Summer Street Party

Midhurst Town Council warmly invite Residents to join us in celebrating our town re-opening with a Summer Street Party on Saturday 28th August 2021.

 

Taking place between 11am and 3pm, residents will be treated to a day of music from some of our favourite local performers, children’s activities, a variety of food and drink, a thriving market in market square, promotions and special offers from local businesses and a chance to celebrate all the wonderful things that Midhurst has to offer in the beautiful location of the Old Town.

If you are a local business, interested in getting involved in the street party, please email eventsofficer@midhurst-tc.gov.uk.

Entry to the event is FREE, with some free activities for children and music and entertainment for all to enjoy.

Applications for children starting school September 2022 opens Monday 4th October 2021

Starting School – September 2022

The application process for children due to start school in September 2022 will begin on Monday 4 October 2021.

Apply online at www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions

  • Applications can be made and will be considered as on time, between 4 October 2021 and 15 January 2022
  • Special rules apply for house movers until 11 February 2022
  • Further information for parents is available on our website now
  • Staff are available to support on 03330 142 903

Midhurst Market

Join us in the Market Square for our weekly market, with stalls including plants and shrubs, olives, french cheeses, candy and sweet treats and much much more.

The market will take place weekly every Saturday from 8.30-3.30pm

Midhurst Matters Newsletter May-June edition

Midhurst Matters Newsletter will be arriving on doorsteps at the end of May, but if you can’t wait to receive your copy here is the newsletter!

Carron Lane Skate Park Project

On Wednesday 21st April Midhurst Town Council were delighted to be able to officially open the long awaited new Skate Park at Carron Lane Recreation Ground. The original Steve McGill Skate Park was built in 2001 and when opened the ribbon was cut by Linda McGill, mother of 18 year old Steve who tragically died in a car accident before the skatepark opened. Steve, a keen skateboarder, had been campaigning and lobbying the Council for a Skate Park in Midhurst before his untimely death and his family and friends continued his legacy with fundraising, resulting in the original Skate Park being built by the Midhurst Town Council. Carol Lintott, Chairman of the Town Council, welcomed the small group to the opening and began by thanking those that had played a vital role in the redesign and funding of the new Skate Park, including Chichester District Council and the YMCA, who generously granted funds. The project was also supported by Community Infrastructure Levy funds parish councils are able to apply for resulting from developments in the area from the South Downs National Park Authority. Councillor Lintott also thanked Councillor Gordon McAra and Councillor Jeanette Sutton for their roles in securing grants and consulting in the design process.

Councillor Sutton was invited to say a few words and began by acknowledging that a relatively small town of only 5,000 building a new, state of the art, enviable Skate Park is something to be celebrated. She then spoke about the series of events that led to the new Skate Park. The redesign was initiated by Midhurst resident Jason Woodman back in 2017, who braved the Town Council at a meeting and asked for the Skate Park to be renovated and modernised. Councillor Sutton then helped to engage with young skaters and potential users of the skatepark so that it was designed in part by local children. The ideas were then given to our favoured Skate Park designers, Maverick Skate Parks, who listened and really took on board the designs and ideas to create a design unique to and created by Midhurst. The fundraising for such a project takes time, but thanks to Gordon McAra, the Finance Committee and our clerk Melanie Kite the necessary money was raised to build this fantastic asset, which will continue to provide exercise, fresh air and challenges for all the people who use it for years to come. 

Councillor Sutton then invited Steve McGills Mother, Linda and her husband Tim to cut the ribbon, just as they did 20 years before, to open the new Skate Park which continues to bear his name as a lasting legacy to the town.

Attendees were then treated to a short display demonstration by talented local scooter pro Jordan Clark. Jordan was honoured to be asked to demonstrate as the original Midhurst Skate Park is where he originally started out.

Midhurst Town Council have noted how well used the facility is already and have heard many reports of older skaters showing the youngsters their tricks, giving them space to experiment with each respecting the other and the facility. Please support us by continuing to keep the area litter free and a pleasant environment to visit.