The Chidham & Hambrook Village Calendar 2018

The Chidham & Hambrook Village Calendar 2018

Functional, decorative looks good on your wall and makes a nice present: Order a copy now Price £7.   You can order two copies for £12 (and £6 for each additional copy.)
Full colour. One page per month, Approx A3 size.
To order tel 572059 or 574074 or you can order by email to the website

Cash, or Cheques to ‘Chidham and Hambrook Website Association’
A celebration of our beautiful village – Scenes from around Chidham and Hambrook – Photographs taken by talented local photographers

Broad Road closure Dec 2, for five days

NOTICE is hereby given that in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the use of (and parking on) Broad Road, Chidham from junction with Flatt Road to junction with Kiln Drive is temporarily prohibited from 02/12/2017 23:00
This closure is necessary to allow Network Rail to carry out works on the level crossing.It is anticipated the works will be completed in 5 days. Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. The alternative route for traffic will be signed via Broad Road, Main Road, Stein Road, Cooks Lane, Priors Leaze LaneWEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION

Kitchen assistant, Care Staff, RNs required – Pinewood

KITCHEN ASSISTANT required Every Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 4 pm to help with morning drinks trolley and assisting residents with meals and drinks
CARE STAFF required for various shifts including weekends, RNs required for days and nights. 
For more information please contact Mandy at Pinewood, Cot Lane, Chidham, Chichester, W. Sussex. PO18 8ST
01243 572480  Email:

Maybush Copse designated as Dark Sky Discovery site.

Chichester Harbour Conservancy announces that three new Dark Sky Discovery Sites have been designated in the Harbour. The sites were all identified as excellent places for stargazing due to their impressive levels of darkness, excellent lines of sight and good accessibility year round. Maybush Copse is one of the locations. The others are in West Itchenor, and at Eames Farm on Thorney Island.

The nominations were approved by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. This is despite concern by Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) that other parts of Chichester Harbour had high levels of light pollution for an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Conservancy hopes that by raising awareness of the issue, these levels of ‘night blight’ can be reversed.

Preserving our dark skies has many benefits for us. Dark skies are beneficial to our health and wellbeing. They are also important for education and astronomy, for nocturnal animals, astro-tourism and development management. Chichester Harbour Conservancy will be organising a number of stargazing events in partnership with the South Downs Astronomical Society as part of the activities programme for 2018. You can find out more about Dark Sky Discovery Sites at

New fence for Maybush Drive/Maybush Copse

Work installing a new fence at the end of Maybush Drive where it borders Maybush Copse was recently completed by Georgie one of the Rangers from Chichester Harbour Conservancy in partnership with the Volunteer Rangers.

They cleared some of the plant growth and added the new post and rail fence. Thanks to Richard Austin and to Georgie and her team.







Sussex Police – Keeping you informed

Main Road, Nutbourne – Building site entered and storage container forced open. Generator and whacker plate stolen. Occurred overnight into 1st November. Ref 0267 of 1/11.
St Johns Church, Southbourne – Lightning conductor stolen from church roof overnight into 4th November. Ref 0666 of 4/11.
Help us keep Sussex safe – If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident please contact us online, email us at or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Chidham School nominated in Observer Awards

Chidham Parochial School has been nominated in the Chichester Observer Awards under the category of Best School. There are three schools nominated for the award and Chidham is the only Primary.

You can use the voting slip from The Observer (new issue out today) or text 85100 with the message: CCO COMM 0007.

Voting by text costs £1.50 per vote plus one standard network rate message. The closing date for your vote is 11:30pm on 9th November.

New website goes live

Our new website goes live today. It’s been a big job to move all the content over to the new site (after 12 years) and we are still working on many areas of the design. We know it is not perfect, but it will be!

Some pages are waiting to be populated with information by their respective organisations, whilst other parts which we’ve dusted off may contain information that is out of date. Please help us during this transition period by emailing us to tell us if you find errors (though give us a short period of grace!) and by being patient as we remedy them.

New community noticeboard

The Parish Council is pleased to announce the installation of a new Community Noticeboard alongside the Play Area in Broad Road. This is available for all those wishing to advertise local events and announcements.

Contact details are displayed on the inside for the key holders to enable you to place your advert within.