TOGETHER WE CAN SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THIS HISTORIC MARKET TOWN
Petworth Vision illuminates the views and aspirations of the communities of Petworth and uncovers a common vision for the future.
Combining the strength of local consensus with robust fundraising, the group is empowered to confidently pursue its aims.
This is an action group driven toward achieving results in Petworth.
Every town has a unique character. Petworth has been shaped by its trading activities over the centuries. An historic market town set in the South Downs National Park, in the north east area of Chichester District in West Sussex, it has the 17th century Petworth House at its centre with parkland designed by Capability Brown. Today the National Trust runs Petworth House,attracting over 170,000 visitors each year as well as hosting a number of annual events. Petworth Vision is an action group driven towards achieving results with three core aims for the town.
Like many other rural market towns throughout the UK, Petworth is affected by social and economic change. Significantly it is the change in retail behaviour, new forms of retail and different consumer expectations, which reflect most on a town’s character and prosperity. In addition, society is more mobile than it was fifty years ago, so today a small rural town like Petworth will be in competition with neighbouring towns instead of being able to co-exist happily as it may have done in the past.