Corfe Valley News March 2024

The March issue of the Corfe Valley News is now available to download form the website and printed copies can also be found in the local shops.

This month’s issue of the Corfe Valley News features several articles, events, and updates from various organisations.

Corfe Castle Parish Council: The council is considering a new format for the Annual Parish Meeting, with an informal session featuring local organisations and groups, followed by a short presentation from the Parish Council on future plans. They are also supporting the Armed Forces Covenant and have agreed to a “No Mow Area” along the Eastern boundary of the playing field. Additionally, the council is discussing drones over the Parish and the Sandbanks Ferry Company’s wish to increase charges above agreed levels.

The council also published the results of the recent survey regarding the introduction of a 20mph speed limit. The survey received a total of 252 responses, with more responders against the 20mph speed limit than in favour of it. As a result, the council has decided that it is not currently viable to apply to Dorset Council for a speed reduction.

Church Knowle Parish Council: The February meeting of the Church Knowle Parish Council discussed various topics, including a speed limit for Furzebrook Road, flooding on Furzebrook Road, vehicle collisions with deer, and the road barriers at the Furzebrook Road railway bridge. The Council is also reviewing the draft Neighbourhood Plan and seeking public input[1].

Corfe Common: Corfe Common is currently witnessing the amorous activities of frogs as they return to the water to spawn from January to March.

Traffic Lights on Corfe Hill: Remedial works to the roof of the Old Stables on East Street will begin on March 4th, with a temporary traffic light system in place for a three-week period.
Note: This work has been postponed till after Easter.

Easter in the Castle: From March 23rd, enjoy Spring at the Castle with traditional family games, archery, and an annual Easter egg hunt through the ruins from March 29th to April 1st. Prices are £3 per trail, which include a trail sheet, bunny ears, and a chocolate egg — more info.

Future Events:

Corfe Castle Parish Council Meeting: March 11th at 7 pm in the Corfe Castle Village Hall, Bill Carter Room.
Church Knowle Parish Council Meeting: March 12th at 6:30 pm in the Church Knowle Village Hall.
Neighbourhood Plan Public Forum: Second week of April (exact date not provided).

For more local events please check out Events page or visit

Useful Links:

Corfe Castle Parish
Church Knowle Parish
National Trust Corfe

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