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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Reclaim helps “Tip Off” local residents
Apr17

Reclaim helps “Tip Off” local residents

Dorset Reclaim is helping with a series of road shows across the county where Dorset Waste Partnership officers are talking to local people about what they can do to help report or stop fly-tipping activity. The campaign is being widely promoted in the local press, on radio and across social media. We are helping the “Tip Off” campaign by providing each road show site with examples of items that are found dumped to highlight the...

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Presentation from Ferndown Golf Club
Apr12

Presentation from Ferndown Golf Club

In one of his last duties as Project Manager, Ray Tovey attended Ferndown Golf Club on Wednesday 11th April with Roy Osborough, Chairman for the annual charity event at which presentations are made to local groups. Funds are raised by the clubs members though the generous support of golfers participating at the Peter Alliss Invitational in the past year, together with a dinner and charity auction. Dorset Reclaim was fortunate to be...

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Retirement Beckons
Mar31

Retirement Beckons

After 20 years at the helm of Dorset Reclaim, Ray Tovey has amazed us all and decided to retire. He was the first member of staff appointed by the trustees in 1998 and has guided the charity from its early days of one depot and a borrowed van, through to where we are now with 4 warehouses, 28 staff, 11 vehicles and over 80 volunteers. A truly remarkable achievement by any standard. Ray said “I have been very lucky in having some great...

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Volunteer Dan’s New Transport
Feb24

Volunteer Dan’s New Transport

A very fine red mobility scooter was donated to us recently and we came up with the perfect idea of who should receive it. Dan, a long term volunteer at Dorchester who works in the warehouse, was very happy to have the scooter to give him the chance of increased independence when at home. Happy...

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Theatre Rentals
Jan19

Theatre Rentals

Theatre groups around Bournemouth often need props for their productions, so that’s where we come in. We rent out any of our stock for 25% of the value (plus delivery if required) which is returned at the end of the show. Reclaim is about reuse, so what better way for furniture that could have been thrown away to find a new lease of life in period theatre scenes. The picture shows a selection of Reclaim props at a play staged last...

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A Big Thank you to Tesco and Pret A Manger
Dec01

A Big Thank you to Tesco and Pret A Manger

Through 2017 Dorset Reclaim built growing relationships with both Tesco and Pret A Manger. Both organisations have a goal to reduce food waste and this is clearly aligned with our own vision to increase reuse and recycling across our communities.   We now collect unsold fresh food including sandwiches, salads, bread and other groceries from sites across Dorset on a daily basis. At Reclaim we are all about volunteers. With our...

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Tributes paid to motorcyclist Paul Tovey who died in Poole crash
Sep06

Tributes paid to motorcyclist Paul Tovey who died in Poole crash

6 September 2017 / Alex Winter TRIBUTES have been paid to a “dearly loved” motorcyclist who died in a Poole crash last week. Paul Tovey, who was 35, was killed when his orange Kawasaki motorbike collided with a white Audi A1 in Parkstone Road on the night of Tuesday, August 29. He had been out with friends at the time of the collision. Emergency services were called to a stretch of the road near the junction with Birds Hill Road at...

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Dorset Waste Partnership Extends Reclaim Contract
Mar31

Dorset Waste Partnership Extends Reclaim Contract

Dorset Reclaim has been providing the bulky waste collection service for the Dorset Waste Partnership for the last two years, collecting items that residents find too big for their waste bin or difficult to dispose of. The service has been kept incredibly busy by the residents of Dorset with the charity collecting over 754,000 tonnes of unwanted items in the last two years in nearly 7,500 collections – the good news is that 45% has...

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Dorset Reclaim marks 10 years in county town
Nov30

Dorset Reclaim marks 10 years in county town

“Our work has made a real difference” – charity depot marks ten years in county town 30 Nov 2016 / Harry Hogger A DORSET charity has been celebrating ten years at its Dorchester depot. Local reuse charity Dorset Reclaim held an open day with a half price sale to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the facility in the town town. Dorset Reclaim opened its first depot in Bournemouth in 1998 but quickly realised its...

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