Somerset Waste Partnership

Recycling and rubbish collections will start daily at 6am from now on due to the high temperatures. Please ensure your bins and boxes are all out in time for the early start (and no earlier than the night before), and note that some collections times may change. The new start time will continue until cooler weather returns. Crews have been reminded to keep the noise down; apologies in advance for the sound of glass and cans. To help crews get your waste collected, please:
* Sort and roughly segregate materials in boxes without using carrier bags.
* Rinse all containers and squash all but glass and aerosols.
* Cut up all large card and flatten all cardboard boxes.

Quick reminder on plastic …

Plastic bottles are the only plastics taken at the kerbside; household and food plastic pots, tubs and trays are taken at all 16 recycling sites:

Tetra Paks, other beverage cartons and single-use plastic-lined coffee cups are taken at 12 recycling sites:
More on how to recycle as much as possible …

For more on what we do and do not take at the kerbside for recycling:

North Cheriton Crafters

IMG_2535We will be meeting again at 2.30pm at Overdale, Hardings Lane on Thursday 5 July.

We are pleased to have been able to send off a large package of premature baby bonnets to Bath Hospital and also a selection of colourful bags for use by cancer patients at Yeovil Hospital.

Our new project will be knitting Bobby Buddies, knitted teddies for Dorset Police.  Dorset Police is calling on the support of knitting enthusiasts across the county to create teddy bears for children. The teddies will be carried in patrol cars and used to comfort young children who are distressed or experiencing a traumatic event.

Bobby buddiesPolice Constable Conroy, of Dorset Police, said: “Sadly we regularly attend incidents where children are really having a tough time – it could be a family argument or a loved one going missing.  After researching the use of toys in police work, he helped get the idea of Bobby buddies off the ground.

Police Constable Conroy’s mum, Mrs Tracey Conroy said: “I have seen first-hand through my work as a nurse that these bears can make such a difference to a child in times of distress, or if they are anxious. I was keen to put this knowledge into good use.”  According to her, the children who have seen them so far have instantly recognised them as a police officer bear and have been delighted with them.

The teddies help to make the police officers more approachable and now Dorset Police is making an effort to engage volunteers to create the teddies and hoping that the community will support the initiative.

The Police have provided a knitting pattern on their website:

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday – bring your own craft work as well – you don’t have to knit teddies if you don’t want to !!!