Update, 27th September: the contractor intends to start spreading again w/b 1st October, probably at the Coach Road. If possible, avoid this part of Uplyme especially on foot or horseback as there will be extra HGV traffic until the current run is finished.
The Parish Council has received this letter from the contractors explaining the benefits and process for this activity, which is expected to begin again in a few weeks.
(All errors the writer’s, not mine!)
PHILIP TRIM CONTRACTORS LTD
Chamberlaynes Farm Workshop
Bere Regis Wareham
Dorset BH20 7LS
Tel: 01929 472192 / 07971 005579
Fax: 01929 472555
Ref Deployment JP3497EB/D034 Date 20/08/12
Answers to some of your questions with reference to the spreading of milk waste at Furzeleigh Down Farm.
What is milk waste?
Milk waste or milk washings are produced from the cleaning process after the production of dairy products. The milk residue is washed out every day during regular cleaning of processing equipment from local Milk processing factories, this will include milk tanker wash outs, silo’s and pipe work throughout the factory.
Why are we spreading milk waste to this land?
More and more farmers are looking to alternative fertilisers due to the high price of man made products. Milk waste is one of many alternatives to bagged fertilise
The agricultural benefit of Milk waste to the farmer includes maintaining or improving the soil’s suitability for crops or for grazing by adding plant nutrient requirements (for example, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sodium are contained in Milk wastes, organic matter will improve the soil structure.
Our vehicles are fitted with the very latest road friendly air suspension and can carry up to 6500 gallons over six axles, this combination minimises road damage due to impact together with fewer vehicle movements.
Our intended access to the Field tip site will be off A35 on to Harcombe Road then right on to Spring Head Road – access via Yawl Hill lane. There will be approximately 10 to 15 loads delivered to site per day during the spreading operation. We will do our best to keep disruption to a minimum during busy rush hour periods but cannot guarantee zero vehicle movements during these times.
Tanker’s will discharge washings into a 10,000 gallon storage tank located in a field, as per our land spreading deployment/permit fields SAM 0377,8282,0745,1741,3456,2274,FB,FA
The storage tank is used together with a slurry pump set to ensure a constant spread rate of 50m3 ha through umbilical pipe work. Where possible, the product can be injected into the ground but normal operation would use a low level splash plate to minimise any odours.
We will endeavour to give at least 10 days’ notice prior to any spreading activities but due to the nature of our work notice may be reduced.
For any further details please contact Steve Down on the above number.
Registered Office: 21 Market Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7AF
Company Number: 4699961