CMSA Sports Award

The Peter Haward Cup is being presented by Cllr. Eve Haward tonight (Mon 16th June) at the AGM of the CMSA (Corfe Mullen Sports Association) at the Pavillion of Corfe Mullen Recreation ground at 7:30pm. The Cup is awarded to the club or person who has been voted by the teams affiliated to the sports association and who has done the most to promote sport in Corfe Mullen.


  • The tennis association nominated Tony Kellaway, a member who has been playing
    and coaching tennis for Corfe Mullen for over forty years.
  • The Corfe Mullen FC organiser Jeannette Draper was nominated for working behind the scenes to ensure the team met all the FA's requirements to accept their promotion that had been hard won in he last season.
  • Corfe Mullen Juniors were nominated for building up several teams for children including girls teams and over 300 children are now members.

Congratulations to the winners: Corfe Mullen Juniors!

Mike Dobson accepts the Peter Haward Cup from Peters widow, Cllr. Eve Haward

Sarah Burns

Carnival Time: Balloons, Sunshine and Fun!

Corfe Mullen's 48th Annual Carnival procession brought out the crowds on Saturday. Led by Dorset Youth Marching Band it also included, on floats and in walking tableaux, the Beavers, Cubs, Brownies, Meridian Corps of Drums, Samba Panashe, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang et al.

After the procession arrived at the recreation ground the carnival was officially opened by the Carnival Princess and her two attendants with the release of 48 colourful balloons.

The main arena event was the Tigers Children's Motorcycle Display Team who thrilled the crowd riding in figures of eight, through fire, and jumping over a car.

There were all the usual attractions such as fairground rides, tombola, steam-powered equipment and classic cars, and away from the main arena the Scouts ran an archery taster.

The weather was almost made-to-order and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.


Not a Lost Cause!

The Carnival Quiz launched proceedings in Corfe Mullen's 2014 Carnival on Thursday 12th June at the Dorset Soldier. A dozen teams took part, a little down on previous years, perhaps due to coinciding with the opening night of the World Cup in Brazil.

Dave Mills presents Cup to St Judes - Carnival Quiz Winners 2014

After fifty questions on various topics - including a slightly confusing round on monkeys - the organisers checked all the answer sheets and declared the winners to be St Judes. The picture shows three of their five members.

Asked whether they were a Church team, Beverley Ochai said they'd chosen the name because St Jude is the patron saint of lost causes!

Crematorium at Randalls Hill (Limberlost)

The plans to build a Crematorium at the Woodland Burial site at Randalls Hill, adjacent to the A350 at the Limberlost have reappeared.

The plans were passed by Purbeck District Council a couple of years ago, then subsequently overturned by the High Court at Judicial Review. The concerned residents thought the threat had gone away and are horrified to find an 'amended' plan has been reintroduced. The application is due to go before Purbeck District Council in July.

The area is just over the border in Purbeck thus we are not part of the decision making process and barely need to be informed. However, as Corfe Mullen is a mile downwind of the site it could be deemed to affect us more than residents of Purbeck.

The site is very close to the group of houses at the Limberlost.

Objections to the site include

  • in the Green Belt
  • increased traffic and problems on the A350 and the very narrow lane
  • proximity to dwelling houses
  • incompatible with the essence of a Woodland Burial Site with quiet space
    and beautiful views over the harbour and the Purbecks
  • large expansion of buildings for both services and function rooms, and car park, incompatible with the Green Belt
  • barely 5 miles from Poole Crematorium at Gravel Hill. If there is need for another Crematorium in Dorset then closer to Dorchester, or in North Dorset would be more sensible places and give a better distribution

Susan Jefferies

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang joins the Fun at 2014 Corfe Mullen Carnival

Corfe Mullen Carnival is almost here once more and this year it promises to be a great event. Now in its 48th year, Carnival 2014 will be raising funds for the Wessex Cancer Trust, the Corfe Mullen Scout Association and Bournemouth Multiple Sclerosis.

pictured: Forest Holme float 2013 Carnival

This year’s event got underway in March, with the selection of Jenna Hughes as Carnival Princess. Jenna and her attendants will take part in the street procession on Saturday 14th June and, on arriving at the recreation ground, will declare the carnival open by releasing 48 balloons – one balloon for each year that the carnival has been held in the village.

A collection will take place along the procession route, with the proceeds going directly to the nominated beneficiaries, so do come along and show your support and help us better last years collection.

Carnival activities commence on Thursday 12th 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 for Groups of five, all hoping to take the title of ‘Brain-Boxes of Corfe Mullen’.

Details of the activities can be found on posters around the village and the web-site will also keep you up to date These events are organised for the community to take part in and are supported by the main sponsors of the carnival, Synergy Housing’s Neighbourhood Panel and Richards TEAM Estate Agents.

Carnival Day, Saturday 14th June - The Highlights:
At the recreation ground
A fun filled afternoon with many side stalls and entertainment.
By popular demand Punch and Judy will present a number of shows throughout the afternoon.

We have the largest movable inflatable in Europe attending.
Main arena event will be the wonderful "Tigers Motorcycle Display Team".
There will be a static display of vintage cars at the recreation ground given by the Poole branch of the "3 Counties Vintage and Classic Car Club".
In addition we have best overall entry in the street procession, Children’s Fancy Dress Competition, presentation of prizes, the Grand Draw, Colouring Competition, not to mention the variety of stalls, food vendors, rides etc.

Judging of procession entries will take place at 1pm in Albert and Ivor Roads. At 1.30pm precisely, town crier, David Squire will get the proceedings under way with the traditional and very loud announcement for the procession to move off. This year’s procession will be as big as ever with a variety of floats, walking tableau and businesses taking part in addition there will be music provided by the Marching Bands during the 1 ¾ mile procession.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will travel through the procession and also be on display at the recreation ground.

As in previous years a trophy will be presented to the best decorated business premises on the Carnival route, this will be judged between noon and 1pm.
Please note that there will be road closures along the route, starting from Ivor Road, along Wareham Road and up to the recreation ground, from just before the procession starts at 1.20pm, until the last section reaches the recreation ground at approximately 2.50pm.

In addition to the above events, there will also be the Carnival Grand Draw, which has many fantastic prizes again this year. All the money raised will be going straight to our nominated beneficiaries. The Carnival Committee would like to express their sincere thanks to all business who kindly donated prizes. Tickets for the Grand Draw will be available at all activities during Carnival Week and from our sponsors Richards Estate Agents who have, again, kindly donated the main prize.

Tuesday 17th June is the 5km and Junior Run, held at the Recreation Ground. More details and entry forms can be found at The charities will also benefit from money raised at the Fun Run. This event is celebrating its 11th anniversary with the Carnival and is an increasingly popular feature of the activities. Those not partaking are encouraged to turn up to support the runners.

For more information about Corfe Mullen Carnival 2014, including times and general enquiries, please either telephone Chairman: Martin Harrison on 01202 698050 or e-mail via the carnival website.

WWI Village History Day and Proms

I am organising a village history day in Corfe Mullen on 2nd August 2014 to commemorate the first world war. We have displays by the Priest House Museum, The Sturminster Marshall Red Cross Hospital, Lockyers School, The Cordite Factory in Holtons Heath curators, St. Nicholas and st. Huberts churches, the Parish council. We are also organising interactive activities and crafts for the children of the village and refreshments.

As part of the Parish display we want to honour the men who fought and were either injured or killed in the war. We are having a memory board and we are appealing for relatives of those soldiers and their families to come forward with information about those men ie. who they were, what they did for a living, children, fun anecdotes and photos etc. that can bring these men alive to the younger people of today, so they can be seen as people rather than just names on a memorial stone... Read more

Speeders Beware!

Corfe Mullen Speedwatch is up and running in Corfe Mullen. We have had five outings so far and they have all proved successful in helping to reduce speed in Corfe Mullen. Another outing is due in a road near you this weekend.

If you would like to volunteer one or two hours every fortnight and help us raise awareness of speeding in our village then contact Cllr. Sarah Burns on 01202 605505 or contact Pc Neal Rooke our community policeman on 101. You can also email Sarah on

Crime Report

Theft From Motor Vehicle

Between 17:45hrs on Thursday 8th May and 09:20hrs Friday 9th May a theft from an unattended motor vehicle occurred at Hilltop Road, Corfe Mullen. It is unknown how the offenders gained entry to the vehicle. Stolen was a number of electric hand tools.

Please do not leave valuable items in your car and set the alarm if fitted. If you saw anything suspicious or have any information please contact Dorset Police on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting Crime Number 18446.

Garage Burglary

Between 22:00hrs on Thursday 8th May and 06:30hrs on Friday 9th May a garage burglary occurred at Ralph Road, Corfe Mullen. Entry was gained by forcing the lock on the garage door. Having gained entry the offenders stole 8x chainsaws and 2x hedge trimmers.

Please review your own garage security. An inexpensive stand-alone alarm is available through your local Neighbourhood Watch. For further advice and a free security survey please contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team.If you have any information please contact Dorset Police on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting Crime Number 18437.

Corfe Mullen & Stour SNT

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