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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

    Chideock News

    Here’s the July 2017 Chideock News.

    Chideock News July 2017

  • FILM CLUB IN THE VILLAGE HALL presenting ‘LION’ Tuesday 27th June

    Image result for lion film review Come along to the village hall to watch this excellent film LION.  Tuesday 27th June 7pm for 7-30pm.  £7 non members, £5.00 members. Membership only £2.00. Tea, Coffee & Popcorn.  Please bring your own wine/beer and a glass!!

  • CREAM TEA IN AID OF BARNARDO’S. Wed 5th July at Chideock House

     A Cream Tea is being held in Chideock House by kind permission of Anna & George Dunn in aid of Barnardo’s.  Everyone knows how delicious Anna’s Teas are so please come along and support this charity.  Wednesday 5th July at 2-30pm. Cost if £6.00.

  • BEV TAYLOR IS HOLDING A GARDEN PARTY – 2nd July at at The Haven
    The Chideock W.I.Christmas Dinner 2014 at the Clockhouse Inn

    Bev is on the left!

    Bev Taylor will be holding her annual Garden Party on Sunday afternoon 2nd July at 1.00pm at The Haven, Chideock. 01297 489302. There will be plenty of stalls, music and a raffle. Everyone is welcome. £5 to include food but please bring your own drinks. Proceeds to Chideock Village Hall.

  • Upcoming Chideock WI Events

    Monthly meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month in the village hall unless stated otherwise.
    Visitors welcomed. Details from Mary Rogers, President 489452, Ros Hipkiss Secretary 489080

    Friday, 23rd June, picnic on Stonebarrow, 3-5pm.

    Tuesday, 4th July, 2.30 pm Cream tea with fruit picking arranged by members at Royal Oak Farm, Cotleigh.

    Friday 14th July, summer meal at Portland Heights Hotel

    Thursday 27th July, fundraising cream tea, crafts and food stalls, at Chideock House Hotel courtesy of member, Helena Pilatowicz.

    August: No formal meeting, but Lunch and Natter at Broadwindsor, 1st August, 12.30. contact Bev Taylor, 489302

    Tuesday, 5th September 2.30pm, monthly meeting
    Speaker: Glenn Bayliss ‘A dance masterclass’.

    Tuesday 3rd October, 2.30pm, monthly meeting
    Speaker: The Story Traders, a story-telling session based on the book ‘Narrative Threads’.

    Tuesday, 7th November 2.30pm, monthly meeting
    Speaker: Pat Perryman ‘The Honiton Lace Museum’.

    December Christmas Lunch

    Friday, 1st December
    DFWI centenary carol service at Wimborne Minster, Christmas shopping and lunch.

    Tuesday, 2nd, January 2018 2.30pm, monthly meeting
    Annual resolutions discussion and fun auction. Proceeds to charity.

    Tuesday, 6th February 2.30pm monthly meeting
    Speaker: Denys Brunsden, ‘The Chideock Cider Makers’.

    Tuesday, 6h March 2.30pm, monthly meeting
    Home Grown Talent, sharing WI know-how.

    Tuesday, 3rd April, 12.30 and 2.30pm, members only
    Ploughman’s lunch and Annual Meeting.

    Contact Information:

    President: Mary Rogers 01297 489452
    Secretary: Ros Hipkiss 01297 489080
    Meetings held every first Tuesday of the month at 2.30pm in the Village Hall


    Just a warning to everyone. On Sunday late afternoon a woman entered my house by the back door and stole my purse. We did hear a noise and when Dave went to investigate she was back out in the lane. He asked what she was doing but she kept mumbling about directions to a Bed & Breakfast. During the next two hours she used my card in outlets between Bridport, Beaminster and Chard. As many of you know we have a very large dog Great Dane/German Shepherd who fortunately or unfortunately (depending on your view) was in another part of the house at the time albeit she did hear the intruder hence Dave went to investigate. Looks like we will have to live like prisoners in locked houses in our beautiful part of the world which is so sad. Be very vigilant as I am sure these thieves take advantage of the fact that large number of holidaymakers like to walk around our village and they just try to blend in whilst looking at houses they can steal from. The woman was between 25 to 30, about 5ft2inches, dark hair, jeans and blue/white striped top. She stole a purse that was bright red just in case anyone finds it dumped anywhere.  Lyn Crisp – Editor