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60 bags of green waste!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers and 5 Easebourne villagers worked their socks off this morning, Saturday 17th October and shovelled up over 60 large bags of green waste from the footpath heading north from Budgenor Lodge. An amazing volume of waste when it’s not exactly a relaxing location to be working. It’s scary the speed that people still drive past at when they can see people wearing hi-vis and working right on the side of the road 🙁

The photos show the difference in the width of the path!

The team also strimmed and mowed the grass areas at the Hollist Lane junction and also cleared green waste from the 1st section of High Path. A fantastic team effort by a relatively few people.

It would still be amazing if more villagers could step up and give just a few hours of their time to be part of this important collaboration. Without the help of the Green Volunteers none of this work would be taking place as CDC simply do not have the resources. The same people volunteer week after week so just a few new faces would give those a break and we can still keep up with the work! Come on, it’s fun, active, Covid-secure and gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside!

The team are out and about every Saturday and Tuesday – check the website for details of where they are or email parishclerk@easebourne.org. Thank you.

60 bags of green waste!2020-10-17T18:03:18+01:00

A park with a view

Those of you who have recently visited Easebourne Park will have seen that the Parish Council has now had the giant conifers removed from the bottom corner. We hope you agree it has opened up the view beautifully. It’s also created more light for allotment holders closest to that corner of the park.
Local tree surgery experts, Arborlec Services Ltd have done a great job felling the trees and clearing up with minimal damage to the grass surface. Several substantial stumps have been left as we look into commissioning nature sculptures.
Now that this corner of the Park has been opened up we’re looking into creating a “Carbon Corner”. The idea is that any resident wishing to offset their carbon emissions, say due to their flight activity, can donate funds towards the creation of a small orchard, with fruit trees more appropriate to this part of Sussex. Indeed, we’ve already received our first generous donation.   If you want to donate to Carbon Corner please contact the Clerk at parishclerk@easebourne.org. 
A park with a view2020-10-01T19:16:04+01:00

Who should be the next Easebourne Star?

We launched the Easebourne Parish Community Star Awards in July. Our first worthy winner was Stephanie Goodfellow for her work as part of the Midhurst Angels.

We’re now looking for our next Easebourne Star and are asking for nominations.

The rules are simple. Anyone being nominated must be a resident of Easebourne parish and either have been consistently doing wonderful things for the community over a long period of time or have stepped up to do something exceptional in the last three months.

If you want to put someone forward let us know by Friday 9 October. Simply send an email to parishclerk@easebourne.org with the following information:

– their name
– why you are nominating them (what have they done)
– what makes them so exceptional
– your name and contact details
We’ll announce the winner at the end of October.
Who should be the next Easebourne Star?2020-09-30T19:06:17+01:00

Green Volunteers are at it again!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers were in the village again this Saturday, tidying along the bridge between Midhurst and Easebourne and continuing up Dodsley Lane and Easebourne Lane. In particular the overgrown brambles behind the wall near the roundabout received a harsh cut back! We hope you agree it’s a huge improvement!

Remember to keep an eye on their schedule of activity and please feel free to join any of the future sessions, in Midhurst or Easebourne.

Midhurst Green Volunteers Q4 2020

Green Volunteers are at it again!2020-09-27T18:48:19+01:00

Scooter track construction begins 29th/30th September

Further to our recent announcement, we can now confirm that construction of the Scooter track in Easebourne Park is scheduled to begin this week, on Tuesday 29th or Wednesday 30th September. It’s expected to take just 1 week, although the schedule could be subject to change if the weather turns.
As well as being a fun place to play for the under 12’s, the track will also have educational road markings. It will be made with a green slip-proof surface in tarmac for durability. The multi-route design will have a few gentle undulations and a mini roundabout for interest.
A local business, Playsafe Playgrounds, who have created much of the Parks current play equipment will be carrying out the work.
We expect disruption will be minimal, but please be aware that vehicles and equipment will be accessing the Park over this time and keep clear of the area where the work is taking place. The contractor will be avoiding any vehicle movements to and from the Park during school drop off and collection times.
If you have any queries please contact our Parish Clerk on parishclerk@easebourne.org 
Scooter track construction begins 29th/30th September2020-09-27T18:27:25+01:00

Green Volunteers are back!

The Green Volunteers will be back in our neck of the woods this Saturday, 26th September from 8am until 10am, working on North Mill Bridge and into Dodsley Lane.

Meet just near MRC, as usual, all equipment provided, just bring along a pair of gloves and your enthusiasm!

Green Volunteers are back!2020-09-23T19:23:48+01:00

Good turnout for Easebourne Litter Pick

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Easebourne Litter Pick on a sunny Saturday 19 September.
Volunteers spread out across the village to do a great tidy up.  Thanks, too, to Chichester Contract Services who’ve already removed the bags of rubbish we collected.
If you want to get involved in volunteering projects around the Parish please contact our Parish Clerk at parishclerk@easebourne.org or Friends of Easebourne Parish (FREP) at caromilne@hotmail.com.
Good turnout for Easebourne Litter Pick2020-09-21T18:32:02+01:00

Green light for under 12’s scooter track in Easebourne Park

We’re delighted that approval has been given for a scooter track alongside the path between the play area and the Pond. We expect construction to take place during October.
As well as being a fun place to play for the under 12’s, the track will also have educational road markings. It will be made with a green slip-proof surface in tarmac for durability. The multi-route design will have a few gentle undulations and a mini roundabout for interest.
A local business, Playsafe Playgrounds, has been contracted to do the work.
When we designed Easebourne Park it was always the intention of the Parish Council to have a scooter track. Only now have we had the funding thanks to a Community Infrastructure Levy grant (CIL funding) from South Downs National Park Authority.
We look forward to sharing photographs in due course; in the meantime, take a look at the design images. We hope you agree it will be a fantastic addition to the play park.
Green light for under 12’s scooter track in Easebourne Park2020-09-19T17:33:22+01:00

Latest Green Volunteers Schedule

The latest schedule for the Midhurst Green volunteers is now available, showing dates and locations until the end of the year. There are lots of dates programmed in for Easebourne so please show your support and join some of these sessions to help smarten up YOUR Parish.

The team are a friendly bunch, all equipment is provided, social distancing is adhered to and all you need to do is bring your own gardening gloves!

Yesterday, Saturday 12th Sept we managed to increase our village volunteers from 2 to 3 – a great effort – but we were still seriously outnumbered by Midhurst volunteers, with an amazing 8 residents turning out to help US. Please consider joining this important work in our Parish, or if you can’t help, please spread the word and do your bit to encourage those who can.

Midhurst Green Volunteers Q4 2020

Latest Green Volunteers Schedule2020-09-13T09:54:51+01:00

Tree felling in Easebourne Park Monday 21st September

The big feral conifers at the far corner of Easebourne Park, separating the park from the cemetery and the allotments, are being felled and removed week commencing 21 September. This long-planned work has been coordinated with the County Council, South Downs National Park, Cowdray, St Mary’s Church and the allotment authorities. It will open up the vista and create more light for Park users, Birthday House residents and many allotment holders.
We’re hoping to have several of the larger stumps left 10 feet above the ground for future carving. In time, the conifers will be replaced with native trees, plans for which we will share in future.
The park and play area will continue to be open for people to use away from the area of works. The contractors will be on site for a week.
Tree felling in Easebourne Park Monday 21st September2020-09-13T08:38:38+01:00
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