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List of articles published in the Dorset Echo.

Chickerell “Find a Bin & Put it in”.

CPRE National Office has published new research on a deposit refund scheme.

The DCAL Committee is registered on the The Litteraction website. The CPRE website is all about helping you to take action against litter. The aim is to offer you a range of actions that you can take, from joining (or even forming) a local volunteer litter-collecting group to collecting litter on your own to exchanging views on the Litteraction forum.

Please contact us if you know of any litter hot spots in your area. Please also send us details of future litter clearing dates for your area.
Pictures of Volunteers collecting litter at Holes Bay, Poole sent in by Liz Williams.

The 22nd June 2010 saw 12 members of the Sherborne and District Society members of CPRE collect 12 bin bags full of glass, plastic, cigarette packets and countless wrappings, cigarette butts and empty bottles in a couple of hours.

The litter was collected from streets and alleys in the Simons Road, Blackberry Lane, Bristol Road, St Aldhelm’s Road and Vernalls Road area.

If you love where you live and think that with a bit of TLC it could be even lovelier, this is the place for you.
Dorset Campaign Against Litter
The Dorset Campaign Against Litter (DCAL) Committee was formed about ten years ago by a group of campaigners from East Orchard who were appalled at the amount of litter appearing on rural roads around them. The Committee now meets three times a year in the Dorchester area and includes representatives from the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP), Borough Councils as well as campaign groups. The Committee has achieved an excellent working relationship with DWP who regularly attend and exchange views on Fixed Penalty Notices and other matters.

In 2014 Dorset CPRE donated £125 to Dorchester Stop the Drop and Dorset CLS to fund anti-litter poster campaign. Dorchester school children were invited to help tackle littering in the Litter Monsters poster competition and sculpture events.

Future DCAL Meeting dates

Meeting dates for 2016: 10th March, 9th June and 6th October. Venue Stratton Village Hall, near Dorchester, 10 am to 12 noon. Dorset CPRE attended the ‘Litter Free Dorset’ Workshop held on 23rd November 2015 and first meeting in February 2016.

Copy of DCAL Minutes 10th March 2016
Copy of DCAL Minutes 10th October 2015
Copy of DCAL Minutes 4th June 2015
Copy of DCAL Minutes 12th March 2015
Copy of DCAL Minutes 2nd October 2014

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The  Communities and Local Government select committee on litter and fly-tipping published its report on 14th March 2015. Neil Sinden, director of policy and campaigns at CPRE said “We are disappointed that there are no proposed measures to tackle drinks container waste, one of the most visible and damaging kinds of litter, but it is great to see politicans engaging with these issues and illustrating there are ways to tackle the many litter problems we face.”

Sample risk assessments

Dorset Waste Partnership now provide advice on How to organise a community litter pick in Dorseton their website https://www.dorsetforyou.com/street-care/community-litter-picks including risk assessments and name of manager for each depot.  

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Litter picks organised 2016 dates

Litter Free Coast and Sea Week is runs from the 23rd April to 1st May 2016. For this year, there are 24 beaches from Lyme Regis to Christchurch to choose from taking place on either Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April. Visit http://www.litterfreecoastandsea.co.uk/litter-free-coast-and-sea-week/ for details on locations and meeting times.

Dorchester Stop the Drop, 16th April. Meet in car park next to Dorchester Rugby Club 10.30 am - 12:30 pm.

Clean for The Queen events held on 4th and 5th March:

Burton Bradstock Village Clean Up

Location: Burton Bradstock

Bournemouth Clean for the Queen- Hengistbury Head

Location: Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve

Okeford Fitzpaine Clean for the Queen

Lychett Matravers Community Group

Location: Lychett Matravers

Clean for the Queen Farnham village

Location: Farnham village, nr Blandford Forum

Dorchester Town Council’s Clean for the Queen

Location: Weymouth Avenue Pavilion

The Bay Tree Cleaning Company

Location: Sherborne

West Cliff Green, Bournemouth

Location: West Cliff Green

Bournemouth Clean for the Queen- Kings Park

Location: Littledown/Kings Park, Bournemouth

Clean Up Blandford Campaign