Councillor Vacancy

A vacancy has arisen for a Parish Councillor.  If you are interesting learning what the Parish Council does and would like to be considered for this important role, then please contact either the Parish Clerk or the Chairman of the Council, whose details are given below.

Notice of the vacancy

Parish Clerk – Carol Smith

Chairman – Alastair Spencer

Annual Parish Meeting

Residents in Itchenor are invited to the Annual Parish Meeting, being held at 6pm on Friday 19 April 2024.
The meeting will take place at the Itchenor Memorial Hall.

West Itchenor Annual Parish Meeting Friday 19th April 2024 Itchenor Memorial Hall 6.00pm


  1. Chairman’s welcome
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 10 March 2023.
  3. Parish Council reports
    • Update on Environmental issues
    • Update on Planning
  4. Residents questions

  Alastair Spencer,
Chairman – West Itchenor Parish Council
Date: 08 April 2024

What is the Annual Parish Meeting?

This is a meeting for the residents of the village. It provides an opportunity for the Parish Council to report briefly on its activities and achievements over the past year.
Why is there an Annual Parish Meeting?

Every parish in England is required by Law to hold an annual meeting for the electors of the parish. However, many Parish Councils use the meeting as a means of bringing the community together to discuss issues of importance within the parish.

Why come to the Annual Parish Meeting?

Residents are encouraged to come to the meeting to find out what is happening in the village. This is an ideal opportunity to chat to Councillors and other residents on an informal basis and to influence priorities for the Parish Council for the forthcoming year.

Possible new 20mph Speed limit

Itch 20mph Speed Flyer

Mobile Waste – Cancellation Thursday 2 November 2023

Due to Storm Ciarán expected to spread east on Wednesday night and Thursday bringing heavy rain and strong winds across much of the area, the decision has been made to suspend the mobile service on Thursday 02/11/2023 due to H&S concerns.

We will have communications of this posted on our website and on social media with a view to have signage in place Wednesday advising residents.

Wastes Management Services, West Sussex County Council
Address: 1st Floor Northleigh, County Hall, West Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RQ
External: 03302 227 355


Harbour Jetty extension

The Parish Council is aware that the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently considering an application from the Conservancy to extend its current jetty by 7m and adding a new pontoon of 100m extending into Chichester Harbour.

The Parish Council will be considering a response to send to the MMO at its next Planning Meeting which takes place on Monday 2 October 2023, at Itchenor Sailing Club.

If you are interested in commenting on the application, the documents submitted to the MMO are accessible below.  Responses should be emailed to

Application Form
Imapct construction and waste assessments
wfd scoping report
EA catchment data
Chichester Harbour Conservancy Act 1971
Management plan – Third review
Environment Impact Issues Statement
Landscape and Visual Appraisal
Development Location
Public Consultation – Final document
Public Consultation – Survey results and analysis
Environmental Impact Issues Statement
Navigational Risk Assessment 25 Jan 22
Proposed development
CHC Jetty Site area

RYA Letter
ISC Letter January 2022
ISC Letter May 2022
IS Letter October 2022
CHC Itchenor Pontoon NRA Challenge
CHC Jetty Survey Results September 2023

Chichester District Council Emerging Local Plan Consultation

The consultation closes at 5pm on 17th March 2023. The consultation is on three specific points:
a) Is it legally compliant?
b) Is it “sound”?
c) Does it comply with the Duty to Cooperate?
There is an overview of the key documents (West Itchenor is included in the Manhood Peninsula report) and frequently asked questions

Annual Parish Meeting

APM Invite 23 page 0001

APM Invite 23 page 0001

APM Agenda 23 page 0001

APM Agenda 23 page 0001

Temporary Traffic Regulation


NOTICE IS hereby given that in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the use of (and parking on) Cakeham Road, West Wittering from junction with The Wad to Seaward Drive is temporarily prohibited from 06/10/22 at 09:30 until 07/10/22 at 14:30
The restriction will be in place off peak only between 09.30-14.30
This closure is necessary to allow Balfour Beatty to undertake urgent carriageway pothole repairs on behalf of WSCC
Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times
The alternative route for traffic will be signed on site
This restriction will be effective for a maximum of 5 days from the start date given above
Any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway please contact West Sussex County Council on 01243 642105
Any queries about the works please contact Balfour Beatty on 01243 642105
Dated 23 September 2022
Matt Davey
Director of Highways, Transport and Planning

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Join our local team and become a Parish Councillor

Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have innovative ideas for the council? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it? If this is you, then we need you. We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect their community to put themselves forward for co-option to the Parish Council.

Following the resignation of Leigh Hall as a Parish Councillor there is now a vacancy on the Parish Council.

A notice to advertise the vacancy was posted on the 20 April 2022.  If no electors submit a request in writing for an election to be held, the Parish Council will take steps to fill the vacancy by co-option at the May meeting.

No special qualification is required to be a councillor.  It is important that all sorts of people serve as councillors to so that all parts of the community are represented.  Training for new councillors is also available to help you understand the responsibilities of the role.

If you think you’d like to join the Parish Council or would like to know more, please get in touch with the clerk () who is happy to talk with you about the role and what’s involved.

If more people indicate their interest in becoming a Parish Councillor than the number of vacancies available, candidates will be asked to give a short statement about why they are interested in the role, and the Parish Council will make their decision by a majority vote.

What do Parish Councillors do?

West Itchenor Parish Council is made up of 7  voluntary councillors.  They meet bi-monthly to discuss and act on issues that are important to the local community.

The Parish Council sets a proportion of local taxes to be spent in the Parish, comments on planning applications in the Parish and run projects that help maintain, improve or enhance the local area.  Local Government is changing and Parish Councils are seeing an increase in the responsibilities and opportunities to influence decisions made that affect our local community.

Becoming a councillor is a rewarding experience as you will be able to make a change in your community to help improve residents’ lives. 

Please see the following resources for more information:

All About Town and Parish Councils  prepared by The National Association of Local Authorities (NALC)

It takes all sorts prepared by NALC in 2011 as part of a drive to encourage individuals from under represented groups to become local councillors.

Make a Change, Become a Councillor Campaign from NALC to encourage people from all backgrounds to put themselves forward to join Parish and Town Councils.  The site includes a number of short films collated where you can hear from Parish Councillors about why they joined their council and what difference they hope to make.



Footpath Closure