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Extra roadshows in North Dorset for new waste service

By Blackmore Vale Magazine  |  Posted: February 11, 2013

Changes to waste service will affect residents in North Dorset

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TWO extra roadshows in North Dorset are planned so that people can find out more about the new recycle for Dorset collection service.

The additional events are at Tesco in Blandford on Friday 15th February and at Tesco in Shaftesbury on Thursday 21st February. Both run between 10am and 1pm.

The roadshows are being run by Dorset Waste Partnership to allow people to see the bins and containers being used in the recycling and rubbish collection service when it comes into effect in June and to ask council staff questions.

Leaflets have been sent to 40,000 households in North Dorset and parts of East Dorset including Alderholt, Corfe Mullen, Cranborne and Sixpenny Handley.

Residents have until 28th February to contact the Partnership if they are concerned that the new containers will not meet their needs or they need help to move their bins.

The closing date for paying for an optional garden waste collection starting in June is also 28th February.

Roadshows in Gillingham, Sturminster Newton and Alderholt last month were well attended.

Others planned include the Corn Exchange in Blandford tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am to 1pm with others to follow at Corfe Mullen Town Hall on 16th February, Shaftesbury Guildhall on 18th February from 5pm to 8pm and Dike's supermarket, Stalbridge on 22nd February from 10am to 1pm.

People can also see examples of the new containers during opening hours at venues including Blandford Leisure Centre,Gillingham Town Hall, North Dorset District Council offices at Nordon in Blandford, Shaftesbury Community Resource Centre in Swans Yard, Sixpenny Handley Parish Council and Corfe Mullen Parish Council.

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  • hetzer  |  February 27 2013, 2:06PM

    Hang on a minute. Just who are these people? 'Dorset Waste Patnership', does anyone know who they are? Who controls them? What accountability to the residents? What authority, if any, do they have? What legislation covers and regulates their activities? I suspect a crowd of faceless unelected beaurocrats who have taken it upon themselves to lord it over North Dorset. Were we even asked whether we even want these plastic monstrosities? No. Where is the consent? None. I am told that each will have an RFID chip implaced in the lid, purely for identification of course. Yeah right! Soon they will attempt to fine you if you put a tin in the wrong box. This has little or nothing to do with cost saving or the environment. These plastic wheelies are not cheap. It has everything to do with 'Control', 'Big Brother', 'The Localism Scam','The Big Society Scam'. Do not be fooled, this is just the Police State moving one step closer to your door, possibly without you even noticing. The problem for them is, more and more people are waking up to this scam.