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Planning inspector upholds council's enforcement notices requiring unauthorised buildings to be demolished

A Government inspector has upheld notices issued by Chichester District Council calling for buildings that were constructed without planning permission to be demolished.

Chichester Local Plan consultation reminder

Chichester District Council is reminding people that the current round of public consultation on Chichester's Local Plan will close at 5pm on Friday 17 March.

Culture Spark community art exhibition unveiled this month

A special community art exhibition, 'Our Landscape', will be on display this month with two viewing sessions in Chichester and Petworth as part of this year's Culture Spark programme.

Chichester's popular Cross Market and More returns

Following the success of last year's Cross Market and More, Chichester District Council has announced that the market will return to Chichester city centre this year, with the first event taking place on Sunday 12 March.

District Dispatch - 1 March 2023

Next month, we will be issuing the annual council tax bills to residents across the district. We know that for people on low incomes, paying council tax on top of the cost of living can be a struggle.

First electric refuse vehicle for Chichester District - and the county - will help cut council emissions

The first ever electric refuse vehicle for Chichester District will soon be doing the rounds.

Free home energy event to help residents save money and reduce their carbon footprint

Chichester District Council is running a free event for district homeowners looking to save money by making their homes more energy efficient. The event will take place at Chichester College on 30 March 2023 from 6pm to 8.30pm.

Community Wardens helping protect vulnerable people across Chichester District from scams

Vulnerable people across the Chichester District are receiving better protection from scams thanks to the work of the Community Wardens who have been leading awareness sessions to help people spot the signs of scams.

District Dispatch - 23 February 2023

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with everyone affected by the devastating earthquake that struck southern Turkey, devastating parts of Turkey and Syria.

Laser light show success

Thousands of people came to enjoy a laser light show spectacle at Chichester Canal Basin at the weekend.

District Dispatch - 15 February 2023

You may remember, a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that we were organising a laser extravaganza light show, which will be set to music, at the Chichester Canal Basin on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February.

Almost 8,000 trees to be planted in the Chichester District this winter

Residents, community groups, schools, parish councils, charities, businesses, landowners, and tenant farmers applied for a total of almost 8,000 subsidised trees from Chichester District Council as part of a scheme to increase tree planting across the district.