From your Compost Ambassador …..
In Wiltshire we produce in excess of 268,000 tonnes of household rubbish a year. This figure is steadily rising by 6% each year. It is estimated that within the next 5 years our current landfill sites will be full.
About 50% of the rubbish we throw away each week could be composted. Home composting is so easy to do, takes so little effort and yet the positive impact on the environment is immense. Home composting is a recycling must-do. You can easily produce high quality compost and quickly reap a whole host of benefits.
We now have a Compost Ambassador in our area who is part of a network of people working on behalf of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust to reduce Wiltshire’s waste.
Compost Ambassadors aim to provide friendly, on the spot advice in their local area, encourage people to compost and help out with any difficulties people are experiencing.
If you would like to find out more please contact Martin Terry on 01249 720170
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THE FOULING OF LAND BY DOGS ORDER 2007
Allowing your dog to foul is not an offence. Not clearing up after your dog is an offence.
Please note that if your dog fouls on any road, footpath or land open to the public and you fail to remove it forthwith, you are liable to a fine of up to £1000.
Dog bins have been installed at the Recreation Ground entrance and at the crossroads. Dog-walkers are politely requested to place their waste in these red bins and not the green bins. The red dog bins are emptied by NWDC Environmental Services on a contract basis and they have the appropriate equipment to empty and clean these bins. The green bins do not benefit from this service. Please also do not use the village shop litter bin. If you are not close to a red bin please take your dog waste home and place it in your wheelie bin. Thank you for your co-operation.
- be careful with your speed on local roads. Go to www.safetycameraswiltshire.co.uk/ for details - do a safety camera search for Christian Malford.
DAUNTSEY VALE LINK SCHEME
(Good Neighbour Scheme) 01249 891746
The Dauntsey Vale Link Scheme, is organised by a Committee of local people supported by a team of volunteers, provides a 'Good Neighbour Scheme' offering practical assistance to those in need in the villages of Brinkworth, Christian Malford, Dauntsey and Foxham.
The service operates through a Co-ordinator via the link telephone (01249 891746) through which requests for help can be made. The line is open 10am to 6pm on weekdays and via the answerphone at all other times. Please allow at least 48 hrs notice to give the Co-ordinator a chance to match an available volunteer to your request.
There is no charge but the Link Scheme appreciates donations to help cover expenses.
Help is available with transport for medical and related appointments, visiting a friend or relation in hospital or collecting prescriptions, shopping, library books etc. Help is also available for small tasks at home including dropping in for a chat or game of cards.
If you are interested in being a volunteer, please ring:
Nigel or Clair Fairley - 01249 721278
Emergency Calls: 999
All Non-Emergency Calls: 0845 408 7000