Coronavirus, Covid19, The latest information posted by Chichester District Council

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Posted March 24, 2020

Parish Council News

Special Pandemic arrangements – update March 23rd

The unprecedented Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak has meant changes have had to be made to Parish Council and other local activities and we hope that the following information will prove helpful.

As the situation both locally and at a national level is changing constantly, we will aim to provide regular updates, so check back often. If you have anything relevant to add or that we can let people know about, please email

We will be working from home as usual. To contact the Parish Council call the Clerk, Bambi Jones on 07986 395253 or email

Council Meetings: All Council meetings are cancelled until further notice including meetings of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. The Annual Parish Council meeting, was scheduled for 7pm on Thursday 7 May 2020. Information on how it will be held will published closer to the time based on the latest government advice. The Annual Parish Meeting scheduled for 28 May 2020 is also cancelled.

 A Chidham and Hambrook Covid-19 community support group has been formed to provide support to those elderly and vulnerable in the community who need it, and there has been a good response to a request for volunteers to help. For information please contact Councillor Jane Towers on

Please like and follow the Parish Council’s new Facebook page so that you may be updated with the latest information.

Government Plans for changing the Planning system.

The Planning White Paper, Planning for the Future, is now out for public consultation. This paper sets out the changes that the Government wants to make to the planning process. It is not clear what part Neighbourhood Plans will play in the future. Have your say about the proposed reforms Or you can email the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
The deadline to submit your response is 11.45pm on Thursday 29 October.

Planning applications

20/01854/OUT Outline permission for 19 dwellings with access, public open space, tennis court and other associated works (with some matters reserved except for access). Chas Wood Nurseries Main Road Bosham PO18 8PN