Dorset bin collections affected this week (5 March 2018)

NEWS RELEASE: Bin collections to be affected this week across Dorset


Dorset residents are being made aware that their bin collections may be affected for up to a week while services return to normal.

Due to the recent severe weather, the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) suspended collections in East Dorset on Thursday 1 March, with the rest of the county’s collections disrupted on Friday 2 March.

With up to two days of missed bin collections to catch-up on, the DWP are kindly asking for residents’ patience while they work to clear the backlog.

Bins, boxes and bags should be left out for collection until they are emptied or picked up. Please note that different bins may be emptied at different times.

DWP crews will collect any extra bags of rubbish left out with bins that were missed last week. Extra recycling is always accepted provided it is separated and placed in a sturdy container.

Residents who weren’t affected by the disruption should continue to put their bins out on their usual collection day.

The DWP hopes to have cleared the majority of missed bins by Saturday 10 March, with extra collections to take place if necessary.

Updates will be made on and via Facebook and Twitter (@recycle4dorset).

The Dorset Waste Partnership would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

James Potten

Senior Corporate Communications Officer

Dorset Waste Partnership

Direct line: 01305 225957

Princes House, Princes Street, Dorchester, DT1 1TP


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Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Financial Officer for Puddletown Area Parish Council

A Clerk is required for Puddletown Area Parish Council, working from home for 40 hours a month. The job gives flexibility as to when the hours are worked with attendance at a monthly meeting in either Puddletown or Tolpuddle.

The successful applicant will be required to provide professional support and guidance in respect of all aspects of the Council’s work including acting as the Council’s Responsible Financial Officer. A copy of the job description is available here

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with good interpersonal, verbal, written and IT skills, ideally with some experience, although a full handover will be given by the current Acting Clerk. Salary is on the scale recommended for local council clerks (as agreed between the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) ) depending on experience.

For more information please contact Shirley Langdon, acting Clerk on 01305 848307 or by email

Please apply with a copy of your CV and covering letter to Shirley Langdon by email to by 31 March 2018

Extraordinary Meeting – Neighbourhood Plan

On the 21st of November, an extraordinary meeting was held for the steering group of the Puddletown Neighbourhood Plan to present the ‘Principles, Visions and Objectives’ of the plan to members of the parish.

Map of puddletown key buildings#

To view the presentation that was delivered at this meeting, please follow this link: Extraordinary meeting – Neighbourhood plan.

If you have any queries, comments, or suggestions, please contact or the chair, Paul Langdon on 07827-015320.

Parish Newsletter

Please click on the below image to view the Parish Newsletter – hear about upcoming events, projects taking place in the village, and find out more about the work of the Parish council.Puddletown Newsletter Image