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

Parish council investigates right of way dispute

The parish council has had some complaints about notices restricting pedestrian access on the track from Terwick Lane through Goldrings Warren to Keepers Cottage.

We have looked into the situation and established that there is no registered public right of way along this track but there is a process to register one. The evidence required (if it exists) can take a lot of time to assemble and we have decided this is more work than the parish council itself is willing to undertake. However, should any residents wish to look further into this, we are happy to provide the information and advice we have collected so far - see attached notice.

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 21:54 by Neil

Parish council needs two new members

The parish council has announced the resignations of Darren ("Nobby") Stiles and Barry Cooper. Anyone willing to consider joining the PC is invited to talk to the clerk or any other member of the PC about what the role involves. As there is currently a nationwide ban on elections, the parish council, at its next meeting on 11 November, will elect two new members from any nominations put forward. Read the formal notice of the process here.

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 21:27 by Neil

Trotton bonfire and fireworks cancelled

Due to the covid pandemic, we are sad to say that we have been forced to cancel our annual Trotton bonfire and fireworks this year.

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 21:19 by Neil