Blog: Archive August 2012

Cycling in the City Centre - Back to School campaign

Members of the public and members of the Chichester City Centre Neighbourhood Management Panel have raised concerns over the last few months over the ongoing issue of people cycling on the pavements and within the precinct of the City Centre.


As a result, local officers are being extra vigilant about ensuring cyclists dismount in prohibited areas, educating them in regards to the City Centre cycling laws and issuing £30 fixed penalty notices when necessary. Local officers regularly stop and confront cyclists cycling on the pavements or through the precinct and deal with them robustly. Over 20 stops were made during August alone.

Our Neighbourhood Policing Team is working with the local schools, College and University at the beginning of this new school term in order to highlight the laws and potential dangers to all students and staff. Posters are also being distributed throughout our City to offer extra guidance and information to those who need it.

If you have any queries or questions in relation to this please contact the local City Centre PCSO Pam Matthews via

Scam letter in Chichester area - businesses beware!

Please advise friends, family and colleagues

Please advise friends, family and colleagues

The scam letter is handwritten and tells you that there has been a high number of computer and laptop thefts in the area. It points you in the direction of a website where you can back up items on your laptop.

Sussex Police are warning people that this website is a scam and not to go to it.  They are advising people to ignore the letter, throw it away immediately, and warn friends, family and colleagues.

A copy of this advice can be found on the Chichester District Council website

ChiBAC initiative during Glorious Goodwood

Historically when Glorious Goodwood takes place we see an increase in anti social behaviour and drunkenness in the city centre.  This year ChiBAC is prepared.

Funded by the Business Improvement District, ChiBAC has organised four roving SIA security guards in the city centre to act like street marshals on Thursday 2nd August and Saturday 4th August to try to reduce historical issues. 

It is likely the marshals will focus around the bus station, Southgate and the southern part of South Street as this is where, historically, most issues occur as the Goodwood shuttle buses drop people back here at the bus station and either they wander homeward bound - or they stop at one of the venues on South Street.

They will be working between 18.30 and 00.30 to attempt to stop any potential issues before people reach any of our venues and will also be assisting people to the train station to aid their journeys home.  

This is the first time we have done this so it will be a learning process but we hope that it makes a significant difference.

Congratulations! Guilt wins the Glorious Goodwood shop window competition

The prize-winning Glorious Goodwood themed window

The prize-winning Glorious Goodwood themed window

There was much deliberation on Friday 27 July as the judges wound their way through the streets of Chichester, viewing the fabulous shop windows.  With over 20 entrants, there were a fair few to get through! 

The judges who included Bradley Eccleshare, Marketing Manager of Goodwood, and Kim Long, City Centre Manager, decided that of all the superb entries, Guilt lingerie was the winner. Their prize is a fabulous VIP Hospitality Box for 10 people at Goodwood - let the celebrations continue!

Thank you to all the entrants for your amazing efforts. It's initiatives like this that help to bring the city together - and a bit of fun never goes amiss!

Stephen Lawrence Ladieswear
Old Guys Rule
Phase Eight
Gems Antiques
Peter Hancock Antiques
R L Austen
Oil and Vinegar
Cancer Research
Creations Hair Salon
Rachel George
Wild Rose Florist
Guilt Lingerie
Rococo Florist
Beaver Tool Hire