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Street care and cleaning

Street cleaning

Under the Environment Protection Act 1990 the council is responsible for keeping the highway free of litter and debris. This is achieved by:

Scheduled litter picking of:

  • 259 km of footpaths and alleyways per year
  • 103 lay-bys every week
  • 15,576 km of highways in built up areas per year
  • rural areas four times per year
  • urban areas daily to weekly
  • residential areas as necessary

Scheduled sweeping of:

  • 124 km of cycle tracks per year
  • 13,361 km of highways in built up areas per year
  • channelled rural and residential areas every 16 weeks
  • channelled urban areas every 4 weeks

If you would like information about when a road is due to be swept, please contact our Waste and Recycling team.

If you would like to be involved with a litter pick or spring clean in your area please contact your Parish Council or Residents Association.

Problems regarding road surface, drainage, verge maintenance, road signs and lighting maintenance should be referred to West Sussex County Highways .

Litter and dog waste bins

  • the provision and emptying of over 220 dog waste bins and 650 litter bins

Abandoned vehicles

Chichester District Council is working in partnership with Sussex Police for the prompt removal of abandoned vehicles. The partnership, called Operation Crackdown uses Police powers under The Road Traffic Act 1984 to remove vehicles.

After the Police have confirmed the vehicle is abandoned, the council requests the removal of the vehicle, either for immediate destruction or storage for seven days. The council also sends a letter to the registered keeper of the vehicle advising them of the action taken.

Report an abandoned vehicle

To report an abandoned vehicle please visit the Operation Crackdown website.

Voluntary surrender of a derelict vehicle

Please contact the Abandoned Vehicle Office for more information and advice on this procedure:

Dead animal removal

The council is responsible for the removal of dead animals from the public highway as a result of road kill.

Graffiti removal

Graffiti is a form of vandalism. The official term used by the police for graffiti or vandalism is criminal damage: Vandalism in the British Crime Survey ranges from arson to graffiti. Cases where there is nuisance only (e.g. letting down car tyres) are not included.

Contrary to popular belief crimes such as criminal damage and graffiti are not victimless (crimes). Damage to buildings and property is both unsightly and costly to remove. If left unchecked it can ultimately affect business and tourism and send visible signals of decay to the local community.

Chichester District Council is working with a private company to remove all graffiti from public areas as quickly as possible.

If you are a victim of graffiti or see some in a public place please contact Graffiti Solutions.

Fly posting

Fly posting of material such as posters and advertising is illegal and makes areas look uncared for. You can use this form to report fly posting wherever it occurs.