Annual Parish Meeting 2019

This year's Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 6 March at 7.30pm at St Andrew's Community Hall, Lower Sea Lane.  Guest speakers this year are West Dorset Neighbourhood Policing Team, Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group, Dorset County and West Dorset Councillor (Daryl Turner) and West Dorset District Councillor (Cheryl Reynolds).

The Agenda will  be available under the Full Council meetings tab from Thursday 28 February.


As many of you may know, the 4 year term of the elected members of Charmouth Parish Council comes to an end this coming May.  Elections will therefore take place for a new set of Parish Councillors which will run for 5 years initially to enable them to co-incide with the elections for the new unitary authority, Dorset Council.

Please see the poster for recruiting new Councillors, as well as the timetable for the election programme.  The elections will be handled by the Electoral Registration team of West Dorset District Council and the new Dorset Council.  The Parish Council office has nothing to do with the process.

Please consider whether you are happy with how your community is run and if you wish to make a difference please think about standing as a Parish Councillor.

Beach Cafe Shop Repairs

Following continuous dampness issues at the Beach Café Shop, repair work will commence on Monday 17 December 2018.  A fenced off area will be required for skip storage and scaffolding will be erected on the south and west elevations in the New Year.

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. 

Proposed Temporary Road Closure of Old Lyme Road

Please click here to see the attached notice which has been received from Dorset County Council

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.

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.

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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