What Do You Think About Charging For Bins?

The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) is considering introducing one-off charges for supplying and delivering new containers to residents in order to make essential budget savings.
This might include when different containers are requested for larger families (5 or more people) or for those using disposable nappies.
They want to hear your views about charging households for lost or broken bins, for providing bins to new properties and for giving residents different containers to the standard Recycle for Dorset service.
Residents’ views will be taken into consideration by the DWP Joint Committee in January next year when they consider the options. Closing date for responses is Friday 18 November.

Voting at Tesco Blandford Store is Now Live

Milton Abbas Play Park Committee have successfully been shortlisted to receive a cash award from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.  You are invited to visit Tesco stores now to vote for who you think should take away the top award.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales.  The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.  The public will now vote in store from 31 October to 13 November on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.  In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

Please visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp for more information.

November Parish Council Meeting

The agenda for the November Parish Council meeting is now online on the Meetings page. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th at 7:30pm in the Reading Rooms. The open forum will be held prior to the parish council meeting and commence at 7.30 pm. We would particularly invite comments and queries ref agenda items but other issues can be addressed. The open forum will last for up to 25 minutes and the chair will ensure that the time allocated to people is fair.