Community Briefing on Riparian ownership and its responsibilities

WSCC has updated information about Riparian Ownership and Responsibilities to guide landowners and community groups.  If you have a ditch, stream, or culvert on or next to your land you are known as a ‘riparian owner’. You have responsibilities for the upkeep of any watercourses on your land to minimize flood risk. More details here

WSCC launch the ‘Let’s Talk’ panel

West Sussex County Council want feedback and views from residents and businesses. They are launching a 'Let’s Talk Panel'.  Are you interested?  Taking part is easy. You can get involved as much or as little as you like. You choose what you want to respond to, so there’s no time commitment. Most of the surveys are online. see more details.

The Chidham & Hambrook 2019 Calendar has now arrived.

  A celebration of our beautiful village. Must have for you, and just the right present to give.  Price £7 - two copies for £12. (Same price as last year). We limit the print run. (but we don't know how many copies you will want) When they are gone .. they are gone.  This year we have made a 'Best of''calendar to celebrate ten years of village calendars.  Get your copies from David Rodgers tel 574074, or Stephen Johnson tel 572059 or email me

Local Plan Review: Chidham & Hambrook expected to take more housing: ‘a minimum of 500 homes’

Published in the Chichester Observer today, the Chichester District draft review of the local plan, incorporating the Chichester District Council preferred approach, will be considered by the CDC Cabinet on Nov 14th. Chidham & Hambrook will be expected to take additional housing, 'a minimum of 500 homes'.  It is anticipated that the land for the additional houses will be identified in the revised Neighbourhood Plan that the Parish Council has agreed to undertake.  Apart from the additional houses in Chidham & Hambrook, and in addition to homes in other parts of the district, the plan proposes 1250 in Southbourne parish, and 250 in Bosham (Highgove Farm). The plan will go before the full CDC Council before the end of November and then go out for public consultation for 8 weeks starting in mid December.