Chidham and Hambrook (in the county of West Sussex)

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Diana Beale Charity Cycle Ride
Support Diana
On Sunday Aug 2 Diana Beale is taking part in the “Ride London” a 100 mile cycle ride through London and Surrey raising money for Scope, Cobnor Activity Centre’s wheelchair boat and to help buy a Community Defibrillator. see more here
posted
Aug 1st
Saturday Aug 1st
7.30pm
Film shows when it gets dark enough - 9.30ish.
Opp. The Old House at Home
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
Fifth Open Air Film

'Jersey Boys' see trailer
Bring a picnic, licensed bar,
Tickets £5 in advance, (£6 on door)
posted
July 31
'if it has to be cancelled in advance the film will be shown in the Village Hall to ticket holders'
However the forecast looks excellent - warm and dry.
Sat Sun
Aug 1/2
Chichester Marina Free Flow times
Tide Times
Racing details
Local Notices to Mariners
posted July 30
Thursday
Aug 6

7pm
Village Hall
Chidham & Hambrook
Parish Council Meeting

see Agenda
See Minutes of previous meeting
Presentations: Chem route, Wilson Designer Homes. Councillors Reports,
Neighbourhood plan
... and more
posted
July 30
If you are interested in local matters but haven't been to a Parish Council Meeting recently, note the new start time. Also do read the minutes of the last meeting (and appendices).
Events in Chichester Harbour in August
Walks & talks, Family Activities, Photography and Art, Boat Trips,
posted July 29
Saturday
Aug 1st
Maybush Copse,
Cot Lane
Keeping Maybush Copse paths clear.
We plan to have a volunteer work party on Saturday (the first Saturday of the month). We need your help to cut back the vegetation intruding on to the paths. Please come. Bring tools, eg Shears, if you can. Also wear gloves and stout footwear.
posted July 29
Saturday Aug 1st
7.30pm
Film shows when it gets dark enough - 9.30ish.
Opp. The Old House at Home
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
Fifth Open Air Film

'Jersey Boys' see trailer
Bring a picnic, licensed bar,
Tickets £5 in advance, (£6 on door)
posted
July 29
Friday
Aug 14
10.30 to 12.30
The Vicarage Garden

Fun in the Sun (in the Vicarage Garden)
Games, Craft, paddling pool, trampoline and more for all the family, Drinks, cake and biscuits and a chance to chat!
posted
July 29
Police notices 1) Stolen Jet Ski, 2) Wanted suspect
If you have information, phone Sussex Police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk
posted Jul 24
Fancy a swim down at Selsey? A swim with the fishes? see the video
Smoothhounds (a type of shark) are partial to crabs and other crustacea.
They don't have teeth, just bony plates for crushing. Just keep your toes out of the water....
posted July 24
Footpath Closure
The Dell, Chidham Lane
The Dell Footpath closure
The Footpath through The Dell, Chidham Lane , is closed until further notice. This is due to a large, unstable oak tree which could fall onto the footpath.
posted July 24
Sat Sun
July 25/6
Chichester Marina Free Flow times
Tide Times
Racing details
Local Notices to Mariners
posted July 24
Vessel sunk on a Hayling Island Sailing Club mooring:
1. A 7.3 metre RS Elite keelboat has sunk on a mooring in position 50°47’368N, 000°56’306W; out of the main Emsworth Channel.
2. An isolated danger mark has been deployed, Fl(2)W. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution.
Chichester Bar. Mariners are advised that a bathymetric survey of Chichester Bar undertaken June 2015, shows a least depth of 1.1m below Chart Datum.  The full survey is available here
Friday
July 24
10.30 to 12.30
St Wilfrid's Church,
Broad Rd

Messy Church - There will be a bouncy castle, races, paddling pool, crafts, bible stories, and worship as well as food.
The children must come in the care of a responsible adult.....and bring a towel. Be prepared to get wet!
posted
July 23
Mon Aug 3rd, Chidham Lane Temporary Closure
This closure is necessary to build a new concrete bag wall and ditch excavation.
Road Closure between access to Easton Farm and Old House Barn. The alternative route for traffic will be via Steels Lane and Chidham Lane. Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. It is anticipated the works will be completed in 4 days.
Contact: West Sussex Highways 01243 642105
Posted
July 23
Mon July 27th, Cot Lane Temporary Closure - see notice
This closure is necessary to allow safe undertaking of vegetation cutback. It is anticipated the works will be completed in 1 day.

Residential/Pedestrian/Emergency access will be maintained.

Posted
July 21
Hambrook District Residents Assoc.
July 18
Summer Fair Theme ' Pirates and Princesses'
The sun shone and everyone had a good time - see the photos
posted
July 22
Footpath Temporary Closure (Flatt Rd) - see notice
The path closure is necessary to protect public safety whilst ditching and clearance works are undertaken. Use is temporarily prohibited with effect from 20th July 2015.
Unfortunately there are no alternative routes available using the public rights of way network. This Notice will be effective for 4 days from the date given above
Posted
July 21
Rod
Starr
After many years as our church organist, Rod Starr has decided it is time to move on. We are grateful for all he has done with the organ and the choir to enrich our worship, and for his enthusiasm and humour. Rod's last Sunday as our organist will be Sept 20th .
posted
July 21
Stolen - Kayaks : A number of kayaks have been stolen from Bosham Sailing Club between 20th June and 16th July . There were two Teksport open top kayaks, one was blue and white, and another was green. Another blue kayak and a green one have also been stolen. A launching trolley for a dinghy was stolen from the same area on 4th July 2015. A white van was seen in the Bosham area on 11th July 2015 acting suspiciously. It is not known if this vehicle was linked to the thefts as the exact times of the thefts are unknown.
If you have information, phone Sussex Police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk
posted Jul 19
Sat July 18
1 - 4pm
St Wilfrid’s Church Hal, Broad Rdl
Hambrook District Residents Assoc.
Summer Fair

The theme is Pirates and Princesses - come dressed as a pirate or princess Fancy Dress competition – (grown-ups included),
posted
July 18
Bouncy Castle for the youngsters - Face Painting - Local Treasure Map - Splat the Rat - Knock down cans - 10p Drop (cover the £1 coin) - Bric-a-brac stall - Raffle - Pirate and Princess themed Quiz - Princess rings (hook the bangles) - Peg the line - Drawing / colouring competition - Cream Teas and refreshments Croquet on the lawn - HDRA displays of local planning activities .
Not sure you can spot the difference between a Turtle Dove and a Collared Dove? This excellent video from the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) gives you all the help you need.
posted July 18
Sat Sun
July 18/19
Chichester Marina Free Flow times
Tide Times
Racing details
Local Notices to Mariners
posted July 17
Saturday Aug 1st
7.30pm
Film shows at sundown.
Opp. The Old House at Home
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
Fifth Open Air Film

'Jersey Boys' see trailer
Bring a picnic, licensed bar,
Tickets £5 in advance, (£6 on door)
posted
July 14
Friday
July 24
10.30 to 12.30
St Wilfrid's Church,
Broad Rd

Messy Church - There will be a bouncy castle, races, paddling pool, crafts, bible stories, and worship as well as food.
The children must come in the care of a responsible adult.....and bring a towel. Be prepared to get wet!
posted
July 14
Hambrook District Residents Summer Fair
The theme is Pirates and Princesses - come dressed as a pirate or princess Fancy Dress competition – (grown-ups included),

Bouncy Castle for the youngsters Face Painting
Local Treasure Map
 
Saturday
July 18

1 - 4pm
St Wilfrid’s Church Hall
Splat the rat
Knock down cans
10p Drop – cover the £1 coin
Bric-a-brac stall
Raffle
HDRA displays of local planning activities .
Pirate and Princess themed Quiz
Princess rings – hook the bangles
Peg the line
Drawing / colouring competition
Cream Teas and refreshments Croquet on the lawn -
posted
July 13
The Funeral of Arthur Cooper, former Parish Councillor for 45 years will be on
Thursday 23 July at 2.00 pm at St Mary’s Church, Chidham.
Afterwards, family and friends are welcome to have a drink in Arthur’s memory at the Southbourne Club.
From the family: 'Arthur’s wishes were that his body is cremated but he wants family and friends to have a drink in his memory after the church service and that he 'makes his own way to the crematorium'. His ashes will be buried alongside other members of his family in the churchyard.
Sat Sun
July 10/11
Chichester Marina Free Flow times
Tide Times
Racing details
Local Notices to Mariners
posted July 9
Chidham School Summer Fair - Saturday June 27
lots of fun games and stalls for all the family and the always popular barbecue. The Dog Show was entertaining, and the dancing enthusiastic -
see the photos
Chidham & Hambrook
Parish Council

New time for Parish Council Meetings
Future Meetings will start at 7pm
(instead of 7.30pm)
posted
July 6
Tuppenny Barn
Tuppenny Barn , Main Road, Southbourne PO10 8EZ

Tuppenny Barn Events
coming up
in July -
Wine Tasting Course , Hatha Yoga , Introduction to Botanical Painting Workshop , Local Food Market
Build an Outdoor Oven, Moth Identification, Pond Maintenance Day

and much more
Posted
July 5
Job
Ad
A Personal Assistant is required for a kind disabled young man in Chichester, no personal care required. Regular Monday shift 10am – 6pm plus extra shifts when available, Must be a non smoker. £10 per hour. Please apply at www.independentlives.org or Tel 01903219482 Quoting job reference: DP4579.
Posted
July 5
Saturday
July 4th
Maybush Copse,
Keeping Maybush Copse paths clear.
We normally have a volunteer work party to tidy things up on the first Saturday of the month. With a lot of people away this month, nothing formal is arranged. However informal efforts will be made to keep the paths clear.
posted July 2
Update
Properties for sale in Chidham and Hambrook
with a link to the estate agent details
(see also the link on the left hand side of the News page)

Posted
Jul 1

For Sale
Upright Freezer
Upright Freezer. A+ (5 Drawer)
4.5 ft Height x 21" Width. Only 6 Months old, still under warranty.
Bought as new £300.00 - For sale £100.00 Buyer collects - Hambrook. Contact details: Carole Gamblen on 07732 637371
Posted
July 1
Chichester Harbour Newsletter - July CHIRP.
See the AONB from the water - Report your footpath concerns to us - A new perspective on life - Blooming butterflies - New homes for House Martins - Windy Wittering - Planning day success
posted July 1
Events in Chichester Harbour in July
Walks & talks, Family Activities, Photography and Art, Boat Trips,
posted July 1
Tue & Wed - Heat Wave Alert ........ NHS Advice, and WSCC advice
The Met Office has issued an Alert for South East England, with temperatures of 31°C during the day and 16°C overnight predicted. Heatwave conditions are expected until 6am Thursday 2 July.
Heat especially affects the elderly and very young - keep cool and hydrated, look out for your neighbours.

Music to get you through it
Posted June 30
Thursday
July 2

7.30pm
Village Hall
Chidham & Hambrook
Parish Council Meeting

see Agenda
See Minutes of previous meeting
Minutes of Special Meeting May 28
Councillors Reports,
Council meetings start time, Neighbourhood plan
New Homes Bonus Award Decision ... and more
posted
June 30
If you are interested in local matters but haven't been to a Parish Council Meeting recently, read the minutes and appendices of the Minutes of June 4th (the last meeting). Excellent and very informative
May/June Report
100th anniversary celebrations - Arundel Castle, Buckingham Palace Garden Party - Annual Meeting of the National Federation - June meeting with Tony Hale and his long career in radio broadcasting.

Posted June 30

WI Centenary Celebration of Flowers - July 10th & 11th at St Pauls' Church , Chichester Admission is £3 and is open to the general public between 10 am & 4 pm on both days.  Refreshments are also available. The event is organised by the West Sussex Federation Of Women's Institutes.
Luxury Apartment
Portsmouth
to rent
Luxury apartment situated in the heart of “Old Portsmouth”
opposite Portsmouth Cathedral. 1 Bedroom, Bathroom, Fully equipped Kitchen and large lounge/diner with picturesque view of the Cathedral. Contact Sykes Cottages 01244345700  www.sykescottages.co.uk Property ID. 923817
Posted
June 27
Arthur Cooper, former Parish Councillor for 45 years died 27/6/2015
Message from Cliff Archer, Chairman Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council......... Posted June 27
I very much regret that I have to inform you that Arthur Cooper died today, Saturday 27 June 2015, having suffered a cardiac arrest. Arthur was a real friend to countless people, myself and my family included, and was always ready to come to the aid of anybody who was in need of help. Arthur served as a staunch, hard-working Parish Councillor for about 45 years until the May Elections this year. It was completely in character that Arthur continued to be available to help the Parish Council right up to his death, despite his poor health in recent months. I will remember Arthur as always having a smile on his face, even when struggling against difficulties. Our hearts go out to Arthur’s family and friends who I know will miss him greatly. Cliff Archer, Chairman Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council
Friday July 3
Music Block Recital Hall, Chichester College
From 6:30 pm to ~ 8 pm.
(Doors open 6:15)

Anna Foye
supported by Chichester Music Academy, has a showcase gig as part of the Chichester Festival. (see Chi Obs)
It promises to be a great experience with a mix of talent from CMA and a range of Jazz and string musicians providing support.

Tickets are Adults £4 and under 14’s free.
Posted
June 27
Latest Planning Applications
for Chidham & Hambrook
see also planning summary
Chidham Garage site development
(9 homes + 1 retail unit)
S106 agreement signed off.

Development likely to start in the Autumn
posted June 26
Maybush Orchard Appeal - Success!
Posted June 26
The Planning Inspector has dismissed the Developer's Appeal . See the decision notice.
The decision on the Maybush Orchard appeal was put on the Planning Inspectorate website on 25/6/2015.
Thanks so much to everybody who supported the campaign. It was a terrific response and I am so pleased that the Inspector has made the right decision!

Tuppenny Barn Southbourne
Open Day - Sunday June 28th, 2pm
See how we grow our organic produce, visit the bee hives, local produce and craft market, cream teas, children’s activities and lots more.
£3 pp, children free

Tuppenny Barn shop, Main Road, Southbourne PO10 8EZ
Posted
June 25

Current vacancies

Bar and Catering Assistant Part Time

Planning Officer - South Downs National Park

Planning Officer - CIL and Infrastructure

Administration Assistant (Part Time)

Posted June 25
June 19/20/21A Flower Festival in St Mary's, Chidham
posted June 24
theme ‘Magna Carta – The Flowering of Democracy'
The Flower Festival celebrates 800 years of Magna Carta - see the pics
Saturday
June 27

12 - 3pm
Chidham School
Chidham School Summer Fair
lots of fun games and stalls for all the family and our usual barbecue Anyone wanting to take part in the Dog Show can come along on the day and register for the classes they'd like to enter
posted
June 22

Current vacancies
Revenues Assistant Council Tax Part Time

Casual Home to School Escorts - Various location across West Sussex

Relief Cleansing Operatives (Loader/HGV Driver)

Building Control Officer

Posted June 22
plus Nutbourne - 21 Home
Planning Application
Refused
posted June 22
June 19/20/21
St Mary's
Chidham
A Flower Festival in St Mary's, Chidham
theme ‘Magna Carta – The Flowering of Democracy'
19 June, 10am - 6pm, 20 June, 10am - 6pm, 21 June, 12.30pm - 6pm
Free Entry - Refreshments, Raffle, Children's Quiz etc.
The Flower Festival celebrates 800 years of Magna Carta
posted
June 19
 
VACANCY
Mid-Day Meals Supervisor

Chidham School
Chidham Parochial Primary School
is looking for a Mid-Day Meals Supervisor to start on Monday 7th September 2015. See more details here.
Please contact the school on 01243 572380 or via email to obtain an application pack.
posted
June 19
Sat Sun
June 20/21
Chichester Marina Free Flow times
Tide Times
Racing details
Local Notices to Mariners
posted June 19
What's on at Hamblin Hall Posted June 17
(includes: - Wed 17 June 12.15 - 1.30 pm Healthy Living Network
Wed 17 June 2 - 3 pm Talk by Henrietta Kendall ' You can heal your life by Louise Hay'
Wed 17 June, & 24/6 & 1/7 2 - 4 pm Mindfulness Basics with Barbara Boxhall 3 week course
Thurs 18 June 2 - 3 pm Study group 'The Power of Now' with Elizabeth Medler
Fri 19th June 2 - 3.30 pm Mindfulness practice with Barbara Boxhall
Sun 21st June 3 - 4.30 pm Solstice Concert with Marianne Szurma and Lisa Axon and more)

The New Homes Bonus is available to fund Parish Projects
URGENT - your suggestions for worthwhile projects needed by noon June 19th (the date has been amended)
The Parish Council has received some excellent project proposals, but wishes to encourage further suggestions from individuals, groups or organisations in the Parish.
for more details see the amended poster
plus Eligibility
Application Form
Guidance Notes
posted
June 16
Maybush Orchard / Maybush Copse
Maybush Orchard - Turtle Dove photographed today
Maybush Copse - Bee Orchids in bloom
We have a report of a Nightingale singing in Maybush Orchard (June 14th) and also a Red Kite over Maybush Copse. What have you seen or heard?
posted June 15
Sat Sun
June 13/14
Chichester Marina Free Flow times
Tide Times
Racing details
Local Notices to Mariners
posted June 12
June 19/20/21
St Mary's
Chidham
A Flower Festival in St Mary's, Chidham
theme ‘Magna Carta – The Flowering of Democracy'
19 June, 10am - 6pm, 20 June, 10am - 6pm, 21 June, 12.30pm - 6pm
Free Entry - Refreshments, Raffle, Children's Quiz etc.
The Flower Festival celebrates 800 years of Magna Carta
posted
June 10
 

Current vacancies
Casual Home to School Escorts - Various location across West Sussex

Relief Cleansing Operatives (Loader/HGV Driver)

Administrative Officer - Development Management

Building Control Officer

Posted June 8
Sat Sun
June 6/7
Chichester Marina Free Flow times
Tide Times
Racing details
Local Notices to Mariners
posted June 5
Sunday
June 7th
12 noon
to 3pm Maybush Copse, Cot Lane
Big Lunch Picnic
and community games
Chidham Ukulele Band - tractor rides - games - wellywanging and French cricket -

Bring a picnic and join the fun! (all free!)

posted June 5
New arrivals on the Catchpond
The Swans that have been nesting on the Catchpond are now proud parents
Five I believe, hatched on Wednesday
Thanks to Steve Tanner, Mike Bulpett

posted June 4
Saturday
June 6th
10am
Maybush Copse,
Work Party - Can you join us
to tidy things up before the Sunday Big Lunch picnic?
Cutting back vegetation that is encroaching the paths, weeding, and general tidy up.
Gardening gloves and tools, shears, weeding tool, loppers.

posted June 4
Saturday
July 18

1pm
St Wilfrid's Broad Rd
Hambrook District Residents' Association
Summer Fete

Pirates and Princesses-themed afternoon
Splat the Rat, Skittles, Knock down cans, Peg the line, and much more family fun! Cream teas, cake stall and raffle.
Free admission..
posted
June 4
The Village Calendar needs your photos
Each year the Village Website produces a calendar celebrating of our beautiful village and raising funds to cover the website costs, and support community activities.
Have you got any 'hi res' photos in 'landscape' format taken locally ( throughout the year) around Chidham and Hambrook (and Nutbourne...)
for the calendar?
You can send them in by email here.
Posted
June 3
Cobnor Point Realignment
wins
Environmental Engineering and Sustainability Award
The scheme involved introducing enhanced wildlife habitats in the form of intertidal mudflat and saltmarsh creation, covering some 3.6 hectares. The project, which was completed in October 2014 also improved the public footpath with the introduction of new footbridges along the sea wall.
see full report
posted
June 2
Messy Church - Friday May 29, 10.30am
in St. Wilfrid's Broad Rd

Over 60 people incl over 40 children
A fun time for all ages (children in the care of an adult please), stories, food and crafts. see the photos!
posted
June 1
Barry Mann (who died on May 3rd 2015)
There will be a Thanksgiving Service at Emsworth Methodist Church
on June 10th 2015 at 2.30pm.
Following the service, you are invited to join the family
at the Brookfield Hotel, Havant Road, Emsworth PO10 7LF
posted
June 1
Chidham & Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan update.
Report
from Andy Collins,
Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group.

posted
June 1
Chichester Harbour Newsletter - June CHIRP.
See the AONB from the water - Report your footpath concerns to us - A new perspective on life - Blooming butterflies - New homes for House Martins - Windy Wittering - Planning day success
posted June 1
Spoof News section

(or why you should not believe everything you read on the internet)
What is this word spoof? It has been defined as
1 Nonsense; tomfoolery.
2 A hoax.
3 A gentle satirical imitation; a light parody.
4 The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
But which is it? Tricky, huh?
If you have a Spoof News Scoop, please send it to us, and we will do our best to include it today, tomorrow, sometime or ......well it depends on our lawyers, who we pay handsomely for their 'I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole' advice.

Spoof news
Currently there is not a lot of spoof news. Sometimes there just isn't any news, but it doesn't stop the BBC from filling a half hour slot with no news and repeating the 'no news' every hour on the hour. Here at Chidham and Hambrook, we tell it like it is.
However, we promise that just as soon as one of us gets round to writing some news, we will let you have it, up to the minute, just as its breaking, raw, unvarnished, cliche free, and without any attempt to hide the earth shattering implications for the local community.
Disappointed?
Have a look at the spoof news archive
This is your website. Let us know what you like and what we should bin.
E mail your news or comments to the Editor (Stephen Johnson)
Sat
1 Aug
10am
Work Party
Maybush Copse
Maybush Copse Friends
Sat
1 Aug
from 7.30
Open Air Film 'Jersey Boys'
(9pm ish)
opp The Old House at Home
Thur
6 Aug
7pm
Parish Council Meeting
Village Hall
Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council
Thur
6 Aug
7pm
Parish Council Meeting
Village Hall
Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council
Mon
31 Aug
10.30 - 5pm
Emsworth Arts Annual Show
Community Centre, North St. Emsworth
Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council
Mon
31 Aug
10.30 - 5pm
Emsworth Show
Rec Ground,
Horndean Rd Emsworth
Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council
Thur
3 Sept
7pm
Parish Council Meeting
Village Hall
Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council
Wed
16 Sept
7 for 7.30pm
Fishbourne Church Hall
Southbourne Lions
Wed
16 Sept
7 for 7.30pm
HDRA
AGM
St Wilfrid's
HDRA
19 Sept
- 4 Oct
Emsworth Food Fortnight
Emsworth
Thur
1 Oct
7pm
Parish Council Meeting
Village Hall
Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council
Thur
5 Nov
7pm
Parish Council Meeting
Village Hall
Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council
Thur
3 Dec
7pm
Parish Council Meeting
Village Hall
Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council

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