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Jubilee Celebration – Saturday 4th June

Easebourne Parish Council, working in partnership with Midhurst Town Council and the Cowdray Estate, are delighted to be part of a Jubilee celebration for residents on Saturday 4th June, to mark the momentous moment in our history with Her Majesty The Queen reaching the milestone of a 70 year reign and celebrating her Platinum Jubilee.

Join us on Saturday 4th June in front of the historic Cowdray Ruins for an afternoon of fantastic entertainment from local singers, choirs, dance troupes, magicians and bands.

There will also be a fantastic range of British food and drink to purchase from a range of local businesses, fairground rides, face painting and craft activities for the children and a range of artisan stalls to explore.

Parking will not be available on site, North Street Car Park is a short distance from the site along the Causeway. If you are a blue badge holder please email eventsofficer@midhurst-tc.gov.uk and we shall try and arrange allocated parking.

Jubilee Celebration – Saturday 4th June2022-05-20T18:20:55+01:00

Queen’s Jubilee Beacon Lighting Event

We are proud to be part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated  Activities on June 2, 2022 


Easebourne Parish Council has been working with Midhurst Town Council and plans to light a Beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of  Thursday, June 2, 2022. 

The Beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend. 

The Beacon will be lit at St Ann’s Hill, and it will be one of over 2,022 lit by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK.  

In addition, beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening. This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ’Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes. 


Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Beacons said; “ Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth  They will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events. 

“ For the first time, town criers, pipers, buglets and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way. It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting, which will highlight both the diversity and unity of the nation and the Commonwealth. The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.” 

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated  Activities have been conceived and organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek and his dedicated team. 

The exact timings for the event will be issued nearer the date.

For more information please contact JESS BROWN-FULLER by emailing eventsofficer@midhurst-tc.gov.uk


Queen’s Jubilee Beacon Lighting Event2022-05-20T14:29:44+01:00

Queens Jubilee – 2nd to 5th June 2022

Plans are developing for the Queens Jubilee events on St Ann’s Hill and in front of the Cowdray Ruins.

The evening of Thursday 2nd sees the lighting of a beacon on St Ann’s Hill followed by an afternoon of food and entertainment in front of Cowdray ruins on the 4th June.

Further information will be available in the coming weeks, but for now save the dates!

Queens Jubilee – 2nd to 5th June 20222022-05-12T16:59:26+01:00

Annual Parish Meeting – 25th May 7.30pm

The Annual Parish Meeting, hosted by the Parish Council, will take place on the 25th May 2022 at Easebourne Primary School from 7.30 to 8.30pm.

Information about past projects, ongoing activities and future plans will be on display and your Parish Councillors will be on hand to discuss any issues, questions or ideas you may have regarding your community. Refreshments will be available.

If you have any questions ahead of the meeting please contact our Parish Clerk.

Annual Parish Meeting – 25th May 7.30pm2022-05-24T19:42:49+01:00

Resubmission of Planning Application SDNP/21/04042/FUL – Old Easebourne Primary School, Easebourne

Metis Homes have now submitted updated plans for application SDNP/21/04042/FUL,  the old Easebourne Primary School, Easebourne Street.

The Parish Council’s Planning Committee will meet on Wednesday 1st June at 7.30pm 2022 to discuss this application at Easebourne CE Primary School on Wheelbarrow Castle, Easebourne.

The Parish Council is a ‘Statutory Consultee’, which means that its comments are sought for all applications within its geographical area, along with other organisations such as the Highways Authority, West Sussex County Council or the Environment Agency or Natural England or utilities providers etc.  Members of the public are also welcome to submit comments.  All comments are published on the South Downs National Park website.

If you have any comments you wish to make to the Parish Council, regarding this application you may do so by emailing the Clerk – parishclerk@easebourne.org or writing to the Clerk – Parish Clerk, 1 Pennicott Road, Bersted, West Sussex, PO21 5AY.  The Parish Council has secured permission to submit comments following the meeting.

As explained above you may also submit your comments directly to South Downs National Park Authority by 31st May 2022, via their website or by writing to them at their address in North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH.  The Planning Committee of the National Park, has responsibility for determining the outcome of the application.

Resubmission of Planning Application SDNP/21/04042/FUL – Old Easebourne Primary School, Easebourne2022-05-12T16:48:04+01:00

Parish Design Statement consultation begins 5th April 2022

UPDATE – Please note the consultation period has now been extended until the 31st May 2022.

The consultation for the Easebourne Parish Design Statement officially begins on Tuesday 5th April and lasts until the 17th May.

This is a document created by a dedicated team of Parish volunteers over several years and it is now proposed to be adopted by the South Downs National Park Authority as a Supplementary Planning Document.

The document will, when adopted, provide design guidance for development in the Parish and will supplement the saved policies from the adopted South Downs Local Plan.

During the consultation the document can be view via the link below and also during normal opening hours at the South Downs Centre in North Street.

Easebourne PDS consultation poster

The document is also available on the SDNPA website under ‘current consultations’ – https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/planningpolicy/neighbourhood-planning/village-design-statements/

Comments can be made by emailing planningpolicy@southdowns.gov.uk or by post to:

Planning Policy, South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst GU29 9DH

Parish Design Statement consultation begins 5th April 20222022-05-12T16:33:00+01:00

Latest Green Volunteers schedule

The latest schedule of works is now available for the team of Green Volunteers who, along with the Friends of Easebourne Parish, work tirelessly to keep our village tidy and looking it’s best.

The MGV meet every Tuesday and Saturday morning, and the link below will tell you where they’ll be next. Please consider joining them for an hour to lend a hand. There’s no long term commitment to join every week, but we’d always appreciate some extra help.

Programme 2022 – Midhurst Green Volunteers

Latest Green Volunteers schedule2022-03-23T11:20:39+00:00

Homes for Ukraine

We know that many people want to help those who are fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

As many of you will know, the Government has now launched the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme. This programme allows individuals, charities, community groups and businesses across the UK to offer a room or home rent-free to Ukrainians escaping the war, regardless of whether they have ties to the country. Those who are interested can nominate a Ukrainian individual or family to stay with them for at least six months. Sponsored Ukrainians will be granted three years’ leave to remain in the UK, and will be able to work, claim benefits and access public services during this period. People offering accommodation will receive an optional payment of £350 a month. You can find more about the scheme here: Homes for Ukraine – Homes for Ukraine – Local Sponsorship Scheme for Ukraine (campaign.gov.uk)

Chichester District Council have also created a web page, which lists the many ways people can help. You can find this here: Supporting Ukraine refugees: Chichester District Council We will also share this information on our Facebook page so please do share our posts if you have a social media account, so that as many local people as possible are aware of the various ways that they can offer their support.

Homes for Ukraine2022-03-18T16:04:53+00:00

Meeting date change

March Parish Council Meeting – Date change 

Please note that unfortunately we have had to postpone the next Parish Council Meeting, due to take place on the 9th March, until the 16th March. Please accept the apologies of the Parish Council if you were intending to join the meeting.

Meeting date change2022-03-08T12:31:37+00:00

Save the Date!

Save The Dates
Easebourne Parish Council, Midhurst Town Council and the Cowdry Estate are collaborating for this year’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations and are pleased to invite you to save the following dates in your diary;
Thursday 2nd June 2022 @ 9pm – Official Beacon Lighting Ceremony atop St Ann’s Hill.
Saturday 4th June 2022 @ 12pm – Queens Jubilee Celebration in front of Cowdray Ruins.
Communities are also encouraged to have street parties on Sunday 5th June in their local roads and residences – if you need support in applying for road closures for this, please contact our Parish Clerk who will be happy to assist.
We’ll be announcing more details of the event on the 4th in the near future and look forward to marking this momentous occasion in British history!
Save the Date!2022-03-03T18:12:02+00:00