POSTPONED – Stargazing at Maybush Copse, Tuesday October 16th, – POSTPONED

This event is POSTPONED because of forecast cloud cover.
A chance to participate in some stargazing with Richard Austin, AONB Manager, and the South Downs Astronomical Society. If it’s a clear evening, we’ll be able to see the Moon around the first quarter and lunar craters. Mars and Saturn will be visible. Objects of interest include: M57 Ring Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, M13 Globular Cluster, the Double Cluster in Perseus, and Albireo (double star). Organised by the Chichester Harbour Conservancy, this event is free, no booking is required, but it is weather dependent.

Review of the Neighbourhood Plan

The District Council Local Plan is currently undergoing a review. As a consequence the Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council have agreed to review our Neighbourhood Plan. A working group will carry out this work. To form the group, we need a mix of Parish Councillors and members of the local community with people from all parts of the Chidham & Hambrook. If you would like to volunteer to be on the group please email the Parish Clerk    or Tel 07986395253  or Andy Collins Tel No. 572976. For more details see here

Film Club, Friday Oct 19th, 7.30pm for 8pm “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Club”

In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. A  story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost. Starring Lily James.

****Special Offer:  Buy your tickets at The Barleycorn and enjoy a pre film supper  -two for the price of one. Tickets £5/6  available from 01243 576580/574074, or  The Barleycorn, or on the door

Marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1 – St Mary’s Church, Chidham

Sat Nov 3rd, 10.30 – 5pm. An Exhibition commemorating the lives of those on our WW1 war memorial. Exhibits, contemporary music and poetry from the time, and other events during the day. . Entry free, but donations to be shared between the British Legion and Church welcomed. The Exhibition will remain in St Mary’s for two weeks until Friday Nov 16th.
There will be a special Remembrance Service on Sunday Nov 11th starting at 10.30am.

For info: Police will no longer record Lost Property

From October 1st, along with police forces nationally, Sussex Police will no longer record reports of lost property. Chief Inspector Roy Hodder, Communications Department said: “Although lost property will no longer be recorded by police, we are accepting items of found property.” Our website has comprehensive information on where lost property reports can now be made. You can find out more here on our lost property page.”

WSCC Consultation on budget proposals.

West Sussex County Council wants to hear views on budget savings proposals  – Have your say on proposed changes to housing related support, the Local Assistance Network (LAN) and the Minimum Income Guarantee. Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, Amanda Jupp, said: “The County Council is coming under unprecedented pressure to make savings, and we are being asked to make some really difficult decisions when it comes to our ever decreasing finances. Unfortunately the reality is that we cannot continue to deliver the services we currently offer as we have done previously.”
isit the ‘Have Your Say Hub’ here:

Alternatively, people can share their views by emailing the following addresses:
Local Assistance Network:    Housing related support:   Minimum Income Guarantee:

The full decisions can be found on under decisions.