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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.

  • OCT 2020 – CHIDEOCK NEWS

    Chideock News

    October 2020 Chideock News

    Here’s the October 2020 Chideock News.

    Chideock News October 2020

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  • NEW BUS TIMETABLE

    Good news for those working who need to get to Exeter early!

    This new time shows you can now get the bus to be able to catch the 07.37 Axminster to Exeter

    New Bus Timetable

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  • NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

    Vacancy Councillor

    SEE MORE INFORMATION
    Vacancy Notice Chideock

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  • SEP 2020 – CHIDEOCK NEWS

    Chideock News

    September 2020 Chideock News

    Here’s the September 2020 Chideock News.

    Chideock News September 2020

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  • VJ DAY COMMEMORATION AT THE CHIDEOCK WAR MEMORIAL

    VJ DAY COMMEMORATION. Wreath laying at The Chideock War Memorial to honour all those brave men of WW2.

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  • further revision to the X51 and X53, commencing this Sunday 9th August. TO 5TH sEPTEMBER

    Weymouth – Bridport – Axminster X53 via Portesham – Chideock – Charmouth – Lyme Regis
    Dorchester – Bridport – Axminster X51 via Poundbury – Chideock – Charmouth – Lyme Regis
    Monday to Friday from 9 August 2020
    Service Number X53 X51 X53 X51 X53 X51 X53 X51 X53 X51 X53 X51 X53 X51
    Weymouth King’s Statue 0530 …. 0707 …. 0846 …. 1046 …. 1246 …. 1446 …. 1708 ….
    Fiveways 0534 …. 0711 …. 0856 …. 1056 …. 1256 …. 1456 …. 1712 ….
    Chickerell Meadow Close 0538 …. 0715 …. 0902 …. 1102 …. 1302 …. 1502 …. 1716 ….
    Portesham Kings Arms 0544 …. 0721 …. 0910 …. 1110 …. 1310 …. 1510 …. 1722 ….
    Abbotsbury Ilchester Arms 0549 …. 0726 …. 0916 …. 1116 …. 1316 …. 1516 …. 1727 ….
    Three Horseshoes 0601 …. 0738 …. 0929 …. 1129 …. 1329 …. 1529 …. 1739 ….
    West Bay George Hotel 0605 …. 0742 …. 0936 …. 1136 …. 1336 …. 1536 …. 1743 ….
    Dorchester South Station …. …. …. 0806 …. 1006 …. 1206 …. 1406 …. 1606 …. 1745
    Dorchester Trinity Street …. …. …. 0810 …. 1010 …. 1210 …. 1410 …. 1610 …. 1749
    Dorset County Hospital …. …. …. 0815 …. 1015 …. 1215 …. 1415 …. 1615 …. 1753
    Poundbury Queen Mother Square …. …. …. 0820 …. 1020 …. 1220 …. 1420 …. 1620 …. 1757
    Winterbourne Valley School …. …. …. 0828 …. 1028 …. 1228 …. 1428 …. 1628 …. 1804
    Lee Lane …. …. …. 0841 …. 1041 …. 1241 …. 1441 …. 1641 …. 1818
    Bridport West Street 0613 0650 0750 0846 0946 1046 1146 1246 1346 1446 1546 1646 1751 1822
    Bridport Bus Station 0616 0653 0753 0849 0949 1049 1149 1249 1349 1449 1549 1649 1754 1825
    Bridport Bus Station 0619 0656 0756 0851 0951 1051 1151 1251 1351 1451 1551 1651 1757 ….
    Chideock Bridge 0626 0703 0803 0859 0959 1059 1159 1259 1359 1459 1559 1659 1804 ….
    Morcombelake Ship Knapp 0631 0708 0808 0904 1004 1104 1204 1304 1404 1504 1604 1704 1809 ….
    Charmouth Church 0637 0714 0814 0911 1011 1111 1211 1311 1411 1511 1611 1711 1815 ….
    Lyme Regis Square 0646 0723 0823 0921 1021 1121 1221 1321 1421 1521 1621 1721 1824 ….
    Woodroffe School …. 0728 0828 0927 1027 1127 1227 1327 1427 1527 1627 1727 1829 ….
    Hunters Lodge Inn …. 0736 0836 0935 1035 1135 1235 1335 1435 1535 1635 1735 …. ….
    Axminster Railway Station …. 0745 0845 0945 1045 1145 1245 1345 1445 1545 1645 1745 …. ….

    The basic pattern of the service is unchanged, but extra time has been allowed for journeys between Weymouth/ Dorchester and Bridport, which means that buses leave Weymouth and Dorchester earlier. I must also highlight the X53 18.17 [Sat+Sun] Bridport CS – Weymouth. Whilst this is shown as a connection out of the X51 17.25 [Sat+Sun] Axminster – Dorchester, it is not a guaranteed connection! The X53 will wait up to 5 minutes for the X51, but not any longer. We have asked First Wessex to guarantee the connection, but – so far – this has been refused. Of course, passengers on the X51 travelling to Weymouth itself may travel to Dorchester and transfer to a no. 10 service.
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  • CLOSURE OF VENN FARM LANE 2ND AUGUST

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  • Roadworks on Chideock Hill.

    Road Works on Chideock Hill.

     You may have noticed, as you come down Chideock Hill, that a road sign is leaning over rather dramatically – this is because the land is slipping away from the road. This movement has been monitored by Connect Balfour-Beatty for some time, on behalf of Highways England.

    The lane closure on Chideock Hill is in place ready for access for repairs to this land slip, which are planned to start imminently.

    Connect-Balfour-Beatty has provided the following information to the Parish Council: –

    Though the actual works will not be on the carriageway, due to the nature of the works being carried out there will be a need for a large number of vehicular movements in and out of the site during construction. The access to the work site was assessed and it was agreed that this was the safest way in which to carry out the works for road users and work force alike.

    The timing of these works is not perfect – the original intention that they would be carried out during Spring 2020. Due to COVID-19 this was not possible. Consideration was given to postponing the works till the Autumn / Winter but due to likely weather conditions this was ruled out. Further assessment of the slip was carried out and it was decided that the works could not wait a further year without the risk of further damage being caused.

    Chideock Parish Council, 27 July 2020

     

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  • ST GILES CHURCH NOW OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY

    Churchyard ProjectSt Giles church will be open every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm for private prayer.

    Soon, some occasional Sunday services will start and please check here again for updates.

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  • A MESSAGE FROM BRIDPORT MUSEUM

    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.

     The Grove

    Rax Lane

    Bridport

    Dorset

    DT6 3JL

     

    01308 458703

    www.bridportmuseum.co.uk

    @bridportmuseum

    https://www.facebook.com/BridportMuseum/

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  • PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

    Photography Competition

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  • JUNE 2020 – CHIDEOCK NEWS

    Chideock News

    July/August 2020 Chideock News

    Here’s the July/August 2020 Chideock News.

    Chideock News July/August 2020

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