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Mileaters - A disCERNEing walk.


The clock on the Village Church struck 9.30 but where was the missing walker, a former member of the Military?  Late on Parade ! Anyone need any potatoes peeled ? 

In the end the whole group of 17 assembled in Cerne Abbas and we set off on a very hot day to enjoy a walk in the  fine countryside  around Cerne. During  the first part of the walk there was not a lot of shade or breeze and we  made more than the usual number of stops for water top-ups, during one of which we disturbed a family of  pheasants – about 15 or so young birds.  Approximately half way around we made a steep ascent through Up Cerne Wood. 

This took about 10 – 15 minutes , but most of us were pretty hot and bothered having completed the climb. We took  a very welcome recovery break. Having made it to the top of the ridge we continued our journey and encountered a  wonderful, cooling breeze. The route afforded some great vistas and we eventually found ourselves making good progress with most of the ascent behind us.

Turning for home we enjoyed a delightful descent with terrific views  down the Cerne Valley. We covered nearly 6 miles and were pleased to get to The Giant Inn to enjoy some well earned refreshment and rehydration!

Andy Davies.

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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

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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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