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Overview of the services

Selsey Town Council is the first and closest tier of local government to the town's residents. Its fourteen Members are elected by the public and serve a four year term. The Councillors are unpaid and freely give their time and expertise to ensure that the local area is represented and its views made known to principal authorities.




There are projects and services carried out by the Town Council, including:

  • Management of six recreation and play areas, skate park and BMX track
  • Organising events throughout the year to support Selsey's economy and promote the town as a destination
  • Running a fortnightly Selsey Cinema Club Website , based in the Town Hall
  • Working with voluntary groups to provide support for activities and initiatives
  • Hanging Baskets in the High Street
  • Christmas Lights
  • Seating on the sea wall
  • Providing some of the town's street lighting
  • Providing some services in the town on behalf of Chichester District Council and West Sussex County Council
  • Delivery of some community support service 

In partnership with other local authorities and groups the Town Council is involved in:

  • Neighbourhood Panel - crime reduction forum
  • Financing the CCTV cameras in the town
  • The High Street Vision

The Town Council also consult on major issues in the town for example:

  • All planning applications
  • Highway schemes

and has representatives on a number of organisations and groups:

  • Chichester District Association of Local Councils (CDALC)
  • Manor Green Park Group
  • Emergency Planning Committee
  • Manhood Peninsula Partnership
  • Manhood Peninsula Road Safety Group
  • Manhood Peninsula Steering Group (SOS)
  • Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve
  • South Chichester County Local Committee

All the Town Council meetings and those of its Committees are open to the public. Agendas for the meetings are displayed on the Town Council notice boards around the town and on ourMinutes and agendasIf you want to come along to a meeting and speak on a specific matter please contact the Clerk who can advise you and arrange for the meeting Chairman to call upon you to speak.

As a Town Council we also put on and support a range of events throughout the year for our community and encourage tourism to the area, some of which are noted below:

Town Council Notice boards can be found at the following locations:

  • East Beach Shops
  • East Beach Recreation Area
  • Kingsway
  • East Street (Star Advertising)
  • High Street (Boots)
  • Hillfield Recreation ground
  • Town Hall
  • High Street car park (on toilet block)
  • The Selsey Centre