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Martinstown village notices

Village Outing  -  May 2019

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On 16th May members of the Valley Club and WI and friends enjoyed a very pleasant drive through the spring countryside to Knightshayes, a National Trust property near Tiverton, Devon.   The house was built in the Gothic Revival style in 1869 and was home to three generations of the Heathcoat Amory family, prominent landowners who made their money in lace.  

Read more: Village Outing May 2019

Reported Bee Swarm in Martinstown

Ben Carter at the Brewers Arms reported a large bee swarm outside the pub today and there is every chance that there maybe be others at times this summer. He has found someone to deal with this particular swarm. He employed Penny on 07810372113 and she is available to help if anyone else finds a swarm in there garden etc.

Liz Rescorla, County Secretary, Dorset Beekeepers’ Association has written an excellent article below - well worth reading.

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PLEASE HELP TO DELAY THE ESTABLISHMENT IN THE UK OF THE ASIAN HORNET, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE YELLOW LEGGED HORNETAsian hornet GBKA

The non-native Asian hornet, Vespa velutina, is a serious predator of European native insects.  It is a risk to all pollinators, but particularly to honey bees, which are the primary managed pollinators of crops in the UK, and it is a significant threat to commercial and hobby beekeeping. Nature conservation organisations, including the RSPB, are concerned about the impacts of Asian hornets on pollinating species and UK biodiversity.

Native to Asia, in 2004 the Asian hornet was inadvertently introduced into France, became established and spread rapidly into neighbouring countries.  It was found in the Channel Islands in 2016 and is now established on Jersey.

One nest was found in the UK in 2016 and one in 2017; both were destroyed.  In 2018 two nests were found in Cornwall and two in Hampshire; single male and female hornets were found in Surrey, Hull, Lancashire, Kent, Cornwall and on the Poole/Cherbourg ferry. 

Read more: Reported Bee Swarm in Martinstown

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GOVERNMENT FUNDING AVAILABLE
In case this is relevant to anyone and you've not heard about it. Community groups can bid for funds to establish a new pocket park or refurbish an existing park.  

There is currently government funding for pocket parks here is the link:

POCKET PARKS - Click here

Thanks,

Naomi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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transport timtable
*As at 4th April 2019.

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for full
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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.

MOG 2019

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SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
Mondays and Fridays

10.00am
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

13.00pm
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

Monday, 20 05 2019

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

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Collections take place
on THURSDAYS*

MAY 2019
2 - rubbish and food
9 - recycling and food
16 - rubbish and food
23 - recycling and food
30 - rubbish and food

JUNE 2019
6 - recycling and food
13 - rubbish and food
20 - recycling and food
27 - rubbish and food

JULY 2019
4 - recycling and food
11 - rubbish and food
18 - recycling and food
25 - rubbish and food

AUGUST 2019
1 - recycling and food
8 - rubbish and food
15 - recycling and food
22 - rubbish and food
29 - recycling and food

SEPTEMBER 2019
5 - rubbish and food
12 - recycling and food
19 - rubbish and food
26- recycling and food

* Except where otherwise stated

The next start date for the garden waste service is 01/12/2018 – sign up by 31st October 2018.If you miss this deadline the next opportunity to start collections will be 1st April 2019.

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