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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.
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- ANNUAL PARISH MEETING – Tuesday 10th May at 7.00 for 7-30 in the village hall
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 10th May at 7-00pm for refreshments with the meeting commencing at 7-30pm prompt in the Village Hall. This is an opportunity to listen to what all the different Groups of the village have been up to over the last year. This is not a Parish Council Meeting but is organised by the Parish Council. The Parish Council will also give a report as will your local County Councillor and District Councillor if they are able to attend. It is always so interesting to learn what is available in the village from Art Group to W.I., Bopper Bus, Friends of St.Giles, Fete Committee, Chideock Players etc., This is also an opportunity to bring any concerns you have to the Parish Council for them to discuss at future PC Meetings. Refreshments courtesy of Chideock Society.
- CHIDEOCK NEWS – MAY 2016
Just out – the May 2016 Chideock News.
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHIDEOCK WI
- CHIDEOCK W.I. CELEBRATE THE QUEENS BIRTHDAY
Chideock W.I Celebrate our sovereign’s 90 Birthday on 21st April 2016. This was no ordinary meeting but an extra special opportunity for us to celebrate together an amazing event in a lovely setting in party mode. In an exciting and friendly atmosphere 19 Chideock W.I. members met to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth 11 at Fernhill Hotel for afternoon tea. Suitably dressed for the occasion we made a colourful picture with an array of fascinators, lovely hats, and of course posh frocks and shoes befitting to “Her Majesty’s Birthday Party”. However it wasn’t all about eating. In typical W.I. custom we broadened our awareness of Royal history and tested our knowledge of well – known facts. We took part in a simple fun royal quiz, some didn’t do well but all shared the prize box of chocolates. Memories and interesting items about the Royals were passed on and a scrapbook containing these and some photos of the day will be compiled for the archives. Several ladies confessed to disappointment as children, when seeing the Queen wearing not a crown but a hat. We ended the afternoon rendering “Happy Birthday” to Her Majesty and group photographs on the hotel steps. Report by iris Jones. Chideock W.I.
Report of Chideock W.I. A.G.M. and monthly Meeting held on Tuesday 5th April 2016
The Chideock W.I. was a sociable and interesting afternoon. Meeting at lunchtime members were greeted with a delicious ploughman’s lunch expertly prepared by Noreen Vaughan and Marilyn Tuck. Well! We certainly “tucked in” Marilyn. Lunch was followed by a short quiz organized by Carol Batchelor, not serious stuff, no prizes but fun. This put us in the mood for a fascinating new craft project led by Tish Wynford Thomas. Using neckties,
We hope our menfolk didn’t miss too many from their collection, we learnt the art of turning them into roses. The object is to place a rose for each member on a wheel of life in the form of a large Dorset button. This is another craft work in progress so watch this space. The A.G.M. started promptly in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Business was conducted efficiently by the retiring President Linda Gould. Visitor Nora Arnold from Thorncombe W.I. who was to witness nominations and oversee voting for President was welcomed by Doreen Moore. Mary Rogers was unanimously voted in and presented with the President’s badge by Linda. The Treasurer’s report was read and it was impressive to realize how much the Chideock W.I. had raised in various events for charity during the past year. On conclusion of the A.G.M. Tea and cake was served by Brenda Nattriss and Jenny Greetham who were thanked together with our two excellent lunchtime cooks. After tea a short meeting was held. We were reminded of forthcoming events, the craft group and a high tea at Fernhill to celebrate the queen’s 90th birthday. The Easter cake stall raised £144 for charities in our community and we are grateful to all in the village who came out to support us on such a stormy day.
- HIGH TEA at CHIDEOCK HOUSE Sunday raises £381.00
The High Tea held at Chideock House on Sunday afternoon was a great success and raised £381 for The Clock House Appeal. It was great to see Mike & Helen and the girls chatting to everyone and bringing them up to date with the progress of the Clock. Many thanks to Anna Dunn for hosting the tea in her beautiful home and her team for providing such a beautiful tea in such lovely surroundings. This was the last planned event by the SOCC (Save our Clock Campaign) and many thanks must go to both the Committee and all those wonderful people who have supported the different events which have made them so successful.
- A35 WORKS AND CLOSURES
- CHIDEOCK ART GROUP – SUMMER 2016 PROGRAMME
April 4th Easter holidays
April 11th untutored session
April 18th tutored session – Ray Gray -‘landscape – trees’ [watercolours]
April 25th untutored session – Still Life ‘Flowers/ glass bottles’
May 2nd Bank holiday no session
May 9th tutored session – Liz Shewan – ‘St Giles Church’ [acrylics]
May 16th untutored session chance to practise skills from May 9th
May 23rd tutored session – Liz Shewan
May 30th Bank holiday no session
June 6th untutored session – ‘Dorset Art Week’ art appreciation visit. [Away]
June 13th tutored session – Eileen Deardon ‘Gardens’ at The Bay Tree
June 20th tutored session Eileen Deardon at The Bay Tree
June 27th untutored session in The Village Hall
We meet in the Village Hall on Mondays at 2pm. [unless otherwise stated]
All abilities are very welcome. For more details please contact:
Liz [01297 480855] Jane [01297 489996] and Sue [01297 489520]
- CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY – SAT 11TH JUNE
CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY
SATURDAY 11TH JUNE IN THE VILLAGE HALL AT 7PM
BAR & PARTY BUFFET
TICKETS £8 from
The George Inn
The village shop
Gloria 01297 489668
Jane 01297 489996
RAISING MONEY TO GIVE OUR VILLAGE HALL A MUCH NEEDED PAINT!
- THE FOOD OF LOVE – CHIDEOCK MARTYRS CHURCH 30TH APRIL
Parnham Voices will be giving a concert, The Food of Love, on Saturday, 30th April at 7 pm at the church. A Capella music from 16th century through to the present day, including pieces by well-known composers incorporating the settings of Shakespeare’s verse to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death.
Tickets are £9 to include delicious interval refreshments and glass of wine, from 01308 488348, 01297 489469 or on the door.