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District Dispatch - 27 October 2022

This week I wanted to let you know about a fantastic scheme that we are investing in to help support businesses across the district.

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As a council, we support local businesses in a variety of ways, and this is just one example of the many schemes, grants and projects that we have set up. We offer a business contact scheme; an enabling grants scheme and a retail mentoring scheme which are all overseen by our dedicated Economic Development team. We have also set up a pop-up shop scheme, developed an events strategy; made improvements to our parks and gardens and city centre public toilets and we also offer a range of flexible parking options to encourage people to visit the city and stay longer.

I would also like to take the opportunity to point businesses in the district to our business support pages that we have created as part of our recently launched Supporting You campaign.

While we are on the subject of supporting businesses, I would like to say how fantastic it was to see The Cross Market and More event return to Chichester this month. The event was received really well, with many people flocking to the city centre, and I know that many of the stallholders did good trade which is very encouraging. We are planning to hold more Cross Market and More events next year, so keep a look out for dates.

Sticking to the theme of markets, don't forget that the regular Chichester Farmers' Market will take place on Friday 4 and Friday 18 November from 9am to 2pm, on East Street, with a variety of locally grown, produced and sourced products.

Finally, as we are in the school holiday, do make sure you check to see what's on at The Novium Museum (opens new window) - they have lots of fun activities and exhibitions on including The Art of Chichester and the Young Artists exhibitions.


Best Wishes

Cllr Eileen Lintill

Leader of Chichester District Council