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.

Consultation : Chichester Harbour Management Plan (2019-2024)

The Management Plan guides how we all use and look after Chichester Harbour. The consultation draft of the next Management Plan is now finished and the PDF can be downloaded from this link, along with a summary document listing the main changes from the current Plan.
The public consultation stated on 15 August 2018 and will last for two months, closing at 0900 on 15 October 2018.
People can respond by writing, emailing or telephoning the Harbour Office, or completing this form here:  We would positively welcome your feedback. Thank you.

Maybush Copse Apple Day, Saturday September 22nd, 10am

apple day event in chidham near chichesterCome and make fresh apple juice in the fresh air. Bring a container so that you can take some juice home. A pork bap Lunch for the workers!  Accompanied children are very welcome. It is a free event, but contributions would be welcome.

But we need your donations of apples!
If you have surplus apples/windfalls you are happy for us to have, please email stephen johnson. We will come and pick/collect on Thur/Friday Sept 20/21.