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 ( or contact Sal
Robinson, the Clerk.