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.
- SPONSOR A SEAT ON THE BOPPER BUS FOR £20 OR SUPPORT US WITH THE WAITROSE GREEN TOKEN SCHEME
The Bopper Bus is a community initiative operated by volunteers that takes children aged between 8 and 16 from villages around Bridport and the Marshwood Vale to the Bridport Leisure centre on Friday evening in term time. The Leisure Centre organises a wide range of activities for Bopper Bus members in the sports hall, followed by a swimming session. The children also have the opportunity to share a snack and a chat before the bus returns them home.
The bus has been running for over twelve years with help from many organisations, including local parish councils, the district and town councils, The Chideock Trust, The Bridport Lions and local businesses and individuals. The Committee organise Sponsored Walks and regularly have stalls at Charmouth and Chideock Fayres but we now need more help to keep the wheels turning in 2015/16 and are appealing to local businesses, organisations and individuals for financial help.
If you are a local business, why not sponsor a seat on the bus for £20? We can’t promise a brass plaque, but will send you a certificate to display in your premises. The Bopper Bus team asks supporters to send a cheque, made payable to The Bopper Bus Organisation, to Lyn Crisp, Bopper Bus treasurer, Farmers Arms, Mill Lane, Chideock, DT6 6JS. Please also note we are one of the lucky recipients of the Waitrose Green Token Scheme in September so please support us with your green tokens.
- CHIDEOCK NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2015
Just out – the September Chideock News.
- A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON AT ‘PICNIC IN THE PARK’
The weather stayed fine for the Picnic in the Park held on Clapps Mead Playing Field hosted by The Chideock Society. A great time was had by all with the emphasis on family fun – Egg & Spoon Race, Three legged Race, Dress the Teddy, Beat the Goalie, Splat the Rat, The Marble Challenge, Treasure Hunt, Tombola, Face painting, Glitter tattoos and much more. Many thanks to the Chideock Society for arranging this lovely event.
- SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA AT THE BEAUTIFUL R.C. CHURCH IN NORTH ROAD
The ‘Friends of St Giles’ and of ‘Our Lady and St Ignatius’
Would you enjoy a short stroll along a delightfully green and leafy lane? Especially if it ended with a cup of tea and a delicious home made cake?
Or if walking is not your thing, how about a short car ride, with plenty of parking space, and tea and cake as well?
Or maybe you are wondering how to amuse your Summer visitors without having to travel along the A35?
Perhaps you or your visitors would like to know more of the history of our village, and a small intimate museum, dating back to the Civil War and beyond, but including pictures and artefacts up to the present, would be just the thing. Rounding off the visit with tea and cake would be –– well, the icing on the cake!
If these ideas for the Summer appeal to you, make a note of the dates and times when the ‘Friends’ of the two Churches are again working together in our joint venture.
They shall be serving tea and cake, price still only £2:50, in the museum alongside the beautiful RC Church in North Road on the following Sundays, from 3:00 to 5:30pm.
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- Big Pathwatch – Ramblers Association
Would you be interested in completing a survey for the Ramblers on the Big Pathwatch? The project celebrates the organization’s 80th Anniversary by surveying every public right of way in England and Wales. They would like as many people as possible to take part in the survey.
To find out more, or to register to take part in the Big Pathwatch, visit The Big Pathwatch