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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.


    Below are the minutes for the last Parish Council Meeting

    Minutes of Last Meeting:

    Minutes 2018.02.27

    Please note that the Parish Council now have their own website. For much more detailed information, there is a quick link on the Chideock and Seatown website on the right sidebar.

  • Chideock Players Annual General Meeting – 4th June

    chideock playersThe Chideock Players have their Annual General Meeting on Monday, 4th June at 7.30 pm in the village hall.

    Everyone is welcome to come along.

  • New Website for Chideock Parish Council

    Chideock Parish Council WebsiteThe Parish Council now have their own website which went live yesterday on 1st March. You can access it by following this link:

    Chideock Parish Council

    In addition to minutes, agendas and meeting notifications you can find lots of information about what the Parish Council do, who the Councillors are, planning, finance and specific areas in the village for which they are responsible.

    Chideock News

    Chideock News

    Here’s the March 2018 Chideock News.

    Chideock News March


    Below is an agenda for a Parish Council Meeting to take place in Village Chideock Hall on Tuesday, 27th February 2018 at 10 am.


    Agenda Notice 2018.02.27

    Minutes of Last Meeting:

    Minutes 2018.01.30


    Call My Bluff

    Cane Handle, Russian. £50? …£5000? …£15000?…

    Come and pit your wits against the experts, guess the correct value of an antique item and you could win a super prize! Watch as the experts grapple with valuations!

    Hosted by antiques experts from the largest fine art auction house in the South West: Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood.

    In Chideock Village Hall, Tuesday 13th March, 7.15 for 7.30 start.

    Book your ticket now on 01297 489422 or 01297 480853. All welcome, entry £8.00, members £6.00 – includes light supper and welcoming drink. BYO beverages if you prefer.

    Proceeds towards Seatown Regeneration Project.

    Chideock Society Winter Programme 

  • Update from the Chideock Bypass Group

    Yesteryear ChideockAs you would have been aware Highways England (HE) have just closed a Public Consultation period for their Road Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2) seeking public opinion on works to be included in their investment budget for the Strategic Road Network (SRN) for the years 2020 – 2025.

    The Chideock Bypass Working Group (CBWG) feel passionately that the A35 Trunk Road (which forms a part of the SRN) has suffered from years of under-investment which has adversely affected not only our village of Chideock but also the thousands of vehicles that use the A35 every day of the year. We feel that all these road users have been affected not only in the very obvious ways of traffic congestion and road incidents but also in the less obvious ways of air pollution and impacts on the local economy.  Therefore CBWG prepared and submitted a response to HE’s request for Public Consultation

    To view the document in full  and to see our supporting documents please refer to our web site. 


    The Chideock Supper Club meets up twice a month on a Saturday and the next few dates are:

    Saturday, 17th February

    Steak and kidney suet pudding & Seabass – both meals at £9.00 each Vegetarian option available
    Lemon Posset £2
    Vanilla Panna Cotta £2
    Sticky Toffee Pudding £2

    1pm until 3.30pm
    5pm -8pm

    If you can join us it would be splendid. Please if you could order your dessert as we have been running out quite quickly even though we have been making extra.

    10th March TBC

    24th March TBC

    contact telephone number 01297 480831 for bookings

  • JUMBLE SALE IN THE VILLAGE HALL Saturday 3rd March 11am to 1 pm

    On Saturday 3rd March The village hall is having a rummage / Jumble sale 11am -1pm. We are looking for your unwanted items. NO ELECTRICALS. We can collect if that helps, if not delivery of Items from 07.30am on the Saturday morning…. 30p entry fee. also we are looking for helpers if you can help please contact 01297 480831.

  • UK Government Smart Meters Rollout 2020

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    As I’m sure you’re aware, the Government is rolling out smart meters into all homes and businesses before 2020. However, research shows that a huge percentage of the population are still not aware of the options available.
    Working in conjunction with the smart meter authorities nationwide, we are ensuring that all local councils have the up to date, correct information on their websites to ensure we are fully prepared as a nation for this switch. Provided below are links to full guides domestic and non-domestic smart meters handed to us by the Government.
    Non-domestic –

    Dorset’s Family Information Service, part of Dorset County Council, offer free advice and assistance for parents, carers and young people. We provide information on childcare funding and how to apply, groups and activities, family services, special educational needs and disability support and much more! We also can provide advice and support with finding childcare to suit your family.

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    We are really excited to announce our new course bookings have opened and are available to book now!

    Improvers Course – for those who are ready to move on from Beginners/Have attended a Dynamic Dance Beginners course or a min of 6-10 weeks modern jive with another teacher

    Once again this is a BRAND NEW syllabus for 2018!

    Improvers 6 week Modern-Jive course
    Commencing: Monday 26th February
    Where: Chideock Village Hall
    Time: 8:30pm-9:45pm (8:30pm warm-up dance)
    Book Online
    £36 for 6 week course

    We also have a new Beginners course starting so if you didn’t manage to get a place on the first.. book now!

    Beginners 6 week Modern-Jive course
    Commencing: Monday 26th February
    Where: Chideock Village Hall
    Time: 7:30pm-8:45pm
    Book Online
    £36 for 6 week course

    More Information

    SPREAD THE WORD, places are limited to make sure you get the most out of the course!