• 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

    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 responds to WSCC consultation on small schools

A consultation by WSCC into the future of 5 small primary schools (including our catchment school, Stedham, and nearby Compton) closed on 25 November. Details of the consultation are here and our response is in the attached document.

Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:06 by Neil

Annual accounts open to public

The full annual return and associated information are already available by clicking the link below but, during the 30 days shown below, any interested person has the right to inspect and make copies of these unaudited accounting records for the year and all books, deeds, contracts, bills vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to these records by contacting the clerk to the council, as shown below:

Posted: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 10:34 by Neil

START community trust up and running

START community trust up and running

As foreseen in our annual parish report to residents last Spring, Trotton has joined with Rogate and Stedham to form a community land trust - START Community Trust. Our MP Gillian Keegan attended the inaugural meeting this week and learned that START has finally achieved legal registration by the FCA.

START's priority now is to finalise membership, finance and other policies ready for a public launch this summer, when it will aim to sign up every adult resident of all three parishes as voting members! The members will decide the trust's priorities (eg low-cost housing versus community centres, etc) and on who will be allowed to live in / use these community assets. More »

For more details and to sign up for more info, click here. » Less

Posted: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:00 by Neil