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.
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Remembrance will take place on Sunday 11th November at 10-45am at The Chideock War Memorial. This year being the 100th anniversary of WWI it has been decided to lay four poppy wreaths at the War Memorial to honour those brave men that died for their country. A Remembrance Service will follow in the St.Giles Church.
They shall grow not old, as we are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
From Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914
- THE CHIDEOCK EGG LADY – One Woman’s role in World War 1 Tuesday 13th Novmber Continue reading →
- CHRISTMAS MINCE PIE & COFFEE MORNING IN ST.GILES CHURCH Tuesday 18th December Continue reading →
The Friends of St.Giles are hosting a Coffee Morning together with a delicious Mince Pie on Tuesday 18th December 10-30 to 12 noon. Please come along and see the church decked out in all its glory to celebrate Christmas. Everyone welcome.
- CASUAL VACANCY – CHIDEOCK PARISH COUNCIL Continue reading →
CHIDEOCK PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR TO BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION
Anyone who is interested in serving the community in this way and who wishes to be a candidate for co-option should contact the Clerk by 20 November. E-mail: Chideock@dorset-aptc.gov.uk Mail: 60 North Allington Bridport DT6 5DY Clerk – Date: 31 October.
If successful, you will be required to complete an entry in the parish council’s register of members’ interests. This involves putting your address, employment, relevant major shareholdings and membership of charities, pressure groups, political parties etc., on public record. Qualifying Criteria Age 18 or over One of the following conditions applies: • is an elector of the Parish • has for the previous 12 months owned or rented land or premises in the Parish • has for the previous 12 months worked primarily within the Parish has for the past 12 months either resided in the Parish or within 3 miles of it.
- community cafe for november in the village hall Continue reading →
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!!
This is not a fund raising event
- FILM NIGHT FOR 27TH NOVEMBER ‘THE CHESIL BEACH’. Continue reading →
CHIDEOCK HALL EVENT
TUESDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2018 – 7PM FOR 7.30PM
In England in 1962, Edward Mayhew and Florence Ponting first meet after graduating from their respective universities. He is a history major and rock-and-roll lover; she is a classical violinist with her own burgeoning quartet. They fall in love quickly, engage in a pleasant courtship, meet each other’s families, and eventually decide to get married, despite their differences in background and social status.
Florence is secretly anxious about the wedding due to her fears about sex and possibly also for other reasons, but there is no one she can discuss this with. On Edward and Florence’s honeymoon at Chesil Beach, their backgrounds begin to come to the fore: Edward’s historic quickness to anger and sometimes physical belligerence, and Florence’s unspoken past with her father, who dominated her and possibly molested her. They are both inexperienced sexually, and their first attempt at sex goes badly wrong. Florence flees down the beach, and after being confronted by an angry Edward, finally concludes that she loves him very much and wants to be with him for life but can only be a platonic wife, which Edward rejects. They part ways and their marriage is annulled.
Thirteen years later, in 1975, a subdued and fairly morose Edward owns a record shop. He accidentally learns that Florence is married and has a child, and he painfully reminisces about his love for her and their unfortunate misunderstanding. Much later, in 2007, a very lonely Edward overhears on the radio that Florence’s quartet, which includes her husband, will be giving a farewell concert after 50 years of professional success. He attends and sits prominently front and centre and when their eyes meet, Edward and Florence shed silent tears of regret.
£7.00 Non Members … £5.00 Members … Membership £2
Tea/Coffee & Popcorn. Choc Ices on sale during the interval.
Wine now on sale!!! Bring your own Beer, Nibbles, Blankets !! Relax and Enjoy….
- FRIENDS OF ST.GILES INVITE YOU TO THEIR AUTUMN LUNCH November 18th Continue reading →
The Friends of St Giles Church Autumn Lunch Sunday November 18th 2018 A date to put in the diary as the cold days of winter close in on us and steaming plates of Steak and Kidney Pudding, or a rich casserole followed by an array of puddings make the mouth water. 1pm in the Village Hall. Tickets are £12.50 to include a glass of wine and coffee/tea. Raffle with an array of prizes. Book your place by calling Deborah Mills on 01297 489 231
- Chideock Bypass Working Group – Early Christmas Celebration Continue reading →
Join us for an Early Christmas Celebration
Saturday 24 November 2018, 4:00 to 6.30pm
See what the Group’s been doing for the last year (What do you mean “Nothing much”)
Enjoy some “Seasonal Nibbles” with a glass of mulled wine
Be in fine voice to sing some Christmas Carols with piano accompaniment
Price £6.50 per person
Entry by ticket only obtained by calling 01297 489242
“Oh come all ye faithful………”
- CHIDEOCK NEWS – NOVEMBER 2018 Continue reading →
Here’s the November 2018 Chideock News.
- CHIDEOCK PLAYERS – LAST CALL! Continue reading →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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- NEW NOTICEBOARD IN CLAPPS MEAD PLAYING FIELD ADJACENT TO MILL LANE Continue reading →
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.
- KATE GERAGHTY 1940-2018 Continue reading →
It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that my dear friend Kate Geraghty lost her battle with cancer on wednesday 3rd October. Her funeral service will be held at Higher Ground Meadow, Underhill Farm, Corscombe, DT2 0PA on Thursday 18th October at 2.00pm. Dress: informal. No flowers but donations to charities on the day.
Kate was a Parish Councillor on Chideock Parish Council for 25 years. She was also a founder member of The Chideock Society. She was Chair of The Bopper Bus for 14 years.
Antony and all the family are in our thoughts at this time.