Caution: There have been recent reports of thefts from vehicles parked in Chidham

It can take as little as 10 seconds for a thief to steal something from your car. The best way to protect your belongings is to lock your car whenever you leave it. Police advise:

  • Removing everything from the car; don’t even leave a jacket where it can be seen
  • Closing the sunroof along with the windows when you leave
  • Not storing things in the boot; take them with you
  • Storing car ownership information in your home, not your car
  • Having a routine to ensure you always take the keys out of the ignition
  • Taking removable stereos and sat nav equipment with you
  • In addition, using secure (theft resistant) number plates can make your plates less attractive to thieves

Starting School – September 2019

The application process for children due to start school in September 2019 will begin on Monday 1 October 2018.

      • Apply online at
      • Applications can be made between 1 October 2018 and 15 January 2019
      • Special rules apply for house movers until 15 February 2019
      • The Information for Parents booklet is available on our website now
      • Further information is available by ringing 03330 142 903

See poster, see leaflet.  A message from West Sussex County Council.