Trotton with Chithurst parish council

Serving the people of Trotton and Chithurst

Parish Clerk: Mr Neil Ryder
Steps, Trotton, West Sussex
GU31 5EP

Tel: 01730 207447

  • Chithurst Bridge

    Chithurst Bridge

  • Chithurst Church

    Chithurst Church

  • Chithurst Monastery

    Chithurst Monastery

  • Doughnut tree at Trotton's annual fete

    Doughnut tree at Trotton's annual fete

  • Dumpford

    Dumpford

  • Terwick Mill

    Terwick Mill

  • Trotton Common

    Trotton Common

  • Trotton Bridge

    Trotton Bridge

  • Trotton Church

    Trotton Church

Trotton with Chithurst is a civic parish a few miles West of Midhurst, in the heart of the picturesque South Downs National Park. In the 2001 census the parish covered 3 square miles and had 129 households with a total population of 328. It contains the two villages of Trotton and Chithurst, together with the hamlet of Dumpford and it straddles the A272 road and the Rother river. The parish council is the bottom layer of local government, but is run entirely by volunteers - 7 council members and a part-time clerk. It is financed by a "precept" collected with the rates by the district council, and amounting to roughly £1 per month for each resident. We have tried to include on this website a summary of the services we provide, with other local information and we hope you can find what you are looking for by browsing or searching the site; if not, please contact us.

Latest News

Permits to be required for trailers and vans at WSCC recycling sites

From 1 October 2018 West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs)will require householders to have (free) permits to use a van, pickup or single axle trailer for private purposes.

The permit is available to West Sussex residents only and allows those who drive a commercial-type vehicle or have a trailer to continue to use it to dispose of just their household waste. The scheme does not cover waste generated by a business or household waste that has been collected by a trader for a charge. More »

The permits are being introduced to help address congestion at the sites, eliminate illegal disposal of commercial waste and discourage out-of-county visitors from bringing in large loads.

Over 8,000 permits have been issued so far. But WSCC wants to make sure as many people as possible are aware of the scheme before it is fully implemented on 1 October.

As well as the new permit scheme, some vehicles will no longer be allowed to use HWRSs. Restricted vehicles include:

• multi axle trailers (four wheels),
• horse boxes,
• tipper trucks,
• flatbed or dropside trucks,
• Luton (box) type vans.

For reasons of site safety and reducing congestion all trailers will also be excluded from Bognor Regis and Littlehampton sites.

Please visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/permitscheme to find out more » Less

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:20 by Neil

Council responds to WSCC school strategy consultation

The council has responded to the West Sussex county council's consultation on its draft school effectiveness strategy. The primary criticism was the lack of information on which to judge the strategy, especially as it affects small rural village schools.

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:11 by Neil

Annual accounts open to public

The full annual return and associated information are already available here but, during the 30 days shown below, any interested person has the right to inspect and make copies of these unaudited accounting records for the year and all books, deeds, contracts, bills vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to these records by contacting the clerk to the council, as shown below:

Inspection period: 21st June – 21st July More »

Inspection can be arranged through the clerk to the council (Neil Ryder):

Email: clerk@trotton-with-chithurst.org.uk

Tel (daytime): 01730 207447

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:49 by Neil