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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.

  • ‘BERTIE’S BONANZA SUMMER MINI-FETE. Sunday August 26th in the Clapps Mead Playing Field.

    A Mini Fete is being organised for Bank Holiday Sunday afternoon from 2.00pm to 4.30pm – More details to follow shortly but make a note in your diary!

    Who is Bertie?

  • CREAM TEA AT CHIDEOCK HOUSE, MAIN STREET. IN AID OF ST.GILES CHURCH

    Cream tea at Chideock house courtesy of George and Anna Dunn on Thursday 9th August 2-5pm   Raffle, cake stall and games  Entrance £5 In aid if St Giles Church.  Everyone welcome.
  • COMMUNITY CAFE – IN THE VILLAGE HALL. fRIDAY 20TH jULY FROM 2.00PM

    Chideock Community Café

    FRIDAY 20 JULY 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!!

  • FILM NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE HALL Tuesday 24th July

    FILM NIGHT

    Image result for finding your feet movie

    TUESDAY 24th JULY 2018

    7PM FOR 7.30PM

    When “Lady” Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif. The two could not be more different – Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where she starts finding her feet.

    £7.00 Non Members   …   £5.00 Members   …   Membership £2

    Tea/Coffee & Popcorn.  Choc Ices on sale during the interval.

    Bring your own Wine, Beer, Nibbles, Blankets !! Relax and Enjoy….

  • QUIZ NIGHT – IN THE VILLAGE HALL. FRIDAY 27TH JULY
    Hello to all you Quizzers, Villagers, Visitors, and new Residents
    CHIDEOCK QUIZ NIGHT Friday 27th July
    Village hall
    7.15PM for 7.30 prompt start
    £7pp at the Door, to include super supper
    Prizes for the top five tables
    Raffle with excellent array of prizes,drawn at the interval
    All questions locally devised and verified ie pretty easy!!
    Come and pit your wits against each other and enjoy the fun
    Looking forward to seeing you all again
  • A CHIDEOCK ‘AMBLE’

    From the Chideock Society:

     
    July 18th, 6.30pm
     
    Join us for an easy amble around Chideock!
     
    On July 18th, Colin Bowditch will once again guide an easy walk around parts of Chideock, picking out interesting features and chatting about local history. Local historian Antony Broad will also join us.
     
    Last year’s amble was a tremendous success- an easy walk with interesting chats and good company!
    We’ll meet at the car park by the village shop at 6.30pm and will then take an easy amble through field and lane- and there may be the occasional stile to negotiate- so make sure you wear stout footwear. Last year’s amble lasted around 2 hours, with frequent stops and no steep hills, and we expect it to be similar this year.
    THIS EVENT IS SUBJECT TO THERE BEING GOOD WEATHER AND MAY BE CANCELLED AT SHORT NOTICE SO, IF YOU’RE INTENDING TO COME ALONG, PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR INTEREST BY REPLYING TO THIS EMAIL- THAT WAY WE CAN LET YOU KNOW IF WEATHER FORCES A CANCELLATION.
     
    All welcome: 
    Chideock Society Members: No Charge. 
    Non-Members: £3.00
     
    Dogs welcome, ON LEADS please.
    Chideock Society Summer Programme
  • NEW NOTICEBOARD IN CLAPPS MEAD PLAYING FIELD ADJACENT TO MILL LANE

    The Chideock & Seatown Community Website has funded a new Noticeboard which has been placed in the playing field adjacent to Mill Lane.   At the moment we have decided to keep it locked as this is a ‘magnetic’ board and this time of year posters from outside of the village appear to be stapled-gunned onto boards.  If anyone would like to put up a poster please either email it to me and I will print it off and display it or drop it through my letterbox at The Farmers Arms, Mill Lane.  This community website makes a little profit from advertisers on the website and to date donations have been made to several village groups and local good causes. Many thanks to Lee Martin for his excellent craftmanship.

  • CHIDEOCK NEWS – JULY 2018
    Chideock News

    Chideock News

    Here’s the July 2018 Chideock News.

    Chideock News July

  • INFORMATION ON CHILDCARE IN DORSET


    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 dorsetforyou.gov.uk/fis/search 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: dorsetforyou.gov.uk/30hours

    Kate Rickard       Communication & Information Officer

    Tel: 01305 228442

    County Hall, Dorchester

  • CHIDEOCK PLAYERS DISBANDS

    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 cfmbatten@aol.com
    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

  • CHIDEOCK WI BEACH CLEAN AT SEATOWN

    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

  • 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.