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Community Speedwatch – we need your help!

It’s been a while since we have been able to schedule any Community Speedwatch sessions, partly due to the availability of a Speedgun and partly due to a lack of volunteers. Although the electronic Vehicle Activated Signs and new Speed Camera signage continue to improve drivers awareness of the 30mph zone, we would like to re-launch the Community Speedwatch programme to reduce speed through the village even more.

We now have easy access to a Speedgun and longer, warmer days, so all we now need are VOLUNTEERS! Sessions are no more than an hour, always involve 2 volunteers and are surprisingly rewarding. Motorists logged speeding are automatically issued with warning letters from the Police and contrary to what you might expect, people are more likely to stop and thank you than do anything else!

So if you can spare a couple of hours a month and would like to make a real difference to road safety in the village, please get in touch with our Parish Clerk for more information on 07342 166188 or email parishclerk@easebourne.org. Thank you.

Community Speedwatch – we need your help!2019-04-28T10:49:31+01:00

Park path update

After a few weeks of use and varied weather conditions, we are continuing to evaluate the trial path surfaces and will shortly be adding a 4th option. A huge thank you to everyone who pledged their support for the project via the Crowdfunding campaign. With the funding in place we hope to be in a position to agree the preferred material and appoint a contractor later this month.

Park path update2019-04-06T11:05:10+01:00

Park Pond Fence completed!

The pond fence has now been fitted with stock wire and a locked gate. A key is being held at the School reception and also by the Parish Council, should anyone require access. A big thank you to local contractor W L West & Sons for a great job!

Park Pond Fence completed!2019-04-01T19:54:50+01:00

New handrail installed

Darren Rolfe from West Sussex County Council along with 2 of his volunteer team have today installed a very sturdy handrail alongside the recently construction steps leading from the car park to the Park. A massive thank you to Darren and the team for helping us with another project for the Park! Darren and the team will be building a brand new bus shelter on the A286 opposite Kings Drive for us next week.

New handrail installed2019-02-28T16:17:06+01:00

Work taking place in Easebourne Park

Various works will be taking place in Easebourne Park over the next few days. On Wednesday 27th a team of volunteers from West Sussex County Council will be installing a handrail for us alongside the recently created steps, leading from the car park to the Park, close to the slide.

Then on Friday 1st March work will be taking place around the drainage pond in Easebourne Park to prepare it for the perimeter planting. At the same time a team of volunteers will be planting an additional 200 wild heathers in the 2 borders close to the bottom of the main footpath slope. If you have time on Friday to help with the planting, please get in touch with our Parish Clerk!

Finally, we will be trialling alternative types of stone on 2 short lengths of the path as part of our process to evaluate a longer term surface that will hopefully then be installed if our Crowdfunding campaign is successful. With only just over a month to go on the campaign, we really need you help to make the path upgrade a reality – details of how you can pledge are on the link above.

Work taking place in Easebourne Park2019-02-26T17:28:01+01:00

Crowdfunding campaign now accepting cheques!

Great news! You can now show your support for our Crowdfunding campaign with a cheque if you’d prefer not to use the Spacehive site and enter your bank details or use PayPal.

To help us upgrade the Park path to make it suitable for all, please pledge whatever you can. Cheques will be held securely until we know if our target has been reached and will only then be banked. Cheques should be payable to Easebourne Parish Council and posted to:

The Parish Clerk, Easebourne Parish Council, 1 Pennicott Road, Bersted, West Sussex PO21 5AY

Please include your name and address in case we have to return your cheque should we not reach our target. Thank you!

Crowdfunding campaign now accepting cheques!2019-02-14T17:50:03+01:00

Friends of Easebourne Park is launched!

Easebourne Park Needs YOU!

Easebourne Parish Council has agreed to the formation of a volunteer organisation to be called the “Friends of Easebourne Park” (FrEP).  This group has been created with 3-fold aims:

  1. To fundraise on behalf of Easebourne Park.
  2. To seek volunteers willing to join FrEP and work to support and develop the Park.
  3. To gather input from local people and representative groups so that the Park may best serve the local community.

All funds raised to be exclusively spent on the Park by FrEP. A FrEP constitution has been created and this requires 4/5 committee members as follows: Chairman; Vice Chairman (to be a EPC councillor); Treasurer, and finally; Secretary/Membership Secretary (could be split). It is really hoped that Easebourne Parishioners will volunteer to fill these committee posts.  The work involved will be slight and the FrEP committee is to meet 4 times a year.

However, if you do not wish to serve on the FrEP committee, but would wish to indicate your support for the Park and would like to be involved in its future development, just join and become a member of FrEP.  Membership is free to all Easebourne Parishioners.

To volunteer for a committee post, see a copy of the FrEP Constitution, or to simply become a member of FrEP, please contact the Parish Clerk on Parishclerk@easebourne.org or call 07342 166 188

Let’s keep developing this wonderful community space and play park together

Friends of Easebourne Park is launched!2019-01-25T15:42:44+01:00

Parish Newsletter now being distributed

The first Parish newsletter of the year is now being distributed and we thought it was a good opportunity to review everything that has happened in the last year together with highlighting what we will focus on in 2019. We hope you find it informative and a useful summary of the activities of your Parish Council. If you have any comments then we’re always happy to hear them!

Parish Newsletter now being distributed2019-01-24T19:07:42+01:00

Easebourne Park Crowdfunding Initiative Launched!

A new Crowdfunding initiative for Easebourne Park has been launched to raise funds to upgrade the paths around the Park enabling easier access to all areas for buggies, cycles and wheelchairs. Combined with an existing volunteering project to improve access on foot from the eastern Wheelbarrow Castle entrance, this initiative will help provide a much safer way to access the Primary School on foot. 

During phase 1 of Easebourne Park, the paths were constructed in such a way that upgrading would be possible once sufficient funds were available. Since it’s completion in September 2018 the Park has proved to be a great success with large numbers of the community using it ever since.

Crowdfunding is the new way in which we as a Parish Council can try to access funds from the West Sussex County Council Community Initiative Fund. Projects must show that they have community buy-in in the form of likes, comments and most importantly, pledges to our crowdfunding campaign. This is why we are seeking as many pledges as possible (from as little as £2 upwards) from individuals and businesses within the Parish and surrounding areas to show that this project has the backing and support of the local community. 

You can make a pledge to our project by following this link: www.spacehive.com/easebourne-park-inclusive-access-project and clicking ‘Back this project’. The more pledges we receive, the more likely we will be to secure additional funding from West Sussex County Council. If you’re not familiar with the concept of Crowdfunding, your pledge will only be claimed as and when we reach our fundraising target! So please help us achieve this key element of Phase 2 of Easebourne Park by pledging just £2 (or more!) and spreading the word among your friends, families, neighbours and colleagues. Thank you!  

Easebourne Park Crowdfunding Initiative Launched!2019-01-10T18:07:24+01:00