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.
- PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES AND NEXT MEETING 25th October
- TEA AT THE CHIDEOCK RITZ!!! A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON
Every ticket was sold for the Weldmar Fundraiser ‘Tea at The Chideock Ritz’ held in the village hall. A wonderful High Tea was served in beautiful fine china tea sets with everyone dressing for the occasion. The Chideock & Symondsbury Weldmar Fundraising Committee pulled out all the stops to make this an afternoon to remember. The sandwiches and cakes were delicious and everyone also had the opportunity to buy Weldmar Christmas cards and gifts. Well done to everyone who helped. Mary Smyth and Audrey Skinner outshone everyone with their wonderful ‘hat’ creations.
- A35 Papers
A selection of papers regarding the A35.
- Come Along to the Chideock Community Cafe on 28th October
- CHIDEOCK W.I. REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2016.
Chideock W.I. Report of Monthly Meeting on Tuesday 4th October 2016 “Home grown Talent ” was certainly in evidence at Chideock W.I. on 4th September. As an alternative to an outside speaker we decided to utilise some of our own available talent. It was quite a revelation to realise how much expertise in a variety of areas existed among our own members. After carrying out the usual business we had opportunity to try some tasty morsels with our cup of tea. Unusual recipe’s included fruity mince pies without suet, a quiche made without using eggs, and dainty sandwiches containing ginger and cheese. This was just the start. We had demonstrations of spinning and learnt about the fibres that can be used. Unlikely materials including Milk Protein, Angora rabbit and even Dog Hair, as well as information about dyes, blending and mixing. Other skills included Art, Cross Stitch, Books, Computer Knowledge and Needlecraft as we watched Beverly Taylor create a fabric bag together with a display of items from her own designs. Each skill had a brief introduction with ample time for advice and questioning. We came to the conclusion that there were so many hidden talents among our members that perhaps we could repeat the idea later. Formation of a Book club and a walking group are just a start of extra activities which planned. By Iris Jones.
- BRIDPORT BLIND CLUB – DO YOU NEED TO BE COLLECTED AND TAKEN TO BRIDPORT
A Social Club for the Visually Impaired With Free transport.
Bridport Blind Club is a social club for the visually impaired people of Bridport and District. Though we are known as the Blind Club almost all of our members have some degree of sight. We meet twice a month for a talk or a song , a chat and an afternoon tea. If you are interested for yourself or someone else who is visually impaired, please get in touch. We can generally provide transport to meetings. We have games, speakers, trips or music followed by an afternoon tea. We are supported by our volunteers and the volunteer drivers from Brit Valley Rotary Club, Bridport Lions and Beaminster and by our link with Dorset Blind Association. We are pleased to say that we are welcoming new members and hope to hear from people who would like to join.
As well as seeking members we are also seeking volunteers and drivers especially from the Bride Valley, Charmouth, Chideock and Beaminster.
Please contact: – firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 01308 898484 or Ann Cook tel 01308 427915
- HALLOWEEN CIDER & BEER FESTIVAL AT ‘THE CLOCK’ 28TH – 30TH OCTOBER
- WI MEETINGS
Have a look at our programme for the next six months:
Tuesday 1 November: Dawn Lawrence, traveller and writer, will talk about “Our wonderful world of unusual animals”.
Wednesday 7 December: Coach trip to Wells for the Somerset WI Carol Service, cost £15 maximum including coach and tickets to Cathedral. Partners welcome.
Thursday 8 December: Christmas lunch at The George Inn, Chideock.
Wednesday 14 December: Longleat at Christmas. This is a Dorset WI event with a coach leaving Bridport.
Tuesday 3 January: Annual Resolutions discussion followed by fun auction of those Christmas presents you would not have chosen yourself! Proceeds to charity.
Tuesday 7 February: Our President will talk about “From Smallholding to Harrods” with some tasty nibbles as well.
Tuesday 7 March: A speaker form Lyme Bay Auctions who will also value members’ items.
Tuesday 4 April: Ploughman’s Lunch and Annual Meeting.
- CHIDEOCK NEWS – OCTOBER 2016
Just out – the October 2016 Chideock News.