Film Club at the Village Hall, Friday Dec 7th, 7.30pm for 8pm. ‘Miss Saigon’. Try a Vietnamese Meal at The Barleycorn beforehand

Another of our series of West End musicals filmed live in the Theatre.  Film Tickets £5 members / £6 non-members

Before the show enjoy a Vietnamese meal with Alex & Kellie at The Barleycorn (Booking essential)
2 Meals for the price of 1 if you buy your tickets at the restaurant. Arrive at the Restaurant 18:00 – 18:30hr, but don’t forget to book. Here is the menu

Christmas Flowers for St Mary’s

Christmas Flowers: If you wish to make a donation towards Christmas flowers in St. Mary’s Church in memory of a loved one, please contact Nina Bates 01243-576331.  Alternatively, put your donation in a sealed envelope, with the name of the person(s) to be remembered on the outside.  (Cheques should be made payable to PCC of Chidham and Gift Aided if possible).  The envelope should be given to Nina or put through the empty Vicarage letter box (which will be checked regularly).  The names of those to be remembered will be displayed in the Church over the Christmas period.

The Chidham & Hambrook 2019 Calendar has now arrived.

  A celebration of our beautiful village. Must have for you, and just the right present to give.  Price £7 – two copies for £12. (Same price as last year). We limit the print run. (but we don’t know how many copies you will want) When they are gone .. they are gone.  This year we have made a ‘Best of”calendar to celebrate ten years of village calendars.  Get your copies from David Rodgers tel 574074, or Stephen Johnson tel 572059 or email me

Review of Local Neighbourhood Plan for Chidham & Hambrook

Chidham & Hambrook parish council is in the process of reviewing its local neighbourhood plan. This is an important document that needs local input from those living in Chidham, Hambrook and Nutbourne East as it would make clear what kind of developments will be acceptable, permissible and what we should reject. In particular, the review will be directed towards future housing developments, the need for a local retail centre, leisure facilities, improved local transport and how we can protect our local countryside and open spaces. If you wish to be involved in the Review of our local Neighbourhood Plan, an open meeting is being held in the Chidham Village Hall on Thursday 22nd November at 7pm.

Local Plan Review: Chidham & Hambrook expected to take more housing: ‘a minimum of 500 homes’

Published in the Chichester Observer today, the Chichester District draft review of the local plan, incorporating the Chichester District Council preferred approach, will be considered by the CDC Cabinet on Nov 14th. Chidham & Hambrook will be expected to take additional housing, ‘a minimum of 500 homes’.  It is anticipated that the land for the additional houses will be identified in the revised Neighbourhood Plan that the Parish Council has agreed to undertake.  Apart from the additional houses in Chidham & Hambrook, and in addition to homes in other parts of the district, the plan proposes 1250 in Southbourne parish, and 250 in Bosham (Highgove Farm). The plan will go before the full CDC Council before the end of November and then go out for public consultation for 8 weeks starting in mid December.

CHANE Wine tasting – Sat Dec 8th, 7pm for 7.30, Village Hall

A team ‘call my bluff’ competition. You must decide which of a panel 4 so-called ‘sommeliers’ is describing the wine you are sampling,
Festive snacks will be served during an interval. We still have some tickets left for this event … £9.00 for CHANE RA members, others, £10.00. If you would like to join the fun, please respond to this email, or phone me on 01243 574021. Please note that we need to ‘close the book’ by Monday, 3rd December.