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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 - 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.

District Dispatch - 06 January 2022

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

District Dispatch - 15 September 2022

It was an incredibly sad day last Thursday, when we were all informed of the death of Her Majesty, The Queen.

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.

District Dispatch - 29 September 2022

We know how challenging people are finding things at the moment due to rising goods and energy prices, inflation and cost of living pressures.

District Dispatch - 6 October 2022

We are so pleased with the response we have had from people since we launched our 'Supporting You' campaign in partnership with the Chichester Observer and Midhurst and Petworth Observer last week.

District Dispatch - 13 October 2022

Our Supporting You campaign continues to go from strength to strength. Linked to this, we are launching a new service aimed at supporting the wellbeing of young people aged 13-19.

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 - 15 November 2023

I'd like to start by saying a huge thank you to all of our residents for helping us reuse and recycle more than 22,000 tonnes of waste last year. Our recycling rate was over 47% and we couldn't have done it without you!

District Dispatch - 21 November 2023

I can't believe we're already counting down the days until Christmas! As we build up to another fantastic festive season in our district, I'd encourage everyone to shop locally wherever they can.

District Dispatch - 28 November 2023

Every year, the British public loses billions of pounds to fraudsters. Fraud is when a person lies to you, or 'scams' you, to gain an advantage, such as taking your money or learning private information about you.