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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.


    Will your child be 3 or 4 years old by 31 August 2018?

     All parents of 3 and 4 year olds can claim 15 hours free childcare, talk to your childcare provider for more information. If you need to find childcare you can visit to search for local providers.Working parents could be eligible to claim an additional 15 hours, up to 30 hours in total. To claim from 1 September 2018, you must apply and get your eligibility code in time to take it to your childcare provider by 31 August 2018.For more information on 30 hours free childcare and to apply, visit:

    Kate Rickard       Communication & Information Officer

    Tel: 01305 228442

    County Hall, Dorchester


    Chideock Players

    Chideock Players – a the recent AGM it was agreed that with regret the group has decided to disband.
    We have so few people in the group that it is impossible to continue.
    If anyone feels that they can contribute in such a way that the group can carry on  please contact
    Hilary Baker on 01297 489555 Val Hunt 01279 489305 , Catherine Batten
    If our fortunes do not change we will be winding up the society at our next AGM scheduled to take place on
    Monday 3rd June, Chideock Village Hall at 7.30pm

    many thanks

    Catherine Batten – Chideock Players Secretary

  • COMMUNITY CAFE – Friday 15th June in the village hall

    Chideock Community Café

    FRIDAY 15 JUNE 2018     From 2pm

    Come along with friends or meet new friends. All ages welcome from 0 to 100!! Tea/Coffee & Cakes/biscuits available

    We look forward to seeing you!!



    Please see attached the advanced notice for the closure of the A35 between Axminster and Bridport for surfacing at Chideock. Basically the road will be closed between 8.0pm and 8.00 am from 18th June 2018.  Please click on the link ‘residents letter’ for full information.

    The closures will commence on 18th June for two weeks excluding Saturday and Sunday nights.Should your require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the number below or e-mail

     Tracey Cann

    Administrator | Balfour Beatty | Major Projects / Highways South / A30 A35 DBFO

    T: +44 (0)1404  823871 E:

    Rockbeare Hill, Rockbeare, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2HB. |   @balfourbeatty |  LinkedIn

    Residents Letter 250518

    Chideock News

    Chideock News

    Here’s the June 2018 Chideock News.

    Chideock News June


    WI beach cleanChideock 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


     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.


    Help Us to Raise £8000 for BertieBertie 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.


    Image result for WHISTCOME ALONG TO THE VILLAGE HALL ON ALTERNATE THURSDAY AT 7.15PM FOR A GREAT GAME OF WHIST! April and May dates as follows: Thursday 26th April, 10th May, 24th May and 31st May 2018


    Image result for bingo ukImage result for bingo uk BINGO IS ON ALTERNATE THURSDAYS STARTING WITH THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH April dates:  19th then 3rd May, 17th May.  Great Prizes – Great atmosphere! Come along and join in a fun night out!


    In 2017 one of the WI Resolutions was to:

    Keep Microplastic Fibres out of our Oceans

    Members felt strongly about the subject but were not clear about the various types of plastic that are going into our seas. One of our members, Lee Ramsden, has put together this summary which might be of interest to others in the village. Please feel free to use it.

    End Plastic Soup Summary

    With the problems of plastic in mind Chideock WI members will be taking part in a Beach Clean at Seatown on Thursday 26 April from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
    Anyone who would like to join us should telephone Mary Rogers on 01297 489452.

  • BEACH CLEAN EVENT AT SEATOWN. Thursday 26th April 10-30 to 12-30.