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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.

  • THE POPULAR QUIZ NIGHT IS BACK – JANUARY 31ST in the village hall.
    QUIZ NIGHT FRIDAY 31 January 2020
    Hello all
    Yes another QUIZ night is upon us
    Questions almost complete!!
    Fabulous array of subjects, thanks to our Royals and Politicians!!!
    Looking forward to seeing you all at 7.15 for 7.30 prompt start
    Village Hall
    £7 pp at the door
    Bumper raffle and prizes
    Supper included
    Full details on notices around the village
    Help with table layout from 6pm will be really appreciated
    As usual VISITORS and NEW RESIDENTS very very welcome
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  • PARISH COUNCIL ELECTION. Message from Candidate Tony Peacock

    Chideock Parish Council Election on 23rd January 2020
    A very great THANK YOU for those who voted for me in the Election May 2019.
    Do you wish for a more Progressive Parish Councillor that supports and works hard
    for its Residents ?
    Please Vote for me Tony Peacock again in this current Election
    Old News;
    The question of de-trunking the A35 (refer to Parish Council Correspondence) is resolved.It is rejected by
    all Government Agencies and Authorities. The A303/A358 improvements have not been resolved. Check
    with Highways England and general news content. No plans to totally dual the A303, nor the A30 to
    My History
    My wife and I have lived and worked in Dorset for over 20 years, with 9 years in Chideock.
    Most of my working life has been in Construction including Civil Engineering, Oil, Gas and Power .
    Latterly I was a Civil Servant. Then formed my own Tax Accountancy Company From 2001 to 2014.
    I audited The Piddle Valley PC accounts. I am now retired.
    What can I do and have already done for Chideock
    I have been involved in numerous community projects and events ,such as the Chideock Society,table tennis, speed
    monitoring and many more .
    Chideock is probably the best Community we have lived in.
    I have also spent the past four years researching Environmental matters, particularly pollution, and have acquired
    considerable knowledge and data in this field. I have submitted several reports on pollution and traffic to
    Government ,Local Authorities and the Parish Council.
    My concern being the danger to health from road pollutants particularly in Chideock.
    I have attended numerous meetings with the Chideock Parish Council ,Highways England and Dorset Council as an Air
    Quality Consultant.
    I will be attending a meeting with the Dorset Council to provide input to the next Air quality Plan for Dorset and Chideock.
    With others on the Parish Council I would help to try to solve some of the problems this village faces. Namely:
    Traffic and pollution
    Safety of pedestrians ,the health of our children, Senior Residents and those that suffer from chest ailments.
    Quality of Life improvement for Residents and Tourists.
    Making Main Street more attractive for businesses and Tourists.
    I would fully support and encourage these and any other like minded strategies if voted onto the Parish
    Tony Peacock
    5 Arundell
    Dorset DT6 6RY

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    My name is Peter Hunt. I live at Longwood on Chideock Hill with my wife, Valerie. I have a background in finance, running various businesses throughout my career. I am now retired.

    I moved into Chideock about 6 years ago after meeting Val whom I later married, and have got very involved in many aspects of village life.   I am on the PCC of St Giles Church and I am the Treasurer of the Golden Cap Team Benefice of Churches. I enjoy going to, and supporting, village functions and have been accepted as part of the Chideock Community.

    Nearly four years ago, I joined the Chideock Parish Council and during a 3 year term of office was involved in various projects, including the replacement of the damaged  speed cameras and working towards installing  average speed cameras.

    I am particularly concerned with the air quality in Chideock, and will strive, if elected, towards getting the powers that be to recognise that we, in Chideock, deserve a better quality of life without pollution.

    One of the ways to achieve this is the de-trunking of the A35 and its designation as a scenic route, now that the A303/A358 improvements have been achieved.

    As my heart is now in Chideock, I would like to help make it a better and safer place in which we all can live.

    I would ask you to re-elect me to the Chideock Parish Council.  Thank you.

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    Please find attached the Statement as to Persons Nominated for the election to be held on 23 January 2020.

    Statement of Persons Nominated

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    Details and forms in the below document:

    Notice of Election_Chideock

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  • CHIDEOCK COMMUNITY CAFE Friday 17th January 2020

    The Chideock Community Cafe held in the Village Hall.

    Friday 17th January 2020 from 2.00pm.  Come along with friends or meet new ones.  Everyone welcome.  Tea/Coffee Cakes and Biscuits Available.

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    TUESDAY 21st JANUARY 2020    7PM FOR 7.30PM

    Image result for rocketmanYoung Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it’s the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.


    £7.00 Non Members   …   £5.00 Members   …   Membership £2

    Tea/Coffee & Popcorn.  Choc Ices on sale during the interval.

    You can now buy a glass of wine!!!

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    Chideock Art Group 2020

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  • Planting of a Rowan Tree in Memory of Kate Geraghty


    It was lovely to see so many friends and family attend the tree planting in memory of Kate Geraghty in the Clapps Mead Playing Field on Saturday afternoon. The family had chosen a Rowan Tree and the plaque bearing the inscription ‘He who plants a tree – plants hope’ was placed near to the tree.  Thank you to everyone who gave donations for the tree, tree guard and plaque.

    Kate loved this park and as a Parish Councillor gave much time and energy to making it a safe and beautiful place for all.  I remember so many events shared with Kate on this field – Bopper Bus Mini Fetes, Chideock Society Picnic in Park, Easter Egg hunts, Torchlight procession, Edwardian Games afternoon – the list is endless and all with Kate supporting with her usual abundant enthusiasm.

    Around forty people gathered including family and friends.  Lyn Crisp spoke a few words as did both Billy & Sean Geraghty – Kate’s sons.  We can all watch this beautiful tree grow and remember Kate.

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    Chideock News

    Dec/Jan 2020Chideock News

    Here’s the December/January 2020 Chideock News.

    Chideock News December/January 2020

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    16th DECEMBER

    Christmas Lunch at Bridport Golf Club

    7th JANUARY 2020 – 2pm start

    WI Resolutions and Fun Activity

    4th FEBRUARY – 2pm start

    Speaker: Sam Hanbury from Baboo Gelato
    Competition: Homemade wine/alcohol
    Raffle, Trading Stall and Flower of the month

    3rd MARCH – 2pm start

    Speaker: Carrie Gamble from Cupboard Love
    Competition: Homemade Jam
    Raffle, Trading Stall and Flower of the month

    7th APRIL – 2pm start

    Soup and a Roll Lunch followed by Fun Activity
    Trading Stall and Flower of the month

    For more info on Chideock WI, see our page on the Chideock and Seatown website.

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    quiz night

    Super turn out for our October Quiz Night in spite of the appalling weather.
    Look forward to seeing everyone at our January 2020 Quiz
    Thanks to all for excellent support  John Tilley – Quiz Master. 

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