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St Catherine's Chapel

Mileaters Jan 2019

Sixteen Mileaters and two dogs set off on a bright, frosty morning for their first walk of the New Year.

We started in Portesham and walked along the route of the old railway track that used to run from Upwey to Abbotsbury. Gerald recounted a story about the Thomas Hardye school train that used to run every day in term time from Weymouth to Dorchester and was once diverted to Abbotsbury because some knowledgeable pupils managed to change the points at Upwey!

The climb up to St Catherine’s Chapel at Abbotsbury was rewarded at the top with a stop for coffee and wonderful views out to sea and along the coast. We were also able to pick out the lines of the old strip lynchett field systems on the hills behind Abbotsbury. We zig-zagged down the other side of the hill towards the Swannery and joined the coastal footpath, which didn’t disappoint those who stood admiring the views whilst catching their breath. Finally along the road to East Elworth and across the fields towards Portesham where at least 7 Cattle Egrets were spotted - and no they weren’t gulls.

We arrived back in Portesham and to the Kings Arms where some stayed for refreshments and a well deserved lunch.

In all a distance of about 5.5 miles and not too much mud.

Gerald & Rosie Duke

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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.

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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

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

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

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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