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Velo South Cycling Event – 23rd September 2018 – Update

Velo South Cycling Event – 23rd September 2018 – Impact on Easebourne Parish

On Sunday September 23, 2018, 15,000 cyclists will start a major new 100 mile closed road amateur cycle event from Goodwood Motor Circuit and will take a route that effectively circumscribes Easebourne Parish and routes out of the parish will be closed for large amounts of time during the day. Please see the poster below.

Wheelbarrow Castle Community Space and Play Park – “Easebourne Park”

Easebourne Parish Council received from Chichester District Council planning consent for the Wheelbarrow Castle Community Space and Play Park project at the end on April; accordingly we are now proceeding with this exciting project. The Parish Council has recently held the last 2 of a series of public consultations where the overwhelming response has been enthusiastic and supportive.  Indeed, the consultations threw up several innovative ideas for additions to the present plans for the community space which the parish council are discussing and which may well form part of a phase 2 plan, to be enacted next year, subject to fundraising being successful. Thank you to all who have participated in the public consultations over the past 2 years. The present title for the community space and play park is a bit of a mouthful and we have sought suggestions during recent consultations: the majority opinion was that the space be simply be referred to as Easebourne Park. The plan for the park, shown below, will involve coordinated work between our 4 contractors, Affinity Chartered Surveyors, PB Groundworks Ltd, Playsafe Playgrounds, and Wildwood UK, and our close partners, Easebourne Primary School. The work is due to commence on 8 June this year, and the park should be completed by end of August. Regular updates on progress, to include an opening date, will be provided on this site – please keep looking. We would be delighted to answer any specific questions you may have about this project. Please contact Sharon Hurr, the Parish Clerk on parishclark@easebourne.org

New opening times

Midhurst recycling centre will be changing opening times from the 1st April 2018. Full details of times and services can be found on their website: http://www.recycleforwestsussex.org/recycling-sites/midhurst/

WARNING TO ALL KIOSK SITES

Please be aware that there are groups of thieves in Leicestershire and Rutland areas that are turning up in villages and attempting to remove kiosks. They claim to be from BT, but of course are not! Please see below for a description of the thieves contained in a message sent to us by one of our partner sites.

Today some men in high vis arrived with pneumatic drill and started excavating the phone box to remove it. This seen by a passer-by who was suspicious and who took a photo of the reg number. The occupants are thieves and the police have been informed. Another van parked up last week, with no tax or MOT, was also reported to the police. The Phone Box wasn’t removed, but nobody knows if they gave up or intend to return with some heavy plant and a steel band to drag it out overnight, so..

“locals have been advised of this and to call 999”

If they see or hear anything going on. The vehicles did check out as suspicious.

We would therefore recommend all communities with a phone box to be cautious and report any such activity to the police.

Spring Clean Litter Pick!

The Parish Council are organising the annual Spring litter pick for Saturday 14th April, meeting in the Primary School car park on Wheelbarrow Castle at 9.30am. All equipment will be provided, including gloves, bags, hi-vis vests and litter grabbers. Please spread the word and come along to spend an hour making our village a cleaner place. All ages are welcome. If you can definitely make it please let our Parish Clerk know so we can make sure we have enough equipment. Thank you and see you on the 14th!

Keep Calm and be a councillor

Keep Calm and be a councillor

KEEP CALM…

We’re looking for volunteers to join us from the parish of Easebourne.

Contrary to what you might think, the Parish Council is an interesting & lively organisation to be part of.

We have a broad remit within the village including direct involvement in areas such as planning, finance, highways, footpaths, and volunteering to name a few. Perhaps our biggest & most exciting project at the moment is to shape the future of the newly acquired Wheelbarrow Castle Field.

No previous experience is necessary just a willingness to be involved and a desire to help maintain and steer the future of our lovely village.

To find out more please email or Parish Clerk on parishclerk@easebourne.org or call 07342 166188.

Any of our councillors would also be happy to chat more about what we do.

… AND BE A COUNCILLOR

Installation of Vehicle Activated Signs

Easebourne Parish Council have just had installed (Monday 26th February 2018) 2 vehicle activated 30 mph signs (VAS). Located on the A269, on Dodsley Lane, at Budgenor Lodge activated by speeding traffic going south into Easebourne and the other, also on Dodsley Lane activated by any speeding vehicles leaving Easebourne heading towards Haslemere.

Vote Now!

Our Village Welcome Pack project has been shortlisted for the  Hooli Boost award. This will enable Easebourne Parish Council to develop a fantastic branded welcome pack that will go out to all households!

https://poll.fbapp.io/hooli-boost-2018-the-vote

It will be a source of really useful local information, and will also allow us to develop our own Village  branded Identity. This will be used throughout the village, and in all our future  communications.

It will prove especially useful as we begin to  implement our hugely exciting Village field project. So please – follow the link and VOTE!

Installation of Vehicle Activated Signs

Great news! The electrical work has now been completed by SSE and our 2 Vehicle Activated Signs will be installed on Monday 26th February. One will be located close to Budgenor Lodge facing north and the other will be close to Egmont Road facing south. This is another project that the Parish Council Highways Team have been working on for over 2 years, gathering the required data to support the installation and gain the necessary approvals from the District Council and Highways authority. The signs will both trigger when a motorist is exceeding the speed limit reminding them that they are in a 30mph zone and to SLOW DOWN. We hope you will agree that this is a significant step towards calming traffic through our village.

High probability of snow week commencing 26th February

The Met Office weather forecast for next week indicates that there is a high probability of snow starting Monday evening and overnight. It is too early to accurately predict where the snow will be heaviest and how much accumulation there will be.

Day time and overnight temperature are likely to remain very cold for the few days afterwards so any snow that does accumulate is likely to remain.

Precautionary Salting operations will continue through-out the period and snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.

We are therefore advising Town and Parish Councils to be prepared to enact their Winter Management Plans if /when we issue an instruction to do so. We will continue to monitor the Met Office advice over the weekend and will issue a further update on Monday 26th Feb. If the situation changes significantly over the weekend we advise Town and Parish Councils to monitor the highways Twitter account for updates.