New Chairman for Reclaim
Feb18

New Chairman for Reclaim

Ray Tovey was appointed as the new Chairman of Dorset Reclaim on the 10th February. Ray brings a wealth of experience having been the Project Manager from the outset in 1998 to when he retired in 2018 and is well known by staff and volunteers. He started by giving his thanks to the outgoing Chairman, Roy Osborough, for all the work he had done over the previous 4 years and to his staying on the management committee to help in the...

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MP visit to Poole
Jan24

MP visit to Poole

Local MP, Michael Tomlinson, who represents Mid Dorset & North Poole, called in to our Poole depot on Friday 24th January to learn more about the work we do. He was given a tour around the various work areas and discussions were had about the positives of volunteering, the benefits to the environment of reuse and what the future may hold. It was a very enjoyable visit for everyone. Michael Tomlinson is pictured inside the Poole...

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Dorchester Improvements
Jul21

Dorchester Improvements

After many years of very dark and dingy skylights, and the odd leak, a plan was hatched to replace the cracked panels and improve Dorchester for our staff and customers alike. After a cautious start replacing panels over the mezzanine floor, ensuring everything worked as planned, more materials were ordered for the assault for the rest of the roof. On Sunday 21st July, a crack Reclaim team made a ridiculously early start and managed...

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Volunteers Week BBQ 2019
Jun07

Volunteers Week BBQ 2019

We celebrated Volunteers Week on 7th June with a BBQ in each depot for the teams that work so hard for us over the year. On average, our depots have 4 or 5 staff but volunteers can number up to 25 – we could not manage without them!   The depots were shut for the afternoon with food and drinks being provided on site, together with certificate and other presentations. The pictures show the team at Poole on the back of one of our...

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Poole covered area
May20

Poole covered area

An in-house team from Christchurch and Poole depots gave up a day over a weekend in May to build a covered area at the back of Poole depot – something that’s been needed, planned and hoped for over a long time. The monies were donated by the Peter Alliss Foundation as previously mentioned on our news page; Ray Tovey received a cheque at the Ferndown Golf Club from the club captain, Stuart McKenzie and Harry Redknap. The monies have...

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Trent is our second New Recruit
Feb01

Trent is our second New Recruit

Trent Fieldhouse has been appointed as Transport & Technical Manager to look after our vehicle fleet, manage our Christchurch site and generally provide management cover for the charity. He will also have responsibility for coordinating larger projects at each depot, so like most people who work with us, he’s not going to have a chance to be bored. He comes to us after many years as a senior NCO in the Army and also subsequently...

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