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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.

  • M.P. CHRIS LOADER SPEAKS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND MENTIONS ‘CHIDEOCK’

    Our local M.P. Chris Loader speaks in the House of Commons with regard to the environment and mentions the problems of air quality in Chideock.

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  • FILM NIGHT FOR MARCH ‘ STAN & OLLIE’ Tuesday 24th March

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    FILM NIGHT

    TUESDAY 24TH MARCH 2020

    7PM FOR 7.30PM

    Laurel and Hardy — the world’s greatest comedy team — face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership.

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

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

    Wine on sales!! Bring your own Nibbles & Blankets !! Relax and Enjoy….

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  • CAKES, CAKES – GLORIOUS CAKES. ST.GILES CHURCH Saturday 7th March

      

    Come along to St.Giles Church for Coffee and Cake on Saturday 7th March and then on the first Saturday of each month in the Church.  10-30 to 12.00 noon.  Only £2.50 for tea or coffee and cake.  Or just come and buy a cake.

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  • NOTICEBOARD ADJACENT TO DUCK STREET

    The noticeboard adjacent to Duck Street has now been replaced by The Chideock Society.  This board is a magnetic board and please use the magnets provided and NO DRAWING PINS, STAPLES ETC., It is for Chideock Events only.  Many thanks to George Dunn and Mike Kelson for putting up the board and the Sally and Gerry Coade for allowing it to be attached to their wall.

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  • MARCH 2020 – CHIDEOCK NEWS
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    March 2020 Chideock News

    Here’s the March 2020 Chideock News.

    Chideock News March 2020

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  • Bridport – Beaminster No.6 Bus service to cease. Help Chris Loader, our local MP to fight the decision.

    Bridport-Beaminster Number 6 bus service to cease | Help Chris Loder MP fight the decision
    First Wessex announced in January 2020 that it planned to cease the Number 6 service between Bridport and Beaminster from 1st May, citing ‘continuing losses’ that make it unviable. We are now in a situation where the only bus link between Bridport, Beaminster and Crewkerne, and consequently the chance of connecting with a train to London, is to be discontinued. This is unacceptable. I would like to champion this cause for the local community, help me understand more about how this decision affects you by completing this short survey. Thank you, Chris Loder MP

    Ifyou wish to make a comment about the No.6. Bus from Bridport to Beaminster please click on the link below:

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  • Date for your Diary. Friday 3rd April in the village hall.

    A CHIDEOCK SOCIETY HISTORY  EVENT

    FRIDAY 3RD APRIL AT 7-30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL

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    SALISBURY DIOCESAN GUILD OF BELL RINGERS

    THE GREAT WAR MEMORIAL  – A TALK BY ROBERT WELLEN (Guild Master – Salisbury DG)

    Two of our brave men commemorated on the Chideock War Memorial were also Bellringers at St.Giles Church and are featured in the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers Great War Memorial Booklet and also on the cover (as above). They are Lance Sergeant Eleazar John Squire and Private Stephen John Samways.

    We will talk about the lives of both these men, where they lived in Chideock, family members and their occupations prior to the war.

    Frances Colville will also give a talk on our own ‘ Chideock Egg Lady’ Chrissie Squire (sister of the above Eleazar Squire) and her efforts during WW1. Our first ‘Blue Plaque’ in Chideock was erected last year in honour of her work.

    Everyone is welcome.  Refreshments available.  Ticket Price £2.00

    Great War Memorial Booklet will be on sale

    For Further information Lyn Crisp on 01297 489098 or email: lyncrisp@chideockandseatown.co.uk

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  • CHIDEOCK CHATTERS EVENTS 2020

    Here is a list of the Chideock Chatters 2020 events. Please check back on the Chideock Chatters page throughout the year for updates.

    We’d love to see any Chideock ladies at any of the events. You are all very welcome.

    Chideock Chatters Events 2020

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  • ST.GILES CHURCH – DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

    ST. GILES CHURCH : DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
    February 24th The Licensing of the Rector of the Golden Cap Team, Rev.
    Chris Martin, will take place at 7pm in St Andrews Church, Charmouth. All
    are welcome.
    March 7th A coffee morning and cake stall will be held in St Giles Church
    Come and enjoy coffee and cake, meet your friends and buy a homemade cake
    to take home
    March 27th The Three Counties Band
    The return of this popular band to Chideock. Keep this date free. Details later

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  • FEBRUARY 2020 CHIDEOCK NEWS
    Chideock News

    February 2020 Chideock News

    Here’s the February 2020 Chideock News.

    Chideock News February 2020

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  • CHIDEOCK ART GROUP 2020 PROGRAMME

    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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