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.
- CLAPPS MEAD CHILDRENS PLAY AREA WILL RE-OPEN ON SATURDAY 4TH JULY. PLEASE FOLLOW GUIDANCE!Continue reading →
CHIDEOCK PARISH COUNCIL
WHEN USING THE PLAY AREA PLEASE FOLLOW THE GOVERNMENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES INCLUDING
• BRINGING YOUR OWN SANITISER
• APPLYING SANITISER BEFORE ANDAFTER USING ANY EQUIPMENT
• COMPLYING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING
• WASHING HANDS WHEN YOU GETHOME
SIGNS WILL BE IN PLACE. STAY ALERT – CONTROL THE VIRUS – SAVE LIVES
- A MESSAGE FROM BRIDPORT MUSEUMContinue reading →
Do you have a Museum Object for the Future?
Bridport Museum Trust is working with Bridport Lockdown to capture a selection of Covid-19 objects to add to its collection as a record of these times.
Over the next few weeks they will be asking people to submit photographs of objects relating to different themes. The photographs themselves will become part of the Bridport Lockdown digital archives. Members of the community will then be asked to select their favourite objects themselves to be archived by the Museum.
Eddy Pearce, who set up the Bridport Lockdown project, said ‘This week, local people have already sent in photographs of their most creative NHS rainbows following a request from the Museum, and we’ve had some lovely submissions. Although our project is based around photos we are asking everyone to include in a few words to tell the story behind them. It adds so much to the overall picture when people share their thoughts on what the period of lockdown has meant to them and those around them, or what inspired the artwork and what it means to show support for the people who have worked so hard to keep our world turning and safe.’
Museum Director Emily Hicks said: ‘we are living right through ‘history’. It’s the Museum’s job to capture this ‘history’- but we want the local community to help decide what we keep. We can’t keep everything- we’d run out of space in our stores- but we do want to capture the essence and the heart of Bridport’s response for generations to come. We’ve got some initial ideas for different themes, but we’d love to know if you can think of more- we want to capture objects that really tell the unique story of our town’
To get involved, keep an eye on both Bridport Museum’s (www.bridportmuseum.co.uk) and Bridport Lockdown’s websites (https://www.bridportlockdown.org/sendphotos), or their Instagram and Facebook accounts. @bridportlockdown @bridportmuseum
Emily Hicks- Director
Bridport Museum Trust
Thank you for getting in touch. Due to the most recent Government advice on Covid-19, all of our sites are now closed until further notice.
Please refer to our website for further information www.bridportmuseum.co.uk. Staff are still working hard behind the scenes, and will respond as soon as we can.
- PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONContinue reading →
- JUNE 2020 – CHIDEOCK NEWSContinue reading →
Here’s the July/August 2020 Chideock News.
- THE HAIR HAS GONE!Continue reading →
Well done, Lily Bailey, on raising well over target for HOPE Not Hate
Here’s a ‘before’ and ‘after’
- CHANGES TO BUS TIMETABLE FROM 8/6/2020Continue reading →
- WHY IS A CHIDEOCK TEENAGER SHAVING HER HEAD?Continue reading →
Being a teenager in Chideock can lead to alienation if you let it. It took me until I was 16 to realise that there was a whole community I had never attempted to reach out to. I wanted to change this, so I joined the choir at the end of last year and sang in the Christmas carol service. There, I met several people who I’d lived alongside for my whole life but had never spoken to. We’d shopped at the same little shop by the traffic lights, walked the same coastal path to Golden Cap, caught the same bus to Bridport, yet we’d never so much as shared a glance. My eyes were opened to the amazing determination and generosity demonstrated by the members (and organisers) of that choir who gave up their time to give back a little to their village. What I’m trying to say here is that sometimes you overlook things.
I was always aware that racism was a thing. I always knew that it was an issue, but until the news of George Floyd’s death reached England, I began to acknowledge how much I’d overlooked the prevalence of this fact. Slowly, I attempted to educate myself. And slowly, I realised that it was never enough to just be not racist – you have to be continuously and deliberately against racism, otherwise you choose the side of the oppressor.
I started thinking about what I could do. I wanted to protest. That was the most active thing I could think of. But there’s a global pandemic (which I’d almost completely forgotten about) and I’m clinically vulnerable, so is my mother.
I’d donated to organisations in America which were fuelling the Black Lives Matter movement, but I have little money as I’m not working my usual Saturday job so it felt ineffective. I’d signed petitions, watched Netflix shows, read poetry, listened to people’s stories, but I wanted to give back.
It’s been a decade since I changed my hairstyle. That being said, the bob I had when I was 7 was a terrible idea, but it’s still been ten years so I think I’m more than ready for a change, especially since it’s well past shoulder length. America is certainly ready for a change. I thought that maybe, in propelling a personal change that I have longed for, I could help give back a bit to propel a change that needs to happen all over the world.
On the 9th of June, I’m going to shave my head. I wanted to do something permanent, so that for months, and hopefully even years to come, I will be reminded of the injustice and my privilege every time I look in the mirror. I’ve started a GoFundMe to raise money for a charity called HOPE Not Hate, which actively campaigns against extremist racist organisations, such as the EDL. If you can, please donate. I’m not getting anything from this, as all the money goes straight to HNH, I just want to be a part of a cause which I wholeheartedly believe in. It’s important for us to realise that there are still things we can do, even though it feels like we’re far away from all the violence. I promise you it’s closer than you think.
If you’d like to give a donation to Lily’s charity you can do so here: HOPE Not Hate
- A WEBSITE FOR THE CHIDEOCK WIContinue reading →
Mary and Tish have produced it and soon they’ll be adding information and photographs to populate the various pages and are looking for a WI Web Team, so if you’re interested do let them know.
They have article in the July/August edition of DFWI News as an example for other WIs. Well done WI.
- TONY FULLER – OUR RESIDENT POET AND AUTHOR WILL BE FEATURED ON THE RADIO SOLENT (Dorset) BREAKFAST SHOW WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE AT 8-15 AMContinue reading →
Tony Fuller – our Chideock resident Poet and Author will be featuring on the Radio Solent Breakfast Show on Wednesday 3rd June at 8-15 a.m. Tony has been reading some of his poems to raise money for the Weldmar Hospice Charity in honour of his late wife Pam Fuller. He has been asked to read a poem during the radio interview. Please listen in.
- X51 and X53 Bus Route New Timetable from 1st June 2020.Continue reading →
- HELP THE WELDMAR HOSPICE FUNDRAISING WITH TONY FULLERContinue reading →
As many of you are aware Tony Fuller writes some wonderful poetry. In memory of his late wife Pam Fuller, Tony has set up a Poetry session in order to raise funds for the Weldmar Hospice who gave great comfort and support to Pam during her illness. Please click on the link below for more information.
Tony has set up a Just Giving page:Weldmar website telling the story
- A MESSAGE FROM MRS. AUDREY SKINNER.Continue reading →
Audrey and family would like to say a very big ‘thank you’ to Chideock for the wonderful ‘send off’ when the cortege passed through the village last Friday. This meant so much to the family. Audrey & family.