Charity Quiz & Chilli Night

On Saturday evening, 15th October, a group called TeamMAX held a very enjoyable 'Quiz and Chilli' night at St. Nicholas Church Hall to raise money for research into causes and treatment for epilepsy through the charity 'Epilepsy Action'.

Eighteen teams took part and after a number of fiercely-fought rounds, The Dolphins (pictured) named after their children's swimming team emerged as the winners and took away a number of bottles of wine to celebrate their victory.

For more details on TeamMax and their other fundraising events, see their TeamMAX website.

Recycling Breakdown

Household recycling collection took an unplanned break today (Mon 19th September) when the recycling vehicle suffered mechanical problems at about 8am in Ralph road.

The broken down vehicle can be seen here, with the front jacked up ready to be taken away by a heavy-duty recovery truck, just as the low-tech replacement vehicle arrives to take over recycling collection duties.

The problem was due to a gearbox malfunction and resulted in an overall three hour delay but recycling collection has now resumed using the replacement vehicle.

Driver Jason said the faulty vehicle is on lease and was due to be replaced within the next year.

Fund-Raising at Corfe Mullen Carnival

After a shaky start weather-wise, Carnival Day in Corfe Mullen was busy and enjoyable. I was there to raise money for a charity called S.P.R.I.N.G. (Supporting Parents and Relatives in Neonatal Grieving). Based at Poole Maternity Unit its aim is to support parents and relatives who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy, at, or just after birth. Details can be found at http://www.springsupport.org.uk [read more]

Crowds, clouds and sunshine

Corfe Mullen's annual carnival was threatened by the weather and we saw a little rain at the Rec while setting up but when it mattered the sun shone and the crowds came out.

The Tigers Childrens' Motorcycle Display Team provided the main arena performance. If you have pictures, please send them to us.

There is a gallery of pictures taken taken by Andrew at the Rec (with too little information) and by Lynda White during the procession.

Please have a look HERE and send us your better photos and notes or corrections to fill in the missing information. Thanks.

Carnival Quiz 2011


After a closely fought contest between a score of teams, The Dipsos (above) won the 2011 Corfe Mullen Carnival Quiz by one point, beating two other teams, including last year's winners Don't Know Nuffink into joint second place.

They were presented with the silver cup by Martin Harrison, Carnival Committee Chairman and each member also received an engraved glass tumbler to keep.

The annual Carnival Quiz took place at the Dorset Soldier on Thursday evening, with questions put by the regular weekly quizmaster - Landlord Geoff. Money raised by the quiz goes to this year's Carnival charities: Lewis-Manning Hospice and Corfe Mullen Girl Guides.

The quiz coincides with the pub's annual summer Beer Festival with a number of less common Dorset ales served direct from kegs in the beer tent.

Corfe Mullen Library – Use It or Lose It!

By April 2012 Dorset County Council will reduce the Dorset Library Service budget by eight hundred thousand pounds (15 per cent). This is in addition to the million pounds already made over the last four years.

Several proposals have been put forward for discussion but these include possible closures, staff cuts and a considerable reduction on spending for new books. [read more]

Dutch Hold Their Ground

Parish Councillors


Paul and Anne Holland both retained their District Council seats in the face of a rising tide of Conservative support, but two fellow Liberal Democrats narrowly lost theirs to Conservatives.

The Parish Council is unchanged as the seats were not contested but in East Dorset District Council the national picture of bad news for the Liberal Democrats is also seen locally.

Sarah Burns took one seat from Phillip Cuckston in the Central Ward by 24 votes and Jonathan Edwards took a second from Philip Harknett by just six votes. Full results below.

Conservatives will be glad the election was run under the First Past The Post system.

(Information comes from the Dorset Council site Dorset For You.)

Corfe Mullen Celebrates the Royal Wedding

William and Catherine's wedding on 29th April was marked by several street parties and other events in the village. Neighbours in Towers Way took over a small patch of grass and had a barbecue party with flags, bunting and a mini bouncy castle.

You can see more pictures like these from Lynda White [click here].

If you took pictures of another event marking the Royal Wedding, send us a message and we can show them here on CMO. Please make sure you have permission of parents of any children pictured.

Two princesses celebrate the Royal event with a strawberry:

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