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    Fancy a Walk? Seatown to Eype

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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.

  • FUNERAL OF ANNE WARMAN

    FUNERAL OF ANNE WARMAN

    For those of you who knew Anne, her funeral will be held on Monday 1st February at 1 pm. This will be a service in St.Giles followed by burial in the cemetery. Those who would like to say their good byes can either stand on the pavement or socially distance themselves around the edge of the cemetery. Anne’s husband, Bob, is happy for people to do this.

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  • WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE FIRST WORLD WAR?

    I know nothing about the first world war

    ‘I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE FIRST WORLD WAR’

    These informal and friendly ‘evening classes’ are being organised by Robert Wellen, in a purely personal capacity, although they have been ‘tested’ on two bell ringers! Free, with donations to the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation asked in appreciation. Registration is open to the ‘day before’ but be advised to ‘book early’. Please do forward to family and friends, or local history societies, as all are welcome.

    Is that you? Would you like to learn the basics, just to satisfy your own interest, in a totally informal, relaxed and friendly way? If yes, then please sign up for these totally free, 60 minute each, illustrated talks. The sessions are presented as ‘one friend explaining the subject to another’. Indeed that is exactly how they started when two friends of the presenter said to him that they “knew nothing about the First World War”. They are NOT academic courses; there are no exams, tests or homework; there are no qualifications. No prior knowledge of the subject is needed. The ‘evening classes’ are given by Robert Wellen, who is not an academic or teacher; rather he is someone who has had a lifelong interest in history and in particular the First World War and who enjoys talking about the subject and who has a Masters Degree in History from Lancaster University.

    Ideally you need to be able to attend all four sessions – booking via Eventbrite – click on the link below. If you enjoy the ‘courses’ and would like to give a donation in appreciation, my recommended charity is detailed below.

    Robert Wellen, 67 The Meadows, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4SP Tel: 01747 825131 or 07817 633584.

    If you would like to give a donation to charity after these talks:
    The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) aims to engage and educate people-especially the young-with the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), and the inspiring stories of the men and women who died whilst fighting in the two world wars.

    The CWGF is an independent charity registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales (charity number 1171947)

    https://www.cwgc.org/join-the-foundation/donate/

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  • NEED SOME HELP THIS WINTER?

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  • FREE CHILDREN’S COATS AND PYJAMAS

    Free children’s coats and pyjamas – drop-in and grab what you need!

    Families can drop-in and pick-up free children’s coats and pyjamas, no forms or pre-booking, just drop-in and grab what you need. Lots of quality new and nearly new coats and pyjamas are available for ages three to twelve, so please don’t miss out.

    Pick-up points will be open across Dorset from Monday 14th to Sunday 20th December, some venues are only open on certain days, so please check for details here. https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/coats-and-pjs-for-kids

    Thanks to everyone who contributed.

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  • CHIDEOCK NEWS – DEC/JAN 2021

    Chideock News

    December/January 2021 Chideock News

    Here’s the December/January 2021 Chideock News.

    Chideock News December/January 2020

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  • CHIDEOCK NEWS – NOVEMBER 2020

    Chideock News

    November 2020 Chideock News

    Here’s the November 2020 Chideock News.

    Chideock News November 2020

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  • NEW BUS TIMETABLE

    Good news for those working who need to get to Exeter early!

    This new time shows you can now get the bus to be able to catch the 07.37 Axminster to Exeter

    New Bus Timetable

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  • NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

    Vacancy Councillor

    SEE MORE INFORMATION
    Vacancy Notice Chideock

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  • SEP 2020 – CHIDEOCK NEWS

    Chideock News

    September 2020 Chideock News

    Here’s the September 2020 Chideock News.

    Chideock News September 2020

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  • VJ DAY COMMEMORATION AT THE CHIDEOCK WAR MEMORIAL

    VJ DAY COMMEMORATION. Wreath laying at The Chideock War Memorial to honour all those brave men of WW2.

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  • further revision to the X51 and X53, commencing this Sunday 9th August. TO 5TH sEPTEMBER

    Weymouth – Bridport – Axminster X53 via Portesham – Chideock – Charmouth – Lyme Regis
    Dorchester – Bridport – Axminster X51 via Poundbury – Chideock – Charmouth – Lyme Regis
    Monday to Friday from 9 August 2020
    Service Number X53 X51 X53 X51 X53 X51 X53 X51 X53 X51 X53 X51 X53 X51
    Weymouth King’s Statue 0530 …. 0707 …. 0846 …. 1046 …. 1246 …. 1446 …. 1708 ….
    Fiveways 0534 …. 0711 …. 0856 …. 1056 …. 1256 …. 1456 …. 1712 ….
    Chickerell Meadow Close 0538 …. 0715 …. 0902 …. 1102 …. 1302 …. 1502 …. 1716 ….
    Portesham Kings Arms 0544 …. 0721 …. 0910 …. 1110 …. 1310 …. 1510 …. 1722 ….
    Abbotsbury Ilchester Arms 0549 …. 0726 …. 0916 …. 1116 …. 1316 …. 1516 …. 1727 ….
    Three Horseshoes 0601 …. 0738 …. 0929 …. 1129 …. 1329 …. 1529 …. 1739 ….
    West Bay George Hotel 0605 …. 0742 …. 0936 …. 1136 …. 1336 …. 1536 …. 1743 ….
    Dorchester South Station …. …. …. 0806 …. 1006 …. 1206 …. 1406 …. 1606 …. 1745
    Dorchester Trinity Street …. …. …. 0810 …. 1010 …. 1210 …. 1410 …. 1610 …. 1749
    Dorset County Hospital …. …. …. 0815 …. 1015 …. 1215 …. 1415 …. 1615 …. 1753
    Poundbury Queen Mother Square …. …. …. 0820 …. 1020 …. 1220 …. 1420 …. 1620 …. 1757
    Winterbourne Valley School …. …. …. 0828 …. 1028 …. 1228 …. 1428 …. 1628 …. 1804
    Lee Lane …. …. …. 0841 …. 1041 …. 1241 …. 1441 …. 1641 …. 1818
    Bridport West Street 0613 0650 0750 0846 0946 1046 1146 1246 1346 1446 1546 1646 1751 1822
    Bridport Bus Station 0616 0653 0753 0849 0949 1049 1149 1249 1349 1449 1549 1649 1754 1825
    Bridport Bus Station 0619 0656 0756 0851 0951 1051 1151 1251 1351 1451 1551 1651 1757 ….
    Chideock Bridge 0626 0703 0803 0859 0959 1059 1159 1259 1359 1459 1559 1659 1804 ….
    Morcombelake Ship Knapp 0631 0708 0808 0904 1004 1104 1204 1304 1404 1504 1604 1704 1809 ….
    Charmouth Church 0637 0714 0814 0911 1011 1111 1211 1311 1411 1511 1611 1711 1815 ….
    Lyme Regis Square 0646 0723 0823 0921 1021 1121 1221 1321 1421 1521 1621 1721 1824 ….
    Woodroffe School …. 0728 0828 0927 1027 1127 1227 1327 1427 1527 1627 1727 1829 ….
    Hunters Lodge Inn …. 0736 0836 0935 1035 1135 1235 1335 1435 1535 1635 1735 …. ….
    Axminster Railway Station …. 0745 0845 0945 1045 1145 1245 1345 1445 1545 1645 1745 …. ….

    The basic pattern of the service is unchanged, but extra time has been allowed for journeys between Weymouth/ Dorchester and Bridport, which means that buses leave Weymouth and Dorchester earlier. I must also highlight the X53 18.17 [Sat+Sun] Bridport CS – Weymouth. Whilst this is shown as a connection out of the X51 17.25 [Sat+Sun] Axminster – Dorchester, it is not a guaranteed connection! The X53 will wait up to 5 minutes for the X51, but not any longer. We have asked First Wessex to guarantee the connection, but – so far – this has been refused. Of course, passengers on the X51 travelling to Weymouth itself may travel to Dorchester and transfer to a no. 10 service.
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  • CLOSURE OF VENN FARM LANE 2ND AUGUST

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