Guided Village Walks

Would you like to take part in a guided walk around the village of Corfe Mullen, to include local history and points of interest? Walks are circular and start and finish at the Village Hall, Towers Way, Corfe Mullen, and take take place on Sundays at 10.30am. We use existing footpaths, bridleways, tracks and lanes.

SUNDAY 18th May EAST END WALK Approx. 3.3/4 miles. Duration around 2.1/2 hours.

SUNDAY 25th May HERITAGE WALK Approx. 4.1/2 miles. Duration around 3.1/2 hours.

If you are interested please telephone Cllr. Wendy Dix on 01202 604208 for further details.

Garage Burglary - Primrose Way

Between 21:45 and 22:15 hrs on Saturday 26th April a garage burglary occurred at Primrose Way, Corfe Mullen. Entry was gained by opening the insecure garage door. Having gained entry the offenders stole a laptop along with a computer monitor and a number of very collectable action figures.

If you have any information please contact Dorset Police on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting Crime Number 16688.

Property Mini Crime Wave

Today we received several reports from the police of theft and attempted theft of items from vehicles and property, and damage to property in Wareham Road, Brog Street and Highfield Close Corfe Mullen on Thursday night, 23rd January and Friday 24th.

Over night between Thursday 23rd January and Friday 24th January a theft from an unattended motor vehicle occurred on Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen. It is unknown how the offenders gained entry to the vehicle, however the front of the vehicles radio was stolen and the glove box was opened.

If you saw anything suspicious or have any information please contact Dorset Police quoting Crime Number 3264. [... more...]

Tops Day Nursery rated 'Good' by Ofsted

Friday 17th January 2014 - Staff and children at Tops Day Nurseries in Corfe Mullen are celebrating after getting a good report from Ofsted inspectors.
The first ever Ofsted inspection for Tops Corfe Mullen, which opened in Blandford Road in 2013, concluded that the nursery is delivering quality and caring provision that meets the needs of all children well and ensures children are ready for the next stage of their learning. [... more ...]

Virgin Stay Active!

Members and staff at Virgin Active Health Club were shocked to learn this week that the Corfe Mullen part of the business will close at 2pm on 21st February, in just four weeks' time. Most staff will lose their jobs and existing membership subscriptions will be honoured at the larger and more expensive Cabot Lane branch.

A peaceful protest was held today (Sun 19th Jan) at 2pm outside the premises to register people's unhappiness, coordinated by Sarah Burns and attended by a number of other councillors and Annette Brooke MP. [... more...]

MONSOON continues......

Eyemead flooded from Pamphill Green

The weather has gone mad. In 30 days (Nov-Dec) Corfe Mullen had 5mm of rain. In the next 30 days (Dec-Jan) it had 368mm of rain.
On 15th December 2013 the Stour reached a rare low of 134. Since then the Stour has been above 300 for 24 days in 30 with 5 floods. The highest was on Xmas Eve when it reached 405.

Keep in touch with what the Stour's up to in these remarkable times
using Twitter and #dorsetstour or the Internet and
See 10 years' records on

Text and picture John Palmer

Free Violin Lessons

The Wimborne Orchestra offers a "conversion course" aimed mainly at players of other instruments who can already read music. 7.30 to 8.30 pm Mondays from 20th January 2014 at St Nicholas Church, Corfe Mullen.

Contact 01258 455403 or see

Corfe Mullen-on-Mississippi

Not a canal but a bridleway to the Stour!

Along the A31 (foreground, pictured from near old railway arch) the Stour was a mile wide on Sunday 5 Jan 2014, as wide as the Mississippi at New Orleans. The floodwater took 23 hours to travel 44 miles from Gillingham in North Dorset.

With the 3rd flood to hit the parish in 12 days, there has been nearly a foot of rain (294 mms) in the last 3 weeks. The Coventry Arms had to close again, there was nowhere to pump the water. The Stour has crept onto the A31 in places. All 25 acres of the Nature Reserve I run are under water, there's no sign of it stopping.

Its all the fault of the Jetstream and the Americans I hear.

John Palmer
Warden of Bear Mead

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