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As many will know, over the last 12 months we have seen a disappointing increase in the level of mindless vandalism in Easebourne Park. This has included damage to benches, destroying young trees, smashing signs, attempts to break play equipment and damage The Roundhouse, broken glass in and around the children’s play equipment and general antisocial behaviour. Sadly, this spoils the environment for others, has made people feel uncomfortable, and it’s taking up valuable time and resources.
We need to stop this. We have today launched a GoFundMe campaign to help us raise funds to invest in CCTV cameras. This will mean we can monitor the activity of those who are abusing our community space and will help us identify those responsible and provide the Police with the evidence they need to prosecute those responsible. You can visit the funding page here: Go Fund Me
We want to carry out the installation as soon as possible and are asking for the help of our community and those who love using the Park to pay for the equipment. Please consider donating and then share with your friends, neighbours and families.
The Park is such an amazing and unique asset for our community and it should be a place that can be enjoyed by all, not mistreated by a few.
Unfortunately the Parish Council has taken the difficult decision not to progress with plans for a Picnic in the Park this September 6th as announced a few weeks ago. We hope to plan a similar event in 2021, perhaps in the Spring if restrictions are further eased at that stage.
The Midhurst Green Volunteers will be back in Easebourne for the next 2 Saturdays, the 1st August and the 8th August.
Working along Wheelbarrow Castle, the team will be cutting back overgrown vegetation and clearing paths and would be extremely grateful for some extra pairs of hands.
Meet at the top of Wheelbarrow Castle from 8.30am, all tools are providing but please bring your own garden gloves. The team usually finish by 10.30am and you’re welcome to join us then for a celebratory muffin! It really is a fun way to start your weekend, by joining this fun team and giving something back to your community.
If you ‘d like any further details please contact Sharon, our Parish Clerk or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Very sadly we have seen further deliberate damage to the internal roof of The Roundhouse in the last 48 hours, with several of the timbers being knocked out of place. We know it’s not something that could have become loose of it’s own accord as they were very firmly nailed in to the main roof supports.
The vandalism has been reported to the Police and it will be repaired at a cost to the Parish Council. If you saw anything suspicious or have any information about who has caused this deliberate damage, please either call 101 or get in touch with the Parish Council.
Many of you will have seen the new banners that have appeared close to North Mill and at The Grange, encouraging us to all Shop local, Eat local and Love local.
Our local shops and businesses were amazing during the lockdown – they really stepped it up a gear when we were at our lowest. Many did free deliveries which they’ve never done before, offered safe collections and starting stocking essential items that many supermarkets had sold out of.
Lockdown may now be easing and people are starting to go back to some more normal routines, but please remember to continue to support your local shops and encourage others to do the same. We hope you agree that we owe them a very big Thank you!
Have you ever thought of becoming a Parish Councillor? Do you want to find out what’s involved and what a difference you can make to your local community?
We have several vacancies on the Council and lots of opportunities for the right person to get involved in some exciting ongoing projects and to help shape the future of the Parish.
You don’t need to have any specific experience in a similar role. It’s more important to be passionate about your community, have a willingness to get involved and have a few spare hours a month to help make things happen. As a Council we meet 6 times a year (although not face to face at present) and then depending on what areas you get involved in there would be other project or committee specific meetings in between.
Being a Councillor really isn’t anything like you might expect. It’s not like The Vicar of Dibley 😉 If you’d like to find out more and have a chat about what’s involved, in the first instance please get in touch with our Parish Clerk by emailing email@example.com
From Saturday 4th July, the play equipment in Easebourne Park will once again be accessible. The re-opening of course comes with some guidance that’s been provided to us from the Government. Signage will be placed throughout the Park to encourage visitors to maintain social distancing and carry out frequent hand sanitising after using equipment or touching any surface.
Here’s a copy of the notice – COVID-19 Park Guidance July 2020
For most of us this is now second nature, but please take a moment to read the signs when you next visit and do all you can to stay safe whilst there is still a risk of COVID-19 being spread.
We had some unexpected visitors to the Park on Wednesday evening in the form of the Midhurst Fire Crew. Unfortunately someone had previously put some regular rubbish in the attached green BBQ bin and whilst we’re really grateful the rubbish was binned, unfortunately when someone then used their BBQ and disposed of it into the bin it resulted in a small smouldering fire. The bin contained the fire, as it’s designed to do, but obviously it was an unnecessary call out for the Crew.
PLEASE only use the green bin attached to the BBQ for USED BBQ trays. Please let them cool before sliding them into the bin and most importantly PLEASE do not put other rubbish from your BBQ or picnic into the same bin, but use one of the other black bins around the Park or take it home with you.