Mobile Waste Consultation

The mobile waste service operating in Selsey and the Witterings is, reluctantly, under consideration for closure as means to enable West Sussex County Council to make savings. This is the last mobile (household) waste service to be operated by the County Council, as all others were withdrawn following consultation in October 2016. The County Council is now considering withdrawing this service no later than 30th September 2020, unless alternative funding arrangements can be secured.

We are exploring the option of the cost of the service being met through the Town or Parish precept (this is the portion of your Council tax that is set locally by your Town or Parish Council to support very local services).

If all Town and Parish Councils in the mobile service catchment area (see map below and attached FAQs) are prepared to support this proposal, then the additional cost in Council Tax would be around £5-£7 per household per year.

The consultation has two objectives:

  • To establish whether residents in the mobile waste service catchment area would be prepared to pay an additional £5 – 7 per household per year through their Town or Parish Council tax in preference to withdrawing the existing service.
  • To obtain more information on who uses this service, how often and for what purpose.

Selsey Town Council and the Parish Councils in the catchment area have not yet committed to doing this proposal, so the County Council has been working with them to develop this consultation to see if there is any local support for the proposal.  The consultation results will help them to decide whether or not to fund the mobile waste service in order to maintain the service at the local level in the future.

If you would like help completing this survey, or need alternative formats, then please email: or call 01243 642106.

If you are deaf or have difficulty hearing you can contact us via NGT Text Relay 18001 01243 642106 providing you have this app downloaded onto your PC, laptop or smartphone.

Please provide your feedback by completing our online survey below.

Online Survey

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

West Itchenor Parish Council has a vacancy for a Councillor due to the retirement of Graham Colbourne.   If anyone is interested in being considered for the position of Parish Councillor then please contact the Clerk.

The Parish Council will consider any applications at the January meeting which will be held on Monday 14 January 2019.  Should anyone be co-opted at this meeting they will initially serve until 7 May 2019 as Parish Council elections will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Chichester District Council – Local Plan Review Consultation

Chichester District Council is currently undertaking a public consultation on the Chichester Local Plan Review: Preferred Approach. This is the second stage of consultation on the Chichester Local Plan Review. When complete, the new Local Plan will update and replace the existing Chichester Local Plan: Key Policies 2014-2029 and will provide the policy framework for planning and development in the District outside the South Downs National Park in the period up to 2035. The Chichester Local Plan Key Policies (2014-2029) was adopted in July 2015. The Inspector required the Council to complete a review within five years to aim to ensure that sufficient housing would be planned to meet the needs of the area. This work forms the Chichester Local Plan Review 2035.

The consultation starts today and runs until Thursday 7th February 2019.  Please use the links below for information on how to access the consultation documents and details on how you can respond.   Please note that the Parish Council will be providing information to help residents make informed responses shortly.

Chichester District Council – Local Plan Review   

Response Form

New Parish Council Contact Number

Please note that the Parish Council now has a new contact number.

07927 293274

Please note that our Clerk works part time hours (during week days between 9 – 5pm).  Therefore it may be necessary to leave a message, either on the ansaphone or via text message.

Cyber Crime & Online Safety Survey

The Community Safety & Wellbeing Team at West Sussex County Council has launched two surveys in order to gather feedback about people’s perceptions and experiences of cybercrime/online safety over the last 12 months. Responses to this survey will influence how we at the County Council shape our cybercrime/online safety support work for residents and local businesses in the future.

  1. Business Survey:

We are seeking views and information from managers as well as business owners to help support businesses in the future. Survey link –

  1. Personal Use Survey:

We are looking for any West Sussex resident, aged 18 or above, to complete our Personal Use Cybercrime/Online Safety Survey. Survey link –

The Community Safety & Wellbeing Team, West Sussex County Council

FLOW News bulletin July 2018

FLOW – Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands

This Heritage Lottery funded project is focused on assessing the many ditches and waterways on the Manhood Peninsula to see how this network of wetland habitat is linked, identify areas of improvement for drainage and habitat improvement, and to highlight the benefits of well-managed ditches for people and wildlife.

Please use the link below to access the newsletter that gives updates on the work being carried out, including much undertaken within the Itchenor parish.

FLOW – Bulletin July 2018

Advance Notice – Road Closure

Please note that the Parish Council has received notice of the closure of the Itchenor Road to enable the highways team to repair potholes on Tuesday 14 August 2018.

ROAD CLOSURE Public Notice Itchenor Road, West Wittering

Level 3 Heat Warning

As we experience a prolonged spell of hot weather and with heatwave conditions continuing this week according to the Met Office West Sussex County Council has provided some useful information and advice on how people can look after themselves and the vulnerable during the hot weather.

Level 3 Heat Warning Advice

A27 Meeting Notes

West Sussex County Council has released notes of a meeting held with Highways England, Chichester District Council and MP, Gillian Keegan.   The notes detail the process for any possible inclusion in Road Investment Strategy (RIS) 2.

Key Notes

Meeting with Gillian Keegan MP

Please click on the link below to see details of a forthcoming meeting with our MP, Gillian Keegan.

MP Meeting