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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 - 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.

District Dispatch - 7 June 2023

With the sun shining, we couldn't have had better weather for the return of Chichester Roman Week last week!

District Dispatch - 30 May 2023

I hope that you are managing to enjoy this glorious weather. According to the weather forecast the sunshine is meant to stay for the foreseeable future and the temperatures are due to rise.

District Dispatch - 24 May 2023

I'd like to start my first district dispatch by introducing myself. I'm Adrian Moss, one of the district councillors for Harbour Villages, and I am the new leader of Chichester District Council.

District Dispatch - 17 May 2023

Making sure that people are accessing the support that is available to them is a top priority for us, which is why I want to talk about pension credit this week.

District Dispatch - 10 May 2023

Last week, the Chichester District and Parish Elections took place. This resulted in 25 Liberal Democrat, five Conservative, four Local Alliance, and two Green Party councillors being elected.

District Dispatch - 3 May 2023

The Chichester District and Parish Elections will take place on Thursday (4 May). Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

District Dispatch - 26 April 2023

Not only are we getting closer to the elections — which will be held on Thursday 4 May — but that same week will also mark King Charles III's coronation on Saturday 6 May, with celebrations taking place all weekend.

District Dispatch - 23 March 2023

Before I start this week's District Dispatch column, I want to introduce myself. My name is Diane, and I am the Chief Executive of Chichester District Council.

District Dispatch - 14 March 2023

£1 million of funding from the Government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is being spent on a variety of projects across the district, with the hope that more funding is on its way.

District Dispatch - 8 March 2023

I'm pleased to say that our first ever electric refuse vehicle will soon be doing the rounds. The 26-tonne vehicle was delivered to our depot at the end of February and will form part of the council's commitment to reducing its carbon emissions.

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