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Mileaters enjoy The Sun...

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A rare sunny day welcomed a record 26 Mileaters, and 4 canine friends, for a local walk taking in a selection of Dorchester's historical sites.

Weekend rains, courtesy of Storm Ciara, had put paid to the original circuit encompassing Poundbury Hill Fort and the Roman Aqueduct, flooding the track to Wrackleford, so we resorted to Plan B.   From the Sun Inn our route took us to the Roman Town House - the most complete example in the UK - and then to Hangman's Cottage where some ghoulish discussions ensued on Thomas Hardy's account of the Victorian "Hanging Fairs".

DSC 1190Following the Mill Stream to Fordington's former Loud's Mill, we then squelched across the water meadows for a coffee break at Stinsford Church, with its memorials to Hardy and Cecil Day-Lewis.

Onwards to Grey's Bridge, to the site of the former public swimming area in the River Frome, and across the Dorset Showground, we eventually arrived back at our start point, muddy but unbowed.

Having had our fill of culture for the day we repaired to the Sun Inn for some well-earned rest and rehydration.

Nick Priddle

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*As at 22nd September 2019.

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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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Friday, 28 02 2020


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Recycling, Rubbish & Food collection


Recycling, Rubbish
& Food collection

Collections take place

5 - recycling and food
12 - rubbish and food
19- recycling and food
28 - rubbish and food (Sat)

4 - recycling and food (Sat)
10 - rubbish and food (Fri)
16- recycling and food
23 - rubbish and food
30 - recycling and food

* Except where otherwise stated

Garden Waste 


8 and 22

Please note, there are no garden waste collections for two weeks over Christmas and New Year

5 and 19

MARCH 2020
4 and 18

What to do on your collection day

  • Please leave your container out by 6am

  • Please leave your containers at the kerbside

  • Please do not overfill your containers so that they are too heavy for our collection crews to move and lift safely

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