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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 publicrelations@chichester.gov.uk 

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 - 6 February 2024

Last month, I was delighted to attend the official opening of Chichester's first full-size 3G artificial turf, which has been delivered by the council in partnership with Chichester City Football Club and the Football Foundation.

District Dispatch - 13 February 2024

At the end of January, we agreed the council's major projects moving forward.

District Dispatch - 20 February 2024

I recently had the pleasure of spending the morning with our Rough Sleeper team and Everyone Active to find out more about a unique initiative, which has been helping rough sleepers, and those who are at risk of homelessness, access support.