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District Dispatch column

This column is written every month to help give you an insight into the council and the work that we are doing on your behalf. It also appears in the Chichester Observer and the Midhurst and Petworth Observer. 

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 (opens new window) channel. 

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 

District Dispatch - 14 September 2023

If you've ever thought about building your own home here in our district then our housing team would like to hear from you.

District Dispatch - 5 September 2023

It may feel a little early to be thinking about making our homes warm for the winter, but it can really pay to plan ahead, especially given the changing climate and the current economic climate.

District Dispatch - 31 August 2023

If you haven't been to Midhurst for a while, then September is going to be a wonderful time to visit. I'm delighted that Chichester District Council is funding a series of free family events every Saturday of the month, which are being delivered in collaboration with Midhurst Town Council and the Midhurst Town Team.

District Dispatch - 9 August 2023

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

District Dispatch - 1 August 2023

We're all aware of the huge costs for people renting or buying a home in our district.

District Dispatch - 26 July 2023

Our district includes a wide range of parks, gardens, and open space. This is why we are joining in with Love Parks Week, which runs from Friday 28 July until Sunday 6 August.

District Dispatch - 18 July 2023

I'm sure that many of you across the district will soon be heading off on your summer holidays, and you may have a pet that needs looking after while you're away.

District Dispatch - 12 July 2023

Hello. I'm Harsha Desai and I am the Cabinet Member for Growth and Place at Chichester District Council. I want to talk to you this week about the district's economy and how businesses are investing in our beautiful area.

District Dispatch - 4 July 2023

With the sun shining and the summer holidays in sight, there is plenty to look forward to over the coming months. As the new Cabinet Member for Culture and Events, I thought it would be worth giving you a flavour of some of the many events and activities on offer throughout the district this summer.

District Dispatch - 28 June 2023

We all understand how challenging it has been for Midhurst residents and businesses since the fire in March, so it is such good news that the road through the town has now been reopened to vehicles. Let's all think about how we can support Midhurst over the coming weeks.

District Dispatch - 21 June 2023

Hello. My name is Tracie Bangert and I am the new Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing at Chichester District Council.

District Dispatch - 14 June 2023

Hello! My name is Jonathan and I am the new Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environmental Strategy at Chichester District Council.