The Chichester Society – Founded in 1973

We are the civic society for Chichester founded in October 1973 at a public meeting called by artist David Goodman to protest against the wholesale demolition of parts of the city. This was followed by a Town Meeting held in the Cathedral in June 1974 attended by some 1,500 citizens. Present membership exceeds 700.

Since then we have kept a watching brief on new developments and plans, participated in public consultations organised by local authorities and organised  meetings and events on items of topical interest.

We produce various publications and a quarterly Newsletter which is distributed to members and covers stories of topical and civic concern – click here to see back copies. For the latest edition it’s necessary to become a member – join the Society. 

We also initiate and run projects that support our aims and objectives, one such project being the production of various heritage trails for which a dedicated website (opens in new link) has been established.

The Chichester Society is a registered charity (No. 268055).

Chichester and its surrounds