Bosham Parish Council







Election of Parish Councillors forBosham Parish Council on Thursday 2 May 2019


I, being the Returning Officer at the above election, report that the persons whose names appear below were duly elected Parish Councillors for Bosham.



Name of CandidateHome AddressDescription (if any)

CHAPMAN Tony (Address in Chichester)

COPSEY Helen JanetShirley Lodge, Ratham Lane, Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 8NHMrs.

FULFORD Jonathan Hunter 38 North Road, Bosham, West Sussex, PO18 8NL

HOGBEN Nigel Philip Moonstones, Moreton Rd, Bosham, Chichester, PO18 8LL

HOLLOWAY John Vernon Hedgerows, Green Lane, Bosham, Chichester, W.Sussex, PO18 8NT

JOHNSTONE Alastair Lime Time, Chequer Lane, Bosham, Chichester, PO18 8EJ

PEXTON Charlotte 5 Tuffs Hard, Bosham Hoe, Chichester, PO18 8ET

POWELL Gail Elizabeth Pennyfield, Sunnyway, Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 8HQ

WHITMORE-JONES Christopher Edward Good Hope, Delling Lane, Bosham, Chichester, PO18 8NR


Dated 4 April 2019

Diane Shepherd

Returning Officer


Printed and published by the Returning Officer, East Pallant House, East Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TY

Co-option of councillors

Legislation now requires that the Parish Council shall co-opt qualified people to fill the remaining 2 seats.   This will be done at the Annual Council meeting to be held at the Bosham Centre 15th May 2019 at 7.30pm.


Detailed information about the role of a parish councillor and guidance on standing for election can be found on the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) website.


To stand for election to become a parish councillor you must be:

At least 18 years old on the day of your nomination, and

A British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union

You must also meet at least one of the following four qualifications:


You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards, or

You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election, or

Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish area, or

You have lived in the parish area of within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election


Disqualifications from standing:

There are certain people who are disqualified from being elected to a parish or community council in England and Wales.


You cannot be a candidate if at the time of your nomination and on the day of the election:


You are employed by the parish council or hold a paid office under the parish/community council (including joint boards or committees), or

You are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order, or

You have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence), without the option of a fine, during the five years before polling day, or

You have been disqualified under the Representation of the People Act 1983 (which covers corrupt or illegal electoral practices and offences relating to donations) or under the Audit Commission Act 1998


If you are interested please send a short email to the clerk expalining who you are, how you qualify and what you can bring to the Parish Council.


Bosham Gardens Open Day


On Sunday, 9th June, over 20 private gardens will be open to the public, giving a rare opportunity to see gardens that only open for this event. Some front directly onto Bosham Creek whilst others are in more sheltered village settings.  There will be roses, vegetables, herbaceous borders, container planting, water features, wildlife planting and interesting seaside planting with coastal and wind tolerant plants. Refreshments; plant sales, afternoon teas and homemade cakes to live music.  All proceeds from the day will go to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (


Lunches:  book a two-course lunch and a glass of wine in a waterfront garden on Bosham Hoe for £15.  For reservations and pre-payment information, please contact John and Shirley Bartlett via


New for this year is ‘Lunch on the Go’ at Bosham Sailing Club.  Enjoy a filled ciabatta and drink on the sailing club terrace.  No booking required.


Opening time:  11am-5pm.  Admission: £8 per adult.  Children under 14 go free.  All assistance dogs allowed in the gardens.  Well behaved dogs on leads allowed in some gardens (marked on map that is handed out with tickets on the day).


Tickets available locally from May; or from Bosham car park and all participating gardens on the day.  For full ticket, lunch and other information, visit