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

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Rights of way

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Elections

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

Tags: News

Parish council 2019-20 accounts open to public

After the AGM of the parish council, the accounts for the last year were made available for residents to inspect. A copy is attached and members of the public are welcome to contact the clerk (see bottom of screen) to receive a copy of the signed annual return.

Posted: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 12:03 by Neil

Tags: Annual return, Finance

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

Tags: Consultation

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Annual return

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... Read More »

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

Tags: News

Brewers’ lifetime achievement award for chair of parish council

Brewers’ lifetime achievement award for chair of parish council

A "Lifetime achievement award" from the Society of independent brewers (SIBA) was announced this week for Carola Brown, the former owner of Ballards Brewery and current chairman of Trotton with Chithurst parish council.

Carola had been part of Ballards Brewery since it started in 1980 in what is now the Elsted Inn, where she was landlady. She took over the firm and moved the brewery to Nyewood in 1988,... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:41 by Neil

Tags: News

Trotton PC objects to Severals sand quarry

The parish council has responded to the WSCC consultation on the Soft Sand Review of the adopted West Sussex Joint Minerals Local Plan. Our response is attached but, in summary, we objected strongly on the grounds that Trotton Bridge would suffer serious harm from the proposed extra 100-200 lorries per day the plan could require, and we agreed with other parish councils that there was insufficient... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:11 by Neil

Tags: Consultation

Proposal to create walkway along A272 in Trotton

At the request of some residents, the village council is looking at the possibility of creating a walkway along the side of the A272 from Rother Lane to Terwick Lane. This would run along the edge of the field adjacent to Rother Lane and then along the verge as far as Old Rectory lane. From there to the other side of Trotton bridge would be a painted walkway on the edge of the road (which is mainly... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:00 by Neil

Tags: Consultation

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