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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

Rosie & Rowan to perform in Madhurst festival

Rosie & Rowan, our resident folk stars, have been chosen to perform a candlelit concert in All Hallows church, Woolbeding as part of the 2017 Madhurst festival on 21st August.

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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:00 by Neil Ryder

Sussex police launch new contact campaign

Over the coming weeks, the public is being reminded they should call 101, report online or seek an alternative option, when there isn't a crime in progress or risk to life. A revised contact card bespoke to each district will be available and shared not just in a downloadable electronic format, but as a postcard that people will be able to pick up in public areas and at events so they can pin it up at home for easy reference. More »

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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:10 by Neil Ryder

Council co-opts new member

Following John Daborn's move from the area and resignation from the council, the vacancy was publicised as widely as practicable. As there were no calls for an election by residents in response, the recording officer ordered the council to appoint a new member by co-option. Again, volunteers were sought via the noticeboards and website but there was no response, so Neil Ryder (the voluntary clerk) was the only nomination and was co-opted unanimously.

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 20:00 by Neil Ryder