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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 - 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.

District Dispatch - 20 October 2022

Housing is a huge issue for the district. Nearly 2,000 households with a local connection - such as people who have been brought up here or who are a key worker in the district - are on the housing register.

District Dispatch - 21 September 2022

The state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday was one of the biggest single ceremonial events staged in Britain since World War Two and was a fitting tribute to a Queen, whose commitment to her role and country is unrivalled.

District Dispatch - 7 September 2022

I hope that you all had a wonderful summer and that you enjoyed the fantastic weather.

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!

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.

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.

District Dispatch - 29 June 2022

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

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.

District Dispatch - 15 June 2022

Taking steps to make a big difference to our environment.

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.

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.