Dorset Council, as the local planning authority, is required to carry out a consultation on the submitted plan. People are being given six weeks from Friday 18 June until the end of Friday 30 July 2021, to comment on the content of the plan or how it was produced. Any concerns submitted during the consultation period will be passed on to the independent examiner for consideration.

The plan and supporting documents can be viewed online via the following link: and on the Charmouth Neighbourhood Plan Website:

A hard copy of the Neighbourhood Plan will also be available to loan from Charmouth Library and for public inspection at Dorchester Library during their usual opening hours.


5 evenings per week including weekends (4.30pm-9.00pm)

For the period June-Sept 2021 (exact dates to be confirmed)

We require an enthusiastic, organised individual to support the full time beach staff with an evening service of bin emptying, litter picking, car park patrols and generally advising the public.

Job description and application form can be downloaded from our Vacancies page and should be returned by email or post by Tues 1 June 2021.

Charmouth Parish Council, The Elms, St Andrews Drive, Charmouth, DT6 6LN


AUDIT 2020-21

Charmouth Parish Council has approved and submitted the Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements to the Auditors, PKF Littlejohn LLP, 15 Westferry Circus, London, E14 4HD together with the Annual Internal Audit Report.  As yet these accounts are unaudited.



"Two weeks ago, the Government confirmed Dorset’s inclusion in the £5 billion Project Gigabit broadband programme, which I lobbied hard for. We also have several Community Fibre Partnerships (CFPs) active in West Dorset and I have been working closely with Openreach on these.

As I continue my campaign to get good broadband connectivity across West Dorset, I need to collate the specific details of where connectivity is particularly poor. I have created a survey on my website for this purpose:"

If your broadband is slow please complete the survey.



The Parish Council is now part of the Dorset Council Dog related Public Space Protection Order and as such dogs should be on leads at all times in all car parks and footpaths around the beach.  Dogs are permitted off leads on East Beach (east of the River Char) at any time of the year, however, dogs are not permitted on West Beach (West of the River Char to level with the end of the promenade) from 1 May-30 September. 

Council staff have authority to issue fixed penalty notices for breach of these restrictions, for dog fouling offences and general littering.



In line with the latest Government guidance, the Parish Council has reviewed its facilities as follows:

Foreshore Car Park - to remain open (see decision notice here)

Boat Launching - use of boats for leisure purposes to be permitted in line with the Government Road Map from 29 March 2021 (see decision notice here)

Beach Huts - to be used for up to 6 people with social distancing observed, in line with the Government Road Map from 29 March 2021 (see decision notice here)

Playground/Outdoor Gym area, Charmouth Playing Field - Playground to remain open and Outdoor Gym to be re-opened in line with the Government Road Map from 29 March 2021 (see decision notice here)

Playing Field Pavilion - to reopen for the use of the Bowls Club and other groups as considered appropriate (see decision notice here)

Mallory Hayter Room, The Elms - to remain closed currently (see decision notice here)

Following the publication of the Government Road Map for easing restrictions, the status of Council amenities was considered on 3 March 2021 with the above decisions being made. 

As the Council Offices remain closed to the public with staff mainly working from home again, contact by email is recommended initially please.



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!



Charmouth Parish Council will observe advice given by Government to the Burials sector and will introduce restrictions to the number of people attending Burials in Charmouth Cemetery.
Taking account of Government guidance to limit the spread of Coronavirus and to protect the public and our staff operating this critical service, the following measures will apply from 1st April 2020.

The attendance of family and friends at burial services will be restricted to the congregation are members of the deceased’s household or close family. In a case where no members are attending, friends can attend, plus Funeral Directors staff.  No chapel facilities will be available.

We appreciate that this will be distressing for the bereaved.  When the situation improves, the bereaved affected by this restriction will have the opportunity of holding another service at the graveside should they wish.

Funeral Directors have been advised of this action and will be in touch with families to help make necessary arrangements. The bereaved should contact their Funeral Director for further advice.

Restrictions may change dependent upon future Government guidance.

Our main office is closed but e-mails are being received and replied to daily.

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