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Chichester’s FREE Christmas 2018 Park and Ride!

East Pallant House, 1 East Pallant, Chichester, PO19 1TY

Tel: 01243 521032     Email: roozeerally@chichester.gov.uk

Date of Release: 19 November 2018                        Ref:  3855

Chichester’s free Christmas park and ride returns

Christmas has come early for shoppers searching for those all-important gifts in Chichester. The free park and ride is back again this year, providing quick and easy transport for residents and visitors in the city centre to make Christmas shopping a breeze.

Date Time
Saturday 1 December 8.30am until 6pm
Sunday 2 December 9.30am until 5.30pm
Saturday 8 December 8.30am until 6pm
Sunday 9 December> 9.30am until 5.30pm
Saturday 15 December 8.30am until 6pm
Sunday 16 December 9.30am until 5.30pm
Wednesday 19 December 8.30am until 6pm
Thursday 20 December 8.30am until 6pm
Friday 21 December 8.30am until 6pm
Saturday 22 December 8.30am until 6pm
Sunday 23 December 9.30am until 5.30pm
Monday 24 December 8.30am until 6pm

Councillor Tony Dignum, Leader of Chichester District Council, says: “We’re delighted that the free Park and Ride service is returning for Christmas 2018. It has proved to be very popular in the past and we hope that this year will be no different.

“If you’ve used the service before you will know the benefits of parking at the Park and Ride facility at Chichester College and then continuing the rest of your journey into the city centre by public transport.

“Chichester is a popular shopping destination at Christmas so the Park and Ride service provides residents and visitors with a more convenient and less stressful alternative to using their car. With a dedicated bus every 15 minutes, shoppers and families can benefit from a quick and reliable journey avoiding congestion. An increase in visitors to the city centre also provides a welcome boost for traders in the run-up to Christmas.”

People can find more information and advice over the festive period at www.chichester.gov.uk/christmas


For further information, please contact Rehannah Oozeerally, PR Assistant at Chichester District Council on 01243 521032

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EVENT CANCELLED – Velo South on 23 September

Vélo South – Event Cancelled

Due to the continued worsening of this weekend’s weather forecast,

we have taken the difficult decision to cancel Vélo South.

For further information please click here.

EVENT CANCELLED – Velo South on 23 September2019-01-02T11:02:10+00:00

Essential Ground works on Easebourne Park

Please note that Easebourne Park will be closed on SEPTEMBER 26th, 27th and 28th as heavy machinery will be in use, preparing for the planting of wildflower seeds, bulbs, heathers and trees. Details of how you can help with planting can be found ‘here‘ or on the Easebourne Village Facebook page.


Essential Ground works on Easebourne Park2018-09-13T15:58:31+01:00

Easebourne Park is open!

Saturday 1st September saw the official opening of Easebourne Park! After years in the planning and 3 months of building, our brand new, innovative play park and community space is open to all and we were thrilled that so many people from the village and further afield came along to enjoy it!

After a few words from the Parish Council and the Heads of our Village Schools, the ribbon was cut by 2 pupils and the fun began. The sun shone, there were free cakes, cold drinks and goody bags for the kids. Children explored the Wildwood Dens created by oak donated from the Cowdray Estate and gave the swings, zip wire, slide and tramolines a thorough test too! All this with live music from local trio Yukon Bass, ice creams from the team at Fitzcanes and free face painting!

The final stages of Phase 1 for the Park will take place in October and November, with the planting of heathers, wild flower seeds, bulbs, a new hedgerow and trees. We’d love as many villagers as possible to get involved in these planting events so if you can spare a few hours or a few days, please get in touch with us. We’ve also got several more volunteer projects in September to improve the footpath access onto Wheelbarrow Castle and to add some new steps into the Park from the school car park. If you can help with either of these projects please also get in touch for more details, check the Volunteering page on this site or on the Easebourne Village Facebook page.

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Help Easebourne Park win Tesco Bags of Help

Easebourne Parish Council is in competition with 2 other projects to win £4000 towards providing additional, inclusive and innovative play equipment for Easebourne Park. Our initiative is in competition along with the other two other projects in our region. The competition will decided by a vote in 2 Tesco stores, Midhurst Tesco Express and Haslemere Tesco Superstore, where customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop. Voting will take place from Saturday 1st September to Wednesday 31st October 2018. The lucky winner will be notified by end November. The project with the highest number of votes will receive £4,000, the second placed project £2,000, and the third placed project £1,000.

PLEASE VOTE FOR EASEBOURNE PARK EVERY TIME YOU SHOP AT TESCO and help us provide additional, inclusive and innovative play equipment for your local community park.

Help Easebourne Park win Tesco Bags of Help2018-08-31T12:41:36+01:00

Come to Easebourne Park opening on Saturday 1st September…

A date for your diary! With work progressing well on the creation of Easebourne Park, the whole village is invited to bring a picnic to the Park and celebrate it’s official opening on Saturday 1st September between 1pm and 4pm. There will be live music, refreshments, face painters and goody bags for the children! See you there!

Due to limited parking in the school car park, families are encouraged to walk to Easebourne Park.

Come to Easebourne Park opening on Saturday 1st September…2019-01-02T11:02:10+00:00

Another busy and successful week on site at Easebourne Park

Another busy and successful week on site at Easebourne Park, with the traditional play equipment on track to be completed by this weekend.  We then welcome back PB Groundworks who will start creating the 650m of meandering pathways on 6th August. The Park is really starting to look complete now; however, the signage, rubbish bins, dog bag dispensers and park benches still to be fitted.  All on track for completion and the official opening on the 1st September!

Another busy and successful week on site at Easebourne Park2019-01-02T11:02:10+00:00

Cowdray Timber is Delivered…

The first delivery of Cowdray Estate oak arrived and the first of the 4 Wildwood structures started. The scale of the Dens and Trails has just come into stark relief. They will be impressive innovative play areas. The great weather is assisting the team keep on schedule.

Cowdray Timber is Delivered…2019-01-02T11:02:10+00:00

Wildwood contractors arrive on-site

Much to our excitement, the Wildwood team has arrived and is starting work. These innovative wild natural play dens and trails will be one of the unique highlights of the Park. i attach a short piece from the Wildwood site which nicely paraphrases why the Easebourne Parish Council selected Wildwood.


Have you ever known a child that doesn’t like to climb trees or balance on a fallen tree trunk? Most children and most grown-ups can’t resist it. There’s excitement, there’s nature, there’s trepidation but confidence, there’s also a bit of risk. We think all this is key to healthy human development and it allows children to feel wild and free. With natural play, there are no preconceived ideas about what play is and this allows children to use their imagination more than they would with conventional play equipment that’s largely designed for a single activity.

Our nature play recipe is simple, we take the natural attraction that children have for climbing on tree trunks and we use our ecological and design expertise to create wild natural play areas. These are full of opportunities for natural exploration and they’re made from natural materials and change with the seasons. The natural oak tree trunks attract wildlife for the children to discover whilst they’re playing. Our play areas have natural ‘wow’ factor compared to conventional play equipment. The finishing touch with our designs is to carve local distinctiveness into the surface of the timber. The subtle carvings are left unlabelled like a secret code that encourages the children to think about their local community, local history and nature.”  Of note, the carving designs are being produced by the children of Easebourne Primary School and Conifers School.

The image below is representative of a Wildwood Den, 2 of which will be constructed in Easebourne Park, together with 2 Wildwood Trails.

Lawrence of……………………….. not Arabia, but Wildwood!

Wildwood tele-handler, used for the transport and manipulation of the oak logs.

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