Welcome to the Chichester Society

We are greatly saddened by the untimely death of our President Tim Rooth, who passed away on 2nd January.

Tim attended a packed meeting on 1st October 1973 called by local artist David Goodman, which led to the founding of the Chichester Society a month later, at which Tim was a founder member and agreed to be the first hon. secretary. Tim and his wife Iris had settled in the city in 1967. He spent most of his career with Portsmouth University (formerly Portsmouth Polytechnic) and on his retirement was Emeritus Professor of Modern Economic History.

In the past year Tim saw the fruition of his long campaign to achieve a public park on the Brewery Field at Westgate, and spoke with passion to the District’s planning committee about the impacts of traffic and pollution in Orchard Street from the Whitehouse Farm housing development. A full tribute to Tim will be included in our March newsletter.

Chichester Cathedral spire

Our website keeps you informed about the Society’s views and activities and draws attention to issues affecting the quality of life in Chichester and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

To ensure you don’t miss out on recent and earlier news, see the links to the right and in the footer of each web page. To learn what is of immediate concern or interest – and perhaps you might wish to contribute to any debate – follow us on Twitter – our ‘Tweets’ appear opposite.

If you seek more considered and detailed views, browse through previous issues of our Newsletters (a darn good read, even if we do say so ourselves).

To find out more about our origins, activities and what concerns us, click on About Us.

A guide to finding information on the website is available here. You can usually enlarge images by clicking on them.

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Cathedral from Bishops Garden  (click to enlarge)


Bowling green Priory Park (click to enlarge)
Market day
Market day (click to enlarge)