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    Doughnut tree at Trotton's annual fete

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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

Council needs to co-opt new member

As our notice of the vacancy (due to John Daborn moving away) did not achieve the ten requests required to hold an election for the post, we have been legally instructed to co-opt a new member to the parish council.

At our next parish council meeting, on 12th July 2017, we will therefore be required to fill the vacancy by co-opting a new member (ie the council members will elect someone from any available candidates). More »

So far, only one person has volunteered to fill this vacancy but, if anyone else is interested, a summary of the role is set out below and our parish clerk – or any of the existing members - would be happy to tell them more about what is involved in being a member of the council.

As formal applications must be received by 5th July 2017, you are advised to contact the clerk (see panel above) by

30th June 2017 so that he can help you to prepare the application.

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:56 by Neil Ryder

Drinks & nibbles @ The Old Rectory

All local residents are welcome between 6pm and 8pm on 16th June! In aid of St George's (Trotton) and St Mary's (Chithurst) the Pilleys invite you to drinks and nibbles in the Old Rectory or in their beautiful garden on the banks of the river (weather permitting). Entrance is free but you will be asked to make a contribution to church funds.

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 13:02 by Neil Ryder

Council annual return now available

Our annual return for 2016-17 is now available here.

Between 12th June and 21st July, the public have the legal right to inspect the council's financial records and other information (although our clerk is always willing to answer any queries throughout the year). See the official notice by using the link below.

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 09:00 by Neil Ryder