As a district council we cover an area of 303 square miles, including the City, Petworth, Midhurst and Selsey. We serve 115,000 people. You may not realise it, but you come into contact with our work every day. We provide more than 80 services over every 24 hour period. We empty your bins, check food hygiene standards, license taxis, clean your streets, look after the coastline, care for our parks and open spaces, and provide support and reassurance to the vulnerable. We handle your planning applications and run the off-street car parks.

To find out more about our work, we have a few videos on our  Chichester District Council YouTube channel. 

I can assure you that we use resources wisely and make sure that we spend money on services that matter to you. We also work closely with our partners to ensure that you are receiving quality services that give value for money. We are doing this in a number of ways, from buying together to sharing services. We are always looking for new ways to deliver those services.

As a council we always welcome your views. You can do this in a number of ways, including communicating with us on our social sites, sending us a message on our website, or emailing leader@chichester.gov.uk.

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    District Dispatch - 20 July 2022

    I'd like to thank everyone who attended our Summer Street Party and Cross Market & More in Chichester last Sunday. The event was a huge success!

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    District Dispatch - 12 July 2022

    I'm really pleased to tell you that you can now apply for subsidised trees to plant in your community, as part of our Tree Chichester District scheme.

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    District Dispatch - 5 July 2022

    I'm pleased to let you know that the council has joined forces with Coastal Partners to protect our nine miles of coastline by sharing coastal and management expertise and resources.

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    District Dispatch - 29 June 2022

    It's hard to believe, but our Novium Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary in July.

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    District Dispatch - 21 June 2022

    I hope that you managed to enjoy the beautiful weather we experienced last week. Although the temperature has now dropped slightly, it is likely that we may experience more of these hot weather spells over the coming months.

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    District Dispatch - 15 June 2022

    Taking steps to make a big difference to our environment.

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    District Dispatch - 8 June 2022

    Now that the sun has finally started to appear, many of us will take advantage of visiting our fantastic coastline.

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    District Dispatch - 30 May 2022

    I hope you are looking forward to the extended bank holiday weekend and that you enjoy some of the many Jubilee celebrations that are being held across the district.

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    District Dispatch - 25 May 2022

    Next week will be filled with activities and celebrations and I for one can't wait! The Novium Museum's award-winning Chichester Roman Week begins on Saturday 28 May, which also marks the start of the school holidays. It offers a diverse range of activities and events across the city and surrounding areas, designed to engage visitors of all ages.

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    District Dispatch - 18 May 2022

    The past couple of years have been incredibly tough on everyone, and a significant rise in the cost of living is adding further pressure on people. A top priority for us is to make sure that people are aware of the support that is available and this is why I have dedicated many of my district dispatch columns to focus on the different schemes and initiatives that are available.

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    District Dispatch - 11 May 2022

    Helping people to get on the housing ladder and access affordable housing is a top priority for us. We don't own housing stock, but we can use our planning policies to make sure that at least 30% of all large housing developments is affordable housing.

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    District Dispatch - 4 May 2022

    Over recent weeks our officers have been working incredibly hard to issue Government Energy Rebate payments to customers who live in council tax bands A to D.

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    District Dispatch - 27 April 2022

    As the weather starts to improve, many of us will be out and about enjoying our beautiful district.

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    District Dispatch - 19 April 2022

    Making sure our residents feel safe is a top priority for the council and its partners.

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    District Dispatch - 12 April 2022

    We are all more than aware of rising energy bills and the impact that this is having on our monthly outgoings. As countries around the world come out of Covid-19 lockdowns, surging demand for energy has meant energy prices have increased. Over the past year, the price of gas alone has quadrupled. Whilst the problem is global, the effect is being felt by millions of households here in the UK.

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    District Dispatch - 6 April 2022

    It's hard to believe that we are already in April and fast approaching Easter! There's lots going on, and many things for us to look forward to. I especially enjoyed attending the Culture Spark launch event last week.

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    District Dispatch - 29 March 2022

    The pandemic and the rise in the cost of living has impacted on all of us in many ways. This is why it is more important than ever that people are aware of the support that is available to them. Whether someone is struggling to pay bills, feels isolated; or is concerned about rising energy costs, the council and its partners are here to help.

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    District Dispatch - 22 March 2022

    Many people have been asking how they can help those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. Our communities across the district have a long history of helping others in their hour of need, and I know that many of you are keen to support those who have been affected. You will have seen that last week the Government launched the 'Homes for Ukraine' scheme. This programme allows individuals, charities, community groups, and businesses across the UK to offer a room or home rent-free to Ukrainians escaping the war, regardless of whether they have ties to the country.

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    District Dispatch - 17 March 2022

    Last week, we met as a council to agree the budget for the year ahead. This is quite a complex task, because we look at the income we are generating from services we charge for; funding from government; and your council tax. All of these elements form our budget for the year.

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    District Dispatch - 08 March 2022

    I want to start by saying how deeply saddened and shocked we are by the situation in Ukraine. The scenes on the news reports are horrific and distressing. As a council, we stand with the people of Ukraine, and want to offer our support.

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    District Dispatch - 01 March 2022

    As I am sure you are aware, last Thursday the Government removed the remaining coronavirus restrictions in England.

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    District Dispatch - 23 February 2022

    As we head towards Spring we have a lot to look forward to. In particular, excitement is starting to build as we approach the launch of Culture Spark.

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    District Dispatch 17 February 2022

    Rising energy costs are a huge concern to us all. This is why we are delivering a number of initiatives to make sure that people continue to keep warm and well.

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    District Dispatch - 09 February 2022

    I'm really pleased to tell you that grant funding, which has helped boost economic growth and create new job opportunities, has been confirmed for another year.

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    District Dispatch - 24 January 2022

    England's Plan B coronavirus measures are to end from Thursday, with mandatory face coverings in public places and Covid-19 passports no longer required. The advice for people to work from home has also already been dropped.

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    District Dispatch - 18 January 2022

    After what has been a very difficult and challenging two years, I'm pleased to say that we have plenty to look forward to in the district in 2022.

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    District Dispatch - 11 January 2022

    We know how challenging it has been for our local businesses since the new Omicron variant appeared and so we are pleased to tell you that further support is now available.

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    District Dispatch - 06 January 2022

    Firstly, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year on behalf of everyone at Chichester District Council.

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    District Dispatch - 27 July 2022

    Now that the summer holidays have officially started, you may be looking for activities to keep your children or grandchildren entertained.