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The Tenth Circle of Hell - 24th June 

22 bold souls took up the challenge to pass through Hell, to face wild beasts, to enter areas of geographic uncertainty, to cross a raging torrent and then face the hills.  They followed a combination of permissive paths on the Symondsbury Estate, vaguely marked and seldom used rights of way (at least some of them were rights of way) to transit Hell Lane, a cleft in the sandstone scored with carvings ancient and modern, before heading past the ponds above North Chideock. Here the Beasts of the Field showed great interest and the anxiety cuased may even made up for the advertised torrent being a dribble.  But the hills did not disappoint with either the effort required to climb them or the views provided – 846 feet of ascent for those who climbed both Quarry and Colmers Hills (Note to self - look for a thousand next time). As the Ilchester Arms did not want our filthy lucre or Eastern diseases we opted for a picnic back at the car park, where cool boxes allowed chilled foods to be opened, strawberries with cream to be shared, and even the odd beer to be enjoyed in glorious sunshine.

However, the tenth circle was still to be endured.  Careful analysis of the route by the Chairman confirmed that it was too short to count as Mileaters Walk, so I must ask everyone to expunge it from their memories. 

Mark Pemberton

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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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Recycling, Rubbish
& Food collection

Collections take place
*unless otherwise indicated

7 - Recycling and Food
14 - Rubbish and Food
21 - Recycling and Food
28 - Rubbish and Food

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11 - Rubbish and Food
18 - Recycling and Food
25 - Rubbish and Food

2 - Recycling and Food
9 - Rubbish and Food
16 - Recycling and Food
23 - Rubbish and Food
30 - Recycling and Food

6 - Rubbish and Food
13 - Recycling and Food
20 - Rubbish and Food
27 - Recycling and Food

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Collection is generally every other WEDNESDAY (starting from13th October 2021)

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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