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Category: "news-and-events"

Chichester Homelessness - Statement from the City Council

Chichester City Council, working in conjunction will all relevant partners, supports any action that can be taken to alleviate the issue of rough sleeping in the City. The City Council, a large Parish Council, does not have legal powers in relation to housing or social care, but has an... read more »

The Market Cross Clock

During February 2017, Smiths of Derby will be commencing work to replace the mechanism of the Market Cross clock. The present mechanism, installed in 1904, is now at the end of its useful life and requires significant regular maintenance. The configuration of this mechanism with a separate ‘drive shaft’ to... read more »

Remembrance Sunday Service & Parade 2016

Chichester’s Annual Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade on Sunday 13 November was held at the War Memorial in Litten Gardens and was well attended by the people of Chichester. The Mayor took the salute as military service personnel, cadets, uniformed services, and non-military and non-uniformed organisations marched past at the... read more »

Market Cross Works Complete

Market Cross Works Complete

The Market Cross that has stood at the junctions of North, South, East and West Streets in Chichester since 1501 has been cleaned.  The work carried out by Traditional Stoneworks was within budget and timescale.  Apart from the stonework being cleaned, the weathervane was restored and returned to its... read more »

Works to the Market Cross

Traditional Stone Ltd has been appointed to carry out works to the Market Cross.  Work will begin 31 August/1 September 2106 when a full netted scaffold and a security hoarding all around the Cross will be erected. The work will entail stone cleaning, with a specialist process called Doff cleaning... read more »

Electoral Review of Chichester

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people in Chichester to comment on proposed new electoral arrangements for Chichester District Council.  These new electoral arrangements have an affect on the parish wards of Chichester City Council. Electoral Review of Chichester information sheet Draft Recommendations on the... read more »

Chichester Gala - Cancelled

Due to limited support (even beyond the closing date for entries), the decision has been taken to cancel the Gala Procession on Saturday 9 July 2016. Mindful of the disappointment this will bring, especially to those who have made a commitment to support the event, we would ask everyone not... read more »

Mayor Making Ceremony (Annual Meeting of Council)

Mayor Making Ceremony (Annual Meeting of Council)

The Annual Meeting of Council, otherwise known as Mayor Making, was held on Wednesday 11 May 2016 in the Assembly Room, The Council House, North Street, Chichester. At the meeting Councillor Peter Budge took office as Mayor of Chichester for 2016/2017. The Deputy Mayor for the forthcoming year will be Councillor... read more »

Smartening Up the City

During the month of May Chichester City Council will be carrying out various work around the City to smarten up the City Centre. The wooden surrounds of the flower tower bases in North, East and South Streets will be repaired and re-stained, benches in the City Centre will be refurbished... read more »

Tim Peake to be awarded the Freedom of his home City

Chichester City Council has voted unanimously to confer the Freedom of the City upon astronaut Tim Peake Following the vote at a special meeting on Wednesday 17th February the Council will now be getting a message to Major Peake via the European Space Agency to ask if he will accept... read more »

Civic Awards 2015

Civic Awards 2015

The Mayor of Chichester, Councillor Peter Budge, presented the City Council’s Civic Awards at a ceremony held on Tuesday 2 February. Civic Awards were presented to Nicki Bennison, Brian & Edith Clear, John Rank and Sandra Richards for their outstanding contribution to the City of Chichester and its residents. A Blue... read more »

Facelift planned for two Chichester Landmarks

The iconic Market Cross and the Council House in North Street are to get a facelift as part of schemes costing £131,340 approved by members of Chichester City Council. It is hoped the work will be completed in time for the tourist season and follows recent surveys carried out by... read more »

Chichester Gala

The City Council’s Community Affairs Committee have given approval for a Chichester Gala procession to take place on the morning of Saturday 9th July 2016. The City Council organised a very successful Gala Procession in 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee. This year there is a ‘Royal’ focus but we also have... read more »

Cathedral Beds, West Street, Chichester

Cathedral Beds, West Street, Chichester

Chichester City Council have taken on the responsibility and maintenance of the Cathedral Beds in West Street and in partnership with Ferring Nurseries, the beds have been tidied up and have been planted  with spring bulbs which will provide a bright and cheerful display in the Springtime. The surrounding... read more »

Remembrance Sunday Service & Parade 2015

Chichester’s Annual Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade on Sunday 8 November was held at the War Memorial in Litten Gardens was very well attended by the people of Chichester.   read more »

New Homes Bonus Scheme 2015

On behalf of various local organisations, Chichester City Council submitted eight New Homes Bonus Applications to the District Council’s New Homes Bonus Scheme and five of the applications submitted were approved as follows : South Downs Planetarium : Upgrading exhibition and display areas £25,000 SPRING for Youth at Swanfield Community Centre :... read more »

Parish Council Election Results

Parish Council Election Results for the City of Chichester East Ward North Ward read more »