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


  • 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

Proposal to create walkway along A272 in Trotton

At the request of some residents, the village council is looking at the possibility of creating a walkway along the side of the A272 from Rother Lane to Terwick Lane. This would run along the edge of the field adjacent to Rother Lane and then along the verge as far as Old Rectory lane. From there to the other side of Trotton bridge would be a painted walkway on the edge of the road (which is mainly one-way for this stretch) but from the bridge to Terwick Lane would again be on the verge. More »

A preliminary meeting of all the landowners involved has been held and all of them agreed the proposal, on condition that the public right of way currently running through Old Rectory Lane was restored to its previous believed route across the filed adjacent to Rother Lane. As WSCC is currently over-loaded with requests for new routes for rights of way, and is not accepting any more until the backlog is cleared, the village council is looking for any evidence of this former route, well remembered by local residents - ie to prove that a new right of way is not required. » Less

Posted: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:00 by Neil

Village council needs two new members

Two members of the local village parish council have warned that they are moving out of the parish shortly and will not be standing for re-election at the local council elections next May, so we will be looking for two new members. Parish council members are expected to attend one evening meeting every other month and to keep themselves up to date with local information which will be circulated to them. More »

More information is available in a booklet from the Electoral Commission here and any existing member of the council will be happy to chat to potential candidates - please email the clerk (see below) or use our contact page (see "About the council" page on menu left). » Less

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:06 by Neil

Chichester DC local plan review

Chichester DC is conducting a review of its Local Plan and is conducting a public consultation until ( February. You can see the details and submit comments here.

Posted: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:00 by Neil