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District Dispatch - 25 January 2023

You may remember that last year we launched Culture Spark, which provided a year of events, live entertainment and community projects to celebrate the rich and diverse range of cultural and heritage experiences in the district.

Culture Spark returns for another year!

Following the success of Culture Spark in 2022, Chichester District Council has announced that it will fund another two and a half years of events, live entertainment, and community projects to celebrate the rich and diverse range of cultural and heritage experiences in the district.

The Wild Escape: From Novium to Nature

Young people in the Chichester District will have the opportunity to get involved in a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of biodiversity and ecology with a series of workshops coming to The Novium Museum.

Council vows to find ways to progress with key projects regardless of disappointing bid outcome

Chichester District Council has vowed to find ways to move forward with key projects that it believes will deliver an economic boost to the district, even though the Government turned down its £13.7 million bid for Levelling Up funds.

Joint project helps reduce the number of homes classed as cold in the Arun and Chichester districts

A joint project has successfully helped to reduce the number of privately rented properties classed as 'cold homes' in both Arun and Chichester districts.

Residents and landlords reminded to apply for up to £10,000 of home energy efficiency funding

Eligible homeowners, tenants and landlords in the Chichester District are being urged to apply for grant funding to help them install energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in their homes.

District Dispatch - 18 January 2023

Last year, we applied for a portion of the Government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund to cover up to March 2025 to encourage economic growth and improve quality of life for people across the district. I am really pleased to tell you that the Government has now approved our spending plan for £1 million of Government funding.

A journey to Middle-earth comes to Chichester's Novium Museum

A magical treasure trove of objects and artworks celebrating the epic fantasy novels 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' is coming to Chichester this spring.

Enhanced air quality monitoring to take place in Chichester thanks to funding bid success

More detailed air quality monitoring will take place at a key location in Chichester thanks to a £26,400 grant awarded to Chichester District Council.

Mini orchard planted to help increase wildlife around Chichester District Council's short stay accommodation

A mini orchard has been planted at the back of Chichester District Council's short stay accommodation in order to help boost wildlife on the site.

Council's £1m government funding bid for vision and community projects across Chichester District is approved

Spending plans for £1 million of government funding for Chichester District have been approved by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

District Dispatch - 11 January 2023

The year ahead is likely to be yet to be another challenging one, as we all continue to deal with cost-of-living pressures. This is why our 'Supporting You' campaign continues to be a key focus for us.