Mountain Bikes and Power Tools Stolen

Bikes Taken in Garage Burlgary

Over night between Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th August a garage on Cogdean Close was broken into. The offenders gained entry to the garage by forcing the garage door. Two carbon fibre framed mountain bikes were stolen to the value of approximately £3,000. No one was seen or heard.

Power Tools Taken From Van

Over night between Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th August two vans were broken into in Diprose Road, Corfe Mullen. The first vehicle was a Mercedes sprinter van. It is unknown how the offenders gained entry to the vehicle. A number of power tools were stolen. The second vehicle was a Ford Transit van, again it is unknown how the offenders gained entry. The offenders stole a number of power tools from this vehicle as well.

Corfe Mullen & Stour SNT would like to remind all commercial vehicle owners to remove all power tools from vans when parked up at night.

Fight to Re-Open Gym Continues

Councillors Paul and Anne Holland have have been leading the fight to reopen the former Virgin Active Health Club.

“We have held talks with 3 gym operators,” said Cllr Paul Holland. “Vandalism of the building has occurred so we would urge residents to tell the police if they see anything suspicious.” “The owners want to build a dementia care home on the site but as long as we can prove that the health club is still required such change of use would be difficult to achieve," said Cllr Anne Holland.

WWI Village History Morning

Following months of work and planning Corfe Mullen Parish Council presents the Corfe Mullen WW1 History Morning this Saturday August 2nd 2014 at Corfe Mullen Village Hall 9-30am – 12pm entrance free.

Stalls include: The Parish Council, The Priest House Museum, Sturminster Marshall Red Cross Hospital, Cordite Munitions Factory, St. Huberts, Lockyers school. Tea and Coffee available.

Please come along and take the opportunity to discover how local people were involved in the First World War which began exactly 100 years ago.

Criminal Damage - Arrests Made

Early today (Saturday 26th July) at approximately 04:20am a large number of vehicles were damaged in Corfe Mullen. Roads where damage occurred include
Rushcombe Way, Phelipps Road, Ralph Road, Gurney Road and Pye Close.

Two males and one female have been arrested and are helping Police with their enquiries.

If you have any further information please contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number I26:105

Corfe Mullen & Stour SNT

A separate source reports damage last night to windows of vehicles parked in Brook Lane.

Sgt. Tim Travers added:

Tools stolen from van in Wareham Rd.

Over night Thursday 24th and Friday 25th July a Ford Transit parked on a drive way on Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen was entered by unknown means. Unknown offender(s) gained access to the side door of the van and stole a number of building tools. Items included power drills and chargers, saws, angle grinder and an impact screwdriver.

Offender(s) were not seen or heard.

PCSO Neal Rooke - Dorset Police
(Corfe Mullen & Stour Safer Neighbourhood Team)

Parish Councillors Follow the Rhythm!

Picture: Lynda White

At the Storytelling and African Drumming event on Friday 27th June, a number of young people listened to stories told by local storyteller Taprisha and learned rhythms and heard tales from Afric'Arts.

This event was organised by Lynda White and supported by Corfe Mullen Parish Council, as a prelude to the Sting in the Tale series of events to be held at various locations between East Dorset and Christchurch from 15th to 25th August. See website for more details:

There was a barbecue with burgers and drinks supplied by Nigel and Jenny from the Youth Centre.

Three councillors (Chairman Evan Waterman and Paul and Anne Holland) represented the Parish Council and entered into the spirit of the event, including joining in the drumming class.

Update on Windgreen Collision

On 23rd April 2013 CMO reported an accident between two cars at the junction just metres from the Esso petrol station carwash. Adele Ruffell was seriously injured when Stephen Anning emerged from the cut-through too fast and collided with her Vauxhall Corsa. On Tuesday 24th June this year Anning of Corfe Mullen who admits dangerous driving was sentenced by Bournemouth Crown Court to a five year driving ban and 38 months in prison.

Tales and Drumming

Corfe Mullen Youth and Community Centre will be opening their doors to local families on the evening of Friday 27th June. The free entry event, sponsored by Corfe Mullen Parish Council is one of a series of performances leading up to the Sting in the Tale Storytelling Festival, being held at a variety of venues between East Dorset and Christchurch from 15th to 25th August 2014.

Dorset based storyteller Taprisha will bring tales from around the world with Cheikh Diop of African Arts providing drumming workshops and storytelling, bringing a multi-cultural flavour to the evening.

If the weather is fine the Youth Centre will hold a Barbecue and refreshments will be available in the club for the audience to purchase. Unless it is raining the storytelling and drumming will take place on the field next to the Youth Club so bring rugs, mats or chairs to sit on (and a jacket if it is chilly).

The stories and drumming workshops are suitable for all ages so why not join us for a fun filled evening and you can even bring a picnic for the whole family to enjoy on Friday 27th June 2014 at 6.45p.m. – 8.45p.m.

For more information on Sting in the Tale Storytelling Festival see: and

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