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Wet! Wet! Wet!

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It wasn't supposed to rain, according to my BBC Weather app., but for the second consecutive Mileaters walk we arrived at our lunch venue somewhat bedraggled and wet-through; not for some years have we been rained-on, 2 walks on the trot.

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A pity, as for most of our merry band of 18 (+ 3 dogs), this was a new circuit; after a close encounter with the perimeter fence surrounding Winfrith (according to the map it's known as a "Technology Centre") a pleasant 2 miles on the Jubilee Trail ensued, enjoying some rare sunshine after downpour number 1, bringing us to the entrance of Tadnoll Nature Reserve.

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Across the heathland we manage to locate the rickety bridge connecting Tadnoll and Winfrith Heath NRs, but ominously all bird song had stopped - they must have sensed what was to befall us, and as we crossed the most exposed part of the heath so down it came. Sheltering in the birch wood, and not really finding much protection, we soldiered on only to be rewarded with the heaviest rain of the day.

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Oh well, we drank the fixture back in "The Countryman" afterwards.

Personally, I blame Chris - rain was a rarity until his walk !

Nick Priddle

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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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