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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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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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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New CEO for Reclaim
Apr02

New CEO for Reclaim

After many years with Ray Tovey at the helm, Reclaim moves to a new era as Joanna Taylor takes over as the new CEO. Her wealth of experience with Reclaim ensures familiarity with staff, volunteers and all the details of the day to day running of the charity, as well handling the major contracts and partnerships that have been formed over the years. Joanna has been involved with the charity since before it launched having been part of...

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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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