Working to Improve Our CommuniyCharmouth Parish Council

About Charmouth

Charmouth lies in the South West corner of Dorset at the heart of the Lyme bay coast line. Undulating hills encapsulate this great diversity, making this a prominent part of West Dorset's area of outstanding natural beauty. The coast line has both national and international designations which is part of England's first natural world heritage site.

Although a relatively small Parish, approximately 1800 resident population, Charmouth has a wealth of assets in land and buildings. These include the beach and foreshore area, incorporating the seafront car park and "Old Cement Factory"; large Playing Field in Barrs Lane; Cemetery and Chapel in Axminster Road; Allotment land; Works Depot in Wesley Close and The Elms building which houses the Council Offices. Please see our "Amenities" page for what these facilities have to offer.


Charity Fund

The Council has once again allocated an amount of the overflow car park takings to donate to both Local Youth Groups and other Local Non-Youth Groups. Please send your written request stating specific amounts and requirements, together with an up to date set of accounts and reserves held, to the Elms for the attention of the Clerk by Friday 10 November 2017 at the latest. Any applications received after this date may not be considered.

One Bedroom Flat Available To Rent In Charmouth

Yarlington Housing Group currently have a one bedroom first floor flat available to rent at Heritage Mews, Charmouth. The successful applicant needs to have a local connection to Charmouth. The rent is £99.17 per week and rent in advance would be required.

For further information please contact Yarlington Housing Group - Email: or Tel: 01935 404500

December 2017 and January 2018 Meeting Dates

Due to Christmas and New Year, the Meetings for December 2017 and January 2018 will be held on the following dates:

December 2017:
Playing Field, Cemetery and Street Management and Foreshore Committees - Tuesday 5 Dec 2017 (no change)
Planning and Finance and General Purposes Committees - Tuesday 12 Dec 2017 (no change)
Full Council - Tuesday 19 December 2017 (3rd Tues instead of 4th)

January 2018:
Playing Field, Cemetery and Street Management and Foreshore Committees - Tuesday 9 Jan 2018 (2nd Tues instead of 1st)
Planning and Finance and General Purposes Committees - Tuesday 16 Jan 2018 (3rd Tues instead of 2nd)
Full Council - Tuesday 23 Jan 2018 (no change)

Parish Councillor Vacancies

Following the resignation of two Councillors in May, we have managed to co-opt one new Councillor but are still seeking applications from parishioners who would like to be considered for co-option onto the Council. The role is varied, interesting, sometimes frustrating and a great deal of the time, enjoyable!!  Please contact the Clerk for further information and apply in writing.

Loading... Updating page...