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Bluebell Heaven  - 26th April 2022

Once again the weather gods were kind and on a beautiful sunny morning a select group of 19, together with 3 dogs assembled at the Royal Oak Car Park in Bere Regis for what was to be a most memorable ‘Bluebell Walk’.  

The route took us out of Bere Regis to the picturesque village of Shitterton, up through ‘May’s Wood’ and onto the Black Hill Clump. We travelled along the ridge, taking in the views over Bere Regis and Briantspuddle. We then followed the track down through Turnerspuddle and on to pick up the River Piddle and follow it south. 

After a coffee stop, with additional entertainment provided by Stuart on a tree swing near Throop, we returned to Turnerspuddle.  Enroute we passed a veritable ‘carpet’ of Summer Snowflakes, a rare plant found in very limited locations. Further on we entered the wooded area to be greeted by hosts of Bluebells, Wood Anemones and beautiful Violets. The trail took us back over the Black Hill Clump and back down into Bere Regis, passing the watercress beds. 

Throughout the walk we were treated to the serenades from Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs, identified by our own ‘Percy Edwards’ in Malcom! 

On our return a wonderful lunch was enjoyed by one and all in the Royal Oak.

Roddy Kilpatrick

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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
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Collections take place
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14 - Rubbish and Food
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9 - Rubbish and Food
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23 - Rubbish and Food
30 - Recycling and Food

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

What to do on your collection day

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