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Tomorrow, Saturday 11th and it’s Green Volunteer time!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers are back in the village tomorrow, Saturday 11th September, meeting from 8am at the corner of Dodsley Grove and Dodsley Lane, near the entrance to the Rotherfield Sports ground. The task will be to cut back the summers growth along High Path. The session is usually finished by 10.30.

Last week the lack of volunteers from the village was again disappointing, so sadly this could be the last time the volunteers tackle High Path. If as a village we can’t generate more help for them then we will need to rely on the annual cut from CDC. At times this might make the path quite difficult to use.

If you can spare a few hours to help ensure your village carries on looking it’s best, please come along and join in. All equipment is provided, just bring your own gloves!

For more information please visit www.midhurstgreenvolunteers.org.uk or email our parish clerk.

Tomorrow, Saturday 11th and it’s Green Volunteer time!2021-09-10T14:56:03+01:00

Three Village Planning Applications Now Submitted

Full planning applications for the three Cowdray & Metis Homes sites within the village have now been validated by the South Downs National Park Authority. These sites have been allocated for development within the adopted Local Plan.

The three sites come under four separate planning applications, Cowdray Works Yard, Egmont Road and Former Primary School (which includes a separate listed building application):

Reference Number SDNP/21/04042/LIS, (listed building application) Easebourne Primary School, Easebourne Street for the which the closing date for comments directly to SDNPA is 21st September 2021

Reference Number SDNP/21/04041/FUL, Easebourne Primary School, Easebourne Street for the which the closing date for comments directly to SDNPA is 28th September 2021

Reference Number SDNP/21/04040/FUL, Cowdray Works Yard, Easebourne for which the closing date for comments directly to SDNPA is 28th September 2021

Reference Number SDNP/21/04043/FUL, Recreation Ground and Allotment Gardens, Egmont Road for which the closing date for comments directly to SDNPA is 28th September 2021

The online applications can be viewed here by entering the reference numbers above:

https://planningpublicaccess.southdowns.gov.uk/online-applications/

Easebourne Parish Council will also be submitting comments, and should you wish to share your comments with the Parish Council regarding any of the four applications, you can do so by emailing parishclerk@easebourne.org or writing to:

Parish Clerk, Easebourne Parish Council, 1 Pennicott Road, Bersted, PO21 5AY by 30th September 2021

The Parish Council will be holding its usual Planning Committee meeting at 7.30pm on 6th October 2021 at Easebourne Primary School, Wheelbarrow Castle, Easebourne, at which these applications will be discussed.

Ten minutes will be available at the start of the meeting for members of the public to speak on any of the planning applications listed on the agenda, which will include these four applications. If you wish to speak, you may have two minutes only, and must register with the Parish Clerk on the above email address, the five slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Three Village Planning Applications Now Submitted2021-09-14T10:04:16+01:00

The Green Volunteers are in town again!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers are back in the village tomorrow, Saturday 4th September, meeting from 8am at the corner of Hollist Lane near Canada Grove and working on the footpath that starts at the top of Upperfield. If you join a little later then please go straight to the footpath! The session is usually finished by 10.30.

Last week the lack of volunteers from the village was really disappointing and it’s meant that unless we up our game and join in with this amazing group then we are unlikely to see as many, if any, sessions in Easebourne after the current schedule ends in December.

This would be a massive blow to the appearance of the village, as the volunteers keep areas including High Path, Easebourne Lane, Dodsley Lane, Wheelbarrow Castle and many more areas in-between looking as smart as possible. This is all work that would not be carried out by Chichester District Council as funding and staff cuts do not allow.

If you can spare a few hours to help ensure your village carries on looking it’s best, please come along and join in. All equipment is provided, just bring your own gloves!

For more information please visit www.midhurstgreenvolunteers.org.uk or email our parish clerk.

 

 

The Green Volunteers are in town again!2021-09-03T16:45:57+01:00

Picnic in the Park 2021

Easebourne Parish Picnic-in-the-Park
On a slightly overcast day, Easebourne Parish Council held the third community “Picnic-in-the-Park” event, bigger and even better than before, especially after the disappointment of not being able to hold the event last year. This popular and well attended social event was enjoyed by all whom attended and was supported by three musical sessions in the beautiful park Roundhouse from versatile local band, the B3s, led by Steve Ball and talented duo Ellie Baker and Tom Holder, both tremendous musicians.
The event was also supported by Easebourne scouts who provided hot drinks and bacon sandwiches, Deluca’s Ice Cream van, the Easebourne Primary School PTA who were selling pre-used school uniform, Birthday House residents selling knit-ware and knitted children’s toys and a stand manned by Friends of Easebourne Parish (FrEP) who were recruiting volunteers to assist with their litter-picking and other Parish green tidying duties.
Nick Haddock, the under 6s’ coach at Midhurst Rugby Club, held training sessions for youngsters. Additionally, there was a highly popular Dog Show run by David MacDonald-Lawson, where proud dog owners demonstrated their and their pooches skills competing for highly coveted rosettes.
The Parish Council gave out free soft drinks and answered parishioners questions.  Estimates indicate that the Picnic-in-the-Park was attended by around 300 local families. The event would not have been possible without the support of the Head of Easebourne Church of England Primary School, Johnny Culley and a host of willing councillors and other volunteers.
This event was an acclaimed success and will definitely feature as an annual community event well into the future.
Picnic in the Park 20212021-08-31T17:13:59+01:00

Picnic in the Park Bank Holiday Monday 30th August

There’s now just a week to go before this years Picnic in the Park and the weather forecast looks promising!

The event will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th August, from 12.30pm until 4.30pm. There will be live music in The Roundhouse, Ice-creams, refreshments from the Scouts, a Dog Show, a school PTA stall, a tombola and more! All village residents are welcome, just come along with your picnic and enjoy!

There will be parking available on the day but the car park nearest the Park will be closed.

Picnic in the Park Bank Holiday Monday 30th August2021-08-23T10:59:51+01:00

Now you see it….

As part of the MADhurst programme of events, children’s entertainer and magician, Nick Clark, enthralled over 100 children, accompanied by many carers, parents and a goodly smattering of grandparents, for over an hour in Easebourne Park on Tuesday 17th August.
Nick Clark, clearly a master of children’s entertainment, held the children spellbound with a mixture of clever magic tricks, group singalongs and group games. He even had the adults laughing along with him.
This children’s event was held in the much admired Roundhouse in Easebourne Park, conceived by Easebourne Parish Council, and constructed by local company Artizans of Wood in early 2020, and hailed as a magnificent addition to this award-winning park.
The children’s event was such a success that both the MADhurst team and the Parish Council are enthusiastic about repeating its success in 2022 as part of a more full programme of use of The Roundhouse for the community.
Now you see it….2021-08-18T10:49:25+01:00

Picnic in the Park 30th August – save the date!

With most Lockdown restrictions now lifted, the Parish Council are going full steam ahead for this years Picnic in the Park!

The event will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th August, from 12.30pm until 4.30pm. There will be live music in The Roundhouse, Ice-creams, refreshments from the Scouts, a Dog Show and more! All residents are welcome, just come along with your picnic and enjoy!

We’re just finalising a few more details, so watch this space for news nearer the day, but for now, save the date!

Picnic in the Park 30th August – save the date!2021-07-19T10:58:01+01:00

Green Volunteers in July, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The ever energic Midhurst Volunteers are back in the village for the next 3 Saturdays, starting on the 17th July and as ever WE NEED YOUR HELP.

The task for the 17th is to cut back over hanging branches and tidy up Wheelbarrow Castle. We know this path is walked so often by so many villagers, en-route to the Park, going to school, the shop or the pub. So if you are one of the many who will appreciate a wider path and nicer walk, please come along to lend a hand! Meeting on the corner of Cowdray Road and Wheelbarrow Castle from 8.30am until 10am.

The following 2 Saturdays are to clear the upper section of High Path and the path from Hollist Lane to Budgenor Lodge – again, both well used routes. On these days the group will meet on the corner of Hollist Lane at 8.30 until 10am.

Please try to spare an hour to come along and help. As we’ve said before, this work would simply not happen without the volunteer team, many of whom don’t even live in Easebourne! It’s a fun and active way to start your weekend and your chance to do something really good for your community.

You don’t need to be an experienced gardener or bring your own tools. Everything is provided. Please show them some support and come along to lend a hand! 

Green Volunteers in July, WE NEED YOUR HELP!2021-07-12T12:05:45+01:00

Latest Covid-19 advice from West Sussex County Council

Covid-19 pandemic ‘not over yet’

wash handsCovid-19 hasn’t gone away and the pandemic is not over yet. Please continue to follow the hands, face, space, fresh air guidance to help keep West Sussex safe.

That’s the message from Public Health leaders in West Sussex following the Prime Minister’s announcement this week about plans to lift restrictions on 19 July when we move to step 4 of the government’s roadmap.

Alison Challenger, Director of Public Health for West Sussex, said: “Covid-19 hasn’t gone away just yet. Infection rates in West Sussex remain lower than in many parts of the country but have been rising steadily since mid-May in line with the national trend. At the end of June, we saw just under 1,200 new cases in the space of a week.

“At the same time, the vaccination programme is continuing at a tremendous rate, with more than 622,000 people in West Sussex having now received at least one dose. That’s around 83% of our population.

“I ask that everyone continues to play their part in protecting their friends, family, colleagues and communities in West Sussex over the next few weeks. People are reminded to follow the sensible hands, face, space and fresh air measures, booking and attending both your vaccination appointments as soon as possible, and getting tested regularly and isolating if you test positive.

“The coronavirus pandemic has had such a huge impact on our lives in so many ways that it’s understandable many of us will want to return to life without restrictions. Vaccinations are the key to bolstering our protection, reducing the severity of the virus and helping us to find a way of living with it.”

Councillor Bob Lanzer, West Sussex County Council cabinet lead for Public Health said: “The Prime Minister’s announcement gives us cautious hope that the restrictions on our lives will soon be lifted.

“He also made clear, however, that the pandemic is not yet over and that as we open up further there will be a greater emphasis on personal responsibility.

“This means that while the health protection measures will no longer be mandatory, the hands, face, space and fresh air guidance will still be sensible and proportionate measures that we can all follow to manage and help reduce the risk to ourselves and each other.

“Above all, please do make sure you book and attend both your vaccination appointments as soon as possible. It’s the best defence against the virus and the means by which we will be able to get back fully to doing the things we love.”

Find information on our website about vaccinations and how to book them.

Details of how you can get free Covid-19 testing kits are available on our website. They can be ordered to be delivered direct to your home or picked up from collection points across West Sussex.

Our website also contains details of help and support available to people who have been affected by Covid-19.

Confirmation of the lifting of restrictions is expected on 12 July, following a review of the latest data.

Latest Covid-19 advice from West Sussex County Council2021-07-08T10:41:03+01:00

Tomorrow, Wheelbarrow Castle, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The amazing Midhurst Volunteers are back in Easebourne tomorrow, Saturday 19th June, once again tackling Wheelbarrow Castle! This often used route will be getting a trim, a tidy and a sweep.. and we’d love some extra pairs of hands.

Meeting in the school carpark, come along from 8am until around 10am. All equipment provided but please bring your own gloves. The forecast is for good weather and the team will be spread along the path, working at appropriate distances from each other.

The team are back in the village again on Tuesday 22nd to tackle the upper part of High Path – so if you can’t make it tomorrow, please try to join on Tuesday – better still, come along to both!

We’re incredibly lucky that this dedicated team of volunteers, most of whom don’t even live in the village, come back time and time again to make where we live a cleaner, tidier place. Please show them some support and come along to lend a hand – it’s a very productive and rewarding way to start your weekend! 

Tomorrow, Wheelbarrow Castle, WE NEED YOUR HELP!2021-06-18T18:02:34+01:00
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