Chichester City Council is the Parish Council for the City of Chichester and was the first Parish Council in the Chichester District to be awarded the status of a 'Quality Parish'.
The City Council has been based at the Council House in North Street, Chichester for over 250 years, even though the historic roots of the City Council can be traced back to the 12th Century.
Whilst the City Council has a wealth of history and tradition, it also combines a dynamic, lively and forward looking approach in its dealings in day to day administration. The truly 'local' nature of the City Council means that Chichester really does matter.
The Localism Act includes a 'General Power of Competence' and this gives local authorities the legal capacity to do anything that an individual can do that is not specifically banned by other laws. This Power gives councils more freedom to work with others in new ways and to meet local people's needs.
The General Power of Competence applies to eligible parish councils and Chichester City Council have met the relevant tests to exercise this Power.
Chichester City Council has 18 elected Councillors who serve the five wards (North, South, East, West and Central) of... read more»
Each year the Annual Return is inspected by an external auditor. The audited Annual Return for year ended 31 March... read more»