23 May 2023



The Purbeck 11-18 Academy School invites you to put yourself forward as a Governor as vacancies are anticipated over the next year. 


You will have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the life chances of our young people



The school is part of the Wessex Multi- Academy Trust of high performing Dorset schools and the Trust is the over arching legal body for the school.  The Governing Body provides challenge and support for the school. The school is fully subscribed and results are above expectations.



You do not need have to have work experience in the education sector. We welcome potential Governors who have experience in one or more areas such as finance, personnel, buildings, business or other skills or you may have past experience as a governor. We would like people who know their communities well and live in the catchment area which includes the Isle of Purbeck, Wool, Lulworth, Bovington and Wareham.


The Governing body meets about 7 times a year and governors are also asked to adopt an area of interest which is in the School Development Plan. Those new to the role will be given training and a DBS check will be required. The role is unremunerated.


If you would like to find out more please ring Steve Clarke Vice Chairman for an informal discussion on 01929 480095.


Expressions of interest in the role with your contact details and experience are sought by 30 June. These should be sent to the Clerk, Mrs Karen Hall at

Parish Councillor Vacancy
01 May 2023

Parish of Arne Councillor Vacancy


Please Click on the heading above to view the details and timetable for applications.

Planning Applications
27 Apr 2023

The following planning applications have been received:-


P/PABA/2023/02592 Location: Maranoa Corfe Castle Wareham BH20 5BJ Proposal: Erect a new barn to measure 12.3m in length by 6.6m in breadth, height to eaves of 4.85m and a ridge height of 7.1m


P/TRT/2023/02464Proposal:T1 Pine - Fell. Replace with Betula.

T2 & T3 Oaks on drive - Crown lift to 6m above ground level.Location:April House

35 Arne Road


BH20 5BH



Location: School House Access Road To Arne Arne Wareham Dorset BH20 5BJ

Proposal: Erection of an agricultural building, access track, associated parking and hardstanding


P/PABA/2023/01405Proposal:Alteration of existing portal framed duo-pitched agricultural barn and removal of adjoining smaller timber and concrete blockwork barn.

Building of a new natural stone and timber boarded farm storage building with farm office above in space created by altering the existing

barnsLocation:Maranoa Slepe Farm

Corfe Castle

BH20 5BJ



P/FUL/2022/07955Proposal:Erection of 12 dwellings (Use Class C3), including access, drainage, landscaping and associated infrastructureLocation:Land at Stepping Stones Field




P/CLE/2022/07046 07046 Proposal:Overflow car park for RSPB Arne reserve visitors, required when permanent car park is full. Location:RSPB






The Moors at Arne - Notice of Tree Works
26 Apr 2023


Details can be found by following the link:-


Notice of Tree Works on Arne Road and New Road

The Moors at Arne Decision Notice
26 Apr 2023

Dorset Council have now issued consent for the Arne Moors Project with a number of conditions:-


Decision Notice

Arne Shuttle Bus Timetable
24 Apr 2023

A new Community Bus to Arne service will be available from 2nd May:-


The timetable can be found by following the link:-


DCT_Service_2RN,_2023,_Timetable.pdf (



How to Find a Dentist Near Me : A helpful note form Mary Williams
06 Apr 2023

As a dentist in the local area, I understand the importance of helping patients easily access the services they need. That's why I wanted to bring to your attention a helpful resource for finding a nearby dentist office.  At, patients can easily search for and locate registered dentist offices in their area.

Arne Moors Project 20 mph Speed Limit Proposed
23 Mar 2023

Stakeholder document, dated: 17th March 2023 Ref: TJF.018.23,


I have received an application from Kier to impose a 20mph speed limit on Various Roads, Stoborough & Ridge as listed; [i] New Road, Stoborough from the junction with B3075 to the junction with Arne Road; [ii] Arne Road, Ridge from the junction with New Road to a point 40 metres to the east of Soldiers Road (in both directions), a distance of approximately 2260 metres. The temporary speed limit has been requested to allow Kier agents working on behalf of Environment Agency to work on the Arne Moors Project (Planning Permission reference no. 2022/05149). The speed limit is required to manage health and safety risks associated with constrction traffic. These restrictions are programmed to commence from 1st May 2023 until 31st October 2024.

Kier will publicise the temporary speed limit in a number of ways: they will place information boards on the road in this area to inform the travelling public of the works; they will carry out a letter drop aswell as local engagement with local residents and key stakeholders directly affected by the works; and they will sign the temporary speed limit as well as a HGV diversion for construction related traffic. The following map shows the extent of the temporary speed limit.

This document is for information only, however if you have any concerns about this proposal, please contact Tom Faulkner, ( by 14th April 2023.

View all roadworks in your area -



Speed Watch
01 Mar 2023

Volunteers for Speed Watch Wardens


Wareham Town Council is embarking on a 'Speed Watch' initiative and is therefore seeking volunteers.   Full Training will be given.  If interested please contact the Parish Clerk who will forward your details.

Flood Wardens
30 Jan 2023

Flood Warden Volunteers


Arne Parish Council is seeking a couple of volunteers to fulfill the role of Flood Warden.   This entails liaison with the Environment Agency, Highways and , Residents likely to be effected.




Please apply to the Clerk of the Parish Council,  contact details are available on the website.



Arne Moors Project Diagram
27 Dec 2022


Click on the image for an enlarged view.  The diagram illustrates the scope of the works.


Also, APC have received the following information from the Planning Officer at Dorset Council in response to the concerns raised at the last meeting by Ridge Yacht Club


“The following information has been sent to Mr Clarke by the EA while I was on leave. Mr Clarke has confirmed his concerns are allayed based on this.


               To reassure you, we can re-state the outcomes that are presented in the Ridge Wharf Tidal Narrative which concludes that there is no detriment as a result of the project’s proposals:

  1. Your eastern ditch has a capacity of 9,600m3
  2. The volume of tidal water that comes over Ridge Wharf land when the level is between 1.3-1.8mAOD is less than 9,600m3 and so nearly fills the ditch, but not quite.
  3. The ditch becomes full at the point when the entire wider area is under water, a very extreme tide of higher than 1.8mAOD. At this height all of the existing river embankments along the whole of the river would be overwhelmed by the water, as their heights are on average 1.6mAOD.
  4. Even at a water level of 1.8mAOD not all of the Ridge Wharf land is under water, and there is no difference in the situation with the project in place or without the project in place.
  5. If you look at the timestep diagrams in the Ridge Wharf Tidal Narrative you can see that the Ridge Wharf land has water flowing over (as is the case currently) but the water does not back up across the land until the point when the whole area is under water (orange colour figs 3-19 & 3-20).
  6. Thus there will be no newly created standing water on Ridge Wharf land and no detriment. The modelling even shows a very minor betterment for Ridge Wharf land at the highest tidal level.


There may have been a misunderstanding arising from the recent discussions that you had with Neil and Simon in Oct this year. We are sorry if this has been the case. Our position remains as stated and as evidenced in our flood risk reports.”

Allotment Availability
19 Oct 2022

Please note that there is a waiting list for the allotments at the corner of Corfe Road/New Road in Stoborough.    To register your interest please contact the Clerk.   The details are shown on the Contact Us section of the site.

Coronation of King Charles III
14 Oct 2022

King Charles III's coronation is to be held on Saturday 6 May, at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Camilla, the Queen Consort, will be alongside the King and will also be crowned in the historic ceremony.

Arne Parish Neighbourhood Plan
07 May 2021
Arne Parish Neighbourhood Plan
On the 6th May, the Arne Neighbourhood Plan went to referendum. Many parishioners were involved in the production of the Plan or ontributed via public meetings, parish council meetings and surveys, and therefore know that this has been a very long and complicated process. It all began back in 2013 with a vision:
'Arne Parish has a unique natural environment formed by past cultural, economic, social, industrial and agricultural practices. While recognising and protecting its heritage, we seek to ensure the long-term sustainability and viability of the parish through environmental and economic measures that will develop the community and its charm, so that all its residents, young or old, will continue to live in a community were they feel safe, cared for and happy.'
We are very pleased to announce that over 500 residents turned out to vote on 6 May 2021 and the final count was 479 in favour and 36 against - 93% in favour. Of the 8 Neighbourhood Plan referendums being help throughout Dorset on the day, Arne had the highest turnout and the largest majority in favour. We would like to thank all those who voted in favour of the Plan for their support. 
You can click here to see a PDF of the whole Neighbourhood Plan



Dorset Local Plan
01 Mar 2021




Get Arne Parish Council's response in PDF

to the Dorset Local Plan.        



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