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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 PLAYERS – LAST CALL!
    Chideock PlayersChideock 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
  • COFFEE MORNING ON BEHALF OF THE WELDMAR TRUST. Thursday 25th October.
    COFFEE MORNING plus sale of WELDMAR CHRISTMAS CARDS & GIFTS
    Chideock village hall on Thursday 25th October 10am. All proceeds to Weldmar Hospicecare.  Please come along and support your local hospice.
  • 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.

  • KATE GERAGHTY 1940-2018

    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.

    Lyn Crisp 

  • CHIDEOCK NEWS – OCTOBER 2018
    Chideock News

    Chideock News

    Here’s the October 2018 Chideock News.

    Chideock News October

  • Dorset County Hospital Fundraiser Radiotherapy Unit at Eype Centre for the Arts

    Dorset County Hospital Fundraiser Radiotherapy Unit Fundraiser at Eype Centre for the Arts featuring Roger McGough. Friday 26th October, 2018

    Local spoken word performers and writers, The Dorset Holloway Collective, are delighted to announce that acclaimed poet, playwright and presenter of BBC Radio Four’s ‘Poetry Please’, Roger McGough, has agreed to lend his support to its forthcoming fundraiser for the Dorset County Hospital radiotherapy unit on Friday 26th October.

    The event is being held at Eype Centre for the Arts, and Roger will be supported by acclaimed Dorset poet Annie Freud; classical flute and guitar duo, Appassionata, and other surprise guests.

    Tickets are on sale now from Bridport Music at £15 (cash only). “A bargain really when you’d pay this to see any one of the artists individually. It promises to be an amazing night of entertainment. Whether you think you like poetry or no, come and be surprised. We’re overjoyed and greatly honoured that Roger McGough is headlining the night, it’s going to be very special,” said Collective member and performance poet, Tom Rogers.

    “This is going to be a unique and dynamic celebration of voices and creative spirit. Expect fun, laughter, beauty, words and music to lift your heart, and hopefully give a real push for the radiotherapy unit campaign towards their final fundraising goals. With sponsorship, and the kind support of many local businesses, friends, and the performers, all proceeds from the tickets will go to the charity, and there will be a bar and raffle and art sale on the day too. There’s a lot of people making this happen and working hard to make it a night to remember,” said Collective member, and Jurassic Coast poet-in-residence, Sarah Acton.

    A number of Bridport artists are exhibiting their work on Friday 26th October at an exclusive preview event 10.30am-12.30pm, and paintings will be on sale on the night also. Coffee and cakes will be available at the preview.

    The new radiotherapy unit facility has been built to enable chemotherapy patients to be treated in Dorchester (rather than sent to Poole or Exeter), with space to accommodate relatives during treatment. Fundraisers are campaigning to supply furniture and equipment for the facility. The ‘GO Girls Support Group’ have already raised £44.000 towards the £50,000 needed.

    Please support this campaign and event. Tickets limited to 150 so early purchase is recommended. It’s not just a good cause, it’s going to be a fabulous night out. Leaving the last word to Frances Colville, Collective member, writer and Story Slam organiser, “Cancer is certain to affect everyone of us in some way at some stage of our lives. An event like this is a wonderful way of helping boost funds for such a worthwhile cause.”

    INFORMATION

    Date: Friday 26th October

    Time: Door 7pm Show starts 7.30pm

    Tickets: £15 in advance from Bridport Music, £20 on the door

    Parking available

    Raffle and Bar on the night

    Event contacts: Tom Rogers/ Sarah Acton through Facebook @DorsetHollowayCollective or

    tomfrogers@hotmail.com

    blackvenpress@gmail.com

    For Bridport Arts Society preview exhibition contact:

    Kathy Hallsworth, kathy.hallsworth@outlook.com

     

    For Go Girls contact:  hilary.maxwell@dch.nhs.uk

  • FILM NIGHT FOR OCTOBER ‘GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN’ 23RD OCTOBER

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    TUESDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2018

    7PM FOR 7.30PM

    Heart-warming drama based on the true story of writer A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and the book he wrote for his son, Christopher Robin (Will Tilston). After returning home from fighting in the First World War, celebrated playwright A.A. Milne decides to write something to lift the spirits of his country. Taking inspiration from his son and his toys, he thinks up a story about a bear called Winnie the Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore and Christopher Robin. While initially delighted at seeing his toys immortalised in print, Christopher Robin soon finds himself thrust into the limelight with all of Britain wanting a piece of the young boy who inspired the great book ‘Winnie the Pooh’.

    £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 – FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER IN THE VILLAGE HALL
    CHIDEOCK QUIZ NIGHT
    Friday 26th October 2018
    Village Hall
    715pm for 730pm prompt start
    £7pp at the door, Teams MAX 4 persons
    Includes fabulous supper
    BYO drinks and Glasses( none available)
    Awards for the top five teams
    Mega Raffle during supper time
    Come and join a competitive fun evening
    No clues, but ‘current affairs’ look most interesting!!
    Qm
    Very special note!!!
    If a few folk could lend a little help in setting up tables and chairs etc
    we would be most grateful, about 6.45ish would be absolutely fine
    Qm
  • CHIDEOCK W.I. CHRISTMAS FAYRE. SATURDAY DECEMBER 8TH – 11AM TO 3PM

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    WI Christmas Fayre

    Saturday 8 December 11.00 am – 3.00pm

    The WI will again be organising the Christmas Fayre in Chideock Village Hall on Saturday 8 December.  We already have bookings for tables selling an exciting range of products which will include the WI selling cakes, savouries, preserves and craft and other local stallholders selling gifts, handmade toys and clothes, Christmas decorations, bric-a-brac, chocolates, honey and beeswax products, jewellery, and bird boxes. Entry will be free and there will be a raffle.

    Throughout the day the WI will again be serving their famous homemade soups as well as tea and cakes.

    Anyone wishing to book a table should contact Mary Rogers on 01297 489452 or at stonefarmcottage@btinternet.com

  • NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY IN CHIDEOCK VILLAGE HALL
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    New Year’s Eve Party

    Join us to welcome in 2019
     
    Chideock Village Hall – December 31st 7.30 pm onwards
     
    Everyone welcome, just bring a plate of food to share.
     
    Cash Bar available.
     
     Ticket includes music and a glass of Prosecco at midnight
     
    Dress to impress – fancy or posh!
     
    Tickets £5 in advance from Jane 01297 489996 or Sue 01297 489520
    Bring along friends and family and let’s make this a night to remember!

  • CHIDEOCK ART GROUP WORKSHOP

    You are invited to join us for an exciting

    CHIDEOCK ART WORKSHOP

    With local artist, Zee Jones

    ON MONDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2018 AT 10.30PM – 4.30PM

    CHIDEOCK VILLAGE HALL

    The cost for the day will be £40 and will include all materials, coffee and afternoon tea and cake [Please bring a packed lunch]

    http://www.zeejones.co.uk/

    If you would like to come along, please call ……Jane 01297 489996, Liz 01297 480855, or Sue 01297 489520

    A deposit of £20 will secure your place.

  • BERTIE’S FUNDRAISING UPDATE

    Fantastic news. The recent fundraising for Bertie has now reached an amazing £2,182.59

    We’d like to thank everyone who has supported our fundraising raffle, fete and ‘Just Giving Page’

    FINANCIAL ACCOUNT OF BERTIE FUNDRAISING:

    Raffle ticket sales £689.00
    Donation of prize £100.00
    Just Giving Page (less fees) £850.00
    Fete Fundraising (after outgoings) £461.59
    Lyn’s Book Box £122.00

    TOTAL £2,222.59
    Less Licence fee for Raffle £40.00

    TOTAL RAISED: £2,182.59

    love from Bertie
    FINAL ACCOUNT OF BERTIE FUNDRAISING