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 2018

The Parish Council, once again, plans to allocate an amount of the overflow car park takings to donate to both Local Youth Groups and other Local Non-Youth Groups.  PLEASE NOTE: This year an Application Form needs to be completed when applying for a grant and this, along with the Grants Policy, can be obtained through the links here or in hard copy from the Parish Council office.

The completed form, along with any relevant documentation, should be returned by Friday 9 November 2018 at the latest.  Only official application forms, with the relevant attached information, will be considered and any applications received after this date may not be considered.

AUDIT 2017/18

Following submission of the  Annual Audit Governance and Accountability Return for 2017/18  to the external Auditor, PKF Littlejohn, this has now been completed and the the Notice of Conclusion of Audit has been displayed.

2018 Meeting Dates

The next full Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 27 November 2018 at 7.30pm.  The Agenda will be available to view under the Meetings tab.

There is no scheduled Finance and General Purposes Committee in October.  However, there will be a Payment Authorisation Sub-Committee on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at 9.00am.

The Council agreed to hold meetings every other month, on a 6 week cycle, for a trial period of one year.  For dates of all scheduled meetings please see the attached Meetings Calendar.

West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Local Plan Review - Preferred Options Consultation

A public consultation will run from 13 August to 8 October across West Dorset.  See attached advert for more information 

Foreshore Car Park - Revised Parking Charges 

As part of the budget setting for 2018/19, at the Parish Council Meeting in December 2017, it was agreed to increase parking charges at the Foreshore Car Park from 1 April 2018 in line with the following Parking Charges Notice 2018

Parish Councillor Vacancies

The Council is pleased to report that two new Councillors have recently been co-opted (Gerry Bearpark and Kay Solomon) but it is still seeking applications from parishioners who would like to be considered for co-option onto the Council to fill the remaining two vacancies. The role is varied, interesting, sometimes frustrating and a great deal of the time, enjoyable!!  If you think you have a particular skill which you could bring to the table, please contact the Clerk for further information and apply in writing.

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