AUDIT 2018/19

The Notice and Annual Return relating to the 2018/19 Audit can now be viewed under the Compliance tab.


A new Post Office Outreach Service will commence at Charmouth Library on Thursday 27th June from 1015-1600 (closed for lunch 1300-1330) and continue every Thursday.

Services to include:

  • General banking
  • Travel money
  • All mail services/post etc
  • Stamps
  • Withdrawals & deposits
  • Bill payments
  • Moneygram
  • Itunes & one-for-all gift cards


The Council, at its meeting in July, co-opted Mrs Jane Bremner as a Parish Councillor making 8 Councillors for the 11 available places.

Consequently, there are still 3 spaces for new Parish Councillors which can be filled by Co-option.

If you would like to help shape the community which you live in, or have a skill which you think could benefit the running of the Parish, please write or email your letter of application to the Parish Clerk, Lisa Tuck, at the Elms, St Andrews Drive, Charmouth, DT6 6LN or

Co-options will take place at the next Council meeting. 

We look forward to hearing from you!


Surveyors will be active on the promenade this week surveying as part of the preliminary design study for the proposed beach ramp. 

In July (but not during the school holiday period) or in September, an excavator will be on the beach for a short period of time below the promenade looking carefully at the composition of the ground around where the proposed beach ramp is to be located, taking care not to affect the Jurassic forest below.

The Parish Council is in dialogue with Dorset Council and LymeForward and has agreed to instruct consulting civil engineers to undertake a geotechnical and structural assessment and to produce a detailed design as the next step towards the ramp’s construction.

Funding for this stage of the project is being provided by the Environment Agency.  The Parish Council and LymeForward are actively exploring other possible funding streams for the construction works.

The requirement for better access to Charmouth West Beach was one of a number of issues identified in a report commissioned by the Parish Council into options for the Planning & Regeneration of Charmouth’s foreshore area. The Parish Council is pursuing other recommendation within the report.

Bathing Water Classification

The Council is pleased to report that the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have announced this year's water classifications, based on monitoring data collected by the Environment Agency between 2015 and 2018. Charmouth West has been classified as Excellent and this will be the "current classification" for next year's bathing season. 

The Citizens Advice Bureau

has produced a leaflet which can be viewed here to help people maximise income on Universal Credit or assist those wishing to make a claim.

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

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