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Following on from the successful alpacas visit to Martinstown W.I, a visit to the "Alpaca Adventure" near Shaftesbury was on the cards. So, Thursday 12.04.18 five W.I ladies ( Lesley, Ann, Gill, Angela & Heather) set off early to go "Alpaca Walking".

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The owner Wendy Williams introduced us to our individual boy alpaca, and gave us instruction on how to handle and walk them. We followed Wendy through the fields, guiding our individual alpaca on their walk.

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We would suddenly be stopped as the alpacas would come to a halt to scratch or eat grass. 
At the end we were allowed to stroke and cuddle our alpaca, it was like stroking & cuddling a thick woolly carpet. Then back to the yard, to have fun watching the young alpacas in their was so cute it looked like a panda, with it's black and white fur.

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After the walk we went off to the Half Moon pub for lunch, then the drive back to Martinstown.  
Aww...what a wonderful day to remember ...lots of cute moments to remember.

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Next W.I meeting Wednesday 9.05.18 @ 6.45, from Women's Refuge.

Heather Bonser. (W.I Press Officer).

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Manor Grove
Communal Hall


10.30am - 12.00

Entrance: 50p
includes cake & biscuits


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*As at 25th March 2018.

Waste Watch Scheme
- operating in the village.

Although papers can be separated and recycled with the bi-weekly refuse collection this scheme means that the local parish can financially benefit from separate treatment of newspapers.

There are two collection points each located at the Parish Office and the car park of the Village Hall by means of a green bin or box.

Your used newspapers and magazines can be bundled into manageable piles and securely tied with sturdy string. Newspapers and magazines should be bundled separately but can be placed in the same boxes and are regularly collected.

Please use this method of recycling where possible as credit is received via the current scheme to the parish for use towards local matters.


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Mondays and Fridays

Start - Aline Office
1st Stop - Mallards Green
2nd Stop - Manor Grove
3rd Stop - Village Shop
Finish - Aline Office
Leaves the Village Shop at 10.15am

Start - Aline Office
1st Stop - Mallards Green
2nd Stop - Manor Grove
3rd Stop - Village Shop
Finish - Aline Office
Leaves the Village Shop at 13.15am

Visit the Aline Taxis website HERE

Sunday, 22 07 2018

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Winterbourne Valley
CE VA First School
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Recycling, Rubbish & Food collection


Collections take place

APRIL 2018
5 - rubbish and food
12 - recycling and food
19 - rubbish and food
26 - recycling and food

MAY 2018
3 - rubbish and food
10 - recycling and food
17  - rubbish and food
24 - recycling and food
31 - rubbish and food

JUNE 2018
7 - recycling and food
14 - rubbish and food
21 - recycling and food
28 - rubbish and food

JULY 2018
5 - recycling and food
12 - rubbish and food
19 - recycling and food
26 - rubbish and food

2 - recycling and food
9 - rubbish and food
16 - recycling and food
23 - rubbish and food
30 - recycling and food

6 - rubbish and food
13 - recycling and food
20 - rubbish and food
27 - recycling and food

* Except where otherwise stated

The next start date for the garden waste service is 1 December 2017.
Sign up by 31 October.

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