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.
- CHIDEOCK NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2016
Just out – the September 2016 Chideock News.
- CHIDEOCK SOCIETY GUIDED WALK AROUND CHIDEOCK.
Twenty people, residents and visitors assembling in the Wildlife Area of St Giles Churchyard for Chid Society guided evening footfath walk/stroll led by Colin Bowditch. Before the walk started , those assembled congratulated the Churchyard Team who had just heard that the Wildlife Are has been awarded a Gold Medal by Dorset Wildlife Trust.
- St Giles Church Wildlife Garden wins Gold Award
St Giles Church Wildlife Garden wins Gold Award in the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s annual competition.
Silver Medal winners for the past 3 years, in 2016 we were awarded a Gold and the top award, the Bishop’s prize of £!00, for the best wildlife garden. 2016 saw a proliferation of species – 98 wild flowers and 11 different grasses. These attract a range of butterflies, bees, and other insects.
An exhibition of photographs is regularly on show in the church and on the noticeboard in the entrance porch. The best time to see the garden in flower is from April- July. After this the garden sets seed for next year and is cut back for the winter.
Congratulations and thanks are given to the team who maintain the churchyard, Jeanette Smith, Diane and Richard Benjamin.
- LADIES LUNCH AT THE HAVEN
A Ladies Lunch was held on Saturday, 13th August at The Haven in Chideock. A lovely lunch was provided and a great afternoon was had by all with a raffle offering a good range of prizes together with sales from Taylor’s Made stall raising £125 – all in aid of the village hall.
- NEW B AND B IN CHIDEOCK
- CHIDEOCK HAS ITS VERY OWN DEFIBRILLATOR!
The Chideock Defibrillator Steering Committee are delighted to announce that our bid to the British Heart Foundation to supply the village with a defibrillator has been successful and that we are now the proud owners of a Zoll AED Plus defibrillator.
The British Heart Foundation required a contribution from the village of £400 and we are very grateful to Chideock WI for their donation of £400 to cover this. All we need now is somewhere to position the defibrillator and a cabinet, with suitable signs, to house it. We anticipate that this will cost a further £500 and we would be very grateful for any contributions that residents or local businesses feel able to make. With an ageing population in the village, large numbers of visitors in the summer and heavy traffic passing on the A35 this will be a welcome addition to facilities in the village. Of course we hope we don’t have to use it but it is comforting to know it will be there. Donations should be made payable to Chideock Society and sent c/o Little Winnford, Mill Lane, Chideock DT6 6JS. The Chideock Society are kindly acting as our bankers as the Steering Committee does not have a bank account.
- CHIDEOCK NEWS – AUGUST 2016
Just out – the August 2016 Chideock News.
- THE CLOCK RE-OPENING WEEKEND – MIKE IS BACK WHERE HE BELONGS!
Mike and Helen Long are back where they are the most happiest – behind the Bar at The Clock in Chideock. The opening weekend has been a fantastic success with many enjoying the sunshine on the new decked area. The ‘new look’ pub is a credit to the contractors with many of the original timbers being used in very inventive ways. The character remains but with a contemporary twist. After a weekend of partying Monday will bring the pub back into its own with the Full Menu available. The villagers are all happy to have their ‘local’ back as well.
- CHIDEOCK CEMETERY – COMMUNITY WORK PARTY
Some readers may have noticed an unusual level of activity around Chideock Cemetery recently? Sources can reveal that excavators, dumpers, diggers and of course, blokes leaning on shovels, have been hard at work. The team have been putting down a trackway to allow easy access from the road for both pedestrians and vehicles.
A big thanks to The Chideock Cider Makers who provided not only the muscle, but also the machinery. Special thanks go to Phil Seal, Dave Symonds, Colin Hopkins and Stuart Halsey for their efforts.
Thanks also go to Connect the contractors, and in particular Mr Graham Tebbit who provided and laid the surfacing material which was reclaimed from the current A35 improvement works and to Rob Murray and Sal Robinson of the Chideock Parish Council.