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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.

  • LADIES NIGHT – FILM AND PROSECCO. Wednesday 4th April.
    4 April 2018
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    After contracting polio at the age of 28, Robin Cavendish is confined to a bed and given only months to live. With help from his wife Diana and her twin brothers, and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Cavendish emerges from the hospital ward and devotes the rest of his life to helping fellow patients and the disabled.
    7PM FOR 7.30PM START – £5 per ticket available on the night.
     A glass of Prosecco and popcorn included.   You might need to bring a tissue!!

     ‘One a Penny, two a Penny, Hot Cross Buns!!  Come along to the village hall at 10-30am and enjoy a pleasant hour in good company.  Still only £2.50 for a bun and a coffee or an Easter Biscuit.


    Image resultCome along to our friendly Film Night.  £7.00 non members..£5.00 members..membership £2.00. In the village hall on Tuesday 27th March at 7pm for 7.30pm showinbg.  Tea/Coffee and Popcorn. Choc ices on sale duyring the interval.  Bring your own wine, beer, nibbles.  Relax and enjoy…


    Due to demand, we have added another course to our schedule!

    Commencing Monday 16th April we will have a NEW Beginners course starting for all new dancers and Improvers 2′ course for those ready to move up from Beginners or Improvers getting ready for intermediate level!

    Booking online is ESSENTIAL!

    Courses run at Chideock Village Hall



    A30/A35 Exeter to Bere Regis Trunk Road Maintenance, Chideock Village

    SWH/BBIS is the Managing Agent Contractor for Connect A30/A35 Limited, the concessionaire responsible for the operation and maintenance of the A30 and A35 between Exeter and Bere Regis, on behalf of Highways England.

    The works.  As part of the maintenance strategy for the A30/A35, it will be necessary to carry out some drainage repairs in and around Chideock Village in advance of our surfacing works on the A35 Chideock, Dorset. The extent of the drainage works will be between Chideock Hill and London Inn.  We would like to apologise in advance for any disruption these essential works may cause.


    Start: 9 April 2018 9.30 am

    End: 27 April 2018 11.30 am

    Traffic Management

     The drainage repairs will be carried using traffic signals which will remain in place 24hrs a day. The drainage works are planned to be carried out during the daytime but there may be a requirement for night works during which full carriageway closures will be necessary.  All excavation/noisy works will be carried out at the start of shift and completed where possible by 11pm. There are no current plans for works on weekends or for traffic management to be in place on weekends.

    Please note: some travel delays should be expected and we would suggest allowing extra time for your journey if an alternative or deferred travel arrangements are not possible.

    These works are weather susceptible and may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. We will endeavour to communicate any change in programme as soon as possible.

    A dedicated phone line has been installed for customers who may wish to call and enquire about these works. If you have any queries please leave your name and number and if possible details of your query and we will contact you.  The number is 01404 823871.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any further assistance.

     Proposed traffic management
    Location Start date End date
    Chideock Village (Traffic Signals) 9th April 2018 09:30 13th April 2018 11:30
    Chideock Village (Traffic Signals) 16th April 2018 09:30 20th April 2018 11:30
    Chideock Village (Traffic Signals) 23rd April 2018 09:30 27th April 2018 11:30

    There are no current plans for works on weekends or for traffic management to be in place on weekends. 





    Below are the minutes for the last Parish Council Meeting

    Minutes of Last Meeting:

    Minutes 2018.02.27

    Please note that the Parish Council now have their own website. For much more detailed information, there is a quick link on the Chideock and Seatown website on the right sidebar.

  • Chideock Players Annual General Meeting – 4th June

    chideock playersThe 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.

  • New Website for Chideock Parish Council

    Chideock Parish Council WebsiteThe Parish Council now have their own website which went live yesterday on 1st March. You can access it by following this link:

    Chideock Parish Council

    In addition to minutes, agendas and meeting notifications you can find lots of information about what the Parish Council do, who the Councillors are, planning, finance and specific areas in the village for which they are responsible.

    Chideock News

    Chideock News

    Here’s the March 2018 Chideock News.

    Chideock News March


    Below is an agenda for a Parish Council Meeting to take place in Village Chideock Hall on Tuesday, 27th February 2018 at 10 am.


    Agenda Notice 2018.02.27

    Minutes of Last Meeting:

    Minutes 2018.01.30

  • Update from the Chideock Bypass Group

    Yesteryear ChideockAs you would have been aware Highways England (HE) have just closed a Public Consultation period for their Road Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2) seeking public opinion on works to be included in their investment budget for the Strategic Road Network (SRN) for the years 2020 – 2025.

    The Chideock Bypass Working Group (CBWG) feel passionately that the A35 Trunk Road (which forms a part of the SRN) has suffered from years of under-investment which has adversely affected not only our village of Chideock but also the thousands of vehicles that use the A35 every day of the year. We feel that all these road users have been affected not only in the very obvious ways of traffic congestion and road incidents but also in the less obvious ways of air pollution and impacts on the local economy.  Therefore CBWG prepared and submitted a response to HE’s request for Public Consultation

    To view the document in full  and to see our supporting documents please refer to our web site. 

  • UK Government Smart Meters Rollout 2020

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    As I’m sure you’re aware, the Government is rolling out smart meters into all homes and businesses before 2020. However, research shows that a huge percentage of the population are still not aware of the options available.
    Working in conjunction with the smart meter authorities nationwide, we are ensuring that all local councils have the up to date, correct information on their websites to ensure we are fully prepared as a nation for this switch. Provided below are links to full guides domestic and non-domestic smart meters handed to us by the Government.
    Non-domestic –