Chris Charter

It is much sadness that we have to advise you that following a short illness Chris passed away surrounded by his family on 27th December. 

Chris was a valuable member of the Parish Council and will be sadly missed.

Open Meeting with your MP

Witerings Open Meeting with Gillian Keegan MP

Friday 11th January – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

West Witering Memorial Hall, Elms Lane, West Witering, PO20 8LW

Councillors will also be in attendance should you wish to discuss specifc district enquiries.


RSPB & Sussex Wildlife Events for January 2019

RSPB Events for JANUARY 2019

CHICHESTER                                       Thursday 24 January

Illustrated Talk by Bernie Forbes on “A Bird Watchers Travels in West Sussex” to the RSPB Chichester Local Group at The Pallant Suite, Masonic Hall, South Pallant, Chichester at 7.30 pm

Entrance members £2-50/visitors £5-00                 01243 262833                    wheelchair access


BURPHAM                                          Saturday 26 January

Bird Walk on The Burgh with Chris Vine of the RSPB Chichester Local Group.  Meet at T junction Burpham Map Ref: TQ042096 at 10.00 am.  Bring lunch                     01243 262833


CHICHESTER                       Tuesday 29 January

Illustrated Talk by David Johnson on ‘Sussex Chronicles’ to the Sussex Wildlife Trust, Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester at 7.30 pm

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


HEYSHOTT                               Sunday 16 December

Conservation – Chalk Downland Management with Scott Robertson of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers on Heyshott Down from 10.00 am                                               01243 552113 or 07539 090509


RSPB Events for December

RSPB Events for DECEMBER 2018

DELL QUAY                                          Saturday 29 December          

Morning Bird Walk on Chichester Harbour with Roger Morris of the RSPB Chichester Local Group.  Meet at end of Apuldram Lane at 9.30 am, Map Ref: SU835029               01243 262833

Land Settlement Association Bulletin

The Christmas Bulletin is now available for your enjoyment

Chichester District Council Local Plan Review

Chichester District Council Local Plan Review for the period 2016 – 2035 is currently being carried out. 

The Local Plan covers things like …

  • housing numbers and location
  • transport
  • schools
  • waste management

Chichester District Council will be consulting on the draft plan from 13th December – 7th February 2019.

Further information is available at


The Parish Council have agreed to form a working party which will be reviewing the document prior to their meeting on 24th January 2019 when they will formally decide on how to respond to the draft plan.

Don’t forget to have your say on how you want your future!

Christmas Food Bank Collection

Chichester Food Bank desperately needs your help…..

We know it is a very expensive time of year for everyone but are you able to provide a donation that we can deliver to the Chichester Food Bank for those people that are having a difficult time.

The Food Bank urgently needs:

  • Pasta Sauce
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned meat (stewing steak, ham, stews etc)
  • Jam
  • UHT Milk
  • Tinned veg (carrots, peas, mixed veg etc)
  • Potatoes (tinned or Smash)
  • Rice pudding/custard
  • Sponge puddings
  • Biscuits/treats
  • Toilet Rolls

They have plenty of the following: Baked Beans (although my husband says you can never have enough beans!), Pasta, Tea, Soup, Fem Hygiene and nappies.

Cllr. Sandy Simpson will be collecting donations on 17th December between 4pm – 6pm so if you are able to make a donation please can you email her at  or call her on 07387081857 to let her know so she can pop by and pick up your donation.   If you are not going to be in can you let her know where you have put your donation.

We are very grateful for any donation as it all makes a huge difference to the families that recieve the food parcels.

Vehicle Crime

Looking at the last two weeks of the neighbourhood alert there has been a big increase in the number of vehicles that have been broken into and the contents of the car stolen.  Please make sure you take everything with you or if that is not possible please make sure it is not on display.

You can sign up to recieve the neighbhourhood alert at In the Know- Surrey and Sussex

Helping you prepare for severe cold weather

ColdAlert is a free service for Sussex residents, which alerts you to severe cold weather events before they happen.

ColdAlerts are sent directly to you 24 to 48 hours before a cold weather event is expected. You can choose how you receive coldAlerts either via mobile App, text, automated voice message (to your home phone) or by email – it’s easy and free!

Receiving a coldAlert can help you prepare by prompting you to heating your home, to stock up on supplies of hot food and drinks and medication, it can also act as a reminder to wear extra layers of clothing when going outside in the forecast cold conditions.

Who should register for coldAlerts? Carers of elderly relatives or friends, parents of young children and people with health conditions (e.g. arthritis, heart or lung conditions) that worsen in severe cold weather, could benefit from receiving coldAlerts.

To receive ColdAlerts simply download the airAlert App (from the App Store or Google Play and subscribe to the coldAlert service), register at or call us on 01273 484337.

The service is managed by the Sussex Air Quality Partnership and funded by the Sussex local authorities & Public Health.