Chichester City Council June News

Chichester Cathedral

Edited extracts of minutes of the City Council on 24th April 2019.

Public Questions

Mr Alan Green, Chairman of the Chichester Conservation Area Advisory Committee (CCAAC) wished to protest at the proposal to remove of Chichester Bus Garage, The Former High School for Girls, Chichester Magistrates Court and The Railway Station (excluding the Signal Box) from the Local Buildings List. The question would be referred to the Planning and Conservation Committee meeting on 22 May 2019.

Statue of WW1 Soldier Maurice Patten

It was resolved that up to £3,500 be allocated for the installation of the sculpture at Litten Gardens and suitable plinth for the sculpture.

Ward reports

Concern expressed about the condition of the grass in Priory Park following the departure of the ice rink at Christmas. The condition of the grass would have a detrimental affect on an event planned to take place in June in Priory Park. Chichester District Council were aware of this and that steps were being taken to clarify the situation.

The Business to Schools launch meeting and said the meeting had been well supported with many local organisations offering to donate items they were in the process of recycling to schools, such as computers, desks and chairs.

The East ward funding for the Sea Cadets new HQ was progressing.

Concern expressed about the lack of respect for pedestrians by some cyclists.  It was felt that cyclists should be encouraged to promote a “share with care” initiative.

The community telephone kiosk in Whyke had been the subject of an arson attack and that residents had expressed concern about the air pollution. Climate Change would be before the Council in the next cycle of meetings.

Drug misuse taking place in the community telephone kiosk. The lack of lighting for the footbridge at Grove Road – now Whyke Lane – was mentioned, as was the taxi rank changes at the railway station and explained the proposals that had been put forward.   He said that complaints had been received about some cyclists in Stockbridge Road – The Twitten, where despite the “Cycling Prohibited” sign had resulted in two elderly people being knocked over. Also mentioned were the parking charges at the railway station.


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