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Mikes Muddy Melcombe Walk

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I guess it should not have been too much of a surprise after the heavy rains and snow melt, that the latest venture for the Martinstown Mileaters ended up a very muddy affair and although a relatively modest 4 1/2 miles, our intrepid group of 19 were glad to reach the sanctuary of the pub after dragging round very clogged up boots for much of the way.

The weather was very overcast and misty with a little rain at times, but we remained cheerful throughout, (at least on the outside!)

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The walk was very pleasant from the Fox Inn at Ansty, across farmland, woodland tracks and ancient bridleways, taking in lovely views over the Blackmoor Vale and adjoining rolling countryside. We passed through Higher Melcombe, Melcombe Bingham and Bingham's Melcombe, along the way taking in a view of the "lost village" of Melcombe Horsey.

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Confused! So were we!

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We were told that the Beesleys achieved the proud distinction of the second muddiest Mileaters walk ever. The Newmans still are in Gold Medal position!

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Communal Hall


10.30am - 12.00

Entrance: 50p
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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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Start - Aline Office
1st Stop - Mallards Green
2nd Stop - Manor Grove
3rd Stop - Village Shop
Finish - Aline Office
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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

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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

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