Corfe Castle Parish Council
Welcome to the Corfe Castle Parish Council Website
Our website aims to bring everything great about Corfe Castle, the Council and events in the village to you. If there are any suggestions, comments or information you either want to add or would like please use the contact us, either using the form or the Contact page.
Corfe Castle Parish Council Object to the Proposed Revision of Ferry Tolls by the Bournemouth to Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company
Corfe Castle Parish Council have responded to the public notice by the Bournemouth and Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company which proposes doubling fares for pedestrians and cycles, increasing the single fare from £4.30 to £6 and a 63% increase in the discounted fares available by purchasing books of tickets. Read their full response here.
Annual Parish Meeting
A date has been set for the forthcoming Annual Parish Meeting. It will take place on the 23rd of April 2018 at 7.00pm in the Village Hall, Corfe Castle.
Please do attend. The Council will summarise the past years activities and their plans for the coming year. We also hope to have a speaker attend to talk about Local Government Reorganisation.
Consultation on new homes for Purbeck
Households and businesses in Purbeck will be receiving a questionnaire at the end of January on options for new homes.Through the consultation, Purbeck District Council will be asking about the best places to build new homes in the district. There will also be questions about second homes and affordable homes. The consultation starts on Monday 29 January and a consultation document and questionnaire will be delivered to every household in Purbeck. Read more in news and information.
A little bit about Corfe Castle
The village of Corfe Castle is much renowned for its Royal castle but there is much else in and around the village for both visitors and residents alike. The Norman Castle, destroyed by an act of Parliament following the civil war, is nestled in Corfe Gate – a natural break in the hogback Purbeck Ridge. The castle and much of the settlement that extends south from it is built of Purbeck limestone. During the medieval period stone carving, particularly of Purbeck Marble was worked here in Corfe, an activity that, though diminished, continues to this day. The Ancient Order of Purbeck Marblers and Stonecutters still hold their annual meeting here and play football along lanes and tracks on Shrove Tuesday to underscore their traditional rights of access.
An ancient settlement site, Corfe Castle is home to an extensive range of archaeological sites from the stone, bronze and Iron ages. Information on aspects of these can be found at the National Trust visitors center (Castle View) and Corfe Castle Museum. An important site for such remains, as well as being of significant ecological value, is Corfe Common adjoining the settlement to the south. Similar historical and ecological importance is attached to the Purbeck Ridge that stretches east and west from Corfe Castle. The Norden transport interchange is an excellent point from which to start a walking tour of the village and its surrounding hinterland. Facilities for visitors within Corfe are good with a selection of local shops, tearooms and pubs; many of the latter have good views from their gardens! Quality accommodation is also widely available.