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Dorsetshire Gap Mileaters Walk

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17 ‘raring to go’ Mileaters set off to walk the short circular course of approx 4.5miles. However, the initial section was a steep uphill gradient that left the group with little breath for talking. Never known them so quiet!  Once on top of Nettlecombe Tout a well earned breather was had whilst we learned some of the history of the hill fort and geography of the area.

A pleasant downhill stroll ensued over Cross Dykes and Earthworks towards our coffee stop. The slope being gentle meant the views could be enjoyed without having to watch foot placements. Nick believes that on a good day Glastonbury Tor can be seen from up there.  We looked but couldn’t see the Tor but could make out Hardy’s monument in the distance. The views were worth the slog.

After coffee on a sunny grass bank (socially distanced) we continued with a ramble across fields that brought us to Higher Melcombe, these days just a Manor house and farm. The original village, mentioned in the Doomsday Book, was called Melcombe Horsey having 33 inhabitants is no longer present. These days remains of the village can only be seen on maps and from a couple of viewing points along the route.

A more gentle incline takes us up to the Dorsetshire Gap a major crossroads in days gone by, the ‘Spaghetti Junction’ of its time and possibly the route through which the Black Death spread to the Midlands and the North, having alighted from Europe via Melcome (adjacent to Weymouth but an important port in the 1300s).  The Black Death was responsible for the death of 30-50% of the 5 million population in England.

Once back on the top, lunch was partaken in a sheltered spot and the sun came out again so that we could enjoy the views for a second time. Despite the lovely situation some members had to get back to take part in a WI ‘zoom’ meeting and we all know from the Pantomime that "nobody messes with the WI”.

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*As at 26th March 2020.

Announcement on the
First Group bus services
from Sunday 29 March.
There will be no X51
service at all
until further notice.

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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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

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Recycling, Rubbish & Food collection

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Recycling, Rubbish
& Food collection


Collections take place
on THURSDAYS*
*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
2, 16 and 30

OCTOBER 2020
14 and 28

NOVEMBER 2020
11 and 25

DECEMBER 2020
9 and 23

JANUARY 2021
20

FEBRUARY 2021
3 and 17

MARCH 2020
3, 17 and 31

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

    You can download and print a new calendar at

    dorsetforyou.gov.uk

To report a missed collection or other problem, or to contact us, go to dorsetforyou.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call (01305) 221040

 

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