter
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 193
Address: Birch Avenue, Blandford St Mary, DT11 9QD
Telephone: 01258453331
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch Avenue to Blandford St Mary Church of England Primary School

Archbishop Wake Church of England Primary School

Distance: 1.18 Kilometers
Type: Academy Converter
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 386
Address: Black Lane, DT11 8SW
Telephone: 01258453120
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch Avenue to Archbishop Wake Church of England Primary School

The Forum Centre

Distance: 1.26 Kilometers
Type: Pupil Referral Unit
Phase: PRU
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 13
Address: The Forum Centre, Park Road, DT11 7BX
Telephone: 01258455202
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch Avenue to The Forum Centre

The Blandford School

Distance: 1.61 Kilometers
Type: Voluntary Controlled School
Phase: Secondary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 984
Address: Milldown Road, DT11 7SQ
Telephone: 01258451121
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch Avenue to The Blandford School
Nearest Hospitals

Nearest Hospitals

Blandford Community Hospital

Address: Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, DT11 7DD,
NHS Sector
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01258 456541
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Distance: 1.66 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to Blandford Community Hospital

Victoria Hospital

Address: Victoria Hospital, Victoria Road, Wimborne, BH21 1ER,
NHS Sector
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01202 856410
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Distance: 12.83 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to Victoria Hospital

Oakcroft

Address: 42 Gravel Hill, Wimborne, BH21 1RR,
NHS Sector
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01202 848547
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Distance: 15.05 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to Oakcroft

Westminster Memorial Hospital

Address: Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury, SP7 8BD,
NHS Sector
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01747 851535
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Distance: 17.53 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to Westminster Memorial Hospital
Nearest GP Surgeries

Nearest GP Surgeries

Eagle House Surgery

Address: Eagle House Surgery, White Cliff Mill Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7DQ
Telephone: 01258 453171
Distance: 1.01 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to Eagle House Surgery

Whitecliff Group Practice

Address: Whitecliff Group Practice, Whitecliff Mill Street, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 7BH
Telephone: 01258 452501
Distance: 1.15 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to Whitecliff Group Practice

Blandford Medical Centre

Address: Blandford, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8RH
Distance: 3.45 (km)
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Milton Abbas Surgery

Address: The Surgery, Catherines Well, Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0AT
Telephone: 01258 880210
Distance: 8.35 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to Milton Abbas Surgery
Nearest Dentists

Nearest Dentists

East Street Dental Practice

Address: East Street Dental Practice, 25-27 East Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7DU
Distance: 0.9 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to East Street Dental Practice

Gentle Dental Blandford

Address: 14 East Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7DR
Distance: 0.91 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to Gentle Dental Blandford

Diplomat House

Address: Diplomat House, Family Dental Practice, Oakfield Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7EX
Distance: 1.07 (km)
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Alaska House Dental Surgery

Address: Alaska House Dental Surgery, 80 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7PS
Distance: 1.08 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to Alaska House Dental Surgery
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Blandford Library

The Tabernacle, Blandford Forum, DT117DW
Telephone: 01258 452075
Distance: 0.88 Kilometres
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Lytchett Matravers Library

High Street, Purbeck, BH166BG
Telephone: 01202 621281
Distance: 11.73 Kilometres
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Corfe Mullen Library

54 Wareham Road, Wimborne, BH213LE
Telephone: 01202 659755
Distance: 13.11 Kilometres
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Sturminster Newton Library

Brinsley Close, Sturminster Newton, DT101EH
Telephone: 01258 472669
Distance: 13.28 Kilometres
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Transport

Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Holton Heath Station is 16.4 Kilometers away

Directions from Birch Avenue to Holton Heath

Holton Heath station is operated by South West Trains in the Mid Dorset and North Poole area on the Southampton - Weymouth stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Ashurst New Forest • Basingstoke • Beaulieu Road • Bournemouth • Branksome • Brockenhurst • Christchurch • Clapham Junction • Dorchester South • Hamworthy • Hinton Admiral • Moreton (Dorset) • New Milton • Parkstone • Pokesdown • Poole • Southampton Airport (Parkway) • Southampton Central • Sway • Totton • Upwey • Wareham • Waterloo • Weymouth • Winchester • Woking • Wool

Hamworthy Station is 17.05 Kilometers away

Directions from Birch Avenue to Hamworthy

Hamworthy station is operated by South West Trains in the Poole area on the Southampton - Weymouth stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Ashurst New Forest • Basingstoke • Beaulieu Road • Bournemouth • Branksome • Brockenhurst • Christchurch • Clapham Junction • Dorchester South • Eastleigh • Hinton Admiral • Holton Heath • Moreton (Dorset) • New Milton • Parkstone • Pokesdown • Poole • Southampton Airport (Parkway) • Southampton Central • Sway • Totton • Upwey • Wareham • Waterloo • Weymouth • Winchester • Woking • Wool

Wareham Station is 17.64 Kilometers away

Directions from Birch Avenue to Wareham

Wareham station is operated by South West Trains in the Mid Dorset and North Poole area on the Dorking - Horsham stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Ashurst New Forest • Basingstoke • Beaulieu Road • Bournemouth • Branksome • Brockenhurst • Christchurch • Clapham Junction • Dorchester South • Eastleigh • Hamworthy • Hinton Admiral • Holton Heath • Moreton (Dorset) • New Milton • Parkstone • Pokesdown • Poole • Southampton Airport (Parkway) • Southampton Central • Sway • Totton • Upwey • Waterloo • Weymouth • Winchester • Woking • Wool

Wool Station is 19.01 Kilometers away

Directions from Birch Avenue to Wool

Wool station is operated by South West Trains in the South Dorset area on the Southampton - Weymouth stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Ashurst New Forest • Basingstoke • Beaulieu Road • Bournemouth • Branksome • Brockenhurst • Christchurch • Clapham Junction • Dorchester South • Eastleigh • Hamworthy • Hinton Admiral • Holton Heath • Moreton (Dorset) • New Milton • Parkstone • Pokesdown • Poole • Southampton Airport (Parkway) • Southampton Central • Sway • Totton • Upwey • Wareham • Waterloo • Weymouth • Winchester • Woking

Airports

Nearest Airports

Bournemouth International Airport is 24.56 Kilometers away Directions from Birch Avenue to Bournemouth International Airport
Southampton Airport is 57.4 Kilometers away Directions from Birch Avenue to Southampton Airport
Bristol International Airport is 70.93 Kilometers away Directions from Birch Avenue to Bristol International Airport
Exeter International Airport is 89 Kilometers away Directions from Birch Avenue to Exeter International Airport
Ferries

Nearest Ferries

Poole Ferry Terminal is 19.62 Kilometers away
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Poole Quay Ferry Landing is 19.68 Kilometers away
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Brownsea Island Ferry Landing is 22.97 Kilometers away
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Sandbanks Ferry Terminal is 23.76 Kilometers away
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Motorways

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Birch Avenue is approximately 4.48 miles from the A31

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M27 J1/A31(T)/A31/B3079 - 41 Km Away
Directions from Birch Avenue to M27 J1/A31(T)/A31/B3079
Junction: M27 J2/A36(T)/A326 - 45.7 Km Away
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Junction: M271 J1 - 49.25 Km Away
Directions from Birch Avenue to M271 J1
Junction: M27 J3/M271/A3057 - 49.34 Km Away
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In the Area

Nearest Supermarkets

Nearest Supermarkets

Tesco

Stour Park, Blandford St Mary, Blandford Forum, DT11 9PU
Distance: 0.35 Kilometres
Directions from Birch Avenue to Tesco

W M Morrison Supermarkets plc

Stour Park, Blandford St Mary, Blandford Forum, DT11 9PUWest Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AW
Distance: 0.75 Kilometres
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Marks & Spencer

Stour Park, Blandford St Mary, Blandford Forum, DT11 9PUWest Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AWLangton Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7EN
Distance: 0.88 Kilometres
Directions from Birch Avenue to Marks & Spencer

Iceland

Stour Park, Blandford St Mary, Blandford Forum, DT11 9PUWest Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AWLangton Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7EN26 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AR
Distance: 0.89 Kilometres
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Museum

Attraction Name: Blandford Forum Museum, Cavalcade of Costume
Distance: 1.87 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to Blandford Forum Museum, Cavalcade of Costume

Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: Gorcombe Farm
Distance: 3.04 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to Gorcombe Farm

Museum

Attraction Name: Royal Signals Museum
Distance: 4.1 (km)
Directions from Birch Avenue to Royal Signals Museum

Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: Uk Bike Park
Distance: 7.87 (km)
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Local Government and Policing

Councils

Local Council Details

Within the area of North Dorset District
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Nordon
Salisbury Road
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 7LL
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Telephone Number: 01258 454 111
County Council: Dorset County
Address:
Within the electoral area of Portman Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of North Dorset
The Member of Parliament is Walter, Robert
Within the area of Blandford St. Mary Civil Parish Council
Population

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01020452
Ons Area Name:North Dorset 006B
Average Age : 37.02
Population: 2436.00
Male Population: 1250.00 (51.31%)
Female Population: 1186.00 (48.69%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 12 (0.49%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data
Policing

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force:
Find a Local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Following the recent restructure of the Force, Sturminster Newton returns to the section having previously been part of the Shaftesbury area back in the 1980s. The North Dorset area covers 268 square miles and the four main towns of Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Blandford and Sturminster Newton.

Despite the continued and rapid expansion of the four main towns, with Gillingham alone doubling in size and set for further expansion, crime rates remain low and detection rates high.

We are fortunate to live in an area where the majority of the population, people of all ages, are law-abiding citizens and are willing to come forward with information so that we can support them in maintaining the area as one of the safest places to live in England. However, fear of crime remains much higher than the reality.

Further changes have taken place, providing more contact with the local community in order to look more closely at issues that residents decide are of concern to them.

One Section Commander (myself) covers the area, supported by station sergeants in place for each of the four towns and Safer Neighbourhood Teams. The teams include PCs community support officers (PCSOs), special constables and volunteers. This allows more direct contact with local residents looking at issues that they consider important within their communities. It also allows us to work directly with partner agencies such as district and town councils, the health service and housing associations to find solutions more quickly and efficiently.

In addition to the Safer Neighbourhood Teams, patrol officers are also based at all four main stations to provide further support and response to live incidents within the area.

The North Dorset area also hosts many important events including the county’s biggest event - the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Many other popular events take place through out the year including Shaftesbury Gold Hill Fair, Gillingham Music Festival, Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, the Shaftesbury and Gillingham show and carnivals and music festivals at the Larmer Tree.

The Safer Neighbourhood Teams would like to hear from, you, members of the public about any issues you would like to discuss.

To make contact more flexible, each team has a mobile telephone. The numbers are available from the North Dorset Safer Neighbourhood Team pages on this website, just use the links on the right hand side of this page. Please contact us so that we (the police), and our partner agencies can work together to make North Dorset an even safer place to live.

Inspector 1919 Shawn Whitley

North Dorset Neighbourhood Inspector

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Telephone: 101
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Recent Crime in the Area

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Shoplifting9
Criminal-damage-arson11
Other-theft11
Burglary4
Other-crime4
Vehicle-crime2
Bicycle-theft1
Public-order1
Source: data.police.uk accessed via API

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Location details

Location Details

Birch Avenue

OS Reference: 388601, 105479
OS Grid Reference: ST886055
Latitude and Longitude: 50.848159711331, -2.1619369139937
Approximate distance to the nearest high tide point: 15.4011 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Birch Avenue

Map Number: 194
Map Name: Dorchester & Weymouth
Blandford St Mary
North Dorset
Dorset
South West
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