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Mileaters on Tour:  ...and look what happened after we left!

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Well, it actually happened; after all the uncertainties surrounding Covid and the trials & tribulations endured by Mark, our organiser, over the last 6 months in his negotiations with our hotel, 18 Mileaters and assorted canine companions managed to gather at Oxwich Bay on The Gower in South Wales.

Over the next 3 days, 3 good walks gave us a sample of the fine countryside and glorious coastal scenery that The Gower has to offer - not to mention the inside of gorse bushes, rickety stiles, and encounters with brambles and streams. Who was it who said "I'm sure the map shows the path goes this way?"

wales 1Our Day 1 afternoon walk enjoyed fine sunshine as we visited Oxwich Point and Oxwich Castle, even if the 400 foot climb up steep steps near the start came as a rude awakening to all, even the fitter ones amongst us. Day 2 and more coastal delights from Rhossili before lunching on The Beacon, with grand views over Worms Head and Rhossili Bay. A 3 mile extension for some ended in a sprained ankle for one,  who had been concentrating on discussing "Endowment" policies or something similar, rather than  safely negotiating the steep descent ! No names, no pack drill. Day 3 brought a walk along the beach before climbing Cefn Bryn for more wonderful views across the peninsula and to Lundy and the Devon Coast to the south. Here more joined us for the "essentially downhill" return journey to our hotel. Well, it looked straightforward on the map, and that's all I'm saying. But we did get back safely after our 8 mile circuit, and the rain held off until we had finished our celebratory cuppa.

Although the omens had not been good, we were all so looking forward to getting away for a break, that we were determined to make it work, and it did. The hotel's 4 metre table rule at meal times did make for some boisterous cross-restaurant banter however. Some intrepid souls did even venture into the sea, but as the tide was out that involved 1/2 mile out and back!

And did The Gower recover from our visit ? I think not, as it is now in extended lockdown. Timing is everything.

Finally, a big "thank you" again to Mark for all his patience in organising such an enjoyable and well needed staycation.  

Nick Priddle

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Announcement on the
First Group bus services
from Sunday 29 March.
There will be no X51
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Waste Watch Scheme
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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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*unless otherwise indicated


MARCH 2020
5 - rubbish and food
12- recycling and food
19 - rubbish and food
26 - recycling and food


APRIL 2020
2 - rubbish and food (Fri)
9- recycling and food
16 - rubbish and food
23 - recycling and food
30 - rubbish and food


MAY 2020
7 - recycling and food
14 - rubbish and food (Fri)
21- recycling and food
28 - rubbish and food

JUNE 2020
4 - recycling and food
11 - rubbish and food (Fri)
18- recycling and food
25 - rubbish and food

JULY 2020
2 - recycling and food
9 - rubbish and food (Fri)
16- recycling and food
23 - rubbish and food
30 - recycling and food


AUGUST 2020
6 - rubbish and food (Fri)
13- recycling and food
20 - rubbish and food
27 - recycling and food


SEPTEMBER 2020
3 - rubbish and food 
10- recycling and food
17 - rubbish and food
24 - recycling and food


OCTOBER 2020
1 - rubbish and food
8- recycling and food
15 - rubbish and food
22 - recycling and food
29 - rubbish and food


NOVEMBER 2020
5 - recycling and food
12 - rubbish and food
19- recycling and food
26 - rubbish and food

DECEMBER 2020
3 - recycling and food
10 - rubbish and food
17- recycling and food
24 - rubbish and food

JANUARY 2021
2 - recycling and food (Sat)
8 - rubbish and food (Fri)
14- recycling and food
21 - rubbish and food
28 - recycling and food


Garden Waste 
Collection


APRIL 2020
29

MAY 2020
13 and 27

JUNE 2020
10 and 24

JULY 2020
8 and 22

AUGUST 2020
5 and 19

SEPTEMBER 2020
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OCTOBER 2020
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NOVEMBER 2020
11 and 25

DECEMBER 2020
9 and 23

JANUARY 2021
20

FEBRUARY 2021
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MARCH 2020
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  • 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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