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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.

  • LEISURE BUILDING AT GOLDEN CAP HOLIDAY PARK.

    pROPOSED AMENDED leisure building

    I have been asked to show the ‘amendment’ of the proposed new Leisure Complex at Golden Cap Holiday Park  as some people appear to be having trouble finding it on the planning website. Above is an ‘artist impression’ of the new building.  This is being put to the planning authority as an ‘amendment’ to the plans passed in 2012.  Below is an ‘artist impression’ done by a member of the community back in 2012 of the proposed Leisure Centre which was approved back in 2012.

    leisure building

    This ‘amendments – with others is up for ‘consultation’

    The deadline for comments is 11th October (according the main page of the application) so hopefully people can be motivated to give their views on this. The Parish Council will be discussing this at the next Parish Council Meeting  Tuesday 28th September at 10.00am. You will have the opportunity to express your view during the Democratic Period.
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  • CHIDEOCK NEWS – OCTOBER 2021
    Chideock News

    October 2021 Chideock News

    Here’s the October 2021 Chideock News.

    Chideock News October 2021

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  • ST.GILES CHURCH FLOWER FESTIVAL AND BUFFET LUNCH

    The Friends of St Giles Church

    The activity at the church has been very constrained over the period of the Covid Pandemic and we still need to observe the good practice rules of ‘Hands, Face and Space’, but we are pleased to announce that for the Harvest Festival service on Sunday 3rd October there will be flowers, sponsored by the Friends in the church.  These will be available for viewing during the following week, so do come along and see them – a small return to normality!

    We are also offering a Harvest light Buffet Lunch 12.30 – 2pm on Sunday 3rd October.

    Venue: The Chideock Village Hall.   Cost £8.00 a head for a choice of light buffet lunch and slice of pie or cake.    Seated places will be limited so please book or if you would prefer we can provide a Take-Away for you to enjoy at home.

    Bookings:  Telephone 01297 489462 or 01297 489298 or

    email diane.benjamin55@outlook.com

    We look forward to seeing you!

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  • BEAUTIFUL CYCLAMEN IN MILL LANE BRIDLEWAY

    CYCLAMEN

    BEAUTIFUL CYCLAMEN ALONGSIDE MILL LANE BRIDLEPATH

    photo by Meash maskell.

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  • THE EVER POPULAR QUIZ NIGHTS RETURN!

    A DATE FOR THE DIARY!!!!!!!

    FRIDAY 29th OCTOBER QUIZ NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE HALL
    YES THE POPULAR QUIZ NIGHT RETURNS post pandemic
    LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE THERE
    ALL OUR NEW RESIDENTS VERY VERY WELCOME

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  • A LETTER TO ALL HOUSEHOLDS IN CHIDEOCK

    A Letter to all Chideock Households.

     It has been well known for decades that it is dangerous to walk or cycle on that part of the A35 east from the village towards Bridport.  Since August 2020 I have been looking at the possibility of a direct traffic-free route east from the village. The purpose of this route would be to provide a trail for use by walkers, runners, cyclists, wheelchairs and horse-riders which would be free from the vehicular traffic on the A35.

    Our Parish and County Councils, and our MP, understand the problem and are encouraging with their views, and, I am pleased to say that there is a chance this idea could be looked at in greater detail in Spring/Summer 2022.

    I have looked at three possible routes north of the A35 and one possible route to the south and landowners have been spoken to. However, Dorset Council have requested more detailed information and the routes will need to be reconnoitred again.

    One very important piece of information Dorset Council requires is how much support from the village there is for such safe trailway. I have spoken to many people in the village across a whole range of ages, occupations etc. and certain elements of the tourism industry, and I have not had one negative comment about the project. I am of the opinion the whole of the village would support this project and I am asking that you help me by providing me with letters of support or, if you are against such a project, any objections.

    Dorset Council must be convinced that this is worthwhile.

    To those who own a 2nd. home in the village, a holiday cottage or run a B&B your letters are important as well, and I ask you to pass this letter to those in your contact list who visit Chideock, or who holiday in the surrounding area.

    There is much more to be done, and I have not even touched on funding in this letter to you all. Please remember that the trail would be of great benefit to more than just the residents of Chideock. There are the tourists, not only staying in the immediate area, but those in neighbouring villages, or those who may be wishing to walk, cycle etc. to or from the village, or are just passing through.

    I would greatly appreciate your help with this matter and any letters of either support or objection can be sent to me – Mr. W Maskell, Simons Orchard, Chideock, Dorset, DT6 6JQ or – email pronto@simonsorchard.plus.com (by 31 March 2022 please).

    Thank you,

    Winston aka ‘Meash’ Maskell.                   26 July 2021.

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  • CHIDEOCK NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2021
    Chideock News

    September 2021 Chideock News

    Here’s the September 2021 Chideock News.

    Chideock News September 2021

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  • Have your say on local bus services.

    You have until 27 August to give feedback to Dorset Council on improvements to bus services. This will form the basis of their bid for funding from the government.

    The online link is here: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/…/126…/279856/maximized

    However if you know someone who can’t access the survey online, a copy can be printed out here: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/…/2dadcd93-15c9-fdc2…

    Or they can call Owen Clark on 01305 228227 for a copy to be posted.

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  • GREAT AFTERNOON AT CHIDEOCK FETE 2021

    CHIDEOCK FETE 2021 chideock fete 2021

    Great fun was had by all at The Chideock Fete 2021. Organised by The Friends of Clapps Mead and hosted by Chideock Parish Council lots of money was raised for the Playing Field and Play Area and other local Groups.  Money is not everything though…and everyone had such a good time. It was wonderful watching the kids enjoy old fashioned ‘Egg & Spoon’ and ‘Sack’ Races. The delicious hot dogs and burgers were also a great hit! Many thanks to Anna Dunn, Lizzie Blottt and everyone who help, donated or supported this event.

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  • ST GILES COFFEE AND CAKE STARTING 21ST AUGUST