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 WI BEACH CLEAN AT SEATOWN
Chideock WI, together with Cattistock WI, supported the beach clean held at Seatown on the morning of 26th April. Seven stalwart members faced a biting wind and rain to collect plastic rubbish off the beach. Among examples of plastic found were plastic bottle lids, plastic string and rope, plastic netting, fishing line and plastic cable ties.
This was one of the events organised by the Dorset Federation in partnership with Surfers Against Sewage, as part of the WI campaign, Plastic Soup, which is designed to raise awareness of the damage caused by plastic in our oceans and on our beachesThe WI campaign also advises on how we can all lessen plastic particles from washing getting into the chain. Participants were provided with free coffee and a well earned rest, by the Anchor Inn.
Details of the Plastic Soup campaign can be found here:
End Plastic Soup Summary
- CHIDEOCK NEWS – MAY 2018
Here’s the May 2018 Chideock News.
- CHIDEOCK ANNUAL VILLAGE MEETING – TUESDAY 8TH MAY IN VILLAGE HALL
Chideock Annual Village Meeting on Tuesday 8 May 7 pm for 7.30 pm
LGR? What’s that?
What on earth is a Unitary Authority?
Will it make any difference to my Council Tax?
Will I notice any difference?
Why should I care?
Who will be responsible for roads?
What about schools and libraries?
Will there still be Public Toilets?
Come along and find our what is happening and how Local Government Reorganisation for Dorset affects Chideock.
Cllr Roger Carey
1. Receive Apologies.
2. Adopt the Minutes of the Chideock Annual Village Meeting held on
9 May 2017.
3. Receive reports from
• Cllr Roger Carey, Parish Council Chairman
• Miss Sal Robinson, Parish Council Clerk
• Dorset Police
4. What is LGR and does it affect Chideock?
Dorset Cllr Daryl Turner and West Dorset Cllr Simon Christopher
have been invited to explain what is happening, how this affects
you and to answer questions.
5. Open Forum.
Only those on the electoral roll are eligible to participate in any vote called by the meeting.
- CHIDEOCK PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
Please note that the May, June, July and September Parish Council Meetings are to be held in the evening starting at 7.00pm. Tuesday 22nd May, Tuesday 26th June, Tuesday 31st July and Tuesday 25th September. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings – the democratic period is your opportunity to ask questions or raise points of interest.
- FILM NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE HALL FEATURING ‘VICTORIA & ABDUL’. TUESDAY 29TH MAY.
Don’t miss this brilliant film ‘Victoria & Abdul’ showing at Chideock Village Hall on Tuesday 29th May. 7pm for 7-30pm. £2 membership fee to join the Film Club. Members £5.00 Non members £7.00. Tea/Coffee and Popcorn. Choc ices for sale during the interval. Bring your own wine, beer and glasses. Relax and Enjoy!
- COAST TO COAST CYCLE RIDE FOR ‘DORSET AND SOMERSET AIR AMUBULANCE. 13TH MAY
A group of cyclists from Chideock will take part in the 54 mile cycle ride from Watchet in Somerset to West Bay in Dorset. Please cheer them on and push them onward by donating what you can to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Team Chideock are: Shige Takezoe, Kazy Vincent-Janes, Nick Mudford, Richard Benjamin, Sarah Silcox, Ray Earwicker and Alan Pepper. You can donate online at: https://www.dsairambulance.org.uk/fundraisers/team-chideock
- DORSET ART WEEKS – 26TH MAY – 10TH JUNE. OPEN STUDIOS.
There are two venues open in Chideock during Dorset Arts Week. Ann Walker and Ros Hipkiss, two chideock painters, will be sharing one off North Road and local artist Billy Willcocks will open her studio in North Chideock. Look out for the Dorset Art Week Free Guide for these and other studios open in the area.
- ROGER HIRONS – THE PLANT DOCTOR. 12TH MAY IN THE VILLAGE HALL
Roger Hirons, The Plant Doctor, gives tips on ‘Steps to make the garden easier, giving you more time to enjoy it’
Roger Hirons is The Plant Doctor. Dorset born and bred, he has over 35 years’ experience in the horticultural industry and is a popular and enthusiastic speaker and broadcaster on all things plant-related. Originally qualified at Pershore College of Horticulture, he spent many years running plant centres.
As well as practical and labour-saving ideas he will bring plants that will help you achieve good results with minimum effort. Some plants will be for sale after his talk.
Chideock Village Hall, Saturday 12th May, 7.15 for 7.30 start
All welcome – members £4.00, non-members £6.00
A joint event by Chideock Society and Chideock Village Hall.
- CASTERBRIDGE MALE VOICE CHOIR – ST.GILES CHURCH – WEDNESDAY 16TH MAY
- THE CHIDEOCK VILLAGE LUNCH 29th May at The Clockhouse
- THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY – COFFEE MORNING – 1ST JUNE – CHIDEOCK HOUSE
- FUNDRAISING HELP FOR BERTIE
Bertie is such a wonderful, happy chocolate labrador and can often be seen walking around Chideock and Seatown with his owner, Carolyn, but he’s recently been diagnosed with degenerative knee ligaments and requires both knee replacements. Read more here to see how you may be able to help.
Lyn Crisp is dedicating her sales of second hand fictional books this year to Bertie’s cause so if you are walking by her house, do stop and browse … and you can also donate your pre-read books too.
You may not know but the Chideock and Seatown Community Website gives donations to local causes such as this. Some of the things we have funded are a noticeboard in Chideock, made donations to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and Wheelchair Access for Lucy at Hive Beach. We also made contributions towards the Chideock defibrillator, the Village Hall, the Chideock News and Friends of St Giles.
If you would like to nominate a good local cause, we’d love to hear about it and can even raise awareness on this website to help you raise further money.