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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A new Operations Manager for Reclaim
Jan01

A new Operations Manager for Reclaim

The New Year saw Tom Wright join Dorset Reclaim to carry out the role of Operations Manager, with a responsibility for staff and volunteers, customer care and sales from the depots as well as taking forward online sales as a major project. Tom has a wealth of experience which he brings from another national charity where he developed broad experience from running stores, looking after staff and volunteers to managing a national...

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Summer BBQ 2018
Aug31

Summer BBQ 2018

The sun shone for at least part of the annual summer bbq held at Dudsbury in August. Volunteers and staff from Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester & Poole depots gathered together for one of the favourite events of the year, giving time for everyone to catch up and chat.  We also celebrated with lots of food and traditional sports day type games with Christchurch depot coming out overall winners. The charity holds several events...

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Chairman’s Award 2018
Aug24

Chairman’s Award 2018

Mike Hartland, our former Chairman launched an award in 2016 to be given annually to an outstanding volunteer or member of staff.   This year the award was given to volunteer Bob Foster from our Dorchester depot. The shield will stay in pride of place at Dorchester until next year, but Bob does keep his certificate and...

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Junior Top Gear Trophy
Jun21

Junior Top Gear Trophy

This inaugural event was held to celebrate the life of Paul Tovey, assistant manager at Poole, who was killed last year. It was chosen as Paul had a love of motorsports and was an avid competitor in any team or solo event.   Our team of 12 raced around a local track with Dean from Christchurch winning a specially created trophy representing Paul’s time in the army, with Kirsty the manager at Poole winning the “Miss Daisy “ award...

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Dorset Reclaim GDPR Privacy Summary
Jun14

Dorset Reclaim GDPR Privacy Summary

Dorset Reclaim recognises that your privacy is important and we want to ensure that your data is secure. Your rights relating to use of your personal data changed in May 2018, with the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ or GDPR, and the Data Protection Act 2018, coming into force. This summary explains in plain English what data we collect, how we use it and why Dorset Reclaim asks for your personal data. If you would...

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Mayor visit 2018
May10

Mayor visit 2018

The Mayor & Mayoress of Bournemouth visited the Stanley Road, Springbourne depot on the 10th May to celebrate Ray Tovey’s retirement with the help of staff & volunteers from all depots. We also took the opportunity to ask the Mayor to present awards to 3 outstanding volunteers from our retail depots, so well done to Simon Vallis from Dorchester, Andrea Groves from Poole & Irene Harris from Bournemouth.   The buffet...

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