Olympic Torch Bearers

Just to let you know, two mums from Corfe Mullen have been selected to be
torch bearers in the Olympic relay this year. Sarah Butt is running on the
12th July at Chideock. She is a world champion womens Lacrosse player having
won 3 world silver medals and two bronze. She is currently team GBs trainer.
Her children go to Rushcombe and Lockyers.

Natasha Jones has also been selected as she founded the Leaf charity after
contracting Leukemia herself. She is running on the 14th July.
Information on both ladies can be found on the official Olympics torchbearers
website.

I would like to congratulate both ladies and wish them both well in their
sections of the relay.

Best wishes
Sarah Burns

Queens Jubilee street party - update

Update on the Phelipps Road Estate Jubilee Party. Please do add your pictures of this event to the village Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/groups/corfemullen/

Sarah Burns writes:

Hi, just to let you know we raised £262.42 which was split between Team max
and Julias house. Also the organising committee who comprised of around
twenty Phelipps estate residents, including Amanda Jones, Zoe Montgomery,
Glenda,Alison Fall, Sandra Woosey, Sally and myself, would like to thank
Cllrs Anne and Paul Holland and the Revd.Pamela Walker for coming along on

Lamb's Green Lane still flooded

Water still knee deep in Lambs Green Lane on June 12th. Swim to the Pub? The County Council promised to do something about this a month ago........

Susan Jefferies

Core Strategy Comments - Deadline Passed

Core Strategy is the dull name for proposals which will change Corfe Mullen, including adding hundreds more houses and relocating Lockyers school. The public consultation period ends on Monday 25th June.

Susan Jefferies writes:-

The consultation on the Core Strategy For Corfe Mullen is nearing the end and it is very important that you put your views to East Dorset District Council, they need to know. The more people who reply the better, if no one replies they will think we don’t care what happens.

The plan, CM1, is planning 250 additional houses in Corfe Mullen, we need to ensure some of these are low cost houses. Most are on the Green Belt and around the Recreation Ground.
1. 100 homes on the fields behind Violet Farm Close.
2. 30 homes on the site of the Allotments, If and When the Allotments can be resited elsewhere in the village.
3. 80 homes on the site of Lockyers School, If and When Lockyers School can be rebuilt on a field on the Recreation Ground.

100 homes on the fields behind Violet Farm Close can be built fairly quickly
as the land is vacant. The balance of 150 homes could be a long way off as they are dependent on the If and Whens.

Is this what you want? Or do you have better idea? The online reply (via the Dorset For You site) is not very easy. The easiest way to have your say is to get a form from the Library or the Parish Office, fill in the back and add additonal pages if you want to.

Susan Jefferies

Special Guests at Carnival

It all went off well at this year's Corfe Mullen Carnival on Saturday and in spite of worries about the weather during the week, on the day it was fine and mostly sunny, if a little breezy.

The floats, vehicles and walking entries assembled as usual in Ivor Road and crowds turned out to see them parade the full length of Wareham Road, ending up at the Rec, where many stalls and sideshows offered displays, activities and entertainment. Food & drink was provided by several commercial vendors and the Guides supplied tea,coffee and home-made cakes from the pavillion, where an interesting display of the history of Corfe Mullen in pictures and documents could also be seen.

Thanks and well done to the Carnival Committee who managed to do it all with less help than usual and still look cheerful!

Lots of people must have pictures of the day, many of which can be seen HERE in the new village public photo album. If you have some you'd like to show us and have a Flickr account, you can add yours to the group too. Please add "Corfe Mullen" and "carnival" tags so we can find them.

Carnival Committee Chairman's Message

The following message comes from Carnival Committee Chairman Martin Harrison:

I have the great pleasure, once again, to welcome you to Corfe Mullen
Carnival. This year we are one of the many communities, up and down the
nation and across the Commonwealth, who are celebrating the Queen's
Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games coming to our country.
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Second win for Dipsos


At a packed Dorset Soldier last night (7th June) the annual Carnival Quiz was held with over twenty teams taking part. The top three teams were separated by three points. The Dipsos won, Merley Social Club came second and The Shuttlers third.

Corfe Mullen Carnival - Not just one day!


Pictured: Carnival Princess Chloe Smith with members of the Carnival Committee

Corfe Mullen Carnival is almost here once more and this year it’s bigger than ever before.  The Carnival will be celebrating the two major events of 2012, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games. This years’ event got underway earlier this year with the selection of Chloe Smith as Carnival Princess.

The Carnival Committee have selected Dorset ME Support Group and TeamMAX as beneficiaries of the Carnival Street Collection, so come along to the week’s activities and please give generously. Recently the National Lottery awarded the event funding and this has enabled the committee to organise some really exciting elements for this years carnival.

Although Carnival in Corfe Mullen is the main event of the year for many villagers, with a number of key volunteers away or unable to assist this year, the carnival committee are desperate for helpers to make Carnival 2012 another successful event. If you, or anyone you know, feel able to help either on the afternoon of Friday 8th June or during the day on Saturday 9th June, please contact the carnival via their website or by telephoning the number below.

Carnival activities commence on Thursday 7th June, with the annual Carnival Quiz which will be held at The Dorset Soldier from 7.30pm. Come along and test your knowledge. There are prizes up for grabs! Groups of five. All hoping to be ‘crowned’ the Brain-Boxes of Corfe Mullen. Details of the activities will be found on posters around the village and the web-site will also keep you up to date www.corfemullencarnival.com These events are organised for the community to take part in and are supported by Richards TEAM Estate Agents, the Co-operative Membership, Corfe Mullen Parish Council and SITA. [more]

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