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.
- TIMETABLE OF EVENTS FOR PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS Continue reading →
Please find below a timetable of events for Parish Council Elections.
- EAST STREET BAND AT THE VILLAGE HALL ON SAT, 23RD MARCH Continue reading →
TICKETS £12 EACH INCLUDING FOOD. BRING YOUR OWN TIPPLE
For tickets, contact
Tel: Jane 01297 489996
- CHIDEOCK HISTORY WEBSITE Continue reading →
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CHIDEOCK HISTORY? We are in the process of setting up a new website in connection with the history of Chideock. The Chideock Society holds a huge archive of old photographs and other memorabilia and we hope over the next months to ‘scan’ all this material in to the new website so it is held safely and for everyone to see. The hard copies can then be placed with the Dorset Archive. If you can help in any way please contact Lyn Crisp on 01297 489098 or email me at email@example.com. We will also provide a link from this Community website to this new ‘history website’.
- Chideock Art Group 2019 Events Continue reading →
The Chideock Art Group meet regularly in the Village Hall on Monday afternoons. Their forthcoming programme for 2019 is as follows. If you’d like to know more about the group, please see their page on this websiteChideock Art Group
- CHIDEOCK PLAYERS Continue reading →It is with a heavy heart that the Chideock Players have decided to call it a day – this hasn’t been an easy decision but with dwindling membership it is no longer viable to stage productions. However we plan a memorabilia event in the not too distant future. If you have programmes, prop, costumes, scripts, photos that you don’t mind being on display please contact our secretary Catherine Batten on 01308 897944
- PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2ND MAY 2019 Continue reading →
Parish Council Elections – 2 May 2019
In May 2019 the 4-yearly Parish Council elections take place, plus elections to the new Dorset Council. Do you enjoy living in Chideock, and would you like to play a part in decision making for the village? If so, have you considered joining the Parish Council? The council needs a good mix of people living or working in the parish; 18 years and over, working age, or retired. Do you possess any, all or some of the following skills? Good at mediation, forward thinking, like helping others, enjoy lively
debate, can make awkward decisions without fear or favour, interested in learning how some of our lives are run by others, have a large amount of common sense and can agree to disagree with others who may not share your views?
If your answer is YES to any of the above, why not share your skills to benefit the village? A Parish Council has few powers but is the means by which those who do have power can be contacted and chased up on their responsibilities to their communities.
Chideock Parish Council usually meets once a month; extra meetings are only called over an urgent matter. Meetings are held at 10 am on the last Tuesday of the month. No meeting is held in August or December unless an urgent issue
arises. Training is provided by the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils and expenses are paid for travel costs made on behalf of the Parish Council. Why not attend a council meeting? The next Parish Council meeting is at 10 am on Tuesday 26 February. More information on being a councillorcan be found on the Parish Council website (chideockpc.org.uk) or contact Sal
Robinson, the Clerk.
- MEMORIAL TREE FOR KATE GERAGHTY Continue reading →
Memorial Tree for Kate Geraghty.
The Chideock Society committee will be planting a tree at Clapps Mead playing Field in memory of Kate, one of the founder members of the Society.
Her family fully support this and the Parish Council (which owns Clapps Mead on behalf of the village) have given their permission.
If you would like to make a donation towards this, please contact a member of The Chideock Society Committee or Lyn Crisp – Editor of the Chideock and Seatown website.
- BLUE PLAQUE FOR ‘THE CHIDEOCK EGG LADY’ Continue reading →
Blue Plaque for Chrissie Squires, the “Chideock Egg Lady”.
In November 2018 Frances Colville gave an interesting illustrated talk about Chrissie Squires, the “Chideock Egg Lady”, who lived at Glendale (now Hollow Cottage). There is a piece about Chrissie on the Chideock and Seatown Community website
After the talk someone asked whether a “blue plaque” could be put up to commemorate Chrissie and we said that we would investigate. The owner of Hollow Cottage has given permissionand the current tenant is very enthusiastic about the idea. If you would like to make a donation towards this, please contact a member of the Chideock Society committee or Lyn Crisp – Editor of the website.
- FILM NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE HALL – FEBRUARY Continue reading →
TUES 26 FEB 2019
7PM FOR 7.30PM
After her controlling husband dies, an elderly woman embarks on a trip to fulfill her longtime dream of climbing a mountain in the ScottishHighlands.
£7.00 Non Members … £5.00 Members …
Tea/Coffee & Popcorn. Choc Ices on sale during
the interval. Wine on sale !
- CHIDEOCK COMMUNITY CAFE 15TH FEBRUARY IN THE VILLAGE HALL Continue reading →
Chideock Community Café
Held in Chideock Village Hall FRIDAY 15th February 2019 From 2pm
Come along with friends or meet new friends. All ages welcome We look forward to seeing you!!
Tea/Coffee & Cakes/biscuits available
This is not a fund raising event
- CHIDEOCK CHATTERS Continue reading →
CHIDEOCK CHATTERS …Chideock Chatters
Chideock Chatters is a group of ladies that meets to socialise and have fun. Why not join us!
Take a look at our Group page on the Chideock and Seatown website for a list of 2019 events:
If you would like to join in please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
01297 489996 and we can add you to the mailing list
- PANCAKES AT THE VILLAGE HALL – Shrove Tuesday 5th March Continue reading →
The Friends of St Giles Church. Come and join us on Shrove Tuesday for Pancakes at the Village Hall
Tuesday 5th March 10.00 am – 12. 00
Hot drink and pancake £2.50
Extra pancake or take-away pancakes 50p
Shrove Tuesday in the church calendar is the last day of
feasting before Lent which starts on Ash Wednesday.