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.
The Council would like to say a big thank you to Joan Dragon of Dragon’s Village Bakery who has very generously donated funds to the Council to purchase one of the new double litter bins you will see around the Parish. Thank you Joan.
Litter Picks- Can you give an hour of your time?
On Saturday November 3rd volunteers will be gathering at the National Trust Tea Rooms at 10am for a village litter pick of the area. All equipment is provided but you may wish to bring gloves. Please come along and support the team.
Do you struggle to keep your home warm or worry how you will afford your energy bills this
You can find help and information here
Have your say on the Social Housing Green Paper
The social housing green paper aims to rebalance the relationship between residents and landlords, tackle stigma and ensure that social housing can be both a stable base that supports people when they need it and support social mobility.
Residents across the country were asked for their views on social housing; almost 1,000 tenants shared their views with ministers at 14 events across the country, with over 7,000 submitting their opinions, issues and concerns online.
The consultation launched today, with this green paper, gives everyone the opportunity to submit views on proposals for the future of social housing and will run until 6 November 2018.
The green paper sets out 5 core themes:
- Tackling stigma and celebrating thriving communities
- Expanding supply and supporting home ownership
- Effective resolution of complaints
- Empowering residents and strengthening the regulator
- Ensuring homes are safe and decent
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.