Eco Group update

On Saturday 14th March we planted a further 210 small trees on Hursey Common on both sides of the main road out of the village.  This brings our total to 239 with one final yew to go in the Church garden we hope, this will be 240!  We were lucky with a fairly dry morning and although the ground was extremely boggy all went well.

My huge thanks to the small team of cheerful and hard working volunteers :  David, Tony, Linda, Hazel, Bob, Peter, Ian, Francesca, Dorothy and myself.

We have also purchased a picnic table for the football pitch area which is now in situ just in time for lovely weather. I am awaiting to attach a sign to this to credit the AONB grant we received and the Beaminster Area Eco Group but of course at present nowhere is open!

This will happen as soon as I am able.

In addition we at last have our wheelie bins : two already at the Craft Centre which are for tetrapaks and aluminium foil items respectively.  These are clearly labelled and I encourage everyone to make use of them.  These will be regularly checked and emptied by one of the Eco group and taken to the recycling centre in Bridport.  PLEASE do not put anything else in them. We are doing this to try and increase the amount of recycling in the village that is currently not possible at the kerbside.  We need the help of everyone for this to be a success.

Please spread the word to those who do not get the magazines.

A third wheelie bin will be outside the school soon for crisp, peanuts, Pringles, crinkly chocolate wrappers etc.  This will be in situ this week.  Kindly decorated by the Roy family.

Happy recycling!

If you would like to join us or help in any way please contact either Linda Sherman on 868971 or me on 868949.

Jackie Riley

* Stay at Home! *

To be clear, you should only leave your home under the following circumstances:

– Shopping for necessities (ideally one person and not as a family)
– One form of exercise per day on your own or as part of a household
– Medical reasons
– Travel to and from work if you must.
All gatherings of more than 2 people (unless you are part of the same household) are now banned.
The police will have the power to enforce this.
All events except funerals are now banned (e.g. Baptisms and weddings).
Please keep everyone safe and adhere to these guidelines.
Outside of your household you should avoid contact with anyone (unless your career requires it).
Do not ignore these rules to see a friend or another member of the family.
We are already on the same path as Italy, if not further along, the sooner we deal with this, the more lives can be saved.