Blog: Archive September 2012

Chichester in Bloom Update

Kim Long, City Centre Manager and Helen Monckton, City Council, proudly accept the In Bloom award for Chichester

Kim Long, City Centre Manager and Helen Monckton, City Council, proudly accept the In Bloom award for Chichester

Following our hot-off-the-press announcement on 13th September, that Chichester was awarded Gold and Category winner in the South & South East in Bloom Awards, we can now reveal the list of winning Chichester District areas that have all done us proud!

Below are the South & South East in Bloom Awards presented to Chichester on 13th September:


City Centre

Gold & Category Winner

Main Entry (Chichester in Bloom) 


Bishop’s Palace Garden


Jubilee Gardens 


Oaklands Park

Silver Gilt

Litten Garden 


Brandy Hole Copse in County Parks Category

Silver Gilt

The Wharf (Chichester Canal) in Conservation Area Category

Silver Gilt


In Your Neighbourhoods:

Chichester Canal

Level 5 Outstanding

Whyke Estate

Level 5 Outstanding

Parklands Residents’ Association

Level 5 Outstanding

Marriott Lodge

Level 4 Thriving

Summersdale Residents’ Association

Level 3 Developing

Chichester Foyer

Level  2 Improving

Graylingwell Park Community Garden

Level 1 Establishing

Bramber Road Community

Level 1 Establishing

Chichester Crematorium was awarded Silver in the Cemetary category.

Well done, everyone!

City Centre Businesses are urged to be vigilant in recognising counterfeit bank notes

The City Centre Partnership is urging businesses to be extra vigilant about checking bank notes in the run up to Christmas - a notorious time for counterfeit notes to be in circulation.

The latest guidance from the Bank of England on how to recognise forgeries can be viewed here and we're urging businesses to ensure your staff are fully briefed on this guidance.

Proposed 20mph limit for residential roads in Chichester - how will it affect your business?

A 20mph limit is proposed for residential roads in Chichester - what do you think? Will it affect your business?

Members of the South Chichester County Local Committee (CLC) recognise that there is some local support for the introduction of 20mph speed limits on all residential roads in Chichester and they are keen to progress a public consultation to develop a wider understanding of the level of local support - and any objections - before deciding whether or not to implement a Traffic Regulation Order to support the introduction of a 20mph limit.

This decision will be taken in public and further details will be provided nearer the time the meeting is held.  The public consultation will run until the 24 September 2012.

Please note: This consultation is being treated as part of the formal Traffic Regulation Order process and this will be the only opportunity available to submit comments before a decision is made on the proposal.

Further details are available at

Plus there are displays and documents at the following locations:

  • County Hall reception, West Street, Chichester
  • Chichester District Council reception, East Pallant, Chichester
  • Westgate Leisure Centre, Via Ravenna, Chichester
  • Chichester City Council, North Street, Chichester
  • Chichester Library reception, Tower Street, Chichester
  • and other public locations across Chichester

How to give your views

You can give your views:

  • online at
  • by email to
  • by using a touch screen kiosk
  • by hand posting a form at the above locations

- all before 24 September

Chichester in Bloom decision - news just in!

North Street in 2011

North Street in 2011

Kim Long, City Centre Manager, is today attending the announcement about our In Bloom entry for Chichester City - and we've just heard that Chichester won GOLD!

Thanks and well done goes to all of you for looking after your beautiful hanging baskets and flower arrangements. The city has looked truly welcoming and delightful all Summer and your hard work has been recognised by the In Bloom judges... Not only did we win GOLD for Chichester in Bloom, but we are also the overall category winner for City Centre!

Well done everyone!

Chichester City Walkabout - Friday 14 September

Chichester City Centre Partnership will be touring the City Centre with representatives from West Sussex County Council to check on maintenance work done over the last few months - and to identify any possible new work that needs doing.

West Sussex County Council recently carried out some repointing work on the paving stones in the City Centre which will be checked for completion on Friday 14th September.  Whilst the work is inspected, WSCC and the City Centre Manager will be identifying a strategy for any further maintenance that may be needed over the coming months and years that the Business Improvement District is in place.