The Annual Remembrance Day Parade will take place this year from Charmouth House Car Park commencing at 10.20am.

Unfortunately, due to rising Covid-19 infections, the Church has decided to cancel the service in the Church this year and consequently there will be a slightly longer service at the War Memorial to incorporate the 2 minutes silence.

For the duration of the parade and service an official road closure will be in place.

Special Meeting of the Foreshore Committee

There will be a special meeting of the foreshore Committee to be held on 18th November 2021 at 11.30am at The Elms. This is to discuss the review of the Beach Management Plan.



A message from Dorset Council:

As you may already be aware, the effects of the widely-reported national HGV driver shortage - coupled with the continuing impact of the pandemic - are starting to disrupt some of our waste services.

We are working hard to ensure that key waste services continue to run throughout this challenging time, but we are having to temporarily suspend or delay some garden waste collections so that crews can be redeployed to support vital rubbish, food and recycling collections. Litter bins are also being emptied less frequently in some areas of the county, and new bin deliveries are also being delayed.

While we continue to work on tackling the problem, please see below some answers to questions residents may have about their bin collections: –

·         Always report your missed collection directly to Dorset Council, even if your whole street is affected. Our website has an automated system that will inform you what’s happening with your bins and provide guidance on what to do next (Weblink - Missed bin collection - Dorset Council)

·         Please ensure your bins are out by 6am on your collection day. Some rounds are being carried out differently, meaning that we might turn up earlier or later in the day than usual

·         If you find a litter bin is full, do not try to leave your litter on top/next to it or on the floor nearby – please take it home and place in your household bin. We also encourage people to report over-filled bins on the Dorset Council website (Weblink - Report a public litter bin problem - Dorset Council sel - Welcomef-service portal (

·         If any garden waste collections have to be cancelled/stood down we will contact customers directly to advise them. As compensation for any garden waste collections that were not received, we will automatically apply a discount to next year’s subscription fee.

·         Rubbish, recycling, garden and food waste can be dropped off free of charge at any of Dorset’s household recycling centres, which are operating as normal.

If you have any further questions or comments, please contact the Dorset Council waste services team at If anyone is interested in joining our waste services as a driver or a loader, they can find out more about current vacancies at

We will keep providing updates as the situation changes, and continue to speak with MPs to work on a long-term solution.



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.

Update August 2021:

The Consultation has now ended and an examiner has been appointed.  Please click here to see the initial procedural matters laid out by the examiner, Mr Andrew Mead.

Click here to view the examiner's questions and responses from the Parish Council. Click here to view the examiner's report.

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.



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.



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!


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