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 INFORMATION
Please also find recently added Councillor Profile Information
- Paul Atterbury talk – ‘Behind the Scenes at the BBC Antiques Roadshow’ 12th December hosted by The Chideock Society.
Tuesday 12th december in Chideock Village Hall – 7.15 for 7.30pm start. ‘Behind the Scenes at the BBC Antiques Roadshow’. Come and hear Paul Atterbury, the well known antiques expert, talk about the many amusing events surrounding the making of the ever-popular BBC programme, the people behind the scenes and the mix of the general public which make it so enjoyable. Paul’s expertise includes ceramics, architecture, railways, canals, sculpture, design and the decorative arts, particularly of the 19th and 20th Century and, more recently, important events of World War I. Entrance by ticket (to include mulled wine and seasonal treats): members £8.00, non-members £10.00. Tickets on sale at Chideock Central Stores and The Book Shop, South Street Bridport. There will be a Christmas Raffle.
- W.I. Christmas Fayre – December 9th 11.00am – 3.00pm in the village hall.
WI ChristmasFayre Saturday 9 December 11.00 am – 3.00 pm For this year only the WI will be assisting the Village Hall Committee by organising the Christmas Fayre. Perfect for buying your Christmas gifts. Crafts; jewellery; hand-made clothes and accessories; chocolate; marmalade; quality bric-a-brac. Free entry; Raffle; Refreshments Soup and Roll, Tea and Cake, Mulled Wine. Why not stop by for home-made soup for lunch, tea and cake or take home some WI cakes and savouries to enjoy later. We look forward to seeing you there.
- FILM NIGHT – CAPTAIN PHILLIPS – TUES 28TH NOVEMBER. VILLAGE HALL.
Film Night featuring ‘Captain Phillips’. Tuesday 28th November at 7.00pm for 7.30pm showing. £7 non members, £5.00 members. Membership $2. Tea/Coffee & Popcorn. Bring your own wine, beer and glass!
- Work to start at Seatown beach in December Dear Members,
As you know, a major strand in The Chideock Society’s recent activity has been in working with the Parish Council and other stakeholders to secure the longer-term future of the sea front and roadway at Seatown, making this beautiful location more safely accessible for Chideock and Seatown residents and visitors alike. Now we are pleased to be able to tell you that work on the first phase of this project is due to commence, most likely on December 4th.
The work will extend by approximately 25 metres the existing rock armour, to wrap around the rapidly disintegrating concrete standing adjacent to the slipway. The existing wall around, and surface of, the concrete standing will also be repaired.
The Traffic Plan to enable the rock to be brought to Seatown has been approved by West Dorset District Council and envisages far fewer loads than were needed for the original stretch of rock armour. The contractor will be bringing 5 tons of Mendip rock (the same type as the current rock armour) to the beach in three loads, each two days apart, and has promised to avoid busy periods and to work hard to ensure minimal disruption for residents.
The purchase of the stone has been generously funded by the beach owner and the work to put it in place and repair the concrete apron is funded by West Dorset District Council. Work should be completed by Christmas. Further work to improve safety in accessing the beach, improving signage and formalising some of the passing places in Seahill Lane will follow when funding allows.The Chideock Society
- Open Mic Session at The Clock
Sun 17th Dec Open Mic Session 3 – 6pm everyone welcome.
- The Wolf Pack – Live Music at The Clock
Fri 22nd Dec Live Music, The Wolf Pack 9pm til late.
- Texas Holdem Poker at The Clock
Every Tuesday Texas Hold Em poker 8pm Start over 18s to play.
- Pub Quiz at The Clock
Sun 26th November, Sun 3rd Dec, Sun 10th Dec, Sun 24th Dec
Family fun pub quiz with cash and drinks prizes. 8pm start.
- CHIDEOCK NEWS – DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018
Here’s the December 2017/January 2018 Chideock News.
- Information regarding A35 Drainage and Resurfacing Work in 2018
The document below concerns the A35 Drainage and resurfacing work in 2018
- DO YOU FEEL THAT YOUR DAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES ARE AN ISSUE? Research has shown that as we age, our daily tasks can become considerably more difficult due to a decline in strength, reduced range of movement in our joints and age related conditions which impact on our functional abilities.
Local Physiotherapist, Carolyn Randall, may be able to help.