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Public consultation launches for 3 development sites

Metis Homes is inviting the local community to view and comment on its emerging planning proposals for three allocated development sites in Easebourne as part of an online public consultation.

The public consultation provides more information on Metis Homes’ plans for land at Cowdray Works Yard, land at Egmont Road and the Former Primary School, all of which have been allocated for development in the adopted South Downs Local Plan.

The proposals would see the three sites developed in accordance with the relevant Local Plan policies to deliver a series of up to 20 bespoke residential properties on each site and to make provision for an element of commercial development on the Cowdray Works Yard site.

The online public consultation will run from today, Friday 16th April until Friday 30th April 2021 and can be accessed via the project’s dedicated website, www.easebourne.consultationonline.co.uk, where feedback can also be submitted. This site also includes details of potential timelines for the next stages of evaluating feedback, submitting full planning applications and target start dates for development.

If you have any questions, or wish for a hard copy of the consultation materials to be sent to your address, you can contact Metis Homes’ consultants (BECG) on 0800 298 7040 or email feedback@consultation-online.co.uk.

Public consultation launches for 3 development sites2021-04-16T08:13:09+01:00

Easebourne Park Anti-Social Behaviour vandalism – Friday 19 March 2021

Many parishioners will be aware of a rather unpleasant incident in Easebourne Park during the evening hours of Friday 19th and early hours of Sat 20th March, from reading social media and main-line press articles.

The event. From about 9PM onwards, a group of up to 30 youths gathered in the Park, centred upon The Roundhouse, and in clear contravention of C-19 laws. Members of this very noisy gathering upended a large charity clothes bank container, forced the door and threw the clothes all over the car-park and the Park. Four 4–5-year-old trees, which had been nurtured by volunteers for the past 3 years, were destroyed or severely damaged. One of the metal litter bins was repeatedly kicked, and badly damaged. Broken glass from spirit bottles and much other drinking-related litter left around children’s play equipment. Finally, some had chosen to urinate over several pieces of play equipment.  When approached by a local parent, concerned about the anti-social noise and C-19 defiant gathering of so many, some of the group hurled aggressive abuse and displayed overt hostility. The police were called several times by residents and later attended when operational priorities allowed.

The immediate local response. Early on Saturday morning a group of volunteers, socially distanced, cleared up the broken glass (before the Park was used by children), cleared up the rubbish, washed down the play equipment and righted the charity clothes-gathering container and replaced the clothes. It was no small effort. The police were informed and a crime number obtained, the local Trading Standards team consulted about possible underage sale of alcohol to youths (supermarket carrier bags seen carrying heavy loads to the Park and empty supermarket vodka bottles smashed on-site) and Paul Thompson, Director of Welfare, Midhurst Rother College has been informed. The local press helpfully ran a story about the communities’ disgust at the behaviour of these destructive and disrespectful youths, on Monday 22 March.

The future?  The CCTV system has now been enhanced to enable instant access, existing security patrols by Protec have been stepped up.  The Neighbourhood Youth Police Officer, PC Dave Phillips is gathering evidence and is liaising with MRC. Physical Police patrols by Chichester Police will continue. Additionally, the Cowdray Estate has very kindly offered to involve its security team with regular patrols. A WhatsApp group of concerned local residents has also been formed, Easebourne Park Watch, to help with seeking solutions to prevent a repeat occurrence. Very generously, Aylings Garden Centre has offered to replace the damaged trees, for which we are all very grateful.

If anybody has any information pertaining to this incident and/or to report any future anti-social behaviour observed in Easebourne Park, please ring one of the following Numbers:

  • Chichester Police, 101 or in an emergency, 999.
  • PC Dave Phillips, Neighbourhood Youth Officer, 07776 490067.
  • Protec Security, 07795 203248.
  • Cowdray Security Team, 07730 096270.
  • Clerk to Easebourne Parish Council, 07342 166188.
  • Paul Thompson, Director of Welfare, MRC, via 01730 812451.
Easebourne Park Anti-Social Behaviour vandalism – Friday 19 March 20212021-03-28T18:45:56+01:00

Join the Green Volunteers this Saturday 27th March

The Green Volunteers are back in the village again this coming Saturday, 27th March – this time working from Egmont Road, south along Dodsley Lane clearing the paths heading towards the Midhurst roundabout.

Last week the team carried out a massive cut back and tidy up of the path north from Egmont Road, heading to the pedestrian crossing – over 2 tonnes of waste was cleared and with only 10 volunteers – AMAZING!

As always, volunteers will be given tasks that enable social distancing to be followed, please bring your own gloves but all other equipment will be provided. For this session we will be meeting on the corner of Egmont Road and Dodsley Lane from 8am on Saturday. The session will usually finish by 10.30am.

Please come along and lend a hand if you can.. many hands make light work.. but if you can’t lend a hand then the team always appreciate a cheerful hello and maybe a cake at the end of the session!

Join the Green Volunteers this Saturday 27th March2021-03-25T20:05:17+00:00

Join the Green Volunteers this Saturday 27th February

The Green Volunteers are back in the village again this coming Saturday, 27th February – this time working from Budgenor Lodge and clearing the paths heading both north and south from there.

Last week the team cleared leaves and cut back overgrown vegetation along High Path, from the bottom of Hollist Lane to Dodsley Grove.

As always, volunteers will be given tasks that enable social distancing to be followed, please bring your own gloves but all other equipment will be provided. For this session we will be meeting at the entrance to Budgenor Lodge from 8am on Saturday. The session will usually finish by 10.30am.

Please come along and lend a hand if you can.. many hands make light work.. but if you can’t lend a hand then the team always appreciate a cheerful hello and maybe a cake at the end of the session!

Join the Green Volunteers this Saturday 27th February2021-02-25T17:41:03+00:00

The Green Volunteers are BACK!

The Green Volunteers will return to the village this coming Saturday, 20th February to carry out a tidy up of the upper section of High Path.

They have been taking a break during the current lockdown but keeping a very close eye on the local stats and feel that the time is right to start their sessions again. The Government advice for the current lockdown didn’t actually prevent Volunteer Groups from continuing their work, but it was felt that taking some time off was the responsible thing to do.

As always, volunteers will be given tasks that enable social distancing to be followed, please bring your own gloves but all other equipment will be provided. For this first session of 2021 we will be meeting on the corner of Hollist Lane and Crossways, from 8.30am on Saturday. The session will usually finish by 10.30am.

Please come along and lend a hand if you can.. many hands make light work!

The Green Volunteers are BACK!2021-02-16T19:57:01+00:00

Do you have an old laptop you could donate?

If you have an old laptop that you no longer want there’s now a perfect way to bring it back into life. Easebourne Primary School are looking for extra laptops or notepads that can be donated to the school to assist children with their home schooling.

You can wipe the device yourself or the school has a visiting technician who can do that on your behalf.

For further information please contact the school directly by emailing office@easebourne.w-sussex.sch.uk 

Do you have an old laptop you could donate?2021-01-24T11:00:41+00:00

Frosty Park

We wanted to share this fantastic early morning photo of The Roundhouse in Easebourne Park sent to us by a resident this week.

If you capture any great photos around the Parish, please email them in and we’ll upload the best for others to enjoy!

Thanks to Emma for this one!

Frosty Park2021-01-22T18:09:33+00:00

Reporting Potholes and more on Love West Sussex

It’s definitely pothole season at the moment but did you know it’s really easy to report a pothole or many other highways related problems to West Sussex County Council including overgrown verges, signage issues or general winter maintenance problems?

Simply visit https://love.westsussex.gov.uk/reports/add and complete the details. You can also use this to see if a problem that you spot has already been reported.

Please don’t wait for someone else to report a pothole or a problem you think needs attending too.

Reporting Potholes and more on Love West Sussex2021-01-21T14:47:08+00:00

Can you help with local Vaccination plans?

The Midhurst Angels are now pulling together a plan that will see a small army of volunteers taking part in the Vaccination programme, providing assistance to people arriving at the centre and making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

Once up and running this could be a 7 day a week operation so we need a lot of pairs of hands. If you think you can help or have any questions regarding what would be expected, please get in touch by emailing midhurstangels@outlook.com

You can also find them on Facebook and for latest news visit www.midhurstangels.co.uk

 

Can you help with local Vaccination plans?2021-01-10T19:17:04+00:00

Tree carvings

If you’ve been taking your daily exercise in Easebourne Park recently you may have noticed our tree carvings have started to appear! Local Chainsaw sculptor Nathan Blatherwick is turning the conifer stumps into an impressive corner of carved animals, toadstools and an amazing tree trunk house!

Nathan will be continuing to create his chainsaw masterpieces over the coming weeks.

 

Tree carvings2021-01-10T11:01:55+00:00
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