Sussex Wildlife Trust Event – October 2019

CHICHESTER                            Tuesday 29 October

Illustrated Talk by Judi Darley on “Chichester Harbour Latest Projects”,  Communities Officer for Chichester Harbour Conservancy, to the Sussex Wildlife Trust, Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester, PO19 1NX at 7.30 pm.

Entrance Members £3-00/Visitors £4-00 inc refreshments.                          wheelchair access    01243 262833  

RSPB Events for OCTOBER 2019

PAGHAM                                 Saturday 12 October 

All Day Bird Walk around Pagham Lagoon and North Walls and with Roger Morris of the RSPB Chichester Local Group. Meet in Church Lane, PO21 4NU at 10.00 am,                    

Map Ref: SZ880976                 01243 262833


CHICHESTER                           Thursday 24 October

Illustrated Talk by Glenn Duggan on “Birding in Panama” to the RSPB at The Pallant Suite, Masonic Hall, South Pallant, Chichester, PO19 1SY at 7.30 pm.

Entrance members £2-50/visitors £5             01243 262833             wheelchair access


CHIDHAM                               Saturday 26 October 

All Day Bird Walk around Chidham and Cobnor Point with Carole Griffiths of the RSPB Chichester Local Group. Meet in sunken lane car park at 10.00 am,

Map Ref: SU793034

01243 262833



HEYSHOTT                              Sunday 6 October

Conservation – Hedge-laying with Rod Eadie of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers on Heyshott Down from 10.00 am        07776 150863


GRAFFHAM                             Sunday 20 October

Conservation – Heathland Management with Scott Robertson of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers on Graffham Common from 10.00 am  

01243 552113/07539 090509


PAGHAM                                            Saturday 14 September

The Mulberries present a 60s Pop Night with The Minkees featuring Karen at the                      Pagham Village Hall, Pagham Road, Pagham PO21 4NJ at 7.30 pm.

Tickets in advance £8-00 on 01243 697593                             Bring your own food and drink         Wheelchair access                          Proceeds to local charities                    


UPWALTHAM                         Monday 16 September

Morning wildlife walk in the Benges Wood with David Hart of the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Meet in car park, end of Selhurstpark Hill Road GU28 0LZ, Map Ref: SU93681230 from 9.30 am until 12.30 pm

Dogs on leads welcome          Donation to the Trust appreciated                01243 262833

RSPB Events for SEPTEMBER 2019

BURPHAM                               Sunday 1 September

Morning bird walk on The Burgh with Carole Griffiths of the RSPB Chichester Local Group. Meet by T Junction, Map Ref: TQ042096 at 9.30 am                                   01243 262833


CHICHESTER                           Thursday 26 September

Illustrated Talk by Nigel Choat on ‘Surrey on the Wildside’ to the RSPB Chichester Local Group at The Pallant Suite, Masonic Hall, South Pallant, Chichester at 7.30 pm.

Entrance members £2-50/visitors £5                      01243 262833                   wheelchair access


DUNCTON                               Saturday 21 September         

Day Bird Walk around Burton Mill Pond with the RSPB Chichester Local Group. Meet in mill car park, Map Ref: SU979181 at 10.00 am                  01243 262833

Please bring a drink and packed lunch


THORNEY ISLAND                    Sunday 29 September

Morning bird walk around Thornham Lane and Great Deeps with John Kelsall of the RSPB Chichester Local Group. Meet in Thornham Lane, Map Ref: SZ756049 at 10.00 am

01243 262833            


Lions Club of Chichester’s 255th Annual Model Railway Exhibition will be held at Chichester High School PO19 8AE on Saturday 26 October 2019 between10.00am and 4.30pm.  Yes, it’s our SILVER ANNIVERSARY and we would like as many as possible to come along and celebrate with us.


14 attractive railway layouts in various scales have confirmed they will be attending, and on four of these the public, including children, may drive the trains.


3 steam-engine related MECCANO models will also be on show, as will Chichester Model Engineers’ static 3.5″ and 5″ gauge models,


5 trade stands will offer everything you need for your own model railway;

Other exhibits will include:;

A specialist Toy Auctioneer who will value any unwanted toys you may have, and sell them for you if you wish;

Games with prizes for children and adults;

Southdowns Light Railway information stand.


All-Day refreshments will be available from The Junction Café


Also expected, though not yet confirmed, will be two more layouts, an outside ride-on railway for adults and children; and railway-related book sales.


There is free car parking, and good access for disabled people,


Admission: Adults £5; Under 15s £2; Family [2+2] £12.

                              (all unchanged from last year)

More Info. at 07777-681292, or visit


Do you have a question for your MP?

Gillian Keegan MP’s Open Meeting which is taking place on Friday 26th July from 7pm to 9pm in The Selsey Centre, Manor Road, Selsey, PO20 0SE. I would be grateful if you could share this with your parish as it is a great opportunity to meet Gillian and asks any questions.


If you would like any further information, just get in touch.


Best wishes



Juliette Smith


Office of Gillian Keegan MP

Member of Parliament for Chichester


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
020 7219 1193

Bracklesham Post Office is Re-opening


We are delighted to let you know that following the temporary closure of Bracklesham Bay Post Office we will be re-opening the branch on 11 September 2019 at 09:00. This will be in a new location – Central Stores, Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, PO20 8JA. 

Your new Post Office branch

Customers would access Post Office services at a low-screened, open-plan, modern serving point that’s part of the retail counter. Working with the postmaster, we’d adapt the current store layout, fixtures and fittings to accommodate the Post Office till if needed. The branch will offer a wide range of Post Office products and services over longer opening hours, so customers can access their Post Office when it’s convenient. Customer satisfaction with local style branches stands at 96 per cent, and nearly 20 per cent of local branch customers visit outside traditional opening hours.


The Post office are running an online survey which is available at


Chichester Conservation Volunteers & RSPB Events August



WISBOROUGH GREEN                        Sunday 4 August

Conservation – Meadow Management on The Mens with Scott Robertson of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers from 10.00 am                                 

01243 552113/07815 021331


AMBERLEY                                          Sunday 11 August

Conservation – Wetlands Management, clearing ragwort and repairing fencing with Scott Robertson of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers on Amberley Wildbrooks                 from 10.00 am                        01243 552113/07815 021331


WOOLBEDING                                     Sunday 18 August

Conservation –Dry Stone Walling with Alan Walker of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers on Woolbeding Common from 10.00 am            

01243 825091/07539 090509


RSPB Events for AUGUST 2019



PAGHAM                                 Wednesday 14 August

Evening Bird Walk along Pagham Harbour North Wall with Kerry Jackson of the RSPB Chichester Local Group.

Meet at end of Church Lane, Pagham PO21 4NU, Map Ref: SZ880976 AT 5.00 pm                                

01243 262833


SIDLESHAM                             Tuesday 20 August

Day Bird Walk to the Ferrypool, around Church Norton and The Severals with Kerry Jackson of the RSPB Chichester Local Group.

Meet in RSPB car park by church PO20 9TD, Map Ref: SZ872956 at 10.00 am

01243 262833

Please bring drink and packed lunch