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NOTICE OF CO-OPTION
Corfe Castle Parish Council
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
FOR THE POSITION OF COUNCILLOR
The Parish Council has a vacancy and is looking to hear from anyone interested in serving as a Councillor. Interested parties should submit a letter of application, explaining why they would like to be a Parish Councillor, and detailing what they would bring to the role.
To be able to stand as a Parish Councillor, an applicant must:
- Be at least 18 years old on the day of application:
- Be a British citizen, and eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union.
Plus, you must meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
- You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the Parish from the day of application onwards.
- Have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the Parish during the whole of the 12 months before the day of application.
- Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of application has been the parish.
- Have lived in the parish, or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of application.
Interested parties should write to the Parish Council by 5th January 2022.
Candidates for co-option will be invited to attend the full Council meeting on Monday 10th January 2022 at 7pm in the Village Hall (Bill Carter Rm) to make a short, maximum 5 minutes address to the Parish Council giving your reasons for wishing to be considered as a Parish Councillor.
If you would like any further information, please contact Michelle Harrington, Clerk & RFO, Corfe Castle Parish Council, 34 Egmont Road, Poole Dorset BH16 5BZ, email firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone 01202 670105
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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.