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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.

  • CHIDEOCK TRAIL NEWSLETTER

    Chideock from Quarr

    Chideock ‘Trail’ – LETTERBOX 3. January 2022.
    Good day to everyone, yes, it’s me again. I sincerely hope that you have got
    through the seasons festivities all OK and looking forward to a better year than the last two.
    I thank all of you who have written emails/letters supporting the project and the
    response to ‘Letterbox 2’ was excellent.
    Now, I do know there are a some that I have spoken to recently, who were, vocally, very supportive and said they would write in, but I have not received anything from those persons yet.
    If you support this and have not written/emailed yet, please, please, please do so ASAP. If it can be shown that this traffic-free trail has the support of the village, its neighbours, and visitors alike, Dorset Council are more likely to allocate time to discuss it.
    SUPPORT FROM NEAR, AND FAR, IS VITALLY IMORTANT.
    ‘Drop In’ sessions.
    It is intended to hold 2 x ‘Drop In’ sessions, open to all, be they villagers, tourists, holidaymakers etc. The purpose of these sessions is to provide a means whereby people can see the project documents before they are formally deposited with Dorset Council.
    These documents contain:
    1. References to past, failed projects and other relevant information.
    2. The possible routes for such a trail that have been reconnoitred, with
    descriptions of the routes, and the pros and cons.
    3. A compilation of the emails and letters received supporting the project, or not.
    N.B. At the time of writing no unsupportive communications had been received.
    – 2 –
    The dates/times/location for these sessions are as follows:
    Saturday 22 January 10:00 – 13:00 hrs. at The Clock, Chideock, and,
    Saturday 26 February 10:00 – 13:00 hrs. at The George, Chideock.
    Tea/coffee will be available, free, donate if you wish.
    It is hoped to be able to provide a third opportunity to see the documents, based around a meeting of the Parish Council, but this is yet to be discussed and organised.
    Covid.
    At the time of writing it is not known if there is to be a strengthening of the
    covid recommendations/regulations, so, regardless, I would ask that all persons
    attending any of the venues to be mindful of the guidance to combat any
    spread of infection. Also, once I have delivered this letter to all in the village it
    would be very difficult for me to notify you should cancellation be necessary. I
    will have to rely on notifying as many as possible via email and asking that you
    spread the word. There is, now, a dedicated Face Book page to the Chideock
    trail project –
    https://www.facebook.com/chideockpathgroup also a link on –
    WhatsApp 07762 340926
    so it could be worth checking it for that for the latest information.
    My very best wishes to you for the coming year, hoping we can all get back to (the new) normal, whatever that may be, soon.
    Winston ‘Meash’ Maskell
    Simons Orchard, Main Street.
    01297 489338 pronto@simonsorchard.plus.com

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  • CHIDEOCK PATH TO BRIDPORT

    This is our little page about the proposed Chideock Path..https://www.facebook.com/chideockpathgroup.

    Will Grafton, Meash Maskell, Deidre Coates.

     

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  • YENHAY LANE (NORTH CHIDEOCK) ROAD CLOSURE 10/1/22 TO 31/1/22

    Advance notice of a road closure planned for the D10717 Yenhay Lane, near Chideock Manor, Chideock.

    See attached location plan.

    The road will be closed from 10th January 2022 to 31st January 22.

    The road closure is required to carry out repair work to Chideock Manor Bridge.

    BS1399 Chideock Manor Bridge Road Closure Plan

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  • NOW CANCELLED – CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PARTY – SATURDAY 18TH DECEMBER

    We sorry to have to tell you that last night the committee decided that due to the new government guidelines the Christmas party with Professor Bumble will now be cancelled.
    We will reschedule to do the same thing later in the year
    We will get I touch with you once a new date has been fixed
    We are so sorry to disappoint you but it will keep us all safe .
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  • SORRY – NOW CANCELLED. film night returns to chideock village hall ‘Laurence After Arabia’

    This event has now been cancelled but will hopefully be shown when covid rules change. Village Hall presents Lawrence After Arabia
    The 2021 award winning feature film
    Retiring to his cottage in Dorset, Lawrence hopes to forget his past in Arabia but soon he is drawn into
    political intrigue and his many enemies begin to plot against him …
    Tuesday 11th January 7.00 for 7.30 pm start
    On the door £6, advance tickets £5 – call Paul on 07749 715091 or email chideockvh@gmail.com
    Ticket price includes tea, coffee or a glass of wine.

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  • COMMUNITY CAFE 17TH DECEMBER IN THE VILLAGE HALL SORRY NOW CANCELLED

    Xmas

    sorry this event has now been cancelled.

    Chideock CommunityCafé
    In Chideock Village Hall Friday 17th December 2021 2.30pm – 4.30pm
    Come along with friends or meet some new ones.
    Everyone is welcome
    Tea/Coffee & Cakes/Biscuits available
    We look forward to
    seeing you!!
    This is not a fundraising event
    Plus a note for you diary
    there will be a café on 21stJanuary 2022

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  • ST.GILES CHURCH CHRISTMAS FLOWER FESTIVAL AND CHRISTMAS HOSPITALITY

    The Friends of St Giles Church in Chideock invite you to join them in St GilesChurch for a morning of pre-Christmas hospitality with seasonal food and music on Tuesday 21st December 2021, from 10.30 am – midday. £3.00 on the door.
    The church will be decorated ready for Christmas and we look forward to you joining us. Photos below are of previous floral and christmas arrangements that decorate our beautiful church.

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  • CAROL SERVICE AT ST.GILES CHURCH 19th december

    ST GILES CAROL SERVICE
    We are pleased to announce that our Carol Service at St Giles is back again
    after missing out last year. Our ‘Pop-Up’ choir of nearly thirty people are busy
    rehearsing every week as I write. This talented group under their Conductor
    Sally Coade will be leading congregational carols plus choir only carols
    alongside the traditional lessons.
    This feast of singing will take place on Sunday 19th December at 6pm in St
    Giles Church to lead you into your Christmas festivities!
    Blessed Christmas,
    Jim Pettifer. LLM

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  • ST.GILES COFFEE AND CAKE MORNINGS

    Churchyard Project

    ST. GILES COFFEE AND CAKE MORNING
    On Saturday 11th December
    And Saturday 9th January
    (and then every SECOND SATURDAY)
    In St. Giles Church
    10:30 to 12:00 noon
    £3:00 for coffee or tea and cake
    Or just come and buy a cake.
    Ps. Come early to have the best choice. Last time they sold
    like……Hot Cakes!

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  • Recyling & bin collections stay the same for Xmas