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This website provides information about the activities of the Parish Council in the villages of Singleton and Charlton - pretty villages situated in the Lavant Valley, a few miles north of Chichester in West Sussex.

All of our councillors are volunteers and are committed to representing their community. They:

  • give views, on behalf of the community, on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish
  • undertake projects and schemes that benefit local residents
  • work in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the parish
  • alert relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken
  • help the other tiers of local government keep in touch with their local communities

We want to work closely with our community and encourage residents to get in touch with us and attend meetings. Please get in touch and join our mailing list, mailchimp

How to report issues to WSCC

The WSCC Love West Sussex app can be used to report potholes, graffiti, fly tipping, damaged pavements and many more. Simply send in your report using the WSCC free mobile app, a text or picture message. Love West Sussex will deal with your report and we will send you a message when it's complete.

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Chichester District Council - District Dispatch

District Dispatch


April 2024
Chichester District Council

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description automatically generatedI’m pleased to tell you that a new roar-some exhibition will be arriving at our Novium Museum this May!

'Dinosaurs: Hungry Hatchlings' showcases how even the largest dinosaurs started life as eggs and tiny hatchlings. It will open on Saturday 11 May and run until Saturday 9 November 2024.

Visitors can discover the secrets of dinosaur eggs and babies with amazing dinosaur specimens from around the world. The exhibition will follow iconic dinosaurs such as the Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Diplodocus on their perilous journey from egg to adult. Skeletons, authentic models, and stunning artworks will bring the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to life.

The exhibition will also showcase dinosaur fossils from the local area including Iguanodon and Horshamosaurus kindly loaned from Brighton and Hove Museums and Horsham Museum. Tickets cost £5 for adults, £3 for children or £14 for a family of up to 5.

To coincide with the exhibition, the museum will be offering a new workshop, 'Hungry Hatchlings', and a dinosaur loan box for schools. This workshop will explore the life cycle and habitats of dinosaurs and delve into how their skeletons helped them survive and move in their natural habitats. The workshop will take place in the 'Dinosaurs' gallery, giving children the chance to see the skeletons and models up close whilst their imaginations will transform them into mini dinosaurs!

The loan box will include a selection of real and replica fossils, looking at animals and habitats during the dinosaur age, as well as the role of a palaeontologist. For more information,

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of activities, including a very exciting VIP (Very Important Palaeontologists) opening event. As well as the opportunity to be one of the very first visitors to the exhibition, budding palaeontologists can take part in craft activities and get up close and watch a dinosaur show with realistic baby and adult dinosaurs! Tickets for the launch event start from £18 per child.

This exhibition will replace the popular Star Wars-themed 'May The Toys Be With You', which closes on Saturday, 20 April 2024. This has been a really popular exhibition, so it is definitely worth popping into the museum to see this before it closes.

Chichester Roman Week will also be returning this May half-term from Monday 27 May – Saturday 1 June with exciting events across the district and beyond. This will include a ‘Romans at the museum’ day, which will take place on Wednesday 29 May when Legio Secunda Augusta, one of Europe’s leading Roman re-enactment groups will be taking over The Novium Museum, offering a series of interactive talks and demonstrations throughout the day between 10am and 4pm. For booking information and more information on Roman Week, please or call 01243 816525.

I’m also pleased to tell you that the museum has also upgraded its lighting to help reduce its carbon footprint thanks to a £4,000 grant from South East Museum Development.

In 2022, the museum was audited to look at possible carbon reduction methods, with LED light installation identified as the most beneficial, impactful and feasible.

The 'Going Green' grant has allowed over a third of the museum's lighting to be upgraded, focusing on areas where lights are used most frequently and in closest proximity to museum collections, which will significantly reduce the museum's energy consumption and help to safeguard the collection.

Sustainability is one of The Novium Museum's core values. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and making our building and activities more environmentally sustainable. This is a great step in the right direction, reducing our energy consumption and making a considerable financial saving each year.

To find out more about the museum and the other exhibitions it is running, please

Best Wishes

Cllr Jess Brown-Fuller

Cabinet Member for Culture and Events at Chichester District Council

Latest news and events from across the Chichester District - Initiatives Newsletter

Latest news and events from across the Chichester District- Initiatives Newsletter


April 2024
Latest news and events from across the Chichester District- Initiatives Newsletter

Your monthly news update from Chichester District Council

April 2024

Welcome to the April issue of initiatives+

This newsletter is issued every month with the latest news and events in our area, details of schemes and projects that will benefit our residents and businesses, as well as relevant national and local updates.

An 'egg-citing' exhibition!

New exhibition 'Dinosaurs: Hungry Hatchlings' will be roaring into The Novium Museum next month. It showcases how even the largest dinosaurs started life as eggs and tiny hatchlings. Find out moreand book tickets.

Upcoming elections

Elections will be taking place on Thursday 2 May for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner and also the Selsey Town Council by-election. If you plan to vote in either of these elections then make sure you are prepared and don’t forget that you also now need ID to vote at a polling station.

Farmers' market

Spring is officially here so what better time to sample local fresh produce? You'll find a wide range of delicious fruit, veg, bakes, cakes and treats at our regular Chichester Farmers’ Market The next date is Friday 19 April.

What's on?

If you’re looking for things to do then don’t forget our What’s On pages on our website featuring events from across the district

Chichester Wellbeing

Our Chichester Wellbeing Team has a number of sessions starting this month. Their Weigh Better Life weight management course starts 29 April and the Walking With Poles course starts 17 April aimed at helping adults increase their activity levels. Find out more

Protecting Chichester Harbour

Our council will be bidding for government money so that our coastal engineering service can develop a plan for the Chichester Harbour area that will help communities prepare for flooding and coastal change. Find out more

Easter trail at The Novium Museum

Help find which dinosaur has stolen all the Easter eggs at The Novium Museum! This children’s Easter trail runs until Saturday 13 April. Tickets are £1.50 per child and include a themed prize. No need to book.

Join our Let's Talk panel

We run regular consultations throughout the year on a variety of different topics, By joining our Let’s Talk Panel, we’ll make sure that you’re the first to hear about the surveys we're running, Find out more and sign up

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Here you can find the latest media releases and you’ll also find the latest District Dispatch column, and previous issues of our newsletter that you may have missed.

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