This page shows results of consultations we have run over the last 2-3 years. Full details of all consultations are available on request - please get in touch if you have any questions.

Community Warden feedback survey - 2018

182 people shared their views on our Community Warden service and 78.1% felt that the wardens' presence had made a positive impact in their area.

At least 7 in 10 respondents said they always find the Community Wardens to be helpful, friendly, approachable and courteous.

Most choose to contact a warden because other services or agencies (e.g. the police) are not readily available and aren't always the most appropriate to contact about low level matters such as minor anti-social behaviour.

Most respondents (67.8%) feel the wardens should be awarded more powers. The most popular were dog fouling (96.6%) and litter enforcement (94.9%).

You can find out more about our Community Wardens by visiting their page on our website: Community Wardens webpage

Southern Gateway masterplan consultation - 2017

350 people shared their views on the Southern Gateway masterplan.

There were a significant number of comments suggesting a bridge over the railway and the alternative 'Freeflow' masterplan may have had an influence on the volume of these comments.

88.2% agreed that the Southern Gateway area could be improved.

Level crossings, traffic, community buildings and cycle routes were common themes throughout the consultation.

54.7% of respondents support the masterplan in principle.

You can find out more about the Southern Gateway masterplan and the regeneration of the area by visiting our Southern Gateway web page

Council Tax Reduction scheme consultation - 2017

The annual survey about proposed changes to the Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme received 71 responses.

A banded scheme was proposed which would take into account the number of people (including children) living in a property as well as their income and calculate a percentage reduction for their council tax. Overall, the banded scheme was preferred by respondents.

If the banded scheme were to be adopted there is a risk that the scheme will not protect those in vulnerable circumstances. A solution to this could be to set up a discretionary hardship fund which is more flexible to those in difficult circumstances. 8 in 10 agreed that the hardship fund was a good idea.

The proposed banded scheme has been approved with support from respondents. For more information please visit our Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction web page.

General market trial consultation - 2017

In July/August of 2015 a survey gathered views on the future of markets in Chichester City Centre - as a result of this consultation a one year trial of the general market (originally located in the Cattle Market Car Park) was put in place. This general market currently runs every Wednesday in the pedestrianised areas of North and East Streets.

This trial came to an end in August 2017 and this consultation aimed to gather the views of residents and visitors, businesses and the general traders themselves to aid in the decision making process as to whether the general market will continue in its current form, in a different form, or whether it will continue at all.

Overall the results suggest that businesses are not satisfied with the market as it currently stands. There are some issues with quality, position and presentation that need to be addressed before the city centre businesses will see a significant benefit to having the market in this location. Residents, although much more positive about the Wednesday market in the precinct, also agreed position, presentation and quality of goods could be improved, but there were quite a few comments saying that the market livens up the city centre. The traders are very much in favour of the market in the city centre location which is likely to be due to the increase in their sales in this location.

You can find out more about the general market on our General markets web page.

Proposed Public Space Protection Order: Control of Dogs consultation - 2017

The Council continues to receive complaints about nuisance from dogs and is proposing this Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to bring the current Dog Control Orders (DCOs) up to date and ensure they continue to have legal authority. The Council plans to keep the same controls and locations that are currently in place under the DCOs.

The majority of respondents (over 83%) agreed that dog owners should have to pick up after their dogs in places like footpaths, playing fields and cemeteries. 64.8% of respondents (105) agreed that the dogs on leads by direction part of the order should apply to Fishbourne Channel. 9 in 10 respondents agreed that dogs should not be allowed in children's play areas all year round.

You can find out more about the approved Public Space Protection Order on our Dog advice and information web page.

Chichester Vision consultation - 2017

Over two thirds of respondents agreed with the over-arching Vision statement and there was agreement across the board for the individual statements and aims throughout the survey. However, in the open comments respondents said the over-arching Vision statement was too vague and did not want to commit without enough information.

After making some changes in response to the results of the consultation, the Chichester Vision document has now been adopted.

You can find out more about the Chichester Vision on our City and town visions web page.

Community Safety Partnership priorities consultation - 2016/17

The current priorities of the Chichester Community Safety Partnership include tackling anti-social behaviour, responding to emerging crime trends, early intervention and public reassurance and confidence. The annual priorities survey, this time conducted between 1st December 2016 to 13th January 2017, aimed to find out how these issues affect areas within the district.

The response rate for this survey was particularly low and we have not drawn any strong conclusions from this small sample. However, if you would like a copy of the report please contact us.

You can find out more about the Community Safety Partnership by visiting our Community safety and crime web page.

Council Tax Reduction scheme consultation - 2016

The annual survey about proposed changes to the Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme received 48 responses.

A mixed response of results with no major conclusions, there is agreement and disagreement with the proposed changes to restrict the amount an individual can claim, amongst fears of negatively affecting those families who already struggle to pay their household bills, some suggesting this should be means tested.

You can find out more about our current Council Tax Reduction scheme by visiting our Housing Benefit and council tax reduction web page.

Proposed Public Space Protection Order: Street Drinking & Illegal Street Trading consultation - 2016

The view of Chichester District Council, after discussion with other partner agencies is that Chichester City centre could benefit from a new Public Spaces Protection Order covering drinking in public areas and illegal street trading. A short survey was carried out to find out public views on whether or not a PSPO would be supported.

Almost half of respondents felt that street drinking needs to be tackled. More than half of respondents (52.1%) disagreed that illegal street trading in Chichester City should be tackled, including 30% who disagreed strongly.

You can find out  more about this Public Space Protection Order by visiting our Street trading web page.

Electoral review of Chichester District

Chichester District Council's submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission can be viewed on this page. Please see the  Layer map of Chichester District  to view the boundaries.

Pay on Foot parking consultation - 2016

This survey asked for people's views and experience of the Pay on Foot in the Avenue de Chartres car park since Pay on Foot has been introduced.

62.9% of respondents rated their satisfaction with the pay on foot system at 7 or more out of 10. Improvements that were suggested mostly concerned addressing problems with the existing system rather than adding new features. Popular suggestions were more payment machines, more/better signage to help people find the payment machines and more reliable payment machines and barriers.

You can find out more about car parking across the Chichester District by visiting our Parking web pages.

Community Safety Partnership priorities consultation - 2015

The current priorities of the Chichester Community Safety Partnership include tackling anti-social behaviour, responding to emerging crime trends, early intervention and public reassurance and confidence. The annual priorities survey aimed to find out how these issues affect areas within the district. 50 people shared their views on this subject.

Cycle theft is still one of the crime issues most likely to be seen as a problem. Respondents saw road traffic collisions as the biggest issue, followed by domestic abuse and violence, then accidental fire deaths. Underage drinking of alcohol is again seen as more of a problem than anti-social behaviour; a trend that started in 2013 and is continuing.

You can find out more about the Community Safety Partnership and its current priorities by visiting our Community safety and crime web page.

Chichester City market consultation - 2015

Questions had been raised of the sustainability of the traders market held at the Cattle Market car park every Wednesday and Saturday. The views of residents/shoppers, city businesses and traders of Chichester's markets were collected about current and future market arrangements in the city.

39.9% of market traders noticed a decrease in visitors to the Traders Market over the last few years. The highest level of support for a market in the precinct came from the traders (55.6%) and 42.3% of residents would support this. The strongest opposition to a new market in the pedestrian zone came from city businesses as their level of support was 16.4%

You can find out more about Chichester's markets by visiting our General markets web page.

Council Tax Reduction scheme consultation - 2015

The annual survey about proposed changes to the council tax reduction (CTR) scheme 54 responses.

Overall, agreement with keeping the same level of CTR for another year has risen from 52.7% in 2014, to 62.9% this year. Agreement with uprating allowances in line with the Department for Work and Pensions figures has also increased a little this year; 60.3% of respondents in 2014 agreed with this proposal compared to 61.1% this year.

Open comments suggest some respondents recognise that there is a struggle to achieve a balance between protecting the most vulnerable and low-income households and ensuring the system is fair for everyone.

You can find out more about our current council tax reduction scheme by visiting our Housing Benefit and council tax reduction web page.