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Welcome to the Chideock and Seatown Community Website. This website belongs to ‘the community’ and is all about Chideock, North Chideock and Seatown. We hope these pages will be of interest to both local residents and visitors to our village.

Chideock is an amazingly busy village with lots of groups that anyone can join and lots of entertainment and events that are happening so please take your time to look through our website – not forgetting our stunning Photo Galleries.

If you are a visitor to this beautiful part of West Dorset please check out our Accommodation Guide.

  • ROAD CLOSURES – A.35. JUNE.

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    Please see attached the advanced notice for the closure of the A35 between Axminster and Bridport for surfacing at Chideock. Basically the road will be closed between 8.0pm and 8.00 am from 18th June 2018.  Please click on the link ‘residents letter’ for full information.

    The closures will commence on 18th June for two weeks excluding Saturday and Sunday nights.Should your require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the number below or e-mail connectA30@balfourbeatty.com

     Tracey Cann

    Administrator | Balfour Beatty | Major Projects / Highways South / A30 A35 DBFO

    T: +44 (0)1404  823871 E: tracey.cann@balfourbeatty.com

    Rockbeare Hill, Rockbeare, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2HB.

    www.balfourbeatty.com |   @balfourbeatty |  LinkedIn

    Residents Letter 250518

  • THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY – COFFEE MORNING – 1ST JUNE – CHIDEOCK HOUSE

    Chideock HouseThe Friends of Church of Our Lady invite you to a Coffee Morning on Friday 1st June at 11.00am.  To be held in Chideock House, Main Street (in the garden if weather permitting) by kind permission of Anna Dunn.  Call in for delicious Coffee and cakes and a chat!  Raffle.

    In aid of local causes including both of the village churches (St Giles) and The Chideock Martyrs Church.

  • CHIDEOCK NEWS – JUNE 2018
    Chideock News

    Chideock News

    Here’s the June 2018 Chideock News.

    Chideock News June

  • CHIDEOCK PLAYERS AGM – MONDAY 4TH JUNE 2018

    Chideock Players

    Chideock Players AGMThe Chideock Players have their Annual General Meeting on Monday, 4th June at 7.30 pm in the village hall.

    Everyone is welcome to come along.

    No. 7 on the agenda will be ‘Future of the Chideock Players’
    if you are at all interested in the future of the society please attend the meeting or if you can’t attend  let
    the secretary Catherine Batten email cfmbatten@aol.com know of your views to pass onto the meeting.

  • CHIDEOCK WI BEACH CLEAN AT SEATOWN

    WI beach cleanChideock WI, together with Cattistock WI, supported the beach clean held at Seatown on the morning of 26th April. Seven stalwart members faced a biting wind and rain to collect plastic rubbish off the beach. Among examples of plastic found were plastic bottle lids, plastic string and rope, plastic netting, fishing line and plastic cable ties.

    This was one of the events organised by the Dorset Federation in partnership with Surfers Against Sewage, as part of the WI campaign, Plastic Soup, which is designed to raise awareness of the damage caused by plastic in our oceans and on our beachesThe WI campaign also advises on how we can all lessen plastic particles from washing getting into the chain. Participants were provided with free coffee and a well earned rest, by the Anchor Inn.

    Details of the Plastic Soup campaign can be found here:
    End Plastic Soup Summary

  • CHIDEOCK PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS

     Please note that the May, June, July and September Parish Council Meetings are to be held in the evening starting at 7.00pm.  Tuesday 22nd May, Tuesday 26th June, Tuesday 31st July and Tuesday 25th September.  Everyone is welcome to attend meetings – the democratic period is your opportunity to ask questions or raise points of interest.

  • FILM NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE HALL FEATURING ‘VICTORIA & ABDUL’. TUESDAY 29TH MAY.

    Image result for victoria and abdul dvd Don’t miss this brilliant film ‘Victoria & Abdul’ showing at Chideock Village Hall on Tuesday 29th May. 7pm for 7-30pm.  £2 membership fee to join the Film Club.  Members £5.00 Non members  £7.00.  Tea/Coffee and Popcorn.  Choc ices for sale during the interval.  Bring your own wine, beer and glasses.  Relax and Enjoy!

  • DORSET ART WEEKS – 26TH MAY – 10TH JUNE. OPEN STUDIOS.

    There are two venues open in Chideock during Dorset Arts Week.  Ann Walker and Ros Hipkiss, two chideock painters, will be sharing one off North Road and local artist Billy Willcocks will open her studio in North Chideock.  Look out for the Dorset Art Week Free Guide for these and other studios open in the area.

  • THE CHIDEOCK VILLAGE LUNCH 29th May at The Clockhouse

    The Clockhouse InnThis month the date of the village lunch will be 29th May.  If you would like to come along and enjoy a pleasant meal in convivial company please ring Judy Campbell on 01297 489121.  Everyone is welcome.

  • FUNDRAISING HELP FOR BERTIE

    Help Us to Raise £8000 for BertieBertie is such a wonderful, happy chocolate labrador and can often be seen walking around Chideock and Seatown with his owner, Carolyn, but he’s recently been diagnosed with degenerative knee ligaments and requires both knee replacements. Read more here to see how you may be able to help.

    Lyn Crisp is dedicating her sales of second hand fictional books this year to Bertie’s cause so if you are walking by her house, do stop and browse … and you can also donate your pre-read books too.

    You may not know but the Chideock and Seatown Community Website gives donations to local causes such as this. Some of the things we have funded are a noticeboard in Chideock, made donations to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and Wheelchair Access for Lucy at Hive Beach. We also made contributions towards the Chideock defibrillator, the Village Hall, the Chideock News and Friends of St Giles.

    If you would like to nominate a good local cause, we’d love to hear about it and can even raise awareness on this website to help you raise further money.

  • ‘WHIST’ IN THE VILLAGE HALL – ALTERNATE THURSDAYS.

    Image result for WHISTCOME ALONG TO THE VILLAGE HALL ON ALTERNATE THURSDAY AT 7.15PM FOR A GREAT GAME OF WHIST! April and May dates as follows: Thursday 26th April, 10th May, 24th May and 31st May 2018

  • BINGO IN THE VILLAGE HALL. ‘EYES DOWN’ AT 7.30 SHARP.

    Image result for bingo ukImage result for bingo uk BINGO IS ON ALTERNATE THURSDAYS STARTING WITH THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH April dates:  19th then 3rd May, 17th May.  Great Prizes – Great atmosphere! Come along and join in a fun night out!