Lamb's Green Lane Burglary

PCSO Neal Rooke of Corfe Mullen SNT writes:-

A burglary has occurred on the 17/09/2013 between 09:30 and 16:00 hrs at Lamb's Green Lane, Corfe Mullen. Entry was gained by forcing the double patio doors at the rear of the property. It's believed at this time that an amount of jewellery was stolen.

Please review your home security arrangements. Further advice and a free home security survey are available from 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 39011.

Thank You

PCSO Neal Rooke

Corfe Mullen Safer Neighbourhood Team

Travellers cause vehicle ban at 'Rec'

A group of Travellers has been looking for a place to stay locally, including trying our village Rec. This led Corfe Mullen Parish Council Clerk Katrina Blee to close the Rec. to vehicles.

As a result, football matches at the weekend have been cancelled to avoid parking problems in the immediate vicinity. Additional security measures are now in place to enforce the vehicle ban and prevent a temporary Traveller camp being set up.

The Travellers group has tried several other places including Broadstone where they're currently camped, while waiting for the Dorset Steam Fair site to open in a couple of weeks. The Springdale Road car park was closed recently to prevent Travellers camping there, but parking in the road outside means users are not affected so much.

While sympathetic to people who choose an iterant lifestyle, problems have been caused in the past when litter and mess were left behind. No actual damage was caused on previous occasions but an unwillingness to make reasonable sanitary arrangements leaves an unpleasant result for others to clear up and someone has to bear the costs.

Crime Prevention

As part of Neighbourhood Watch Week the Corfe Mullen Safer Neighbourhood team from Dorset Police, along with the Corfe Mullen Home Watch will be at the car park on Springdale Road, Corfe Mullen from 09:30 hrs and then moving on to Phelipps Road at 10:30 hrs on Thursday 20th June 2013.

Please come along and find out more information about home security and protecting your property. We look forward to seeing you there.

How tall is Salisbury Cathedral?

The answer to this question determined the outcome at the Annual Carnival Quiz, the first of this year's Corfe Mullen Carnival events.

The competition took place at the Dorset Soldier on Thursday evening, comfortably filling the Lounge, Restaurant and outdoor seating. The Carnival Committee were there to ensure the event ran smoothly, see fair play - and to take our money.

Six rounds of questions on various topics read by Geoff the Landlord tested the knowledge of a total of seventeen teams, resulting in "The Dipsos" (winners for the previous two years) and "Five Go Mad in Dorset Soldier" tying for first place on points.

The two team captains were called forward for a tie-break question: 'What is the total height of Salisbury Cathedral from the ground to the top in feet?', the nearest answer to the correct value being the winner. The Dipsos captain answered 900ft and "Five Go Mad...." said 365ft. Geoff announced the true height as 404 feet and declared "Five Go Mad..." the winners.

The winning team were presented with the silvery trophy and individual engraved glass tumblers for the team members to keep.

Don't forget the other events in this year's Carnival (see full Carnival story in item below) providing entertainment for all, while raising funds to help support this year's charities: Forest Holme and the Village Hall.

Solar farm at Crumpets Farm?

I was at an interesting consultation this evening in the Village Hall. LightSource are considering the possibility of creating a Solar farm down Old Market Road, near the Henbury Quarry on the edge of Corfe Mullen. This would be capable, very quickly, of generating 4 mega watts of electricity from our ample sunlight.

Nothing decided yet, but I, for one, think this is something we really do need to embrace for our future. A steady stream of residents were showing interest and asking questions.

Corfe Mullen Carnival - Not just one day!

Corfe Mullen Carnival is almost here once more and this year it’s bigger than ever before. Now in its 47th year, Carnival 2013 will be raising funds for Forest Holme Hospice and the Corfe Mullen Village Hall.

Carnival Princess, Emma Fall, with her attendants

This year’s event got underway in March, with the selection of Emma Fall as Carnival Princess. Emma and her attendants will take part in the street procession on Saturday 8th June and, on arriving at the recreation ground, will declare the carnival open by releasing 47 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 charities, so do come along and show your support.

Carnival activities commence on Thursday 6th 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 will be found on posters around the village in the forthcoming weeks, 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 Synergy Housing’s Neighbourhood Panel, Richards TEAM Estate Agents, the Parish Council, England & Company, Seyward Window Co Ltd, the Co-operative Membership, Monroe Hairdressing, M B Wilkes and The Little Gift Room.
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Police warn of vehicle thefts

Between 12th & 18th May three crimes have occured involving vehicle theft in the Hanham Road, Ralph Road and Dennis Road areas. 2 male suspects have been sighted aged in their 20s in dark clothing, of slim medium build, one taller than the other, one was wearing a baseball cap, and using a torch with a blue light. These crimes occurred around the hour of midnight.

Residents are advised to ensure vehicles are locked and valuables are not left in vehicles.


Dave Morgan
Corfe Mullen Beat Officer

Polling Report

Susan Jefferies describes what happened on polling day:-

The 3 Polling Stations opened at 7am in Corfe Mullen and were manned, by the same team, through a long day until they closed at 10pm.

All day a steady stream of residents came in to cast their votes, until as ever there was a rush towards the end of the day.

At 10pm sharp the Polls closed and the ballot boxes were loaded up and driven to Christchurch for the Count. The Counting Hall at 2 Rivers Meet was vibrant and exciting all night until the last results were declared around 3.30am and everyone drifted home to bed.

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