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.
- A35 Overnight Closures 30 May – 3 June
There will be A35 Overnight closures between Tuesday, 30th May and Saturday, 3rd June.
Further information available below
- Coast to Coast Cycle Ride for the Air Ambulance
We have a number of keen cyclists in the village who took part in the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Coast to Coast Cycle Ride on Sunday, 14th May from Watchet in Somerset to West Bay, here in Dorset. 564 cyclists took part in the gruelling but glorious 54 mile ride. Read more about the Coast to Coast charity event day.
The Chideock and Seatown website is donating £100 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance in recognition of the commitment of our cyclists – a very worthwhile local charity indeed.
If you know of a local good cause, do let us know here at the Chideock and Seatown website We donate our website profits to local charities.
- PARISH COUNCIL MEETING MAY 22ND 2017
- CHIDEOCK FLOWER AND PRODUCE SHOW Monday 29TH mAY
On Bank Holiday Monday 29th May Chideock will be holding their own very own Flower & Produce Show. This is an opportunity for everyone to showcase how talented and creative Chideock really is! The definition of ‘production’ is manufacture, making of construction. That is exactly what we are looking forward to see, just what you can ‘produce’. A blue covered booklet will be delivered to all homes showing all the different classes ranging from Fruit, vegetables, home produce, i.e baking, jam making etc., wine & beer production, Handicrafts, Flowers, Art and Photography – something for everyone! Special Classes for children and ‘men only’. Everything you need to know including the rules is in the blue booklet. If you have not received one or require more information please call 01297 480831. This is a first attempt at a show for many years. Please help to make it a big success by participating in any way you can. This maybe entering the different classes, coming to the show or volunteering to help on the day. All monies raised will help with the Village Hall Kitchen Fund. The Show will be open from 12.30pm until 3.30pm in the Village Hall. Your work of art or jam making skills can be put to the test and maybe be awarded a First Prize!
- Update Bypass 4th May 2017
Further Updates (4th May 2017):
CBPWG Survey Update
- WHITSUN BRIC-A-BRAC SALE AT THE FARMERS ARMS IN AID OF MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
Saturday 27th May 12 noon – 3.00pm
Sunday 28th May 12noon – 3pm
Sunday 29th May 12 noon – 3.00pm.
BOOKS, CLOTHING, GLASS, CHINA, CHIDRENS TOYS, JIGSAW PUZZLES – ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING!
please come along and support MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
- CHIDEOCK W.I. CELEBRATES 98TH BIRTHDAY
The 98th Birthday Celebration of Chideock W.I. on Tuesday 2nd May 2017
On May 2nd the 98th year of W.I. in Chideock was celebrated in style. The table was laden with delicious buffet food prepared by the committee and entertainment provided by “The Jurassic Drifters.” As they sipped glasses of Pimms members and guests sang along with the band to well loved and well known tunes. Whilst being helped along with the choruses in print we were surprised by how much we remembered of the lyrics of those old favourites. It certainly got us in the mood and some even dared to dance to the familiar music. It was a pleasure on this occasion to be joined by guests from neighboring branches of W.I. and also some local ladies from our community. The Birthday cake had been made and beautifully decorated by committee member Bev. Taylor and was cut by our newest member Lee Ramsden. Thankfully the Jurassic Drifters joined us for tea as we would never have demolished all those goodies without help. Altogether Chideock W.I. spent an enjoyable afternoon. It is amazing to realize that the W.I. has been going strong in our beautiful village and offering so much to the life of the community during the last 98 years. Only two years to go before the Centenary. I wonder how we will celebrate that?
- A STREETCAT NAMED BOB – VILLAGE HALL FILM NIGHT 30TH MAY 2017
- CHIDEOCK NEWS – MAY 2017
Here’s the May 2017 Chideock News.