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Mileaters - Wed 19th January 22

Smugglers to Holworth 1
Our walk started from The Smugglers Inn at Osmington Mills. We started with a fine drizzle but had a following wind as we set off Eastwards along the coast path. The weather gradually cleared affording fine views. We made a brief detour to view the site of an old wartime radar station, part of the southern defence system and top secret at the time! Now there is little to see apart from the brick base of the radar and an information board. We then headed up to the tiny but charming wooden church at  Holworth, the site of our first photograph from the graveyard and looking out over Burning Cliff (so named after subsidence in 1826  released tar which spontaneously combusted for several years). The church is notable for a beautiful altar window engraved by Simon Whistler, son of Laurence  who engraved the windows at Moreton.

Smugglers to Holworth 2
After this we climbed steadily to the top of the ridgeway and continue back westwards before starting our descent towards Ringstead. By now the cloud was lightening and patches of watery sunshine created some wonderful lighting of the sea over the bay. After a pretty woodland section and negotiating a stream, the sun came out and we had to have another photograph with the view this time looking West and on towards Portland. Arriving back at the Smugglers, all settled in for an excellent lunch in an otherwise quiet pub.

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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


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

4 - Recycling and Food
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

Garden Waste 

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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