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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.


    Chideock Bypass Working Group

    A30/A35 Exeter to Bere Regis Trunk Road Maintenance


    SWH/BBIS is the Managing Agent Contractor for Connect A30/A35 Limited, the concessionaire responsible for the operation and maintenance of the A30 and A35 between Exeter and Bere Regis.


    As part of the maintenance strategy for the A30/A35, it is necessary to carry out some maintenance works on the A30/A35.


    All works will be carried out under a full road closure, please see below:


    Axminster to Bridport  – 24/6/24 to 18/07/24 – between 2000 hrs and 0600 hrs

    Bridport to Dorchester  – 18/07/24 to 31/07/24 – between 2000 hrs and 0600 hrs

    Stinsford to Bere Regis  – 31/07/24 to 01/08/24 – between 2000 hrs and 0600 hrs

    Honiton to Axminster  – 01/8/24 to 24/8/24 –  between 2000 hrs and 0600 hrs

    Moor Lane Rdabt to Daisymount – 27/08/24 to 30/08/24 – between 2000 hrs and 0600 hrs

    Daisymount to Langford – 30/08/24 to 07/09/24 – between 2000 hrs and 0600 hrs


    We have tried to minimise disruption to road users and residents.


    Please note that the works planned are weather susceptible and may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. We will endeavour to communicate any change in programme as soon as possible.


    A dedicated phone line has been installed for customers who may wish to call and enquire about the works. This number is for enquires regarding these works only and can be found at the top of this letter.


    We realise that these works may cause inconvenience to some local residents and roads users but access will be available for residents within the closures with the exception when we are working within the vicinity whereby access will be limited.


    We would however like to take this opportunity to apologise if any inconvenience caused during these operations.


    Yours faithfully

    For and on behalf of SWHBBISjv




    Phil Cole


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    Harvest Festival

    St. Giles Church

    The Friends of St. Giles Church, Chideock
    We invite you to join us for our
    Summer Barbecue on Sunday 21st July 1 to 4pm
    to be held in the orchard at Lower Venn Barn,
    Venn Farm, North Chideock DT6 6JY
    Barbecue food, home-made salads and
    desserts. Licensed bar, tea and coffee
    £15.00, children free. Bookings essential and can be made by
    calling Sally 07891115386 or Ros 01297489080
    Payment on arrival
    Venue and parking at Venn Farm courtesy of Robert and Ruth
    Elwes and Dave and Jane Warren.

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    The Chideock Fete will be held on the Clapps Mead Playing Field on Saturday 17th August from 2.00pm. If anyone would like to host a ‘stall’ at the Fete please contact either Anna Dunn on 01297 489042 or Lyn Crisp on 01297 489098. Open to all Groups and individuals.

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    Chideock News

    Here’s the June 2024 Chideock News.

    Chideock News June 2024

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    WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2024
    Three years ago, the Parish Council invited the University of Bristol to come to Chideock to conduct a Research Project investigating the different types of environmental pollution caused by the traffic on the A35 through Chideock.Chideock

    Prof. Dudley E. Shallcross, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
    School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
    explains their findings and what the next steps are for the project.

    For those that did not manage to attend the meeting please click to see the Power Point Presentation below (saved in pdf format). It may not be the same as having the Professor there to explain the finding but does give the relevant stats etc.

    Chideock and the air that you breathe – May 2024
    (please note it may take a few moments to load due to size)

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    Beach Seatown

    Beach Seatown

    Whole day experiences for the
    adventurous family and people alike
    The day will be based in and around Seatown, Chideock, Charmouth, Lyme Regis and beyond.
    The experience will be muddy, wet and lots of fun! You will get to safely hold sea creatures.
    Get up and close with large Lobsters, Crabs and Sharks in their natural environment.
    I have 37 years of experience catching and searching for these wonderful creatures amongst the rocks and seaweeds.
    “Selfie with a Sea Creature”
    Learn to target specific predatory fish with private tuition (Baits, tackle, location and weather)
    Fossil hunting is also a part of these exciting days.
    We will also be taking to the woods in search of Fabulous Fungi, Bugs, Slugs any signs of life really;
    Climbing, Rambling and Rooting Around.
    Enjoy Succulent Seafood on the beach, away from the crowds in perfect surroundings (additional cost per person)
    Why not treat your family and friends to an experience they won’t forget.
    All experiences are based around the
    Full Moon Phases
    Average 5-6 hrs
    Experiences done between the following dates in 2024

    Full Moon phases for 2024 * January 25th – Wolf Moon (tours 24-29th) * February 24th -Snow Moon(tours 23-29th) * March 25th – Worm Moon(tours 23-29th) * April 23 – Pink Moon (tours 21-28th) * May 23 – Flower Moon (tours 22-27th) * June 22 – Strawberry Moon (tours 22-29th) * July 21 – Buck Moon (tours 20-28th) * August 19 – Sturgeon Moon (tours 17-25th) * September 17 – Harvest Moon (tours 16-23rd) * October 17 – Hunters Moon (15-22nd) * November 15 – Beaver Moon (14-19th) * December 15 – Hail Moon (14-18th)
    I will also be out on the reef at night during these phases if you would like to join in.
    This is an extremely exciting opportunity to view Sea Creatures as they go about their feeding.
    We can also observe the bio illumination of various plants and creatures. (Only for the extremely adventurous)
    This will Involve head torches on slippery surfaces in amongst rocks, deep rock pools and boulders.
    Times and locations will be confirmed after payment completion.
    Fully insured. Vouchers available. Catch you soon!
    Chris Gasson 07875 959120
    Email: also on
    Instagram, Facebook and YouTube @westdorsetforager

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  • Classic Car Show a great success.

    Thank you to all ‘classic car owners’ for making yesterday’s Classic Car Show such a success with everyone it seems having a great time. Thank you to all the guys that helped set up the marquees, tables, etc., and taking them all down was a long day but so worthwhile. We were so so lucky with the glorious weather especially after the continuous rain and wind of today! Thank you to everyone that came along, enjoyed the refreshments, entered the Raffle and made it such a wonderful Community event. We raised a little over £1,000 from the profits of refreshments, BBq, Raffle and donations. This amount will set us on our way to buy the second Ground Trampoline. The first Ground Trampoline has already been paid for from monies raised over the last two years at Fetes, Classic Car Show, Cream Teas etc., and should have already been placed in the Play Area. However, due to dreadful weather over the last months this has not been possible yet as mini-diggers etc., are required for the installation. Please come along and support us at our next Fundraiser – Cream Tea at Chideock House Gardens on Saturday 15th June. Not forgetting the Fete on Saturday 17th August. Thank you all again from Anna, Ros and Lyn – The Friends of Clapps Mead Committee.

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  • ‘WILLOW DEER’ WORKSHOP. 4th September 2024

    Roebuck Deer Willow Sculpture

    Willow Deer Workshop with
    Jo Sadler
    Hosted by The Clapps Mead Fundraising Committee
    Taught by local willow artist Jo Sadler, this fun and creative course will
    guide you through the process of how to sculpt a deer out of willow.
    Using locally sourced willow from Somerset, you will learn the
    fundamentals of willow weaving, taking home your own beautifully
    handcrafted 4ft willow deer at the end of the day. This course is suitable
    for beginners and all materials are provided, but we recommend wearing
    old and comfortable clothing as this course is very hands-on.
    Wednesday 4th
    September 9-30 to 4-30pm at
    Chideock House, Main Street Chideock
    (courtesy of Anna Dunn)
    Price: £120 to include ‘soup and a sandwich’ lunch with
    a slice of cake!
    To Book a place as numbers are limited please contact
    Anna at Tel: 01297 489242

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    The long delayed Chideock History website is now up and running! Whilst we still have lots more material from The Chideock Society archive to add to the website, more photographs, memories, etc., we have at last made a good start. We are also grateful to Antony Broad and Neil Mattingly for allowing us to share the link to their website which shows beautiful photographs and maps and Chideock and Seatown. Please look at the new website and if anyone has any photographs or memorabilia they would like added then please contact me on or tel: 01297 489098.
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    Chideock News

    Here’s the May 2024 Chideock News.

    Chideock News May 2024

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