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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

1st April: Save St Mary's - candlelight concert by Tobiah

1st April: Save St Mary's - candlelight concert by Tobiah

The evocative atmosphere of the mediaeval church of St Mary's, Chithurst, will provide an intimate and other-worldly setting for a candlelight concert by songwriter / singer Tobiah on 1st April to help raise funds for essential repairs to the church roof.

Tobiah, known for her 'Beautiful and natural voice' (BBC Radio Sussex), will be joined by acclaimed piano accordionist, Colette O'Leary. More details and bookings here.

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:24 by Neil Ryder

11th March: Save St Mary's - folk concert starring Rosie & Rowan

11th March: Save St Mary's - folk concert starring Rosie & Rowan

Council member Rosie Hodgson has agreed to put on a folk evening in St George's Trotton at 7:30 pm on 11th March 2017, in aid of the roof fund for St Mary's Chithurst (which is too small to host the concert!)

BBC Young Folk Awards finalist Rosie Hodgson will be joined by the outstanding young Irish fiddle player Rowan Piggott on a variety of traditional ballads and original songs - the pair praised in the Daily Telegraph as, 'a powerful partnership at the forefront of the modern folk scene'. More details and booking here.

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:00 by Neil Ryder

Council agrees merger of "Bridge" with R&T News

The council has never had its own newsletter but has, for many years, co-operated with the local churches in producing and distributing the "Bridge" monthly newsletter. However, effective from January 2017, the council agreed to a proposal from the United Benefice of Rogate with Terwick and Trotton with Chithurst to merge The Bridge with the Rogate & Terwick News monthly magazine - which has been renamed R&T News (for Rogate & Trotton). The first issue was delivered free to all residents of the Trotton-with-Chithurst parish, as the February issue will be, but residents will be asked to pay £5 per annum from then on. As this will give the council a much more comprehensive community magazine, we very much hope all residents will agree to subscribe and we will do all we can to ensure that the magazine is good value.

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 18:10 by Neil Ryder