• 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

Famous theatre director writes about Trotton church wall-paintings in The Times

Dominic Dromgoole, a former artistic director of the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and art writer, best known for directing Shakespeare's Globe: Henry V (2013) and Making Noise Quietly (2019), attended a wedding at St George's church in Trotton recently and came back this week with a view to writing about the 600+ year old wall-paintings. His article in the Times yesterday is attached.

For those interested in the paintings, a series of articles in the local parish magazine also covered them and you can see the latest article by clicking on the "R and T News" button HERE. More »

Churchwarden Amanda Townshend has launched a public appeal for funding to help pay for new eco-friendly heating for the church, which she believes will help to preserve the paintings for longer than previous heating methods in the past. See attached article and please contact amandatownshend@gmail.com for more information or to discuss donating. » Less

Posted: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 10:05 by Neil

Parish finances open to inspection

The unaudited annual return was approved by the council last night and is available for residents to inspect - see the notice below

Posted: Sat, 05 Jun 2021 08:22 by Neil

Vacancy for parish council member

As Thais Robertson has resigned from the parish council (PC), a vacancy now exists for a resident to replace her as a PC member. The council would normally be required by law to give residents the opportunity to call on the district council to organise an election. However, the district council has informed us that the government has suspended all elections until next May, and that all vacancies must be filled by 'co-option'. More »

At an extra PC meeting at 6pm on 10th February 2021, therefore, the remaining members will be required to fill the vacancies by electing someone from any available candidates.

A summary of the role is set out in the document linked below and our parish clerk – or any of the existing members - would be happy to tell interested residents more about what is involved in being a member of the council.

As candidate details must be circulated to PC members by 3rd February 2021, you are advised to contact the clerk (see panel above) before that, so that he can help you to prepare the application. » Less

Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:47 by Neil