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High Path Phase 2!

We had a team of 6 volunteers from the village this morning along with another 6 from the Midhurst Green Volunteers to tackle the 2nd part of High Path. A huge amount of greenery was cut back, leaves cleared and edges re-discovered, resulting in a path that’s now at least twice the width as it was in places! A massive thank you to all those involved!

We’re going to be returning to the same spot a week today, Saturday 1st February to do the final clearance, so please feel free to pop along and lend a hand. Please note that next Saturday was going to be the first phase of working on Wheelbarrow Castle but this will now start on Saturday 8th February.

All the dates for all volunteer sessions are available here:

Green Volunteering diary

It’s important that it’s not just Easebourne sessions that villagers volunteer for. We really need to help with Midhurst sessions too if we are to retain the invaluable help of the Green Volunteers in the long term. All sessions are no more than 2 hours and it’s a great team to work with, so please consider joining if you can!

High Path Phase 2!2020-01-25T12:19:07+00:00

Mindless vandalism to trees

We’re very sad to report that some further mindless vandalism has taken place in Easebourne Park within the last 24 hours, deliberately killing 3 of the trees planted last year.

The trees in question were in the south eastern corner close to the pond. The stakes were removed and thrown into the pond and each tree then snapped in half. Unfortunately the result of this is that there will be no trees in this corner of the Park as they will not be replaced. The vandals struck sometime between 11am on Monday 21st January and 2pm on Tuesday 22nd January.

The incident has been reported to the Police.

If anyone saw anything or knows who was responsible, please contact the Police or email the Parish Council confidentially on parishclerk@easebourne.org.

After all the work that goes into making Easebourne Park what it is, this is so disappointing and so pointless. The Parish Council are in the final stages of agreeing some very exciting enhancements to the Park, scheduled for Spring/Summer 2020 and sadly some of these things may now need to be reconsidered.

Mindless vandalism to trees2020-01-22T15:55:50+00:00

Post Office opening in Village Store!

We’re thrilled to share the news that our Village Store will be getting a Post Office Counter! The new services will be open 7 days a week from the 18th February – the following letter explains what services will be available.

Easebourne Village Stores Post Office

This is fantastic news for the village and we hope that everyone will support this new venture!

Post Office opening in Village Store!2020-01-23T18:32:42+00:00

Green Volunteering diary

This coming Saturday, 25th January is the next opportunity for you to join the Midhurst Green Volunteers as they very kindly come to Easebourne! Meet at the Surgery end of High Path from 8.30am to help with the 2nd part of the High Path clearance task. All equipment provided and we expect the session to be no more than 2 hours. Come for as long as you can! 

The schedule of where the Midhurst Green Volunteers are working is now available for the first quarter of 2020! There are a number of opportunities to help with projects in Easebourne but crucially for us to benefit from this collaboration in the long term, we need our own residents to also help with Midhurst based projects.

Green volunteers Jan 2020

Sessions take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays and are usually just around 90 minutes at a time. All equipment is provided and there’s a great team spirit thrown in! It’s an opportunity to meet like minded people who have a bit of time to spare and want to make a difference in our communities.

If you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch with parishclerk@easebourne.org or directly with Graham at the Green Volunteers on 01730 810340.

Green Volunteering diary2020-01-21T19:01:30+00:00

New year, new challenge?

It’s that time of year when you might start thinking about doing something new, taking on a new challenge or getting involved in a local activity. One way you could tick ALL of those boxes is to become a Parish Councillor!

Your Parish Council has space for 2 new Councillors to get involved in all aspects of our work within the Parish. From Planning consultations to Highways management, Easebourne Park enhancements to Communications and from Finance to Footpaths. There are also a number of strategic projects you could get involved in if that’s your thing.

You don’t need previous Councillor experience and there are no specific qualifications. Full training is available but most of all you should have a passion for your community and a willingness to get involved.

As a full Council we meet 6 times a year and with specific committee and panel meetings in between, depending on what areas you get involved in.

If you’re interested to learn more, please get in touch with Sharon, our Parish Clerk on parishclerk@easebourne.org to arrange an informal chat over a coffee!

New year, new challenge?2020-01-04T17:32:46+00:00

Parish Newsletter now available

Many of you will have received the latest Parish Newsletter through your door in the last few days, summarising the highlights of 2019 and what the Parish Council will be working on in 2020. We’ll be hand delivering to the remaining part of the Parish over the next few days and copies will also be available after the weekend from the Village Shop, the schools, the Church and within the Park.

If you haven’t received a copy and can’t pick one up in the above locations, please get in touch with our Parish Clerk and we can put one in the post.

If you have any comments on the newsletter or any suggestions as to what you would like to see happening within the Parish in 2020, please also contact Sharon, our Parish Clerk.

Parish Newsletter now available2020-01-03T15:13:41+00:00

Green Volunteering diary

The schedule of where the Midhurst Green Volunteers are working is now available for the first quarter of 2020! There are a number of opportunities to help with projects in Easebourne but crucially for us to benefit from this collaboration in the long term, we need our own residents to also help with Midhurst based projects.

Green volunteers Jan 2020

Sessions take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays and are usually just around 90 minutes at a time. All equipment is provided and there’s a great team spirit thrown in! It’s an opportunity to meet like minded people who have a bit of time to spare and want to make a difference in our communities.

If you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch with parishclerk@easebourne.org or directly with Graham at the Green Volunteers on 01730 810340.

Green Volunteering diary2020-01-06T18:15:59+00:00

Full steam ahead for our next Park project…

We’re delighted to announce that today we have received full planning permission to construct a multi-use covered shelter within Easebourne Park!

The concept of a shelter came from the Parish wide survey that we carried out in January this year. It will sit just inside the Park at the bottom of the natural slopes that lead down from the car park and will be partly constructed with wood donated from the Cowdray Estate and with a living green roof in order to blend in with it’s surroundings. The shelter is being entirely funded by grants from The National Lottery, Chichester District Council and The Grange, for which we are immensely grateful.

We are now able to progress the design with local structural engineers and fine-tune the features with a view to beginning construction during the second half of March 2020. More details about the design, timings and other proposed additions to the Park will be announced in January.

Full steam ahead for our next Park project…2019-12-19T19:02:54+00:00

Did you see anything suspicious?

Very sadly we have seen some vandalism to one of our newly re-built bus shelters sometime over the last few days. The shelter, just outside Conifers School on the A286 was damaged by someone cutting through one of the roof timbers with a saw – clearly not something done in a split second or on a whim. The timber has now been fixed, obviously at a cost to the Parish Council.

If you have seen anyone acting suspiciously around this or any of the other bus shelters recently please get in touch with us on parishclerk@easebourne.org. If you see anyone in the future who you think could be causing damage to a shelter please report it immediately to the Police by calling 101.

 

Did you see anything suspicious?2019-12-18T18:17:47+00:00